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The official "More HD in 2009" thread

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by Stuart Sweet, Dec 15, 2008.

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  1. Dec 17, 2008 #181 of 2558
    tcusta00

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    Of, if you don't want to do that?
     
  2. Dec 17, 2008 #182 of 2558
    Mike Bertelson

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    Are you implying that DirecTV considers a Hindi movie channel so important to its bottom line that it HAD to take precedence over everything else?

    Or…could it be that DirecTV is/was in negotiations with several entities simultaneously and reached an agreement relatively quickly on this one and per that agreement needed to get it on the air because after all they are paying for it? :grin:

    BTW, those reasons I listed were hypothetical. I was trying, unsuccessfully it seems, to make the point that there isn’t a simple answer. :rolleyes:

    It's not black and white. Anyone who thinks that it’s an issue where DirecTV either signs a contract and broadcasts the channel or doesn’t is over simplifying how a multi-billion dollar company operates.

    Further, I’m of the opinion that it’s not possible to say that adding a foreign movie channel to the lineup has any significance to the channels that aren’t added.

    IMHO the two are unrelated and provides no insight as to what’s going on with the rest of those channels. :)

    Mike
     
  3. Dec 17, 2008 #183 of 2558
    dhhaines

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    So? Is this thread a private discussion or can anyone join in? :rolleyes: ;)
     
  4. Dec 17, 2008 #184 of 2558
    tcusta00

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    Join away...
     
  5. Dec 17, 2008 #185 of 2558
    man_rob

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    Yes, DirecTV has been in negotiation with the Travel channel for almost a year, and while virtually all other providers have been able to reach an agreement to get this network on the air, DirecTV just can't seem to close the deal. DirecTV was the first to announce they would add HBO and Cinemax HD, and yet they are the last to actually do so.

    But a Hindi channel comes along, and it gets top priority, and an agreement is hammered out right away, even while DirecTV was negotiating locals. What an important landmark channel this must be.
     
  6. Dec 17, 2008 #186 of 2558
    Greg Alsobrook

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    So wait one second... DirecTV doesn't have Travel HD?!?

    :lol:
     
  7. Dec 17, 2008 #187 of 2558
    tcusta00

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    What's a DirecTV subscriber to do? :shrug:
     
  8. Dec 17, 2008 #188 of 2558
    dhhaines

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    I just wasn't sure with all the witty banter going back and forth that it would be an interruption to the well thought out responses and counter responses. :D
     
  9. Dec 17, 2008 #189 of 2558
    man_rob

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    Watch the same two baseball highlight reels over and over and over on an MLB channel launched in the dead of winter?
     
  10. Dec 17, 2008 #190 of 2558
    tcusta00

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    I'd just like a serious answer to my question, as therein lies the solution to all of these mundane, repetitive, and nauseatingly-similar threads.
     
  11. Dec 17, 2008 #191 of 2558
    dhhaines

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    Sure they do... if you put your TV on 1080i and into stretch mode, it'll look just like 50% or more of the other HD channels. :sure:
     
  12. Dec 17, 2008 #192 of 2558
    Richierich

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    No only DISH has The Travel Channel in HD at this time. Directv is Negotiating a better deal so they can save money and spend it on the Hindi Channel.
     
  13. Dec 17, 2008 #193 of 2558
    Greg Alsobrook

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    Only Dish has it?? I thought man_rob said that virtually all other providers except for DirecTV had it??
     
  14. Dec 17, 2008 #194 of 2558
    Richierich

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    Just depends on how GREAT a SCALER you have on your display device!!!:lol:
     
  15. Dec 17, 2008 #195 of 2558
    man_rob

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    No, virtually every provider except DirecTV has it.
     
  16. Dec 17, 2008 #196 of 2558
    Richierich

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    According to The Travel Channels Website, only Dish has it.
     
  17. Dec 17, 2008 #197 of 2558
    mhayes70

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    Well then the statement "virtually every provider except DirecTV has it" is not true.
     
  18. Dec 17, 2008 #198 of 2558
    man_rob

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    No, TWC, FiOS, CableVision, Cox, etc all have it too.
     
  19. Dec 17, 2008 #199 of 2558
    tcusta00

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    What's a DirecTV subscriber to do? :shrug:
     
  20. Dec 17, 2008 #200 of 2558
    man_rob

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    Watch the Travel Channel shows that are shot in HD, in letterboxed SD, I guess.
     
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