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New HD channel info dated 9/6/2007

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by VeniceDre, Sep 8, 2007.

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  1. Sep 10, 2007 #81 of 130
    shadyridr

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    I dont understand. I currently receive these SD channels in the Total Choice Package. Why would I need the Total Choice Xtra package to receive the simulcast in HD?

    I would never pay $5 a month for these channels. Good thing Im grandfathered.
     
  2. Sep 10, 2007 #82 of 130
    Janney66

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    If you have just the plain old Total Choice package then you don't get Biography Channel, Tennis, or Science. Based on what people are saying though, if you get them in SD you will get them in HD.
     
  3. Sep 10, 2007 #83 of 130
    Dolly

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    I think I'm grandfathered in, but if not I also wouldn't pay $5
    more a month for those channels :rolleyes: D gets so much of my money now :money: :eek2:
     
  4. Sep 10, 2007 #84 of 130
    Alan Gordon

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    DirecTV gets too much of my money as well, but HDNet, HDNet Movies and Universal HD is a whole lot of my HD viewing (outside of the networks), and I'm REALLY looking forward to MGM-HD, so hopefully it's true that we'll be "grandfathered" in...

    ~Alan
     
  5. Sep 10, 2007 #85 of 130
    kirthew

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    I would pay 5 dollars... it is 5 dollars... most of us spend 5 dollars for a morning coffee...

    And let us not forget that D* needs to pay for all this new HD content.
     
  6. Sep 10, 2007 #86 of 130
    dedalus_00

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    I just made exactly this move over the weekend. I sure hope that it means I will be grandfathered into all the new HD channels at no extra charge.

    On another side note, will there really be both an MTV HD and a MHD?
     
  7. Sep 10, 2007 #87 of 130
    Dusty

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    I can't see the linked document. Did they say anthing about premium movie channels? Are HBO West, Showtime West, TMC, STARZ all launched at the same time?
     
  8. Sep 10, 2007 #88 of 130
    VeniceDre

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    Here's a link to a one pager:

    http://www.dbstalk.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=9937&d=1189317936

    Bottom lefthand corner you'll see 19 HD Premium channels (4 Sho/TMC, 5 Starz, 6 HBO/Cinemax, 4 Sports)
     
  9. Sep 10, 2007 #89 of 130
    pdxBeav

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    It's funny to read posts by people defending DirecTV's price increase, but bash Comcast's price increases. It is what it is, a rate increase. Sure, we might be grandfathered, but like others have said when you change your package then it'll eventually affect you too. I'll still pay even when they raise my rates because in my opinion DirecTV still offers the best value compared to other providers, but I'm not such a loyalist that I'll defend every move they make like some people do.
     
  10. Sep 10, 2007 #90 of 130
    Ken984

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    If we are NOT grandfathered that is bad business. I will probably cave in and pay but it may make me drop HBO or turn off an extra receiver to offset the charge. It is still cheaper than E*'s HD pack but it is nickel and diming us.
     
  11. Sep 10, 2007 #91 of 130
    pdxBeav

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    Another reason why we should have ala carte.
     
  12. Sep 10, 2007 #92 of 130
    bbq-allstar

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    I disagree... HDNet is a great channel, especially for NHL HD and MLS + other great "original" HD programming. Mark Cubin was the first on board with HD programming and now it seems like he is getting the shaft. New customers are not going to pay $4.99 for his two channels and the other 4. I wonder if this is DirecTV bending Mark over or the other way around ????:eek2:
     
  13. Sep 10, 2007 #93 of 130
    tonyd79

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    What is? The fact that you are getting the same HD channels that you get SD? A la carte would make you pay for every one.
     
  14. Sep 10, 2007 #94 of 130
    oldfantom

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    A La Carte would cost more. Follow the logic. Many channels are sister networks. So you, as a provider get ESPN and ESPN news for x dollars per sub, as long as you carry ESPN News and ESPN Classic. Heck, they may tie ABC Family to the deal. So DTV gets it cheaper when they bundle channels to a sub. This whole question of what tier a channel belongs in is why cable companies don't have NFL Network.

    If you break D* bundle, then ESPN/ABC/DISNEY will want more money per sub
     
  15. Sep 10, 2007 #95 of 130
    oldfantom

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    Apparently, Cubes is getting out of the HD creation business. I think he will do OK with the channel, but I bet he has to add adverts.
     
  16. Sep 10, 2007 #96 of 130
    pdxBeav

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    In my case ala carte would cost less. It all depends on how many channels you watch. Most people don't watch that many. I know this is hotly debated and nobody is going to change their minds. I would even settle for more packages made up of sister channels or channels of the same genre.
     
  17. Sep 10, 2007 #97 of 130
    pdxBeav

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    Exactly, I would pay for every channel I want which isn't that many. :)
     
  18. Sep 10, 2007 #98 of 130
    oldfantom

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    Well, Mr. Spock, this is a case of the needs of the many outweighing the needs of the few (or one). It may be cheaper for you, but not for me. And before you start doing the you = 1; I =1 math, remember that there is a factor. You are 1*monthly bill, I am 1 * my monthly bill. Directv, beleive it or not, does have favorite children. Idiots like me who just sign up for everything and pay north of 200 a month carry more weight than the folks who want one or two channels. I am not trying to be a jerk, just stating that Directv is going to do more to try and keep its top subscribers happy more so than their long time subscribers or the folks that sign up for very little service.

    Also, as an aside, it is rather a moot point, because it is not Directv who makes the rules. In my original post, what I did not say is that ESPN/ABC/Disney gets to charge more for commercial time on their second tier channels because more subscribers have it.

    So, while I see your point, I think you understand why it will never happen. Content providers want more outlets. D* wants more content to pass at a cheaper rate to their subs. High consumption subs want more content at a reasonable price. The rest just follow.
     
  19. Sep 10, 2007 #99 of 130
    pdxBeav

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    Yes, we all already know why the programmers don't want to change the rules. We also already know that DirecTV doesn't make the rules either. As long as people continue to accept the current model there won't be any changes. Although I wouldn't say never, I do agree that it will be a long time before it happens.

    One last thought, it appears that in other countries they offer more choices and it seems to work just fine. We have all been brainwashed to accept the current model as the only model that can possibly work.
     
  20. FlyBono24

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    HD is soon supposed to be the industry standard anyways, so why the hell would they raise prices on something that should be included with the standard service anyways?

    Did they make people start paying for their free TV service when the networks started broadcasting in color? Or when they started broadcasting in stereo audio? :rolleyes:
     
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