Many PBS programs are preceded by a black screen ... they will indicate whether the following program is HDTV or Widescreen.
Even though Discovery HD is HDTV 24/7, occasionally on a few programs you will see upconverted SDTV footage when it is necessary for the program to show archival video.
My original comment was predicated on the fact that BEV's program guide for DiscoveryHD does not indicate that any of their programs are HD, since the programs in each time slot are not preceded by HD, which is the case for all other channels when the program is in fact in HD. This is the inconsistency I referred to. It is also the reason why I needed to subscribe to the HDTV Magazine in order to know ahead of time which programs are in fact in HD, instead of learning whether it is in HD or widescreen just as the program begins. It maybe a case of cutting corners by whoever compiles the Guide, but a guide that is inconsistent begins to become less of a guide.
Does anyone know if Discovery HD Canada ( My new favorite channel Will be showing more of the programs that are shown on the American DiscoveryHD Theater, maybe this would help with all the repeats...??
Or is this another instance of the Can. broadcaster calling the shot's and robbing us from the programs we're all paying for
Location: Vancouver - OTA, Pioneer KURO Elite Signature PRO-141FD, 27" iMac, WDTV Live.
I did notice that the HD "bug" has been re-positioned a bit more to the bottom right of the screen. I thought my monitor had reset it's vertical and horizontal size and positioning at first, but I double-checked and it hadn't.
Any way you can correct for overscan on your display?
Almost every week I find one new programme to watch (there usually are only a few new programmes a week). They also seem to have DD2.0 and DD5.1 working properly now, as I can't remember a glitch in quite a while.
The PQ is also usually very good. On the whole a channel I would miss were it not there.
DiscoveryHD has only been available in my area for about 2 months, so for me it's still new... I am really enjoying it. Good content excellent picture quality, Yes they repeat many programs but it dosn'nt bother me.. Heck look at the food network, H&G and the other life style networks. They repeat shows constantly it's nothing new.
I think the only chanel that never repeats it's self is the Weather Network....