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Is the PQ better, on average, than the local channels?

pretty much as far as the mpeg4 goes. but i normally watch any hd on locals with an ota antenna, and that does tend to be better than d*tv compressed signal. since i don't have that option here, it's a moot point. im happy to have any local baseball in hd. fsn ba w/o hd is just terrible on a 50" plasma.
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pretty much as far as the mpeg4 goes. but i normally watch any hd on locals with an ota antenna, and that does tend to be better than d*tv compressed signal. since i don't have that option here, it's a moot point. im happy to have any local baseball in hd. fsn ba w/o hd is just terrible on a 50" plasma.

Thanks, I'm going to have to find someone locally and go see what the MPEG4 locals look like. Did you get the LA HD feeds, and if so, how does the MPEG4 locals compare to those?

Sorry for the off-topic.
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anyone have any idea when D* will release info on the rsn's in hd?
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anyone have any idea when D* will release info on the rsn's in hd?

look up about 20 posts and you will see the answer (Ken's post # 374)
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anyone have any idea when D* will release info on the rsn's in hd?

The rumor is directv will finally be releasing a press release early this week about them.
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anyone have any idea when D* will release info on the rsn's in hd?

As soon as you find out something, please tell DirecTV!!!
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Thanks, I'm going to have to find someone locally and go see what the MPEG4 locals look like. Did you get the LA HD feeds, and if so, how does the MPEG4 locals compare to those?

Sorry for the off-topic.

the la feeds were blacked out in the bay area, so no, i didn't see it.
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Press Release Source: DIRECTV, Inc.


DIRECTV Expands HD Sports Programming with MLB Games from Regional Sports Networks
Monday July 10, 4:42 pm ET
HD Games Now Available in 13 Major Markets
Six More Markets to Launch in Coming Weeks


EL SEGUNDO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--July 10, 2006--DIRECTV is stacking the lineup with more HD sports programming by delivering Major League Baseball games produced in HD by regional sports networks (RSNs) in 19 major markets.
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DIRECTV is now broadcasting all MLB games produced in HD from the following RSNs: FSN Prime Ticket (Los Angeles Dodgers), FSN West (Los Angeles Angels), FSN Bay Area (San Francisco Giants, Oakland A's), FSN South (Atlanta Braves), FSN Houston (Astros), FSN Detroit (Tigers), FSN Florida (Marlins, Devil Rays), SportsTime Ohio (Cleveland Indians), FSN North (Minnesota Twins), FSN Northwest (Seattle Mariners), FSN Arizona (Diamondbacks), FSN Rocky Mountain (Colorado Rockies) and Turner South (Atlanta Braves).

On July 18, HD MLB games from YES Network (Yankees) and FSN Southwest (Rangers HD games will be seen only in the Dallas DMA) will be available, as well as a continuous 24/7 HD feed from NESN HD (Red Sox). In August DIRECTV will deliver HD MLB games from SportsNet New York (Mets), as well as continuous 24/7 HD feeds from Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic HD (Orioles) and Comcast SportsNet Chicago HDTV (Cubs, White Sox).

The RSNs' HD games will be broadcast by DIRECTV via a local market spot beam, and as a result, the RSN programming will be available only to those customers who live within the local DMA (designated market area) spot beam and the RSN team territory. The games will be available at no extra charge.

In addition to the MLB games, DIRECTV will also carry NHL and NBA games that are televised on the RSNs when their seasons start in the fall.

"If we hear one thing from our HD customers, it's 'give us more sports programming in HD,' and we plan to do that throughout the year, beginning with more Major League Baseball games in HD via the RSNs in several of the largest markets," said Dan Fawcett, executive vice president, Programming Acquisition, DIRECTV, Inc. "With all of the regional sports networks' games produced in HD -- including MLB, NHL and NBA, and the more than 110 NFL games DIRECTV will broadcast in HD this fall, we'll offer fans the best selection of HD sports programming available anywhere."

Customers who live within the RSN team territory and the spot beam area will also be required to have the H20 (MPEG4 compatible) HD receiver along with a five LNB dish to receive the RSN's HD programming. The HD games will be available on viewer channel 96 or 97 in each market, and the 24/7 RSNs will be seen on a separate channel that will have the same viewer channel number as their standard definition feed. For customers outside the spot beam, select HD games may be available on channel 95.

Customers can visit DIRECTV.com to determine if they are within the team territory and spot beam and can receive the games.

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The rumor is directv will finally be releasing a press release early this week about them.

Rumor? Once again you are incorrect, not only about the info and when it would show up being a 'rumor', but also about the info itself, and the fact you insisted DirecTV would not have NESN full time in HD any time soon, which the press release clearly states. I could go on, but why bother....

You owe this forum, and a few specific members, an apology.

