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Hopefully this is a sign that D* is getting close to changing all MPEG2 channels to MPEG4 this morning on the guide channels 509 and 543 said tune to channel 70 and 71.
 
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This is B.S. IMO. Why on earth would D* have to screw up the channel mapping now? Talk about annoying.
 
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Hopefully this is a sign that D* is getting close to changing all MPEG2 channels to MPEG4 this morning on the guide channels 509 and 543 said tune to channel 70 and 71.
Maybe they're just freeing them up so they can add more HBO or Showtime channels?
 
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Doesn't bother me. I haven't had channels 70, 509, 71, and 543 in my custom channel list for a long time. I just use 501 and 537. In fact the only channels from the 70s in my custom channel list are 78 and 79. For the rest of the 70s channels I'm using the other channel (206, 209, etc) which will be their permanent home.
 
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Hopefully this is a sign that D* is getting close to changing all MPEG2 channels to MPEG4 this morning on the guide channels 509 and 543 said tune to channel 70 and 71.


I noticed this today as well. I hope it means something good!!!:up
 
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Maybe they're just freeing them up so they can add more HBO or Showtime channels?


With D 11 showing signs of life. Maybe not too far away.:)
 
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This is B.S. IMO. Why on earth would D* have to screw up the channel mapping now? Talk about annoying.

Still doesn't take much to upset you, eh vurbano? LOL... nice to see you're still around.
 
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Starting today, HBO and SHOTIME MPEG2 HD channels have been removed from the 500's channel range. It effects channel 509 and 543. Customers that have subscriptions to those PREMIUMS and still have MPEG2 HD hardware can still access those channels in the 70's (70 for HBO and 71 for SHO).
This was posted at DirecTV yesterday...
 
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As far as I know the HD versions 501 and 537 are still MPEG2.

But the same equipment that is MPEG2 only cannot see HD channels mapped to the same channel number as an SD equivalent. So they never see the HD version of 501 and 537, even though they are MPEG2.
 
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