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Old 02-08-2005, 07:16 AM   #31  
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Echostar (Dish Network) bought Voom.
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Old 02-13-2005, 04:33 PM   #32  
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Sorry about the late post. I'm on the coast of North Carolina
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Old 03-01-2005, 12:20 PM   #33  
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Any update on ESPNU or ESPN2HD or TNTHD?
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Old 03-02-2005, 01:41 PM   #34  
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Here is a response that I received from DirecTV today when asking when they were adding ESPNU and ESPN2HD:

Thanks for writing. We've got great news! As you know, DIRECTV recently announced plans to carry ESPNU, the 24 hour network dedicated to college sports. Beginning March 4, ESPNU will be part of the DIRECTV Sports Pack on channel 609.
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Old 03-06-2005, 05:14 PM   #35  
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I am a user of Direcway internet and have been for 2 years. It's a 2-way and you do not lose your internet everytime it rains. Only if there is a severe thunderstorm with heavy overhead clouds do you lose signal. I've never lost mine for more than 10 minutes and not very many times over this two year period.
I've had Direcway internet for about 1 1/2 yrs. Had some trouble early , but for about the last yr. has been working flawlessly. Rain and snow do not bother it , only severe storms. Surfing is not much faster than 56K , but downloading is far superior.
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Old 03-21-2005, 07:05 PM   #36  
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Got my system hooked up today by Direct TV. The tech and the person on the phone both claim (take it with a grain of salt) that by the end of the year the whole Direct TV channel lineup will be in HD they said at least 15 more channels are coming on in a month or so.

Hope they are right.

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Old 03-30-2005, 06:31 PM   #37  
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Dude...the Directv folks were lying to you....they'll add some channels when the new birds are up, mostly high def locals....I'm in the NYC DMA so it matters not to me, I already get my locals....IMHO, Directv HD isn't worth it now..I've had it for about 1 year and I'm cancellling as soon as I can...besides, they're down-rezzing the HD channels, it's clearly noticeable...we'll see when MPEG-4 rolls out
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Old 04-14-2005, 04:38 PM   #38  
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Dude...the Directv folks were lying to you....they'll add some channels when the new birds are up, mostly high def locals....I'm in the NYC DMA so it matters not to me, I already get my locals....IMHO, Directv HD isn't worth it now..I've had it for about 1 year and I'm cancellling as soon as I can...besides, they're down-rezzing the HD channels, it's clearly noticeable...we'll see when MPEG-4 rolls out
Supposedly, theyre adding 1500 channels with this new satellite. Of course, most will be locals.. but there will be quite a few channels added in HD... thats just common sense. Im sure theyll have more HD than Voom has. I just got off the phone with them and right now, theyre taking requests as to what channels people want in HD. So call them up, and let them know what you want.

I requested the YES network in HD.
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Old 04-14-2005, 05:12 PM   #39  
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don't you get it! when you talk to dtv, you are hearing a propagana line. because all they do is lie. and why shouldn't they. if your'e a sports fan you can't leave or you don't get their exclusive sunday ticket. like most corporations all they do is what they have to and keep business.are you really buying into that nonsense about fair advertising? espn is a package. they climed they would provide it in hd they lied.no espn2 in hd. what happened to bravo hd? more lies!
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Old 04-23-2005, 07:59 PM   #40  
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I understand that direct tv is now showing the YES network in HD.
Has anybody seen it? Is it available everywhere? Are there blackouts? Any users in North Carolina?

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Old 04-23-2005, 08:02 PM   #41  
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...what happened to bravo hd? more lies!
Bravo HD became Universal HD...no lies there.
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Old 04-25-2005, 06:30 AM   #42  
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I understand that direct tv is now showing the YES network in HD.
Has anybody seen it? Is it available everywhere? Are there blackouts? Any users in North Carolina?

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It's, YES-HD, only available in the NY DMA. D* is just using it to lure people away from Cablevision and other HD providers in the largest city.
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Old 04-28-2005, 02:03 PM   #43  
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they're down-rezzing the HD channels, it's clearly noticeable...
I agree...almost every time I watch something in HD (like the Bulls-Wizards game last night), I sit there and adjust my picture for about 15 minutes to try to re-calibrate it until it is so dark that the crackly stuff isn't noticeable.

The receiver hurts the quality too - my OTA channels look much better run straight into the TV than they look through the satellite box. The difference is significant enough that I give up the great feature that puts the OTA channels on the program guide for the improved quality I get when I skip the satellite receiver.

I'm glad I can go OTA to receive my locals, so I actually know what real HD looks like instead of believing that the compressed DirecTV HD channels are as good as it gets.

And there's no reason the standard channels (95% of their programming) should look as pathetically awful as they do. ESPNU is an awesome channel, but it looks absolutely horrible. DirecTV's non-HD channels look better through a 15-year-old analog TV that cost $300 in 1990 than through my brand new HD, into which I sank two months' income.

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DirecTV's non-HD channels look better through a 15-year-old analog TV that cost $300 in 1990 than through my brand new HD, into which I sank two months' income.
I agree...
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Old 05-07-2005, 10:10 AM   #45  
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I'm glad I can go OTA to receive my locals, so I actually know what real HD looks like instead of believing that the compressed DirecTV HD channels are as good as it gets.

And there's no reason the standard channels (95% of their programming) should look as pathetically awful as they do.
I can agree with your first statement. HD OTA is fantastic. And yes, I'm a little upset with the HD quality from many DirecTV channels. Hopefully the new satellites they've launched will allow them to increase the bitrates.

I can't agree with your second statement. There IS a reason SD looks "pathetic" on these sets, but I won't go into here. There is no way that SD can look good on these sets, whether it's coming from a satellite, cable, or OTA. And as you've discovered, sports are the worst, with all the movement. You'll have to get over it. I had to. I watch ONLY HD programming now. If it ain't in HD, I turn off the set. Face it, we're spoiled!
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