What channels does/will DirectTV broadcast in HDTV?

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  1. Gregg Hart

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    Question says it all. I am considering adding a STB to my DirectTV service, but want to know what channels they broadcast and what if any are coming.

    Thanks.
     
  2. Paul Jenkins

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    today:
    199 - HDNet & some PPV Movies - HDNet is sports HD Programming
    509 - HD-HBO - HBO in HD {depends on programming}
    http://www.directv.com/DTVAPP/imagine/HDTV.jsp
    no idea when others are coming. HD Showtime has been rumored for many months but nothing so far...
    HDNet is well worth the price of the receiver for me [​IMG]
     
  3. Grant B

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    I got the Sony HD100 which picks up OTA broadcasts.It was $529 at the Sony outlet store in modesto. it retails for $900
     
  4. Bill Slack

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    HDnet shows quite a bit more than sports. A lot of documentraies and an occasional movie (of varying print and content quality), along with MLB and NHL games and national broadcast NBA on NBC HD games are shown since they're actually produced by HDnet.

    One of these days, you've gotta expect Showtime HD to show up too, since it already exists but isn't carried by DTV. The rumors run rampatant that a 3rd channel will be added fairly soon.

    HBO-HD crops most films to 1.78:1 regardless of their OAR.
     
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    Does DirectTV not offer a HighDef Demo channel like Dish offers?
     
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    HDNet took over the channel that was previously the demo channel.
     

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