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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. Coca Cola Kid

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    Makes sense, they don't have any carriage deals in place.
     
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    Where? Link?
     
  3. Alan Gordon

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    LINK

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  4. je4755

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    Of course, with DirecTV likely playing hardball during negotiations over basic HD channels – thus the ever-challenging “tango,” extending across D11 and D12 – because it ascribes materially-less importance to them than sports/HD PPV/premium packages. DISH and other competitors clearly embrace a different approach. I greatly enjoy DirecTV’s sports offerings and (at least some) premium packages, but deeply wish the company would pay greater attention to basic HD networks (as well as eliminating annoying audio dropouts).
     
  5. Renard

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    AT&T has added Funimation in HD, I want this channel so bad on Directv. ;)
     
  6. thelucky1

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  7. Davenlr

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    The audio dropouts and the lack of any apparent care about basic channel additions (hey, there are a few STANDARD DEF channels Ive been wanting for a long time that never got added), and the movement to 3d, and $$$ packages to get one channel not included in any of the cheaper packages...

    I could live without some of the basic channels, since I really only watch about 6 channels regularly (locals not inclusive), but the audio dropouts are going to make me switch when my contract is up. They just annoy the heck out of me. I can make enough selling my owned equipment to buy a Tivo for cable, or a 922 for Dish, or .... Im pretty patient tho. Ill give them until May 2011. Then I will see what the annual price increase is, and go from there.
     
  8. Davenlr

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    U-verse stopped 2 blocks from my house...for whatever reason. My parents 4 blocks away can get it, but I cant. Any I am closer to the ATT distribution building. I think they went by the annual income of the neighborhood, and bypassed those of us making under $50K/yr.
     
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    ... and then cross your fingers and hope that it is not infected.
     
  10. TheRatPatrol

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    And most of us can't get it with our SL3's. ;)
     
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    That's what reviews are for. I've never had an infected torrents and I've downloaded thousands.
     
  12. JoeTheDragon

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    You are likely closer to the vrad but att is looking at pear bonding to be able to get more people on U-verse.
     
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    If you're "that guy" you likely have something on your pc that will take care of it if it is. And if you're "that guy" it likely isn't one of the less capable ones either. I prefer ESET myself for all my anti-whatever computing needs. Multiple year and multiple machine license renewals, and no "friendly" malware tentacles to make installation/upgrade painful (Norton finally drove me away with those about 4 years ago).
     
  14. Coca Cola Kid

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    I doubt we'll get the Fearnet anyway. We don't even have the VOD channel, what makes you think we'll get the regular channel?
     
  15. BigRedFan

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    As inexcusable as it is that we're still waiting for DTV to give us the 200 HD channels promised/implied (we were going to get) in all their advertising/commercials since August 2009, it is, at least, good to see them add Mega TV-HD...

    This is a top-of-the line quality US-based network which definitely deserves the HD carriage.... Mega went HD (1080i) in mid-2008, the 2nd Spanish-language network to do so (HBO Latino-HD was the first)... They were followed in 2009 by Telemundo-HD, Univision-HD, and TeleFutura-HD; so they were quite the pioneers in this (HD) field... They have been producing all their shows in HD since 2008 and their entire prime time line-up is also 100% HD... This schedule is quite varied (news, variety, comedy, talk shows, magazine shows)...

    Given DISH's additional HD superiority (vs DTV) in the Spanish-language HD category (DISH carries HBO Latino-HD and Galavision-HD and DTV does not), this successful tango could be a result of DTV feeling some competitive pressure in this very lucrative category.

    For example, the Hispanic-targeted advertising from DISH and Comcast against DTV is quite vicious.... The latter 2 continuously remind their targeted subscribers they lead DTV in the HD Spanish selections by a large margin... In fact, locally Comcast has had Mega-HD since the very beginning in 2008...

    I will anticipate and will not be surprised if 2 more Spanish-language HD networks are added by DTV in the coming weeks--- ESPN Deportes-HD (already added by Time Warner-NYC) and Fox Deportes-HD (launching next week, formerly Fox Sports en Espanol).... Given DTV's obsession with everything sports, these 2 adds would follow DTV's historic modus operandi.... We should keep an eye out for more Satellite 119 HD test channels in this regard...

    (Although Fox Deportes-HD should also be available in the Sports Pack and thus, might be beamed from D12 instead... Sixto would know best...)
     
  16. Hoosier205

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    Just a couple of nitpicks...nothing personal. :D
    1. They promised the capacity for 200 channels, which they delivered. They did not promise 200 channels.
    2. DTV is Digital Television, not DirecTV.

    I agree regarding the possible addition of other Spanish-language networks. DirecTV Latin America is booming and they will be very popular here as well.
     
  17. BigRedFan

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    Hi Hoosier.... I use "DTV" to describe DirecTV because that is DirecTV's stock symbol in the NYSE--- "DTV"... Since I own DirecTV stock this is the easiest way for me to distinguish them from the others...

    Plus, the use of just "D", as others use here, I find a bit confusing since any newcomer to DBS Talk could easily be confused into thinking it's DISH.... They may not understand or know that "E" refers to Echostar, DISH's parent company...

    Just trying to keep things easy to follow....
     
  18. gregjones

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    If you have nothing more productive to post, don't bother. Or better yet, take it up with DIRECTV, who adopted it as their stock symbol.
     
  19. Hoosier205

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    I know, just giving you a hard time. Had to do something during this bout of insomnia.

    I don't think it works that way anymore. They are two separate companies now, but with one man owning a majority of the shares in both.
     
  20. Hoosier205

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    Really? You had to get that bent out of shape over something which was obviously in jest? Was the ":D" not clear enough for you? The person who I was communicating with didn't seem to have a problem with it...but you did? :rolleyes: Oh, and just how productive was your post? As you said...don't bother.
     
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