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New HD channels coming in May/June!

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by PaulieORF, Apr 20, 2010.

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  1. Alan Gordon

    Alan Gordon Chancellor

    Jun 7, 2004
    Dawson, Georgia
    The part I'm most looking forward to! :D

  2. Sixto

    Sixto Well-Known Member

    Nov 18, 2005

  3. Barcthespark

    Barcthespark Godfather

    Dec 16, 2007
    Same here.
  4. Mr.X

    Mr.X Cool Member

    Sep 12, 2007
    So why is directv adding HBO2 east but not HBO2 west? You think that they might kill it off?
  5. raoul5788

    raoul5788 Guest

    May 13, 2006
    I'm guessing a VERY high percentage of hd customers also have dvrs. If you have the east feed, you have the west, also. There is no real need for both.
  6. Tom Robertson

    Tom Robertson Lifetime Achiever DBSTalk Club

    Nov 15, 2005
    Obsolete? Already done. :)

    Turn the last group of them off? 10 years if they are allowed to continue in some fashion.

    Think of the oldest TV you know of in your home, your family, or friends' homes. I've known of 20 year old TVs in guest rooms, sun rooms, etc. SD TVs were still being sold a few years ago (some not quite so legally). Give them 20 years... :)

  7. Tom Robertson

    Tom Robertson Lifetime Achiever DBSTalk Club

    Nov 15, 2005
    I'm hoping there are less and less East and West duplication over time. I DVR almost everything already--why bother with wasted bandwidth. :)

  8. tonyd79

    tonyd79 Hall Of Fame

    Jul 24, 2006
    Columbia, MD
    Fios agrees with you (they shut off 4 dupes this week). And we will probably see something like that happening everywhere. Bandwidth is precious for everyone. DirecTV may have the motherload right now but 101 is chock full with SD (and most of that will stay for quite some time) while all those SD channels are moving toward HD. Even if they start a migration of HD downconverts for SD TVs (replacing boxes and the like) tomorrow, without more bandwidth (or even better encoding than MPEG4), they will not be able to support all the channels they have today in HD. There will be a pruning of sorts and E/W dups are a good place to start.
  9. loudo

    loudo Well-Known Member

    Mar 24, 2005
    Central Maine
    Don't be picking on my rabbit ears. They work just fine for the locals that DirecTV doesn't supply. :D

    I know the name of a good eye doctor, for those that can't see any difference between SD & HD. :rolleyes:
  10. Skyboss

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    Jan 22, 2004
    I'd be down with that if they managed to light up all the east coast feeds for all the premiums by say... End of next month. The Starz set up with East and West for the primary channel only is a nice way of doing it.

    I'm curious to see what the two SD channels mentioned for D12 look like if they do in fact light them up. Maybe these are even 480p widescreen. If the PQ slams the rest of the SD channels, then we know DirecTV can in fact to better in terms of SD PQ.
  11. cebbigh

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    Feb 27, 2005
    Frostbite Falls
    Thank you for your persistence.
  12. cebbigh

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    Feb 27, 2005
    Frostbite Falls
  13. cmasia

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    Sep 18, 2007
    Las Vegas
    As a Premiere Sub, please say there will be more Premium and Sports channels coming in July.
    For sports, FSC and FSC+ will do nicely.
  14. Jeremy W

    Jeremy W Hall Of Fame

    Jun 19, 2006
    We know DirecTV can do better with SD PQ right now. DirecTV broadcasts SD Lite, downrezzed and bitstarved. The only reason you don't hear the outcry you heard over HD Lite is because all of the people who care are no longer watching. ;)
  15. BuffaloDenny

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    Mar 19, 2007
    Did you see the USA/Canada game on MSNBC during the Olympics? Best SD picture I'd ever seen.
  16. HoTat2

    HoTat2 Hall Of Fame

    Nov 16, 2005
    Yeah ...

    I occasionally smile whenever I press the source "info" button on my HDTV remote and the DVR of course always tells the set an SD picture is in 720 x 480i resolution. Yeah right. ... :rolleyes:

    I think DirecTV actually down-rezzes SD to a resolution of either 540 x 480i or even worse 480 x 480i before transmission and then the DVR upscales it to 720 x 480i or higher depending on the internal scaler settings chosen by the subscriber.
  17. Jeremy W

    Jeremy W Hall Of Fame

    Jun 19, 2006
    It's 480x480i, and the receiver upscales it to whatever resolution is selected.
  18. njs092682

    njs092682 AllStar

    Sep 23, 2007
    can't wait til later this morning for HD.

    Anyoneelse hoping for G4 HD sometime this year? All other providers in my area carry this one - I keep hoping for news on it from Directv, but it doesn't seem to be in the realm of discussion. If I could just get that and AMC HD, I'd be a happy man...
  19. pdawg17

    pdawg17 Hall Of Fame

    Jul 17, 2006
    I hear you...my household is waiting for G4 and E! in HD...I haven't heard anything from Directv about either of them...
  20. reweiss

    reweiss Godfather

    Jan 27, 2007
    What is that I hear? Is that Old St Satellite Racer on the roof top with his flying robot dogs?

    I think he's trying to shimmy down my chimney with a Festivus Pole. It looks like he may be stuck in there for a few minutes.

    Oh why, oh why must Festivus come but one satellite at a time?
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