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post #241 of 14740
Hi All, I am recieving all the new HD Channels, Awesome. However, the HD channels are not showing up in the Guide under HDTV Channels. I would like them all to show up there so I have quick access to my HD content.

Has anyone else experienced this? Is there a solution out there?
post #242 of 14740
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Originally Posted by richard korsgren View Post

A pretty good looking program was on Animal PlanetHD. It all boils down to how good the HD content is. Directv in bringing us good looking HD if the programmer is sending it. Directv is certainly doing its' part..the rest is up to the programmers.

Amen. Anyone that can complain about D*'s HD offerings now is simply angry at life. Nothing will make them happy.
post #243 of 14740
Thread Starter 
Are you set to display "All Channels" or just your favorites?
post #244 of 14740
I was receiving channels 9300 and 9301,
I was also getting 498 and channels 480 & 481 said my BBC were working,

I have a H20 & HR20.

This morning I only got 206 and 209 which I take are MPEG 2.

I called directv and after an hour of repeating everything I did BEFORE I called they claim I need a tech to come out.

I read Previously that some units needed to have Directv reset the HD program setting, I asked SIX TIMES and they refused to do it saying it made no sense >

Two Questions :

(1) Should I call back and insist on the HD Program Reset off / on.

(2) I read were some splitters might not have the ability to pass thru MPEG 4 to a 5 LNB .

Do either make make sense and what brands should I look for.

The last tech that came out for a service call to set up the 5 LNB was OK but he claimed that some "connectors" were bad. and the price was kind of High

Greg
post #245 of 14740
Thread Starter 
The only multiswitch you should have is the Zinwell 6x8 or 6x16.
post #246 of 14740
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Originally Posted by skyehill View Post

Amen. Anyone that can complain about D*'s HD offerings now is simply angry at life. Nothing will make them happy.

It is amazing no matter what you do people still find something to bitch about.
post #247 of 14740
I've come to grips with the NFL Network not doing their studio shows in HD, but why aren't they showing the NFL Replay games in HD? GB-SD is a game I watched live in HD and it's not in HD on NFL Network. Sad. I could swear I saw a game on the test channel yesterday that was in HD though. Someone at NFL Network just forget to pop the switch?
post #248 of 14740
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TMC looks very nice. Although my opinion may be Alba-iased.
post #249 of 14740
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Originally Posted by CPanther95 View Post

TMC looks very nice. Although my opinion may be Alba-iased.

Darn, my kid is currently monopolizing Starz HD for Open Season. It's not Alba, but it looks amazing.
post #250 of 14740
Sorry I said Splitter I meant to say Multi-plex or what ever its called.
Its a 4 way .

Hope someone can help.

Greg
post #251 of 14740
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Originally Posted by richard korsgren View Post

I have just about never gotten 'blockng' on the mpeg4 local channels. In fact, to my eyes, channels like (mpeg2) HD Theatre and HDNET appear clean and clear.

Thank you. They are clean and clear but are usually not "tested" with live, fast moving sporting events........

Maybe I am plagued because of my insipid local broadcasters...........
post #252 of 14740
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Originally Posted by steverobertson View Post

It is amazing no matter what you do people still find something to bitch about.

This is certainly great, one more thing on my wishlist though would be to get ESPNHD and ESPN2HD in MPEG4, I really don't care about the other HD-lite channels, but with football season here, the ESPN's's's's are crucial,
can't wait to ditch work and finish exploring the rest of the new channels
post #253 of 14740
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Originally Posted by yankee14 View Post

Sorry I said Splitter I meant to say Multi-plex or what ever its called.
Its a 4 way .

Hope someone can help.

Greg

See Post #245.
post #254 of 14740
Like many, the starz channels were giving me a 721 mssg.
The first level CSR didn't know what to do, but a nice TechSupport guy fixed it. He changed the mssg to 711 at first to make sure we were communicating and then back to 721. after a minute I could see the channels.

Some channels are not showing HD content right now, like NFLHD. Hopefully when they run a game it will. I noticed stretching on 1 or 2, which sucks. They should leave 4:3 as is and let the customer decide if he like fat heads or not.

Weather Channel HD - woop te do - who cares, really
Hurry up with HBO West!
post #255 of 14740
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Originally Posted by skyehill View Post

Darn, my kid is currently monopolizing Starz HD for Open Season. It's not Alba, but it looks amazing.


WOW! You aren't kidding. Even considering that animation is generally easier to be impressive - it looks fantastic.
post #256 of 14740
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Originally Posted by yankee14 View Post

Sorry I said Splitter I meant to say Multi-plex or what ever its called.
Its a 4 way .

Hope someone can help.

Greg

Make sure it is a Zinwell WB68, although I would be surprised if it isn't given that you got all the test channels. I would contact D* again and ask them to reauthorize your programming. You can also do this yourself on the D* website.
post #257 of 14740
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Originally Posted by CPanther95 View Post

Are you set to display "All Channels" or just your favorites?

