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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. djzack67

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    This was my 1st love of wanted BBCA in HD way back When
     
  2. bobnielsen

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    It's a shame that this channel isn't on one of the 99/101/110 satellites. Most of the programming is in English and the nightly international mysteries have subtitles. I can receive it OTA on a subchannel which has poorer resolution than Directv SD (if that is possible). It's SD, so shouldn't take up much bandwidth with MPEG4 compression.
     
  3. yosoyellobo

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    Doctor Who?:)
     
  4. tonyd79

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    Don't anyone answer. It would mean the end of the universe!
     
  5. yosoyellobo

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    Did not know that.
     
  6. mreposter

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    to paraphrase:
    He's not just a doctor... He's THE Doctor! The definite article, you might say.
     
  7. bobnielsen

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    I not going to answer but changed my avatar, which might offer a hint.
     
  8. tonyd79

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    Whovians popup all over. And all ever.
     
  9. yosoyellobo

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    Never could get into Doctor Who, but love Torchwood which I saw in HD at my niece house. Will give Doctor a second look.
     
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    Yes great idea! Thx
     
  11. Laxguy

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    That was done earlier today: LINK
    (Joe Spears)

     
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    From twitter...@ESPN_Pac12blog: "Pac-12 Network's Gary Stevenson said he doesn't expect to have deals with satellite carriers in advance of Aug. 15 launch.
     
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    Yeah just saw that thx!
     
  14. jdspencer

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    I also welcome The Doctor.

    I would also welcome some of the original 1960's episodes.
    It's fun to watch the bad acting and camera work.
    I'm sure some of the B/W episodes would look pretty good in HD.
    Even if only upconverted.

    The first episode "An Unearthly Child" was interesting because it shows the beginning.
     
  15. Billzebub

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    I haven't checked lately but it used to be avaliable on Netflix.
     
  16. tonyd79

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    Still are. All but Miracle Day which is still on starz on demand.
     
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    I remember back in the earlier days of Directv when a new channel was gonna be added, you would see it in the guide.
    It would say for example

    305 IONEHD begins 8/15 @ 6am and sometimes it would also air a preview loop of the channel.

    I wish Directv would go back to doing that.
     
  18. JoeTheDragon

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    well that really does not work for a channel adding a HD feed.

    they did do that for MLB network any one have a video of the count down?
     
  19. Laxguy

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    Are there technical obstacles to so doing? (I understand there are a lot of other factors suggesting it's not a good idea to do that today.)
     
  20. Alan Gordon

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    Aah... the good ol' days...

    I still remember when WGN (back when it was WB! programming) was shown in the guide prior to launching. I remember being so happy to get that channel... :(

    They could always do a banner announcing a channel coming 8/15.

    I think DirecTV 7s proved to DirecTV that announcing things in advance isn't the best idea with the mentality of a lot of people out there, though...

    ~Alan
     
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