DIRECTV HD Channel Anticipation (Official Q3-17 Thread)

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  1. Sep 6, 2017 #221 of 316
    twiseguy

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    What about FSNOhio/Cinci?
    Been around before there ever was Sportsnet Rocky Mtn. West and so many other RSN`s.
     
  2. Sep 6, 2017 #222 of 316
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    I think the deal is that it is due to the NHL's expansion to Las Vegas. The Vegas Knights' territory will be all of Nevada, Utah, Wyoming, Idaho, and Montana, along with small parts of California and Arizona. So the channel would be the Knights, Jazz and Rockies, with the Rockies blacked out in Nevada.
     
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    ejbvt

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    That makes sense, I forgot about the Knights. And I was wrong, it's not the current Root RM, they've already changed names. It's Root NW that's still Root, even though the logos for the ATT RSNs have no logos but the Root NW has the ATT RSN logo. Go figure.
     
  4. Sep 6, 2017 #224 of 316
    SamC

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    On my system, the AT&T logos have not updated. The remaining "ROOT" has the old logo. The AT&Ts just have plain letters.

    And, well, AT&T owns these. Why would you not have this up and running day one?
     
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    ejbvt

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    I am using the new interface so some of the logos are a little different. None of the ATT RSNs have the ATT Sportsnet logo. Root NW has the ATT Sportsnet logo. The new NBC RSNs in CA don't have logos but the Bay Area alternates still have the CSN logo and the alternate for NBCSN CA has the NBCSN BA logo.
     
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    RFD(345),(346)BBC WORLD NEWS.


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  7. Sep 6, 2017 #227 of 316
    boukengreen

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    Was One America News always in HD because i just now noticed it
     
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    Good question... I was sure it was in SD...
     
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    KyL416

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    It's been in HD since the day it was added back in April.
     
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    Wrong again. :(
     
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    I know...it’s getting old, and what’s worse...I’m forgetting the HD we do have! :)

    A lot of channels in test, when will they go live?!?
     
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    jle1639

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    KY when will these test channel go live?
     
  13. Sep 7, 2017 #233 of 316
    ejbvt

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    Just to revisit history...

    Things can be in test a while, or as little as a few days. One time, a bunch of HD channels went into test, and all but one (ion) went live a week later and ion went live weeks later.
    Things can disappear from test (Pac 12, EWTN Espanol) and never be seen again.
    No one knows when they will go live. Could be tomorrow. Could be next week. They could come all at once or one at a time. They could never come. USUALLY it's a week or so, but there is no set standard.
     
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    ejbvt

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    346 BBC World News is already HD....
     
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    Since the data is only captured once a week, there's no way to be sure that a test channel hasn't been in test for just under seven days when the data was grabbed, five days, two days, or only an hour. So even if there was a set standard of exactly x days in test before going live, which there is not, you couldn't know for sure when it will go live.

    For all the complaining people do about "when was the last time they added a channel in HD" or "why isn't X in HD yet" you'd think the excitement over having several channels go into test on consecutive weeks would be enough to keep them happy. Guess not! :rolleyes:
     
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    The fact that this data gets captured at all is very cool!

    I’m very excited with the upcoming additions! Anticipation on high :D
     
  17. Sep 7, 2017 #237 of 316
    jle1639

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    Very anxious for these channels to come lite up.
     
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    I noticed on of the info networks has been greyed out, GetIt channel 236. Are they making room for another new HD channel?
     
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    No. And those are SD channels, getting rid of them wouldn't free up space for HD anyway.

    And as been mentioned before there is no mythical bandwidth crunch limiting what they can add, two of the latest channels in test are coming from the newly freed up space after the recent swaps.
     
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    AT&T SportsNet Rocky Mountain West is going live on Friday

    FXM, AHC and Discovery Family are going live on 9/28

    Don't have a date for RFD and Outdoor yet
     
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