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DIRECTV HD Channel Anticipation (Official Q3 2011 Thread)

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by Stuart Sweet, Jun 26, 2011.

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  1. Sep 2, 2011 #4481 of 5479
    tulanejosh

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    The point is - if you are unhappy with commercials - there are other options. DVRs, Netflix, Premiums channels, other networks, etc. You don't need to gripe and gripe and gripe.
     
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    AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAMC
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    Coca Cola Kid

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    AMC jumped the shark a long time ago.
     
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    TomK

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    Fonzie is more ATC than AMC.
     
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    tonyd79

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    No, it won't. AMC is very abrupt with their commercials. While I watch a ton of movies and shows with commercials, AMC is very jarring to me on when and how it does its commercials.
     
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    tulanejosh

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    And what's the % of programming on those channels was created before my father was born? Before my grandfather?

    I would love to have those channels on HD, and they show some good movies. it's not about whether those would be good additions or not. They would be. Few people here would tell D* - no we don't want those channels in HD, give us WEtv instead.

    But you continue to rail against 1) AMC supposed commercials (i personally don't have this problem... DVR is my friend. i have 2 year old, and an 8 month old... i can't remember the last time i watched live non sports based tv) and 2) the supposed quality of AMC's original series and their movie selection.

    Prove that your preferred channels are better, prove that AMC runs more commercials than other similar networks (we've establish TMC and FMC are commercial free - but they also don't play in the same space or attract the same audience as AMC, so apples/oranges) and define a standard accepted definition of "better".

    If you can do that, i'm more than happy to lend you my support.

    More realistically - it sounds to me that you are unhappy with the addition, and because you pay a cable bill you don't feel you should have to be subjected to commercials...
     
  8. Sep 2, 2011 #4488 of 5479
    hdtvfan0001

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    For those who anticipated and wanted AMC HD - congrats.

    For those who anticipate more to come - hang in there.

    While AMC HD is not a channel I frequent or plan to watch much, I am still glad for the addition and for those who do watch it.

    Nice add.
     
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    maartena

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    I never watch it much either. But it is the single most demanded network in HD with DirecTV customers, so a large group are going to be happy.

    And who knows, maybe I will watch it more now it is (almost) in HD. :D
     
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    tulanejosh

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    I didn't over look anything. The list wasn't meant to be exhaustive. You miss the forest for the trees, smarty pants. The point is there are other options, and you'd be enjoying them right now if you could get over the fact that your preferred channel wasn't added this time around.
     
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    sigma1914

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    Yeah...The History Channel is reality and ghost stories. The very few times I've checked History International (H2), it was stretched old stuff. It's kinda hard, I assume, for a channel that specializes in older content to be HD without redoing a ton of programs.
     
  12. Sep 2, 2011 #4492 of 5479
    larry55

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    d got to add more hd channels they just set and let e and comcast have more hd and lose customers.
     
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    Coca Cola Kid

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    It's all a matter of opinion. I don't like AMC, you do. I like my channels, you may or may not. I only watch uncut commercial free movies like the creators intended, and AMC's shows don't look interesting to me, simple as that. Nothing to prove really.
     
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    I'm happy it's AMC, but I'm even happier that it's not TruTV, because I know Coca Cola Kid wanted that one.
     
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    tulanejosh

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    woah woah woah... i never said that modern movies were better... the point was made that "AMC" should change its name because it now show's newer movies instead of "classics" as though there is some definite universally accepted definition of what a "classic" actually is.

    I'm merely pointing out that just because a movie is is 70 years old and stars Carey Grant, doesn't make it any more of a classic than "The Highlander" or any of the Mob movies they recently showed.

    Not everyone wants to watch BW movies from 1939. That;s the point. The quality of modern programming is not the question here. You make a connection that wasn't there.
     
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    sigma1914

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    :confused: Dish and Comcast both went down in subscribers, whereas, DirecTV had a small positive growth.
     
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    David Ortiz

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    !rolling
     
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    MysteryMan

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    Who the hell is griping? I was the first one to express my happiness for those who have been wanting and waiting for AMC with post #4357. :rolleyes:
     
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    tulanejosh

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    I find this whole growth loss thing to be a little more complex than everyone wants to make it. I bet there are 100 different reasons why some grew and some didn't. Us on this HD thread want to say its the lack of HD or PQ. Over on Gizmodo, they'll claim its all the impetuous youth cutting the cord in favor of a hulu or netflix existence... CNNMoney would probably say that it's more the result of sustained period of economic distress and people deciding they can't cover the $160/month bill for Directv (that's my number anyway). Consumer Reports would claim its all related to customer service and company reputation.

    Who knows what the truth is.
     
  20. Sep 2, 2011 #4500 of 5479
    tulanejosh

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    sorry that wasn't clear. I wasn't referring to you. my post were in direct response to Coca Cola Kid. Didn't mean to ruffle your feathers.
     
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