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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. richall01

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    We will in the year 2525. Then we can yell about wanting everything
    in 3d. :lol:

    I have been told that in 2015 every channel that Directv carrys will be in HD, if it is available.
     
  2. MysteryMan

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    Back in October, 2012 Philip J. Goswit, DirecTV Senior Vice President for Space and Communications said all standard-def channels would be converted to HD by 2016 using local-into-local Ka-Band capacity.
     
  3. TheRatPatrol

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    I don't see why they couldn't have everything in HD by then once D14 and D15 get launched.
     
  4. erosroadie

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    ...well, there's contract language, egos, costs, egos, profits, egos, tangos, etc...
    :nono:
     
  5. APB101

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    Not that I expect OuterMax HD . . .

    I received in today's mail a statement from DirecTV.

    According to the "Inside DirecTV" mailer: During the weekend of Friday 03.29.2013 to Monday 04.01.2013, we will be given a "FREE Trial" of both HBO (ch. 501–"512") and Cinemax (ch. 515–523).
     
  6. maartena

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    Money.
     
  7. juniormaj

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    My guess is 512 is either a typo, or HBO Latino West?
     
  8. Richierich

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    Money is the Reason as Everything Has To Be Cost Justified as Directv is in Business to Make Money!!! :lol:
     
  9. WestDC

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    I thought that was evil :confused: According to OWS
     
  10. Richierich

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    Just what is OWS??? :confused:
     
  11. Alan Gordon

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    Something that would cause this thread to become Occupied on issues other than HD Anticipation... driving some of our users up the Wall, and deterring this thread down a one-way Street.

    :backtotop
     
  12. Richierich

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    I get it!!!

    However, if a Company doesn't make a Profit year after year it will not be around to service us when we need their Product or Services. :nono2:

    Hey Alan, you Updated Your Avatar!!! Cool Beans!!! :)
     
  13. Alan Gordon

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    I have no doubt that monetary issues are a big hold-up when it comes to the addition of HD channels. I think most level-headed individuals can understand DirecTV's reasoning behind doing it a little at a time.

    I think we should leave it at that and move on... as I don't believe this is a thread to discuss the definitions of "evil."

    Yeah... I used the CW HD logo for a while, because the Christmas themed avatar was not exactly appropriate anymore, and I couldn't find the picture I was using prior to it.

    Though I wish the reason for my avatar change was due to my anticipation being sated, I'm STILL waiting... :(
     
  14. Pepe Sylvia

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    They could be fooling you.
     
  15. YUMA11

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    Any good news?
     
  16. moob

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    Game of Thrones comes back on the 31st, so it'd make sense that they'd have a free preview.
     
  17. tonyd79

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    Winter is coming when spring gets here.
     
  18. georule

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    There are indications in one of the engineering documents for a current-gen encoder system (which DirecTV may or may not be using that specific make/model, but held up as an example of what current gen encoders can do) that channel content mix per transponder can play a role as to suitability for 5 vs 6 HD per transponder (in other words, I'm agreeing with you).
     
  19. FenixTX

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    I've never watched Fox Movie Channel but seeing some of the movies on the channel lately it seems like a channel I wouldn't mind seeing in HD. Are the movies they show uncut and unedited?
     
  20. ohioviper

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    I say give us everything in HD and make it ala cart so we can pay for what we want to watch and not pay for things we dont want.
     
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