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DIRECTV HD Channel Anticipation (Official Q4-12 Thread)


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#651 OFFLINE   crawdad62

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 02:19 PM

Ditto. And my wife loves having DIY in HD (tho I watch it more often now too). She also watches/records much more TCM now that it is in (widescreen, not vastly overcompressed, upscaled, quasi-) HD.


I was just going to say the same thing about DIY. I used to watch it a lot but stopped a few years ago and now that it's in HD I'm watching a lot more now. That along with TCM (my favorite channel by far) and BBCA has made the last few HD converts really great from my prospective. We are getting down to the last few but I'd still like HLN, Cooking and H2.

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 02:25 PM

Is there a complete list of the new HD channels from this quarter?

Full time:
TWC Deportes
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Posted 04 December 2012 - 02:30 PM

Time Warner Cable carries Sundance Channel in HD in Manhattan.


and it is a crappy HD, just like IFC's stretch o vision on TWC NYC ..sometimes...but its weak HD

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 02:39 PM

Sundance Channel also carries HD VOD on some providers but not the actual linear HD channel.

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#655 OFFLINE   mreposter

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 04:16 PM

My vote is for any channel that doesn't show "Reality" programming.
It's a very short list.

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 05:29 PM

Have they put reality programs on H2? I'm not talking actual reality historical programming :)

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 08:17 PM

I was just going to say the same thing about DIY. I used to watch it a lot but stopped a few years ago and now that it's in HD I'm watching a lot more now. That along with TCM (my favorite channel by far) and BBCA has made the last few HD converts really great from my prospective. We are getting down to the last few but I'd still like HLN, Cooking and H2.


I'll take TV Land, H2, and FMC myself. The first two are already on VoD, so I'm feeling good about them.

I'd like an option for Epix, as they've got high-end exclusive content, but I'm not holding my breath. And when I'd say "I'd like", I'm a Premier subscriber + two sports subs, so it's not like I'm not willing to pay to get what I want. . .
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Posted 04 December 2012 - 10:24 PM

I'd like Epix too and am also a Premier subscriber.

Add in Reelz for some of their original programming to round things off.

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Posted 05 December 2012 - 03:42 AM

FMC HD, H2 HD, HLN HD. I too would also like to see Epix added. Would be nice if Cinemoi and the Military Channel were broadcasting in HD.

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Posted 05 December 2012 - 09:08 AM

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Posted 05 December 2012 - 10:04 AM

I would really like to see Epix.

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Posted 05 December 2012 - 11:22 AM

Epix has been slow to grow their distribution since signing that Netflix deal.
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Posted 05 December 2012 - 11:57 AM

Would be nice if ... the Military Channel were broadcasting in HD.

It is, read several posts back, Discovery launched an HD feed for it on December 1st.

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Posted 05 December 2012 - 11:59 AM

My vote is for any channel that doesn't show "Reality" programming.
It's a very short list.

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Posted 05 December 2012 - 03:53 PM

Epix has been slow to grow their distribution since signing that Netflix deal.


I know, and that is odd as they are carrying some nice studio products no one else is getting now.

IF the stories are true from the Viacom fiasco, it seems that they now want to have it be part of an existing lower level package instead of in things like HD Extra, or as a premium. Which is not the way that Dish got the deal.

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Posted 05 December 2012 - 06:57 PM

Veering slightly off topic...

I have to give Directv pretty high marks for delivering some impressive stuff in 2012. A nice variety of new HD, the new HD Guide, squashing some of the software bugs, new boxes, lots more TV Everywhere / mobile device stuff. Yeah, it's been a good year to be a Directv customer.

But when I look at the typical 1-hour drama on all those glorious HD channels and find that the commercials are now approaching 20 minutes out of the 60, and with annoying bug crawls in the lower third popping up and blatant product placement everywhere, even in some cases creeping into the dialog, and cheaper and cheaper reality programming everywhere... I have to wonder where my $100/month is going.

The picture may be crystal clear, but what I'm seeing ain't as pretty as it used to be.
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Posted 06 December 2012 - 10:15 AM

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I have to give [DirecTV] pretty high marks for delivering some impressive stuff in 2012. A nice variety of new HD, the new HD Guide,… .


Yes. I agree with you about the "new HD." I believe this much because I don't complain like I had in 2011. More is to come, as Satelliteracer, has mentioned. But what is telling is what exactly will be coming one by one. (DirecTV having added during 2012, alphabetically, the likes of BBC America HD, E! Entertainment Television HD, truTV HD, and Turner Classic Movies HD were recognition of then-missing basic-cable HDs which needed to come in.) I've listed what I figure is among the potential for the next round. (Cooking Channel HD and H2 HD are the first two which spring to my mind.) But a twist here and/or there is not ruled out by me.

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Posted 06 December 2012 - 10:19 AM

Well... I had earlier predicted TV Land HD prior to the season premieres of "Hot In Cleveland" and "Happily Divorced" tonight, but I was apparently wrong.


:(

I was looking over the last week to see if those series' season premieres would have their HD made available on TV Land On Demand. No luck.

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Posted 06 December 2012 - 10:43 AM

:(

I was looking over the last week to see if those series' season premieres would have their HD made available on TV Land On Demand. No luck.


Actually nothing on demand at all for them. Guess they will be delayed at best.
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Posted 06 December 2012 - 11:22 AM

Yes. I agree with you about the "new HD." I believe this much because I don't complain like I had in 2011. More is to come, as Satelliteracer, has mentioned. But what is telling is what exactly will be coming one by one. (DirecTV having added during 2012, alphabetically, the likes of BBC America HD, E! Entertainment Television HD, truTV HD, and Turner Classic Movies HD were recognition of then-missing basic-cable HDs which needed to come in.) I've listed what I figure is among the potential for the next round. (Cooking Channel HD and H2 HD are the first two which spring to my mind.) But a twist here and/or there is not ruled out by me.


Looking forward to more HD as SR has mentioned. I would guess sometime in first quarter of 2013, although this year would be great.(wishful thinking)....H2, LMN, HLN would be nice additions.

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Posted 06 December 2012 - 11:29 AM

:(

I was looking over the last week to see if those series' season premieres would have their HD made available on TV Land On Demand. No luck.

Usually TV Land's On Demand content is delayed by about 2 or 3 weeks.

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Posted 06 December 2012 - 11:49 AM

Looking forward to more HD as SR has mentioned. I would guess sometime in first quarter of 2013, although this year would be great.(wishful thinking)....H2, LMN, HLN would be nice additions.


1st quarter 2013 sounds right, that way DTV customers won`t think it`s much of a sting when the yearly price increases come.

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Posted 06 December 2012 - 12:21 PM

Looking forward to more HD as SR has mentioned. I would guess sometime in first quarter of 2013, although this year would be great.(wishful thinking)....H2, LMN, HLN would be nice additions.


I'm thinking January. Holidays die down. NFL dies down. New year and all that.
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Posted 06 December 2012 - 05:04 PM

:(

I was looking over the last week to see if those series' season premieres would have their HD made available on TV Land On Demand. No luck.


I haven't had much chance to care (swamped right now), but that does suck. :(

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Posted 06 December 2012 - 06:24 PM

I'm thinking January. Holidays die down. NFL dies down. New year and all that.

A lot of pay-tv network show premiere in January ahead of the February Nielsen (not related) ratings sweeps.

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