HD Channel List: Dish Network vs DirectTV


Pub Member / Supporter
Lifetime Supporter
Dec 29, 2007
SF Bay Area
Dish has opened up a big lead in the national HD category. If they were to close the RSN gap they'd be very appealing to a lot of people. I can't believe Direct has 43 HD PPV channels.


Unashamed Bengal Fan
Sep 7, 2003
Cincinnati, Ohio, USA

Some corrections/updates:

Shorts is on channel 375 and has HD content including HD 4x3 programs. I have not seen any SD content on it yet but I am sure there is some. I think it belongs in "movies". They are short movies, but movies non-the-less. But that is up to the editor. :)

NATGeo Wild, History International, Style and HLN all have HD programming I have personally seen. I have not seen SD programs on HLN yet, but "may not be full time" is a good fit for those.

BET Jazz is now called Centric. Still no HD programs I have seen, though I really do not spend any time there.

TCM HD has had no HD any time I have watched it over the last 24 hours. This includes the interstitials and introductions. NO HD yet is a good fit for this channel right now.

Channel numbers for PPV HD on Dish changed to 502-515(?) Not sure where they end now. Same number of PPV HD channels, just moved to the head of the class.


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Staff member

Great List, one comment though, isn't National Geographic World really National Geographic WILD.
Probably :D I've been working 13 hour shifts since last Thursday Night (spending 15 + hours away from home) all I have time for is the local news before heading to work, (been updating the list on lunch break) ;) I'll update again tonight, keep the info coming!

Hemi 6.1

On Vacation
May 3, 2007
Wayne County,Pa
Directv has
110 1080p VOD
385 HD VOD
Total 495.

But these are choices not really channels.

The Directv Cinema has 3 1080p channels.
And 23 HD regular HD Cinemas channels.

All the rest I see is VOD.

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