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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. mdavej

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    Somebody forgot to tell DirecTV these rules because they referred to themselves as "DTV" on my last bill too.

    And I've really enjoyed watching all that "capacity" the past several months. I can imagine a restaurant operating that way. You order soup and all you get is an empty bowl. If you complain, they say, "but Sir, you didn't read the fine print. We only promised capacity. With this empty bowl, we've delivered on our promise. Isn't it delicious?"
     
  2. Hoosier205

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    This is a technical discussion, not a financial discussion. The technical usage of DTV: http://www.dtv.gov/whatisdtv.html The financial usage of DTV: http://www.nyse.com/about/listed/lcddata.html?ticker=DTV Aslo, if you are so concerned about the usage of DTV...perhaps you should be using it over at AVS. It appears that you only use "DirecTV" or "D*" however.

    ...wow. I am not sure if I have seen an analogy fail in such a glorious way lately. It would have worked better if DirecTV had promised the capacity for 200 channels, but then only had room for 150. Then you could have had the restaurant promising a seating capacity of 200, but only having room for 150. Something along those lines would have worked in an altered reality of some sort.

    The capacity was never meant for you to watch, it is there for DirecTV to use as they please...and they have...as they please. The channels they choose to put there are for you to watch and you are able to do that. Had they promised 200 channels, this would be a very different conversation. Luckily they didn't do that. If a customer doesn't like how DirecTV chooses to utilize their capacity, they have options elsewhere.
     
  3. Hoosier205

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    All this over something the OP obviously knew was a joke and took no issue with. :rolleyes: Good grief...so sensitive.
     
  4. mdavej

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    Advertising unused capacity instead of actual channel counts is intentionally misleading. All people see is the number. And nitpicking acronyms when the meaning is perfectly clear in context is petty and rude.
     
  5. Hoosier205

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    When your advertisements clearly say "capacity", it isn't misleading to advertise...capacity. :rolleyes: Shocker, I know.

    Also, the first mention of the acronym was a JOKE. It was in jest. Should I have inserted two :D's instead on one? Beyond that, the person it was directed towards understood that it was lighthearted. The only people who were offended by it, were not even included in the conversation. :rolleyes: So if the OP understood that it was in jest and was not offended...what's your problem and how does this involve you? If someone wants to pick a fight, they should choose something better to start with.
     
  6. rkr0923

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    I'll never understand why people defend D* the way they do. You get a kick-back from them or something. To say D* is the best at Anything is absurd. They totaly mislead people like or not.
     
  7. adkinsjm

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    Malone owns less than 5 percent of DirecTV. He was never a majority shareholder.
     
  8. Alan Gordon

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    He was referring to Charlie Ergan.

    ~Alan
     
  9. Coca Cola Kid

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    Umm they have pretty much every game of every sport, that doesn't count????
     
  10. SWORDFISH

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    Oddly enough, turning the frown upside down accomplishes little in this case.


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  11. loudo

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    Many of us have used other cable and satellite services, as well as DirecTV. Allowing us to have a good knowledge of each of them, making it easy to compare the differences between the different providers.
     
  12. hdtvfan0001

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    Less than a day before we can start this all over again - WOO HOO. :lol:
     
  13. bjdotson

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    I think they should title the next one "Official Q4 Whine List"
     
  14. oldfantom

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    I think it should be called the "Official Q4 anticipation with frequent tangents into off topic posts, why do i still read these when I am not really waiting on anything to light up, plus I get an email from the Sixto thread?"
     
  15. harsh

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    If you are buying shoes, do you look for the biggest shoes or the ones that fit best?

    If DIRECTV demonstrates a decided unwillingness/inability to add channels, what good is capacity?
     
  16. tonyd79

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    Umm. This is what is known as a non-sequitor. What fits best? Well, how about MLB, NFL, NHL, college sports and DISNEY!

    What fits best is picking what a provider provides that fits you best, it has nothing to do with capacity.

    Except when Dish and other providers degrade signal because of lack of capacity (like DirecTV did years ago).
     
  17. Deftones

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    This is what is pissing me off. The one channel that I've wanted the longest is unavailable. Even more maddening with Walking Dead coming soon, which is my highest anticipated show for me this season. I mean, really DirecTV. Dish has had AMC HD for like a year now, right? What's the freaking hold up? I think as it comes closer to October, I may start calling up to complain pretty regularly. I know it won't get me anything, but at least I can be one of the vocal minorities.
     
  18. gregjones

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    Yes and it still doesn't help new users feel comfortable posting questions when they see someone getting called out (even in jest) over something as inane as DTV versus DIRECTV.

    This board is only useful to the extent that people feel comfortable posting questions and comments. Both of you might have been ok with it, but it's not particularly helpful for to board. Anticipation threads are particularly interesting to new board members because of the content. I'm just saying to try a bit harder.
     
  19. Hoosier205

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    If Dish Network demonstrates a decided unwillingness/inability to add HD channels without severely degrading their quality, what good is it? :rolleyes:

    I prefer my HD to be of the highest quality possible. DirecTV has 190 HD channels to Dish Network's 163. I will take the satellite provider with more HD and better picture quality each and every time. Continue to help fund the careers of half the attorneys in this country if you wish, lord knows Charlie does his best.

    DirecTV has added the following channels in 2010 (I may have even missed a few)...in their full resolution and with healthy bitrates:
    The #1 satellite television provider in all the land is doing just fine.
     
  20. adkinsjm

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    The answer is cancel if you don't like the service. Stop whining otherwise.
     
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