TBS-HD: Anyone have it?

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  1. Sep 13, 2007 #1 of 115
    aindik

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    With the MLB Division Series and the NLCS coming to TBS next month, TBS just launched their HD channel on 9/1 (or, the press releases from back in June said they were supposed to - I have no idea whether they did and couldn't find anything from this month that says one way or the other).

    I have yet to see an announcement from Comcast that they're carrying it. Is anyone here (using Comcast or not) getting it yet? If I can't watch the MLB playoffs in HD, I'm not going to be happy.
     
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    Indiana627

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    kdonnel

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    I have had TBS OTA in HD for a few years. For a while every Braves home game broadcast on TBS was in HD. Once the new Braves owners took over that stopped though.

    I don't think they have shown anything in HD other then the Braves games in the past.
     
  4. Sep 13, 2007 #4 of 115
    Kighter

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    807 on my Comcast here in Atlanta.

    Very little actual HD content though there were games this last week on in HD. Might have been sooner - this is the first I noticed it.
     
  5. Sep 13, 2007 #5 of 115
    aindik

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    People in the Atlanta media market may no longer answer this thread. :)

    Atlanta is a special case where TBS is an OTA station, so people have been receiving it for years. (But that's about to change anyway, as the content of TBS the cable channel will be getting more and more different from the content of Atlanta's channel 17).
     
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    Mike10

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    yah you are right I misread the article
     
  9. Sep 13, 2007 #9 of 115
    cwoody222

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    Oddly, TBS is the only non-local station our cable system broadcasts in clear QAM... for no discernible reason. But it's just digital, not HD.
     
  10. Sep 13, 2007 #10 of 115
    aindik

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    Maybe they think they are required to broadcast it in the clear because it is, technically, a simulcast of an over the air channel (albeit an out-of-market one).
     
  11. Sep 13, 2007 #11 of 115
    Fl_Gulfer

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    It should be coming on anytime on D* they should launch the new HD channels on or before the 19th on this month.
     
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    Mabes

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    Are all the games on TBS? I don't get it in HD, seriously doubt I will by then. Will the regular Braves announcers do the games, I like those guys.
     
  13. Sep 13, 2007 #13 of 115
    aindik

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    TBS has every game of the ALDS and NLDS (all four series, conflicts go to TNT) and every game of the NLCS. Fox has the ALCS and the World Series. Next year, they swap league championship series.

    According to their site, their booths will contain some subset of Cal Ripken, Jr., Tony Gwynn, Chip Caray, Ernie Johnson, Jr., and Joe Simpson.
     
  14. Sep 14, 2007 #14 of 115
    sonnik

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    My cable system (Cox) sends the very basic of basic cable via QAM. The only non-locals in the open QAM lineup in Phoenix are TBS, WGN, CSPAN1, and CSPAN2.

    If TBS is in the lower analog lineup, your cable company may do the same.
     
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    Bierboy

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    Wow...that sucks big time. :thumbsdown: :thumbsdown: :thumbsdown:
     
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    Mabes

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    At least I get TNT HD. This sucks big time. If you don't have cable you are screwed?
     
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    Andrew_S

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    It did, but the last week or two the games have been back in HD. I guess TBS is testing the equipment for the playoffs.
     
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    Philly Bill

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    Uh... so if you don't have cable or sat you can't watch the MLB playoffs? That doesn't seem right.
     
  19. Sep 28, 2007 #19 of 115
    Mabes

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    NYC gets it in HD

    TIME WARNER CABLE TO LAUNCH FREE PREVIEW OF TBS HD MONDAY, OCTOBER 1, IN TIME FOR MLB PLAYOFFS

    New York, NY – September 28, 2007 – Time Warner Cable (TWC) today announced that it had reached an agreement to add TBS HD to its high-definition line-up on Monday, October 1st, before the start of the Major League Baseball Divisional Playoffs, which will be carried by TBS.

    TBS HD will be offered to digital customers, at no additional charge, as a free preview for the month of October. It is expected that TBS HD will officially launch on November 1st to Time Warner Cable of New York and New Jersey digital customers, at no additional charge, on Channel 708 in Manhattan, Queens, Staten Island and Brooklyn, on Channel 775 in Mt. Vernon, on Channel 726 in Hudson Valley and on Channel 774 in New Jersey.

    “We know that watching the playoffs in high definition is really important to our customers, and we’re pleased that we were able to reach an agreement to launch before the first game,” said Barbara Kelly, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Time Warner Cable of New York and New Jersey. “Time Warner Cable’s high-definition lineup continues to grow at a rapid pace. With the launch of TBS HD, customers will have access to over 20 channels of high-definition sports and entertainment.”

    Beginning October 3rd, TBS HD will carry all Division Series games and the National League Championship Series (NLCS). All MLB Postseason games will be shot in HD. A full schedule of the games is available at www.tbs.com/sports/mlb.


    I'm sure everyone else will get it too by Monday. Does TBS carry anything else in HD?
     
  20. Sep 28, 2007 #20 of 115
    aindik

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    TBS and Time Warner Cable are owned by the same company.

    I saw an article about an announcement for Comcast in Philly, but I'll believe it when I see it.

    (And, after this weekend, I may or may not care about watching it. LGM!).
     

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