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DIRECTV12 is live today 5/19/10 ... and 5 new channels roll out!

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by Stuart Sweet, May 18, 2010.

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  1. Grentz

    Grentz New Member

    Jan 10, 2007
    Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations.....in HD!!!!!!!!!

    Had to add them all to the guide, 560 showing unpurchased so I am refreshing services now ;)

    EDIT: Refresh allowed me to get it, but still showing dark in the guide. TC+ Package w/HD Extra.

    EDIT2: All good now. Showing up properly ;)
  2. BigJ52

    BigJ52 Godfather

    Jul 29, 2007
    Okay here is a weird one for you all. I have 5 HD Receivers, on 4 of them all the new HD channels show up with no problem. On the other receiver all the new HD channels (MSNBC, ESPNU, Travel, etc.) show up except WGN HD. I've restarted, rebooted, refreshed my services, checked my channels list (which only gives the option of WGN, not WGN HD) and still no luck getting WGN HD on that 1 particular receiver.

    Any thoughts on fixes? Just have to call Directv at this point?
  3. Jeremy W

    Jeremy W Hall Of Fame

    Jun 19, 2006
    Hundreds of millions of dollars spent by DirecTV for five new channels? What a joke.

  4. gregftlaud

    gregftlaud Hall Of Fame

    Nov 20, 2005
    Guide data for the new channels is taking forever to fill in. I'm trying to setup recordings on WGNHD for Star Trek:TNG that comes on at 130am everyday but i'm not getting past 8pm on thursday nite on wgn's guide. After that all it says is: "upcoming:newhart". Same thing for MSNBCHD.....stops at 8pm tomorrow nite then all it says is "upcoming:lockup pendleton".
  5. zudy

    zudy Legend

    Jul 22, 2009
    Wow, what were you expecting? There are still a lot of things to do between D10 and D12. I think you need to get your head out of the sand for real and enjoy things a bit.
  6. sigma1914

    sigma1914 Well-Known Member DBSTalk Club

    Sep 5, 2006
    Allen, TX
    :lol: It was sarcasm. ;)
  7. islesfan

    islesfan Hall Of Fame

    Oct 18, 2006
    SWEET!! Right in time for the NCAA Quarterfinals this weekend. I'll get to watch my beloved Stony Brook lose to Virginia in HD!!!
  8. Tom Robertson

    Tom Robertson Lifetime Achiever DBSTalk Club

    Nov 15, 2005
    Methinks, given the smilie, he was actually enjoying himself and making a joke. :)

    Crazy thing is that I've worked in some regulated industries where to make a bigger profit they had to have bigger expenses. So they would spend tons of money they didn't need to spend...

    With more competition, those things happen less often--I think. :)

  9. mp12point7

    mp12point7 Mentor

    Oct 30, 2006
    There is a voice in the wilderness! Thank you fortnerw, I too would love to see whatever is in HD on RFD-TV
  10. MadManNBama

    MadManNBama AllStar

    Jan 31, 2008
    Whoa bro, this is only a start. WGN, Travel, and ESPNU are all great additions. Frankly, I only now need BBC America, G4TV, and AMC both in HD and I am all set on my wish list.

    Give DTV time to roll things out and negotiate. They want to keep prices down, so things take time. Of course, you could always switch, but that would be totally stupid now wouldn't it?
  11. oldfantom

    oldfantom Icon

    Mar 13, 2006
    I get, is funny because it is not true....

  12. billsharpe

    billsharpe Hall Of Fame

    Jan 25, 2007
    Not stretched here. Hallmark movies and WGN reruns show up as 4:3 on my TV. Just checking, not planning to watch any of these unless/until HD programming really shows up, such as Cubs/Phillies tomorrow.
  13. tonyd79

    tonyd79 Hall Of Fame

    Jul 24, 2006
    Columbia, MD
    A 4:3 movie can very well be HD. Older movies were shot 4:3.
  14. sigma1914

    sigma1914 Well-Known Member DBSTalk Club

    Sep 5, 2006
    Allen, TX
    Exactly! By the way, have you heard about the bird? ;)
  15. tonyd79

    tonyd79 Hall Of Fame

    Jul 24, 2006
    Columbia, MD
    An update. I refreshed services early this morning. When I came home at lunch, all the new channels were in my CIG.
  16. cheesedjdj

    cheesedjdj Legend

    Jan 20, 2010
    Wow 11 pages in 8 hours but then again there is a lot to be excited about:D
  17. TBoneit

    TBoneit Hall Of Fame

    Jul 27, 2006
    Join the club. I'll go beyond disgrace and say I can't believe even one person watches a Stretch-O-Vision channel. So the screen isn't filled, At least it isn't distorted. I have gray bars on the sides of my SD content. and if it is letterboxed I can zoom it up to fill the screen undistorted.

    When I first got my HDTV one of the first things I tuned into was a Stretch-O-Vision channel, I started to get on the phone to schedule a return since it was obviously broken and distorting the Picture.

    Before I did that I checked here and found out that the channel is broken from my perspective.
  18. TheRatPatrol

    TheRatPatrol Hall Of Fame

    Oct 1, 2003
    Phoenix, AZ
    I was going to say give it a few minutes after refreshing for the grayed out channels to show up in the guide, but you beat me to it. :)

    Does the 5th receiver have a custom edited channel list on it? I had to add all the new HD channels this morning to my custom channel list.
  19. SFNSXguy

    SFNSXguy EOE DBSTalk Club

    Apr 17, 2006
    Near San...
    Sorry all, but how does one "refresh receivers" on the D* web site?
  20. Stuart Sweet

    Stuart Sweet The Shadow Knows!

    Jun 18, 2006
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