Holy HD: Check out HD Net on DTV channel 199!

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  1. Scott O'Keeffe

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    For those of you who didn't see the release, Mark Cuban has announced an all sports channel of DirecTV.
    Check out the site:
    www.hd.net
    Finally!
     
  2. Juan_R

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    Now I really have a reason to buy the liptical dish ASAP.
     
  3. Howard Williams

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    IT'S TRUE !! IT"S FINALLY HERE !!! AND 1 MONTH AHEAD OF SCHEDULE !!!
    I will name my next born son "Mark"
     
  4. William Ward

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    A very spectacular picture. My hat goes off to Mark and all those whose hard work went into this. Now, if they could just get that little thing worked out with the NBA for Maverick games...
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    65 NHL games this year and Major League Baseball! For those of you that have seen HD Net, how does it look? any problems?
     
  6. Howard Williams

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    Jeff, it looks great !!! I actually watched the Brewers / Rangers game yesterday. It was beautiful. The game itself wasn't bad either. Some of the commercials were not in HD though. Also, Mark Cuban should convince them to drop the logo in the lower right corner, that would be nice but I must say, HDNET's logo is about the least annoy of them all. I wish they would at least move it around every 5 minutes or so.
    Mark Cuban's little skit showed me that my set could use some adjustment. When he does the "....in HDTV the picture goes waaaay over here..." on the right side, half of his body was off my screen. Nothing major. I thought the whole skit was kinda funny.
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  7. Oswald Pascual

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    Hat's off to Mr.Cuban. It looks like you finally pulled it off! Job well done. I just really wish somebody would put just as much effort in more HD movie channels. For those that don't care for sports TV.
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  8. Juan_R

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    So is this channel going to cost extra?
     
  9. Jeffrey P. Barone

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    No Juan, it is available with a basic subscription to Direct TV.
     
  10. Bruce N

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    I can't wait for Hockey!!
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  11. Larry Schneider

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    I'm not buying a box until a makority of college football is HDTV.
     
  12. Chris S

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    Man I wish Cuban would move this channel over to Dish too. Chris
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    Yes, I read somewhere that this is DTV only. Man that sucks. I hope that they can come to an agreement.
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    Yea here is the email that I got from Mark Cuban yesterday.
     
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    I'm not an NHL fan at all, but I do love baseball. I'm going to hold out until next April and see how HDnet pans out. I currently have Dish Network (for HBO, Showtime and CBS), and I am willing to add another dish to get HDnet from DirecTV. But who knows what will happen by next April? Dish may buy DirecTV by then.
     
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    I spoke to Mark the other day and he stated that the Mav games will be airing on channel 19.1 here locally in the Dallas market.
    I had quite a good conversation with both Mark and Roxanne Austin (President and C.O.O of DirecTv) last Saturday about all things HD. Just for the record they both liked the image delivered from the new Sony VPL-VW11HT projector on a Stewart Greyhawk 100" screen.
    I must say the people seemed to be most impressed with the Hawaiian Tropic part of the demo.
    Derek
     

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