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Projected: DirecTV HD list

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by VeniceDre, May 7, 2007.

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  1. Aug 5, 2007 #181 of 722
    MrDad0330

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    Venice, your rite about HD vs SD. On some mornings I sometimes watch GMA instead of Fox because GMA is in HD on my local station. To pull me away from Fox is something but your correct, you get hooked on HDTV. Oh well, at least I can soon tune to CNN and see my fav ex-fox girl Kiren Chetry in glorious HD..I so miss her on Fox. LOL...
     
  2. Aug 5, 2007 #182 of 722
    VeniceDre

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    Same here, I wondered where she went, then I noticed her on CNN a couple of months ago.. She definately a hottie... I'm also quite fond of that mysterious looking Molly Line they have on FOX now.
     
  3. Aug 5, 2007 #183 of 722
    gizzorge

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    I totally agree on this. If FSN Pitt was HD, I'd be excited. Penguins games in HD? Awesome. :icon_bb:

    I also will watch CNN more since it's HD until - like you said - they tick me off because of a slight bias. I hope FNC goes HD soon!
     
  4. Aug 5, 2007 #184 of 722
    VeniceDre

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    CNN is quite comical some times... There was a vote on some bill a couple of weeks ago. Now the House has a large majority Democrats at the moment. The vote the Democrats pushed failed but something like 5 Republicans broke ranks and voted with the Dems... CNN kept pushing this fact over and over... What they failed to report that a much larger number of Dems broke off and voted against and that's why the vote failed.
     
  5. Aug 5, 2007 #185 of 722
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    Thats the difference between left and right. People on the left think CNN has a huge pro-rightwing bias. People on the right think CNN has a "slight" left wing bias.

    CNN lost a lot of people when they started becoming like Fox-lite a few years back. Corporate media is now solidly rightwing for the most part.
     
  6. Aug 5, 2007 #186 of 722
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    What does all this political garbage have to do with D*'s projected HD list?
     
  7. Aug 5, 2007 #187 of 722
    VeniceDre

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    CNN will have an advantage with HD in the news arena come September... Studies have shown once people get HD they tend to watch more HD programming in general.

    What type of news people watch does impact their political views over time... Since CNN HD will receive a surge of viewers due to HD, over time their slightly left views might bias people... I guess.

    Now that I've opened I can of worms...

    :backtotop
     
  8. Aug 6, 2007 #188 of 722
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    OK, this is a question that I think was sort of answered later in the thread, but I figured that I should ask it explicitly instead of just assuming.

    Will this current content be mirrored on 103 when D10 goes live or will it remain exclusively on 110/119? The reason why I ask is that I've tree-related issues with respect to the 110 and 119 satellites, but my HR20 sees the 99, 101, and 103 birds perfectly. I'm pretty sure that I can resolve those tree issues by having a few branches removed, but if those channels are going to be on D10 in a month, then the necessity to have that pruning work done is lessened greatly.
     
  9. Aug 6, 2007 #189 of 722
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    And FNC doesn't? :lol: :lol: :lol:
     
  10. Aug 6, 2007 #190 of 722
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    What information do you have to support your comments. I have several local HD news channels as well as one national news channel and I don't watch them just because they are in HD. I could care less about watching talking heads in HD in a news studio. Most if not all of the news footage is not shot in HD. Personally, I don't watch CNN now and probably won't watch it because it's in HD either. Besides, who the hell wants to watch Larry King in HD?
     
  11. Aug 6, 2007 #191 of 722
    VeniceDre

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    You have a point with Larry King...

    Cases show that when HD is available, people tend to watch HD first, if they have HD.

    For instance, can't remember the city of the top of my head, but one local news station made the jump to HD earlier this year before the others bothered to... The HD station's ratings went through the roof...

    I'm just saying, it will be interesting to see what CNN's ratings are down the line after the start broadcasting in HD... They are not doing it just to do it you know... They are trying to be a market leader and improve their ratings...

    Since Fox News is the National News king at the moment you don't see them rushing out with a HD channel... If they start to lose viewership over time you bet there will be a Fox News HD.
     
  12. Aug 6, 2007 #192 of 722
    VeniceDre

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    I think we're all hoping that they will mirror existing MPEG2 on 103 MPEG4...

    At the moment we don't know exactly where the channel number designations will be since MHD is going to be 332, and a lot of HD RSNs sit at the same Channel number as their SD counterpart, so some of us think they will continue this trend... If you have a H series receiver and you tune to 202 you will get CNN HD instead of CNN since it is a simulcast. Channels that are not simulcasts will get their own new number. Hopefully this is what will happen.

    Maybe they will do this with the MPEG2 channels also. I hope so.

    I hope this makes sense I'm tired.
     
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    Fair and balanced. :lol:
     
  14. Aug 6, 2007 #194 of 722
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    What about WGN? Any word on them going HD?

    I've watched a couple Cubs games on WGN in SD rather than in HD on ESPN because their announcers basically suck (esp. Jon Miller).
     
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    I've read thru a huge majority of this post and saw the question asked once but no definitive answer:

    When a channel, such as, food, hgtv or USA goes HD this fall, does that mean all the stuff like fix my house up or all the movies on usa, or things like deadzone and 4400 will now be HD?
     
  16. Aug 6, 2007 #196 of 722
    Earl Bonovich

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    No, it doesn't mean that....

    It only means that if those channels decide to broadcast those shows in HD, they will now have the outlet to do so.

    Just because a channel is HD... doesn't mean the content is going to be HD... that is still up to the broadcaster.

    There are still several shows on network television that are not in HD....
    Example: Deal or No Deal on NBC... that is SD... AFV and Extreme House Makeover... those are SD... even though the networks have HD outlets.
     
  17. Aug 6, 2007 #197 of 722
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    hmmm sounds like it's better to wait and see if what we watch will be in HD then. I sure hope the forum will have some sort of poll/thread to follow so we can tell if it's even worth it.

    While on topic, will the SD stuff on the HD channel be just as a huge improvement as when I do watch Deal no deal OTA on the digital channel? I record all OTA SD I can on HDtivo because the PQ is that much better on my CRT
     
  18. Aug 6, 2007 #198 of 722
    VeniceDre

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    Yes, the PQ of SD stuff on the HD channel will improve over the standard DirecTV channel... Hopefully we won't get stretch-o-vision like TNT HD. TBS will probably be stretch-o-vision on SD content.
     
  19. Aug 6, 2007 #199 of 722
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    Oh in that case..i'm back to being interested.

    i've never seen tbs/tnt hd. Would what you are talking about for the other stations be just as good as Cops 16:9 (that is or isnt stretch?) or at this point we really have no clue?
     
  20. Aug 6, 2007 #200 of 722
    VeniceDre

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    TNT HD uses some weird software to stretch a 4:3 image SD to 16:9, it almost causes a fish bowl effect sometimes... some areas of the picture are wider the others, especially the edges... It can be very weird at times.

    I would prefer the new channels leave 4:3 SD content in it's original ratio w/ bars at the side and allow the user to use their TV controls to adjust the aspect if desired. I like watching 4:3 content in it's OAR.
     
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