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DIRECTV HD Channel Anticipation (Official Q4 2010 Thread)

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by Stuart Sweet, Sep 20, 2010.

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  1. Oct 5, 2010 #341 of 4034
    BigRedFan

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    It's a general entertainment Spanish-language network carried by DirecTV on Channel 405 ("Mas" package) ... It became available in HD last Wednesday...
     
  2. Oct 5, 2010 #342 of 4034
    DogLover

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    But if we wait until they are hatched, that's no longer anticipation.
     
  3. Oct 5, 2010 #343 of 4034
    lparsons21

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    I haven't watched much on it yet. It seems that some are in OAR and some aren't. The picture quality is very good, but the audio is different and I'm not sure what is different but it is noticeable, as is the audio sync issue.

    But this is a brand new channel and these things may all just be growing pains, hopefully that is the case.
     
  4. Oct 5, 2010 #344 of 4034
    Hoosier205

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    ...which model receiver are you using again? I am trying to remember how this topic pertains to you.
     
  5. Oct 5, 2010 #345 of 4034
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    Yesterday on CNBC White was being interviewed and he basically said that sports programming is what's setting DirecTV apart from the rest of the providers.

    Will we ever see DirecTV match Dish channel for channel in HD, IMHO, nope.So as long as they need to have the bandwidth available to carry all the sports programming they market in HD they won't have the room to carry the same channel lineup, especially when it comes to the movie multiplexes.
     
  6. Oct 5, 2010 #346 of 4034
    paulman182

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    I would certainly welcome Sony Movie Channel but would rather have TCM HD.

    HD Extra pack is already a bargain for just MGM and HDNet Movies.
     
  7. Oct 5, 2010 #347 of 4034
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    I,agree with Paulman182 that HD Extra pkg is worth the price for just HD Net Movie channel & MGM .Especially since HD Net Movies almost every month gives you an early premire movie 2 days before movie houses get it.Also they always show everthing in its OAR as well as great print as well. Movie note just yesterday on one of the showtime HD feeds saw a good oldie No Way To Treat A Lady with Rod Stieger & George Segal was very good had,nt seen in years .
     
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    Jason Whiddon

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    I was unaware that Epix will be different, and will have a lock on new releases like Shutter Island and KickAss, that others like HBO won't get. Knowing that, I'm a little irritated Directv flat out said they wont get it. It's one thing to not have an option for a channel that shows oldies, but Epix is different. I think they should just put Epix 1 and 2 in the Premier pack.
     
  9. Oct 5, 2010 #349 of 4034
    sigma1914

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    Good! I pay big money to Directv for sports, so I hope sports programming keeps them apart from the rest of the providers.

    Do you have Netflix streaming? They have a deal with Epix and have most of their current movies available to stream.
     
  10. Oct 5, 2010 #350 of 4034
    Jason Whiddon

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    No, I've dropped BB and Nflix since I went to the Premier package. I can get the few movies I'll miss, that I don't buy on BR, from Redbox for $1.65, so that's how I'll pick up Kick Ass (already seen Shutter Island).
     
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    I added Netflix to supplement my Premier package....:D
     
  12. Oct 5, 2010 #352 of 4034
    Jason Whiddon

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    I have 4 Redbox's right down the street, and I can rent BR online and pickup. $1.65 is hard to beat.
     
  13. Oct 5, 2010 #353 of 4034
    harsh

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    If you subscribe to Epix, their streaming is free.
     
  14. Oct 5, 2010 #354 of 4034
    sigma1914

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    Not exactly free if you pay to sub. :rolleyes:
     
  15. Oct 5, 2010 #355 of 4034
    harsh

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    A sad commentary indeed!
     
  16. Oct 5, 2010 #356 of 4034
    harsh

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    I could have sworn that you said that you don't have to pay for HD Extra.
     
  17. Oct 5, 2010 #357 of 4034
    sigma1914

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    You don't. What's the point?

    A poster has interest in Epix due to it's exclusivity of certain titles. I suggested Netflix since they have a huge following here & they stream Epix content. Then, as usual, you chime in with an odd statement about Epix streaming for Epix subs WHICH HAS NO RELEVANCE HERE ON THE DIRECTV SIDE SINCE WE CAN'T GET EPIX. :rolleyes:
     
  18. Oct 5, 2010 #358 of 4034
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    People with SD receivers can not receive HD programming so they would have to replace all of those receivers and DVRs at the company's expense. The cost would be prohibitive.
     
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    I have no issue with that...

    Out of curiosity... is the above YOUR statements, or HIS? I'm assuming they are yours as I doubt he would essentially cede that DirecTV is behind on the national channels (outside of sports/PPV).

    Also... DirecTV's done REALLY well in regard to the movie multiplexes. Outside of West Coast feeds, DirecTV has ALL the Showtimes, all the Starz, and all but FOUR of the HBO feeds. Cinemax is really the only multiplex in which they're falling behind... and possibly EPIX if one wants to go there.

    If the words above really are his... well... this is a good likeness of what I'm going to be doing:

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    ~Alan
     
  20. Oct 5, 2010 #360 of 4034
    RAD

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    The first part about DirecTV using sports to seperate themselves from the others was his, the part about bandwidth was IMHO, put it in the wrong spot, I'll fix it.
     
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