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Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by priester68, Oct 3, 2008.

  1. Oct 7, 2008 #101 of 129
    BillyT2008

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    Doug Brott

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  3. Oct 7, 2008 #103 of 129
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    Actually I have to say that man_rob does have some information on his side here. It certainly appears that HBO has implemented their MPEG4 feeds, which does lead to legitimate questions about the delays in the channels appearing on DirecTV.
     
  5. Oct 7, 2008 #105 of 129
    Doug Brott

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  6. Oct 7, 2008 #106 of 129
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    Then there was the press release in June of '07 declaring that DirecTV add all HD HBO/Cinemax channels it carries in SD, starting Sept '07. The channels have been available for several months now, and DirecTV still hasn't added them. Why?
     
  7. Oct 7, 2008 #107 of 129
    tcusta00

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    It's become fairly obvious that no one here has the answer to your question. Whenever someone attempts to answer your question with possible reasons they're adamantly refuted if they don't include the words "DirecTV is incompetent" or something to that effect.

    So let's stop beating this horse to death. Please?
     
  8. Oct 7, 2008 #108 of 129
    harsh

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    I have my doubts that DIRECTV has any intention of passing through the HBO and Cinemax MPEG4 signals untouched. Do you have any evidence to support that DIRECTV is wanting/waiting to be able to do this?

    HBO has completed their MPEG4 HD project.

    https://www.homeboxoffice.com/to/HBO_MPEG4_HD_Transponder_Chart_06192008.pdf

    A presentation from Bob Zitter of HBO indicated that uVerse was the lone MPEG4 distributor in March 2008 and that "dbs" was doing the MPEG2->MPEG4 thing.
     
  9. Oct 7, 2008 #109 of 129
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    Um, No. Someone posted that it was HBO's fault, as if it was fact, and I provided evidence that pointed that the fault lie elsewhere. Then I was descended upon, and attacked for posting such evidence. Their answers were refuted by the evidence at hand, and for no other reason.

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  10. Oct 7, 2008 #110 of 129
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    :eek2: SHOCKING!!! :eek2:
     
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    I do not have a link, no .. nor do I have evidence that I can share.
     
  12. Oct 7, 2008 #112 of 129
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    A bit over-dramatic, IMHO.

    I agree, as I mentioned above, that you've linked to some credible information.

    I also agree that nobody here is likely to be able to answer your questions.

    And the HBO channels (or any other currently delayed/missing channel) don't matter enough to me to get all up in arms about the situation.
     
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    Yes, but the theme of your posts always seems to be...

    Which bring us back to my point, which was:

    So, seeing that no one here has the answer to your question, and every time the dialog gets opened you come up with "evidence" and we're not getting to the bottom of the case, in spite of your best sleuthing efforts, let's let this one die.
     
  15. Oct 7, 2008 #115 of 129
    harsh

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    Perhaps they are waiting for an MPEG4->MPEG4 solution to become available?
     
  16. Oct 7, 2008 #116 of 129
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    Can you not help but put in a dig? Who is up in arms about it? Merely stating an opinion does not a panic make. If anyone is up in arms, it's the folks who attack at any criticism of DirecTV, tossing out insults, and name calling.
     
  17. Oct 7, 2008 #117 of 129
    man_rob

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    All I'm saying is don't attack the messenger.
     
  18. Oct 7, 2008 #118 of 129
    tcusta00

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    And that message would be...?
     
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    In this case the message is that it is not problems with HBO's mpeg4 streams that DirecTV isn't carrying them. HBO has had their mpeg4 ducks in a row for a long time now, evidenced by the fact that they are broadcasting them, and other carriers are rebroadcasting them.
     
  20. Oct 7, 2008 #120 of 129
    tcusta00

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    Message received, thank you.
     

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