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DIRECTV12 is live today 5/19/10 ... and 5 new channels roll out!

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by Stuart Sweet, May 18, 2010.

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  1. Carl Spock

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    I'm not sure you are correct, dirtyblueshirt.

    I got a waiver from one of my local channels because I couldn't get them in HD on an antenna. I could get them from DirecTV in SD. This was also before there was local HD provided by DirecTV.

    There wasn't even any question about the waiver. I got it easily.
     
  2. Hdhead

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    WAEU? Me too.
     
  3. MysteryMan

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    dirtyblueshirt...Befor my locals became available on DirecTV six out of seven granted me waivers. I guess it depends on where your located.
     
  4. DaveC27

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    But apparently you won't be able to say the same of "The Weather Channel" as Dish is dropping them

    http://www.deadline.com/2010/05/dish-to-drop-the-weather-channel/
     
  5. Mike Bertelson

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    It does depend on the local station. I tried to but my local wouldn't grant a waiver (the parent company was in negotiation with DirecTV at the time :rolleyes:).

    Others had no problem getting waivers.

    In general I think you're right. It's been very hard to get waivers. The usual response is call DirecTV and tell them to carry it in HD. :shrug:

    Mike
     
  6. ejjames

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    How is this for weird. Before my parents had locals, they got a waiver for ABC BUT NOT fox. They were owned by the same company.
     
  7. Dradran

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    ABC is owned by the Walt Disney Company and Fox is owned by News Corp.
     
  8. DaveC27

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    Maybe ejjames was referring to the affiliate?
     
  9. Dradran

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    Yes, that is a possibility too.
     
  10. MysteryMan

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    Waivers...The station manager of you local stations decides if you are granted a waiver, not the parent company. It's all about commercials. If you are granted a waiver you'll get the same prime time programing but not the commericals. Example: You won't see your local car dealership avertisements on a national feed as you would on your local feed.
     
  11. mystic7

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    I was making a joke about your "unrelated question" ;)
     
  12. adkinsjm

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    Avder won't be getting a waiver if he lives in Moorhead. Too close to the transmitters.
     
  13. inkahauts

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    Since locals and nationals don't come from the same transponders, it isn't one or the other, so saying your tired of one of the other is kind of pointless...

    The rsn's, well, there is no reason that they can't add them all now and more regular and premium hd channels..... SO I think it boils down to contracts at this point... (or at least after they get d10 back and fixed)
     
  14. tzphotos.com

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    I have never watched WGN Superstation until they added as HD. I live in Chicago, so I get the OTA WGN and it is a very different channel. There are very few programs that are the same.

    From what I've seen Sports and some WGN news casts are shown on the superstation, but other than that there is a whole different set of programs on the sat channel vs the OTA channel.

    Maybe with time WGN sat will start picking up and showing other programs in HD.
     
  15. sgluck

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    This a follow-up to the original post. DTV guy hear yesterday in less than 24hrs after the call. Dish moved to new location on Garage roof all readings in the 90's on all sats. Everything coming in well. Hope there are more new channels by the end of May. Please bring on AMC-HD and BBCA-HD.
     
  16. Standtall29

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    Well Decided to order dish for my boat and winter house in the Bahamas because Directv included every other Island in the footprint of D12 besides Eleuthera Island been a good customer for years. Thanks Directv for many years of the best service ever. Alot of us Americans own winter homes on this island and have Directv to keep in touch with home but i take it most will go to dish.
     
  17. MysteryMan

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    Anyone Have A Answer?...I have a HR22/100 receiver, SWiM connected. My dish has a clear view of the sky, no obstructions. To my knowledge nothing has hit or bumped the dish. I run a system test every day. For the past ten days a satellite dish alignment problem is posted, diagonistic code 43-402. This happens with all types of weather. Even on a clear day. But it doesn't happen every day. All of my channels are coming in perfectly and my satellite signal strengths are in the normal range. There is nothing on the dish (water pooling, bird droppings or insetcs). Nor is there any picture pixelation. The satellite test channels are telling me everything is fine. I contacted DirecTV. They told me there is nothing wrong with my receiver and that the dish might have come slightly misaligned and unless reception problems occur not to worry. If that's the case then why doesn't it happen with every test? Anyone have a answer?
     
  18. slimoli

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    Perhaps something wrong with the switch.
     
  19. new_2_hd

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    Do you all think DTV will be adding all the HD premium movie channels this year? I love DTV's programming, but this is one of those things that really irks me. I know not everyone has the premium movie channels, but my argument is that these channels actually show HD content almost all the time. There are some HD channels that have almost no HD content (like WGN - which I was happy to have in HD but was shocked when I went through the guide and only saw news in HD). Also, Dish has had their premium movie channels in HD for quite some time. Anyway, please don't bash me for complaining, I just really want my movies in HD. I hate watching SD programming.
     
  20. RAD

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    Dripping...
    Check http://www.directv.com/DTVAPP/content/hd/channels for the channels that DirecTV has announced, which lists a number of premium movie channels being added in the next month or so.
     
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