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DIRECTV HD Channel Anticipation (Official Q2 2011 Thread)


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#3841 OFFLINE   JoeTheDragon

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Posted 27 June 2011 - 05:04 PM

i'll assume D* will not and can not add any more national HD this year! and maybe not even till end of 2012!


well NFL games may end up on turner networks maybe even trutv
http://www.latimes.c...0,6019811.story

if NFL game end up on trutv D* likely will add it in HD very very fast.

Now if VS get it will comcast pull them from D*? and say you want them give us NFL ST.
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#3842 OFFLINE   Tom Robertson

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Posted 27 June 2011 - 05:12 PM

i'll assume D* will not and can not add any more national HD this year! and maybe not even till end of 2012!

Wrong on all three points.

We know they have space, so we know they can.
We already have indications of more national HD, so we know they can and likely will.
And if they can and will this year, they already have before the end of 2012.

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Posted 27 June 2011 - 05:14 PM

well NFL games may end up on turner networks maybe even trutv
http://www.latimes.c...0,6019811.story

if NFL game end up on trutv D* likely will add it in HD very very fast.

Now if VS get it will comcast pull them from D*? and say you want them give us NFL ST.


I'm expecting TruTV will be in HD on DIRECTV before the new 8 game package shows up.

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#3844 OFFLINE   djzack67

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Posted 27 June 2011 - 11:19 PM

Getting really close on giving up on anything new in HD
Waiting for
BBCA HD

#3845 OFFLINE   johnner1999

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Posted 28 June 2011 - 06:05 AM

Getting really close on giving up on anything new in HD


thats the best thing to do - if you want more HD it might be best to switch to your cable company

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Posted 28 June 2011 - 06:49 AM

I anticipate no more HD in Q2 and that this thread will close very "soon".


Yes, close it and start Official Q3 2011 Thread and maybe open Q4, just in case.

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#3847 OFFLINE   Ed Campbell

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Posted 28 June 2011 - 07:21 AM

I have to question all the excuses we accumulate for the delay at acquiring HD versions of channels available. Long term or short, we're getting little that seems to have a profitable market among viewers outside of the sporadic premium channel additions.

How many months/years have folks agreed that BBC-HD is desirable? When a business channel like Bloomberg switches into HD there shouldn't be much problem at making the expansion at D* - but, nothing happens. Both of these channels solicit support from their regular viewers to nudge D* into action - the willingness is certainly there on the side of the content provider.

Or is it simple administrative ennui? The stock is doing well. Let's just count the money.

I mean - I've only been emailing management for a decade or so that the alphabetic list of sports you can use to filter the Guide - has "soccer" before "snowboarding". :)

#3848 OFFLINE   Hutchinshouse

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Posted 28 June 2011 - 08:09 AM

Getting really close on giving up on anything new in HD


You held out far longer than I did. I lost hope on new basic HD months ago. Very disappointing.

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Posted 28 June 2011 - 09:09 AM

Or is it simple administrative ennui? The stock is doing well. Let's just count the money.


The management at D* will never do anything unless it helps their bottom line.
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#3850 OFFLINE   Avder

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Posted 28 June 2011 - 09:37 AM

I want:

BBCA HD
AMC HD
CW HD
Fargo Locals in HD
and anyone know if Sleuth is available in HD? Ive been watching a lot of reruns on that channel lately and would love it in HD.

Oh, and I'd like to jump on the bandwagon of people who dont care about truTV in HD. I watched an episode each of hardcore pawn and storage hunters, and it was like watching Pawn Stars and Storage Wars after someone had taken a....well you know...all over them.

#3851 OFFLINE   RAD

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Posted 28 June 2011 - 09:41 AM

The management at D* will never do anything unless it helps their bottom line.


Isn't that how most companies are run today?

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Posted 28 June 2011 - 10:28 AM

Isn't that how most companies are run today?


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Posted 28 June 2011 - 11:31 AM

The management at D* will never do anything unless it helps their bottom line.


I hate to tell you this but..... that is Capitalism 101 and goes for virtually EVERY company in this country. NO company will ever do anything that will HURT their bottom line, besides maybe a few "good will" projects here and there to keep their name in good standing with the public. (Not intentionally, anyways)

Welcome to the Free World. Where companies are actually allowed to.... you know.... make as much profit as they possibly can.
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Posted 28 June 2011 - 11:39 AM

well NFL games may end up on turner networks maybe even trutv
http://www.latimes.c...0,6019811.story

if NFL game end up on trutv D* likely will add it in HD very very fast.

Now if VS get it will comcast pull them from D*? and say you want them give us NFL ST.


The article states that this could happen "as early as the 2012 season" which won't be for another 16 months from now. They got plenty of time.

