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DIRECTV HD Channel Anticipation (Official Q4-12 Thread)


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#181 OFFLINE   iceturkee

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Posted 08 October 2012 - 01:17 PM

I bought a Visio 26" HD set in 2006 but was damaged. They tried to fixed it but no go.:confused:



never had a problem with any of my vizios.

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#182 OFFLINE   APB101

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Posted 08 October 2012 - 04:15 PM

Agree! What about any rumors or hints re: new HD additions?


My guess is no.

And that would explain why the thread became derailed.

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Posted 08 October 2012 - 04:23 PM

My guess is no.

And that would explain why the thread became derailed.


Even if there are no more HD additions it's been a good year for channel launches.

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#184 OFFLINE   Alan Gordon

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Posted 08 October 2012 - 08:24 PM

Even if there are no more HD additions it's been a good year for channel launches.


Indeed...

Though I'll continue to hold out hope that TV Land will launch next month, I've been very happy about the additions.



Not HD related, but the DirecTV app is now listing Ion West on channel #306 along with AXS.TV, so it appears that the rumored channel switch may soon be occurring.

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Posted 08 October 2012 - 11:10 PM

3D will become mainstream when we have 3D porn available. :eek2:

Now THAT I can't wait to see! Oh! The images I can picture. :grin:

FAITH: I find the lack of it disturbing.

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 07:21 AM

3D porn has been available for centuries - it's called sex. ;)
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Posted 09 October 2012 - 08:17 AM

I'm not sure I see any additional 3D content coming to TV providers outside of additional PPV channels. Perhaps HBO or Starz could eventually offer a channel, but they might just use VOD for those options.

I expect the main source for 3D content going forward will be from Blu-ray, and NOT linear channel programming.

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I believe that your correct. It may be Blu Ray. I still think that holographic technology, will change that thinking, in a few years. We've had projectors for a good long time, so now is the time to figure out a way to make those projections 3D.

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 08:48 AM

Indeed...

Though I'll continue to hold out hope that TV Land will launch next month, I've been very happy about the additions.



Not HD related, but the DirecTV app is now listing Ion West on channel #306 along with AXS.TV, so it appears that the rumored channel switch may soon be occurring.

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I'm still hoping for H2...beyond that, the channels I'd like to see in HD don't have HD feeds yet. :(

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 09:25 AM

Agree! What about any rumors or hints re: new HD additions?


I think we may see TWCSportsNet Los Angeles soon. 2 channels in HD.
I have given up hope on PAC12, doesn't seem likely this year, and I think DirecTV is just going to wait out this season.
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Posted 09 October 2012 - 09:25 AM

... Not HD related, but the DirecTV app is now listing Ion West on channel #306 along with AXS.TV, so it appears that the rumored channel switch may soon be occurring.

~Alan


Not sure if this is HD related either, but just read a couple of articles this morning about reaching an agreement with ION like here;

http://www.deadline....iage-agreement/

DirecTV Agrees To Offer ION Television Broadcasts In HD

by David Lieberman Exec. Ed.

That’s part of a new carriage agreement between the companies announced this morning. The No. 1 satellite company committed to offer ION Media’s flagship network in HD and with separate feeds for the East and West coasts. This builds on a deal the companies reached when ION was formed in 2006. The announcement says that they have a “long-term partnership,” but doesn’t say how long the deal lasts and reveals none of the financial terms. “This groundbreaking agreement is consistent with our strategy of offering a great value proposition for consumers in partnership with our distributors,” ION CEO Brandon Burgess says.


Curious, is this just a formal statement of the carriage agreement for the ION channels DIRECTV already carries, or could it mean that ION west in HD is coming as well along with this move to channel 306?

Edited by HoTat2, 09 October 2012 - 09:31 AM.


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Posted 09 October 2012 - 09:30 AM

Actually, Vizio makes a decent television for the money. So you obviously have some research of your own to show your claim that most displays are 3D, yes?


I'd say that 3D is becoming a "standard feature" on televisions. Not on the budget models perhaps, but certainly on the middle-of-the-road and up models.

From a manufacturers point of view it isn't terribly more expensive to produce any more, and it makes it much easier if you can put 1 type of screen (in various sizes) and chipset in your TV's than producing separate product lines.

