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MTV explains renaming MHD to "Palladia" as conveying a sense of spectacle, "a grand stage, a vast arena and the excitement of live musical performances." Whether or not you buy that, it looks like Viacom is giving the channel's content a much-needed refresh, promising a new concert every Saturday a...

August 14th 2008 at 3:40am 0 Comments
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It has been a few months since the great city of Columbus, Ohio received any new HD channels courtesy of Time Warner Cable, but residents can once again celebrate now that the carrier has added three more. Discovery HD (762), History HD (767) and Palladia HD (774) -- which is described as a music-ce...

August 11th 2008 at 2:47pm 0 Comments
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As we've seen with Discovery's Planet Green, and -- to a lesser extent, History HD, Food HD and SPEED HD -- these high-def channels prefer to change up (or shorten, at least) their names every now and then. The latest to take on a new identity is MTV Networks' MHD, which is apparently being redubbe...

August 10th 2008 at 1:05pm 0 Comments
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Heads up, international HD mavens. A kind tipster just alerted us to one TVP HD, a channel that just started broadcasting Olympics coverage and will continue to throughout the 2008 Games. After the spectacle has concluded, it will reportedly morph into a station much like BBC HD. Currently, the cha...

August 7th 2008 at 8:35am 0 Comments
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We know you're looking forward to Country Music Television's two-hour TV event Elvis: Viva Las Vegas August 11 at 8 p.m., so why not preorder it on Blu-ray for delivery the day after? We can't think of a world where we wouldn't want to see Elvis' music performed and/or discussed by such luminaries...

July 7th 2008 at 11:23pm 0 Comments
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Surely you remember Veronica Belmont posing with the MyVu Crystal / Shades at CES earlier this year? Yeah, the former unit is finally available to order for the three people in attendance who care, and better still, a recent review by PC World asserts that this thing actually isn't a half bad trave...

June 25th 2008 at 8:01am 0 Comments
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After Sat. 1 HD and ProSieben HD went dark in Germany until 2010, things haven't been as dormant as expected. Late last month, we received word that both FOX and TNT would be making their way over (and hopefully in HD), and now we're seeing that both National Geographic HD and MHD (MTV HD) could be...

May 12th 2008 at 9:23am 0 Comments
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Fans of Scissor Sisters and HD music alike will be able to enjoy a concert scheduled to air on Logo next week as it teams up with sister (ahem) channel MHD. Reportedly, the simulcast will mark the "first high-definition broadcast from a gay television network" (that'd be Logo, for those unaware), an...

April 19th 2008 at 11:03pm 0 Comments
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What we're watching tonight: Fox (720p) lines up Bones at 8 p.m. followed by the season finale of New Amsterdam ABC (720p) has Dancing with the Stars at 8 p.m. followed by Samantha Who? at 9:30 p.m. NBC (1080i) has Medium at 10 p.m. CBS (1080i) lines up The Big Bang Theory at 8...

April 14th 2008 at 4:45pm 0 Comments
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Last fall when DirecTV was adding HD channels like no one could believe, new HD channels weren't the only thing that changed. DirecTV also added a new tier called the HD Extra Pack of HD only channels like UHD and MGM HD for an extra $5 a month. Well, at least DirecTV was nice enough to give the pa...

March 14th 2008 at 6:03pm 0 Comments
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What we're watching: Friday night arrives with season premieres of Ghost Whisperer, Las Vegas and Numb3rs, and the series premiere of Moonlight, a vampire private detective show, on CBS. Our traditional high-def listings continue below.

September 28th 2007 at 2:34pm 0 Comments