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Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by Tom Robertson, Sep 18, 2007.
Don't wanna hide em :nono:
Had to remove diplexers and wire the OTA antennae direcct. Then everything works great on both HR20 receivers.
I got 'em, now what do I do with 'em?
Big Build up, big let down.
They whetted my appetite, finally gave me a big burgr, but with a tiny beef patty!
Pardon the metaphor, but I only see 2 or 3 new HD programs among all the new HD channels in any given hour.
Guess a lot more waiting is in order.
If the UCLA football game is in HD this weekend I will be satisfied for the time being.
Anyone else notice when you do a search for a show thats on an HD channel that also has an SD counterpart that both channels show up in the search screen and theres no way to tell which one is the HD channel, or am I to assume that the first one listed is the HD channel?
The mating rituals of the dung beetle in Hi Def....
It just doesn't get any better than this!
On the HR20, the top channel is the HD. On the guide it will list the HD if the signal is such.
On chat last night, someone mentioned depending on software code (I think only the 700 has it) you can hide the SD channels...
"You can put it on the board yessssss"
If you're referring to that episode of Planet Earth with the cockroaches and the bat guano... that was the grossest thing I have ever seen in hi-def!
:balloons:"I GOT THEM":balloons:
I checked DBS.com yesterday morning expecting to see that the HD channels have not been turned on yet. I stopped checking here everyday a week ago so that’s why I didn't know they were launched the 26th. All day I was filled with anticipation of getting home and having my viewing pleasure increased only to find the same crappy SD on all the new channels.:hair:
I immediately came to DBS.com and went the Honorable Doug Brott’s troubleshooting thread. No hardware or signal strength problems. I figured out that I was receiving the Smithsonian HD channel but ESPN on 206 for example was still SD.:scratch: I was about to call D* when I thought to check my favorites setup. My favorites were setup to go to the SD channel not the HD mirror channel. After adjusting my family favorites setup (and creating a HD only Favorites) I now am in viewing heaven!:icon_hroc
Call my old cable company yesterday (Cox). I said " Nah nah nah DTV has more HD channels than you nah nah nah."
I've could've called my old cable company 5 years ago and said the samething.
Has anyone done this one?
Fade in: In the darkness, zooming into an old console TV set from the 70's with a snowy analogue SD picture flashing gray dull images. Tinny, scratchy sound is emitted from the speaker. (something along the lines of the death video in "The Ring".
Imagine the deep voice of Don LaFontaine. (The movie trailer announcer guy.)
Voice over:"In a world where people are earning for a clearer vision,
Cut to: People (pasty white, with dark circles under their eyes) writhing, entangled in cables. (The cables are appear to be alive) There are men, (smiling in a unsettling animatronic manner.) dressed in Comcast, Cox, Time-Warner, Britehouse, etc. uniforms pushing in SD TVs on carts toward the people entangled in the tangled cable trap. On the TV's are the same snowy, dull gray, post apocalyptic images. As the TVs get closer the people entangled become more frantic. The background is black and indistinct.
Voice over continues: "and High Definition is a precious and limited commodity. The people are starving to bask in it's warm glow."
Cut to a man in a DirecTV uniform zapping, and cutting the cables with an HDTV seemingly floating beside him. The cable's react like snakes, and snap back in pain. The HDTV has bright, exciting pictures.
Voice Over: "One TV provider dares to challenge the status quo."
The man then turns the HDTV onto the TV on the SD TVs on the carts. One by one the TVs explode, blasting the cable guys away into the darkness.
Cut to: The people (they are now able to free themselves) pushing the cables off of their bodies, and getting up onto their feet. They crowd around the HDTV. The color gradually returns to their faces.
The DirecTV man reassures the people, "It's DirecTV HD...You've got it now."
Voice over: "DirecTV: The world of TV will never be the same."
Fade to black.
The installer came out
and saw I was right.
On the 103(b)
there was no signal insight.
He looked on my roof
and saw the side car dish.
He said he would try
but said he might switch.
He tried and he tried
to find them thar birds.
"This things a hunk of junk,
I'm getting the Slimline", were his words.
To his truck he did go
to where the dish did sit.
He put it together,
Then back to the roof
with a new plan in sight.
He would find those birds now
without any fight.
True to his word
he had a strong signal right quick.
He tightened it up and
we went in for a peak.
So I maybe a day late
in seeing the new stations.
But now I can say "I GOT THEM!"
Keep 'em coming, the judging will be tonight!
Oh come on - there's always rain fade - when you'll need something to do.
I'm telling you, there are some things best left to SD!!!
PS Please pick me! Shameless plug, I know.
If I could vote, you'd win!
So when do you think we'll see the next wave of new HD channels, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, or 4th week in October?
These are new channels? Funny, they were there when I turned on my new HR20-700. FINALLY got our first.
Thank you all for the info this year about what to look out for. (Ok, I knew the sat was sent up this year or end of last but didn't know they were so overdue.)