Will the HD tivo be able to show the MLB playoff games in HD?

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  1. Oct 2, 2007 #1 of 51
    vid53

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    I see the playoff games are on TBS. Does directv plan on putting it on any of the other HD channels?Or is this another way to get us all to upgrade?

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    bigpuma

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    TBS HD is Mpeg-4 so the HR10 will not be able to get it. You will have to upgrade to the HR20 or H20 to get TBS HD.

    ETA: I did notice they were showing the Padres/Rockies game on channel 95 so it is possible they are rebroadcasting TBS HD in Mpeg-2. Check that out with the HR10 and let me know if you can see it.
     
  3. Oct 2, 2007 #3 of 51
    vid53

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    No picture on 95. Maybe Wed. when the playoffs start.
     
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    whsbuss

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    Watched the Pads/Rockies on ch.95 last night. It was the re-broadcast of TBS-HD. Looking forward to watching the Phillies in HD - hopefully D* will continue to use the MLB HD channels for the playoffs.
     
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    djnrook

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    Those of you who had the game on channel 95, did you have the MLB package this year? I don''t think it should matter, since TBS is not part of extra innings, but just wondering.

    I had multiple HDTivos, and have not yet taken the "opportunity" to "upgrade." I would be quite pleased if they offerred the playoffs in HD on channel 95.
     
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    hiker

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    I have MLB-EI and received 95 for the game. Others, over at dbstalk, reported that they got x721. Since the game was technically a regular season game, maybe MLB-EI or regional sports pkg was required.

    I don't see any guide info on 95 for tomorrow's games. Comcast is supposed to add TBS-HD tomorrow hopefully, just in time.
     
  7. Oct 2, 2007 #7 of 51
    FourFourSeven

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    I have no package, and got the Padres/Rockies game in HD on 95 last night. I can only assume all the TBS games will be shown on 95 - how can they not be?
     
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    hiker

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    Because D* now provides TBS-HD in mpeg4 on 247 for those with H20 or HR20 and 5 LNB dish.
     
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    bonscott87

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    The days of channel 95 will soon gone as the full time MPEG4 stations come online.
     
  10. milominderbinder

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    Both the Guide, zap2it, and the listings at directv.com show only:

    247 TBS MLB Baseball

    There is not listing on channel 95 during this time.

    WGN has in years past also had the Cubs in the playoffs but the exclusive contract with TBS means only TBS can carry it.

    The TBS HD games this weekend looked good. I assume that they will want to really shine on Wednesday night.

    It is the same for game 2 on Thursday night and game 3 on Saturday night.

    - Craig
     
  11. milominderbinder

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    OMG!

    Remote Programming just worked for me on the directv site:

    http://www.directv.com/DTVAPP/epg/theGuide.jsp

    It is just starting beta testing but I did not know it was enabled in the tests yet.

    HD, Cubs in the playoffs, maybe more HD coming very soon, all in one week.

    In the words of Flounder, "Is this great or what?"

    - Craig
     
  12. vid53

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    I just heard on the radio that Comcast will broadcast TBS games on another channel for HD customers. Lets see if Directv will take care of their customers
    also.
     
  13. bigpuma

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    We already know TBS HD is available in MPeg-4 format on channel 247. The only question is will they also broadcast the games in Mpeg-2 format on another channel so people with HR10s can still get it.
     
  14. vid53

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    we will see how much they care about their customers, wont we?
     
  15. hiker

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    It doesn't look good as there is still no data showing in the guide for 95 at game time. I'm afraid we will also be without HD for the first NFL game on NFL Network 11/22.
     
  16. bigpuma

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    If you want to see the games in HD you can call DirecTV and upgrade to the HR20, everyone has that option. I know it is not a TiVo but it is not a bad DVR.
     
  17. djnrook

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    Old dish, HD Directivo. My channel 95 shows Rockies / Phillies tomorrow at 3pm, followed by Red Sox / Angels, followed by the rest of Wednesdays and Thursdays games. When I tune to it, it shows a blank screen (it does not show call x721), so we'll see.
     
  18. TonyD79

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    ???

    The HD changeover has been known for months and months. How long do they need to "care" about their customers.

    And to compare them to COMCAST???? The guys who took NFL games away from their customers?
     
  19. Markman07

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    My HR10-250 shows all tomorrow's TBS games on channel 95! There may be hope yet. MY HR20-100 decided to die today after 3 months so I would have been without it for at least a few days.
     
  20. joed32

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    Games on 95 or 96 often don't show up in the guide until almost game time.
     

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