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DIRECTV Still Lying About HDTV according to TVPredictions.com


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#1 OFFLINE   Barcthespark

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Posted 01 November 2009 - 04:30 PM

"Washington, D.C. (November 1, 2009) -- DIRECTV, which was once the undisputed HDTV leader among U.S. TV providers, has added just a handful of new high-def channels during the past 18 months. In fact, some providers now offer more HD channels than the nation's top satellite service.

So, how does DIRECTV hide this fact in its marketing campaigns? And, how does it still claim to be the nation's HD leader?

Lie, of course."

To read the rest of the story go to http://www.tvpredict...lying110109.htm

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#2 OFFLINE   David MacLeod

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Posted 01 November 2009 - 04:37 PM

huh, an article bashing directv from swanni..who would have expected that..
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#3 OFFLINE   sigma1914

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Posted 01 November 2009 - 04:43 PM

Swanni must be bored, so he's:beatdeadhorse:
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Posted 01 November 2009 - 04:43 PM

Here we go again :rolleyes:
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#5 OFFLINE   loudo

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Posted 01 November 2009 - 05:21 PM

Just consider the source of the article, and you can file it under useless with all his other articles.

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#6 OFFLINE   Newshawk

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Posted 01 November 2009 - 06:07 PM

Swanni's still around?

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#7 OFFLINE   joshjr

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Posted 01 November 2009 - 06:19 PM

Are you kidding me? When you click on the link it goes to another article thats over a year old lol. Here is how it starts.

Commentary
DIRECTV Cooks the HD Numbers
The satcaster adopts cable TV's strategy of referring to PPV movies as channels.
By Swanni

Washington, D.C. (August 15, 2008)

#8 OFFLINE   David MacLeod

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Posted 01 November 2009 - 06:38 PM

Are you kidding me? When you click on the link it goes to another article thats over a year old lol. Here is how it starts.

Commentary
DIRECTV Cooks the HD Numbers
The satcaster adopts cable TV's strategy of referring to PPV movies as channels.
By Swanni

Washington, D.C. (August 15, 2008)


I get the following:

Commentary
DIRECTV: Still Lying About HDTV
TVPredictions.com

Washington, D.C. (November 1, 2009) -- DIRECTV, which was once the undisputed HDTV leader among U.S. TV providers, has added just a handful of new high-def channels during the past 18 months. In fact, some providers now offer more HD channels than the nation's top satellite service.


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Posted 01 November 2009 - 07:28 PM

But doesn't comcast count every show that's on demand as a differnt channel?

#10 OFFLINE   joshjr

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Posted 01 November 2009 - 07:42 PM

I get the following:


Thats cause Im talking about the link inside that article.

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Posted 01 November 2009 - 08:10 PM

I'm sure we'll get to the bottom of this eventually ..
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#12 OFFLINE   Tom Robertson

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Posted 01 November 2009 - 08:43 PM

OK, so Swanni has another negative article about a multichannel video provider. And their creative arithmetic. No surprises there.

Is this a "big" deal? To me not any more than any other advertising is. Then again--I don't watch commercials or ads. :)

Very soon DIRECTV will be in the lead on anyone's reasonable count. :)

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Posted 01 November 2009 - 09:51 PM

As someone who is brand new to DirecTV (I'll have it installed tomorrow) I say who cares how many HD channels they claim. Of course they pad the numbers and belittle the competition. Everyone does. That doesn't make it right, of course, but it's advertising. Show me someone who takes advertising as the gospel truth and I'll show you a fool. Judge what each provider has and suits your needs best. Ignore the advertising. That's what I did and it's why I signed up with DirecTV.

#14 OFFLINE   Tom Robertson

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Posted 01 November 2009 - 09:57 PM

Welcome to the forums, SJSU! :welcome_s

And welcome to DIRECTV. May you have many years of great viewing.

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#15 OFFLINE   JoeTheDragon

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Posted 01 November 2009 - 09:57 PM

But doesn't comcast count every show that's on demand as a differnt channel?


they also count the part time RSN over flows and the part time game HD, PPV HD, and team HD as HD as well.

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Posted 01 November 2009 - 10:07 PM

Welcome to the forums, SJSU! :welcome_s

And welcome to DIRECTV. May you have many years of great viewing.

Cheers,
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Thanks, Tom. I'm betting I will.

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Posted 02 November 2009 - 06:42 AM

I get mad at the E* commercials misleading that one dont need Sunday Ticket or the ones where they say why should anyone pay more for the same channels. That is the case for some but not all. I can not sign up with a company that does not offer Sunday Ticket, MLB EI, Mega March Madness, Nascar Hotpass, FSN Oklahoma, etc. One plus is they have Vs at E* but that is not even close to being worth it. They also have my locals and D* dont but its still not worth it. No way no how not now not ever!!!

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Posted 02 November 2009 - 06:51 AM

OK, so Swanni has another negative article about a multichannel video provider. And their creative arithmetic. No surprises there.

Is this a "big" deal? To me not any more than any other advertising is. Then again--I don't watch commercials or ads. :)

Very soon DIRECTV will be in the lead on anyone's reasonable count. :)

Cheers,
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+1. They all do it, but Swanni seems to only notice when D* does it for some reason.

#19 OFFLINE   Ed Campbell

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Posted 02 November 2009 - 07:09 AM

Don't feed the Troll!

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Posted 02 November 2009 - 07:25 AM

+1. They all do it, but Swanni seems to only notice when D* does it for some reason.

Swanni has a history with his parents and DirecTV, so he regularly likes to site any negativity or perceived negativity toward them when he gets the chance.

Not a big deal - the marketing battles go on all the time with other providers as well.
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