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DIRECTV Will Carry NFL Network Games In HDTV

Washington, D.C. (November 20, 2006) -- DIRECTV confirmed tonight that it will carry the NFL Network's 2006 regular season games in High-Definition TV, beginning with the Thanksgiving night broadcast between Denver and Kansas City.
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yeah, this is a good thing.

A better thing would be them launching the new national HD sat's NOW!!

DIRECTV has had anemic national HD instead doing their offerings of local HD broadcasts in more markets.

why couldnt they have instead also launched maybe 5-10 more nationals at same time? and done 1-2 less markets?
 

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Well, I checked the Guide on the HR10 and while there's any entry for 8PM EST on Thurs. the 23rd, it says "Title Not Available". C'mon D*, what about the people going out of town who want to set this to record before they leave? I see NHL games listed by title, why not the Chiefs-Broncos?
 

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mitchelljd said:
yeah, this is a good thing.

A better thing would be them launching the new national HD sat's NOW!!

DIRECTV has had anemic national HD instead doing their offerings of local HD broadcasts in more markets.

why couldnt they have instead also launched maybe 5-10 more nationals at same time? and done 1-2 less markets?
IIRC... The spaceway sats they are using to provide the locals, are not CONUS sats. Hence why they are focusing more on the items that are spotbeamable... vs repeating the channel in each spot beam.

I wish it where that simple that they could use "fling" the new SATs up there... however... from everything I have learned over the years.... there is so much stinking red tape, procedures, launch windows, testing, ect.... it just isn't that easy to launch them now...

As I am sure DirecTV would if they could, launch them right now.
 

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IIRC... The spaceway sats they are using to provide the locals, are not CONUS sats. Hence why they are focusing more on the items that are spotbeamable... vs repeating the channel in each spot beam.

I wish it where that simple that they could use "fling" the new SATs up there... however... from everything I have learned over the years.... there is so much stinking red tape, procedures, launch windows, testing, ect.... it just isn't that easy to launch them now...

As I am sure DirecTV would if they could, launch them right now.
Yeah - I know D* would put them up if they could. Big ad in the Denver Post today from Dish claiming to have more HD channels than everyone else (They will probably milk this ad till the sats go up).

I saw that Fox locally here in Dever is carrying the Bronco game but it is not listed as HD (though they broadcast in HD) I wonder if they will carry it? I wonder if D* will black out the HD NFL broadcast here because of it??
 

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fair enough on the logic.

However, the sad fact is that if you live in NY or LA, you don't have much new HD programming. Hell TNT HD is 90% fake HD. with movies stretched to fake it.

Universal HD has been a real dog. showing lame old failed universal tv shows like century city or mr sterling. only recently are they showing some better movies like back to the future.

espn 2 as a national hd network for Directv? makes very little sense, they could have Starz HD or Cinemax HD in their place. at least these networks offer compelling content.

It's just frustrating that they don't have someone in the Directv programming dept who gets it.
 

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I saw that Fox locally here in Dever is carrying the Bronco game but it is not listed as HD (though they broadcast in HD) I wonder if they will carry it? I wonder if D* will black out the HD NFL broadcast here because of it??
It should be in HD on your local affiliate... as it "should" be the exact same feed as the NFL Network.... as that is the arrangement they have in place for the ESPN games (With local affiliates).

I haven't yet seen a year where it was blacked out from the "cable" broadcast, when it was simulcasted on the local affiliate.
 

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It should be in HD on your local affiliate... as it "should" be the exact same feed as the NFL Network.... as that is the arrangement they have in place for the ESPN games (With local affiliates).

I haven't yet seen a year where it was blacked out from the "cable" broadcast, when it was simulcasted on the local affiliate.
I'm posting it on our local forums to see if anyone knows officially. I'm becoming a real snob now that I got my 60" SXRD - as I have to spend thanksgiving over at friends homes this year and instead of looking forward to all the good company food and drink - I am already missing seeing the games on a large screen in HD. Sigh - I am corrupted.
 

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mitchelljd said:
espn 2 as a national hd network for Directv? makes very little sense
I disagree with this. ESPN2 HD has carried a lot college football games in HD this past season. A lot of those were on while another HD game was on ESPN-HD. I'm sure that this will be the case a lot during the college basketball season. As a huge college sports fan, especially basketball, I very much appreciate ESPN2-HD. ESPN HD and ESPN2 HD are the two national HD channels I watch the most. Much more so than TNT-HD, HBO-HD, or Showtime HD.
 

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I disagree with this. ESPN2 HD has carried a lot college football games in HD this past season. A lot of those were on while another HD game was on ESPN-HD. I'm sure that this will be the case a lot during the college basketball season. As a huge college sports fan, especially basketball, I very much appreciate ESPN2-HD. ESPN HD and ESPN2 HD are the two national HD channels I watch the most. Much more so than TNT-HD, HBO-HD, or Showtime HD.
Isn't Monday night football on ESPN2 also?
 

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Isn't Monday night football on ESPN2 also?
No. It is on ESPNHD.
 

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FOX 4 in Kansas City claims that they will carry the game in HD, so the Denver local probably will as well.

That sound you hear coming from the east is Chiefs fans scrambling to put up antennas.

May the best team lose, and otherwise have a Happy Thanksgiving!
 

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I wonder what other channel in the HD package Directv is going to turn off while they broadcast these games
Probably none... given that 95 is the standing special events HD channel.

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I wonder what other channel in the HD package Directv is going to turn off while they broadcast these games
LOL! I was thinking the same thing, but they aren't also broadcasting 4 or 6 more games in HD at the same time like on Sunday, so I'm sure it's not an issue.

And it is certain it's on 95, right? I'd read other channels tossed around in earlier threads on this topic, but hadn't checked them lately.
 

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95 is the special events HD channel... and this is being treated as such.

It is going to be an MPEG-2 broadcast, on the special events channel.
 

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Earl Bonovich said:
It should be in HD on your local affiliate... as it "should" be the exact same feed as the NFL Network.... as that is the arrangement they have in place for the ESPN games (With local affiliates).

I haven't yet seen a year where it was blacked out from the "cable" broadcast, when it was simulcasted on the local affiliate.
Sounds like Sea Launch needs som competition.... Time to find an abandonded oil rig for a floating launchpad and som old abandond ocean liner for command central......
 

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Has anyone noticed this. On my HR 20 when I skip in 12 hour periods (using the green button) to get to the guide on Thursday night at the time of the game I typically land in the middle of the game listed there as clear as day on the guide. But then when I back up to see when the game begins I finally get to a point where it says something to the effect that nothing is scheduled and then the game disappears on the guide. I've checked this out a couple of times and even had my daughter check it out just to make sure I wasn't losing it. So, I'm confident that the game will be shown on 95 in HD, but what the heck is up with this guide???
 
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