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#1 11-26-2007 11:05:05 AM

ghoofie
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USA in HD ?

So Comcast recently added USA HD to our lineup here. But I never see anything listed as being in HD.
I now have two USA channels, one  'regular' (as we've add forever) and now the HD.  The HD is the
eastern time feed, but is there ever anything actually in HD ? TitanTV doesn't even find USAHD to add to my channel lineup.

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#2 11-26-2007 1:51:26 PM

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Re: USA in HD ?

I'll check it out Dec. 6 when we get it,  but I doubt there will be much on USA in HD, or worth watching if there is.

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#3 11-26-2007 3:20:11 PM

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Re: USA in HD ?

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#4 11-26-2007 4:18:31 PM

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Re: USA in HD ?

Monk and Psych are filmed in HD. You can see older episodes of Monk on UHD. I would hope the HD versions will show up on USA-HD when their seasons start up early next year.

For those that have it, how do they treat non-HD material? Is it pillarboxed or stretched?

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#5 11-26-2007 6:15:46 PM

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Re: USA in HD ?

I just noticed that for the upcoming Monk episode, Dec. 7:

TVPlanner (comcast) says HD, but the IGUIDE does NOT. 

So I guess we'll see....HOWEVER... while I can tell the difference
between 'regular' and digital broadcasts...since my TV is the rear proejction
and not as clear as LCD or Plasma, sometimes I'm not sure if I'm REALLY
watching HD or just 'plain' digital.   They look similar on my rear
projection.

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#6 11-27-2007 4:21:31 PM

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Re: USA in HD ?

Just got HistoryHD here. I'll move some of my scheduled recordings to it when they get the stupid guide updated. It still has no channel name or programming listed.

Sadly, SD appears to be in Stretch-O-Vision©.


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#7 12-18-2007 9:43:44 AM

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Re: USA in HD ?

I didn't know Comcast had USA in HD.  Anyone in the Philly area have it?

EDIT: I guess if you like wrestling, isn't WWE Raw on USA now?

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#8 12-18-2007 10:32:21 AM

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Re: USA in HD ?

Got USA-HD last night (Atlanta)... WWE Raw was in SD.

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#9 12-18-2007 2:08:29 PM

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Re: USA in HD ?

Here in Metro Atlanta (Gwinnett Comcast) we just got some HD channels added:
CNN-HD
Discovery
USA
History
Animal Planet
Sci-Fi

That brings our total of available HD channels up to over 30 channels.

Channel listing and program guide info has not yet shown up on my S3 Tivo, but I can tune to the channels.
Hopefully, Tivo will add the program info soon.

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#10 12-18-2007 4:26:23 PM

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Re: USA in HD ?

How do Sci-Fi and Animal Planet handle non-SD programming? Do they stretch it like History does (between that and inconsistent HD, a MAJOR disappoint for one of my favorite channels), or keep it pillarboxed like a proper channel should?

Here in Chicago, we are supposed to get SciFi and TLC next month. No word on AP.


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#11 12-18-2007 4:35:24 PM

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Re: USA in HD ?

Hey Georgia Guy - You got SciFi over there in Gwinnett?  What channel number? I didn't see it on our guide here (Cobb) last night, I'll check again tonight.

Did you get FSN?

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#12 12-18-2007 4:42:08 PM

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Re: USA in HD ?

jganyard wrote:

Hey Georgia Guy - You got SciFi over there in Gwinnett?  What channel number? I didn't see it on our guide here (Cobb) last night, I'll check again tonight.

Did you get FSN?

Have not found FSN, but there are a few channels that show up blank (meaning the Tivo has gotten some change on the cablecards)...maybe something happening soon.

The other new HD channels we now have:
834 - CNN
840 - Discovery
842 - USA
852 - History
861 - Animal Planet
874 - Sci-Fi

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#13 12-18-2007 4:54:35 PM

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Re: USA in HD ?

andyross wrote:

How do Sci-Fi and Animal Planet handle non-SD programming? Do they stretch it like History does (between that and inconsistent HD, a MAJOR disappoint for one of my favorite channels), or keep it pillarboxed like a proper channel should?

Here in Chicago, we are supposed to get SciFi and TLC next month. No word on AP.

I'm assuming you meant non-HD.

Sci-Fi is showing non HD programming with pillar-boxing, with a very good digital picture.

Animal Planet....don't know yet. So far all I've seen has been all true HD content.  (only discovered this channel this afternoon)

History....alas, it looked like you described, stretched picture.  Haven't seen any HD stuff yet.

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#14 12-19-2007 8:40:16 AM

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Re: USA in HD ?

Yep, found SciFi HD last night!  FSN was labeled FSNSH, don't remember what channel it is though.

Couchville hasn't updated their channel listing guide yet either.

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#15 12-29-2007 2:04:56 PM

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Re: USA in HD ?

The TV guide does not always say HD. You just have to look and see. Thats true of any channel.

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#16 01-01-2008 9:42:25 AM

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Re: USA in HD ?

andyross wrote:

Monk and Psych are filmed in HD. You can see older episodes of Monk on UHD. I would hope the HD versions will show up on USA-HD when their seasons start up early next year.

For those that have it, how do they treat non-HD material? Is it pillarboxed or stretched?

Andy: From what I've read, UHD is showing Monk stretched. 

We're picking up Monk, having missed it the first time around. It's in SD on USA HD.... I was wondering if this was mistake, or perhps were the first few seasons (or all) of Monk only presented in SD?

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#17 01-07-2008 3:31:43 PM

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Re: USA in HD ?

jganyard wrote:

Got USA-HD last night (Atlanta)... WWE Raw was in SD.

We just got USA-HD added here in Mobile, AL.  On the WWE thing - no WWE shows are currently in HD, although they are going to do their first ever HD broadcast with the upcoming Royal Rumble in a couple of weeks.  Then Smackdown! is slated to start HD broadcasts in Feb and Raw ultimately following behind. . . .

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