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The official "More HD in 2009" thread - Q2 edition

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by rrrick8, Apr 2, 2009.

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  1. Apr 2, 2009 #1 of 1211
    rrrick8

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    Probably won't fly, but the original thread has lost all direction.

    Can we please keep this one ON TOPIC.

    Thanks.

    Mod Edit: rrrick8 deserves credit for starting this thread about a week before I got my mind set on doing it. -Stuart
     
  2. Apr 9, 2009 #2 of 1211
    Stuart Sweet

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    Folks,

    It seemed like a good time to reboot this thread. We still want to have a place to discuss what new HD channels we'd like to see in 2009 from DIRECTV.

    Like the "DLB" thread in the HD DVR forum, the rules are a little more relaxed, just keep to topic and do not insult anyone. The moderators will delete rude or harassing posts and issue infractions at will.

    You all are welcome to report rude, harassing, or off topic posts. That has been very helpful in the past.

    One more thing... DIRECTV probably won't be reading this thread to figure out what to do next... this is just a place for you to vent your frustrations and your hopes.

    Other threads on this topic will be closed.
     
  3. Apr 9, 2009 #3 of 1211
    Sixto

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    Placeholder ... maybe for HD channel status ...
     
  4. Apr 9, 2009 #4 of 1211
    Mike Bertelson

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    I'm looking forward to some progress.

    Mike
     
  5. Apr 9, 2009 #5 of 1211
    dodge boy

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    Thanks Stu that last thread was hard to follow.... This one will get that way too.

    Bring on WGN HD...
     
  6. Apr 9, 2009 #6 of 1211
    CorpITGuy

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    Where's Travel HD?!?!

    HAHAHA, sorry, it had to be said. Figured I'd be first. ;)
     
  7. Apr 9, 2009 #7 of 1211
    harsh

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    Rather that theorizing and debating about why not (complete with transponder and licening data -- this seems to be popular but doesn't offer much in the way of direction), how about some discussion of what channels need to be added and why?

    I would hope that this could be limited to channels that show some sign of being available in the foreseeable future (ie. not Chiller). Another line that doesn't help is the one that espouses HD versions of SD channels as a way out of deplorable SD PQ.

    Contrary to the position of some highly placed posters here, there are plenty of channels with considerable appeal that are not already carried. It would be useful to help prioritize them as well as identifying those that are universally not worth adding.
     
  8. Apr 9, 2009 #8 of 1211
    NVTanner

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    Yes, Travel HD would be the one I watch the most. I currently have the SD version amongst all my HD favorites. So I'd second that!
     
  9. Apr 9, 2009 #9 of 1211
    rebkell

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    I used the thread over at the AVS Forum, but I think these are the available(now) channels, that we don't have, aka that are actually broadcasting:

    AMC
    E! Entertainment Television
    ESPNU
    Fuse
    G4
    Game HD
    Hallmark Movie Channel
    HSN
    IFC
    Jewelry
    Lifetime
    Lifetime Movie Network
    Mav TV
    Outdoor Channel
    QVC
    RFD HD
    Style Network
    Team HD
    Travel Channel
    TV One
    WE tv
    Wealth TV
    WGN America
    World Fishing Network

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    Premiums
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    @Max
    5StarMax
    ActionMax
    ActionMax West
    MoreMax
    MoreMax West
    OuterMax
    ThrillerMax
    ThrillerMax West
    WMax

    HBO2
    HBO2 West
    HBO Comedy
    HBO Comedy West
    HBO Family
    HBO Family West
    HBO Latino
    HBO Latino West
    HBO Signature
    HBO Signature West
    HBO Zone
    HBO Zone West

    Showtime2 West
    Showtime Extreme West
    Show Showcase West
    The Movie Channel West
    TMC Xtra
    TMC Xtra West

    Encore
     
  10. Apr 9, 2009 #10 of 1211
    Stuart Sweet

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    Actually, that wouldn't be a bad idea except remember, that would be completely academic. Our friends at DIRECTV will never use this thread to determine what to put up next. That's just not going to happen. Trying to create a wish list or petition for new HD channels... just isn't going to work. The purpose of this thread is to allow you all to have a place to vent a little bit about channels you want, without getting too negative.
     
  11. Apr 9, 2009 #11 of 1211
    LameLefty

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    Still pining for AMC HD and HBO Signature . . . :)

    (There. I've moaned about it once this quarter. That's enough.)
     
  12. Apr 9, 2009 #12 of 1211
    Stuart Sweet

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    ...oh and one more thing...

    If you don't like the direction this thread is going, please consider the following options:

    (1) Report all the posts where you think forum rules have been broken.
    (2) Ignore the people who are annoying you. Those who are just here to fuel the fire will go away if you ignore them.

    Thanks.
     
  13. Apr 9, 2009 #13 of 1211
    flyingtigerfan

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    I'm looking forward to our locals in HD. I have absolutely no concept of what capacity remains for Ka spotbeams, though. Many of you have helped to educate me on what's left for CONUS beams and where capacity remains there for the national channels we all want.

    I've gotten to where I just don't watch much (other than Top Gear) that's not HD. I find myself skipping a whole ton of channels that I pay for just because I don't see the HD symbol in the program guide. I like the idea of Travel in HD like so many others, but I'd really like to see more movies. Outside of sports, that's really where you get the most programming in HD. Certainly because production is still ramping up for a lot of the content on our HD stations, I'd rather add a station that's ready-made to go HD almost all of the time.

    Obviously, first up I'd like ESPNU HD, but so long as that arrives before football season....!
     
  14. Apr 9, 2009 #14 of 1211
    ShawnL25

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    We have Mav TV it's ch.306-1 shows dallas mavs games only in select markets.


    Also I want all the movie channels in HD.
     
  15. Apr 9, 2009 #15 of 1211
    waynebtx

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    I for one would like Chiller in HD.
     
  16. Apr 9, 2009 #16 of 1211
    dcowboy7

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    wow 50+ channels....to kinda quote Chief Brody from "Jaws":

    "we're gonna need a bigger satellite".
     
  17. Apr 9, 2009 #17 of 1211
    lovswr

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    Travel & HBO Comedy for me














    (also ANIME in any form ;) )


    also I guess we have to subscribe to this NEW thread.
     
  18. Apr 9, 2009 #18 of 1211
    rrrick8

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    yatsco

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    My wife and I would like BBC America. We watch a great deal of their programming.
     
  20. Apr 9, 2009 #20 of 1211
    dwrats_56

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    WGN America HD
    Travel HD
    AMC HD and RFD HD

    are tops on my list.

    Made the first page!!!!!
     
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