Besides, Turner has shown NBA basketball on TNT in the past, there really is no reason to put any games on TruTV unless they have multiple games going at the same time, and that is not the case with this particular deal.

Don't forget: TNT is still available through analog cable, whereas TruTV has been moved to digital tiers with many cable companies to start freeing up the analog frequency space. (Time Warner and Comcast have done this in various regions, a quick google search revealed)

The NFL will have a say in what channel is being used. With the NCAA they needed 4 stations, and they picked TruTV as one of them..... with this NFL deal, they only need 1.
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Posted 28 June 2011 - 11:45 AM

I anticipate no more HD in Q2 and that this thread will close very "soon".


No, no, no, no!! You are doing it wrong!! The "soon" in this context actually does mean what the Oxford English Dictionary describes as "soon", and we actually have a rough (yet remarkably accurate) time frame as to when this topic closes, and a new topic opens.

The DirecTV's interpretation of "soon", is, and will remain, closer to the description in my signature. It could be "Next week", it could be "Next year".
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#3856 OFFLINE   tonyd79

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Posted 28 June 2011 - 02:06 PM

Besides, Turner has shown NBA basketball on TNT in the past, there really is no reason to put any games on TruTV unless they have multiple games going at the same time, and that is not the case with this particular deal.


Also, the NFL was on TNT from 1990-1997 when they shared the Sunday Night Football games with ESPN.
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#3857 OFFLINE   JoeTheDragon

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Posted 28 June 2011 - 02:22 PM

The article states that this could happen "as early as the 2012 season" which won't be for another 16 months from now. They got plenty of time.

Besides, Turner has shown NBA basketball on TNT in the past, there really is no reason to put any games on TruTV unless they have multiple games going at the same time, and that is not the case with this particular deal.

Don't forget: TNT is still available through analog cable, whereas TruTV has been moved to digital tiers with many cable companies to start freeing up the analog frequency space. (Time Warner and Comcast have done this in various regions, a quick google search revealed)

The NFL will have a say in what channel is being used. With the NCAA they needed 4 stations, and they picked TruTV as one of them..... with this NFL deal, they only need 1.

and the NFL also has the right to force the games to be on OTA tv for the teams local areas as well.
I want CLTV / CLTV HD on direct tv.

#3858 OFFLINE   michaelruggeri

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Posted 28 June 2011 - 02:33 PM

The other day, I wrote you all to let you know that BBC America chops parts of their programs off in America to make time for commercials. So we only see the edited version on BBC America. I discovered this when I watched part of Outcasts on BBC America and then watched the show again downloaded on my Apple TV. When you download programs, as you know, there are no commercials, thus no chopping out parts of the program. I wrote BBC about this. I would rather watch the unchopped version in HD through my Apple TV, where BBC Programs in HD only cost $1.00 to watch, then watch the program with cuts in it. So when we finally get BBC America in HD, unless we download the programs, we will be watching chopped up programs.

Here is what BBC said in their answer to me;

Dear Michael,

Thank you for taking the time to contact us. Unfortunately, as you may
or may not know, due to differences between the British and American
television industries as well as scheduling issues, BBC America is
frequently faced with the onerous task of re-editing and formatting
programs before they air, in order to fit American programming clocks.
However, please rest assured that every effort is taken to preserve as
much of the original UK show as possible, given these inescapable
restrictions.

Additionally, please know that BBC America takes the opinions of viewers
such as yourself very seriously and that we will forward your remarks on
to the appropriate department(s).

We thank you again for your comments.

Regards,
Robert
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Posted 28 June 2011 - 02:47 PM

I hate to tell you this but..... that is Capitalism 101 and goes for virtually EVERY company in this country. NO company will ever do anything that will HURT their bottom line, besides maybe a few "good will" projects here and there to keep their name in good standing with the public. (Not intentionally, anyways)

Welcome to the Free World. Where companies are actually allowed to.... you know.... make as much profit as they possibly can.


And in this day and age you can't take a long range view, something has to have a pay off now, not 5 or 10 years down the road, even if it's the better decision. Look at all the heat Verizon's taken for spending the money now for the FIOS fiber build out, which will pay off for them in the long term. AT&T on the other hand went with the FTTN and copper to the premise approach to cut down on the capitol outlay, which made their stock holders happy, but now they're limited on what services they can offer to compete with cable.

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Posted 28 June 2011 - 03:25 PM

I just got a flyer in the mail from D*. It says on 7/27, the following HD channels will be added:

5Starmax HD East - Ch. 520
WMax HD East - Ch. 521
@Max HD East - Ch. 523
HBO2HD West - Ch. 505

Not the channels I want, but it will make someone happy.




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