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post #15991 of 18575
When the Sports Packages added 8 channels to the Game and Team packages, they upgraded to MP4.

Have not noticed the difference when watching my NBA League Pass but it is what it is.

On another note, it's quiet on the HD channel front although that was bound to happen especially without a Starz/Encore deal which would be nice.

Hopefully, we get some goodies announced next week with Military Channel HD probably being the top candidate. Once that and Chiller HD get added, the want list becomes pretty minimal unless Epix is added to Movie Pass and Documentary Channel is brought on board.

May things pick up in what is likely to be our final year of significant HD adds because were getting closer to that HD only lineup if you throw out the west coast premiums and all the other stuff outside of Digital Basic.
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Everyone,

In a surprise, Yimitz reports that Michigan got their notice a little this month. I had assumed they would get it next week because the 31st falls on a Thursday.

Anyway, based on The Michigan notice, we are very likely getting some HD in March.

As I have predicted, it looks like we are getting..........................

Military Channel HD

Michigan will be receiving it March 1 and we likely will too.

On another note, it appears ShopNBC might be off of the month to month deals.

The above will likely be our notice that will come within the next week.
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I would love some Military HD! I'm all geeky and nerdy over that type of programming so having it would make me happy smile.gif. Now all we would need is Military History in HD.

On a side note, I admit I love cooking shows and PBS Create is awesome. Or I should say used to be awesome as it looks like garbage now and is unwatchable. It stutters horribly picture-wise. Any way we can fix this so I can get my fix?
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HSN2 might becoming to BHN because TWCKC can pick it on QAM now.
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Originally Posted by Nayan View Post

A free preview of NHL Center Ice starts today and runs I think until the 31st. I am so happy Hockey is back!! smile.gif

NBA preview running now too....
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Anyone know if BHN will have a counter move to be on par with Dish and their Hopper Dvr's and Directv with their Genie's both capable of recording 5 shows at once?

Surely BHN has something in the works,my new Cisco 8742HDC feels outdated now with all these new advancements.lol
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Originally Posted by PeterLewis View Post

Anyone know if BHN will have a counter move to be on par with Dish and their Hopper Dvr's and Directv with their Genie's both capable of recording 5 shows at once?

Surely BHN has something in the works,my new Cisco 8742HDC feels outdated now with all these new advancements.lol

TwC is working on something as ODN 6.0 now has diagnostics screen info for 5 tuners. I believe we will see the Motorola DCX3600M (soon to be ARRIS DCX3600M) (motorola markets (michigan and some smaller systems in the south for brighthouse) and Cisco 9845HDC (Cisco markets)
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mgsports: I wonder if it will be in HD like other affiliates. I do hope it does not take away from the PQ.

Nayan: I feel for you on the PQ stuff. You should contact Gary. The good news is I'm fairly confident we will get Military Channel HD announced in Wednesday or Thursday's paper for March. We have only seen Military History HD listed in one cable channel lineup and would love to get official confirmation.

mgsports: We could get that eventually. Something to keep an eye out for.

diesel32: I have the full season pass.smile.gif

PeterLewis/Kevin: I would love an HD DVR with more storage space and the ability to record more than two shows at once. It will happen eventually and hopefully soon but Let me say that girl who is Direct TV's Genie is a knockout.

Everyone: For anyone who cares, we get Jewelry TV HD On Friday. It's also possible we could get it earlier.

The big news though will be the announcement of Military Channel HD.

Hopefully, more deals will get done because if there is a problem with Sundance HD, Military History HD/Chiller HD are not available to us and there is no Starz deal, we could be looking at an update of The Pac 12 Alternates. There is plenty of time though for something to happen though.
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I am hoping you'll get Chiller HD sometime this year, preferably sooner! I know that's been on your list for awhile smile.gif.

I would love to see boxes that could record more than one/two programs at a time. I am cursed because it never fails that everything I want to watch is on at the same time on the same day (yesterday was a good example, 5 shows on all at once) and I end up having to pick and choose, which sucks.

The Genie btw is Hannah Davis, Derek Jeter's g/f smile.gif.
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Nayan:

I'm pulling for an E!/Style/Sprout deal in case that could hold up The Chiller HD deal. It's the only channel in my favorites that is not HD.

Those boxes my guess is will be ready by year's end.

