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How many of you think Directv should start compressing their hd more so we can get more channels?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by mkdtv21, Apr 25, 2014.

Should Directv start to compress their hd a little more?

  1. Picture quality is more important to me than channel choice.

    234 vote(s)
    96.3%
  2. The availability of channels is more important to me with the sacrifice of picture quality.

    9 vote(s)
    3.7%
  1. Apr 25, 2014 #1 of 161
    mkdtv21

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    Directv is starting to lack a lot of hd channels and it's going to be a while till they launch D14 and will be operational. I have seen Dish's hd and it seems satisfactory. I think the average viewer and not geeks like you all here would not notice the difference between Dish and Directv. To me at this point it is more important to get more channels available with the sacrifice of slight degrading of picture quality.
     
  2. Apr 25, 2014 #2 of 161
    samrs

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    You didn't vote in your own poll. I can wait.
     
  3. Apr 25, 2014 #3 of 161
    damondlt

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    Start compression?
     
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  4. Apr 25, 2014 #4 of 161
    jimmie57

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    Leave the picture alone. No more compression. If we do that we are like the weather channel, wanting more money for less quality picture.
    A lot of a poor product is not worth near as much as less of a quality product. What is it that we brag on all the time ? Picture Quality!!
     
  5. Apr 25, 2014 #5 of 161
    MysteryMan

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    Sacrificing quality for quantity is never a good idea.
     
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  6. Apr 25, 2014 #6 of 161
    Diana C

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    To paraphrase Ben Franklin, "he who sacrifices quality for some temporary quantity, will have neither quality nor quantity."
     
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  7. Apr 25, 2014 #7 of 161
    texasbrit

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    Absolutely not.
     
  8. Apr 25, 2014 #8 of 161
    RunnerFL

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    You must have missed the "a little more" part.
     
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  9. Apr 25, 2014 #9 of 161
    RunnerFL

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    No friggin way! We have enough channels and quality is always better than quantity.
     
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  10. Apr 25, 2014 #10 of 161
    tonyd79

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    If it can be done without loss of quality, sure. If not, no way. We have plenty.
     
  11. Apr 25, 2014 #11 of 161
    dpeters11

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    The question is, are there a lot missing that a large number of customers actually miss? For the vast majority of customers, they either have everything they want in HD, only a few (or one) are missing, or they want something in HD that doesn't exist.
     
  12. Apr 25, 2014 #12 of 161
    adamson

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    ridiculous question/poll.
     
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  13. Apr 25, 2014 #13 of 161
    damondlt

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    Agree.
    I think we are right on the threshold now.

    Sent from my Galaxy S5
     
  14. Apr 25, 2014 #14 of 161
    Herdfan

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    Having gone through the over-compression of HD channels back before D10, I say drop a few and lessen compression.
     
  15. Apr 25, 2014 #15 of 161
    revm1m

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    What happened to D14, I thought it was to go up by now???
     
  16. Apr 25, 2014 #16 of 161
    sigma1914

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    Even if they're ones you watch? Or just the ones you deem unworthy?
     
  17. Apr 25, 2014 #17 of 161
    damondlt

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    Question is what would you drop that wouldn't piss people off?

    I know where I would start dropping HD channels, but I'm not saying it. :)

    But yes I may complain about the PQ lately, but not because bad , it's just degraded from what I'm used to with Directv.
    To me it lost that pop that it had over most of the competition.


    Is it to the point that I think channels should start getting dropped?
    No that's Dumb!



    Sent from my Galaxy S5
     
  18. Apr 25, 2014 #18 of 161
    tonyd79

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    Not to mention that dropping channels would be PR suicide for directv.
     
  19. Apr 25, 2014 #19 of 161
    Stuart Sweet

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    DIRECTV's stance is that it has enough capacity to add more channels (not tons more, just more.) Unfortunately content providers are not approaching them with fair terms.
     
  20. Apr 25, 2014 #20 of 161
    damondlt

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    I'd rather them not unless they have active place holders currently running they can use.

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