SWRV - Music Video Channel

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SWRV - Music Video Channel

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On page 8 of the Spring 2011 UGuide, it mentions a new music video channel that will be added along with the Music Choice App on April 1st.  The new channel will be SWRV, and it will available in both SD (channel 501) and HD (channel 1501).  The link below from Wikipedia describes the channel.

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SWRV

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I also noticed SWRV HD in the lastest ATT Guide.  It sure doesnt sound like anything that i will be watching.  I would much rather have BBCA and NatWild.  Just my opinnion.

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You're in luck!  BBC America is channel 188 and NatGeo Wild is channel 266.

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Sounds like an interesting channel especially if it's just music videos and no commercials/interuptions. Something the wife would love for sure which is always a good thing. What is the U-Guide? Is it free to all customers? How often does it come out?

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U-Guide is supposed to be free for all customers--there is a long history of posts where some never received it, some have always received it, some received it, then it stopped/started/or never started again.

 

If you call in to request it, you'll most likely hear they don't know what it is, or if they do, they'll put you on the mailing list, and you may or may not ever see it. Smiley Sad

 

It used to be monthly, now it is quarterly.  It's mostly ads for ATTs services and offers, upcoming features/programs, and a pull-out channel guide for YOUR market.

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I wonder if they cut it back to quarterly in part because of some of the comments we made about it here in the forum?

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Could be; guilty as charged. Smiley Wink

 

I think quarterly is better, but the fact remains that everyone still does not receive it.

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I know.

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So, if this not one those April Fool jokes or rumors. ATT will finally dump Urge Music and bring back via an Music Choice App and added their SWRV SD/HD Channel. This will be good news for everyone.

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‎09-30-2015 1:39 AM

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I now see the channels shown below in the Guide with the following message:

 

Don't Just Watch.  SWRV is the first 24/7 interactive music network where you call the shots.  Your favorite music videos. Your pictures. Your comments. All on TV!  Channel 501 and HD on Channel 1501 starting on April 1st.

 

501 - SWRV

 

1501 - SWRV HD

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Very cool ATT.  Thanks for posting that TG.Smiley Happy

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Finally seeing placeholders for the channels in Houston, whereas before they weren't even in the Guide.

 

 

 

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Music choice seems to be a treat compared to that ugly eyesore called Urge.

 

Does anyone know what the bitrate quality will be for the new music choice programming?

 

Reason I ask is because I had Directv when they transitioned from xm/sirius to sonic tap and sonic tap had very poor bitrate and quality issues when it was initially turned on.

 

Oh and yes, I plan to play music choice through my 7.1 surround sound  not tv speakers, so 192kpbs and up would be greatly appreciated...

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peteyboy wrote:

Music choice seems to be a treat compared to that ugly eyesore called Urge.

 

Does anyone know what the bitrate quality will be for the new music choice programming?

 

Reason I ask is because I had Directv when they transitioned from xm/sirius to sonic tap and sonic tap had very poor bitrate and quality issues when it was initially turned on.

 

Oh and yes, I plan to play music choice through my 7.1 surround sound  not tv speakers, so 192kpbs and up would be greatly appreciated...


 

 

I had Music Choice from circa 1997 (if not before) until fall of 2008.  The quality seemed very respectable.

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Saw the channel preview. Glad to see it's in HD. URGE was painfully awful with its bleak, shoddy picture quality and low-quality music. I am looking forward to this channel.

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