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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. Deftones

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    easier said than done if you are locked into a 2 year contract.
     
  2. RAD

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    Dripping...
    Nobody is 'locked' into a contract, you can always leave by paying the prorated ETF fee.
     
  3. Hoosier205

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    +1 Speaking with their wallets is the only effective tool customers have. There is a difference between a person who complains and does something about it...compared to the person who simply complains without doing anything to change the scenario.
     
  4. nickff

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    Very first one I tried, bricked my laptop. It is a gamble... and just like any gamble some are willing and others aren't.
     
  5. adkinsjm

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    Never had a virus from the many torrents I've downloaded, even from Pirate Bay, but I just download video. I never download torrents that contain an .exe.
     
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    I had thought that the fix of D10 resulted in freeing up capacity on D12 that was intended to do some of the work with spot beams that D10 couldn't because it was somewhat hosed??????

    So....in that regard fixing D10 would have effected national coverages.
     
  7. sdirv

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    Huh????

    They've been adding channels since the new bird went up. The "problem" here is that some of the folks on this list want more channels faster than D* is putting them up....

    That's not D*'s problem. It's a problem with expectations.
     
  8. raoul5788

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    If you are buying shoes, do you go into a store that doesn't even carry the shoes you wear? Why do you come here at all?
     
  9. Hoosier205

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    :D A very good point.
     
  10. sigma1914

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    Maybe he wears Payless tennis shoes and goes to Champs Sports or Foot Locker stores to see real shoes and bother their patrons? :)
     
  11. harsh

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    I'm not talking about other providers. I'm talking about DIRECTV making provisions for what their customers want.

    Capacity that is unused or otherwise wasted on ever more frequent PPV movie and event starts doesn't bring widely anticipated Festivus.
     
  12. dcowboy7

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    If newcomers think D* stands for Dish then wouldnt they also think DTV stands for Dish also ?
     
  13. Deftones

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    sure you can. i'm completely happy with DirecTV outside of their AMCHD crap, so I'm not giving up on them. But that doesn't mean, I don't have the right to bitch about them not adding a channel that many other providers have had for a year.
     
  14. Hoosier205

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    Wasted? No, wasted is when a provider purposely degrades their own picture quality and customers then pay for that service. DirecTV has made provisions for what their customers want. They have added numerous HD channels this year, they offer more HD channels than Dish Network, and they have invested in technology that allows them to present these channels with superior picture quality.

    On the other hand, we have Dish Network. A company whose main interest seems to be in legal matters. A company which added HD channels first and then told many customers that they couldn't receive them until a service call had been scheduled to upgrade their equipment. A company which launches a satellite (when they successfully launch a satellite, instead of losing it) and then degrades the quality of their HD channels in order to squeeze more in. A company which has recurring problems holding on to the HD channels they do have. I guess you enjoy paying more, for less.

    I understand that you are only here to cause trouble and not have an actual discussion. While wasting our time, the least you could do is try harder.
     
  15. harsh

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    They added several broad interest national HD channels initially, but the subsequent adds have been rather thin and not entirely frequent.
    Why shouldn't customers expect their desired channels to be added?
     
  16. Jaspear

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    All three games aired on on WPHL 17. Every Sunday afternoon home feed game prior to the start of Sunday Ticket was available on EI, whether on WPHL or CSN Philly. DirecTV simply chose to not use the available bandwidth to keep EI at its previous level of service.

    Luckily, the Phillies clinched the NL East on Monday. If they had clinched one day earlier, there would have been no home team coverage of that event on EI. Clearly, for whatever reason, preserving unused bandwidth was more important than happy EI subscribers.
     
  17. Hoosier205

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    ...and this is of concern to you why exactly? You should be more concerned with your own provider, which is far behind in HD channels. DirecTV has 190 HD channels to Dish Network's 163. Each of those 163 are lacking in picture quality, especially those broadcast in 1080i. Perhaps you should focus your concerns there. Their legal team could use your monetary support as they prepare to lose more channels at the end of today.
     
  18. harsh

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    DIRECTV made capacity available. Provisioning involves deliverable goods and/or services.
     
  19. MysteryMan

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    Yup...Looks like Swanni got this one right.
     
  20. Hoosier205

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    DirecTV has added the following channels in 2010 (I may have even missed a few)...in their full resolution and with healthy bitrates:
     
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