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post #2341 of 14741
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Originally Posted by Berk32 View Post

NBA tv is completely separate from NBA League Pass

This is correct, NBAtv picks up one of the RSNs feed of the game and retransmits it with their own graphics.
post #2342 of 14741
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Originally Posted by mikelets456 View Post

...I have my D* account on suspension (I've had D* for 7 years and loved it). However, when FIOS came into the neighborhood I went for it because of the RSN...

Just curious: Why would you switch away from D* because of the RSN?

I have had the Sports Pack on D* since the beginning of my service with them so that we can watch, first, FOX Sports Chicago, and now Comcast Sports Chicago, which I am happy to say is now HD.

So, for example, as soon as the Bears game is over, I switch from NFL Sunday Ticket to channel 640 and watch Bears Post-Game Live in HD.
post #2343 of 14741
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Originally Posted by jefbal99 View Post

This is correct, NBAtv picks up one of the RSNs feed of the game and retransmits it with their own graphics.

If you have Sports Pack but not Lg Pass you will still receive NBATV (HD)
post #2344 of 14741
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Originally Posted by mikelets456 View Post

Are the HD channels from D* all 4:3 stretched? A lot of true (filmed) HD content? Would it be worth canceling FIOS?


Not all stretch-o-vision. Of the new HD offerings, some do stretch (History, A&E, TBS), some zoom/crop/upconvert (the Discovery channels, NGC), some run 4:3/letterbox SD (Scifi, FX, USA, CNN, some RSNs), some are all true 16x9 HD all the time (Smithsonian, MGMHD, HDNet).

But all of them do run true HD content at least occasionally. Not an issue with D* - this is what each channel is offering to everyone.

Over time, all of the part-time HD channels will offer more HD more often.

As far as worth it, depends on whether FIOS gives you what you want for HD. No FIOS in my area, but did dump Comcast for D* a few weeks ago. Pretty satisfied so far.
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Originally Posted by jwebb1970 View Post

Not all stretch-o-vision. Of the new HD offerings, some do stretch (History, A&E, TBS), some zoom/crop/upconvert (the Discovery channels, NGC), some run 4:3/letterbox SD (Scifi, FX, USA, CNN, some RSNs), some are all true 16x9 HD all the time (Smithsonian, MGMHD, HDNet).

But all of them do run true HD content at least occasionally. Not an issue with D* - this is what each channel is offering to everyone.

Over time, all of the part-time HD channels will offer more HD more often.

As far as worth it, depends on whether FIOS gives you what you want for HD. No FIOS in my area, but did dump Comcast for D* a few weeks ago. Pretty satisfied so far.

As someone who is old enough to remember "Batman in COLOR" it takes time for any new technology to roll into place. Now how many shows tell you they're in "color" any more.
post #2346 of 14741
just got home and viewing NBAtv HD. it appears that all their in studio shows are being shown in HD. They have a new bottom line and all audio is 5.1. Overall impressed with NBATV-HD
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So you have to have the Premiere package in order to get NBATV-HD?
post #2348 of 14741
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Originally Posted by DJ Matt View Post

So you have to have the Premiere package in order to get NBATV-HD?

Sports Pack or NBA LP is what's required, not Premiere. Although you would receive it with Premiere, since it includes the Sports Pack.
post #2349 of 14741
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Originally Posted by Jeremy W View Post

Sports Pack or NBA LP is what's required, not Premiere. Although you would receive it with Premiere, since it includes the Sports Pack.

I have none of the above, but am currently receiving NBA HD on 601. (?)

I do have ST and SF, if that makes a difference.
post #2350 of 14741
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Originally Posted by wjbjr View Post

I have none of the above, but am currently receiving NBA HD on 601.

Everyone is. I'm assuming it's a mistake.
post #2351 of 14741
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Originally Posted by jdiehl View Post

So, the lesson here is that if you want to record something on HBO to the DVR to save/archive, you might be better off recording the HBO West HD feed since it is mpeg4, while the new 501 is still mpeg2?

Will the HBO and SHO West HD channels be in mpeg4 for the upcoming Saturday (11/3) boxing, which will be shown simultaneously in real time nationwide?

(The guide does not show the SHO boxing on Ch 540.)
post #2352 of 14741
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Originally Posted by wjbjr View Post

Will the HBO and SHO West HD channels be in mpeg4 for the upcoming Saturday (11/3) boxing

They're not going to turn them off...
post #2353 of 14741
Does anyone know if they will ever get CW in HD? Doesn't look all that great is SD, and man, it has got to have the worst audio of any channel around. Sound like they are talking with rocks in their mouths.
post #2354 of 14741
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Originally Posted by studdad View Post

Does anyone know if they will ever get CW in HD? Doesn't look all that great is SD, and man, it has got to have the worst audio of any channel around. Sound like they are talking with rocks in their mouths.

