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DIRECTV HD Channel Anticipation (Official Q3-12 Thread)

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by Mike Bertelson, Jun 29, 2012.

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  1. Santi360HD

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    didn't matter how much the frog sang. I still wasn't interested.
     
  2. Alan Gordon

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    Everybody has different tastes...

    I know some people who only watch sports and news, I know some who only watch documentaries and the assorted scripted program, and I know some who only watch reality programming and game shows.

    I stopped watching sports regularly 12-13 years ago when I quit following the Braves, so aside from possibly leaving a UGA Bulldogs game or even a Tennessee Titans game on in the background, I don't watch them.

    I do enjoy some of the competition reality shows... particularly singing... which I hate as there are so many of them now and take up too much time, but I get very involved... particularly so when a local boy won "American Idol" this past season (I even got to be a blob on national TV during a local segment).

    I enjoy a good documentary from time to time, but I don't really watch anything regularly since a show on NGC years ago was cancelled...

    For me though, it's all about SCRIPTED programming, and a good percentage of my Series Links are network programming, so those network channels are the most important to me personally.

    As a lark, I decided to make a list of the channels most important to me, and seperate them in two sections... one being channels that are important to me year round, and the other, channels that I only watch for short periods of time a year.

    MY CHANNEL LIST
    [table]CLASSIFICATION|CHANNEL
    BROADCAST|CBS, ABC*, FOX, The CW, NBC
    CABLE|USA Network, Syfy, TNT, ABC Family, AMC, BBC America, Hallmark, Hallmark Movie Channel, TV Land, HGTV, DIY, Food Network, Cooking Channel[/table]
    RED denotes that I can only receive the channel in SD.
    BLUE denotes that while I receive it in SD, I can receive the channel in HD via alternate means.



    MY SEASONAL CHANNEL LIST
    [table]MONTHS|CLASSIFICATION|CHANNEL|# OF PROGRAMS
    Varies|BROADCAST|PBS|Varies
    Summer|CABLE|A&E|2
    Varies|CABLE|Cartoon Network|3
    Varies|CABLE|Disney XD|2
    Varies|CABLE|Cartoon Network|3
    Variouss|CABLE|Comedy Central|1
    Various|CABLE|FX|3
    December|CABLE|Ion|?????
    Summer/December|CABLE|Lifetime|1 Summer, varies December
    December|CABLE|Lifetime Movie Network|varies
    Summer?|CABLE|MTV|2[/table]
    RED denotes that I can only receive the channel in SD.

    I did not count channels like TCM-HD, Science, Palladia, HDNet Movies, or a few others that I might tune to from time to time, or even The Weather Channel (that is almost constantly on at my house in between viewing recordings) given that I do not have any Series Links or anything particular that I follow on those channels.

    I listed a couple of channels (Disney XD and Cartoon Network) as they air some comic based cartoons, and since I grew up on comics, I like to have them playing on the TV while I'm using my iPad sometimes. I would have put "The Hub" on the list as I also grew up on "G.I. Joe", but I'm not sure if the recent "G.I. Joe: Renegades" series has been cancelled or not, so it got cut from the list. If push came to shove, I could potentially do without these channels and a couple of the other ones on the "seasonal" list.

    ~Alan
     
  3. Alan Gordon

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    I don't remember BBCA reappearing on my phone or iPAD. :confused:

    Just ION...

    ~Alan
     
  4. tonyd79

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    I saw BBCA there last Tuesday. Thought maybe the HD arrived early but it didn't.
     
  5. maartena

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    You are taking this thing WAY too seriously. :D :D
     
  6. maartena

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    Yeah here too, on Tuesday the ION SD returned (as in, no more HD so no need to hide the duplicate SD), and the BBCAHD and NGWHD were there.
     
  7. Alan Gordon

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    Nope... just a slow day. :D

    I only remember ION returning... oh well, I'm not in any hurry for it anyway. December is a ways off! :)

    ~Alan
     
  8. Coca Cola Kid

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    No you can have mine. It's actually on 2 stations, each with their own transmitter (WBSF-DT1 and WEYI-DT2). They only carry CW in HD during primetime though. But if you want the full slate, you can have WKBD too. :)
     
  9. HoTat2

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    Alan can pretty much have mine as well, KTLA-DT 5;

    Save for one CW show, "Hart of Dixie" that I enjoy. But probably won't make it for next season.

    Just leave me Antenna TV on 5-2. :)
     
  10. bobnielsen

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    He can have mine (KSTW, the only O&O in Seattle), which is the only channel here with no subchannels, so it gets the full bandwidth. I didn't even watch Smallville that much.
     
  11. Alan Gordon

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    I get the point folks...

    Can we please move on to another channel so that we're off the topic before I complain again in October?! :D Thanks!

    I noticed DirecTV added BBCA right before they experienced their best ratings EVER. That was a GOOD addition...

    I don't think we can expect that with ION, but I hope DirecTV makes more smart additions in the future. :)

    ~Alan
     
  12. mreposter

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    Isn't it time to start getting obsessive/compulsive about H2-HD?
     
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    I already am!!
     
  14. maartena

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    3...2...1.... GO! :D
     
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    I've been obsessing for H2 for a while, science geek here and that's where all of History channels good shows went, I would have rather had that than BBCA, all I watch on BBCA is reruns of STNG.
     
  16. Sixto

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    Thinking that the only series that I've ever watched on the CW was Nikita, and that only lasted a few episodes into season-2 when I lost interest and needed to cut down (not enough hours in the day to watch!).

    And of course re-runs of Seinfeld!
     
  17. Sixto

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    Speaking of networks ...

    I have 35 series links, 34 of 35 in HD.

    CBS-HD: 9
    NBC-HD: 5
    FOX-HD: 1
    ABC-HD: 1
    Syfy-HD: 3
    USA-HD: 4
    HBO-HD: 3
    SNY-HD: 3
    SHO-HD: 1
    TNT-HD: 1
    STYL: 1
    YES-HD: 1
    TBS-HD: 1
    MSG-HD: 1

    Other family members have another 40-50 on their DVR, totally different, maybe 3-4 shows over lap.
     
  18. TheRatPatrol

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    Does anyone else here watch the Outdoor channel besides me?
     
  19. loudo

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    I will occasionally check out a show or two on it.
     
  20. speedy4022

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    I watch nikita and supernatural on the cw but since my local cw is not in hd i watch them on hulu plus in hd
     
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