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"THIS TV" begins broadcasting in L.A. DMA

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by HoTat2, Feb 27, 2009.

  1. tbpb3

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    do you think all the sub-channels will be under the f.c.c. must carry rules and be on Directv?
     
  2. litzdog911

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    Let's hope not.
     
  3. lwilli201

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    But it is the official "no information" website with program guide. :lol:
     
  4. lwilli201

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    litzdog911 is right, let's hope not. Must carry will cause Directv and Dish to cram more programming into existing bandwidth. That will cause HD PQ no better than the PQ we get on the SD channels. Careful what you wish for. To many channels will degrade PQ, just like it did on the programming from 101. Those of us that have had Directv for 10 or more years remember when the SD PQ was excellent. Those days are gone.
     
  5. litzdog911

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    This TV is now live on KOMO in Seattle. It's broadcast on 38-4 using my HR10-250 tuner, but not yet in the HR20 Guide Data. Yet my Zenith Digital Converter box shows it on 4-2. Interesting.
     
  6. mreposter

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    Are these shows wide screen?
     
  8. dodge boy

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    I hope this spreads to more areas.
     
  9. HoTat2

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    Guess I really should have followed up on this as the original thread starter a while back. After a rather lengthy testing and evaluation phase ThisTV formally launched on local KTLA-5's (CW) DTV channel "5.2" about three weeks or so ago. And "THANKFULLY" DirecTV for a change, promptly added it to the OTA ch. lineup only 2-3 days later :) .

    As for the earlier question about any "widescreen" movie presentations. ThisTV is of course an SD channel, and as far as I've noticed all the films shown so far have been of the formatted for 4:3 TV (Pan & Scan) variety if not originally produced in 4:3.

    That is to say I have not seen any 4:3 letterbox shows on the channel as of yet.
     
  10. Jaspear

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    Every time I've tuned in on KAYU's (Spokane) 28-2 sub channel, the programming has been 4x3 pan and scan.
     
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    I bought a AM21 just to get all the Mr Ed shows,not HD not even color but great. Lot of good old movies also. That said i have to leave you whit this.

    A horse is a horse of course of course and no one can talk to a horse of course unless the the horse of course is the famous Mr ed,go right to the source and ask the horse he will give you the answer that you will endorse talk to Mr Ed,People yakaty yak the streets all day and waste your time of day but Mr ed will never speak unless has something to say A horse is a horse of course of course and no one can talk to a horse of course ,you never herd of a talking horse well listen to this "I am Mr Ed".
     
  12. HoTat2

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    Yeah...

    And with the popular peanut butter-like substance under the horses' gums to make Ed appear to speak story now a confirmed phony admitted by Alan Lane (Wilbur Post) himself who actually started it. With the increased clarity from all the digital remastering and transmission, I'm hoping to catch some shots on ThisTV of the supposed strings making Ed's mouth move under the now prevalent "marionette" theory.

    No luck in seeing it so far though... :lol:
     

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