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Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by s57061b, Nov 11, 2010.
Yes but it costs alot more!!!
Hmmmm....now how would you know that....hmmm...
I think you answered your Own Question!!! Now don't make me Mad or you will see my really Bad Side!!! :lol:
D12 did not have the kind of impact I expected, but then again how many new HD channels are available to be added? Not many I think.
All I want right now is BBC America HD and I will be set.
:lol: Possibly the most awesome post in this thread so far...
This Is So Funny and Accurate!!! My Hats Off To You For This Takeoff On The Directv Promise!!!
Some of you can defend Directv to no end, But anyone with half a brain knows D* used these 200 capacity adds, with the intent on raking in more customers, by somewhat misleading people into thinking they are going to have 200 channels, whether it be now, or in the very near future.
Now,Do I think there is something wrong with that??,, Absolutely.:nono2:
But thats marketing and everyone does it, not just Directv.
It's getting kinda ugly in here....
No, there are many HD networks available to be added....Check out Alan Gordon's Lists here (in his posts) of all the missing basic and premium networks (available in HD) which could be carried by D12...
When you add them up there are now approximately +80 HD NETWORKS (and growing) which could be replacing the unwatchable DirecTV SD feeds of those channels....
DirecTV's business intent for D12, it seems clear now, was to not address this most basic pending task of their core business....
A number of those on that list are simply small niche channels with lower ratings...don't hold your breath on those surfacing in HD any time in the near future. Others will be added.
The migration from SD to HD is evolutionary, not revolutionary as some would think or expect.
So, how would you describe my migration from HD to SD... De-evolutionary?
Wouldn't wish that on anyone.
Before I can fairly cast judgement on this particular issue though, and try and throw DirecTV under the proverbial "bus" for poor engineering. What else can DirecTV really do?
In order to offer both HD national and local channels required expansion up to the Ka band. The problem is that the spotbeam coverage using these higher frequencies turned out to be ... well ... somewhat "spotty" (pun intended ) in comparison to their cousins on the lower frequency Ku band spots.
So what can be done?
They could have designed the satellites for higher power spots on Ka, but the FCC places limitations on allowed transmit power levels in addition to the increased expense of developing and launching higher powered birds.
They could turn on HD DNS locals to compensate, but again FCC regulations prohibit this if you can receive SD locals.
And if they just leave everything the way it was by providing HD LiLs to zip codes on the spotbeam's edge, then how do you stop the expense of wasted technician truck rolls by distinguishing the customer service calls for signal outage due to the marginal signal levels of a poor coverage area, from those who have outages caused by actual dish alignment or other equipment problems?