And exactly Nayan, The Genie is a Yankee making her really beautiful.smile.gif
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For what it's worth, Military History HD which appeared in the lineups for Buckeye Cable in Toledo is no longer displayed there, so I'm not sure it's really been launched in HD yet.
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oriolesmagic,

We will have to see what forhire can dig up.

If it is not available it's one less possibility for now.
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Wonder if BHN will come to a re-trans deal for this and MundoFox.
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Indianapolis Legal Notice has arrived on a Tuesday.

They are getting Military Channel HD on or after March 1 and apparently EWTN En Espanol HD. BHN Bakersfield had this channel listed in their lineup a year or two ago but it was removed. What is interesting is Indianapolis does not even have EWTN HD so not sure why they are getting this channel.

The only other news is it appears March 31 might be a drop dead date for The Lifetime Networks. I might go get a paper this morning to be sure we do not miss our notice but am tired right now.

NOTICE TO BRIGHT HOUSE NETWORK CUSTOMERS This notice is to inform our Bright House Networks customers of upcoming changes to their cable programming lineup. From time to time our agreements with cable channels and television stations come up for renewal. While we do not anticipate any loss or disruption of service, regulations require us to notify you of the possibility of losing programming. Therefore, please be advised that our agreements with E!, Encore, Encore Action, Encore Drama, Encore Family, Encore Family West, Encore Love, Encore Suspense, Encore West, Encore Westerns, GolTV, IFC, Lifetime, Lifetime Movie Network, Lifetime Real Women, MC (channels 925-970), NHL Center Ice, NHL Network, , Smithsonian, Starz, Starz Cinema, Starz Edge, Starz in Black, Starz Kids & Family, Style, WE and Youtoo remain in effect on a month-to-month basis, but we may have to cease carriage in all formats if our authority to continue is withheld. Additionally, our agreements with Lifetime, Lifetime Movie Network and Lifetime Real Women expire on March 31, 2013 and we may have to cease carriage in all formats if our authority to continue is withheld. We are working diligently at this time to come to acceptable and fair terms with all of these channels. Effective March 1, 2013 , Family Choice is no longer available to new customers. Effective March 4, 2013 , customers who receive programming through a digital-ready television (with a QAM tuner) and do not have a digital set-top box will need to rescan their television set in order to continue viewing programming. For more information about rescanning, customers should refer to the TV’s original owner’s manual or brighthouse.com/rescan. For a complete channel lineup for Digital Ready TVs with a QAM tuner, visit www.brighthouse.com/channellineup Effective March 4, 2013 , adult programming choices currently beginning on channel 1750, will move to channel locations beginning on channel 750. Adult HD programming will remain in the 1700s, beginning on channel 1755. Bright House Networks utilizes a new digital video delivery technology known as Switched Digital Video (SDV). SDV is a robust bandwidth management system that makes it possible to offer more digital video programming services than before including new HD channels. To be able to offer more new video services, Bright House Networks will be moving some existing programming services to the new SDV system as well as adding new services on the SDV system. On or after March 1, 2013, the following channels will launch on the SDV system: Military Channel HDDigital Variety Channel 1159 EWTN Espanol HD Nuestros Canales Channel 1879 These services will not be available on uni-directional retail devices as of the date(s) noted above. If you want to subscribe to these services, you will need a digital set-top box or tuning adaptor from Bright House Networks. Customers may continue to use their uni-directional retail device and CableCARD to receive video programming other than the programming delivered on the SDV system. Customers who also utilize a digital set-top box or tuning adaptor will be able to receive video programming delivered on the SDV system. Customers will be notified in advance of any other programming changes. For more information on Bright House Networks programming, please call 1-800-753-2253 or visit our website at www.brighthouse.com (S - 1/29/13 - 6029866) - 01/29
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We did in fact get our notice this morning. I'll have to be more aware as they do not appear to be on a set dateline anymore.

Here we go.................

On or after March 5...............................

Military Channel HD Channel 1244
EWTN Espanol HD Channel 1920

Military Channel HD was expected but EWTN Espanol HD was in Bakersfield's listed lineup a year or two ago. However, Feb1003 confirmed to me a year or two ago the channel was not in the lineup and was removed. It's possible there is EWTN Espanol HD but want to see it first.

