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The Official "More National HD in Q3 2009" thread

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by Stuart Sweet, Apr 9, 2009.

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  1. Jul 23, 2009 #321 of 1017
    leww37334

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    Very nice recap, harsh
     
  2. Jul 24, 2009 #322 of 1017
    mreposter

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    Dear ________,

    Thank you for taking the time to contact us. We regret that you have been unsatisfied with the channel of late and hope that you will reconsider BBC America in the future. BBC America takes the opinions of viewers such as yourself very seriously. Rest assured we will forward your remarks on to the appropriate department(s).

    Thank you again for your comments.

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  3. Jul 24, 2009 #323 of 1017
    dreadlk

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    This is just getting to be stupid, Directv was the Leader in HD, what happened!


    Not having BBC America is just stupid; it's one of the stations that has programming that is really different and appealing.

    The year of 2009 (which shall forever be known as the year of Digital TV!) Shall be footnoted by DIRECTV adding only TWO new national HD Channels. !rolling
     
  4. Jul 24, 2009 #324 of 1017
    Coca Cola Kid

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    Actually 3 (so far): MLB Network, Comedy Central and BET.

    We shouldn't write a year it review yet, its only July, and D12 isn't even up yet!
     
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    dreadlk

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    MLB is just another sports channel IMO and I really don't think D12 is the reason we have not gotten more HD. If you look at the Transponder maps you can see where much more could be fit into the existing spots.

    Without even getting into available space on 103 and 99 lets just look at the National Networks on 110 and 119 that where just eliminated, why dont they shuffle some of the Sports HD stuff onto that Bandwidth so that they free up space for BBC HD and all the others.

     
  6. Jul 24, 2009 #326 of 1017
    dcowboy7

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    Its still a national channel.
     
  7. Jul 24, 2009 #327 of 1017
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    So you don't give DIRECTV credit for being ahead of the curve and rolling-out "how-many" HD channels in 2008????
     
  8. Jul 25, 2009 #328 of 1017
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    So as far as national non-PPV non-RSN, 2008 was the year of:

    Disney Channel HD
    ESPNews HD
    Toon Disney HD
    Showtime Extreme HD
    Showtime Showcase HD
    Planet Green HD
    ABC Family HD
    Fox News Channel HD
    Crime & Investigation HD
    and the splitting of Versus/Golf HD into two separate channels

    Am I missing anything? :(
     
  9. Jul 25, 2009 #329 of 1017
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    Dripping...
    Yep, the mirroring of all the old MPEG2 HD channels as MPEG4 HD channels.
     
  10. Jul 25, 2009 #330 of 1017
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    That doesn't count because they were already available to everyone one way or another. :p
     
  11. Jul 25, 2009 #331 of 1017
    DarinC

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    Possibly an interesting aside, but not a rollout of new HD channels.
     
  12. Jul 25, 2009 #332 of 1017
    Drew2k

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    So if that's all we got in 2008, how many did we get in 2007? USA HD, CNN HD, etc. My point being that the previous poster was criticizing DIRECTV for not living up to "2009 as the year of Digital TV" when in fact DIRECTV had rolled out scores of channels PRIOR to 2009 ... (And by the way, DIRECTV has been digital for quite some time.) ;) :p
     
  13. Jul 25, 2009 #333 of 1017
    RAD

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    Yes, not a rollout of new channels but that did take a bunch of bandwidth away which could have been used for new channels. And yes while they were available in MPEG2 the MPEG4 versions have better PQ on them which is something that many people were happy to see when they started to mirror them.
     
  14. Jul 25, 2009 #334 of 1017
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    D10 full, D11 63 slots 24x7.

    National, RSN's, Legacy MPEG2 migration, DNS, 1080p, Cinema, Premium Sports Packages ... different strokes for different folks. :)
     
  15. Jul 25, 2009 #335 of 1017
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    Get these two channels on D* and I'll be happy with my HD for a good while.
     
  16. Jul 25, 2009 #336 of 1017
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    I second this choice. I would love to see both of these channels upgraded to HD, especially ESPNU.

    Also, Encore HD would be nice, even though most of the movies shown are fairly old.
     
  17. Jul 25, 2009 #337 of 1017
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    I 3rd.

    I still can't believe we don't have Encore HD yet, (and E* does) who are owned by Starz, who are owned by the same company that owns D*, Liberty Media.
     
  18. Jul 25, 2009 #338 of 1017
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    I can wait another year for the rest of the HD channels to be added. I barely have time to watch everything I want to watch as it is. Hopefully my locals will be added as well at that time due to the fact that I don't have OTA for my H23.
     
  19. Jul 25, 2009 #339 of 1017
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    good thing i still have time warner cable..they have both now...although i am sure that if and when D ever gets them they will look much better...
     
  20. Jul 25, 2009 #340 of 1017
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    I have so much stuff recorded that I had to cut my netflix back to one a week so I could catch up. I have limited watching time.:grin:
     
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