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In many areas cable has far more HD than either Direct or Dish. I had satellite for 19 years, but switched to Charter cable in Fort Worth last year when they went all digital. I get over 200 HD channels including almost all of the ones listed above and the HD picture quality looks as good as Direct (the SD looks much better). Charter's DVRs are antiquated, so I bought a 6 tuner Tivo and three minis. The new customer savings over the first two years more that pays for the upfront cost of the Tivos. After that the monthly cost of the four receiver system is only $17.
 
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I agree. But, it looks like DirecTV is not doing that. The company is not easy to predict. A good amount of programmers’ high definition could have been added after the satellites launched and, yet, here are—perhaps at last—with GSN HD. And we are still waiting on plenty more for HD.

Such programmers which should be available to us to be able to watch in HD: American Heroes Channel HD, Brigham Young University HD, C-Span HD, C-Span 2 HD, Chiller HD, Discovery Family HD, El Rey Network HD, Esquire Network HD, EVINE Live HD, Eternal World Television HD, FX Movie Channel HD, Great American Country HD, Home Shopping Network HD, Jewelry Television HD, MAVTV HD, NASA HD, Nicktoons HD, Outdoor Channel HD, Oxygen HD, Pivot HD, QVC Plus HD, RFD-TV HD, Sportsman Channel HD, Sprout HD, Trinity Broadcasting Network HD, TV One HD, UP HD.

One can go ahead and pick among those mentioned and distinguish which, say, five or ten should definitely be added in high definition. But, with 2016 not being impressive (so far), it feels like there is a dismissive attitude.


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checked my app (Android) shows GSN in HD tomorrow, no HD icon by today's listing
hopefully it goes live in the morning, it's one of the last channels I'm waiting on.
 
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checked my app (Android) shows GSN in HD tomorrow, no HD icon by today's listing
hopefully it goes live in the morning, it's one of the last channels I'm waiting on.

I just checked and GSN isn't even listed on my app. :eek I don't have any filters set. Every channel is listed, with the exception of GSN. Weird.
 
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I just checked and GSN isn't even listed on my app. :eek I don't have any filters set. Every channel is listed, with the exception of GSN. Weird.

I had the same issue on my iOS App last night. Just checked GSN and now it is HD on 233.
 
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In many areas cable has far more HD than either Direct or Dish. I had satellite for 19 years, but switched to Charter cable in Fort Worth last year when they went all digital. I get over 200 HD channels including almost all of the ones listed above and the HD picture quality looks as good as Direct (the SD looks much better). Charter's DVRs are antiquated, so I bought a 6 tuner Tivo and three minis. The new customer savings over the first two years more that pays for the upfront cost of the Tivos. After that the monthly cost of the four receiver system is only $17. Also, since I bundle internet/phone with TV, the programming will be less even after the promotional period is over.
 
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In many areas cable has far more HD than either Direct or Dish. I had satellite for 19 years, but switched to Charter cable in Fort Worth last year when they went all digital. I get over 200 HD channels including almost all of the ones listed above and the HD picture quality looks as good as Direct (the SD looks much better). Charter's DVRs are antiquated, so I bought a 6 tuner Tivo and three minis. The new customer savings over the first two years more than pays for the upfront cost of the Tivos. After that the monthly cost of the four receiver system is only $17. Also, since I bundle internet/phone with TV, the programming will be less even after the promotional period is over.
 
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I am glad for more HD but they could of added more popular stations for example FXM etc these 3 they added or waste of HD imo and I know we all won't agree but there is more bigger stations they could of added
 
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The usual answer why isn't a channel in HD is because of the contract doesn't have HD included. But then why does FXM had HD movies on the On Demand channel? I would think of the DoD channel has HD then it's in the contact.
 
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I am glad for more HD but they could of added more popular stations for example FXM etc these 3 they added or waste of HD imo and I know we all won't agree but there is more bigger stations they could of added

I don’t dismiss added HD programmers which may not interest me (but does for others). I wouldn’t disrespect people. But, I do feel like the programming in standard definition, which does have high def, need to get added in HD. And when those applicable continue to get skipped over, in favor of adding other programming which were not carried at all, it is frustrating. So, I do understand your point.


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I am glad for more HD but they could of added more popular stations for example FXM etc these 3 they added or waste of HD imo and I know we all won't agree but there is more bigger stations they could of added
I agree, but I do know that quite a few people did want GSN, so I am glad that they got one they have wanted for a long time.
 
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