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DIRECTV HD Channel Anticipation (Official Q3-12 Thread)


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#3641 OFFLINE   fleckrj

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Posted 19 September 2012 - 09:49 AM

I can't think of much that I still want that we don't have. We're extremely close to the bottom of the barrel.


We have been close to the bottom of the barrel for a long time, but with the eight additions this year, we are really down there. Universal Sports and Cooking are the only ones left that I would watch that are not in HD.

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#3642 OFFLINE   Hoosier205

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Posted 19 September 2012 - 10:01 AM

To your point - what is directv really losing not having it at this point?


Not much and that says a lot.
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Posted 19 September 2012 - 10:03 AM

BTW, I always feel dirty using the word "plethora". It's like it's the formal, scientific name for a body part we all call by its street name.


What is the Vulcan translation of "plethora?"

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Posted 19 September 2012 - 10:04 AM

Not much and that says a lot.


Agree. It says a ton about who might be the difficult party here. They don't have to be flexible because there's no consequence of note for them.

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Posted 19 September 2012 - 10:06 AM

I can't think of much that I still want that we don't have. We're extremely close to the bottom of the barrel.


I'm at the point where I'm thinking of channels that I don't watch now but might if they go HD. Well past the channels I do watch and want HD.
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Posted 19 September 2012 - 10:07 AM

Its so crystal clear! Thanks DirecTV! DIY HD IS AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Keep up with these HD adds and you make all types of customers happy!

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Posted 19 September 2012 - 10:07 AM

How about all the adult channels in HD. That would be fun!


Too expensive. That's what the Internet is for. And mostly free as long as you have a good virus checker.
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Posted 19 September 2012 - 10:08 AM

Anybody else notice that with the introduction today of DIY HD and ION HD, that the two new channels were in their Favorites list?

This used to be the case. If you had the channel selected in SD as one of your favorites, it automatically appeared in your list in HD. The last few introductions, this wasn't happening. I had to manually add each new HD channel into the Favorites on all my DVRs and receivers. Not today.

Thank you, DirecTV, for fixing this bug.


Mine were not.
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Posted 19 September 2012 - 10:09 AM

Agree. It says a ton about who might be the difficult party here. They don't have to be flexible because there's no consequence of note for them.


Or it says that the PAC 12 is over valuing their product.
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Posted 19 September 2012 - 10:10 AM

Or it says that the PAC 12 is over valuing their product.


Bingo
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Posted 19 September 2012 - 10:14 AM

Or it says that the PAC 12 is over valuing their product.


Well - i'll agree that Directv believes Pac12 is over-valuing their product. But then again - tell me who D* doesn't think is over-valuing their product besides themselves?

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Posted 19 September 2012 - 10:20 AM

I think channels like EPIX and TWCS, and the longhorn network have over valued their product as well. That is why I belive some HD feeds that we want haven't been added. Eventually I would like to see every station we get including the mix stations be in HD.

Well - i'll agree that Directv believes Pac12 is over-valuing their product. But then again - tell me who D* doesn't think is over-valuing their product besides themselves?



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Posted 19 September 2012 - 10:26 AM

I have never watched Epix, so I cannot comment on it, but Reelz is absolutely worthless as a movie channel. Perhaps Reelz has some other redeeming quality, but I only notice it when they are showing a movie that I would like to watch. I tried to watch Hoosiers last week and was extremely disappointed. I could accept the fact that it was SD, but I could not take cutting of entire scenes or the fact that it was pan and scan.

Hoosiers might have been an exception, but if that is the way Reelz treats movies, then I will not watch a movie on Reelz, even if it is in HD. A channel that is dedicated to movies should show the movies uncut and in the original aspect ratio. Otherwise, the channel is not worth the bandwidth to have in HD.


Reelz has some original programming that I would like to watch but the SD on that channel is among the worst of D*'s SD. It even looks bad on a small 24" set I have.

As to the movies, meh. Reelz is no worse than lots of other channels we have now that have ads and cut the films, so I don't see that as a big deal.

Epix has Lionsgate and a few other studio's films that show up nowhere else uncut.

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Posted 19 September 2012 - 10:26 AM

Please take PAC 12 garbage somewhere else. 100% support for Directv, not giving in to their demands .

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Posted 19 September 2012 - 10:31 AM

Reelz has some original programming that I would like to watch but the SD on that channel is among the worst of D*'s SD. It even looks bad on a small 24" set I have.

As to the movies, meh. Reelz is no worse than lots of other channels we have now that have ads and cut the films, so I don't see that as a big deal.

Epix has Lionsgate and a few other studio's films that show up nowhere else uncut.


I agree about REELZ.. I would love to see this in HD

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Posted 19 September 2012 - 10:35 AM

I think channels like EPIX and TWCS, and the longhorn network have over valued their product as well. That is why I belive some HD feeds that we want haven't been added. Eventually I would like to see every station we get including the mix stations be in HD.


If the conjecture during the Viacom 'battle' was correct, Viacom wanted Epix in some of the base subscription packages. Which was very odd, considering they aren't that way with any other provider. They are either/and/or in a premium package or one like HD Extra.

Dish has them in a standalone package for $7/month, or as part of the BB@Home package.

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Posted 19 September 2012 - 10:35 AM

Anyone getting the not subscribed notice on DIY? Did a reauth and got nothing, did an RBR and still nothing...
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Posted 19 September 2012 - 10:38 AM

Please take PAC 12 garbage somewhere else. 100% support for Directv, not giving in to their demands .


Please don't be rude about this... some would consider Pac-12 a valid channel choice.
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#3659 OFFLINE   tonyd79

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Posted 19 September 2012 - 10:38 AM

Well - i'll agree that Directv believes Pac12 is over-valuing their product. But then again - tell me who D* doesn't think is over-valuing their product besides themselves?


That's fair.
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Posted 19 September 2012 - 10:50 AM

Anyone getting the not subscribed notice on DIY? Did a reauth and got nothing, did an RBR and still nothing...


I am not, but others are having that problem. According to a previous post, DirecTV is aware of the problem and is working to correct it. There was no estimated time for when it will be fixed.




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