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DIRECTV HD Channel Anticipation (Official Q1 2011 Thread)

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by Scott Kocourek, Dec 26, 2010.

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  1. Mar 2, 2011 #2241 of 4070
    Mike Bertelson

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    First, I never said any such thing. You must be confusing me with another poster.

    Second, If their nationals then what's basic...they can't be both can they? Unless you're refering to basic nationals and premium nationals? :scratchin

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    Jon J

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    I didn't say that but that's what you read. BTW, I just read a nationwide poll of 900 people purporting to reflect the opinion of 300 million people.
     
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    MysteryMan

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    The following are listed as "Premium Channels" per DirecTV's website: HBO, Starz, Cinemax, Showtime, GSN Game Lounge, Baby First, Adult Entertainment, HD Extra Pack and Sports Pack.
     
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    MysteryMan

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    So according to the poll you read if 900 people were comtemplating suicide it would reflect the opinion of 300 million people! :rolleyes:
     
  5. Mar 2, 2011 #2245 of 4070
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    Yeah, that's probably the safest way to think about it --the way D* defines it on their webpage.

    Where Hooiser got into trouble is he made the definition of premium channels that they "only" appear in a secondary package that costs extra. "Premier" is still a primary package, and includes HBO, Starz, Cinemax, and Showtime.

    So by Hoosier's definition they wouldn't be premiums, because they aren't "only" in a secondary package. In fairness to him, he immediately recognized the problem when pointed out to him.

    Have we picked the nits enough on this one now? :grin:
     
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    Don't urinate in 3D and tell me it's raining. Stop with the 3D HD is more HD nonsense Yes, it is more HD, in the same way crabgrass is more grass in the yard. Nobody wants it.
     
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    The difference between a flower and a weed is entirely a value judgment. Which is rather the point.

    The people who are inside the gated community of D* get surly when the landlords seem more interested in getting new people inside the community rather than giving them additional stuff instead. Which of course ignores whether there really is any "instead" about it at all. If somebody else is getting something, some people just have to get all jealous about it.
     
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    damondlt

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    Directv has always catered to the Higher end customer.
    Which is why all the HD launched was in the Sports packs and Premiums.
    Also why the Choice Premier pack didn't see an increase this year in price.
     
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    my mistake maartena said it.

    There's 2 kinds of nationals: basic and premium.
     
  11. Mar 2, 2011 #2251 of 4070
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    MysteryMan

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    And you know this based on?
     
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    Coca Cola Kid

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    Well you're not nobody but you're in a very small minority.
     
  14. Mar 2, 2011 #2254 of 4070
    RAD

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    Just like all the HDTV owners back when DIRECTV started to carry the couple HD channels that were available back when it first started.
     
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  16. Mar 2, 2011 #2256 of 4070
    maartena

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    The reality is when DirecTV first started releasing HD tuners and adding HD channels, it was also for a VERY small minority.

    It doesn't cost a LOT more electronic-wise to make a 3D compatible TV, and I suspect that most TV's in the future will simply be 3D by default as a "feature".

    I am certainly not going to replace my 2008, perfectly fine HDTV for a 3D model, and I suspect indeed not many will. But there is certainly an interest that is BIG enough for a network to launch a full-time 3D network, and actually get advertisers to advertise on it. it requires a lot of funding to launch a TV stations, and if you don't have at least a certain amount of viewers to please your advertising customers, it won't fly.

    So I am guessing there is at least enough interest from DirecTV viewers, or they wouldn't have launched 3net or ESPN 3D.

    We'll see where this 3D thing goes. It's not for me. But it is definitely worth something to some viewers, just like BBC America HD is worthless to some, but worth it to others.
     
  17. Mar 2, 2011 #2257 of 4070
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    The fact that DirecTV focuses its delivery of HD channels to the packages (sports, movies or otherwise) you pay an extra fee for to see them?

    If you compare Dish to DirecTV, Dish will have more Basic HD, in other words channels that you already get with a standard package, whereas DirecTV has more HD in packages you pay extra for, including the sports package, movie channels, HD extra package, and the "Big" sports subscriptions such as NFL, MLB, NHL, MLS, etc.

    The channel lineups aren't a.... mystery, man. :D
     
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    Stuart Sweet

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    3D can go wherever it wants... it's just a question of if I follow. Right now the answer is, I don't.
     
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    Coca Cola Kid

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    Me neither. 4 channels just isn't enough, and my plasma isn't even 2 years old yet.
     
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    +1 on that.
    I hate 3D movies, so does my wife and most of my close friends. It has actualy broken up our Saturday night movie going, we have about 6 of us who go to the movies on most Saturdays, now it's a Question of is it 3D or Not. If it's 3D just about everyone says they are staying home.

    Forget even mentioning buying a 3D TV, I would only do that if the 2D aspect of it was better than any other "2D only TV" and the price was the same. I have absolutely no interest in putting on those horrible Glasses when I get home from work.

    This Fad will die in about another year and we will all get a good laugh at the suckers who paid top $$ for 3D TV's that have no content.

     
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