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DIRECTV HD Channel Anticipation (Official Q3 2011 Thread)


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#381 OFFLINE   TheRatPatrol

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Posted 06 July 2011 - 02:17 PM

Here's my flier

http://www.flickr.co...N08/5909326307/

Do you have a link to the flyer that says more HD is coming?

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Posted 06 July 2011 - 02:19 PM

Do you have a link to the flyer that says more HD is coming?


The only link I know of/have is to http://www.directv.c..._newsletter.pdf and it still has the May/June newsletter.

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Posted 06 July 2011 - 02:20 PM

Sure getting testy in here, no wonder SR doesn't drop by anymore:(


I trust SR way more than any flier.

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Posted 06 July 2011 - 02:21 PM

Do you have a link to the flyer that says more HD is coming?


http://www.flickr.co...N05/5882711526/

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Posted 06 July 2011 - 02:24 PM

I will say this: The channels in the flier to supposedly be HD on 7/27, are mentioned in this 2007 pressrelease:

http://investor.dire...eleaseid=286351

We have been waiting 4 years for these channels, promised to us in 2007....and seeing the trend of the additions over the last 4 months, it would seem a very logical next set of channels to roll out, and as such finally complete the channels mentioned in 2007.

It just seems ridiculous in my ever so humble opinion to photoshop THOSE channels, as it would seem they are working on those. If I would photoshop a flier with false claims, why not go big and put AMC HD, BBC America HD, etc on there.
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Posted 06 July 2011 - 02:25 PM

Everyone here wants new HD channels. The difference comes when wanting turns to whining and demanding as if we are entitled to something.

So? It's not really that big a deal is it? Its part of what this thread is for. :D

However, one could argue that the other side of the same coin is when people feel it's their job to counter and defend at all costs.

e.g. I feel DIRECTV should have added DIY HD a long time ago and I can’t really see a reason why Dish and AT&T have it and I don't. Does that mean someone has to come back at me...tell me there are reasons we're not privy to...tell me negotiations take a long time...tell me they’re trying to keep costs down…tell me to go somewhere else if I don’t like it (the rudest of all IMO)? IMHO, it’s just not necessary to constantly harp on other people’s grips. That goes on a lot too...I'm just sayin' :grin:

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Posted 06 July 2011 - 02:31 PM

So? It's not really that big a deal is it? Its part of what this thread is for. :D

However, one could argue that the other side of the same coin is when people feel it's their job to counter and defend at all costs.

e.g. I feel DIRECTV should have added DIY HD a long time ago and I can’t really see a reason why Dish and AT&T have it and I don't. Does that mean someone has to come back at me...tell me there are reasons we're not privy to...tell me negotiations take a long time...tell me they’re trying to keep costs down…tell me to go somewhere else if I don’t like it (the rudest of all IMO)? IMHO, it’s just not necessary to constantly harp on other people’s grips. That goes on a lot too...I'm just sayin' :grin:

We all have our wants and opinions, and we're entitled to them. ;)

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Sorry, Mike. You are painting the "gripes" as being all rosy and the others as being mean. I could paint it the other way. I read posts that DirecTV is being stupid and is being run by idiots and that they owe us.

I see posts that distort the facts just because someone wants a specific channel.

I see posts where people deride other desires (like with the recent premium additions) rather than just say "I want AMC."

I see long posts demanding every channel in christendom, repeated over and over again in bright colors.

And I guess those should be ignored? Then why even have a forum? A thread? If we cannot discuss things.
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Posted 06 July 2011 - 02:32 PM

http://www.flickr.co...N05/5882711526/


Not saying it’s fake, but where’s the folds (creases) in the flyer? Is there any way to obtain a flyer that’s not folded?

