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Cable Company claims 500 HD Channels

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by Dolly, Jun 23, 2007.

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  1. Dolly

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    Or was that 800 HD Channels :confused: :lol: And here we are trying to figure out how D is going to come up with 150 Channels :rolling: !rolling
     
  2. litzdog911

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    And what Cable Company would that be???
     
  3. Jeremy W

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    It's Comcast. They're actually claiming each HD VOD title as a channel.
     
  4. Drew2k

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    D* comes back with "infinity HD channels". This is getting crazy but I guess as long as they say "up to".
     
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    Cablevison may be able to do it. They support a smaller area and have ALOT of fiber run. They appear to be the only cable company right now that can compete with FIOS as well.

    Base speeds are 15/2 for like 50 bucks and 30/5 for 60
     
  8. Jeremy W

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    I don't see how either of these translates into the ability to offer 500 HD channels. Their fiber is just like every other cable company's fiber, it goes out to a node and becomes coax to serve ~500 homes.
     
  9. harsh

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    While it may be spread thinner than the dozen homes that FIOS does now, I doubt it is anywhere near 500 drops.
     
  10. harsh

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    As long as we all acknowledge who started it all.
     
  11. Jeremy W

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    Well then they're breaking the norm, because the average size for a node is 480 homes IIRC.
     
  12. Jeremy W

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    Yes, it was Comcast.
     
  13. harsh

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    No, it was DIRECTV.
     
  14. Jeremy W

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    DirecTV's count included regular, linear programming channels. Yes, some of them were iffy, but at least they're real channels. Comcast started this mess by counting every HD VOD title as a channel. There is a major difference between the two.
     
  15. lwilli201

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    Lets see:

    D* will have the capacity for nationwide carrage of up to 150 HD channels with the proper equipement no matter where you live in the US. (I know that many condo and assosiations have some restrictive rules)

    Cable companies will have 400, 500, or unlimited HD channels in their big money markets. Most small market cable subs will not have access to that many HD channels for a very long time no matter what kind of equipment they have. The smallest cable companies may never be able to do it.
     
  16. Dolly

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    I thought it was funny and posted the thread more or less for a laugh. But all of you seem to be taking it so seriously. I mean is everyone including all the channels in the World or what :shrug: Just how many REAL channels are out there for anyone to get?
     
  17. Jeremy W

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    HD is serious business. :)
     
  18. harsh

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    If, as they have admitted, they plan to count events as channels, then they are not a whole lot more righteous than those offering switched digital and calling them channels.

    I'm willing to allow such streams as PPV movie "channels" (as DIRECTV handles most of its first run movie and adult programming) and the like as they are available 24/7. "Channels" that only play on game day for three to six hours are events.

    It is my hope that their claims for capacity are truly distinct continuous streams of programming. Otherwise, they've opened the door to these SDV attacks from CATV for which they don't have the distributed infrastructure to compete.
     
  19. harsh

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    That must be some serious infrastructure if they can offer upwards of 15Mbps data to each customer as Cablevision and Time Warner are.
     
  20. Jeremy W

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    I have no problem with switched digital channels. If you can tune to the channel, and programming is running on it, count it as a channel. That's fine with me. My problem is with Comcast counting each HD VOD title as an HD channel. This is how they were able to claim something like 400 HD channels already being available in Philly or some garbage like that. That is pure and indefensible BS.
     
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