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Please use this thread to discuss your feelings about upcoming national HD channels.

This thread will not be as tightly moderated as the rest of the site, but here's the tradeoff...in exchange for being able to rant a bit more, you can be assured that absolutely no one at DIRECTV will be using this thread for reference.

You can ask for all the new HD you want, but DIRECTV's marketing department knows that the 100-150 contributors to this thread are only a small part of the nearly 20,000,000 total subscribers.

*Please remember that all forum rules are still in effect.
*Please do not "bump" this thread.
*Other threads that do nothing but anticipate HD channels for which there is no information will be closed.
*This is not a DIRECTV vs. Dish thread, there are other threads for that.
 

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NON-PREMIUM HD CHANNELS OFFERED ONLY IN SD BY DIRECTV (41):

  1. Bloomberg Television
  2. BYU TV
  3. C-SPAN
  4. C-SPAN2
  5. Centric
  6. Cooking Channel
  7. EWTN
  8. Fox Movie Channel
  9. Fuse
  10. Galavision
  11. Game Show Network
  12. Gospel Music Channel
  13. H2 (formerly History International)
  14. Headline News
  15. Home Shopping Network
  16. IFC
  17. Investigation Discovery
  18. ION West
  19. Jewelry TV
  20. Lifetime Movie Network
  21. Logo
  22. MTV2
  23. NASA TV
  24. Oprah Winfrey Network
  25. Outdoor Channel
  26. Ovation TV
  27. QVC
  28. Reelz Channel
  29. RFD-TV
  30. Shop NBC
  31. Sportsman Channel
  32. Sprout
  33. Style Network
  34. Sundance Channel
  35. The Hub
  36. TBN
  37. TV Guide Channel
  38. TV Land
  39. TVOne
  40. Universal Sports
  41. WeTV

NON-PREMIUM HD CHANNELS LAUNCHING SOON THAT DIRECTV CURRENTLY OFFERS IN SD, WITH POTENTIAL HD CARRIAGE CHANCES UNKNOWN (2):

  1. Fox College Sports (2012???)
  2. TVG Network (2012)

DNS CHANNELS THAT DIRECTV CURRENTLY OFFERS IN SD, BUT NOT HD (3):

  1. CW East (WDCW)
  2. CW West (XETV)
  3. PBS

SPANISH LANGUAGE CHANNELS THAT DIRECTV CURRENTLY OFFERS IN SD, BUT NOT HD (11):

  1. A Toda Musica
  2. Azteca America
  3. Azteca Mexico
  4. BeIN Sport Dos
  5. ESPN Deportes
  6. Fox Deportes
  7. GolTV
  8. Telemundo
  9. TeleNoticias 24
  10. Television Espanola
  11. Univision Deportes Network

SPANISH LANGUAGE PREMIUM CHANNELS COMING SOON THAT DIRECTV DOES NOT CARRY AT ALL (1):

  1. Encore Espanol (2012????)

NON-PREMIUM CHANNELS THAT DIRECTV DOES NOT CARRY AT ALL (27):

  1. Africa Channel
  2. BBC World News
  3. BlueHighways TV
  4. Catholic TV
  5. Comedy.TV
  6. C-SPAN3
  7. ES.TV
  8. Fashion TV
  9. FearNet
  10. FUNimation Channel
  11. G4 (SD channel removed from DirecTV lineup on November 1, 2010)
  12. Halogen
  13. Havoc TV
  14. Longhorn Network
  15. MavTV
  16. MyDestination.TV
  17. NHK World TV
  18. NuvoTV
  19. Pac-12 Network
  20. Pentagon Channel
  21. Pets.TV
  22. PixL
  23. Recipe.TV
  24. SWRV
  25. Veria HD
  26. WealthTV
  27. World Fishing Network

NON-PREMIUM HD CHANNELS LAUNCHING SOON THAT DIRECTV DOES NOT CARRY IN SD (4):

  1. HBCU Network (February, 2012)
  2. Legacy.TV (1Q 2012)
  3. RLTV (2012)
  4. WWE Network (???)

PREMIUM CHANNELS THAT DIRECTV CURRENTLY OFFERS IN SD, BUT NOT HD (2):

  1. Encore Action
  2. Encore Drama

PREMIUM CHANNELS THAT DIRECTV DOES NOT CARRY AT ALL (6):

  1. Epix 1
  2. Epix 2
  3. Epix 3
  4. Indieplex
  5. Retroplex
  6. OuterMax

RSN CHANNELS THAT DIRECTV CARRIES IN HD PART TIME (????):
  1. Fox Sports Cincinnati
  2. Fox Sports Ohio
  3. Fox Sports San Diego

RSN CHANNELS THAT DIRECTV DOES NOT CARRY AT ALL (????):

  1. Comcast Sports Northwest
  2. CSN Philadelphia
  3. CSN Philadelphia +
  4. CSS
  5. HRTV
  6. Longhorn Network
  7. Pac-12 Washington
  8. Pac-12 Oregon
  9. Pac-12 Northern California
  10. Pac-12 Southern California
  11. Pac-12 Arizona
  12. Pac-12 Mountain
  13. TCN Philadelphia

RSN CHANNELS COMING SOON THAT DIRECTV DOES NOT CARRY AT ALL (4):

  1. CSN Houston (October, 2012)
  2. Fox Sports New Orleans (Fall, 2012)
  3. Time Warner Cable SportsNet (October 1, 2012)
  4. Time Warner Cable Deportes (October 1, 2012)

"ADULT" CHANNELS LAUNCHING SOON THAT DIRECTV CURRENTLY OFFERS IN SD, WITH POTENTIAL HD CARRIAGE CHANCES UNKNOWN (2):

  1. Hustler HD
  2. Playboy HD

Channels marked in red are channels currently not available.
Omitted (non-DNS) all West Coast feeds due to previous comments made by Satelliteracer, except for ION HD West given it's status as a broadcast network.
Special thanks go out to URFloorMatt from AVSForum.com for his charts, as well as to BigRedFan for her help regarding the Spanish Language Channels.
 

