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Okay , I pay my bill too, When do we see a new SD channel?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by bjlc, Oct 10, 2007.

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  1. paulman182

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    I agree HD channels look great on an SD TV. However, to me, they look like the SD channels did back when D* and E* began service. It is a real eye-opener as to how much D* and E* have degraded SD.
     
  2. tonyd79

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    No, no, no. no.

    The deadline that got pushed back was for DIGITAL broadcasts. Digital does not mean HD. And it was and is for BROADCASTS only. Cable can still be analog and satellite is already 100% digital anyway.
     
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    Your memory is playing tricks. They look much better than SD did back in day. Yes, SD is not as good as it was but it hasn't degrades as much as everyone claims and HD is much better than the old SD was.
     
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    I'm not sure you read me right. I meant that today's D* HD viewed on an SD TV looks like D*'s SD did in 1996.

    I emphatically agree that HD on an HDTV is better than SD ever was, in any form!:)
     
  5. tonyd79

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    No, I understood you. Just disagreed. SD was never up to DVD quality and HD on an SD set rivals DVD on an SD set.

    I agree that SD quality was better overall than it is now (although some SD still looks about as good as it did back in the day) but everyone remembers it as better than it was because it was such a jump in quality at the time.
     
  6. LarryFlowers

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    No More "Slip" .. the VHF and UHF bandwidth is already being auctioned off by the Feds. The Treasury needs the cash, and I dont think the buyers will be willing to wait past this coming February. They have big plans for those frequencies.
     
  7. HIPAR

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    Maybe the original poster wants a few new SD channels on his 18 inch dish. I for one would like them to add a down converted version of that Smithsonian channel everyone is raving about.

    Certainly installing HD is the ultimate answer, but I can't see all five satellites here.

    --- CHAS
     
  8. ebrunn

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    HD=The Future
     
  9. Kansas Zephyr

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    No VHF TV slots are being auctioned.

    UHF channels 52-69 only, are going bye-bye.

    VHF broadcasters have the option to move the digital signal to their "old analog" assignment after the 2/17/09 cutoff.
     
  10. The_Geyser

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    SD? What's that?

    I have not seen SD since last Wed.
     
  11. blueoyster

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    I agree D* should have been pushing HD.I had an upgrade earlier this year to a 3 LNB dish and D* didn't mention a thing about it.I surely would have upgraded to the 5 LNB if I had known that and the fact that SD PQ was going to keep getting worse.Obviously the millions of SD customers they currently have and their cost is playing a big part in that.To say us SD customers are lucky we have anything is just plain arrogant!
     
  12. AlanSaysYo

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    Try not to spread false information. The digital transition cutoff date applies only to broadcast stations sending signals OTA, not cable or satellite channels. No one is going to turn off your MTV. Second, the transition is to digital TV, not HDTV. Stations may send digital SD signals to their hearts' content after the cutoff. The statement that all SD broadcasts would cease by law is flat out wrong.
     
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