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Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by Scott Kocourek, Dec 26, 2010.
Haha...a good reason.
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Ahh! you D* guys always trot that out. Even if I agreed that the difference in HD between E* and D* was significant, E*'s HD is certainly better than those SD channels you still have, that I do in HD - lite or otherwise.
100% agree. DISH HD far better than DIRECTV SD. Fully agree!
FYI - I'm far from a "DIRECTV guy". :lol:
I bash DIRECTV HD all the time. I'm sure many will back me on this.
Are you telling me I should drop DirecTV? Are you telling every customer who is unhappy with DirecTV to drop them?
If every complaint I made about DirecTV and their most ardent supporters on this forum qualifies as a "dead horse," it must mean you agree they are true and there is no point complaining about it. That's position is very interesting. Or are you saying that the only reason to post about a "TV provider" is to praise them or take the posters who support DirecTV's side?
If someone can't complain without being greeted with the the "love it or leave it" non-defense, critical thinking and/or customers' complaints are pretty much pointless.
If you have a list of reasons people should drop DirecTV ("Speak with your wallets!"), then list them.
That's my philosophy.
There's a big difference between wanting improvements in certain areas (and voicing the occasional complaint) and getting angry with a provider. If you've read through this thread, you'll see that there are actually people that are angry with D*'s decisions (whatever they may be).
So, yes, my philosophy is that if you're angry with your TV service provider (or cell provider, or landline provider, or internet provider, or any other provider) than you should leave. Life's too short for that.
4 years ago I was angry with AT&T over dropped calls I was having. I still had 20 months left on my contract due to the prorated phone I had received. I didn't care about the 20 months. I dropped them and went with Verizon. The money it cost me to get out was well worth my happiness.
I'm not sure how much clearer I can be. If someone is that upset that all they do is complain how unhappy they are, then it's time to move along. If someone came here to the OT forum every day posting how horrible their cell provider is and how they don't have what they want, but they stay with them & keep paying them. Wouldn't that be ridiculous if they didn't switch to another company rather than continued complaining?
Voicing concerns and wants is one thing and more than beneficial if done so in an adult manner...like Sixto's new poll. That's likely to get noticed rather than, "Directv is a HD joke! They're lacking basic HD! This is BS." Followed by a hundred "+1, agreed" posts.
Also, don't be upset with the "defenders." Those who give opposing views are sometimes just engaging in discussion. Just like constant complaining isn't helpful, neither is constant praise. We need both sides to the discussion.
This one is simple. Does Directv give you what you/family want for the money? If not, then find who does.
Then blame the NCAA for awarding rights to a non-sports channel.
I hope (but, frankly, don't really expect) that one of the D* insiders will give us some indication how close our poll here comes to the more scientific one they did. We often hear that DBSTalk is not representative of the larger D* universe. . . I'm sure that's true in various ways --I'm just curious if that is all that true in programming wants.
Why don't I expect it? Because they likely consider the results of their poll to be competitive information. I would too. When you're in negotiations you really don't want the other side saying, "So, I see we're the #1 request of your customers. . . " without being able to reply "Oh, that poll? Unscientific, of course. Nice guys, but awfully male uber geek heavy sample, y'know?". . . even if it matches right down the list.
I think some channels will be what non DBSers want, but ones like BBCA aren't as popular away from here. Their overall ratings are very low. It takes a certain type of dork/geek (don't get mad folks - I'm a big dork) to like BBC stuff. The type that frequents internet forums about satellite technology. :lol:
(I'm not knocking BBCA - I respect others interest in channels.)
"we?" Most of Directv's customers have no idea about DBSTALK. It may well be that most of their customers don't have the same cares as some here do.
Maybe their research of their "real" customers is different.
:nono2: :nono2: DirecTV doesn't need a poll. Info is out there about which channels are available in HD. Which channels, with an SD feed currently in the lineup of DirecTV, are available in HD. Which channels Dish Network carries in HD that should also be available to subscribers of DirecTV. (Ditto cable giant Comcast. Plus, other high-profile cable companies.)
DirecTV should make the damn deals with Rainbow Media, Turner, Discovery Communications, Comcast/NBC, Hubbard, Viacom, A&E Networks. Ownership. Distribution (as one pointed out about BBC America being distributed by Discovery Communications whiile I listed it being owned by BBC Worldwide).
Geez, Louise! [This isn't tough. This isn't the world's most difficult task.] Get the damn deals done, DirecTV, and add the HD feeds of channels you know should've been carried sometime ago!
It's not that simple or clear. Everybody wants what they want and has no use for anything else.
Myself, I would prefer HBO on Demand and have no use for BBCHD. I also never watch TravelHD. I don't understand why Directv added that since I don't watch it.
I hear what you're saying --but I will point out that part of the reason their ratings are low is that some significant percentage of the very kind of dork that likes their content won't watch it in SD. Like me.
Or blame Directv for making the scoreguide feature not operable on non-sports channels.
It doesn't belong on non-sports channels. I wouldn't want it on those channels.
Actually it should be operable on every channel. All you doing is pressing the red button on the remote to keep tabs on start times, scores, and channel locations of all sports games for that day. We would have the ability to watch any program on any channel and still follow all of the days sports action while not leaving the program that we are watching.
Haha...now that's funny! It isn't tough? I'm guessing that this conclusion is not based on first hand knowledge...
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Good turnout today. Closing in on 500 votes.
15-20 channels would satisfy 80-90% of the desire.
Only thing I would have done differently would have been to add some demographics to the voting. Male/Female & Age.
Again, how exactly does anything you just wrote apply to my own comments that you referred to as "beating a dead horse?"
You can check. I haven't been posting that much lately and certainly not "every day." I posted what I consider reasonable criticism of the lack of DirecTV's HD channel additions in the one thread on the subject of DirecTV HD channel additions that doesn't get immediately closed . That one or two other posters might give me a +1 has absolutely nothing to do with me. It only means that for a sentence or two I said something one or two posters thought sounded relatively agreeable. I don't think the total number of "+1s" I've got since I've been posting here has been over 10.
Also, I've already voted and posted in Sixto's thread. You can check that too.
In terms of only positive or negative posts, this is what I wrote earlier this evening:
That doesn't seem to me to be an unbalanced approach.