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Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by saucony, Apr 10, 2012.

  1. tenpins

    tenpins AllStar

    Jan 19, 2010
    Forgive Rich, he's disappointed that he hasn't had a chance to canoe the Muskegon River this year.
  2. fleckrj

    fleckrj Icon

    Sep 4, 2009
    Cary, NC
    We used to watch BBCA when it had Monarch of the Glen, Ballykissangle, Lovejoy, and anything with Charlie Dimmock in it. We used to enjoy Top Gear, but I think it has gotten stale in the last few seasons, (and do not get me started on the US version - it was not even close to the early years of the BBC version). Dr. Who was much better in the 1963 to 1989 run. I could never get into the current (2005 and onward) run. There is nothing on BBCA that we watch anymore.

    The only channels still in SD that my wife or I watch are Universal Sports, DIY, Military, WE and Cooking.
  3. morgan79

    morgan79 Legend

    Oct 9, 2007
    it showed up last night on my guide & tv message that it was on...
  4. dpeters11

    dpeters11 Hall Of Fame

    May 30, 2007
    Top GearUK was rough at first, especially before they brought in James May. I don't think it's ever aired here.
  5. scott0702

    scott0702 Member

    Nov 25, 2006
    Los Angeles, CA
    I've noticed it too but I lean toward it being E's program content. In my opinion there are some commercials that look really good and much better than the program airing on E.
  6. leprechaun106317

    leprechaun106317 AllStar

    Apr 5, 2011
    I have been waiting for E! to be in HD for a while so this was a really awesome surprise! I watched The Soup and Chelsea Lately last night and they both looked great!
  7. Sing1gniS

    Sing1gniS Mentor

    Jan 14, 2007
    I've noticed today that there is about a one inch line at the bottom of the picture.

    SPACEMAKER Freethinker

    Dec 11, 2007
    Mason, MI
    Not seeing it here. Looks fine other that these idiot Kardashians, that is...
  9. RVD26

    RVD26 Godfather

    Oct 12, 2007
    I've been wondering for years when E! would finally go HD, not because I watch it but because it's one of my wife's favorite channels.
    I just noticed right now as I walked into the living room that it finally went HD.
    Funny thing is, my wife had no idea it was even in HD :lol:
  10. Alan Gordon

    Alan Gordon Chancellor

    Jun 7, 2004
    Dawson, Georgia
    It usually takes a couple of weeks (possibly sooner) after a channel is added to DirecTV for the HD tags to show up... I don't know why, but that's often the case.

    However, even then, they aren't reliable. There are many occasions where a channel will show something in HD, but there aren't any HD tags associated with it, and there are many occasions where a program is listed as being in HD, but it's not.

  11. Alan Gordon

    Alan Gordon Chancellor

    Jun 7, 2004
    Dawson, Georgia
    I haven't been visiting this thread since watching 99% of the programming on E! is akin to being tortured in my eyes, but I did tune in to "The Voice" repeats this past weekend, and one thing became clear... the picture is NOT!!

    Seriously folks... record "The Voice" on NBC tonight or tomorrow... then record the repeats on E! Saturday or Sunday and check it out.

    Thankfully, this is not a channel I care about, but if the fault lies on DirecTV's end, I'm hoping they figure out the issue for those who do like it, as well as to prevent this from happening with any channels additions that I do care about!

  12. Coca Cola Kid

    Coca Cola Kid Hall Of Fame

    Jul 19, 2009
    Mt. Morris, MI
    Are you joking? Nothing is ever D*'s fault! Carriage disputes, missing guide info, bad PQ, it's always the other guy's fault. :nono2:
  13. jasonblair

    jasonblair Icon

    Sep 5, 2006
    All I know is "The Soup" looks WAY better than it did in that awful SD!
  14. acostapimps

    acostapimps Hall Of Famer

    Nov 5, 2011
    I'm sorry for my rant but who the hell decided to add this channel in HD when there are far better channels out there with way better programming than this crappy gossip channel unless kim kardashian payed Directv or their wives got mad about not being HD, and yes i know all about the Comcrap and Olympics, but unless no one speaks up or email the big heads nothing will ever change, but i guess another basic HD rant over.
  15. adkinsjm

    adkinsjm Icon

    Mar 25, 2003
    Cancel if you don't like it. Emails mean nothing when you continue to pay DirectTV.
  16. Davenlr

    Davenlr Geek til I die

    Sep 16, 2006
    Are you going to pay his ETF?
  17. acostapimps

    acostapimps Hall Of Famer

    Nov 5, 2011
    And response like that is why nothing ever gets done to satisfy the customers just making sure to raise prices every year, luckily i'm on bill credits for a year and maybe after i'll switch if nothing else happens thereafter, cord cutting or E*.
  18. Mike Bertelson

    Mike Bertelson 6EQUJ5 WOW! Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

    Jan 24, 2007
    I think the most likely reason is that the contract was completed and it was ready to go. There's no reason to hold it up until something "better" comes along.

    It's not a matter of someone deciding to add E! over something else but rather E! is ready and the others aren't.

  19. sigma1914

    sigma1914 Well-Known Member DBSTalk Club

    Sep 5, 2006
    Allen, TX
    Ratings say it's a worthy channel. Just because you don't like it doesn't mean others don't.
  20. acostapimps

    acostapimps Hall Of Famer

    Nov 5, 2011
    Thanks for a better response, but sometimes one has to vent till i'm satisfied with "other" channels possibly being in HD, but as long as they keep adding it's all good.

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