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DIRECTV HD Channel Anticipation (Official Q4-12 Thread)


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#481 OFFLINE   Robin112

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Posted 10 November 2012 - 08:03 PM

Am hoping directv adds the spanish sports channels in hd like fox deportes, espn deportes, bein in spanish they have the english bein in hd why can't they have the spanish one in hd and time warner cable has all this channels in hd

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#482 OFFLINE   YUMA11

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Posted 11 November 2012 - 08:09 AM

Am hoping directv adds the spanish sports channels in hd like fox deportes, espn deportes, bein in spanish they have the english bein in hd why can't they have the spanish one in hd and time warner cable has all this channels in hd


was a great year, but there are still many HD channels about 15 or more.

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Posted 11 November 2012 - 10:06 AM

Am hoping directv adds the spanish sports channels in hd like fox deportes, espn deportes, bein in spanish they have the english bein in hd why can't they have the spanish one in hd and time warner cable has all this channels in hd


there is some movement on 119, some of the Chinese internationals are being moved to 95 and some channels are being removed from dtv lineup for good. so maybe a chance for those you said in HD by next year ?

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Posted 11 November 2012 - 10:13 AM

When did channels get gender assignments?


Spike and TruTV are geared towards younger men, 18-40 or something like that.

We and Lifetime are geared towards women, and one could say that about OWN as well.
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#485 OFFLINE   maartena

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Posted 11 November 2012 - 10:14 AM

Even if we get no more new HD this year I think 2012 should be considered a good one for DirecTV HD customers. Not a ton of adds but some good quality.


Agreed.

I enjoyed my Graham Norton Show in HD last night on BBC America! :grin:
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Posted 11 November 2012 - 01:01 PM

Agreed.

I enjoyed my Graham Norton Show in HD last night on BBC America! :grin:


And the Stig is more ruggedly handsome in hd. :heybaby:

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 10:59 AM

And the Stig is more ruggedly handsome in hd. :heybaby:


Oh yeah! :D

I have been watching some older (2009-ish and up, before that it wasn't really in HD just upconverted) episodes, and they are brilliant in HD. Much more enjoyable.
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Posted 14 November 2012 - 07:42 PM

I got a feeling some channels will be coming online in a couple of days. Just in time for a certain holiday.
Turkey HD
Stuffing HD
Roasted Yams HD
Pie HD
Mashed potatoes HD

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 07:51 PM

If they don't put on the cranberry channel, fergeddddabodddit. :D
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Posted 14 November 2012 - 09:39 PM

We have approximately six weeks remaining in this current year of 2012.

Does anyone think, during this period, we'll get at least one more national basic-cable channel in HD?

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 10:11 PM

I got a feeling some channels will be coming online in a couple of days. Just in time for a certain holiday.
Turkey HD
Stuffing HD
Roasted Yams HD
Pie HD
Mashed potatoes HD


If they don't put on the cranberry channel, fergeddddabodddit. :D


How about the Relish Dish channel (Now in HD).

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 10:54 PM

I got a feeling some channels will be coming online in a couple of days. Just in time for a certain holiday.
Turkey HD
Stuffing HD
Roasted Yams HD
Pie HD
Mashed potatoes HD


While you can buy the DVD for $5 at the discount store, we are probably going hear complaints about NO YULE LOG CHANNEL in HD come December. :D
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Posted 14 November 2012 - 11:27 PM

While you can buy the DVD for $5 at the discount store, we are probably going hear complaints about NO YULE LOG CHANNEL in HD come December. :D


Oh, yeah! Now, does your post count as the first one?? :lol:
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Posted 15 November 2012 - 06:15 PM

We have approximately six weeks remaining in this current year of 2012.

Does anyone think, during this period, we'll get at least one more national basic-cable channel in HD?


I would typically say 'no' at this point. . . but the caveat is there is a new factor not present in previous years --we've got some recent add HD VoD channels that don't have the linear channel in HD yet. But still, I'd say the weight of probabilities is 'no' between here and the end of the year.
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Posted 15 November 2012 - 09:23 PM

I got a feeling some channels will be coming online in a couple of days. Just in time for a certain holiday.
Turkey HD
Stuffing HD
Roasted Yams HD
Pie HD
Mashed potatoes HD

and don't forget: cranberry sauce HD

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 09:25 PM

and don't forget: cranberry sauce HD


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Posted 16 November 2012 - 08:05 AM

I've currently got both DirecTV (the Family Package) and the Surf and View package from my local Time Warner Cable. It used to be cheaper for me than having the Premier from D* and just RR from TWC. Now that TWC raised my rates $20 a month I was thinking of going back to DirecTV fulltime.

I made a little spreadsheet comparison to see what HD channels I'd be losing and I was amazed at the list. I'd be losing 39 HD channels by leaving TWC. I'd gain 12 HD channels (if I got the Premier) that aren't available on DirecTV, but most of them are premium movie channels and for me that's negligible.

The biggest channels that I'd lose (as in not HD) are The Hub HD, which my kids love watching and yes they can tell the difference between HD and SD, H2 HD, IFC HD, HLN HD, Gol TV HD, beIN Sport n HD, Cooking Channel HD, and G4 HD. There are a few others that I'll occasionally watch, but am not concerned about.

Coupled with the fact that I'd be losing an HD DVR as well and I can't get the Genie yet I'm holding off making the switch for now. Hopefully D* starts adding more HD, as long as they have the ability that is.

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 10:10 AM

I know the implications of HD VOD on such channels as H2 and Cooking have been discussed but forgive an unknowing question: does HD on-demand availability translate into likely availability on the linear channel, so that our access to such programming now wholly resides within DirecTV’s discretion (that is, it already has consummated all necessary HD-related contracts with content providers)?

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 10:32 AM

I know the implications of HD VOD on such channels as H2 and Cooking have been discussed but forgive an unknowing question: does HD on-demand availability translate into likely availability on the linear channel, so that our access to such programming now wholly resides within DirecTV’s discretion (that is, it already has consummated all necessary HD-related contracts with content providers)?

I don't think there's any way to answer that question.

However, I doubt it would a discretion issue. If we assume they have rights then either, it's waiting for some specific engineering event/issue, or they need something finalized.

It's all a guess but I can't see many situations where DIRECTV would hold off a national channel. We don't even know if they've got the rights and won't until it's live/announces.

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 11:13 AM

Glad to see TWCSN HD finally added. Still hoping for more basic HD. HLN,LMN,H2, FMC etc. would be nice additions. What are the chances of more additions this year or is that just wishful thinking?




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