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New HD Channels Discussion: 100 HD! 12/28/07

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by Tom Robertson, Sep 21, 2007.

  1. RAD

    RAD Well-Known Member

    Aug 5, 2002

    I wonder where they get that since every poll I've seen on every site, be it here, AVS or SatGuys has said leave things as OAR, no stretching.
  2. deebeeeff

    deebeeeff Legend

    Oct 10, 2006
    Hahahahaha! Now they will all look like me! :lol: I love it! A world full of short, fat people!:hurah:
  3. Vinny

    Vinny New Member

    Sep 1, 2006
    Long Island, NY
    There are 2 that I am waiting for:

    MSGHD 621
    FSNYHD 624

    I know its going to be a long battle with Cablevision (the Dolans); but bring it on.
  4. tonyd79

    tonyd79 Hall Of Fame

    Jul 24, 2006
    Columbia, MD
    If the majority wanted to fill their screens, why is it harder and harder to find non-OAR DVDs?
  5. mtnagel

    mtnagel Hall Of Fame

    Sep 18, 2006
    You actually think us geeks speak for the general population? :)
  6. Lord Vader

    Lord Vader Supreme Member DBSTalk Club

    Sep 20, 2004
    Galactic Empire
    Don't hold your breath.
  7. kenmoo

    kenmoo Legend

    Oct 3, 2006
    Maybe the perfect time for PBS and DirecTV to get on the same page or at least tell us the truth about why HD PBS is not on DirecTV. There is good HD content on PBS and it is an active OTA HD channel via a lot of local PBS stations. Why not just add a single local HD feed to each of our MPEG4 Locals. A short term fix would be to transmit the National HD PBS feed for all of us that don't get OTA signals. Bragging rights for DirecTV if they do it before Dish.
  8. jacksonm30354

    jacksonm30354 Icon

    Mar 29, 2007
    PBS is requiring anyone who pics up the HD feed to also pic up their subchannels. I believe that is the sticking point.

    Also, I am not sure a National PBS feed would be in the best interest of the local pBS channels. They rely on pledges to stay afloat. If you cut off the local PBS, then there are fewer eyes watching their pledge drives. That said, PBS seems to be different state to state. Some places there are statewide networks, others they are local. The non-state networks would have to add all 4 or 5 subchannels in each of that state's tv markets. In states with a statewide network, such as GA, a single station could be made available to all the other tv markets (when they get HD locals) assuming the spot beam can cover the whole state. However, Atlanta also has a 2nd PBS station run by the local board of education that would also have to be added just for the Atlanta market.
  9. RAD

    RAD Well-Known Member

    Aug 5, 2002
    So the local PBS station has no say in this matter? For our PBS it doesn't matter since they don't use any subchannels.
  10. bullyrob

    bullyrob Cool Member

    Nov 15, 2007
    Does anyone know when ESPNEWS HD will be launched? I was hoping it would happen this week but it hasn't. Maybe next week!!
  11. Michael D'Angelo

    Michael D'Angelo Lifetime Achiever

    Oct 20, 2006
    Welcome to DBSTalk

    I believe it does not launch until March. :( It is not a DirecTV thing. ESPNEWS is just not broadcast in HD yet.

    I can't wait for it either.
  12. bullyrob

    bullyrob Cool Member

    Nov 15, 2007
    Thanks. I thought ESPNEWS was supposed to be in HD by the end of this year but I could be wrong.
  13. Jeremy W

    Jeremy W Hall Of Fame

    Jun 19, 2006
    Nope, it'll be next year.
  14. MIKE0616

    MIKE0616 Godfather

    Dec 13, 2006

    Its not like D* has HD locally yet (after all we are in such a small market :lol: ), but OTA we have 6 (six) PBS sub-channels, but only a few of them are broadcast in HD. Its also kind of weird how PBS does it here, they change which sub is broadcasting in HD throughout the day. If you live in the right area of the metro area, you can also receive another 6-12 subs as well, although these are just dupes of the other base channel. The only reason I can think of it being setup like this is that back in the "old" analog days, PBS was shown on 3 channels, all with different lineups and when they all went digital, they wanted you to keep picking up on the channel that you were used to.
  15. Dec 1, 2007 #635 of 901

    phatmatt1215 Icon

    Nov 4, 2007
    VH-1 was just released in HD. When will it start airing some shows in HD? It appears all of their shows now are in SD.
  16. Dec 1, 2007 #636 of 901
    Jeremy W

    Jeremy W Hall Of Fame

    Jun 19, 2006
    It was more than two weeks ago, actually. We have no idea when they will start showing HD.
  17. Dec 1, 2007 #637 of 901

    purtman Hall Of Fame

    Sep 19, 2006
    RFD is available in HD. I don't know of any others, other than Voom.
  18. Dec 1, 2007 #638 of 901

    premio Godfather

    Sep 26, 2006
    Comcast Sportsnet West needs to get turned on, 656. CSNW rep told me it would be before basketball season, but alas here we are again without the Kings in HD.
  19. Dec 1, 2007 #639 of 901

    StephenK AllStar

    Sep 15, 2007
    I'm thinking it's Voom, RFD, The CW (in most markets), PBS, MyNetworkTV (in most markets), Lifetime Movie Network, Wealth TV, and...just today, WGN.
  20. Dec 1, 2007 #640 of 901

    SParker Active Member

    Apr 27, 2002
    I think it sucks that a market like mine has no intention of having a CW HD but that will keep me from getting CW HD from another market.

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