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You owe this forum, and a few specific members, an apology.

Odds are the people deserving it wont get it...... but hey, he still has the "You can't record them" argument, right?

So the troll wasnt completely wrong...... just 99 percent.

The list of RSN's that D* is rolling out in HD is impressive to say the least.

If only we could get every baseball, hockey, or basketball game in HD if we're a subscriber to the various Pro sports packages similar to how they do with the Sunday Ticket.

Maybe next year with a MLB SuperFan package??
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Odds are the people deserving it wont get it...... but hey, he still has the "You can't record them" argument, right?

So the troll wasnt completely wrong...... just 99 percent.

He will be 100% wrong soon enough.

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Rumor? Once again you are incorrect, not only about the info and when it would show up being a 'rumor', but also about the info itself, and the fact you insisted DirecTV would not have NESN full time in HD any time soon, which the press release clearly states. I could go on, but why bother....

You owe this forum, and a few specific members, an apology.

Well now fellas, TVbob did state yesterday (Sunday) the rumor is D* will be releasing a press release "early" this week and guess what...he was right.
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Well now fellas, TVbob did state yesterday (Sunday) the rumor is D* will be releasing a press release "early" this week and guess what...he was right.

Thank you, so far I have been right about nearly everything I have reported, give me some credit is all I ask. It should be pretty clear by now I have some valid connections with broadcasting services. Hopefully I can clear up this nesn matter once and for all.
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I am trying to get ahold of someone halfway important at directv to see if this mistake can be cleared up and a correct press release distributed.

hehe! Too funny!

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hehe! Too funny!

Hehe, about as funny as all my correct directv reports in the past.
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Well now fellas, TVbob did state yesterday (Sunday) the rumor is D* will be releasing a press release "early" this week and guess what...he was right.

Well, now he's trying to get his "sources" at Directvt to "distribute a correct press release". If he knew that DTV would be sending out a press release early this week, why didn't he get his sources to make sure that it was correct?

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Well now fellas, TVbob did state yesterday (Sunday) the rumor is D* will be releasing a press release "early" this week and guess what...he was right.

TVBob heard about the press release coming this week when we all did, which was out of Ken H's mouth. Don't dare give TVBob credit for something Ken did.
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Well, now he's trying to get his "sources" at Directvt to "distribute a correct press release". If he knew that DTV would be sending out a press release early this week, why didn't he get his sources to make sure that it was correct?

Unfortunately my source could not find out what would be in the press release, nor does he have the power to change their press releases in any case.
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Hopefully I can clear up this nesn matter once and for all.

So the Directv press release with a quote from a Directv official didn't clear up the NESN matter and all of the other RSN matters?

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TVBob heard about the press release coming this week when we all did, which was out of Ken H's mouth. Don't dare give TVBob credit for something Ken did.

I don't recall seeing anything about it here, but I do think someone else confirmed the rumor last night at dbstalk after my post.
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So the Directv press release with a quote from a Directv official didn't clear up the NESN matter and all of the other RSN matters?

If directv had an agreement with NESN already, I would know about it, and the channel would be launched....rarely do they give some specific information about channel launches before the fact. Something is funny about the press release for sure.
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I don't recall seeing anything about it here, but I do think someone else confirmed the rumor last night at dbstalk after my post.

You are SO full of it, you are unbelievable...

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Early next week we'll be getting news from D* on this subject.

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hallelujah, though I'm sure it will just confirm what we already know, but hopefully the subs that don't visit there boards will at least learn something.

Get over youfself dude.
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I don't see anything about a rsn hd related press release.
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I don't see anything about a rsn hd related press release.

Are you mentally challenged? What do you think this thread is about? Can you read the title? Also, do you know what we've been talking about here? Or then again, maybe you don't.
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I guess I see your point, but the information I received was more specific. I didn't really think of the kenh vague post when I learned about it.
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I guess I see your point, but the information I received was more specific. I didn't really think of the kenh vague post when I learned about it.

Vague.... Okay man, whatever you say. I just can't argue with you because you enfuriate me with your ignorance.
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So - how did I do with my original post?

BTW - I credit my source - EB!
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So - how did I do with my original post?

BTW - I credit my source - EB!

Pretty good. Better than TvBob.

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Hmmm, I can't seem to find anything that has actually happened to discredit my claims.

So the press release doesn't do that? Just curious as to what you believe it'll take to "discredit your claims" b/c it seems that the press release has or will.

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So the press release doesn't do that? Just curious as to what you believe it'll take to "discredit your claims" b/c it seems that the press release has or will.

It wouldn't be the first time a press release was inaccurate, particularly in this case when the nesn claim is likely based on a deal being finalized, which is not a guarantee, and which is why broadcasters generally don't announce new channels ahead of time.
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