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DIRECTV HD Channel Anticipation (Official Q2 2011 Thread)

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by Scott Kocourek, Mar 17, 2011.

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  1. bige104

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    HBO and Cinemax are national channels
     
  2. KAL

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    :lol:
     
  3. rkr0923

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    Perhaps a visit to a optometrist is in order.....good idea, maybe they can come up with some HD glasses for what D* won't offer.
     
  4. Avder

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    Believe it or not my eye doctor used the SD vs HD comparison for the difference between my left eye (HD) and my right eye (SD).

    Even with my SD eye, DirecTV's SD looks like crap, AMC and BBC in HD NOW please.
     
  5. MysteryMan

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    Ever consider calibrating your TV? The end result is a significant improvement in picture quality.
     
  6. DaveC27

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    I love the show but find BBCA's blocking of words and pixilating of images to have made the show more unwatchable then the SD picture :mad:
     
  7. HarleyD

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    Maybe that's why I don't have the problems with the SD programming that so many others do. My set was/is calibrated.

    Sure the SD doesn't look as sharp as HD but I hardly consider it unwatchable as so many others do.

    I don't know. Never wanted to argue about it with those expressing dissatisfaction but my SD programming looks OK to me. Most of the sets in my house are still SD and I'm not having the same problem that others have expressed.
     
  8. ddebrunner

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    Now that would be good, a BBC HD premium that didn't censor and bleep out everything. I'd pay for that, but they would have to up their program quality from BBC America's current sorry state.

    Though maybe the 101 is closer to being that channel (Mutual Friends, How Not to live your life and No Heros).
     
  9. tonyd79

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    Except that basics in those terms are what you build on. Completely different words. Basics here means lowest package. You don't need AMC to get HBO. Basics in sports or business are required to do more. Bad, bad analogy.
     
  10. tonyd79

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    That's cause Swanni has directv so he has a reason to whine for more.
     
  11. zeus

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    Basics here means what most people have...

    (Not here, but as a whole.)

    Not that it matters. I have HBO, Starz and Showtime. That doesn't make Top Gear or The Killing look any better on my 54" plasma.

    I buy NFL Sunday Ticket, that doesn't mean my wife is suddenly going to enjoy the Cooking channel in SD.

    Basics mean, national non-premium. Dish network, Fios etc. have superseded D* with those offerings and I have a feeling it is going to bite D* when contracts start coming up over the next 18 months while Dish and others continue to add the last remaining "basic" channels and D* stands aside building its brand around "premium customers" (who they don't seem to realize want to watch Doctor Who, Breaking Bad, Mad Men, etc in HD.)

    p.s. The fanboyism here is extreme! I love it. Straw-man arguments galore. Very humorous.
     
  12. sigma1914

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    Fios? :lol::lol:

    They lack a bit of basic HD, too. They're missing BBCA, CBS Sports, Cooking, Centric, C&I, Cartoon, DIY, FMC, Fuel, G4, HMC, HIST INTL, HLN, Logo, OWN, Oxygen, Reelz, Style, Sundance, Turner Classic Movies, TV One.
     
  13. RACJ2

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    Isn't that the truth. I'm actually starting to hope churn does worsen for DIRECTV. Maybe that would bring more focus on trying to make existing customers happier. Resulting in more basic HD channels and less frequent price hikes.

    There really aren't that many HD channels missing that I really care about, but I would like all of them in HD. That would give me other channels to choose from, just because programming is in HD.
     
  14. zeus

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    Thus the straw-man argument.

    Cling on to a fingernail point in a much more complex conversation and make that your argument. Rattle off a bunch of channels and that is your counter rather than a rational analysis or the fact that Dish was also mentioned - first actually.

    That is generally what you do any time someone doesn't fall in line and say DirecTV is perfect (i.e. distract from the core of the point provided.)

    D* Fanyboyism central!

    In the end, I am 100% for DirecTV being the HD leader being I am in a two year contract. I really am. I promise you, that when I think about television, I personally want DirecTV to be the best.

    That said, as a customer that spends more than average, I am allowed to be unhappy that a variety of my favorite programming, as well as my wife's favorite programming options (on E! and the like) are not offered in HD on DirecTV. That is my right. I am offering my verbal vote.

    It should stand as that for now, and if nothing changes in a year, my wallet will follow.
     
  15. ctpd845

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    Since when is making a valid point "fanboyism". He had a good counter to your argument, that FIOS is no better than D*. :nono:
     
  16. zeus

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    So, you also did not read my post.

    Good to know.

    Oh, maybe you just skimmed as well...

    p.s. I don't expect to be taken seriously. Wanting channels I am already paying for, in HD is practically heresy. I should just accept what I have and shut up as the most important thing is profit for D*. (Did I do it right? Can I now be a D* fanclub member? Pretty please?)
     
  17. rkr0923

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    Nothing wrong with my TV....SD is crap
     
  18. tonyd79

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    How about reading my post in context? I was responding to someone who compared basic channels to baseball basics. The second is something you need to build on. The first is not. It had nothing to do with your unfactual anti-fanboy rant.
     
  19. tonyd79

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    Pot. Kettle. Black.
     
  20. tonyd79

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    I have reread your post 4 times and your premise is faulty as it is built on dish and fios being ahead of directv when fios is not in any way except premiums and that is changing this month and dish is missing BASIC sports channels.

    Spin on.

    Yet the supposed fanboys look at all the facts, including that directv does not have some basic hd which dish does.

    See. Not fanboys. Fairboys.
     
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