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DIRECTV HD Channel Anticipation (Official Q3-12 Thread)


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#1026 OFFLINE   Sea bass

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Posted 31 July 2012 - 12:20 PM

C'mon all, lets anticipate an August Festivus! Fuse HD or FMC HD...maybe BBCA HD? Whatever happened to talks of the Pentagon channel arriving?

#1027 OFFLINE   tonyd79

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Posted 31 July 2012 - 12:57 PM

C'mon all, lets anticipate an August Festivus! Fuse HD or FMC HD...maybe BBCA HD? Whatever happened to talks of the Pentagon channel arriving?


The last two would be marvelous. I would also love the Plex channels (if they ever arrive) to be in HD where they can be.

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#1028 OFFLINE   maartena

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Posted 31 July 2012 - 01:19 PM

Whatever happened to talks of the Pentagon channel arriving?


I don't think they ever got to an agreement. The media said it was to be carried on DirecTV almost a year ago, but it never happened. It's a public access channel, it won't generate any income for DirecTV (as, they can't put it in a more expensive package), but it also won't cost much more than the cost to activate the feed.

I think they chose not to carry it myself, probably to see how the channel is going to do, and/or to save bandwidth. They'll probably throw it in when D14 is up.
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#1029 OFFLINE   TheRatPatrol

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Posted 31 July 2012 - 01:39 PM

I don't think they ever got to an agreement. The media said it was to be carried on DirecTV almost a year ago, but it never happened. It's a public access channel, it won't generate any income for DirecTV (as, they can't put it in a more expensive package), but it also won't cost much more than the cost to activate the feed.

I think they chose not to carry it myself, probably to see how the channel is going to do, and/or to save bandwidth. They'll probably throw it in when D14 is up.


You mean the costs to get the signal to D* as there is no charge to carry it, TPC offers it free of charge.

Yeah we will probably see it with D14.

#1030 OFFLINE   inkahauts

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Posted 31 July 2012 - 01:51 PM

You mean the costs to get the signal to D* as there is no charge to carry it, TPC offers it free of charge.

Yeah we will probably see it with D14.


I have a feeling we will see all the shopping channels in Hi Definition when d14 goes live too. Can you imagine the feedback that move would make? :lol:

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Posted 31 July 2012 - 02:04 PM

You mean the costs to get the signal to D* as there is no charge to carry it, TPC offers it free of charge.

Yeah we will probably see it with D14.


There's equipment and bandwidth costs to consider.

I have a feeling we will see all the shopping channels in Hi Definition when d14 goes live too. Can you imagine the feedback that move would make? :lol:


As long as they come in lumps with other requested/anticipated channels, I don't think many would care outside of the stray comments.

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#1032 OFFLINE   thelucky1

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Posted 31 July 2012 - 02:24 PM

Wake me up when some new basic HD is actually coming to Directv.
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#1033 OFFLINE   TomK

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Posted 31 July 2012 - 02:25 PM

Please, no Pentagon Channel. I get all the war movies I need now with TCM HD.

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Posted 31 July 2012 - 02:52 PM

Please, no Pentagon Channel. I get all the war movies I need now with TCM HD.


The Pentagon channel isn't really for war movies, it is more meant for military personnel, both active and retired, and their families. They have some movies, but mostly they have news shows, variety shows, specifically geared to those in service. Also they have some sports, such as Boxing championships.

I have always been of the opinion that given the fact what our armed forces have done for our country, I have no problem this channel being put on the lineup, even if it means delaying of "my precious" BBC America in HD.

If this channel is launched in HD, you won't hear me complaining about "there should have been something else in that bandwidth slot" anyways, let me put it to you that way. I have never served, (I'd probably shoot myself in the foot) but I have a lot of respect for those who have, especially with the cards they have been dealt over the last 10 years.
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Posted 31 July 2012 - 04:01 PM

You can stream it live here. They do have some good shows on.

http://www.pentagonchannel.mil/

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Posted 31 July 2012 - 04:16 PM

You can stream it live here. They do have some good shows on.

http://www.pentagonchannel.mil/


Yeah that too.... it's easy to get outside of a TV carrier. Just like NASA TV is. I actually find the NASA TV stream of better quality than the SD channel on DirecTV.
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#1037 OFFLINE   Santi360HD

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Posted 31 July 2012 - 06:50 PM

Wake me up when some new basic HD is actually coming to Directv.


same here..

