DIRECTV HD Channel Anticipation (Official Q3-17 Thread)

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  1. Aug 4, 2017 #81 of 316
    mjd180

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    I take back everything I've said about the Starz-Encore channels.

    Absolutely nothing's changed.

    I somehow ended up in "crop" instead of "pillar box" view...
     
  2. Aug 4, 2017 #82 of 316
    AngryManMLS

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    No worries. I was on the phone with DirecTV earlier today setting up getting the new Genie 2 and the rep I was talking to did mention as we were discussing channels in HD that several Starz Encore channels are being upgraded to HD in the next month or so.
     
  3. Aug 4, 2017 #83 of 316
    APB101

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    I’m sure, when it comes to linear programming, it would be appreciated to get additions of not-currently-carried IndiePlex, MoviePlex, and RetroPlex all in high definition.
     
  4. Aug 14, 2017 #84 of 316
    CraigerM

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    Any updates about METV and Heroes and Icons channels being added? I know some have said they are sub-channels but I looked them up and they look like they are now national channels in addition to sub-channels. I am wrong about that? Could that be why UVerseTV has METV and Heroes and Icons channels they got them as national channels?
     
  5. Aug 14, 2017 #85 of 316
    JoeTheDragon

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    They are mirrors of the local feeds with local spots and in HD only in some markets?.

    Directv has metv Chicago (sd) as an local channel.
     
  6. Aug 14, 2017 #86 of 316
    ep1974

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    Fortunately, METV has been available here in the NW for a few years now with quite good PQ, IMO. As someone mentioned a few posts back, the rest of the Starz Encore channels will be available in HD soon. Will DT add these or do we have to wait until another contract?
     
  7. Aug 15, 2017 #87 of 316
    Rockaway1836

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    Just noticed tonight that they may have taken the live feed option away. I hope it's just a glitch, but not getting a warm and fuzzy feeling about it.
     
  8. Aug 16, 2017 #88 of 316
    reds1963

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    yes that stinks , thought it was just me having issues , they could add it in hd , and all would be good ..LOL
     
  9. Aug 16, 2017 #89 of 316
    Rockaway1836

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    Well, it must have been a glitch after all. As of this morning it's back. In the interest of keeping this thread on topic, if this keeps coming and going I will start a Roku/Directv issues thread. In the mean time if anyone else wants to start one, feel free.
     
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  10. Aug 17, 2017 #90 of 316
    Jish

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    AHC Live TV option is not playable anymore on my AppleTV - just noticed it this evening. Also, they have "locked" content within the app and "unlocked" content.
     
  11. Aug 17, 2017 #91 of 316
    KyL416

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    If you're seeing any "locked" content, it means you have to logout and sign in again with your DirecTV account again to reauthorize it. As long as you subscribe to a package that has the channel, you shouldn't see any content locked after you relogin.

    I'm watching the live stream right now online here:
    AHC | AHC GO

    It also works on the Android app, which can cast to my TV. I don't have any iOS devices to test though.
     
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  12. Aug 18, 2017 #92 of 316
    Rockaway1836

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    The other day it looked as if most if not all apps with available live feeds via Roku/Directv needed to be reauthorized. Following reauthorizing live feeds were unavailable.

    I don't recall exactly what their on screen message said. But it was something like your Directv account does not allow for this level of service.

    It lasted over night, and service went back to normal in the morning. Outside of having AHC in HD I have found it can be very helpful as a rain fade solution from time to time. Depending of course on which programming I'm watching when the storm hits.

    The other night a strong thunder storm was headed our way. Sat signals were coming and going. I wanted to watch the Mets and Yanks. I didn't bother watching from any receiver. I just went to the MLB app and never missed a beat.
     
  13. Aug 18, 2017 #93 of 316
    I WANT MORE

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    Is there a Roku thread on here?
     
  14. Aug 18, 2017 #94 of 316
    MysteryMan

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    Take your pick......Roku......Roku LT......Roku 4......Which Roku?
     
  15. Aug 18, 2017 #95 of 316
    TheRatPatrol

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    They need to just add the HD feed already. We shouldnt we have to switch to another device in order to watch the HD feed when we're already paying for it on satellite.
     
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  16. Aug 18, 2017 #96 of 316
    Jish

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    I am signed in - when i look at the settings p

    This morning all is back to normal, the live feed no longer has a little red locked key and AHC opened and played as usual - I did not reauthorize anything, last night after I couldn't watch it I exited the AppleTV and went back to the SD broadcast on DirecTV.
     
  17. Aug 18, 2017 #97 of 316
    James Long

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    Is there a SD stream source for AHC or would the only other option be no streaming?
    On demand content is often available in HD for channels carried only in SD.

    Yes, all channels should be in HD (starting with all channels that actually have a HD feed). But at least there is an option.
     
  18. Aug 18, 2017 #98 of 316
    inkahauts

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    Chances are we are not paying for it yet...
     
  19. Aug 21, 2017 #99 of 316
    BLMN

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    Directv enabled NASA HD just for the eclipse, ain't that nice :)
     
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    Thanks for posting this. Hopefully this is a precursor to them having it full time
     
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