In addition, we have another re-trans fight on the way..............

On March 1, the agreements with WFTV (ABC), WRDQ (Ind), Antenna TV and Severe Weather (This is now Mega TV) expire.

Lifetime, LMN and Lifetime Real Women expire March 31. They were in the Indiana month to months as well but also listed separately. Hopefully, March 31 is a drop dead so these do not stay on month to months too long.

As noted before, ShopNBC is off of the month to month deals.
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Yay for Military HD!! And let the screaming begin for the locals on the list smile.gif.
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I am happy about it too along with it being right next to I.D. HD in the HD section.

I'll probably watch it a little more now.

On WFTV, All I would miss is The Sunday NBA Games and "Revenge" (Provided they are airing new episodes at the time) if there was a temporary dispute. Hopefully, there is a resolution so Gary does not get jumped on by people who are uneducated about these disputes.

Finally, it will be interesting to see if Jewelry TV HD is 16:9 SD or full HD when it launches Friday. I'll never watch it but it is something new.
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No sign of Jewelry TV HD yet on 1328.

Please post if it pops up for anyone.
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Originally Posted by HDOrlando View Post

No sign of Jewelry TV HD yet on 1328.

Please post if it pops up for anyone.

It's active up here on the Michigan system, so you probably won't have to wait long.
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yimitz,

Thanks for the info.

I hope you decide to post more in this thread more as it's nice having you around to discuss BHN.
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Jewelry TV HD has also popped up on Bakersfield.

Feb1003 tells me it is true HD unlike ShopNBC HD which is stretch or 16:9 SD.
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Originally Posted by HDOrlando View Post

Jewelry TV HD has also popped up on Bakersfield.

Feb1003 tells me it is true HD unlike ShopNBC HD which is stretch or 16:9 SD.

That doesn't surprise me. Comcast Philadelphia and AT&T U-Verse, as well as Oceanic TWC carried the signal. Comcast and U-Verse have since dropped it. Oceanic TWC still does.
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Originally Posted by oriolesmagic View Post

That doesn't surprise me. Comcast Philadelphia and AT&T U-Verse, as well as Oceanic TWC carried the signal. Comcast and U-Verse have since dropped it. Oceanic TWC still does.

I don't think the Uverse feed was even in HD. I think it was just the 4:3 SD channel remapped into the 1000s to make it look like it was HD as on one of my family members TVs you could tune the channel even if you did not have the HD package and it was full screen when their tv is only 4:3 compatible.
post #16016 of 18575
Looks like the TWC CEO is stepping down at year's end

http://www.fiercecable.com/story/time-warner-cable-chief-glenn-britt-reportedly-stepping-down-end-2013/2013-02-01

With the shorter month, we will get our notice quicker and hopefully more carriage deals were renewed.
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Is BHN having a problem with getting the picture centered on the screen. First noticed a ~1/4 inch black gap between picture and basel on right side last night during Super Bowl. On another thread many others noticed also and not just BHN. Conclusion CBS problem. However, this AM saw the same thing on NBC Today show. TV is set to dot by dot mode so overscan would have to be introduced to fix it if BHN doesn't. This is with a Tivo STB that has never had the problem before. Thanks
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Got the TWC notices this morning!

Cozi TV is being Axed by TWC at least in the Dallas/Fort Worth market

The Hawaiian island of Oahu is getting HD channels including one you would least expect:
NHL Network HD (Hmm could it be off of month to month now!)
MLB Strike Zone HD
PAC12 Los Angeles HD
PAC12 Washington HD
PAC12 Oregon HD
Sundance Channel HD
AMC HD
Disney Jr. HD
Fox Movie Channel HD
ActionMAX HD
Tennis Channel HD
HSN HD (statewide)

Hmm wondering if the Oceanic HD launches are going to be staggered out as they are likely having to activate more SDV QAMs per node on all of the islands this launch might be thanks to the 860MHz rebuild that was done recently.
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Did anyone notice that they did not show the Kate Upton/Mercedes commercial locally last night?
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dsinger: I have not noticed the problem.

Kevin: TWC does add HD channels that are on month to months (The Weather Channel) so we will see.

All The Pac 12 Alternates will probably come our way in the summer or fall and it still baffles me that we do not have Sundance HD. ughh!

Nayan: I believe I saw it.
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