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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. Carl Spock

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    Easily my favorite post in this whole thread.

    I had no idea what the word "SCHNEID" meant. I did a search, expecting the answer come from the Urban Dictionary and be some hip term I was too old to know.

    It was a joy to find out that "off the schneid" is a baseball term meaning to stop a losing streak, and even better, comes from the Yiddish word "schneider" for tailor, or "one who cuts the cloth".

    link

    Mazel tov!
     
  2. bjdotson

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    I wonder if this is related to the fact that in many card games a "schneider" is to beat someboy that got zero points. In Gin Rummy (for money), the stakes would be "penny a point, dollar a game and double for a schneider"
     
  3. Carl Spock

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    Probably right. One of the other definitions I found referenced cards. I can't remember the context but I'd bet this is it.
     
  4. Alan Gordon

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    Several of the most requested/anticipated channels have been added this year, so one can expect a less frequented thread, and now that IONEHD is available, we have no national channel in testing, nor any rumors of upcoming ones.

    TWC SportsNet launches next Monday, but it has it's own thread at this time, so some anticipation is taking place there.


    Speaking for myself, I'll be ranting about CW HD-DNS this weekend given that their first Season Premiere is next Tuesday (I've warned folks that my rant would be coming by then multiple times, so no complaints!).

    Aside from that, a topic of discussion that interests me, or better yet, a channel appearing in testing, I expect to be a casual viewer of the thread this week. :)

    ~Alan
     
  5. Alan Gordon

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    I kept thinking of some sci-fi movie when I read it... :confused:

    ~Alan
     
  6. tonyd79

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    There was very little posting of any kind on dbstalk Sunday. NFL?
     
  7. twiseguy

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    But people in Oklahoma, Houston, Louisiana, Arkansas, and N. Mexico actually get FSN Southwest HD as the main feed, with FSN Oklahoma, Houston, etc. as a territorial thing.

    In Ohio, FSN Ohio is NOT in HD at all except for the previously mentioned games.
     
  8. TravelFan1

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    it was also a great early fall day, weather-wise, in NYC metro.
     
  9. georule

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    I was familiar with the term, but not the spelling. In my usage, it'd mean any breaking of a bad streak (winless/scoreless/goalless) or initial points/runs/hits whatever.

    I'd have spelled it "snide", and if you google "off the snide" you'll find a lot of other people would too, but I accept the Yiddish origin and appropriate spelling (I'll try to remember that for the future).
     
  10. Santi360HD

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    Full House in my bar on Sunday for the NFL, and the Yankees...Day 1 with NFL Network's RED-ZONE on TWC...GULP DIDNT deliver!!

    TWC didn't turn on RZ and NFLN till the evening.

    However it was anticipated and expected, that nothing would go live till this Thursday's game per print media. They all touted that the 27th was NYC light up day.. Wasn't gonna cave-in and put myself back into a $300+ pinch to turn on my commercial pricing for ST..I'll wait 1 more week for TWC's Red-Zone!!

    Anticipation...noting but anticipation !!
     
  11. Santi360HD

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    SCHNEID...haha
     
  12. Santi360HD

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    you know Alan, I'm always holding hope for the remaining NYC UHF LIL stations to see the HD flip..that they pop up one day in that other forum..SIGH!! as are you for CW-HD...my plight is for the remaining NYC LIL UHF --PBS stations to see the flip and light-up..
     
  13. Alan Gordon

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    My signature expresses my HD-LiL wishes. I try to focus solely on NATIONAL channels here in this thread... :)

    ~Alan
     
  14. loudo

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    I was out buying my new laptop and setting it up. HBO Go & MAX Go HD looks good on it.
     
  15. Hoosier205

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    Given the addition of more HBO channels last year, access to HBO Go, and the vastly improved HBO On Demand...there is a new reason to be happy with choosing DirecTV:

    Apparently Dish Network is raising their HBO subscription fee $2, to $18.
     
  16. APB101

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    I'm in the Detroit market. CBC affliliate from Windsor, Ontario is CBET Ch. 09. All the cable providers have it; right now, Bright House Networks and Comcast carry the HD. (I'm not certain about Charter.) Exception is AT&T U-verse not carrying CBET in high def.
     
  17. APB101

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    I leave that it to a moderator.
     
  18. TheRatPatrol

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    Its only Monday, something could show up later this week.
     
  19. Coca Cola Kid

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    Where's the test data then?
     
  20. Carl Spock

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    If DirecTV reached a new agreement with somebody, well, who might it be, oh, I don't know, let's just say...

    ...the PAC 12...

    ...don't you think they'd have it on by the weekend?
     
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