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HDNET Movies- Gone???

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by bananaheim, Mar 22, 2009.

  1. bananaheim

    bananaheim New Member

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    Has something happened to the HDNET Movies channel? It used to be on channel 78, but now it is gone. It is still listed on the Direct tv web site as part of the HD Extra Pack (which I subscribe to).
     
  2. JACKIEGAGA

    JACKIEGAGA N.Y. FOOTBALL GIANTS

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    It is on channel 552

    And welcome to DBSTALK!
     
  3. RunnerFL

    RunnerFL Well-Known Member

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    You'll find that all of the channels in the 70's are going away.

    They are the old Mpeg2 HD channels. Each has been replaced by a new Mpeg4 HD version.
     
  4. Mike Bertelson

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

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    Welcome to DBSTalk. :welcome_s

    All of the MPEG-2 channels have moved and are now MPEG-4. :)

    Here are the new channels

    [table]ESPN-HD|206
    ESPN2-HD|209
    HD Theater|281
    HDNet|306
    TNT-HD|245
    HBO (East)-HD|501
    SHOWTIME (East)|537
    HDNet Movies|552[/table]

    Mike
     
  5. DarkSkies

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    And to expand further, you can only view MPEG4 channels with the newer satellite dishes and receivers, so if you are using "legacy" MPEG2 equipment you may want to call DIRECTV to find out options for upgrading.
     
  6. Newshawk

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    Oh, and if you can't get channel 552 it's time to move into the 21st Century and get a new HD receiver from DirecTV.
     
  7. DarkSkies

    DarkSkies Legend

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    P.S. If you have a DVR, the MPEG4 channels use up less disk space than the MPEG2 channels, so it's like your hard drive got "bigger" just by switching from recording the MPEG2 channels in the 70's to recording from the MPEG4 channels!
     
  8. tbpb3

    tbpb3 Legend

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    Is that ch. 552
     
  9. alnielsen

    alnielsen Godfather

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    Yes, read earlier post.
     
  10. whitepelican

    whitepelican Godfather

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    Or you could go way back into the 20th century where they had all of those ancient concepts like MRV, DLB, extraction to (HD-)DVD, recovering deleted shows, etc, etc, etc. My family has been thrilled since I recently replaced a HR20 & HR21 with a couple of HR10-250s.
     
  11. LameLefty

    LameLefty I used to be a rocket scientist

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    I'm sure they'll be even more thrilled to learn they can't watch any channels in HD . . . :lol:
     
  12. dodge boy

    dodge boy R.I.P. Chris Henry

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    What good is HD extraction, when you can't get any HD on it to extract? :lol: :confused:

    Like having a really nice shiny new car with 1,500 H.P. and gets 4 miles to the gallon then you realize you can't buy fuel for it.......
     
  13. Mike Bertelson

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

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    I'm sorry, I don't understand. :scratchin

    Doesn't that mean that you're going to wind up only getting OTA in HD and nothing else?

    Mike
     
  14. whitepelican

    whitepelican Godfather

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    That's right. For now, I've got all of the networks, including PBS & CW in HD OTA along with ESPN/ESPN2 in MPEG2 HD. If there was ever "a la carte" programming via any TV service that's probably exactly what I'd order. When ESPN & ESPN2 shut off it will suck, but until then I'm happy.

    But it's nice to not have to listen to the wife complain about the HR20/21 anymore. The Tivo interface is probably the one electronic device that I've never had to give her one bit of instruction on. And MRV capability is the dealbreaker. I know "it's coming!" on the HR series, but I'll believe that when I see it.
     
  15. whitepelican

    whitepelican Godfather

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    My wife and kids don't seem to notice any difference at all between SD & HD shows. It's amazing to me, but my wife will sit there watching a movie on an SD channel, and when I flip it to the HD equivalent she claims to not notice a difference. That said, I just looked at my (pick one - "Season Passes"/"Series Links") list and of the 25 series that I'm currently recording, there is not a single one that I could get in HD on an HR2x that I can't get in HD on my HR10s. Basically, if it wasn't for our reliance on DVRs and the initial expense of purchasing multiple Tivo/HTPC/etc, mine would be an OTA only household.
     
  16. sdirv

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    My wife claimed not to be able to tell the difference either when we were watching on a years old, HD-ready 56" Toshiba rear projection set. When I bought a 65" Mitsubishi DLP set last year, first thing she said was WOW!!!!!

    She even prefers watching Blu-Ray discs, which she previously said were a waste of money since she "couldn't tell the difference"......
     
  17. Nick

    Nick Retired, part-time PITA DBSTalk Club

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    On the other hand, I would wager that she could easily identify and discern
    the subtle differences between 'taupe', 'mauve' and 'plum'. Go figure! :shrug:
     
  18. Mike Bertelson

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

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    Hmmmm....sound kind of familiar. :rolleyes: :lol:

    Mike
     
  19. Stuart Sweet

    Stuart Sweet The Shadow Knows!

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    Let's get back to topic, please.
     

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