TBS-HD: Anyone have it?

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  1. Oct 6, 2007 #101 of 115
    zaknafein

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    According to two different TWC KC reps, TBS HD will not be available for the playoffs.

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  2. Oct 7, 2007 #102 of 115
    DianaMo

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    No TBS HD here, but Sunday's Cubs/D-backs game will be on TNT HD which is available here.

    Oh never mind...
     
  3. Oct 7, 2007 #103 of 115
    Bulldog7

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    Yeah, be sure and let us know how that one looked in HD...LOL!!

    Edited comment:
    Sorry, I apologize I see that you are a Cubs fan...you deserve a little sympathy tonite.
    As do the Phillies fans.
     
  4. Oct 7, 2007 #104 of 115
    alyssa

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    How do we tell tivo about a new channel(eta) in our line ups?

    *thanks* for posting the bit about TW adding TBS HD!!
     
  5. Oct 7, 2007 #105 of 115
    dswallow

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    The easy-to-remember URL is http://www.tivo.com/lineup

    There's a link at the bottom of that page to the form to fill out.
     
  6. Oct 8, 2007 #106 of 115
    LoadStar

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    It's truly impressive how quickly they rolled this channel out across the country. I've NEVER seen a channel picked up so quickly by so many different cable systems. I can't imagine it was strictly baseball that was the driver, because if pro sports was such a driver, we'd have NFL Network and such everywhere as well.

    Whatever the reason - if they can get other cable channels to do the same, I'd be thrilled. I'm tired of waiting for new channels to be added here.
     
  7. Oct 8, 2007 #107 of 115
    Inundated

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    The Time Warner part was easy, since they're co-owned. But yeah, it did hit Comcast and some other systems pretty quickly, too. There were some factors there: Comcast has a stranglehold on some of the MLB playoff markets (Chicago, Philly and Boston, just to name three). TWC itself is big here in NE Ohio, with the Indians in the playoffs.

    Actually, TBS-HD was supposed to "launch" on September 1st, but I don't know if it had ANY HD programming until the baseball playoffs.

    One other factor here - a BUNCH of HD channels are launching this fall, much of it involved in the DirecTV HD rollout and new satellite dedicated to those channels. A bunch of factors got together to make all this happen so quickly.
     
  8. Oct 8, 2007 #108 of 115
    LoadStar

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    As for the HD programming, no, I don't think they have any. Every single thing I've seen on the channel (with the exception of baseball) has been ugly stretched upconverted content.

    I sure hope that they add a lot of HD programming post haste, because if not, TBS-HD is probably the biggest waste of bandwidth I've ever seen. It would even surpass FSN Wisconsin HD, which is only on the air for about 15 baseball games and roughly 10 basketball games a year (the rest of the time, it broadcasts colorbars).

    Personally, I'd have rather seen my cable company skip TBS-HD, and instead add one of the Discovery HD networks (Discovery, TLC, Science, etc.) At least they carry a significant amount of HD programming.
     
  9. Oct 8, 2007 #109 of 115
    Kablemodem

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    I don't know when we got it, but my TiVos told me about it today. (TWC)
     
  10. Oct 8, 2007 #110 of 115
    OhioUmpire

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    Switch to DirecTv and you will get an additional Discovery channel in HD, along with TLC, Science Channel, SCI-Fi, A&E, Bravo, Smithsonian Channel... and probably a few others I can not think of at the time.
     
  11. Oct 8, 2007 #111 of 115
    LoadStar

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    Wish I could. I'd need to move to be able to do that. (I'm in an apartment with no southern exposure.) On the upside, the apartment provides me free analog extended basic cable.
     
  12. Oct 8, 2007 #112 of 115
    alyssa

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    Thank you Doug!
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    Yes, it is amazing how quickly this, TbsHd channel rolled out. I received a paper notice last January we'd be getting Universal-Hd by Feb 1 2007. It's yet to go live---
     
  13. Oct 8, 2007 #113 of 115
    Kevdog

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  14. gumbinator

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    TBS-HD is now available on Cox in San Diego... not that my TiVo-HD has the lineup for it... yet
     
  15. hummingbird_206

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    Thanks for the link. I haven't visited that forum in ages, but got to remember to go there sometime...too much stuff to read cuts in to my TV viewing!

    If we do get NFL in HD guess I'll have to buy the sport package in order to see the Thursday night games that will be broadcast there later this year!
     

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