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DIRECTV HD Channel Anticipation (Official Q4-12 Thread)


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#641 OFFLINE   iceturkee

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 09:46 AM

When was the last time D* added a national HD channel that people actually watched? Doesn't look like anything will happen in Q4. Hoping for something in Q1 2013.


i watch bbc america, diy and e!

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#642 OFFLINE   lparsons21

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 09:50 AM

D* did a very good job of adding new HD channels that the collective 'we' watch this year. Hard to really complain about that part of D*'s service offerings even if they didn't add every channel you as an individual would watch.

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#643 OFFLINE   Alan Gordon

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 10:39 AM

When was the last time D* added a national HD channel that people actually watched? Doesn't look like anything will happen in Q4. Hoping for something in Q1 2013.


I watch TCM-HD (added on July 19, 2012), BBCA-HD (added on August 15, 2012), ION-HD (added on September 19, 2012), and though I'm not really watching it at the moment, DIY-HD (added on September 19, 2012).

I'm sure there are a lot of Lakers' fans who are enjoying last month's additions. :)

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 10:40 AM

When was the last time D* added a national HD channel that people actually watched?


There are very few of them left that D* doesn't already have. D* added TruTV HD in 2012, and that's a Top 20 cable channel in "the demo" (18-49).
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Posted 04 December 2012 - 01:01 PM

When was the last time D* added a national HD channel that people actually watched? Doesn't look like anything will happen in Q4. Hoping for something in Q1 2013.


Instead of saying it that way why don't you tell us what channels you want Directv to add?

I love TCM HD and BBCA HD...love, love, love them in HD.

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 01:37 PM

I love TCM HD and BBCA HD...love, love, love them in HD.


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.
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Posted 04 December 2012 - 02:00 PM

Is there a complete list of the new HD channels from this quarter?
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Posted 04 December 2012 - 02:01 PM

The only one of the 2012 additions I watch regularly is DIY HD; however, that is because all but two of the channels that anyone in my house watches regularly were already in HD. There are no channels left to add that will have the impact of channels like ESPN, USA, TNT, TBS, TLC, Discovery, etc that were in HD prior to the start of 2012. The only channels left to add that I will ever watch are:

Universal Sports,
Military
Cooking
WE
H2
ID

If they come in 2012 or 2013, that is great. If they do not, I still do not have anything to complain about. More than 98% of what I watch is already in HD.

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 02:10 PM

Well after seeing Starz lose Disney today and Sony recently, I'm curious what new movies they will carry?

We already don't get
Lionsgate, MGM, & Paramount - Epix
Disney, Marvel, Pixar, & Dreamworks Animation - Netflix

As far as I know Showtime only has Touchstone and HBO has Warner, Fox, Universal, and Summit.

I really stinks that Half the major studio releases won't be available on Directv

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 02:14 PM

I only did a few as I could only remember some off the top of my head...

MTV2 ;)

Speaking of HD VOD....

ABC On Demand had an episode of "The Neighbors" with an HD tag associated with it. When I downloaded it to verify it was actually HD, it was SD only though...

Yes, I noticed that as well.

List of networks with HD VOD content available on DIRECTV   DIRECTV Customer Service Live Online Chat (available from 8am-1am ET)   DIRECTV Regional Sports Network (RSN) fee lookup tool (zip code required)
 
DIRECTV Premium Channel Pricing: 1=$13.99 ($17.99 for HBO) | 2=$25 ($30 with HBO) | 3=$35 ($40 with HBO) | 4=$43 ($48 with HBO) | All 5=$55 per month 
 
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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
TWC Sportsnet

Part time:
Fox Sports New Orleans

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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.

List of networks with HD VOD content available on DIRECTV   DIRECTV Customer Service Live Online Chat (available from 8am-1am ET)   DIRECTV Regional Sports Network (RSN) fee lookup tool (zip code required)
 
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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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