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Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by BradBrening, Dec 10, 2006.

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  1. BradBrening

    BradBrening Cool Member

    Dec 10, 2006
    I recently upgraded my DTV service to HD, and so far it is great. One thing I am confused about is the HD channels. Do any PPV movies air in HD? I note that any HD programs have the "HD" icon next to them, yet none of the PPV listings have this icon. Are there any PPV HD channels?
  2. bonscott87

    bonscott87 Cutting Edge: ECHELON '07

    Jan 21, 2003
    Channel 99 is the HD PPV channel.
  3. BradBrening

    BradBrening Cool Member

    Dec 10, 2006
    Thanks! Sure enough, the description shows HD - just no icon in the guide.
  4. Earl Bonovich

    Earl Bonovich Lifetime Achiever

    Nov 15, 2005
    The icon is hit or miss... the guide data has to be "flagged" as HD.
    And some of these "primarily" HD stations, are not flagging their shows accordingly.
  5. casolorz

    casolorz AllStar

    Oct 25, 2006
    Since I am a dish customer I am a bit curious. Are the movies on the HD PPV on directv any good? on the dish PPV for HD I have never seen any movies I had the slightest desire to watch.
  6. Newshawk

    Newshawk Hall Of Fame

    Sep 3, 2004
    Judge for yourself. This Tuesday and Wednesday, Ch 99 alternates between Nacho Libre and Over The Hedge. Thursday and Friday, Mission Impossible III is added to the mix. They're not always on during the evening hours, but you can record them on an HR10 or HR20 and watch them later.
  7. JLucPicard

    JLucPicard Hall Of Fame

    Apr 27, 2004
    When I've been curious enough to look at what's on HD PPV, I seem to have always been a little disappointed in the offerings (witness "Nacho Libre" and "Over the Hedge" as noted above). MI3 might be a better movie for HD PPV.

    It all kind of depends on your tastes. I haven't yet actually purchased one of the HD PPVs. I would be more interested if they carried some of the events (UFC or Pride, for example) in HD.
  8. jabd

    jabd AllStar

    Aug 7, 2006
    Has anybody had success recording the CH99 PPV?

    I have tried a couple of times but it hasn't worked. For example, I recorded "Failure to Launch" the other day.

    The movie recorded as far as I can tell - list and time bar showed 1hr 36min of recording. When I played it, there was no confirmation about the PPV cost as there normally is. And about 10 min into the movie, it stopped an I got a message something like "searching for authorized content". I restarted the movie and tried to FF past it but it did it again.

    I called D* tech support and all they asked me to reboot and see if the movie was still there - it was. They had no other ideas. The guy said to delete the movie and try it again. He was useless.

    Earl, if this is a known issue, something noteworthy to pass along to pass along to the programmers... After this happened the first time and I called up the movie to play it a second time, the live TV box in the upper right hand corner would freeze after the "please wait" box would go away but before played the movie.
  9. bhigh8

    bhigh8 Legend

    Oct 4, 2006
    how much is an HD PPV movie. I clicked on it and it didnt say?
  10. bidger

    bidger Hall Of Fame

    Nov 19, 2005
    $4.99, I believe.
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