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post #181 of 354 (permalink) Old 2012-05-08, 11:38 AM
 
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We're getting National Geographic Wild in SD and HD, but as of last night it was not showing in our guide. I have the unsubscribed channels hidden. Space HD finally showed up in our guide. I didn't call Shaw Direct, I just waited. If you wait long enough Nat Geo Wild will probably show up. Anyone know what package it will be on after the freeview??
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post #182 of 354 (permalink) Old 2012-05-08, 12:07 PM
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It's probably showing in the guide now. I didn't have it either earlier this morning (5am) but I just checked and it is showing up in the guide finally.

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post #183 of 354 (permalink) Old 2012-05-08, 03:19 PM
 
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We're getting National Geographic Wild in SD and HD, but as of last night it was not showing in our guide. I have the unsubscribed channels hidden. Space HD finally showed up in our guide. I didn't call Shaw Direct, I just waited. If you wait long enough Nat Geo Wild will probably show up. Anyone know what package it will be on after the freeview??
The website says SD version is part of Digital Favourites and Real Life theme group, the HD version is part of the No Extra Cost group as long as you have it in SD.

I'm hoping it will also be part of the Digital Indulgence, and Digital Indulgence Lite as well, but the website won't say as they are non-advertised channel packages.
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post #184 of 354 (permalink) Old 2012-05-08, 06:31 PM
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I have digital indulgence and I have both Space and National Geographic Wild in SD and HD
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post #185 of 354 (permalink) Old 2012-05-09, 11:49 AM
 
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It would appear that the HD version is MPEG4, as madhi states, and the SD version is MPEG2, as I only get the SD version on my 505's.

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post #186 of 354 (permalink) Old 2012-05-09, 12:20 PM
 
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National Geographic Wild showed up in the guide (both SD and HD). We have Digital Indulgence Lite, so I would expect both these channels to disappear at the end of the freeview.
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post #187 of 354 (permalink) Old 2012-05-20, 09:09 AM
 
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Disney Junior

I was told almost 6 months ago by a CSR that this channel was on the way soon.
It never came.
Anyone else get this information from Shaw or know if it's still coming down the pipe?
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post #188 of 354 (permalink) Old 2012-05-20, 09:23 AM
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CSR was probably confused. Was added to Shaw Cable about 6 or 7 months ago but never heard anything official about it coming to Shaw Direct.

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post #189 of 354 (permalink) Old 2012-05-20, 11:15 AM
 
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That's too bad. I recently left Shaw Direct for cable (Eastlink) and wish I never switched.
I'd switch back in a heartbeat, by daughter would be devastated if she lost Disney Junior
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Shaw Direct probably saw this online petition and saw little demand for this channel. The petitioner wanted 1,000 signatures but only got 19! Waah, not a good sign for channel interest.

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post #191 of 354 (permalink) Old 2012-05-21, 04:27 PM
 
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Oh well that sucks.......anyone want to buy a couple of HD Receivers. One is a 630 the other is a 605. Less than a year old.
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post #192 of 354 (permalink) Old 2012-05-21, 06:37 PM
 
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I'm confused how did they suddenly find room for these new channels,I thought nothing new was to come until the new bird is launched? Im not complaining just scratching my head.
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post #193 of 354 (permalink) Old 2012-05-21, 06:41 PM
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They are testing the new MPEG4 techology on one of their transponders. Some new channels will not be available on older 500 or lower series receivers. eg. Nat Geo Wild HD is only available to 600 series recievers.

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post #194 of 354 (permalink) Old 2012-05-23, 08:13 PM
 
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I suppose it was a god thing I updated both my receivers to the newer models this year.
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post #195 of 354 (permalink) Old 2012-06-15, 05:19 PM
 
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Just had a really good chat with a tsr. He implied that even with the launch in the fall of the new bird, that NEW channles wont 'officially' be added until Jan at the earliest!

As suspected!

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