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DIRECTV HD Channel Anticipation (Official Q1 2010 Thread)


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#1 OFFLINE   Stuart Sweet

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Posted 22 December 2009 - 09:30 AM

Please use this thread to discuss your feelings about upcoming national HD channels.

This thread will not be as tightly moderated as the rest of the site, but here's the tradeoff... in exchange for your being able to rant a bit more, you can be assured that absolutely no one at DIRECTV will be using this thread for reference.

You can ask for new HD all you want, but DIRECTV's marketing department knows that the 100-150 contributors to this thread are only a small part of the 18,000,000 total subscribers.

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Posted 22 December 2009 - 09:32 AM

Please click here for ShawnL25's excellent list.

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Posted 31 December 2009 - 06:50 PM

Remember, DIRECTV12 is not expected to go live in the 1st Quarter...

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Posted 01 January 2010 - 12:08 AM

Yay I'm first! I want every HD channel in existence! Should be a good spring!

Happy New year everyone!

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Posted 01 January 2010 - 12:14 AM

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Posted 01 January 2010 - 12:15 AM

Nothing major that I want I guess. I would like WGN & ESPNU.

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Posted 01 January 2010 - 12:22 AM

What, no Travel Channel love yet? :D

Well I would love to see my locals in the mix! (Roch, MN) But I'll take Travel and ID (285) in HD, that's all I need for now. Happy TwentyTen all.
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Posted 01 January 2010 - 12:24 AM

ESPNU has already been announced.

I'm guessing Travel, BBCA, WGN and some movie channels to make people want to subscribe to them some more will be the first ones to roll out.

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Posted 01 January 2010 - 12:35 AM

Id be happy to see ESPNU, BBCA and Encore HD. Dont know if IFC is HD or not yet, but if so, that would be nice. But you KNOW the first one is gonna be HSN HD followed closely by CBN HD. Also like to see MTV Hits whether HD or SD. They need a music video channel that actually PLAYS music videos. FUSE HD would be cool, if its available.

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Posted 01 January 2010 - 12:50 AM

What, no Travel Channel love yet? :D

Well I would love to see my locals in the mix! (Roch, MN) But I'll take Travel and ID (285) in HD, that's all I need for now. Happy TwentyTen all.


Okay I missed a big one. I would like to see some locals to in HD of course.

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Posted 01 January 2010 - 12:58 AM

Happy New Year everyone. I hope DirecTV adds as many HD channels as they can once Sunday Ticket is over, and they know D12 will be operational.

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Posted 01 January 2010 - 02:17 AM

made it to the first page, YES!!!! Bring on the HD, and NBC, get your act together and get Chiller in HD like you promised a LONG time ago.

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Posted 01 January 2010 - 02:27 AM

Does anyone think we'll see some new HD channels next Wednesday (1/6/2010) since Sunday ticket will be over with? Or should we have seen some signs by now if that was going to happen? Maybe they need to hold those spots for the Olympics first then add new stuff afterward?

Of course this assumes they are willing to add anything at all before D12 is totally up and running (seems like everything is going pretty well with it so far though).

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Posted 01 January 2010 - 06:38 AM

The Travel Channel & BBC America. Based on absolutely nothing I think these and others will be avaliable when D12 is up and running.

I think this thread is gonna take on a more interesting flow now that D12 is flying. :D

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Posted 01 January 2010 - 07:08 AM

I hope to see The Travel Channel in HD by Q2 of 2010 along with the The Underwater Basket Weaving Channel in HD as well.

There I said it and got it out of the way.

Edited by Richierich, 02 January 2010 - 03:10 AM.

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Posted 01 January 2010 - 07:11 AM

I would like to see WCUI-HD - a Chicago Local that carries a lot CUBS, WHITE SOX and other sports.

Of course, bring back VERSUS-HD!!

