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drdumont 06-19-2007 02:15 PM

HBO Moves to make all channels HD
 
From a broadcast industry newsletter:

http://broadcastengineering.com/hdtv...ment-0619/?r=4

BO last week committed to making all 26 feeds of its HBO and Cinemax multiplex channels available in HD.

The rollout will begin later this year; its completion is expected by the end of the second quarter of 2008.

HBO was the first national cable network to offer HD feeds, with HBO HDTV launching in 1999 and Cinemax HDTV in 2003.

The move to HD affects: HBO (East/West); HBO2 (East/West); HBO Signature (East/West); HBO Comedy (East/West); HBO Family (East/West); HBO Zone (East/West); HBO Latino (East/West); Cinemax (East/West); MoreMAX (East/West); ActionMAX (East/West); ThrillerMAX (East/West); WMAX (East); @MAX (East); 5StarMAX (East) and OuterMAX (East).

Type A 06-19-2007 03:06 PM

:banana: :banana: :banana:

Chris Gerhard 06-19-2007 04:36 PM

If they make them all OAR, I am interested. More cropped channels and count me out.

Chris

electrictroy 06-21-2007 06:26 AM

So how does this affect hotels?

NONE of the hotels I've stayed in have HD-capable sets. How will they show the HBO-HD?

Lee Stewart 06-21-2007 06:54 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by electrictroy (Post 309173)
So how does this affect hotels?

NONE of the hotels I've stayed in have HD-capable sets. How will they show the HBO-HD?

Here Troy:

http://www.highdefforum.com/showthread.php?t=38822

pappylap 06-21-2007 08:47 AM

Motel 6 only for Troy I believe....

drdumont 06-21-2007 10:13 AM

HBO in HD
 
One presumes they will be transmitting standard def in addition to the HD channels for a while. The item states that they will be making these feeds "available" in HD. Lots of folks will still be watching TV in 4x3 standard definition for quite awhile, even after the conversion of local stations to ATSC digital transmission. And God knows how long it will take the cable tv companies to spool up many more HD channels, if ever.

electrictroy 06-22-2007 06:23 AM

Oh okay. So HBO will still be broadcasting analog for backwards-compatibility with older sets.


Quote:

Originally Posted by pappylap (Post 309250)
Motel 6 only for Troy I believe....

And once again.
A personal attack comes from the 60-yr-old acting like he's still only a 6-yr-old brat.
Very immature. This is the second time you've insulted me today.
Why don't you act your age Mr. Lap?

pappylap 06-22-2007 07:20 AM

Motel 6 only for Troy I believe....

A man too cheap to buy component cables for his PS2 would'nt stay anywhere else, except a campground....

electrictroy 06-26-2007 02:27 AM

I dare you to come to my house & say those insults to my face.

COWARD.

Hiding behind a screen. Frak.

pappylap 06-26-2007 09:56 AM

Change your name to Electrictroll :p :banana:

Rick-F 06-26-2007 10:31 AM

That's wonderful . . . but my cable company (Insight) already provides me a slew of digital channels in SD that are "available in HD". Someday the cable industry is going to go through a "shake up" like the phone company had many years ago-- and will lose their monopoly in each community . . .

drdumont 06-26-2007 10:54 AM

Monopolies and cable...
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Rick-F (Post 311428)
That's wonderful . . . but my cable company (Insight) already provides me a slew of digital channels in SD that are "available in HD". Someday the cable industry is going to go through a "shake up" like the phone company had many years ago-- and will lose their monopoly in each community . . .

Ummm... It kindasorta has already happened. Comcast (now Time Warner) is the CATV "monopoly", having the city where I live "wired". Now Verizon, through their FiOS, is offering TV, Phone, and Internet service over their fiber, and providing (IMHO) far superior service, signal quality and value. So it looks like the "monopoly" is over. Verizon offers the same channels plus several more, and the feeds are not compressed between their arrival at Verizon's head end and their arrival at my TV. And they all look maahhhvelous. The channels which are "available in HD" are available in SD for the basic cost. Want them in HD? Pay a little more and have an HD STB.

-- Doc

Rick-F 06-26-2007 11:12 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by drdumont (Post 311438)
Ummm... It kindasorta has already happened. Comcast (now Time Warner) is the CATV "monopoly", having the city where I live "wired". Now Verizon, through their FiOS, is offering TV, Phone, and Internet service over their fiber, and providing (IMHO) far superior service, signal quality and value. So it looks like the "monopoly" is over. Verizon offers the same channels plus several more, and the feeds are not compressed between their arrival at Verizon's head end and their arrival at my TV. And they all look maahhhvelous. The channels which are "available in HD" are available in SD for the basic cost. Want them in HD? Pay a little more and have an HD STB.

-- Doc

I have two HD-DVRs/ three HDTVs and pay for EVERY HD channel my cable company offers-- but like I said, there are a lot of channels "avaiable (to others) in HD" that Insight does not provide in HD . . . at least the National Geographic channel is in 16X9 and has a good quality picture I and "zoom" to full screen. And Verizon's fiber is not yet available when I live. I live in a condo and ther are many large trees that make the sat. dish an unavailable option.

electrictroy 06-26-2007 12:25 PM

Verizon has to use SOME kind of compression. The cable doesn't have enough bandwidth to carry uncompressed video.




Quote:

Originally Posted by pappylap (Post 311413)
Change your name to Electrictroll

And you can change YOUR name to "Old Grouch". A grumpy bitter old man with nothing to contribute to the forum, except hate.


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