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DIRECTV HD Channel Anticipation (Official Q4-13 Thread)

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by Mike Bertelson, Sep 23, 2013.

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  1. Oct 4, 2013 #41 of 379

    coolman302003 2014 NBA CHAMPIONS!

    Jun 2, 2008
    List of networks with HD VOD content available on DirecTV (Q4-13)

    1218 Golf Channel
    1229 HGTV
    1230 DIY
    1231 Food Network
    1232 Cooking Channel
    1235 Esquire
    1236 E! (limited content available in HD)
    1238 Reelz
    1239 Audience
    1241 Spike
    1249 Comedy Central
    1252 Lifetime
    1253 LMN
    1265 A&E
    1266 BIO
    1267 pivot
    1269 History
    1271 H2
    1277 Travel Channel
    1279 OWN
    1300 Nick
    1304 TV Land
    1327 CMT
    1329 BET
    1331 MTV
    1333 MTV2
    1335 VH1
    1337 VH1 Classic^
    1340 AXS.tv
    1605 Sportsman
    1625 Universal Sports Network (limited content available in HD)
    1885 Nick at Nite

    1501 HBO (content available approximately equal to HBOGO)
    1515 MAX (content available approximately equal to MAXGO)
    1527 STARZ
    1535 ENCORE
    1545 SHOWTIME (content available approximately equal to Showtime Anytime)
    1553 TMC
    1566 HDNet Movies
    1100 MGM*
    1568 Sony Movie Channel
    1570 Smithsonian
    1571 Crime & Investigation
    1572 Palladia
    1573 Shorts

    Seasonal Sports:
    1701 NFL Sunday Ticket

    Networks that previously had HD VOD content available but NO longer do:
    1244 Syfy
    1245 TNT
    1246 truTV
    1264 BBC America
    1272 LOGO
    1292 Disney XD
    1301 Nick Jr.
    1303 TeenNick^

    *They currently have free 1080p HD content available through channel 1100 (although when downloaded it will show 1000), it's quite tedious to find the titles on the DVR but much easier through this link on the D* website.

    Channels in bold are not currently carried in HD as a linear channel on DirecTV
    Channels denoted with ^ currently have not launched a linear HD channel.
  2. Oct 4, 2013 #42 of 379

    JoeTheDragon Hall Of Fame

    Jul 21, 2008
    There is an pivot HD I think att uverse IS the only system to have it.

    Farscape HD on VOD.
  3. Oct 4, 2013 #43 of 379

    KyL416 Hall Of Fame

    Nov 10, 2005
    Tobyhanna, PA
    Pivot has an HD feed
  4. Oct 4, 2013 #44 of 379

    coolman302003 2014 NBA CHAMPIONS!

    Jun 2, 2008
    Thanks I corrected the above post.
  5. Oct 5, 2013 #45 of 379

    APB101 Icon

    Sep 1, 2010
    Pivot is what became of Halogen and Documentary Channel. AT&T U-verse carried Halogen in HD-Only. So, AT&T U-verse retains carriage of Pivot in high definition.
  6. Oct 5, 2013 #46 of 379

    boukengreen Legend

    Sep 22, 2009
    espically during baseball season.

    would also like to see USN, GSN, NASA, CSPAN
  7. Oct 6, 2013 #47 of 379

    cypherx Hall Of Fame

    Aug 27, 2010
    PA - Berks...
    You can watch Pivot HD live on their website after providing a DirecTV or Dish Network login.
    I don't think it's available on the DirecTV ipad app so its a bit fragmented.

    A few good shows on there worth connecting an HDMI cable to a laptop for.
  8. Oct 6, 2013 #48 of 379

    tonyd79 Hall Of Fame

    Jul 24, 2006
    Columbia, MD
    Pivot HD is not live on iPad. The On Demand is in HD ON iPad.
  9. Oct 7, 2013 #49 of 379

    oriolesmagic Member

    Aug 6, 2013
    Pivot HD is found on AT&T U-Verse, also on Cincinnati Bell FiOptics in OH, Time Warner Cable in Dallas, and it is popping up on some of the Charter all-digital systems.

