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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. Aug 8, 2012 #1581 of 3975
    pablo

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    ION used to show reruns of The Wonder Years. Wonder if they still do, or will again?
     
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    and they'll be future DBSTalk.com members in this forum in which I predict that D* will STILL not full-fill HD needs & wants..and the HD anticipation forums will be around for a LONG TIME !!
     
  3. Aug 8, 2012 #1583 of 3975
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    Yep, watching "*DSJRHD" test feed now and its 720p. Looks good though from what I can tell from animation programs.

    Got *BBCAHD, *IONEHD, and *NGWHD locked in as well. Will report back on them when the nearest recordings I was able to schedule them on start so I can tune to them.

    Still working on *BeINHD Sports. They're being a replacement for GOLTV HD makes digging them up from the hidden program guide data different I guess.
     
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    Is Graham Norton HD? I know he is 16x9.
     
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    If it's worth watching, it deserves to be in HD.
    And if it isn't worth watching, why bother?


    PS - Cheers for BBCA-HD!
     
  6. Aug 8, 2012 #1586 of 3975
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    I have a 2 1/2 girl. She clearly notices the difference when the Curious George episodes are more recent, and in HD, and the older ones, in SD. Using her own words, "george on entire screen" x "smaller, pale george" :)

    I also think getting Disney JR in HD is to rub more salt on Dish Network, who doesn't carry most of the Disney/ESPN channels in HD, with the exception of ESPN, ESPN2, if my memory doesn't fail me.
     
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    He is on BBC. (The real one). I am going to presume that he will be in HD on BBC America as well.

    Actually, I am pretty sure that I caught part of Graham Norton on BBCA at a family member who already has it in HD on TWC.
     
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    Good. I like the show but it is very murky to watch in SD. Too many vibrant colors for crappy SD. Didn't think of it until I was watching this morning.
     
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    People who have to watch Fox Movie Channel in SD have to be furious that Disney Jr goes HD, and they have to wait patiently for DTV.
     
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    I love Graham Norton. As far as talk shows go, although there is a lot of focus on specifically British guests we may not know very well, the concept and setup of the show is so much better and more fun than e.g. Letterman or Leno.

    For starters, they bring everyone out at once and let them mingle/contribute from the beginning instead of focusing on 1 guest at a time. There may be a "primary" guest sitting closest to Graham, but he talks to everyone at the same time.

    And he does get many, many internationally well known guests, including many Americans that come to London to promote a movie or CD. Plus he breaches topics that, even with the bleep-outs, wouldn't even be allowed on the American talk shows.

    Oh, and it is actually a "chat show" of course. :D
     
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    Who's making anyone watch any channel? [As in "have to"]

    And of course, getting furious over anything TV related is a bit OTT, no?
     
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    I'll check, but since I don't really watch BBCA, what show is Graham Norton starring on?

    The nearest time I can tune to the BBCAHD test feed will be at 6:00 PM PDT at the start of the movie Slumdog Millionaire.
     
  13. Aug 8, 2012 #1593 of 3975
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    Great news about the 5 HD additions! We're getting there. Not complaining by any means, but would still like to see H2, HLN, LMN, FMC etc. in HD.
     
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    Bah. There is always going to be someone that is going to be "furious" about a certain addition that isn't THEIR favorite channel. Overall, I think the selection is WELL rounded:

    BBC America: Will attract fans of Science Fiction, Cars, and British Drama.
    NatGeo Wild: Will attract fans of nature programs and animals.
    IONHD: Will attract a wide variety of viewers interested in shows that are being syndicated off from main networks.
    Disney JR: Will attract families with young kids.
    BeIN Sports: Will attract sports fans that like international soccer.

    I'm sure there are going to be people that are going to say.... "but where is my favorite channel" and "this channel sucks, it should be used for MY favorit channel" and the likes.... but I think that this selection of channels can be described as a true FESTIVUS with something for everyone to enjoy.

    Next wishes for me after this: H2 HD, DIY HD and OWN HD.
     
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    The Graham Norton Show, oddly enough.
     
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    Plus we have no idea of the contracts between DirecTV and both Disney and Fox, and the requirements or lack of them as to what is offered to us in HD.

    Marketing-wise, DirecTV is smart to make this move. Disney Jr. is an up and coming channel with rapid viewship growth. As the wise man once said, "It is easier to ride a horse in the direction that it is going."
     
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    Then there certainly has been a lot of backward horse riding at D* for quite some time!!..:lol::lol:
     
  18. Aug 8, 2012 #1598 of 3975
    ep1974

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    I agree with you totally.
     
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    Very Happy to see these new additions, still hoping for H2, & Cooking HD additions, H2 has been my #1 want for awhile now, holding out for the slim hope it gets added by mid-Sept
     
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    Just out of curiosity how are you watching the test feed?
     
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