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DIRECTV HD Channel Anticipation (Official Q3-12 Thread)


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#1341 OFFLINE   mreposter

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Posted 06 August 2012 - 10:02 AM

As much of a crime as it'd be missing David Tennant's run, I think he'd be mostly okay starting at season five.

Then again, aren't the Weeping Angels coming back in season seven? I'd definitely recommend watching at least "Blink" prior to then...

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I thought the later season of Tennant's run with the Master, where they tried to turn the Doctor into some sort of Christ-like savior of the planet went badly off course. I've only seen a couple of episodes with the newest doctor, but they look to be back to classic story lines.

Some Dr. Who episodes are also available for free on Amazon Prime. I've been watching Midsomer Murders on there too.

Let's hope BBCA does some marathons on series like Dr. Who, Being Human and White Chapel so we can catch up in HD.
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Posted 06 August 2012 - 10:05 AM

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Posted 06 August 2012 - 10:05 AM

TWO Doctor changes... ;)

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I always forget about the 9th.... Generally, I only seem to remember David Tennant (10th Doctor) and Matt Smith (11th Doctor)
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#1344 OFFLINE   Alan Gordon

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Posted 06 August 2012 - 10:10 AM

There is a scene in the trailer that leads me to think there is a culmination that has far more impact than if someone didn't watch before season five. Besides. Season five requires the earlier library and Angels shows to make any sense at all.

I have a friend who got tired of a couple of us at work getting all excited over episodes. We showed him Rose last Christmas. He devoured all the seasons on Netflix and started on torch wood. He wants to watch Sarah Jane next.

It is addictive.


I've seen pics of
Spoiler
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I don't think Sarah Jane is on Netflix, is it?

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Posted 06 August 2012 - 10:18 AM

Very pleased about the announced augmentation of the HD channel lineup.

Moreover, HD LIL channels in our DMA are scheduled to appear sometime in 2012; if DirecTV ever adds H2 HD, I’ll finally be able to change my Comcast TV package and save some money.


…"if … ever"?

H2 will get added by DirecTV in HD.

It's a matter of when.

If we get, say, a limit of five basic-cable HD before the launch of D14, in 2014, I would estimate H2 HD would be one of those five additions.

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Posted 06 August 2012 - 10:20 AM

…"if … ever"?

H2 will get added by DirecTV in HD.

It's a matter of when.

If we get, say, a limit of five basic-cable HD before the launch of D14, in 2014, I would estimate H2 HD would be one of those five additions.

*Soon* :D

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Posted 06 August 2012 - 10:22 AM

Many of the older Dr. Who episodes are available on Netflix.

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Posted 06 August 2012 - 10:25 AM

More than just those 2, but yes those channels coming very soon (less than 2 weeks if all goes well). D* will continue to add HD to the lineup moving forward.


Great job, DirecTV!

With BBC America, my core HD needs are met. There are a few more I would like in HD, the top 3 being:

H2.
DIY.
OWN. (My wife is addicted to this channel it seems).
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Posted 06 August 2012 - 10:36 AM

If you count the Doctor Who classic episodes, there are a lot more than two switches!! :)


Indeed...

I thought the later season of Tennant's run with the Master, where they tried to turn the Doctor into some sort of Christ-like savior of the planet went badly off course. I've only seen a couple of episodes with the newest doctor, but they look to be back to classic story lines.

Some Dr. Who episodes are also available for free on Amazon Prime. I've been watching Midsomer Murders on there too.

Let's hope BBCA does some marathons on series like Dr. Who, Being Human and White Chapel so we can catch up in HD.


I wasn't crazy about the last two Tennant specials, and there was obviously a couple of stinkers in the regular run, but overall, I was happy.

"Doctor Who" airs several times a day on BBCA, but I'm hoping for a marathon of season six since it (and the last Christmas special) are the only ones I haven't seen. Let's not forget that only seasons five, six, and four of the five Tennant specials were recorded in HD.

Ditto on "Being Human"... I have S1 and S2 on Blu-ray, but not S3, and I'd need to catch up on S4 as well.

I don't think "Whitechapel" is available in HD. iTunes has the first episode FREE on iTunes right now (as well as 1st episodes of "MI-5", "Cranford", Lark Rise To Candleford"), and they only have the series in SD.

