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We Need WGN America in HD!

keesh
04-24-2009, 11:27 AM
Why you ask? Because there is a new show called WWE Superstars HD that is being shot in HD, yet played in 4:3 on DirectTV.

My guess is, its the only show WGN America has in HD, but still DirecTV carries many HD ready channels with little to no HD content.

CoachZ
04-24-2009, 11:34 AM
THE CUBS, The CUBS, The CUBS.....2 facts...DISH carries WGN HD and so does Canadian sat....Directv does not...won't look here again to see bashing.

stmcld
04-24-2009, 03:25 PM
The Cubs and Corner Gas in HD.

drock912001
04-24-2009, 05:42 PM
Why you ask? Because there is a new show called WWE Superstars HD that is being shot in HD, yet played in 4:3 on DirectTV.

My guess is, its the only show WGN America has in HD, but still DirecTV carries many HD ready channels with little to no HD content.
That's a network issue not having HD content.We all want it but the providers are slow to give it to us.

bgirard
05-04-2009, 12:13 PM
I've contacted Directv multiple times about this. It's painful to watch the Cubs in SD. They never have an answer.

GailLA
05-04-2009, 08:19 PM
I'm sure it is not the only content in HD. I'm sure the news and any sports is including the Cubs. And WGN America will only be getting more HD content.

sopranocaponyc
05-04-2009, 09:04 PM
Are you telling me that there are no cubs games in HD. I have MLB EI and tonight the chi/sf game is in SD, I guess thats why. That does suck.

Whats with about maybe %40 off all HD MLB EI games only in Dolby Digital. I've had D* since Thursday and have noticed that THE FOWLING Games ARE not in DD. LAA at Oak, ARZ at LAD, Cin at Flor, Phil at Stl. Also I'm from NYC( Queens) and I thought the NY teams were supposed to be blacked out I get them in MLB EI and Yes, and SNy HD.

There are a few that are in DD, Off course both NY games, col at Sd, Cle at Tor, Tex at Sea and CWS at KC to name a few.

GailLA
05-05-2009, 10:12 PM
No, there are Cubs games on Comcast SportsNet Chicago and on the opposing team feeds, but sometimes the only feed is SD on WGN or SD on one of the other regionals via EI. I do find myself watching HD when possible even if it is the opposing team's feed. 'GN is so good but the SD is so bad.

isszguy
05-06-2009, 12:24 AM
I'll give you WGN in HD, but first you have to promise me that TBS will also be in HD. Two years in a row, I've had to settle for SD for the October Playoff games on TBS as Comcast does not do them in HD (at least last year). Don't know what their plans are for this year. So, I switched to DTV and TBS is only in SD.

For some reason, Dish does TBS in HD.

PokerFace
05-06-2009, 01:08 AM
I'll give you WGN in HD, but first you have to promise me that TBS will also be in HD. Two years in a row, I've had to settle for SD for the October Playoff games on TBS as Comcast does not do them in HD (at least last year). Don't know what their plans are for this year. So, I switched to DTV and TBS is only in SD.

For some reason, Dish does TBS in HD.

TBS HD is channel 247,is there an cw hd or is it just channel 11

GailLA
05-07-2009, 01:30 PM
I too get TBSHD on D* on 247. I've only had D* HD since January 2009, but TBSHD has been there for me the whole time.

glennb1
05-07-2009, 04:06 PM
I'll give you WGN in HD, but first you have to promise me that TBS will also be in HD. Two years in a row, I've had to settle for SD for the October Playoff games on TBS as Comcast does not do them in HD (at least last year). Don't know what their plans are for this year. So, I switched to DTV and TBS is only in SD.

For some reason, Dish does TBS in HD.

I just called DIRECTV and told them they better get TBS in HD or else !! :mad:

They said OK.

Try channel 247 now.

djcruiser
05-08-2009, 06:35 AM
:confused:Comcast in Baltimore has WGN America in HD also...Now that is pitiful that they do and it is not on DirectTV.

TomCat4680
05-11-2009, 09:07 AM
I bet if WGNA HD showed Cubs, White Sox or Bulls content 24/7 DirecTV would have it...

bradmanning
04-09-2010, 06:46 PM
I just joined this group on FB that is gathering support for WGN HD on Directv. Small now, but let's spread the word!

It is called Get WGN in HD on DirecTv

Sorry can't post the link since I haven't made more than 5 posts on this site

chirshey
04-10-2010, 08:22 AM
I just joined this group on FB that is gathering support for WGN HD on Directv. Small now, but let's spread the word!

It is called Get WGN in HD on DirecTv

Sorry can't post the link since I haven't made more than 5 posts on this site

Who are you communicating with? D* or WGN? What % of broadcast time/material does WGN now provide?

shineon77
04-11-2010, 09:34 AM
DIRECTV needs to get more regular channels (like Travel Channel and WGN) and premium movie channels instead of sports crap all the time. I like sports, but I also like other content.

thebigmo
04-13-2010, 10:55 AM
I just joined this group on FB that is gathering support for WGN HD on Directv. Small now, but let's spread the word!

It is called Get WGN in HD on DirecTv

Sorry can't post the link since I haven't made more than 5 posts on this site

Just joined. Don't know if will matter any but you never know.
Can't post the link either. :(

johns70
04-14-2010, 05:29 PM
I'm guessing DIRECTV will add WGN HD when they feel like adding it.

I don't think Get WGN in HD on DirecTv, a protest march in washington, or a world wide hunger strike will make much difference in their decision. :)

TDK1044
04-15-2010, 07:00 AM
Signed 2010 carriage contracts with D*.

The Africa Channel HD
BBC HD
CSN Bay Area HD
CSN California HD
ESPNU HD
FearNet HD
FSN Cincinnati HD
FSN Florida HD
FSN OHIO HD
Hallmark Movies HD
MSNBC HD
Outdoor HD
WGN HD

denverbrian
04-15-2010, 08:35 AM
No Fox Soccer Channel HD? Strange.

TDK1044
04-15-2010, 08:44 AM
No Fox Soccer Channel HD? Strange.

I think you can safely add FSC HD to the list.

dave b
04-15-2010, 03:04 PM
I just saw a carriage agreement 2010, will it be HD soon??? I dig the Cubs and Sox sometimes and SD is a tough pill to swallow as we all know.

stonedog23
04-15-2010, 06:58 PM
I've contacted Directv multiple times about this. It's painful to watch the Cubs in SD. They never have an answer.

Trust me, it will be just as painful to watch the Cubs in HD

drock912001
04-16-2010, 03:53 AM
THE CUBS, The CUBS, The CUBS.....2 facts...DISH carries WGN HD and so does Canadian sat....Directv does not...won't look here again to see bashing.
I dug this up!Didn't know they had different programming!
[QUOTE]WGN-TV is also a pioneering superstation, and continues to program an alternate feed for cable and satellite subscribers throughout the United States known as WGN America (formerly Superstation WGN). Ironically, the "superstation" feed remains unavailable to Chicago-area cable subscribers, despite vastly different programming offerings. However, WGN America is available in the Chicago area on DirecTV and Dish Network./QUOTE]

lcannady
04-17-2010, 06:30 AM
If they were to get HD we could really get into the I Dream of Jeannie reruns. :yippee::yippee: