More free channels?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by Guesst925XTU, Apr 30, 2020.

  1. Guesst925XTU

    Guesst925XTU Legend

    Jan 28, 2004
    Not sure if they are permanent or temporary but I am currently getting:

    2049 NHKWJ (English)
    2053 CGTN (English)
    2060 TFC
    2061 GMA
    2062 ANC
    2063 CIN1
    2064 ASA
    2067 MYX
    2070 LSN
    2095 ARANG (English)
    2119 CGTN (English)
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  2. Steveknj

    Steveknj Icon

    Nov 14, 2006
    Only the first channel and the last 2 worked for me
  3. MysteryMan

    MysteryMan Well-Known Member DBSTalk Club

    May 17, 2010
    All of the channels posted by Guesst925XTU work for me.
  4. GLJones

    GLJones AllStar

    Feb 12, 2008
    They all work for me. I want 2040 TVJ though. It works intermittently during the day. The amount they want to subscribe is absurd.
  5. JoeTheDragon

    JoeTheDragon Hall Of Fame

    Jul 21, 2008
    nhk world news is FTA
  6. BrucePadgett

    BrucePadgett AllStar

    Nov 14, 2007
    Ditto. My program guide doesn’t even list those others.
  7. ericknolls

    ericknolls Active Member

    Aug 18, 2013
    New York,...
    I screenshot the freebies post with the channel names and numbers in case big bad AT&T takes them away for memories or mementos <--- whichever one. ( I don't even know if mementos is word with all this political correctness or grammar going around ) Directv discontinued the old faithful HR44 DVR. I scanned through the channel list and all the channels tuned in on my HR44. That's a first! While I don't speak Filipino or Korean - I will have fun watching them move their lips and watching those KPOP groups dancing their tails off! If you understand those languages enjoy it too.
  8. techguy88

    techguy88 Well-Known Member

    Mar 19, 2015
    • 2049 NHKWJ is a mirror of 322 and is located on 99CA. - This was added to all base packages a while back. If you have HD equipment you will see this channel.
    • 2095 ARANG is located on 99CA and is classified as a public interest channel. If you have HD equipment you will see this channel.
    • CGTN is classified as a public interest channel all subscribers with the correct equipment will see this channel.
      • Channel 2053 is located on satellite 95 for international customers (the one that requires the second dish.) AT&T currently has duplicates of all channels on this satellite on the reverse band of satellite 99. If you have the correct equipment to receive signals from the reverse band then your guide should show channels 2020 - 2093 & 2134 - 2148.
        • Based on @Guesst925XTU 's post it looks like the PionyDirect channels are in some sort of unannounced free preview. I don't see any of these channels in my guide.
      • Channel 2119 is a mirror of 2053 and is located on satellite 119. All national/international channels currently on satellite 119 have duplicates on satellite 103CA. This is why anyone with HD equipment can now see them in the guide even if they don't subscribe to them.
        • This includes channels 401 - 469 (En Espanol), missing Music Choice channels (807 Singers & Swing, 815 Sounds of the Season, 824 Lounge, 852 Jazz, 853 Easy Listening, 855 Jazz Vocal Standards, 861 K-Pop, 865 Classical Masterpieces, 870 Romances, 876 Mexicana, 877 Brazilian Pop, 880 - 884) and the ChineseDirect channels (2102 -2119) I see all of these in my guide.
    On your guide you can see which version of the channels you are getting by highlighting the channel number. If you see (99R) or (103A) in the channel name then your receiving the channel from 99CR (reverse band) or 103CA (one of the satellites used for HD programming). Also the "Channels I Get" is messed up with these mirrors and will highlight channels that you don't subscribe to. Like all the ChineseDirect channels are highlighted in my guide and I don't subscribe to them and AT&T isn't running any free previews of them.

    Here is an example of what I'm talking about taken from my HR24 (the channel in the preview window is Audience btw):
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