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Old 10-17-07, 06:03 PM
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Originally Posted by mrpayroll
Oh goody, so all of that can be done thru the Internet connection?

Chris
Actually no internet connection is needed either. It is not even activated.
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So what happens if I want to order a PPV boxing event? Do I have to call it in? Is that the only way?

Thanx Chris
Old 10-17-07, 11:08 PM
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Originally Posted by mrpayroll
So what happens if I want to order a PPV boxing event? Do I have to call it in? Is that the only way?

Thanx Chris
You can order it on the website.
Old 10-18-07, 12:04 AM
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Okay, so the bottom line is I don't need a phone line in order to fully enjoy everything that Directv offers?

That is good news, because I don't want to have to go back to DSL and pay for a phone line that I never use.

Thanx for all of your help.
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I see Dish added the NHL Network in HD last week. Any word on if it's coming to DTV?
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Originally Posted by dstrauss
I see Dish added the NHL Network in HD last week. Any word on if it's coming to DTV?
The FAQ on Directv.com says that it's coming in HD by the end of October.
Old 10-24-07, 11:52 AM
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The following channels are newly listed in the online guide, but I don't see them live yet. And NHL HD is supposed to be live soon as well.

290 DIS1HD
292 TDISHD
601 NBAHD
621 MSGHD
624 FSNYHD
Old 10-26-07, 12:31 PM
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The NHL Network is on channel 215 this morning, both HD and SD, with a note saying there will be a preview tonight at 8pm.
Old 10-26-07, 12:38 PM
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Also, the BTNa channels are supposed to be in HD for the games this weekend.
Old 10-29-07, 11:53 AM
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new this morning:

639-1 FSN Houston (part time)
648-1 FSN Midwest Alternate (part time)
669-1 FSN Detroit Alternate (part time)

218-1 Big Ten Alt HD (part time)
219-1 Big Ten Alt HD (part time)

601 NBA HD (full time)
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Hello, another question. Right now I'm with AT&T U-Verse but I will be cancelling soon as they have had MANY problems and do not offer PPV at the moment!

Regarding Directv, can I schedule a program to record over their website? Can I set Season Passes, etc?

Right now, I can set a current program to record on the AT&T Yahoo Web Remote and it will start recording within a minute or so. Can I do that with Directv since there doesn't seem to be a direct line connecting it to the DVR other than the satellite?

Thanx for all of your help, Chris
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No web features -- yet. I believe they're in the works.

You can have "Season Pass" though, definitely.
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Originally Posted by abrg923
No web features -- yet. I believe they're in the works.

You can have "Season Pass" though, definitely.
I should have said, 'can I set season passes on the web', but since they don't offer web features yet, it's moot!

I guess that's one advantage that AT&T has over Directv. Since they control what comes into your house, they are able to offer instantaneous web programming. That is one feature I will really miss. If there is breaking news I like to program it from work and then I can watch it when I get home.

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here's to hoping Comcast will add some new HD channels soon to counter this...
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Originally Posted by mrpayroll
Regarding Directv, can I schedule a program to record over their website? Can I set Season Passes, etc?
They have their "remote booking" feature in testing right now. So it shouldn't be too far off. But I have no idea if you can do season passes or not.
Old 10-29-07, 06:43 PM
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They better get MSGHD and FSNYHD soon or I might kill someone.
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are they changing the HD channel pricing now? something came in the mail about it
Old 10-31-07, 02:39 PM
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Originally Posted by DaveNinja
are they changing the HD channel pricing now? something came in the mail about it
The HD channels that have no SD equivalent are part of a $4.99/month package. This includes UHD, HDNET, HDNET Movies, MHD, MGM HD and Smithsonian HD.
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And those channels Jeremy517 listed are in "Free Preview" until the middle of December, at which point you'll start paying for them if you want 'em.
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Originally Posted by Jeremy517
The HD channels that have no SD equivalent are part of a $4.99/month package. This includes UHD, HDNET, HDNET Movies, MHD, MGM HD and Smithsonian HD.
Is this on top of the $9.99 I'm currently paying?
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Is this on top of the $9.99 I'm currently paying?
Yes.
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DIRECTV launched 23 more HD Channels today:

Full Time National Channels:

299: Nickelodeon (NIK1HD)
325: Spike HD
327: Country Music Television (CMTHD)
331: MTV HD
335: VH1 HD

Games Only Regional Sports Networks:

620-1: Comcast Sports Net New England HD
630-1: FSN South HD
631-1: SportsSouth HD
632-1: Sun Sports HD
634-1: FSN Florida HD
637-1: FSN Ohio HD
638-1: FSN Cincinnati HD
641-1: FSN North HD
644-1: Altitude HD
645-1: FSN Rocky Mountain HD
649-1: FSN Arizona HD
651-1: FSN Northwest HD
654-1: FSN Bay Area HD

...plus five more HD pay-per-view channels
Old 11-14-07, 09:33 AM
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Sweet! My local FSN finally in HD. All the other channels are Viacom, right? It appears so far at least that they aren't stretching things out and making it look like crap.
Old 11-14-07, 09:38 AM
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Oh man, more HD channels to dive into! I just got the newest model DirecTV HD DVR last week, and I've been recording HD movies all week. Now even more channels to play with. I can never go back to SD.
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I wonder if we'll get TUF in HD on Spike now. My guess, is probably not.

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