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Posted 31 July 2012 - 06:56 PM

same here..


Maybe we can wake you guys up anon.
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Posted 01 August 2012 - 05:44 AM

Wake me up when some new basic HD is actually coming to Directv.

same here..

Maybe we can wake you guys up anon.

I suspect we won't see more than a couple more new HD national channels in 2012....based on several factors.

Contract renewal timelines
Recent price hikes by some content providers
Added HD transmission bandwidth from the D14 satellite
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Posted 01 August 2012 - 10:02 AM

Wake me up when some new basic HD is actually coming to Directv.


same here..


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#1041 OFFLINE   archer75

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Posted 01 August 2012 - 10:06 AM

Any word on Direct getting the new Pac 12 channel?

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Posted 01 August 2012 - 12:04 PM

same here..


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Posted 01 August 2012 - 12:07 PM

Any word on Direct getting the new Pac 12 channel?


Not yet. See this thread on the ongoing discussion on PAC12.

http://www.dbstalk.c...d.php?p=3068120

Last word from DirecTV is that "they will have an announcement closer to the beginning of the school year", which would be the 3d week of August.

(Although the channel starts on August 15th, the first live sports isn't shown until week 4 of August).
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Posted 01 August 2012 - 12:09 PM

Subscribe to this thread http://www.dbstalk.c...ad.php?t=174806 with email notification. Then you will be "woken up" when new HD arrives.


Yeah but that thread also wakes them up when PREMIUM and SPORTS HD arrive..... they only want to be woken up for BASIC HD. :D
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#1045 OFFLINE   TBoneit

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Posted 01 August 2012 - 12:50 PM

I suspect we won't see more than a couple more new HD national channels in 2012....based on several factors.

Contract renewal timelines
Recent price hikes by some content providers
Added HD transmission bandwidth from the D14 satellite


Have DirecTV and / or Dishnetwork met the mandate of carry one carry all in all the local markets they carry yet?

If not that may be why they are being stingy adding HD channels right now.

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Posted 01 August 2012 - 12:51 PM

they only want to be woken up for BASIC HD. :D


does anyone here not like relevant BASIC HD additions??? thats the real question..

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Posted 01 August 2012 - 01:02 PM

does anyone here not like relevant BASIC HD additions??? thats the real question..


Key word "relevant". That might be very personal.

Some people, for instance, might prefer EPIX more then e.g. BBC America. Everyone's definition of what is relevant to THEM, is different.
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#1048 OFFLINE   maartena

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Posted 01 August 2012 - 01:05 PM

Have DirecTV and / or Dishnetwork met the mandate of carry one carry all in all the local markets they carry yet?

If not that me why they are being stingy adding HD channels right now.


They are working on it, locals are almost launched weekly as it seems. I got 5 new HD channels just last week. (which made the locals count go from 11 to 16 in the Los Angeles DMA).

Launching locals is also quite different from launching CONUS channels. And CONUS HD is what people want, who cares that Los Angeles got 5 new basic HD, if they didn't get nuthin. :D
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#1049 OFFLINE   tonyd79

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Posted 01 August 2012 - 01:18 PM

Yeah but that thread also wakes them up when PREMIUM and SPORTS HD arrive..... they only want to be woken up for BASIC HD. :D


They can hit the snooze button.
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Posted 01 August 2012 - 01:22 PM

Launching locals is also quite different from launching CONUS channels. And CONUS HD is what people want, who cares that Los Angeles got 5 new basic HD, if they didn't get nuthin. :D


I'm thinking what he was trying to get at was maybe getting all these locals launced before the deadline is taking up the time/material/money resources that may have otherwise been dedicated to launching national channels, and maybe that is why we aren't seeing as much movement on the national level right now.
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