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#1 OFFLINE   Hoosier205

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Posted 01 August 2011 - 12:32 PM

I guess even providers like AT&T U-Verse drop HD channels...including 3D versions.

AT&T abruptly drops ESPN 3D from U-verse during the X-Games citing high price, low demand
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#2 OFFLINE   sigma1914

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Posted 01 August 2011 - 12:35 PM

I like 3D a lot, but I don't blame them...there's not enough demand to justify the cost.
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Posted 01 August 2011 - 12:44 PM

Like 205 I am thankful for all DirecTV does. ;)
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Posted 01 August 2011 - 12:53 PM

Mmmmmmmm, G4? :shrug:


http://www.g4tv.com/...ion-to-drop-G4/

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Posted 01 August 2011 - 01:01 PM

Mmmmmmmm, G4? :shrug:

http://www.g4tv.com/...ion-to-drop-G4/


Dude. You have to go way back there to find an example?
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Posted 01 August 2011 - 01:07 PM

G4 shot themselves in the foot, their efforts to rally their "loyal" viewers failed because whatever loyal viewers they once had already stopped watching when they fired most of the tech tv personalities and replaced video game and tech programming with "Cops 2.0"

The channel is going under anyway since it's likely going to be purchased by UFC, which will bring it back to D*.

Another example:
Trio -> A few months later NBC Universal pulled the plug and used the transponder space to launch Sleuth. And by the time D* dropped the channel NBC Universal really didn't know what they were going to do with it so they didn't renew the contract. (It was originally the American outlet for CBC programming, but by then it was just random cancelled shows from the NBC Universal library)

As for ESPN 3D, AT&T picked the worst time to drop the channel. The X Games, upcoming College Football, etc. Most of the summer is really the slow season for ESPN, it's late summer and fall when the coverage picks up.

#7 OFFLINE   Hoosier205

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Posted 01 August 2011 - 02:52 PM

As for ESPN 3D, AT&T picked the worst time to drop the channel. The X Games, upcoming College Football, etc. Most of the summer is really the slow season for ESPN, it's late summer and fall when the coverage picks up.


Agreed. They are going to ramp up programming considerably.
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Posted 01 August 2011 - 02:53 PM

It's been said before, but I'm glad a lot of the TechTV personalities are gone. Most of them are better off where they are. Except maybe Martin Sargent.

But the last talk I heard is that the WWE is in separate talks for G4, so it may not be UFC.

Edit: OK, I take that back. Martin is at an advertising company.

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Posted 01 August 2011 - 02:56 PM

I like 3D a lot, but I don't blame them...there's not enough demand to justify the cost.


It really is not taking off very quickly, is it?
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Posted 01 August 2011 - 02:59 PM

It really is not taking off very quickly, is it?


Nope, but I understand why people don't like it. IMO, it adds a different scope to movies and looks cool.
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Posted 01 August 2011 - 03:03 PM

AT&T combined something with a very low demand (3D) with a ridiculous price point ($10/month for one channel). The fact that they couldn't get enough people to bite to make carrying the channel worth it isn't surprising at all. And the barrier to being "worth it" is much lower on U-verse than any other major provider, since each channel is not taking up a finite amount of bandwidth.

And I say this as someone who paid the $10/month for ESPN3D. :lol:

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Posted 01 August 2011 - 03:14 PM

It's been said before, but I'm glad a lot of the TechTV personalities are gone. Most of them are better off where they are.

Yeah, now they are. But back in 2004 when it happened, none of the stuff they are doing now really existed or were that widespread. (i.e. Their podcasts like Twit tv, etc) That's what really pissed off most of their loyal viewers. Luckily they had their blogs so their viewers could stay up to date, and eventually got their better and unrestricted outlets.

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Posted 01 August 2011 - 03:23 PM

Mmmmmmmm, G4? :shrug:


http://www.g4tv.com/...ion-to-drop-G4/


Dude. You have to go way back there to find an example?

Unless there' something screwy with my HR24, HDNet Movies On Demand disappeared today. Anyone else notice this or is it just me?

And I still want G4 back.

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Posted 01 August 2011 - 03:37 PM

It's not on mine either, are the actual movies gone from the selection too? Maybe they moved to free selections on channel 1000 or 1100.

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Posted 01 August 2011 - 03:46 PM

I just checked the HDNet Movies site to see what they have On Demand. Searched for Annie and it was still available to download on 1561, so might just be a glitch?

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Posted 01 August 2011 - 03:48 PM

Unless there' something screwy with my HR24, HDNet Movies On Demand disappeared today. Anyone else notice this or is it just me?


It's not on mine either, are the actual movies gone from the selection too? Maybe they moved to free selections on channel 1000 or 1100.


I just checked the HDNet Movies site to see what they have On Demand. Searched for Annie and it was still available to download on 1561, so might just be a glitch?


The onDemand screens disappear from time to time.

I always assumed updates are being made to the pages... :confused:

Either way, I wouldn't be concerned about it...

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Posted 01 August 2011 - 04:01 PM

Ah. Thanks. Never noticed it before but I don't use On Demand that often to be honest.

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Posted 02 August 2011 - 09:07 AM

Nope, but I understand why people don't like it. IMO, it adds a different scope to movies and looks cool.


I was over a buddy's house this weekend. I got my first look at passive 3D. It looked great, and I didn't get nauseous as I did with active and glasses free 3D.

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Posted 02 August 2011 - 09:29 AM

Yuck...passive? It ain't worth it when you get half the resolution in return. Samsung or Panasonic plasma with active 3D for the win.
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Posted 02 August 2011 - 09:38 AM

Yuck...passive? It ain't worth it when you get half the resolution in return. Samsung or Panasonic plasma with active 3D for the win.

Unless you're watching Blu-ray, the resolution is already cut in half.




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