Well right now it is just my favorites. However, it includes many of the new HD Channels; which show in the "show all" list. However, the HD channels do not show up under the "HDTV Channels' filter.
post #258 of 14740
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Originally Posted by skyehill View Post

I've come to grips with the NFL Network not doing their studio shows in HD, but why aren't they showing the NFL Replay games in HD? GB-SD is a game I watched live in HD and it's not in HD on NFL Network. Sad. I could swear I saw a game on the test channel yesterday that was in HD though. Someone at NFL Network just forget to pop the switch?


GB-SD is being shown in HD on 212 HD, make sure you're not watching 212 SD.
post #259 of 14740
I get all of the test channels and I get all of the new HD channels that I am suppose to be getting. My system was upgraded about 2 weeks ago. Here are are my signal readings for 103(b):

1-8 80 43 73 40 77 44 74 41
9-16 78 50 75 49 80 52 NA NA
17-24 78

Is it normal to have all of the even number transponders lower than the odd number ones?

thanks
post #260 of 14740
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Originally Posted by lynx4ben View Post

Well right now it is just my favorites. However, it includes many of the new HD Channels; which show in the "show all" list. However, the HD channels do not show up under the "HDTV Channels' filter.


Yeah woulda been nice had they grouped them in with the original HD channels. But oh well.
post #261 of 14740
Re the top sticky listing the channel numbers. Why is MASN/SportsTime Ohio listed together on one line? These are two completely different channels... unless D* is planning on sharing one channel assignment for both (which would make us NE Ohio folks very unhappy...)
post #262 of 14740
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Originally Posted by CPanther95 View Post

Nope.

Only thing you need to know is that all channels that were MPEG2 - still are.

Assuming you are correct, why a duplicate channel of say ESPN? And where did you get your information?

Fred
post #263 of 14740
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Originally Posted by coogrfan View Post

Anybody? Please?

1800-DIRECTV
post #264 of 14740
FWIW, I had all the "can't see 93xx", or "no slide on 498" issues. My new BBC's came yesterday, they are Revision3 compared to my Revision2's. I had lots of issues with my DVR (HR20-700) with those BBC on and most cleared up with them removed. D* gives them away, get some.

Back to topic, the HD on Smithsonian is AWESOME, many notches above the MPEG2 stuff. I cannot wait until the AVS gear heads pick the bitrate/compression ratios apart.
With all this new HD and Halo3 this week, Christmas or non-denominational winter festivus has come early.
post #265 of 14740
I was hoping FOOD Network and HGTV would have been in the first wave... Oh well...

PS: Anyone not have ANY guide data for ANY channels (HD or normal) currently?
post #266 of 14740
Does anyone else find it funny that a lot of the Liberty Media channels (ie. Starz) got lit up, but none of the TimeWarner HBOs or Cinemaxs started today. I know they are coming, Just thought the bias was funny. Maybe an attempt to get more subs for Starz?

Jay
post #267 of 14740
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Originally Posted by chibul View Post

This is absolutely the case. The casual viewer (and to an extent, myself as well) doesn't want bars on the sides of their TV. They want it to cover the screen. The thinking is, why pay for a 42" display when I'm only seeing 32" of it? (An exaggeration, but you get my point)

I guess we all have our own opinion on such matters & I'm no different.
If the original program is 4x3 SD being broadcast on an HD channel you'll get side bars. So what? HDNET MOVIES has broadcast several pre-widescreen movies in 1440x1080 HD (4x3) leaving black side bars. What else could they do?
What I really hate is when HD channels like HBO HD & TNT HD re-format 2.35 movies to fit 16x9 TVs. I'd rather see those black bars at the top & bottom for 2.35 movies than watch it knowing 33% of the video is cut out.
Anyways, most newer sets have size controls on their remotes that work with HD content (older sets wouldn't do this with HD content) that will stretch or zoom if the viewer wishes. That would seem to be the best option as every viewer could control their own viewing rather than have someone else do it for them.
post #268 of 14740
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Originally Posted by lynx4ben View Post

Well right now it is just my favorites. However, it includes many of the new HD Channels; which show in the "show all" list. However, the HD channels do not show up under the "HDTV Channels' filter.

If I subscribe to it and it is in my favorites 1 list, the HD channel shows up in 'HD Channels Filter' list'..
post #269 of 14740
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Originally Posted by AAF View Post

GB-SD is being shown in HD on 212 HD, make sure you're not watching 212 SD.

I definitely wasn't watching the SD version. There's a huge difference in quality between the 4:3 HD and 4:3 SD. Apparently someone at NFL Network waited a long time before switching the game to HD because now i"m seeing Cin-Sea in HD. And yeah, it looks great. Gone is CBS's classic macroblocking that I see whenever players move via Time Warner.
post #270 of 14740
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Originally Posted by DERG View Post

Anyways, most newer sets have size controls on their remotes that work with HD content (older sets wouldn't do this with HD content) that will stretch or zoom if the viewer wishes. That would seem to be the best option as every viewer could control their own viewing rather than have someone else do it for them.

Oh, I agree completely...it should be up to the individual. All I'm doing is trying to give the viewpoint of the "casual viewer" (I hate the bars on the side, but it's not the end of the world). If people were educated more about the stretch/zoom features, and about high-definition in general, I think it'd be better for everyone. That's the real problem.
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