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DIRECTV HD Channel Anticipation (Official Q2-12 Thread)

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by Mike Bertelson, Mar 24, 2012.

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  1. Apr 26, 2012 #561 of 1602
    richart53

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    I want TCM in HD
     
  2. Apr 27, 2012 #562 of 1602
    Maruuk

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    Never mind BBC-HD, talk about no basic, how about PBS-HD?? Those of us with no frickin HD LILs have to rely on OTA for PBS-HD, and that's a losing proposition. Thanks fer nuthin D*!!
     
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    Laxguy

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    How far away are you from a DMSA that has 'em?
     
  4. Apr 27, 2012 #564 of 1602
    Maruuk

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    Don't know, I'm in the dreaded Monterey-Salinas Walking Dead zone.
     
  5. Apr 27, 2012 #565 of 1602
    I WANT MORE

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    You have discovered a great source for information there. Swanni has his finger on the pulse.
    If he predicts it, it will happen.
    :blackeye:
     
  6. Apr 27, 2012 #566 of 1602
    MysteryMan

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    As I have posted before, Swanni is a lot like Dr. Phil. The two of them know averything there is to know about absolutely nothing.
     
  7. Apr 27, 2012 #567 of 1602
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    What page # did I miss about the comments for E! positive & negative...because I know there's always good & bad in every HD addition..? E! is in HD? wow a channel I totally never asked for....I was in the Carribean for 2 weeks and E! is all I come back to added? bah!


    game on everyone...does E! even have any good shows? or will it be the forgotten addition of HD like Shorts was??

    don't even see a topic on the DBS main page for E! being added...guess it was low on the pecking order or pay no mind list..
     
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    My non techie outside looking in response to that is.......

    If SD was to be ended by either D* or E* I can say that every spot in the hotels I visited recently in Puerto Rico & Virgin Islands would be reduced to snow on their HD sets...I found alot of SD broadcasts on HD sets..meaning the analog boxes are still VERY MUCH ALIVE..they may have upgraded the flats the hotel has but damn all those HDMI wiring's they SURELY DO NOT WANT TO SPEND MONEY ON TO DO, let alone upgrade their service and billing to reflect HD tier now.....when a coax line runs fine to the flat screen we already spent money on...we'll just have it in SD on a huge screen!! yeah that'll work!!
     
  9. Apr 27, 2012 #569 of 1602
    TomK

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    Well said! :)
     
  10. Apr 27, 2012 #570 of 1602
    MysteryMan

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    +1
     
  11. Apr 27, 2012 #571 of 1602
    inkahauts

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    You are wrong about how those systems work in general. They are far more complex and expensive right now, but it appears DirecTV is heading towards changing the way they do hotels by putting DVrs in rooms and using hdmi cables. That is big.

    Right now they have head end units that modulate channels and then broadcast them to to TVS through the coax. That can be done with hd but is so expensive it's cost prohibitive for most. At least that's how a lot of the big hotels do it that have had DirecTV for a while from what I have been told. I think that's why they are trying to move to putting DVrs in rooms so they can compete price wise on installing systems into hotels.
     
  12. Apr 27, 2012 #572 of 1602
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    You didn't look hard enough. There's a long thread about it, over 200 posts.

    http://www.dbstalk.com/showthread.php?t=203975
     
  13. Apr 27, 2012 #573 of 1602
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    does any hotel chain in present day have DVR's ?
     
  14. Apr 27, 2012 #574 of 1602
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    thanks..I was away and missed the priceless insight of this site..and I don't mean that sarcastically..
     
  15. Apr 27, 2012 #575 of 1602
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    Do they preload them or something? I can't see much point in a hotel DVR when most people are only staying 1 or 2 nights.
     
  16. Apr 27, 2012 #576 of 1602
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    Welcome to dbstalk.com!

    Interesting observations you've made.

    DirecTV is inexusably behind on basic-cable channels in HD. But, the company chose over the last two years to focus on multiscreens of premium-movie programming (HBO, Cinemax, Starz, Showtime). Questionable capacity, so much an issue, and it's wait until the next satellite launch.

    Hope you post even more here!
     
  17. Apr 27, 2012 #577 of 1602
    tonyd79

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    I would think the first hotels to do it would be extended stay variety where the average stay is more than one night.

    Even in one night, you can still use trick play and timeshift or watch more than one program that is on at the same time with a DVR.

    I would love one if I were staying just for a night.
     
  18. Apr 27, 2012 #578 of 1602
    maartena

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    This is highly dependent on your locale. My cable company offers less "basic" HD channels then DirecTV for instance, which is Time Warner.
     
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    sigma1914

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