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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. Feb 1, 2011 #881 of 4070
    georule

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    Sweet. SR said this where? Sixto hasn't updated his thread with it yet (that's an observation, not a complaint).
     
  2. Feb 1, 2011 #882 of 4070
    sigma1914

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    LameLefty

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    Directv isn't ignoring their customers as a whole (else churn wouldn't be as low as it is, nor would subscriber base continue to grow). Don't mistake your desires for those of the other 18,000,000 of us.
     
  4. Feb 1, 2011 #884 of 4070
    thelucky1

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    So you are 100% satisfied with Directv's HD channels offered?

    You can believe whatever you want, I really doubt seriously I'm the only one that feels this way!
     
  5. Feb 1, 2011 #885 of 4070
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    a growing subscriber base that fed by misleading marketing(in some peoples view) and maintained by contracts may be profitable, but hardly anything to be proud of. In my opinion at least.
     
  6. Feb 1, 2011 #886 of 4070
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    They're probably not ignoring us, it's just taking longer than expected to reach new carriage deals for more HD. "Takes two to tango".
     
  7. Feb 1, 2011 #887 of 4070
    Coca Cola Kid

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    No one's ever 100% satisfied. If 50 HD channels were added tomorrow we'd just want 50 more. If it were 100, we'd want 100 more. 200, 200 more. etc etc. Its just human nature.
     
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    I hope your right! It's taking way too long!
     
  9. Feb 1, 2011 #889 of 4070
    thelucky1

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    I understand what you're saying, although I don't necessarily agree!
     
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    twiseguy

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    Don`t forget us folks that don`t care about multi-room- viewing, on demand, ppv, and all that other stuff. Most people signed up for the basic packages, assuming Direct TV would continue to be the HD leader. Too bad we seem to be forgotten.
     
  11. Feb 1, 2011 #891 of 4070
    LameLefty

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    Nope. But on the whole, I'm way more satisfied than I would be with the alternatives available here, and I am not inclined to let two or three missing channels that I might like to watch once in awhile override the entirety of my viewing experience. And for what it's worth, I am out of contract and have ZERO inclination to change.

    See above. New customer offers are pretty easily understood if people take the time to READ the offers, and channel/services available for the price.
     
  12. Feb 1, 2011 #892 of 4070
    Sixto

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    updated. :)
     
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    Damn I was hoping for more detailed information :lol:
     
  14. Feb 1, 2011 #894 of 4070
    Barry in Conyers

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    Other providers are getting the job done; why can't DirecTV?
     
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    They gave up dance classes to join the football team.
     
  16. Feb 1, 2011 #896 of 4070
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    Most of DirecTV or any provider's customers have no idea what is programing is available or care, and are willing to take what ever is given to them.

    Those of us here, that do know what's out there, compare services, and ask for more services, are a small minority. So our voices have very little meaning to them.

    Heck, there are many people that think they are watching high definition video, just because they have bought a new HDTV, and hooked it to their basic cable or SD satellite box to it.
     
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    Mike Bertelson

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    Are they? If you look at the forums for the other service providers you won't find any complaints about what they're not carrying?

    Mike
     
  18. Feb 1, 2011 #898 of 4070
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    I respectfully disagree. These days most people are very aware of what channels are or are not available from the different providers.

    Those that don't know if they are watching SD or HD are the same people that never could set the clock on a VCR.
     
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    Personally, if you were to look at Dish, Cable, U-Verse, etc.... you would also find something to complain about. Dish dropped Fox during the World Series for instance, your cable company might not carry a lot of HD, and u-Verse has quality issues with HD, and is limited to the amount of HD streams you can watch at the same time, and you can't have more then a single 320 Gb DVR for the entire house.

    The value of DirecTV does not only translate to how many HD channels are being offered, or how many are NOT being offered.

    Looking at my local situation:

    - Cable (TWC) still offers no more then a 160 Gb DVR, and is stuck at roughly 80 HD channels.

    - Dish Network does not offer whole home DVR, and its HD channels are actually 1440x1080 in resolution. On top of that, Dish does not have MLB Network in HD, and my 2 local Fox Sports channels are only part time HD.

    - U-Verse would have to share its bandwidth with Internet. I get a 32/5 profile to my house, and I have 24/3 internet. That doesn't leave much room for HDTV. Plus, DirecTV has superior quality compared to both U-Verse and my cable company TWC.



    Now if your decission to switch to a different provider is purely based on the number of HD channels, what I have to say may makes no difference.... but for me, picking a provider, or deciding what makes a provider more valuable then the other.... includes a lot more then just HD channels.

    So that being said, YES I may not be 100% satisfied with the HD offerings of DirecTV, but taking other things into account and looking at the competition, I am convinced DirecTV is still the best choice, EVEN if Dish has more HD channels then DirecTV.
     
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    Barry in Conyers

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    Well, that's one explanation for why DirecTV management can't seem to reach carriage agreements for basic HD. Makes as much sense as some of the excuses that have been offered.
     
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