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Anybody here dissatisfied with Directv?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by mystic7, Apr 10, 2013.

  1. Apr 12, 2013 #61 of 133
    dpeters11

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    Keep in mind G4 goes away in a little more than a week. Of course if you are interested in Esquire Channel, doesn't make much difference.
     
  2. Apr 12, 2013 #62 of 133
    Laker44

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    You are in the minority about the SD channels looking fine. The forum have several threads and comments about DirecTV's bit-starved SD channels.
     
  3. Apr 12, 2013 #63 of 133
    sigma1914

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    GSN - DirecTV owns 42%, Sony Pictures Television is the majority owner at 58%
    G4 - Being re-branded as Esquire Network and focus on programming aimed at "metrosexual viewers"
    HUB - I guess that you have kids and like old tv shows? That's cool...we all like different stuff.
    QVC & HSN - You can buy all their stuff on their respective websites. QVC even allows anyone to watch it here... http://www.qvc.com/LiveShowDisplay?storeId=10251&catalogId=10151&langId=-1
     
  4. Apr 12, 2013 #64 of 133
    dpeters11

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    And to be honest, qvc and hsn HD would get a huge yawn here if they came, worse than that if it meant less bandwidth for some more requested channels. They'd have to pay a lot of money to directv.

    We all want more HD, directv has made improvements in terms of number per transponder, and of course working on DirecTV 14.
     
  5. Apr 12, 2013 #65 of 133
    MysteryMan

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    Read my post again. I never said all the SD channels on DirecTV look fine. Just the ones we watch.
     
  6. Apr 12, 2013 #66 of 133
    acostapimps

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    Comcrap SD in our area is no different than Directv, in fact they both look bad, But HD is another story:D
     
  7. Apr 12, 2013 #67 of 133
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    Comcrap isnt as bad as MediaCommies imho; lucikly they aren't as presence as Comcast. Not fun trying to call in only having ivr tell you they don't have enough agents available for the call queue :-/
     
  8. Apr 13, 2013 #68 of 133
    Laker44

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    GSN-Why invest so much in a channel, but not offer it to your customers in the best quality possible?
    G4- And one of the most requested channels on this forum
    HUB- Yes it is cool, that we all have various different likes and dislikes
    QVC & HSN- You can also go to various websites and watch movies, TV Shows and Sports programs and even purchase them. But which would prefer to watch them on.. your TV or Computer?
     
  9. Apr 13, 2013 #69 of 133
    Laker44

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    Maybe a huge yawn here, where it is mostly males posting. But go on a forum where mostly females post on, and adding the Longhorn Network or PAC12 Network would get a huge yawn.
     
  10. Apr 13, 2013 #70 of 133
    goinsleeper

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    Are you implying women don't like sports?! :)
     
  11. Apr 13, 2013 #71 of 133
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    G4 how ye has fallen. So instead of getting shows on games and technology it changed to how to style your hair and what brand flip flops to wear after labor day lol.
     
  12. Apr 13, 2013 #72 of 133
    Rich

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    My granddaughter watches a lot of SD shows. But she watches them on a 50" 720p TV. The 720p sets seem to show SD content better than my three 1080p sets.

    Rich
     
  13. Apr 13, 2013 #73 of 133
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    Personally, I don't watch TV content on my laptops or desktop. I do have a 24" LCD monitor on the desktop, but it sits next to a 1080p 42" TV. I can and do watch some shows using my laptop and a long (13') HDMI cable, but that's a bit of a PITA doing that.

    Rich
     
  14. Apr 13, 2013 #74 of 133
    Laker44

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    :nono2:
     
  15. Apr 13, 2013 #75 of 133
    acostapimps

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    That's usually the stereotype but not all are the same,
     
  16. Apr 13, 2013 #76 of 133
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    Yup cause there are some men who don't like sports either.
     
  17. Apr 13, 2013 #77 of 133
    dpeters11

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    Sure, their team cold be Big10.
     
  18. Apr 14, 2013 #78 of 133
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    I have DirecTV for HD sports and the incredible boxes and guide they offer. Have Fios as well and still think D* is slightly better overall. No Philly sports is the only drawback as far as D* is concerned. PQ on Fios is slightly better but it's really hardly noticeable.
     
  19. Apr 14, 2013 #79 of 133
    Reggie3

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    Been with them since 96' and stuck with them in the early period when others had more HD channels (they were slow in getting the new birds up due to launch issues). Still have better picture and DVR capabilities than Comcast. On a personal note I have never liked Ergens morals at Dish.
     
  20. Apr 14, 2013 #80 of 133
    Reggie3

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    I have noticed that SD quality seems to be related to the TV more than anything else
     

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