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Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by Stuart Sweet, Jun 24, 2010.
Perhaps an announcement on Wednesday , July 28 ?
Well technically "for the record" there is no "basic" package unless you mean choice only and then they don't even get all the "basic" HD channels
From Directv Twitter , 1 hour ago:
"We don't offer AMC HD at this time but we continue to have discussions with Rainbow Media, the owner of AMC, about adding it. "
At least they are trying.
Amazon on Demand added Mad Men, season 4, part one this morning. They will show each episode of the new season the morning after it airs on TV. So you can stream the new season of Mad Men for $2.99 an episode in HD and beat the crappy SD picture on Directv. Perhaps, before the season is not too far in, Directv will have AMC in HD.
It's 37 bucks for the whole season (5 % discount) and I wanna see Rubicon as well. I'd rather pay an extra few pennies to Directv and have AMC in HD.
But you can just buy one episode at a time till AMC HD is added to Directv. You do not have to buy a whole season. Given what they said on their twitter this morning, I will bet we get AMC by September.
I hope you are right. If they add in September, I buy 4 or 5 episodes and watch the others live. If they don't, I wait for the Bluray. I also believe Directv is trying hard, they didn't spend millions on the new satellite just to have "capacity".
No info in that link.
He said "net add of 1."
Net add of 1 to the current total, but still inclusive of the 30 announced previously.
Satracer said it will be more than just goltv.
Hopefully more than GOL TV + PPV 135.
(That would be a puny festivus.)
As a soccer (football) fan, GOL TV in HD would be a big festivus for me, but I will welcome any others that come along.
Do what I do DL BBC programming, the directv stuff is unwatchable, I dont think we will ever see BBCA in true HD
yes i gave up
I do like my whole house DVR setup with all 4 DVR's talking to each other
I'd like to remind you that our forum rules don't allow for discussion of illegal downloading, if that's what you're referring to.
I do not think you were referring to an earlier post of mine, but if you were, let me be clear, I do not condone illegal downloading either. That said, my point was that unless and until both the content providers and content distributors get a lot smarter and realize that most content is not worth more than a few cents per viewer per month that there will be myriad options in the future to see things in HD over the net, or for that matter otherwise that are a lot cheaper than what they are now. Some will not be legal, but will exist pretty widely. People who post here may all love their 65" plasmas, but a lot of people are happy to watch on pc's or laptops and a lot of people don't care quite as much about quality. I prefer high quality recordings of music, but Apple moves a lot more music than pretty much anyone else nowadays and they do so at mp3 quality for a lot less and it is getting to be more of a pia and more expensive by and large to buy high quality recordings than it was 15 years ago. I do not make the rules, I just observe.
And to go further, we are reaching overkill, without a dvr (and I actually have 2) it is possible to watch, as an example, Law & Order Criminal Intent on at least 4 channels, pretty much every day. One of my locals carries older repeats as does USA and Bravo. USA carries newer episodes as well, along with NBC which carries the "new" season in the summer. I enjoy watching, but are four channels worth paying for? I may have even missed a channel or 2.
As frustrated as I am at not getting the channels I want in HD, I don't begrudge others in getting the ones they want. The premium HBO/SHO/etc subscribers have been waiting years and years for the extra channels and the HD versions and Directv has finally given them a healthy upgrade.
But here's hoping August brings many more of us the HD Festivus we've been dreaming of.
As would adding FSC-HD and changing FSC+HD from a stand-alone Premium channel to adding it to the Sports Pack.
That would make it even a bigger Festivus, for soccer fans. But really doubt if we would see that.
I think they've been trying all along. The problem is when the competition owns the content. The tweet is simply damage control for yesterday.