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Are We getting S* by D* TNT-HD Loss


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#21 OFFLINE   tonyd79

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Posted 03 December 2007 - 09:39 AM

TNTHD is usually stretched SD and looks horrible, better to watch the SD version. HDNET is 24x7 pure HD.



Actually, you haven't been watching. TNT has increased its HD content particularly on movies (when they came back on, A Beautiful Mind was on in full HD). I have even seen OAR on there lately.
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Posted 03 December 2007 - 09:42 AM

In the meantime this is is all temporary. There will be a lot more capacity this time next year, so hopefully nothing will need to get shut off.
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Posted 03 December 2007 - 10:25 AM

Actually, you haven't been watching. TNT has increased its HD content particularly on movies (when they came back on, A Beautiful Mind was on in full HD). I have even seen OAR on there lately.


Could be. TNT just never has a single thing on I would care to watch. And any of their movies have commercials so if there happens to be one I would watch I'll catch it on HBO the Ocho sometime or just drop it in my Netflix queue at that point. I refuse to ever watch movies with commercials in them. But that's just me. :D

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Posted 03 December 2007 - 10:41 AM

I just got my box in November. I had not seen the "drop" of TNT-HD before this Sunday. Apparently the "switch to Sunday Ticket" is NOT sent in a notice as it is stated in their 'terms.' Clearly it is well known by D* since they apparently do it every Sunday. (They have my e-mail address and I never received any notice)

It seems to me that they could eaisly take down one of the 2 HD guides channels [75 or/and 92] instead. These seem to be completely worthless (even worth less than the shopping channels)

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Posted 03 December 2007 - 10:45 AM

The guide channels take almost 0 bandwidth, plus they are on D10. They need the bandwidth on the legacy sats for ST.

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Posted 03 December 2007 - 11:10 AM

HDNet was knocked off once last year... and the outrage over HDNet being knocked out was significantly higher then TNT-HD being knocked out.

But that was a special circumstance and the outrage of TNT-HD being taken off the air those two specific weekends (NASCAR - nuff said;) ) would have been deafening compared to the outrage of HDNet being taken down.

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Posted 03 December 2007 - 11:16 AM

It isn't exactly like there won't be more reruns of L&O on TNT HD today, or repeats of other L&O series on yesterday. You could still program the 24/7 L&O channel easily with one network out for the day.

And I say this as a big fan of two of the three main L&O series. The other one I just like. :sure:
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Posted 03 December 2007 - 11:46 AM

HDNet was knocked off once last year... and the outrage over HDNet being knocked out was significantly higher then TNT-HD being knocked out.

And given the current situation with HDNet... there is next to zero chance they would shut it down for the Sunday Ticket.


This one should be obvious. If they take down TNT HD, at lease there is programming on TNT SD. There is no SDNET for when they might take down HDNET.

P.S. I would much rather have HDNET than TNT anyway.

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Posted 03 December 2007 - 01:26 PM

Most people are busy watching Football during that period anyway to even notice what's on TNT.
You can blame anyone you want, DirecTV (not D*), for not having enough bandwidth, the FCC for not allocating enough space, DISH for having the other 1/2 of the spectrum, or the Armchair QBs who demand they must see EVERY football game. The bottom line is that right now, DirecTV sees that Sunday Ticket is watched more than TNT.
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Posted 03 December 2007 - 01:30 PM

But that was a special circumstance and the outrage of TNT-HD being taken off the air those two specific weekends (NASCAR - nuff said;) ) would have been deafening compared to the outrage of HDNet being taken down.


I remember that.... but it was amazing how many people were posting about HDNet going dark for the day.... it was a LOT more then the intial level of people on the TNT
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Posted 03 December 2007 - 03:26 PM

I don't think D* would want a jury of my peers making a judgement on this. Is there any "retired" lawer out there wanting to joust at a windmill?


I doubt you'd get to a jury. Summary judgment for DirecTV.
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Posted 03 December 2007 - 03:53 PM

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Posted 03 December 2007 - 06:29 PM

Given that this is the 2nd season for this...
Not much more can be said about it... Check the multiple dozen other threads over the last two years for a lot more discussion on it.

It will continue for the next 4 weeks...
And shouldn't be an issue next season, as Sunday Ticket is moving to MPEG-4


Earl, I have a big problem with the sunday ticket moving to MPEG4.....What are all the Dolphin fans going to bitch and moan about.;)
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Posted 03 December 2007 - 07:41 PM

As for taking down the shopping networks. It ain't gonna happen. They pay DirecTV to be carried.
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