the HD channels in the 70-90 range are the old mpeg2 HD channels. They are being phased out. The HD channels in the triple digit range are the new mpeg4 channels.
The HD channels in the 70's range use to be mirrored channels from their regular respective locations in the channel range. I believe, initially, they were set up that way for convenience and as a way to have the majority of HD channels in one small range (back when there were very few HD channels available). With the last new satellite, ESPN HD, for example, is now available under the new mpeg4 format and so the HD channels in the 70's ARE NOT mirrored copies any longer. These channels are mpeg2 and come from the older satellites. Eventually, they could either go away entirely or go back to being mirrored again but from the new satellite (mpeg4).Ice Runner said:Why do some HD channels appear in two places? There are a set of channels such as ESPN that appear in the double-digit set of HD channels and at another place.
I've been pruning my channel menu to eliminate channels to which I don't subscribe or ever watch and see no reason to have channels appear in two places.