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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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    Yeah like the BBCA-HD announcement we learned from Charles from D*'s FB page, not him...He only chimed in and agreed with it afterwards.

    He (SR) mentioned why he left this site for a while. I've never sent him any private messages to insult or pick on him...a sarcastic PUBLIC snide is all he's ever gotten from me..so in that I say Man up and deal with it.

    Private messages to him (if they emanate from DBS msg system) to de-moralize or other forms of disrespect are tasteless and deserve whatever the mods here see fit to do so.
     
  2. Alan Gordon

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    +1


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  3. Santi360HD

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    I'm only going by Carl Spock's reply a page ago that it wasn't defined as to what it meant.
     
  4. Alan Gordon

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    How well do you know your states?! :lol:

    I disagree with Carl on this... I think it was most likely defined.

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  5. studechip

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    Care to elaborate?
     
  6. Hoosier205

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    There's not really much to say. If we want industry insiders (such as Satelliteracer) to take part in this forum, then they need to be treated with respect. It's a valuable resource and shouldn't be taken for granted.
     
  7. seern

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    Well so far all that IonE has put up is SD. DYI on the other hand has some nice looking HD shows.
     
  8. inkahauts

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    Ah, I looked yesterday and everything was in Hi Definition. Criminal minds, flashpoint, etc...
     
  9. fleckrj

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    Everything on ION is 720p, but that is a far cry better than 480i, especially when the 480i is over compresed as it is on the DirecTV SD version, and it is no different from what ABC and ESPN broadcast.

    Much of the programming, though, is probably upconverted SD; however, they do show reruns of shows that were originally 1080i (e.g., Leverage). I did not watch Leverage on ION last night, but I expect that it was HD.
     
  10. Alan Gordon

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    Everything but infomercials have been in HD on IONEHD every time I've tuned to the channel. :confused:

    DIY will stretch upconverted SD programming though, so I've seen some of that... :rolleyes: It's great when it is HD though...

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  11. bobnielsen

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    It was.
     
  12. R0am3r

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    Thanks!
     
  13. Carl Spock

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    I think it stood for Strike Up The Band, too.

    You were looking for an official explanation. That I don't think you'll ever find, which is why my previous response.
     
  14. tonyd79

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    Agreed. He used a band icon for the previous set (beIN et al).
     
  15. loudo

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    We got DIY-HD and that made this household happy.
     
  16. tonyd79

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    Not sure if I should post this here because it may start a new round of PAC 12 conversation. Mods, move it as you think or ask me to start a thread or whatever.

    Jim Carlisle (Ventura County Star) tweeted:

    "DirecTV says it offered to carry Pac-12 Networks as a stand-alone channel for customers to take a la carte or to carry games on demand. The on-demand proposal was to be in place 'until we get this worked out.' Pac-12, however, rejected both ideas 'without any consideration.'"
     
  17. maartena

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    Yes, but that doesn't apply to HD or SD. You don't have to carry all in HD, you just have to carry them all.

    Some cable networks don't have much space beyond about 75 HD in total, and they sure as hell aren't going to carry 20 Viacom channels all in HD.
     
  18. tonyd79

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    I think you are mixing things up a bit.

    The a la carte is because they insist on their channels being in bundled packages. There is some mix and match on what a system carries, but if they carry it, they want it in the most basic package possible to ensure lots and lots of potential eyeballs (plus more money at lower per unit rates overall).

    Hence, a cable system may not carry style but if they do, they have to carry it in a base package.
     
  19. I WANT MORE

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    Oh, For Christ's sake. I'm quite sure Sat is not quite that sensitive. :nono2:
     
  20. Hoosier205

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    It has nothing to do with how sensitive anyone is. Other forums have lost insiders and experts due to how they are treated at times. Just trying to avoid that...
     
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