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Old 07-03-2007, 08:32 PM   #1  
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I know I have been reading Directv has the most high def channels. But on average what is a good #? I have Directv but can't get the high def b/c the 5 lbn satellite would have trees blocking 2 of the satellites. I am thinking of switching over to my cable provider but they only have like 15. Would it be worth it?
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Old 07-04-2007, 06:31 AM   #2  
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This belongs in the DirecTV forum, not the news forum. This here forum's for HD-related news. You're more likely to get help there anyway, etiquette issues aside.

But welcome to the forums anyway!
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Old 07-04-2007, 08:17 AM   #3  
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At this time Dish network has the most HD channels, then Cable providers(for the most part) then Directv. They say they will have the most soon but that is a "Wait and see"
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Old 07-08-2007, 12:49 PM   #4  
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I'd like to see the channels with a % of how much proper HD content they actually broadcast. Yes ESPN2, I mean you!

While the number of HD channels is growing I think DirecTV are using some dubious mathematics to arrive at their 150+ commercial number.
And even if they weren't then I'd still be suspicious of the HD% of these channels.
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Get this... if they have an On Demand HD channel that, say, hosts a total of 50 films, they will claim 50 HD channels. Note that we're hearing about 500 and 800 HD channels in 2008."

I think the total count is something like 45 right now... AND that includes 15 Voom channels that are NOT available to the majority of cable customers.
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if and when TWC gets there switched digital in action here in columbus
i will more then likely take a hard look at it , just to see who has the
best package out , with the SD , it sounds like you can pick the
channels you want ....
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I'd like to see the channels with a % of how much proper HD content they actually broadcast. Yes ESPN2, I mean you!

While the number of HD channels is growing I think DirecTV are using some dubious mathematics to arrive at their 150+ commercial number.
And even if they weren't then I'd still be suspicious of the HD% of these channels.
IF your into SPORTS, as D* is ... you have to accept the fact thatthere will still be quite abit of games NOT done in HD.
ESPN is a prime example, would you like to pay for all the new cameras so everything can be done in HD ?

I don't blame ESPN for this,or D* for that matter.

Movies is a different situation, the movie channels will be all HD soon, maybe with this sat, but definatly with the second sat once it gets up and operational.

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anyone hear if MSG HD is coming to direct. TWC does have the channel in some markets. I would like to get it on my new direct system.
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anyone hear if MSG HD is coming to direct. TWC does have the channel in some markets. I would like to get it on my new direct system.
Thats one people were asking about awhile back and I have not heard one way or the other or anything about it lately.

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Old 07-10-2007, 09:15 PM   #10  
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i have only heard it once that it was coming and that was from the installer at my house last week. No one else i have talked to no one way or another.
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