Local issue. I assure you plenty of CW affiliates look and sound great in 1080i HD and DD5.1.
post #2355 of 14741
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Originally Posted by GeorgeLV View Post

Local issue. I assure you plenty of CW affiliates look and sound great in 1080i HD and DD5.1.

I'm pretty sure he was talking about the SD channel, and wanting the HD channel because of the issues he mentioned with the SD channel.
post #2356 of 14741
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Originally Posted by wjbjr View Post

I have none of the above, but am currently receiving NBA HD on 601. (?)

I do have ST and SF, if that makes a difference.

you are receiving it because NBA Lg Pass is running a free preview from the preseason through the first week of the season
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Has anyone else noticed poor audio on MGM HD for some movies? I know that some of the movies are quite old but the PQ is very good, it's just the audio that has a warbling or swirling sound, especially during loud passages and music. Case in point, On The Beach and What Did You Do In The War, Daddy, were the worst. I tried turning DD 5.1 off and several AVR settings, none helped. Any ideas?
post #2358 of 14741
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Originally Posted by SRIBB43 View Post

just got home and viewing NBAtv HD. it appears that all their in studio shows are being shown in HD. They have a new bottom line and all audio is 5.1. Overall impressed with NBATV-HD

So the NBATV HD channel is HD, while the NFL is not?
post #2359 of 14741
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Originally Posted by MichaelLAX View Post

Just curious: Why would you switch away from D* because of the RSN?

I have had the Sports Pack on D* since the beginning of my service with them so that we can watch, first, FOX Sports Chicago, and now Comcast Sports Chicago, which I am happy to say is now HD.

So, for example, as soon as the Bears game is over, I switch from NFL Sunday Ticket to channel 640 and watch Bears Post-Game Live in HD.

Comcast sports net (CSN) in Phila has a "lock" on local sports. I never have and never will be able to get the Phillies, Flyers or Sixers through D*. That was the MAIN downfall to having D*. I would never give my money to Comcast, so when FIOS came around i thought I'd give them a try. I really like them. However, I still miss D*.
post #2360 of 14741
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Originally Posted by riga View Post

So the NBATV HD channel is HD, while the NFL is not?

NFL network is HD on D*, studio shows not in HD.
post #2361 of 14741
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Originally Posted by Jeremy W View Post

I'm pretty sure he was talking about the SD channel, and wanting the HD channel because of the issues he mentioned with the SD channel.

My response is still the same. It's a local issue. There are plenty of CW affiliates that have an excellent SD picture and clear stereo sound on their analog channels.
post #2362 of 14741
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Originally Posted by riga View Post

So the NBATV HD channel is HD, while the NFL is not?

NBA TV has been around longer than NFL TV. They had more reason at the time to upgrade to HD.
post #2363 of 14741
Does anyone know if we will be getting MSG HD tomorrow before the Knicks have their first game?
post #2364 of 14741
I'm currently at the end of my Dish 622 contract and am contemplating a switch to Direct because of all the new HD channels. Who has made such a switch and are you glad you made the switch? How does Directv's HD-DVR work? better?

thanks
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Can anyone remember if D* rolled out some HD channels that had no official carriage announcement?

I'm particularly interested in RSN's. As many of you know, it's basketball season. CSN West HD has no official announcement, yet E* started showing it about a month ago. Can anyone remember any RSN's that were like this but "magically" were released?

Was just wondering if I should still be crossing my fingers for every rollout...
post #2366 of 14741
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Originally Posted by mikelets456 View Post

However, when FIOS came into the neighborhood I went for it because of the RSN.

Which RSN? DirecTV has pretty much all of them in SD (other then Comcast Philly which is witheld by Comcast) and many of them are up in HD now. See the first post in this thread for the list.
post #2367 of 14741
FX HD is now available on DircTV.
post #2368 of 14741
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Originally Posted by PAULSTORM View Post

I'm currently at the end of my Dish 622 contract and am contemplating a switch to Direct because of all the new HD channels. Who has made such a switch and are you glad you made the switch? How does Directv's HD-DVR work? better?

thanks

i cannot comment on coming from dish, but i came from comcast, and am kicking myself for waiting so long. the HD lineup and quality is unreal.
post #2369 of 14741
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Originally Posted by Scott Greczkowski View Post

FX HD is now available on DircTV.

Wasn't it rolled out a few weeks ago? But Damages wasn't in HD.

I see in the guide that Nip/Tuck is suppose to be in HD.

Hopefully not upscaled.
post #2370 of 14741
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Originally Posted by jdiehl View Post

So, the lesson here is that if you want to record something on HBO to the DVR to save/archive, you might be better off recording the HBO West HD feed since it is mpeg4, while the new 501 is still mpeg2?

On channel 504 I sometimes get a flickering horizontal dashed white line along the top of the screen. It doesn't occur on the other three HBO-HD channels. So far I have seen this only during 4:3 commercials, but to play it safe I record channel 501 instead. My equipment may be a factor (Panasonic plasma and HR20 DVR) - has anyone else observed this?
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