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DIRECTV HD Channel Anticipation (Official Q3 2010 Thread)

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by Stuart Sweet, Jun 24, 2010.

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  1. Jason Whiddon

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    Very true, two more very good channels. I understand delays adding NEW HD channels like Epix, but IMO, a SD channel you already have a relationship with, is a little BS. It's not like it became HD overnight, the plan had to be in place and known about.

    Two to tango is tiring too. While I understand the issues, I dont care. Directv is my contractor, and I pay them to handle it. If I had my options:

    1) Pay same, and miss 3 or 4 channels I watch a lot
    2) Pay $1-2 more per month and get said 4 channels

    I take two. SD is dead to me, especially with a 58" tv. I pay my bill on time every month, so I really don't care if Directv knows how to dance, they need to use my money and take lessons...

    If I was with Dish right now, I'd be totally pissed about ESPNUHD.
     
  2. Stuart Sweet

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    in re: AMCHD —

    It's not the first time, but it's a rare time, nonetheless: I'm jealous of Dish Network customers. I want my AMCHD, too.
     
  3. Jason Whiddon

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    I think that's what soured my milk this morning. I generally don't sweat a channel on one or the other, and don't get people that cancel over it, but I was sore of BBC, and have been, and I think this steps it to the next level.
     
  4. dcowboy7

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    Satracer said additional channels potentially in the coming months.
    Sixtos list shows a Cinema HD channel in test so that should be added soon.

    That would count as another HD channel onto the total.
     
  5. Alan Gordon

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    You think that's bad?!

    Check out my list of HD channels I want on DirecTV. Can you guess how many of those channels (currently available) Dish Network has?!

    ~Alan
     
  6. Alan Gordon

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    Yes... because Satelliteracer knows how excited we get over new PPV additions. :rolleyes:

    I don't know what channels Satelliteracer was referring to, but I feel pretty good that chances are, he was NOT referring to more PPV.

    ~Alan
     
  7. slimoli

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    I'm just curious: Is there ANYBODY here who wants more PPV channels ? Please, be honest and not a fanboy. Thanks.
     
  8. Jason Whiddon

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    No.

    I don't care about PPV. I like the 1080p/24 movie option, but Im fine with having to download them to the box, like Amazon VOD or Vudu. I do not care about a live channel for PPV.
     
  9. MysteryMan

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    We need more PPV like Custer needed more indians!
     
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    I'm just guessing here, but if contracts would have to be prematurely opened just to add a HD feed, leading to higher carriage rates, then I would wait for the normal timeframe before starting HD negotiations.

    But like I said, I may have no idea what I'm talking about!
     
  11. slimoli

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    I don't get it, Industries spend money making products customers want. Why isn't Directv doing the same ?
     
  12. Syzygy

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    Because they don't care; they don't have to (paraphrasing Liiy Tomlin's switchboard operator for The Phone Company — on Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In).
     
  13. Jason Whiddon

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    Be curious to see what Satracer's next posts are, after Dish add's AMCHD. He's been AWOL for a little bit.
     
  14. Syzygy

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    When D* can have the same PPV movie starting every half hour, around the clock, I'd say they have way more than enough PPV channels.
     
  15. hdtvfan0001

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    That's a tough view to dispute....choices are good to have...but...

    When is "enough" indeed "enough"? I suspect that is where folks may differ, and I certainly have no idea what the "correct" answer would be.
     
  16. levibluewa

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    With the way Directv has been adding national HD channels if I were Satracer I'd be hiding too.
     
  17. Jason Whiddon

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    Yepp.
     
  18. hdtvfan0001

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    That's just sooooo wrong in sooooo many ways.....
     
  19. Jason Whiddon

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    I just don't wanna hear "two to tango" anymore. We get it... and It's NOT a good excuse as far as Im concerned. My bill has averaged over $100 since I signed back up, and I pay it on time every month.
     
  20. sigma1914

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    Wow....all I can say. :rolleyes:
     
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