High Def Forum - Your High Definition Community & High Definition Resource

Go Back   High Def Forum - Your High Definition Community & High Definition Resource > High Definition Programming Providers > DirecTV Forum
Rules HDTV Forum Gallery LINK TO US! RSS - High Def Forum AddThis Feed Button AddThis Social Bookmark Button Groups

DirecTV Forum Discuss and learn about DirecTV High Definition Satellite TV. RSS - DirecTV Forum

New HD Channels wednesday 10/10/07

Reply
AddThis Social Bookmark Button
 
Thread Tools
Old 10-10-2007, 06:12 AM   #16
My Precious!!!
 
drbrosco's Avatar
 

Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: SW Ohio
Age: 46
Posts: 4,704
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by fmw View Post
Thanks for the update. Curiously, unlike all the other HD channels, SD is the default for Food Network. I have to click the channel + to get the HD version. The other two new ones default to HD like all the others when I punch in the channel number.
yea I noticed that. it doesn't make any sense to me why they would do that.
__________________
Living Room
LG LCD 1080p HDTV 55LH40
LG LHB977 BLUE RAY DISC HOME THEATRE SYSTEM
DIRECTV
Genie Whole Home
HR34-700
XBOX 360 ELITE
Bedroom
Insignia LED 720p 32" HDTV
Xbox 360
DirecTv Mini Genie C31
my br collection= The Hobbit...Under Siege...Out For Justice...Point Break...Speed...Air Force One...Bonnie & Clyde...UP...American Gangster...Ratatouille...Due Date...Nacho Libre...Gullivers Travels....My Crown Jewel of my collection-The Lord of the Rings Extended Edition on Blu Ray
drbrosco is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-10-2007, 06:15 AM   #17
#42: Republican & Dodger
 
DodgerKing's Avatar
 

Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: SoCal
Age: 42
Posts: 1,803
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by drbrosco View Post
yea I noticed that. it doesn't make any sense to me why they would do that.
The others are a simulcast of the SD channel. Food HD has different programming than the SD version.
DodgerKing is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-10-2007, 06:39 AM   #18
HT Frontiersman
 
borromini's Avatar
 

Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Northern California
Posts: 10,309
Default

So what's the latest tally between D* and E*? Have we actually surpassed Dish in total number of HD channels and do they still have channels we don't have?...not including VOOM of course.
__________________
"I'd rather have a bottle in front of me than a frontal lobotomy"
borromini is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-10-2007, 06:54 AM   #19
High Definition is the definition of life.
 
mystic7's Avatar
 

Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 1,431
Default

It's Directv 45 - Dish 48 (but they include PPV channels).
mystic7 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-10-2007, 06:58 AM   #20
#42: Republican & Dodger
 
DodgerKing's Avatar
 

Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: SoCal
Age: 42
Posts: 1,803
Default

I did not include locals with Direct has more of or RSN which Dish currently has more of (but only on Direct do we have to option to watch each RSN 24/7 without blackouts):

Dish

A&E HD
Animal Planet
Discovery HD
Discovery HD Theater
DISH Network PPV in HD
ESPN HD
ESPN2 HD
Food Network HD
HBO HD*
Cinemax HD*
HDNet
HDNet Movies
HDNews
HGTV HD
History Channel HD
MHD
National Geographic Channel HD*
NFL Network HD
Showtime HD*
Starz HDTV*
The Science Channel
TLC
TNT HD
Universal HD
TBS

Voom

Rave
Equator
Gallery
Treasure
Animania
World Cinema
Rush
World Sport
Ultra
Kung Fu
Film Fest
Monster
HD News Channel
Game Play
Family

Looking at the descriptions of the Voom channels, they seem to suck anyway. No loss at all on my part.

And from what I read, I could be wrong, they only have the east versions of their premium channels in HD

TBS is included. They do have it now, but Dish is not officially listing it yet.

------------------------------------------------------------

Direct

A&E
Animal Planet
Big Ten
Bravo
Cinemax West
Cinemax East
CNBC
CNN
Discovery
Food
Golf
HBO East
HBO West
History
MGM
MHD
National Geographic
Showtime East
Showtime West
Showtime Too
Smithsonian
SciFi
Weatherchannel
TLC
USA
Versus
Stars Comedy
Stars Kids
Stars East
Stars West
Stars Edge
HD Theater
ESPN
ESPN 2
HD Net
HD Net movies
TNT
TBS
Universal
NFL

Still to come this month

Cartoon
Fox business news
FX
HGTV
NBA
Speed

Last edited by DodgerKing; 10-10-2007 at 07:15 AM.
DodgerKing is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-10-2007, 07:10 AM   #21
High Definition is the definition of life.
 
robox4's Avatar
 

Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 430
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by DodgerKing View Post
The others are a simulcast of the SD channel. Food HD has different programming than the SD version.