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Things change... :(

Three quarters prior, I had a bunch of channels I was hoping for... and while I still hope for many of them (I no longer really care about the Encore channels since I no longer subscribe to Total Choice Ultimate), their importance is considerably less.

The only ones I TRULY still hope are coming this year are CW HD-DNS, BBCA-HD, and TV Land HD.

~Alan
 

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I'm not certain about capacity.

If we are able to get at least ten HDs prior to the 2014 launch of D14, my guess as to what those would be are as follows:

Up to 10…
6-- Pac-12 Network HD (seven screens)
6-- Comcast SportsNet Houston HD
6-- Time Warner Cable SportsNet HD
6-- Time Warner Cable Deportes HD

Up to 20…
204 Headline News HD
235 Style Network HD
253 Lifetime Movie Network HD
256 Turner Classic Movies HD
264 BBC America HD
271 H2 HD
29- Disney Junior HD
304 TV Land HD
5-- IndiePlex HD
5-- RetroPlex HD
 

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Alan Gordon said:
RSN CHANNELS THAT DIRECTV DOES NOT CARRY AT ALL (????):
Great list, should be a sticky.

Missing CSN Phila and a few others, yes?

Also, Fox Sports SD is parttime.
 

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tonyd79 said:
Missing CSN Phila and a few others, yes?

Also, Fox Sports SD is parttime.
Yeah... the RSN section is a mess... thanks to some posters, I was able to update it slightly last quarter (I think?), but I was confused by some of the part-time/full-time statuses, and I wanted to look it up, but time and other things came up in my life that took a priority.

I'll add Fox Sports SD (South Dakota?) in a little bit.

If anybody else wants to help me, simply list the channels and clarify PLAINLY whether or not DirecTV carries the channel in SD, part-time HD, or not at all.

~Alan
 

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I anticipate more HD channels added this quarter than last quarter.

My hopes are BBC-America and NASA HD.

WOOO HOOO First page.
 

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Turner Classic Movies, TV Land, and more sports sounds pretty good to me. Of course, I welcome any addition to our HD lineup. Here's to a more productive third quarter for HD for Directv!
 

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Coca Cola Kid said:
Here we go again. :bang

I don't know about you guys, but if D* doesn't add any new basic HD this quarter, I'll be forced to come on here to complain then threaten to switch to E*. :lol:
Coca Cola Kid,

Who wrote this @ http://www.dbstalk.com/showthread.php?p=2806475#post2806475 @ posting #3948 … ?

My issue is people like you who always say "the competition has the HD channels I want and D* doesn't" but refuse to switch. Just doesn't make any sense.
 

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Alan Gordon said:
Things change... :(

Three quarters prior, I had a bunch of channels I was hoping for....

~Alan
True.

When I first joined DBSTalk.com in September 2010, I gave the powers that be at DirecTV more credit than they deserve.

After that point, the only basic-cable channels that came in high def were AMC HD, truTV HD, and E! Entertainment Television HD. Back then I thought some really simple stuff, no problem getting carried by competition, would have been delivered by DirecTV.

22 months later, still no Headline News HD and/or Turner Classic Movies HD. (Must be too difficult to get!) Still no H2 HD and/or Lifetime Movie Network HD. (Toughies!) Still no BBC America HD and/or The Hub HD and/or Investigation Discovery HD and/or Oprah Winfrey Network HD. (Damn those at Discovery Communications!) Still no Cooking Channel HD and/or DIY Network HD. (Oh, those ruthless, unscrupulous monsters at Scripps!) And, finally, there is GSN HD. (The ultimate enigma!)

I anticipate that 2014, with the launching of D14, will be the period that matters. By then the powers that be at DirecTV can offer no more excuses if they fail to deliver on basic-cable programming in HD.
 

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Coca Cola Kid said:
You watch LMN and OWN? Umm are you female?
Has to do with distribution and/or ownership.

Weirdest part about GSN is that D* owns 60% but Sony has the controlling interest. :scratchin
Numerous members noted that last year after GSN HD was added by several competitors which included rival Dish Network.
 

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"Coca Cola Kid" said:
Here we go again. :bang
:beatdeadhorse:

Yup here we go again with yet another new thread talking about the same things we've been talking about the past two to three years. D* knows want we want, we know what we want, but there's nothing we can do until they add them.

"Coca Cola Kid" said:
Weirdest part about GSN is that D* owns 60% but Sony has the controlling interest. :scratchin
Crazy isn't it?
 

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tonyd79 said:
Missing CSN Phila and a few others, yes?

Also, Fox Sports SD is parttime.
JoeTheDragon said:
need to add
CSN Huston HD
FS new orleans HD

HRTV HD???

TCN Philly HD / CSN Philly + HD

CSS HD (part time)
Did I get everything right?! :confused:

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Coca Cola Kid said:
You watch LMN and OWN? Umm are you female?
I watch LMN from time to time, and I'm male. :)

I like Oprah, but I don't care for reality shows, so I have zero interest in OWN. I'm sure they'll be a special on one of these years that will interest me, but I'd rather see other channels get a priority over it.

~Alan
 

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"Coca Cola Kid" said:
I said this yesterday, we're not beating a dead horse (a particular request or line of conversation is already foreclosed, mooted, or otherwise resolved, and any attempt to continue it is futile), we're banging our heads against the wall (to keep asking someone to do something which they never do) like I said in my earlier post.
Oh alright. :bang ;)
 
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