It will just become one of the many features on a standard modern television, whether they are being used or not.

3D was never meant to replace regular HD television, it was always meant as an addition. So you won't see 100 3D channels any time soon, as there really is no need for it. But as 3D becomes a standard feature, I think it isn't outside the realm of possibilities that the number of 3D stations will grow to a number between 5 and 10.
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Posted 09 October 2012 - 09:47 AM

3D porn has been available for centuries - it's called sex. ;)


Couldn't disagree more! Sex is not porn, and porn isn't necessarily (good) sex.

Yes, there are peep shows, and cheap shows in Mexico that are 3D.... just not available in the average home. :D
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Posted 09 October 2012 - 09:47 AM

My wish list is still:
Universal Sports
Cooking
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WE

If all we get is Universal Sports before the start of the Giro, I will be happy.

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 09:52 AM

Not sure if this is HD related either, but just read a couple of articles this morning about reaching an agreement with ION like here;

http://www.deadline....iage-agreement/

DirecTV Agrees To Offer ION Television Broadcasts In HD

by David Lieberman Exec. Ed.



Curious, is this just a formal statement of the carriage agreement for the ION channels DIRECTV already carries, or could it mean that ION west in HD is coming as well along with this move to channel 306?


Hard to tell what they mean. Maybe IONW will be in HD after all, but the apps on iPad and phone just show IONW in SD. Just have to wait and see.

Edited by ep1974, 09 October 2012 - 09:59 AM.


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Posted 09 October 2012 - 10:00 AM

Couldn't disagree more! Sex is not porn, and porn isn't necessarily (good) sex.

Yes, there are peep shows, and cheap shows in Mexico that are 3D.... just not available in the average home. :D


Haha, yes I agree - I was just being cheeky. The thought of 3D video porn scares me though - there are some things I don't want popping out of the screen at me. :eek2:

Anyway, here's to H2, the rest of the available premiums in HD and my HD LiLs! Lots of movement according to Sixto's reports, so hopefully we're going to see some new additions (not that there was anything wrong with what we've seen so far - loving DIYHD!)
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Posted 09 October 2012 - 10:07 AM

Couldn't disagree more! Sex is not porn, and porn isn't necessarily (good) sex.

Yes, there are peep shows, and cheap shows in Mexico that are 3D.... just not available in the average home. :D


True, though I would say porn is rarely if at all "good" sex;

In fact many don't realize that "porn" (short for pornography) comes from the ancient Greek term "pornes," which means "prostitute."

And the "-graphy" suffix from the early Greek "graphios," as something written down or otherwise described in some fashion.

Therefore "pornography" --- "The writings or teachings of a prostitute."

Not to wax try and religious morals here, but that's hardly something "good" for anyone at anytime ....

OK, lets definitely get back to topic :D

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 10:15 AM

I guess this is a good sign that we're always going off topic. DIRECTV has addressed most of our HD needs. :D Thanks DIRECTV.

Now, I want my Lakers. ;) Please add TWC SportsNet HD.

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 10:27 AM

Curious, is this just a formal statement of the carriage agreement for the ION channels DIRECTV already carries, or could it mean that ION west in HD is coming as well along with this move to channel 306?


Certainly vague...

While I put most West feed chances at slim until we move closer to 2016, Ion's dual use as a national channel and a local channel ups it's chances somewhat in my mind... though their limited amount of original programming still puts their chances at slim in my mind until some time down the road.

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 10:28 AM

I guess this is a good sign that we're always going off topic. DIRECTV has addressed most of our HD needs. :D Thanks DIRECTV.

Now, I want my Lakers. ;) Please add TWC SportsNet HD.


Good point.

FWIW, Swanni says it'll get done by the end of this month..... FWIW!
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Posted 09 October 2012 - 11:22 AM

...

RSN CHANNELS THAT DIRECTV CARRIES IN HD PART TIME (????):

  • Fox Sports Cincinnati
  • Fox Sports Ohio
  • Fox Sports San Diego


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For next update - Fox Sports Kansas City. And it's not that the HD is only part time. The channel itself is only on the air part time.
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