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DIRECTV HD Channel Anticipation (Official Q1-13 Thread)

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by Mike Bertelson, Dec 27, 2012.

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  1. Jan 20, 2013 #581 of 1828
    cypherx

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    LOL. All I know is Portlandia is on IFC Friday nights so if we get IFC HD in time for the next episode I am happy.
     
  2. Jan 20, 2013 #582 of 1828
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    Maybe worth waiting for reruns?
     
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    curious about something..with the enormous secrecy (by some) in the past about HD additions..for this plentiful announcement and some of the snips I'm reading in the thread here..

    minus the way deals need to go about whatever political process and or just plain negotiations..
    minus tango'ing
    minus the paying customer's wants and comments on this board and many other sites
    minus rocket launches needed to allocate said channel slot allotments..oh now the existing rocket can hold it in a different manner...

    did this wonderful discovery and anticipation come.....
    because of an impending price increase??? really??

    after all 1 channel here (AMC)...and a few other scraps thrown to the wolves (BBCA/ION..etc)

    did it really (not that I expect anyone to own up --> to this being the real matter of fact) all boil down to this plentiful bounty of anticipation...

    in lieu of a price increase??
     
  4. Jan 21, 2013 #584 of 1828
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    What?

    Gotta go find my decoder ring...
     
  5. Jan 21, 2013 #585 of 1828
    rmmccann

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    I think Santi's just asking if there's any real truth to the claim/joke/"whatever it was" that these HD additions are due to help stem off the blow of the expected price increase.
     
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    Thank you as always :)
     
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    Yes, I have this also.
     
  8. Jan 21, 2013 #588 of 1828
    damondlt

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    Thats How I took it as well.

    And I wouldn't doubt that was the intent.
     
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    Not needed in your case.
     
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    Simple answer...no.


    If that logic were to hold, then why would D* launch another round later in the year? Why not just hold those off to next year when a price increase comes again?
     
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    i'm sorry SR and other PC people here...I dont agree...after all ..I'm from the school that boatloads of stuff dont come as gifts or pleasant surprises, unless we pony up somehow or sometime......gotta admit the timing is a bit suspect huh??? no more from me on this...game on and god bless..
     
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    is it kinda like the 0 Dollar charge i still have on my bill for Sunday Ticket? maybe just for metrics?...and I didn't have it at all this past year..
     
  13. Jan 21, 2013 #593 of 1828
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    You posted your assumption on the timing of it, he told that was not correct. What exactly is there for you to disagree with?
     
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    Santi360HD

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    its my opinion and privilege as a citizen of these United States of America to disagree..

    When and if it ever becomes the Unites States of Hoosier I'll have no choice but to fall to one knee, or flee the colonies..
     
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    Years ago (I'm talking the 90's), I believe there were several times where DirecTV promoted channels being added around the time of price increases. It softened the blow... of course, price increases weren't a yearly experience then either...

    However, in 2012, TruTV-HD was added in March, and E!-HD in April, and outside of a couple of HBO channels and a 3D channel, the first part of 2011 was bleak for most customers.

    I considered it good timing on DirecTV's part, but unrelated... I guess I'm right. :)

    DirecTV added 9 HD channels in the 2Q of last year... well after the last price increase.
     
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    You are disagreeing with the truth, you are not disagreeing with an opinion. I have no idea why that is such a difficult concept. You posted what was your opinion and assumption. He told you how it really is.
     
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    Leave me alone, my opinion is my privilege..deal with it..
    as is anyone else's post here on whatever they feel like posting about and or agreeing or not agreeing with..
     
  18. Jan 21, 2013 #598 of 1828
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    What are you disagreeing with? You didn't say you had a difference of opinion with someone. When you said you didn't agree...it was not in response to an opinion. You appear to be disagreeing with the factual information provided by Satelliteracer.
     
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    Or disagreeing that the company line is "factual".

    It may be fact that this is what SR has been told. I would not mean to impugn his integrity as I think he is a great guy and very helpful.

    But to suspect that the the company line is not necessarily wholly factual is certainly an opinion he is entitled to.
     
  20. Jan 21, 2013 #600 of 1828
    Alan Gordon

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    Guys... let's let it be, huh?

    I'm personally of the opinion that Satelliteracer's statement is in fact the truth, but Santi360HD has the right to believe otherwise...



    I'm going to be one of People Magazine's 2013 Most Beautiful People. You can choose whether to believe my statement or not! ;)
     
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