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Halloween Music

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by mcbeevee, Oct 10, 2012.

  1. mcbeevee

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    Directv music channel 815 (Holidays & Happenings) started playing Halloween music today. To receive this channel, you need the Choice Ultimate or Premier package, and access to the 119 satellite.

    :)
     
  2. dpeters11

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    I wonder if they'll move it like they do at Christmas for those without access to 119. Guess they move it to lower packages at that point, never knew it required one that high.
     
  3. ThomasM

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    They only move "Holidays and Happenings" to the 101 and lower packages than "ultimate" for Christmas music due to endless complaining by subscribers. Actually, they don't "move" it-they replace another music channel that already IS on the 101 and in lower packages. (Last year I seem to recall it was the 40's channel)
     
  4. marker101

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    Yeah, Channel 801. Although 815 starts playing Christmas music on 11/1, it doesn't replace 801 until around Thanksgiving. Consequentially, 801 is pulled on 12/26 while 815 still plays Christmas music well into January. And thankfully, DirecTV blackmailed me into getting a higher package for the channel cable customers get included.

    I do still want to hear the Piano channel, but I'm not getting the top package just for three more music channels...
     
  5. Cyber36

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    What exactly is Halloween music anyways? Vinnie Price hammerin away on some old pipe organ??
     
  6. Mike_TV

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    Michael Jackson's "Thriller", Bobby "Boris" Pickett's "Monster Mash", come to mind immediately.
     
  7. billsharpe

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    It appears that DirecTV is the only provider that tiers their music channels.

    FiOS gives everybody all the Music Choice channels. So does Comcast. Dish used to, but I haven't watched a Dish receiver lately.

    These channels are a low-cost extra provided by the carrier and I can't figure out why DirecTV limits some of them to certain tiers.
     
  8. bjdotson

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    Don't forget "Monster Holiday" by Buck Owens

    You could also include, with a little bit of a stretch; purple people eater, teen angel, etc
     
  9. MysteryMan

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    Obviously to draw people to those tiers.
     
  10. mcbeevee

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    Halloween music includes the usual suspects like Monster Mash, Thriller, and Purple People Eater, along with theme songs from tv shows (Addams Family, Munsters, X-Files) and movies (Halloween, Rocky Horror, Ghostbusters). Also, any song with a Halloween-related title like Witchy Woman (Eagles), Monster (Lady Gaga), Devil in my Car (B-52's), Dead Man's Party (Oingo Boingo), Eye (Smashing Pumpkins), etc.

    :)
     
  11. midd

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    As a premiere subscriber, I'm not getting the channel. channel 815, right?
     
  12. Laxguy

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    I don't get it, as I can't receive the sat. it's on. Yes, 815.
     
  13. MysteryMan

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    Premier sub here. Just checked. Channel 815 is working.
     
  14. HoTat2

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    Yep;

    Its on the 119w satellite Ku band, or DIRECTV 7S

    [TABLE]Network ID|CH. Type|CH.#|TPN|Satellite|Long.|Description
    3|SonicTap|815|30|D7S|119W|"Holidays & Happenings"-- The perfect sounds for holiday celebrations, including St. Patrick's Day, Cinco de Mayo, the Fourth of July, Halloween, Christmas and more.[/TABLE]
     
  15. dishrich

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    Since DISH did move ALL the SXM channels down to AT120, the ONLY music they now tier, are the 18 (mono) music channels that come in AT250 - which is NOT a big loss anyway.

    Agree with you otherwise, & yes it IS very stupid D* didn't simply move a pretty "common" channel to the 101 bird & include it in ALL tiers - considering all cable companies that provide DMX, DO carry H&H in even their limited 30+ channel offerings. :rolleyes: :p
     
  16. midd

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    I called yesterday to find out about channel 815. Wanted some theme music since trick or treat was going on. After being transferred to technical support, the woman told me the channel was inactive and that's why I could not get it.
     
  17. FenixTX

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    Do you have a three LNB dish or a five LNB dish? I believe the channel is on the 119 sat which you will need a five LNB dish to receive the channel.
     
  18. MysteryMan

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    That's bullsh*t. Channel 815 is and has been up and running.
     
  19. dpeters11

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    Right. They generally don't move it until the day after Thanksgiving.
     
  20. Paul Secic

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    Halloween music seriously?
     

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