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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. Alan Gordon

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    This is not the place for semantics. I stated "fairly accurate"... I stand by my statement. No back peddling necessary... ;)


    The bottom line is that while TWC in NY has a very good lineup, most of us do not live where we can receive TWC's NY channel lineup... and DirecTV keeps improving their lineup.

    I'm anticipating good things to come this week, and more in the 3Q! :D
     
  2. Sandra

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    The other poster was right....you take the fun out of coming to this forum.


    Sandra
     
  3. cypherx

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    After this weeks ads, how do you know we have to wait all the way until 3rd quarter just to get anything else? I hope it doesn't go another 6 months of nothing!
     
  4. Hoosier205

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    I never said otherwise.
     
  5. Satelliteracer

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    Yup. Software downloads, new features like Pandora, YouTube, etc...those cost money. HD guide development, expanding VOD to 10,000 titles, all requirement system improvements and all come with a cost. Whether it is licensing fees to folks like NDS or third party services or internal improvements of the software, etc, there are costs.

    I'm not sure why someone earlier brought up the lease fee. The lease fee isn't changing and has changed only twice since inception. One year it went up one penny from $4.99 to $5.00. Another year it went up $1.00 to today's rate of $6.00 which has been the rate for several years. The first receiver is free.
     
  6. Alan Gordon

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    I hope it doesn't go another 6 months either, but my statement was in reference to the fact that we have been told more is to come in the 3Q. If we get more prior to that, that's a cherry on top.


    To be honest though, outside of The CW DNS feeds, there's nothing I'm in any rush to get in HD, and since I'm not expecting them anytime soon, it really doesn't matter to me when the next expansion is (at this time)... just that they keep coming. :)
     
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    I do not see anything in that list that I would define as a "major" channel. Except for one 30 minute show on RFD that has only about 12 new episodes per year, BBC World News (which DirecTV does noteven have in SD) and WE are the only two on the list I would ever watch, and they are far down on the priority list. The bottom line is that all of the "major" channels are already in HD on DirecTV, and the picture quality is very good.
     
  8. maartena

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    What are "major" channels in your view? And care to post the city where that friend lives, so we can view a channel listing on TWC's website?
     
  9. Sandra

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    Meh. One person's major is another person's minor. I consider the Pac-12 Networks extremely major, and also GolTV. DirecTV moving them out of the sports pack to the Spanish programming package, which you need a special Dish for, still boggles my freaking mind.


    Sandra
     
  10. Santi360HD

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    directv DVR has apps??? I only have an HD non DVR...so your reply will sway me 1 way or the other..
     
  11. Hoosier205

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    For a long time now.
     
  12. Santi360HD

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    good to know...Monetary options for DVR service will get revisited by me...maybe I'll retire torrent sites for my shows and I'll be the DVR from here on..
     
  13. TomK

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    Is there an 'ignore' feature on this forum? I'd love to ignore someone.
     
  14. Alan Gordon

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    Some of the channels added last week and this week, I'd consider major.

    Of the TWC list, I'd say there are some "mini-majors" missing from DirecTV, but probably not what I'd consider "major".


    While of no interest to me, the C-Span channels are probably one of the biggest names on TWC missing from DirecTV.
     
  15. Tubaman-Z

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    Fair enough - you were equating a "few years" to 6, I was equating it to 3. So sure, there has been significant change in available DVR technology going back to 2006/2007. Excepting the change from MPEG2 to 4 I would guess that it has been more about customers obtaining HD capable equipment for the first time vs. updating MPEG 4 equipment that they already have. I admittedly have no data to back this up.
     
  16. Hoosier205

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    Yes, the legal route does have its advantages.
     
  17. Tubaman-Z

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    Completely understand and I have no issue with D* raising fees to cover their increasing fixed costs. I believe that D* is a good value for the content that we watch. It's simply a matter of budget. When I had a budgetary mtg with the congress at my house and asked for a raising of the debt limit, the response I got was "What do you want me to do? Print more money?" :D
     
  18. Santi360HD

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    anyone??.........does D* need a second dish or special LNB for foreign? I didn't think they did?? so if I ever decided to activate Spanish package it'd not work on my slimline HD LNB ?
     
  19. KyL416

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    The internationals that are in the 2000s range are on 95 and require a special dish. Why it requires a different dish shouldn't "boggle the mind", it's just at a different location and uses a different type of beam so it requires a different LNB.

    Spanish is on 119 and are available with a slimline 5, in addition to spanish programming they also have SD locals for some markets, several Sonic Tap channels (most notibly many of the Jazz channels and Holidays and Happenings), and some PI channels that might be of interest like Jewish Life and Hope. Since 119 is much lower on the horizon many people in the northeast have problems getting line of site with it so thankfully there is no main national channels on it. Prior to the Slimline 3 coming out many people in the area were screwed if they wanted HD and had any trees to the southwest.
     
  20. Santi360HD

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    always learn something new on this site...thanks
     
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