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Posted 06 July 2011 - 02:35 PM

So? It's not really that big a deal is it? Its part of what this thread is for. :D

However, one could argue that the other side of the same coin is when people feel it's their job to counter and defend at all costs.

e.g. I feel DIRECTV should have added DIY HD a long time ago and I can’t really see a reason why Dish and AT&T have it and I don't. Does that mean someone has to come back at me...tell me there are reasons we're not privy to...tell me negotiations take a long time...tell me they’re trying to keep costs down…tell me to go somewhere else if I don’t like it (the rudest of all IMO)? IMHO, it’s just not necessary to constantly harp on other people’s grips. That goes on a lot too...I'm just sayin' :grin:

We all have our wants and opinions, and we're entitled to them. ;)

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Posted 06 July 2011 - 02:35 PM

Not saying it’s fake, but where’s the folds (creases) in the flyer? Is there any way to obtain a flyer that’s not folded?


His is a scan, so I guess they weren't recorded?

Mine has folds, but it's a photograph. http://www.flickr.co...N08/5909326307/

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Posted 06 July 2011 - 02:37 PM

Sorry, Mike. You are painting the "gripes" as being all rosy and the others as being mean. I could paint it the other way. I read posts that DirecTV is being stupid and is being run by idiots and that they owe us.

I see posts that distort the facts just because someone wants a specific channel.

I see posts where people deride other desires (like with the recent premium additions) rather than just say "I want AMC."

I see long posts demanding every channel in christendom, repeated over and over again in bright colors.

And I guess those should be ignored? Then why even have a forum? A thread? If we cannot discuss things.


+1 Far too many posts from the same crew purposely distorting the facts merely to stir the pot.
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Posted 06 July 2011 - 02:39 PM

His is a scan, so I guess they weren't recorded?

Mine has folds, but it's a photograph. http://www.flickr.co...N08/5909326307/


The missing folds are suspect, but even if he photoshopped the corner, the folds should show up for the rest unless he took the effort to recreate the entire flyer.
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Posted 06 July 2011 - 02:40 PM

Not saying it’s fake, but where’s the folds (creases) in the flyer? Is there any way to obtain a flyer that’s not folded?


A flatbed scanner will, unless the lid is too light, press the creases to the scanning glass. It would appear, since the flier is also slightly off-angled, that this is what he used.
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Posted 06 July 2011 - 02:44 PM

His is a scan, so I guess they weren't recorded?

Mine has folds, but it's a photograph. http://www.flickr.co...N08/5909326307/


When I scan folded documents, my scanner always captures the folds in great detail. It seems a tad fishy to me.

However, I’m sure it’s legit. If it said AMCHD, BBCAHD, DIYHD and Nat Geo Wild HD, then I’d certainly smell a rat.

I’ll take the flyer as legit, we’ll all find out “soon”. ;)

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Posted 06 July 2011 - 02:46 PM

I'm disappointed I was hoping it was true about Cinemax :-(. When the new Direct Magazine comes out online maybe that will say something hopefully in the August issue.

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Posted 06 July 2011 - 02:47 PM

The missing folds are suspect, but even if he photoshopped the corner, the folds should show up for the rest unless he took the effort to recreate the entire flyer.


7/27 more channels are coming, the flyer is correct.

Not all customers receive the same inserts so that may be where the confusion is coming from. But yes, those channels are launching on 7/27
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Posted 06 July 2011 - 02:48 PM

I contacted SatelliteRacer by private message. Although he might not want to post here for a variety of reasons, he did send me this on the question re: the flier:

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Let the photoshop accusations begin. :D
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Posted 06 July 2011 - 02:49 PM

7/27 more channels are coming, the flyer is correct.

Not all customers receive the same inserts so that may be where the confusion is coming from. But yes, those channels are launching on 7/27


Boom! Case closed!

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Posted 06 July 2011 - 02:49 PM

7/27 more channels are coming, the flyer is correct.

Not all customers receive the same inserts so that may be where the confusion is coming from. But yes, those channels are launching on 7/27


Uh oh. Someone is owed an apology.
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Posted 06 July 2011 - 02:50 PM

I contacted SatelliteRacer by private message. Although he might not want to post here for a variety of reasons, he did send me this on the question re: the flier:

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Let the photoshop accusations begin. :D


It’s a fake! :lol:




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