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DIRECTV Still Lying About HDTV according to TVPredictions.com

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by Barcthespark, Nov 1, 2009.

  1. Nov 1, 2009 #1 of 146
    Barcthespark

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    "Washington, D.C. (November 1, 2009) -- DIRECTV, which was once the undisputed HDTV leader among U.S. TV providers, has added just a handful of new high-def channels during the past 18 months. In fact, some providers now offer more HD channels than the nation's top satellite service.

    So, how does DIRECTV hide this fact in its marketing campaigns? And, how does it still claim to be the nation's HD leader?

    Lie, of course."

    To read the rest of the story go to http://www.tvpredictions.com/dlying110109.htm
     
  2. Nov 1, 2009 #2 of 146
    David MacLeod

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    huh, an article bashing directv from swanni..who would have expected that..
     
  3. Nov 1, 2009 #3 of 146
    sigma1914

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    Swanni must be bored, so he's:beatdeadhorse:
     
  4. Nov 1, 2009 #4 of 146
    litzdog911

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    Here we go again :rolleyes:
     
  5. Nov 1, 2009 #5 of 146
    loudo

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    Just consider the source of the article, and you can file it under useless with all his other articles.
     
  6. Nov 1, 2009 #6 of 146
    Newshawk

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    Broken...
    Swanni's still around?
     
  7. Nov 1, 2009 #7 of 146
    joshjr

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    Are you kidding me? When you click on the link it goes to another article thats over a year old lol. Here is how it starts.

    Commentary
    DIRECTV Cooks the HD Numbers
    The satcaster adopts cable TV's strategy of referring to PPV movies as channels.
    By Swanni

    Washington, D.C. (August 15, 2008)
     
  8. Nov 1, 2009 #8 of 146
    David MacLeod

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    I get the following:
     
  9. Nov 1, 2009 #9 of 146
    martyp

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    But doesn't comcast count every show that's on demand as a differnt channel?
     
  10. Nov 1, 2009 #10 of 146
    joshjr

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    Thats cause Im talking about the link inside that article.
     
  11. Nov 1, 2009 #11 of 146
    Doug Brott

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    I'm sure we'll get to the bottom of this eventually ..
     
  12. Nov 1, 2009 #12 of 146
    Tom Robertson

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    OK, so Swanni has another negative article about a multichannel video provider. And their creative arithmetic. No surprises there.

    Is this a "big" deal? To me not any more than any other advertising is. Then again--I don't watch commercials or ads. :)

    Very soon DIRECTV will be in the lead on anyone's reasonable count. :)

    Cheers,
    Tom
     
  13. Nov 1, 2009 #13 of 146
    SJSU

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    As someone who is brand new to DirecTV (I'll have it installed tomorrow) I say who cares how many HD channels they claim. Of course they pad the numbers and belittle the competition. Everyone does. That doesn't make it right, of course, but it's advertising. Show me someone who takes advertising as the gospel truth and I'll show you a fool. Judge what each provider has and suits your needs best. Ignore the advertising. That's what I did and it's why I signed up with DirecTV.
     
  14. Nov 1, 2009 #14 of 146
    Tom Robertson

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    Welcome to the forums, SJSU! :welcome_s

    And welcome to DIRECTV. May you have many years of great viewing.

    Cheers,
    Tom
     
  15. Nov 1, 2009 #15 of 146
    JoeTheDragon

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    they also count the part time RSN over flows and the part time game HD, PPV HD, and team HD as HD as well.
     
  16. Nov 1, 2009 #16 of 146
    SJSU

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    Thanks, Tom. I'm betting I will.
     
  17. Nov 2, 2009 #17 of 146
    joshjr

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    I get mad at the E* commercials misleading that one dont need Sunday Ticket or the ones where they say why should anyone pay more for the same channels. That is the case for some but not all. I can not sign up with a company that does not offer Sunday Ticket, MLB EI, Mega March Madness, Nascar Hotpass, FSN Oklahoma, etc. One plus is they have Vs at E* but that is not even close to being worth it. They also have my locals and D* dont but its still not worth it. No way no how not now not ever!!!
     
  18. Nov 2, 2009 #18 of 146
    cgking114

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    +1. They all do it, but Swanni seems to only notice when D* does it for some reason.
     
  19. Nov 2, 2009 #19 of 146
    Ed Campbell

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    Don't feed the Troll!
     
  20. Nov 2, 2009 #20 of 146
    hdtvfan0001

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    Swanni has a history with his parents and DirecTV, so he regularly likes to site any negativity or perceived negativity toward them when he gets the chance.

    Not a big deal - the marketing battles go on all the time with other providers as well.
     

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