Is that the only network so far that has two different channels, with different programming but shares the exact same name?

Hell, did that make any sense?
robox4 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-10-2007, 07:12 AM   #22
#42: Republican & Dodger
 
DodgerKing's Avatar
 

Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: SoCal
Age: 42
Posts: 1,803
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by robox4 View Post
Is that the only network so far that has two different channels, with different programming but shares the exact same name?

Hell, did that make any sense?
I believe so. HGTV I believe will do the same as well when it comes out (next week IMO).
DodgerKing is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-10-2007, 07:24 AM   #23
All Suns home games in HD
 

Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 20
Default

Damn I'm still waiting on FX HD!!!!
firstpersoni is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-10-2007, 07:27 AM   #24
How can anyone watch standard def?
 

Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 21
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by firstpersoni View Post
Damn I'm still waiting on FX HD!!!!
Us too! Love "Damages".
schneid is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-10-2007, 07:29 AM   #25
A couch and an HDTV to go please.
 

Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 10
Default

Where I live in Mass, the default is the SD channel and not the HD version.

I have using the number system at my uncles house, as he has the same package as I do, and it also continues to default to SD.

Is there a fix for this?
Crst04 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-10-2007, 07:40 AM   #26
fmw
High Definition is the definition of life.
 
fmw's Avatar
 

Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 1,033
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by JWvanLohuizen View Post
Have you tried creating a Favorites List and using it instead of the all channels list so only the channels you want show up in the guide?

It is a real shame that the HR-20 doesn't have a changeable channels received list. I hate having to scroll though a search listing with hundreds of programs from channels I don't get or don't want to get. I have complained numerous times without any result.
That wasn't my point. My point was that if I enter channel numbers directly, the receiver defaults to the HD version of the channel - except for Food Network.
fmw is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-10-2007, 07:42 AM   #27
High Definition is the definition of life.
 

Join Date: May 2005
Location: Myrtle Beach SC
Posts: 1,042
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Crst04 View Post
Where I live in Mass, the default is the SD channel and not the HD version.

I have using the number system at my uncles house, as he has the same package as I do, and it also continues to default to SD.

Is there a fix for this?
There is beta testing going on right now for the H20. We should be seeing new firmware soon.
rockaway1836 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-10-2007, 08:10 AM   #28
A couch and an HDTV to go please.
 

Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 10
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by rockaway1836 View Post
There is beta testing going on right now for the H20. We should be seeing new firmware soon.
Great to hear! It isn't that big a deal as I always just use the guide anyway, but happy to hear that I'll soon have the option to use the numbers.

Thanks for the reply.
Crst04 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-10-2007, 08:16 AM   #29
High Definition is the definition of life.
 

Join Date: May 2005
Location: Myrtle Beach SC
Posts: 1,042
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Crst04 View Post
Great to hear! It isn't that big a deal as I always just use the guide anyway, but happy to hear that I'll soon have the option to use the numbers.

Thanks for the reply.
No Problem
rockaway1836 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-10-2007, 08:32 AM   #30
HD makes my pants tight
 
Superman's Avatar
 

Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Baltimore, MD
Age: 40
Posts: 2,801
Default

Did anyone else need to reset? I turned on the TV and got a message saying it was searching for signal.
__________________
Samsung 56" 720p DLP HDTV
LG 50pq20 50" 720p Plasma HDTV
Olevia 42" 1080p LCD HDTV
Onkyo TX-SR674 Receiver
Onkyo TX-SR606 Receiver
Velodyne CHT Front Row 5 piece speakers
Sony SS-SR305 for 7.1 surround sound
BIC H-100 subwoofer
RCA HDV5000 HD DVD Player
Toshiba HD-A3 HD DVD Player
Samsung BD-UP5000 BD/HD DVD Player
Xbox 360 60GB
Xbox 360 20GB
PS3 60GB
PS3 120GB
Superman is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Go Back   High Def Forum - Your High Definition Community & High Definition Resource > High Definition Programming Providers > DirecTV Forum
AddThis Social Bookmark Button
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads to New HD Channels wednesday 10/10/07
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Any future HD channels??? passat25 DISH Network Forum 12 03-03-2008 11:16 PM
Digital Service With Tv's Built in Hd Tuner, A joke or what?? mmilam Cable Providers 37 01-08-2008 06:21 PM
HD DVD with 70% of stand alones. Can Sony win? Buford_Pusser High Definition Media 86 12-05-2007 09:18 PM
Question about aspect ratios on HD channels GaryMF The High Definition Lounge 16 08-15-2007 12:09 PM
DTV HD Receiver Email To DirecTV 1953 DirecTV Forum 0 06-29-2005 01:17 PM


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 01:27 PM.



Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0
Copyright 2004 - 2008, High Def Forum