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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. weattv

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    Tom, Nothing to worry about with TCM. They do it right. The 4:3's have looked gorgeous -- at 4:3 -- on Bright House Birmingham since it started about a year ago. The other ratios also are correct. The prints are generally excellent.

    But, IFC is Stretch-O-Vision per other posts you may see here.

    TCM has been at the top of our HD-wanted list since getting DirecTV 4 years ago. The dim blur is so bad we can't watch it except on the smallest of screens -- so, we don't watch.

    Someone has suggested telling DirecTV which channels are wanted. How about telling the networks how awful they look on D* SD, giving the networks some incentive to reach an agreement with D*?
     
  2. bb37

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    That still bugs me. Never did get a straight answer.
     
  3. bigref

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    I had to send the refresh from the DTV site twice to get Hallmark Channel to show up. I can watch it now, but still grayed out on one receiver but not the other. One is newer. Both HD20's but I know one is newer then then the other.

    Unrelated question. Why does the forum tell me I don't have access rights to see your guys setups?

    Thanks
     
  4. mystic7

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    You need to do a refresh ;)
     
  5. bigref

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    Have have done the refresh twice from D*'s web site:confused:
     
  6. VARTV

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    I think out of ALL the channels left in SD that we look at and I'd like to see in HD is DIY HD...
     
  7. smiddy

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    My AVR allows me to put different audio up in situations like this, as an interim fix that is. :D
     
  8. loudo

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    NASA-HD is only an occasional channel, not full time yet.
     
  9. syphix

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    Honestly, I can say that I'm full. I have every channel I've wanted in HD, with the addition of MSNBC HD and Travel HD. More would be icing on the cake and would bring about new channel watching habits, but every channel I watched in SD is now in HD (even if they stretch their SD programming...errrrggg!!).

    Congrats, DirecTV!!
     
  10. erosroadie

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    For me, AMC HD and FSC HD are the ones I hope for next. I understand they are not on the original announcement.

    Any ideas on when the next Festivus is planned???
     
  11. leww37334

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    Give me BBCA and Doctor Who in HD and I can die happy.
     
  12. TheRatPatrol

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    I'm a little surprised we didn't get BBCHD yet, (maybe the next wave?) as we were getting BBCHD shows on the 101, which leads me to believe that D* is getting an HD signal from BBC.
     
  13. bigref

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    I agree, I can't stand Dobbs. And most of the time he has no idea what he is talking about! Geeze!
     
  14. Hoosier205

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    It's pretty hard to get NASA HD when it doesn't actually exist as a channel available for carriage.
     
  15. SPACEMAKER

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    Also BBC is distributed by Discovery Networks. It seems as if that would make it easier to complete the carriage agreements.
     
  16. bigref

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    Could not D* carry the Nasa HD broadcast for lunches and stuff like that in place of the regular Nasa programing? I have no idea how such things work
     
  17. HDTVFreak07

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    What are the next round of HD channels coming? Anyone know? And when?
     
  18. Sixto

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    2 were April.

    5 were yesterday.

    Rest of 30 (except GolTV), after D10 amelioration, "June" mentioned.

    More after, certainly will have plenty of extra bandwidth (50+ slots).
     
  19. loudo

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    They would be duplicating what HDNet already does.
     
  20. Hutchinshouse

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    What? "Rest of 30 (except GolTV), after D10 amelioration". That's it, I'm going to DISH Network. :lol:
     
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