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DIRECTV HD Channel Anticipation (Official Q4-11 Thread)

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by Stuart Sweet, Sep 28, 2011.

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  1. Laxguy

    Laxguy Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense.

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    All right!

    Some of us are even grateful for those additions!

    Keep on truckin'!

    And a very Happy New Year to y'all.
     
  2. harsh

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    People finally started paying attention to the calculated bandwidth reports.
     
  3. James Long

    James Long Ready for Uplink! Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    There seems to be a difference in the count. :)
    That sounds right. With 11 HD PPVs removed (for those who counted them).
     
  4. slimoli

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    Happy New Year everybody. I already have all HD channels I watch but I hope you also get the others you want.
     
  5. TheRatPatrol

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    +1

    Hopefully we will also see FMC and NGW with the new Fox contract. Also OuterMax, still don't understand why we didn't get that one with the others.
     
  6. espnjason

    espnjason Armchair Referee

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    H1-12 HD Anticipation thread?
     
  7. JoeTheDragon

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    I hope we get olympics mix HD, and olympics basketball hd and olympics soccer HD come back.
     
  8. TheRatPatrol

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    I hope we get everything in HD.......soon. :)
     
  9. zeus

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    It's less of a "I don't watch them" and more of a "I don't even get them" perspective that I think explains the mood of many subscribers and the HD additions...

    I personally haven't been back to this thread since AMC was added as I could tell from the tenor that nothing else was going to be added this year. That on top of Michael White basically saying that it was D*'s strategy in the near future to squeeze current subscribers for everything they can while cutting back expenditures, it became clear that D* will not in the foreseeable future match E*'s basic HD lineup.

    I came in with the big HD push about 20 months ago and I personally will re-evaluate my position when my contract is up.

    I love D*, but it turns me into an internet pirate trying to watch shows like Top Gear and Doctor Who in HD (not to mention eating bandwidth, which is a cost killer on a cell plan.)

    As long as the Red Sox games are in HD, I could care less if D* has ten bazillion sports HD channels with blacked out games. If I can't watch the actual games on those channels (without forking out a small fortune for a game plan package) then I don't get them and they don't count.

    So I guess, to each their own.

    While I did appreciate the HBO HD additions, in the end D* only added one HD channel this year that a majority of its (non free trial) customers receive.

    No matter how you want to spin it, that is the honest truth.
     
  10. wmb

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    There's nothing wrong with that. Now, griping about it is a different story!!:D
     
  11. alnielsen

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    The Pentagon TV channel was announced. However, I don't recall anything said about it being in HD.
     
  12. zeus

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    It is moot being we don't have it period.
     
  13. richall01

    richall01 Godfather

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    And why do we not have it? (SD or HD) :confused:
     
  14. Avder

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    You respect my way of thinking and I will respect yours. You call em like you see em and I will call em like I see em. And if you try to tell me to call em differently I will tell you where to go and what to stick where :p

    It really is that simple.

    And happy new year.

    Gimmie my BBCA.
     
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    armophob Difficulty Concen........

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    Brilliant!! You got me pegged on that one.:lol:

    The channels I don't watch, I don't care if they are in HD.

    Again, Brilliant!! :lol:
     
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    I WANT MORE

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    Brilliant.
     
  17. Jan 1, 2012 #877 of 877
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    All of this nails it. From my perspective. It's a flaw on the operation of DirecTV; they specialize in sports and have to deliver. And deliver on HD. And they do, 95 percent-plus. (MIA: Outdoor Channel HD and Sportsman Channel HD are conspicuous.)

    I figure part of the cost-effective measure of DirecTV having focused the last two years' HD additions being in the premium movies (channels 500 range) was because they got a good deal from those programmers and they don't substantially cause subscription rates to dramatically increase. But to have come through, on the flip side, with 15 basics in HD may have sparked a $5 increase. I, personally, could handle that. Some may have freaked.

    I found out recently that, while my city of residence gets AT&T U-verse, my specific address cannot be served. So that's a write-off. (And a flaw with them, for me, is that AT&T U-verse no longer has Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movie Channel.)

    Another choice is Comcast. What we pay in basics costs about $10 more from my Detroit-area Comcast. Some of the HD Extra Pack channels are folded into that lineup; as well as just over 20 HDs of basics we do not yet receive from DirecTV. Premium movie channels cost more. Considering Internet (they are not my provider), it gets comparable. But at the same time, I don't live alone; and my family finds the picture quality on DirecTV sharp. An earned letter grade of a solid A.

    I get my Internet from another area provider, WOW. But I won't get their cable television because they are a low-end operator who doesn't have sports like MLB Network and NFL Network. (It even got rid of Tennis Channel.) This, despite carrying between 16 and 20 basics, not available to subscribers of DirecTV, in HD.

    So, we all have choices.

    It's good to have choices on cable-television providers.

    There was a time when, even in my No. 11 DMA, there weren't choices.
     
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