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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. Aug 2, 2010 #1961 of 4782
    erosroadie

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    In Chicagoland, we have two options for "The Weather Radar Channel:" OTA 5-2 and 7-3. Good to have full-time radar with impending tornado, snowstorm, etc. en route...
     
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    erosroadie

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    Thanks (I think!) for the info, RAD.

    Sorry to see 5.2 being replaced with “fluff.” My 7.3 is very weak and intermittent, so I will have to wait for CLTV to appear on 9.2 (any idea when this might happen?). Need some kind of reliable weather for my locale, as I am not crazy about TWC Red button activation or the Active button on the D* remote...
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    This seems to be a growing trend. I expect 11.2 (NBC Minneapolis/St. Paul Weather channel) to go away sooner rather than later as well, based on what I'm hearing from friends who work at the station.
     
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    RAD

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    Sorry, no idea on CLTV. For me I don't count on the TV at all when weather gets bad, use a NOAA weather radio, which also has battery backup in case power goes out, and the www.noaa.gov web site for weather radar.
     
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    I think what we have now with "Local On The 8's" is quite good... one of the best implementations of "Interactive" Functions I've seen.

    However, a local forecast VoD similar to the link I provided would be good as well.

    ~Alan
     
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    I heard dish is getting weather scan. Can we get it as well?
     
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    Sorry for the off topic and ignorant question but what is the difference between the VOD channels in the 1K range and the on demand through the menu when you browse On Demand? And not for TWC but all the other channels?
     
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    erosroadie

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    So...Looks like GOL HD will be turned on this Wednesday, and D* will throw the switch for FSC HD (finally!) on August 11.

    Seems like this Wednesday will just be an Uno Festivus, correct? What's the Vegas line on August 11 also being an Uno Festivus, or will we be happily surprised with others also being added?
     
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    I think a network whose #1 show is about people drinking others peoples blood is silly. :D
     
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    No difference, just allows you to enter the channel number of the DoD channel you want vs. having to scroll through all of them to get to the one you want. Remember, put a 1 in front of the regular channel number to get to the DoD channel.
     
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    Thanks RAD :)
     
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  16. Aug 2, 2010 #1976 of 4782
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    I find each sport serves a different purpose. Baseball is a great way to kill time and have a beer. Football is brute force and pride. Soccer is action. Lets face it, with 20+ shots per game and 6 to 8 on goal, soccer moves up and down the field quickly. Teams can score at anytime, and a well orchestrated attack can quickly turn into a counter attack goal for the other team.

    To appreciate each of these sports, you have to understand the game, and the games within each game. A pitching duel in baseball is great a game for a baseball afficianado as a home run derby, even if only one run is scored. A 6-3 defensive football battle can be more entertaining than a 63-56 air fest. Soccer is about moving the ball around the field, ball touch, triangles, and getting a cross into the area off that great overlapping run.
     
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    Got it...

    dcowboy7 thinks The CW and HBO are silly... :D

    I've said it before many times... different strokes for different folks.

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    My theory is something that I can't believe is true, but in some ways "feels" true. We know AMC HD and IFC HD were labeled as such in testing earlier this year. We know that D* signed a new contract with Cablevision to at least carry the SD versions of those channels. At the very least, we can suspect D* is saving space for those channels regardless of whether a deal is done. I wonder whether D* somehow managed to get a much better price for AMC HD by not carry it until this season of Mad Men had run it course. It sounds crazy and suggests D* doesn't care about it customers wants; but even though Mad Men is much more a critical success than a ratings success, vocal outcry for AMC HD is highest when "Mad Men" is on and more demand can translate to a higher asking price. Adding AMC HD during a "low period" in demand could be cheaper.
     
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    Satelliteracer said that there might be a few more HD's added in addition to those two.
     
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    So, are you suggesting that D* thinks AMC is so gullible that they will cut their price after the hit show is over? Talk about a lack of respect. No, I think D* thinks the terms (not necessarily $$$) is more than they want to agree to, and are holding out for a better deal. If AMC wants the extra numbers they will get for the HD side for ratings/ad revenue, they will need to rethink their terms. D* likely doesn't have the same pressures... How many customers subscribe to D* for AMC? How many will leave without it in HD?

    D* looks at things like price elasticity and figures they can offer customers a set of services in a range of prices. My bet is customers are more concerned about price/packages than they are a single channel.
     
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