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DIRECTV HD Channel Anticipation (Official Q3-12 Thread)

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by Mike Bertelson, Jun 29, 2012.

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  1. tonyd79

    tonyd79 Hall Of Fame

    Jul 24, 2006
    Columbia, MD
    I like it!
  2. bobnielsen

    bobnielsen Éminence grise

    Jun 29, 2006
    The early-in-the-season Arizona and Arizona State games are at 7 pm for a good reason. You don't really want to play football when the temperature is >100F.
  3. nmetro

    nmetro Godfather

    Jul 11, 2006
    Now that we have ION East HD, maybe DirecTV can fix an error in channel mapping. Denver, Channel 59 (KPXC), the local ION station, broadcasts the feed from ION East. DirecTV has it mapped to ION West. Maybe the DirecTV programming Gods will see this and make the appropriate correction.
  4. dishrich

    dishrich Hall Of Fame

    Apr 23, 2002
    Are you SURE it's NOT the problem in the listings from Tribune Media Services - where D* gets it's EPG info from? Have you tried going to zap2it.com & checking those listings for your local station, & see if those listings are incorrect as well?

    If they ARE, then you really need to be contacting your local station (1st choice), or contact TMS & have them fix it - which should then fix the D* listings accordingly... ;)
  5. nmetro

    nmetro Godfather

    Jul 11, 2006
    Actually, I looked in the local Denver TV listings and what was airing on ION East HD, and they were the same.

    The Mountain Time zone normally uses the east feeds for pretty much everything. Network shows on ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC, PBS, CW, are usually recorded and delayed one hour; even so called "live" entertainment shows except fro sporting events and specials like the Oscars. Prime time is from 7 PM - 10 PM.
  6. beeper3000

    beeper3000 AllStar

    Mar 3, 2004
  7. Santi360HD

    Santi360HD Icon

    Oct 6, 2008
    New York City
    Thanks for the link..I was under the impression the spanish station was another separate channel. However if it is is just a spanish version of english sports net channel, with LA games...yeah figures it'd be in the Cali area....Good luck TWC getting other rival CABLE providers to sign up..

    It'd be easier for a satellite provider to ink deals (or so one would think)...HISTORY shows that IN NY --> YES Network & SNY weren't embraced by many cable outlets on DAY 1..Same will likely happen in LA..
  8. Billzebub

    Billzebub Godfather

    Jan 1, 2007
    Pittsburgh, PA
    My favorite experience was early Sunday morning football in Honolulu.
  9. coolman302003

    coolman302003 2014 NBA CHAMPIONS!

    Jun 2, 2008
    Looks like your prediction was wrong... :grin: I also see Tribune does not have the HD tags on any of the ION programming that is indeed in HD. My local ION HD OTA via the AM-21N is the same way.
  10. tonyd79

    tonyd79 Hall Of Fame

    Jul 24, 2006
    Columbia, MD
    What's that. Kickoff at 7am?

    That would be cool. Games over by 1pm then out for the day.
  11. Alan Gordon

    Alan Gordon Chancellor

    Jun 7, 2004
    Dawson, Georgia
    As I've stated numerous times in the past, I grew up around a lot of women... so admitting when I'm wrong has never been a fault of mine. I'm surprised, but here we are. :D

    I wonder if the channel switchover will still happen or if it's been cancelled?! :confused:

    Hey... two of my DirecTV SD-LiL channels have HD tags on them. One of them's annoying (independent), and the other (ABC) is just cruel! :(

    HD tags often get added later on. Not a big deal...

  12. mnassour

    mnassour Icon

    Apr 23, 2002
    Indeed, with the second dish you can get live newscasts on MHz from AJE, France24, Euronews, and others. Unfortuantely, I don't think HD is available. Recently MHz switched AJE's newscasts from boxed on all four sides to anamorphic, so you can at least fill the screen with it with minimal degradation by using stretch mode on the receiver. Now, if they'd just do this for the others!

    Channel 2183 is indeed your friend!
  13. michaelruggeri

    michaelruggeri Legend

    Jan 30, 2010
    Can you tell me how you get Mhz worldview on Directv?


  14. Davenlr

    Davenlr Geek til I die

    Sep 16, 2006
    Subscribe to an international package, and add a second dish.
  15. camo

    camo Godfather

    Apr 15, 2010
    This is an anticipation thread , what do you expect? I'm anticipating pac12 network in HD like 10's of thousands.
  16. oldcrooner

    oldcrooner Godfather

    Feb 23, 2004
    Not necessarily...at least the first part. I asked nicely and they installed the second dish for the 90.5 satellite without me subscribing to an international package. Besides MHz, I can see the English language news service from CCTV, China and a Filipino channel "Gem" which is sometimes in English. Unfortunately, channels are over-compressed like they are on the 101 satellite. They are part of the required PI (public interest) channels that Directv is required to carry and I think they are also pretty much required to accomodate you if you request to receive them....at least that's what I've been told.
  17. michaelruggeri

    michaelruggeri Legend

    Jan 30, 2010
    You can get the Mhz network on a Roku Box. Seems less difficult than getting it in Directv. It is free on Roku, and the transmission is in HD.

  18. dishrich

    dishrich Hall Of Fame

    Apr 23, 2002
    Well NOT knowing exactly where they draw THEIR listings from - did you try pulling them up in zap2it.com - just for $hits & giggles?

    Yes, I remember this fondly, from when I used to have all the Denver (6) nets; first on C-band, then for a time on DISH - before they moved them to spot beams. :(
    And from what I found on Lynsat.com - while ION DOES have a dedicated mountain SD network feed, they do NOT have one in HD (yet)...

  19. Mike Bertelson

    Mike Bertelson 6EQUJ5 WOW! Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

    Jan 24, 2007
    Encore Drama is the only other one in HD. I'd like to have it. I've got no idea what Encore's plans are for the the other channels but I'm hopin' they'll be in HD soon or later.

  20. MysteryMan

    MysteryMan Well-Known Member DBSTalk Club

    May 17, 2010
    Per Wikipedia, Encore, Encore Action, and Encore Drama are available in HD.
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