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post #31 of 40 Old 07-26-2007, 09:27 AM
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[quote=barth2k]oops, I have my marginal channels mixed up.

yeah I liked TechTV, esp. Leo and his computer geek friends. too bad it died.

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post #32 of 40 Old 07-26-2007, 09:33 AM
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Since that channel is more geared towards men, and we know that most HD nuts are men, I would think Spike would be one of the first pushing for a HD version of their channel. How come not?

If men are 10 year old boys...then yes its geared towards men.

I cant imagine anything on that channel I would want to watch.
Wait...you say The Shield is on that channel? I say no its not.
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Several years ago, I saw that Spike had reruns of CSI on quite often.

Since I hadn't seen many from the first season, I thought I would Tivo them from Spike and watch when nothing else was on.

I am not a huge "quality" snob, but the picture was really really bad. It was the first time since I had my 50" DLP that I could not stomach a SD show.

Aside from watching the old reruns, I really do not have a use for this channel. And the picture and sound quality have not improved.

With all the new HD channels coming, I must say that this one (Spike) is a perfect example of a channel I would never watch, HD or not.

Watching old reruns is a last resort type of viewing for me.

Newer original programming would be #1 on my wishlist for HD. Sports would be #2, and movies would be #3.

With HBO, SHO, STARZ, MAX, HDNet, FOX (soon), and MGM (soon), I see no reason to watch movies on TBS, Spike etc...

I admit that even with DVRs all throughout my home, commercials during movies are a nuisance that I do not want to deal with anymore.
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post #34 of 40 Old 07-27-2007, 09:44 AM
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on my provider (comcast seattle) it has the lowest bitrate and the worst picture on cable.

Same here (but on Cablevision in NJ). It clearly has the worst quality (in picture, not programming) of any channel we have. It's painful to watch and it's a shame because there are some good things on it.
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They just said like 5 mins ago on motorblock that it will be available in HD starting in january

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Spike will be in HD Q1 in 08. Yes, DirecTV WILL carry it.
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Just think of "most extreme elimination challenge" in stunning HD...

ha.

I would rather have Comedy Central and FX to be in HD than Spike TV.
(I think D* is getting FX-HD/Comedy-HD already?...)
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post #38 of 40 Old 09-30-2007, 02:20 PM
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Back to the OP's question, it's coming:

http://www.tvpredictions.com/spikehd092907.htm

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ha.

I would rather have Comedy Central and FX to be in HD than Spike TV.
(I think D* is getting FX-HD/Comedy-HD already?...)

I know for a fact FX is coming in a month or less. CC is not on the list at least until the end of the year, but who knows. DirecTV seems to add the channels as soon as the companies decide to broadcast them- after negotiations, etc. I had TWC and they seemed slower to roll them out.

Here is what DirecTV has now, will get in Oct and by the end of the year- all MPEG4 which will ROCK!
http://www.directv.com/DTVAPP/global...setId=P4360044
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Back to the OP's question, it's coming:

http://www.tvpredictions.com/spikehd092907.htm


Someone else already said it will be here in jan 08. I too saw them say it today on the powerblock. I can't wait.
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