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Posted 01 January 2010 - 07:20 AM

I would like this to be the last HD anticipation thread. :sure:

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Posted 01 January 2010 - 07:21 AM

Im hoping for the Fargo ND locals in HD

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Posted 01 January 2010 - 07:34 AM

I would like this to be the last HD anticipation thread. :sure:


It will just be replaced by the Official 3D HD Anticipation Thread!!! :lol:
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Posted 01 January 2010 - 07:36 AM

Does anyone think we'll see some new HD channels next Wednesday (1/6/2010) since Sunday ticket will be over with? Or should we have seen some signs by now if that was going to happen? Maybe they need to hold those spots for the Olympics first then add new stuff afterward?

Of course this assumes they are willing to add anything at all before D12 is totally up and running (seems like everything is going pretty well with it so far though).


Fox Soccer is supposed to go HD today. My bet is if anythng will be added before D-12, it will be that.

As for the rest... they have been available for a while and continue not to be added.

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Posted 01 January 2010 - 08:29 AM

I am hoping for for the Duluth, MN-Superior WI Locals in HD

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Posted 01 January 2010 - 08:42 AM

Call me crazy but just as we are seeing Bluray PPV channels I see 1080p channels in 2010. Maybe not a lot but i think there is enough tv's out there to get a few going. I know the broadcasters arent at 1080p yet but doesnt mean that it cant be upconverted.

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Posted 01 January 2010 - 09:02 AM

As this is the thread for 1Q 2010 HD Channels...I anticipate 2-4 new HD channels during that time period, including 2 that seem to be in higher demand above the rest

Otherwise....the big bang in term of numbers will be in the sequel thread. :D
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Posted 01 January 2010 - 09:02 AM

I,hope that all movie channels are in HD ,espcially premiums which,on the HBO,Cinemax end is very lacking as mentioned before.Also would like QVC too since I, and my wife do check it out offten.As aside comment I, hope that the FCC makes Comcast make CSN Phila. available to Directv soon.Mostly because it keeps any viewing of my home teams vertually impossible.I, as mentioned before think even if not passed on I should be able to get the games with extra innings & NBA league pass if you subscribe.They shoudn,t be blacked out with this even if you receive the other teams feed .This isn,t a perfect solution to getting CSN Phila. but,could at the least get the games if I,bought the extra package whichnow is no goodsince all I care about is my local teams .Excuse my going off again about Comcast I, couldn,t help my self Happy New Year to all.

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Posted 01 January 2010 - 09:14 AM

Stuart Sweet said that DIRECTV12 has the capacity for 80 HD channels.

Although some (up to 50?) premium channels undoubtedly will be added, I don't really want to spend money on HBO or Starz. I'll stay with SHO until Dexter's over with, but all but one of DirecTV's Showtime group are already in HD.

Here's my little list of 34 non-premium HD channels (of fairly wide interest) that DirecTV might add in 2010. I've italicized 16 especially interesting ones.

AMC
BBC America
E!
ESPNU
Fox College Sports
Fox Movie
Fox Soccer
Fuse
G4
Hallmark
Hallmark Movie
History International
HLN
IFC
Investigation Discovery
Lifetime
Lifetime Movie
MSNBC
Nat Geo Wild
NFL Red Zone [not the same as DirecTV's proprietary Red Zone]
Outdoor
Ovation
Oxygen
Pets
Reelz
Shorts HD
Sundance
TCM
Travel
TruTV
TV One
Versus
WE
WGN

There are 24 more HD channels that DirecTV might add in 2010 that IMO are of limited interest:

3 possible C-SPAN HD channels
Cars
Centric
Cooking
Comedy.TV
ES.TV
EWTN
Fashion
Fox Sports en Español
Gospel Music
Home Shopping
Jewelry
Logo
Mav TV
MyDestination.TV
QVC
Recipe.TV
RFD
style
TBN
Wealth
World Fishing

Some of these are shopping channels. Whaddaya wanna bet D* makes sure those income-earners go HD before more popular channels do?

Note: My ideas about which channels are going HD are derived from the table at the start of the thread Official AVS National HD Channel Lineups. Sleuth, for example, isn't in that table, so I didn't list it even though I'd like to see it go HD too.

Edited by Syzygy, 01 January 2010 - 10:46 PM.

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