    It is definitely a possibility for DirecTV moving forward.
  10. Oct 7, 2013 #50 of 379

    bjdotson Legend

    Feb 20, 2007
    AJM films in HD but the station that they bought to rebroadcast only has SD, so that would have to change first
  11. Oct 7, 2013 #51 of 379

    ep1974 Legend

    May 22, 2010
    Really have my doubts as to whether any more new HD will be added this quarter. Just my two cents. Hope I'm wrong.
  12. Oct 8, 2013 #52 of 379

    cypherx Hall Of Fame

    Aug 27, 2010
    PA - Berks...
    I got a chance to see that new Esquire channel in HD on a Comcast system. Though the resolution was HD, any kind of motion or in the case of whatever was on, camera flashing, caused intense macro blocking (or should I say micro blocking)... especially noticeable around detailed edges like the channel logo in the lower right corner. Seems bit starved to me. Again still images were clear but introduce any kind of panning motion, flashes, or scene cut aways and it was pretty apparent that YouTube HD video can beat it in terms of quality.

    Could be a Comcast thing, but anyway I like to tune into HD channels we don't get to gauge their quality. GSN HD and PBS Sprout HD looked excellent though. PBS Sprout was playing the bedtime stuff and had pillar bars but they were colorful PBS Sprout. Though certain scenes and commercials filled the screen. Out of all the channels on Comcast that I saw, Esquire HD was the worst.
  13. Oct 8, 2013 #53 of 379

    APB101 Icon

    Sep 1, 2010
    Except GSN HD, those are programming from Comcast/NBCUniversal. How strange not to have seen one from that conglomerate get added after the April 2012 overdue E! Entertainment Television HD!

    Also looking terrific, from those not yet carried in high def by DirecTV, is Discovery Communications' The Hub HD and AMC Networks' Fuse HD and We TV HD.

    While we have QVC HD, outstanding picture is also had with Home Shopping Network HD.

    We will get these, and more, eventually. But for anyone willing to bet on the next five which will get added in HD … it is not encouraging to anticipate anything coming from Comcast/NBCUniversal.
  14. Oct 10, 2013 #54 of 379

    coolman302003 2014 NBA CHAMPIONS!

    Jun 2, 2008
    Esquire's VOD channel (1235) is now available for Internet connected HD/DVRs / Genies. All content currently available is in HD; this content is available via DIRECTV Everywhere as well for mobile/tablet/computer devices.
  15. Oct 10, 2013 #55 of 379

    georule Hall Of Fame

    Mar 31, 2010
    What do I anticipate this quarter? Nada.

    I'd still like Sundance, the Fox movie channels (whatever they are calling them this week), NASA, CSPAN, and whatever other movie channels are available in HD and we don't have them in HD.
  16. Oct 14, 2013 #56 of 379

    JosephB Icon

    Nov 14, 2005
    Birmingham, AL
    Don't count on it. I'm pretty sure Comcast doesn't offer it to the satellite companies, and I'm not even sure if they offer it to other cable companies. Conference USA is one of the big conferences carried on CSS, and in Birmingham CSS is only carried on Charter which is the cable provider in the suburbs. In the city itself, which is home to a C*USA school (UAB) you cannot get CSS on Bright House Networks cable, meaning about half of the televised basketball games and one or two of the televised football games are not even available on the school's campus.
  17. Oct 14, 2013 #57 of 379

    machavez00 Hall Of Fame

    Nov 2, 2006
    Prism is coming to my area and carries EWTN HD. Once it's available I may bail on Directv if they haven't picked up EWTN HD.
  18. Oct 14, 2013 #58 of 379

    KyL416 Hall Of Fame

    Nov 10, 2005
    Tobyhanna, PA
    Just so you know, there's currently a bandwidth crunch, some estimated that DirecTV only has enough bandwidth for about 10 full time channels, which could be more or less depending on how much shared bandwidth is reserved for part time feeds that don't show up in the transponder maps unless they are live (i.e. part time networks, the VOD and local ad push channels, Rugby, UEFA, EPL, and bonus feeds for pro sports packages). You might want to wait until the launch of D14 next year before you dismiss any possibility of DirecTV adding channels like EWTN HD.
  19. Oct 14, 2013 #59 of 379
    Jason Whiddon

    Jason Whiddon Hall Of Fame

    Aug 17, 2006
    I say dont crunch it any more. Directv already has very good PQ, dont make the Dish move and put 8-9 channels on one TP.
  20. Oct 14, 2013 #60 of 379

    Curtis0620 Hall Of Fame

    Apr 22, 2002
    Make sure you check that Prism doesn't have an HD stream limitation.
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