I'd LOVE a "Luther" marathon, though... :grin: Hopefully one for "The Hour" as well...

Shame "Misfits" is on Logo... :(


I always forget about the 9th.... Generally, I only seem to remember David Tennant (10th Doctor) and Matt Smith (11th Doctor)


I only started watching with Eccleston, so I'll always remember him, but with him only being there for a season, and then Tennant and Smith's performances, I understand your reasoning...

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Posted 06 August 2012 - 10:38 AM

Great job, DirecTV!

With BBC America, my core HD needs are met. There are a few more I would like in HD, the top 3 being:

H2.
DIY.
OWN. (My wife is addicted to this channel it seems).


I'm with you on this. BBCA-HD was the last thing I was hoping for this year.

That said, I really would like to see Epix added soon as it would fill some gaps in my movie watching addiction! :)

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Posted 06 August 2012 - 10:38 AM

I've seen pics of * SPOILER *, but otherwise, I haven't checked anything out since I haven't seen ANY of season six yet.

I don't think Sarah Jane is on Netflix, is it?

~Alan


The trailer I saw was the official one on Facebook and did not reference your spoiler.

Sarah Jane is not streaming but they have all the DVDs.
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Posted 06 August 2012 - 10:40 AM

Ditto on "Being Human"... I have S1 and S2 on Blu-ray, but not S3, and I'd need to catch up on S4 as well.

I don't think "Whitechapel" is available in HD. iTunes has the first episode FREE on iTunes right now (as well as 1st episodes of "MI-5", "Cranford", Lark Rise To Candleford"), and they only have the series in SD.

I'd LOVE a "Luther" marathon, though... :grin: Hopefully one for "The Hour" as well...

~Alan


Add a Primeval marathon to that list!

I had hoped that Primeval would stick around, it was so well done with very good actors. But I think the budget axe hit them all in the head, though there is a rumor it may skip a year and come back. Here's hoping!

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Posted 06 August 2012 - 10:43 AM

Thanks for all the Doctor Who responses. Looks like I've got some SERIOUS catching up to do. :eek2:

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Posted 06 August 2012 - 10:44 AM

Thanks for all the Doctor Who responses. Looks like I've got some SERIOUS catching up to do. :eek2:


Yup. Look out for BBC America Doctor Who marathons now that it is coming in HD. :D
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Posted 06 August 2012 - 10:45 AM

Thanks for all the Doctor Who responses. Looks like I've got some SERIOUS catching up to do. :eek2:


I have one word for you. Which will make sense if you start with Rose, the first episode from 2005.

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Posted 06 August 2012 - 10:50 AM

Run!


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Posted 06 August 2012 - 10:51 AM

By the way.... as soon as BBCA hits HD, I am going to watch all the re-runs of Top Gear.

In GLO-RI-OUS HD! :D
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Posted 06 August 2012 - 11:00 AM

i received a facebook response from directv regarding the addition of either pac 12 network and or bein sports. katrina's response was she had no updates on either of those channels at this time.

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Posted 06 August 2012 - 11:01 AM

The trailer I saw was the official one on Facebook and did not reference your spoiler.

Sarah Jane is not streaming but they have all the DVDs.


Aah!

That explains it...

I hated when SyFy stopped airing them, and wished BBCA had picked it up...

Add a Primeval marathon to that list!

I had hoped that Primeval would stick around, it was so well done with very good actors. But I think the budget axe hit them all in the head, though there is a rumor it may skip a year and come back. Here's hoping!


Yeah... I'd love to catch up on that show as well...

I have one word for you. Which will make sense if you start with Rose, the first episode from 2005.

Run!


Another piece of good advice...

"Don't Blink.
Blink and you're dead.
Don't turn your back.
Don't look away.
And don't Blink.
Good Luck.
" - The Doctor

"Blink" - Season 3/Episode 10

:D

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Posted 06 August 2012 - 11:02 AM

By the way.... as soon as BBCA hits HD, I am going to watch all the re-runs of Top Gear.

In GLO-RI-OUS HD! :D


I like Top Gear but that's all I want to watch on BBCA. Dr. Who is certainly not my cup of tea.
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