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DIRECTV HD Channel Anticipation (Official Q4-12 Thread)


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#701 OFFLINE   alnielsen

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Posted 13 December 2012 - 04:53 PM

No one has a accurate crystal ball and D* holds their cards close to their chest. Usually we get some indication about a week before a channel launch. Sometimes more, Sometimes less.

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#702 OFFLINE   coolman302003

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Posted 15 December 2012 - 02:19 AM

Yes I know they are available, have they added more content to ondemand? I checked a few weeks ago, for example you could only download this years episodes of Dexter. HBO ondemand has every episode from every season of all of their shows.

Yes they have, all the Showtime VOD content is now equal to what is available from Showtime Anytime. This recent updated also brought a huge increase in the amount of HD content available via Showtime VOD.

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Posted 15 December 2012 - 02:29 AM

Looked over the upcoming Satellite DIRECT Magazine issue for January 2013, unfortunately no new HD channels appears in the listings (TWC SN & TWC Deportes HD are also still missing). :(

Free Trials in January:

Catch all the action during the FREE TRIAL of HBO/CINEMAX/SHOWTIME/STARZ, all weekend long,
from January 11-13 Channels 501–558 (I realize this information regarding this trial has been posted in a separate thread here.)
New season, series premier and the best movies!
• Girls new season premieres 1/13 on HBO® at 9pm ET ch. 501
• Banshee new series premieres 1/11 on Cinemax® at 10pm ET ch. 515
• Think Like a Man playing on STARZ® at 1/12 at 11:15am ET ch. 527
• House of Lies new season premieres 1/13 on Showtime® at 10pm ET ch. 545

• ESPN FULL COURT Free Trials January 14-20 on Channels 720-727
Tune in for the top college action.
• NBA LEAGUE PASS Free Trials January 21-27 on Channels 750-768
NBA basketball season heats up!

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Posted 15 December 2012 - 06:52 AM

Looked over the upcoming Satellite DIRECT Magazine issue for January 2013, unfortunately no new HD channels appears in the listings (TWC SN & TWC Deportes HD are also still missing). :(

Free Trials in January:

Catch all the action during the FREE TRIAL of HBO/CINEMAX/SHOWTIME/STARZ, all weekend long,
from January 11-13 Channels 501–558 (I realize this information regarding this trial has been posted in a separate thread here.)
New season, series premier and the best movies!
• Girls new season premieres 1/13 on HBO® at 9pm ET ch. 501
• Banshee new series premieres 1/11 on Cinemax® at 10pm ET ch. 515
• Think Like a Man playing on STARZ® at 1/12 at 11:15am ET ch. 527
• House of Lies new season premieres 1/13 on Showtime® at 10pm ET ch. 545

• ESPN FULL COURT Free Trials January 14-20 on Channels 720-727
Tune in for the top college action.
• NBA LEAGUE PASS Free Trials January 21-27 on Channels 750-768
NBA basketball season heats up!

Don't they do that ahead of time before they do if any negotiations come up after they publish their magazines?

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Posted 15 December 2012 - 06:58 AM

Looked over the upcoming Satellite DIRECT Magazine issue for January 2013, unfortunately no new HD channels appears in the listings (TWC SN & TWC Deportes HD are also still missing). :(

Free Trials in January:

Catch all the action during the FREE TRIAL of HBO/CINEMAX/SHOWTIME/STARZ, all weekend long,
from January 11-13 Channels 501–558 (I realize this information regarding this trial has been posted in a separate thread here.)
New season, series premier and the best movies!
• Girls new season premieres 1/13 on HBO® at 9pm ET ch. 501
• Banshee new series premieres 1/11 on Cinemax® at 10pm ET ch. 515
• Think Like a Man playing on STARZ® at 1/12 at 11:15am ET ch. 527
• House of Lies new season premieres 1/13 on Showtime® at 10pm ET ch. 545

• ESPN FULL COURT Free Trials January 14-20 on Channels 720-727
Tune in for the top college action.
• NBA LEAGUE PASS Free Trials January 21-27 on Channels 750-768
NBA basketball season heats up!


There's an NBALP freeview this weekend too. Maybe they're trying to make up for the lack of NHL.

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Posted 16 December 2012 - 09:35 AM

With the Showtime upgrade complete, is Starz/Encore still on track or was it delayed?


Uverse access for Starz Play and Encore Play was added earlier this week. Hopefully Directv will follow suit any day now.

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Posted 17 December 2012 - 11:29 AM

"NHK ponders 2016 for U-HDTV" (http://advanced-tele...016-for-u-hdtv/)

If NHK in fact begins 8k test transmissions in 2016 rather than 2020 as originally assumed, query the effect -- if any -- on the timing (and longevity) of 4k broadcasts in the US.

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Posted 17 December 2012 - 01:12 PM

"NHK ponders 2016 for U-HDTV" (http://advanced-tele...016-for-u-hdtv/)

If NHK in fact begins 8k test transmissions in 2016 rather than 2020 as originally assumed, query the effect -- if any -- on the timing (and longevity) of 4k broadcasts in the US.


We should just skip 4k all together.

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Posted 17 December 2012 - 01:24 PM

We should just skip 4k all together.


Why?

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Posted 17 December 2012 - 01:28 PM

We should just skip 4k all together.


I wouldn't skip it, but we really should worry about getting the rest of the SD feeds in HD. 5 years from now when 4k is the norm we can be complaining about how poor the HD quality feeds are to the 4k ones and how DirecTV doesn't care about customers and 4k "basics"!
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Posted 17 December 2012 - 01:44 PM

Why?


8k will be out and running smoother than 4k will be from all directions in such a short time, the life cycle for 4k only won't be that long. I suspect it will be similar to hdtvs without the atsc tuners, only even more expensive. I see no reason for it to be supported in the us. Let other countries play with it and let's use the time to transition all systems off of analogue and sd feeds, which almost all able systems and dtv uses. Get that spectrum cleared up, and by the time that's done, 8k will be ready To go. If you start pushing 4k now then getting rid of that sd stuff on cable and sat will take.longer,because they will only invest so much in so many places at one time.

Just my opinion, but really, 4k displays will be so ridiculously expensive and I think 8 k will come in and have less expensive stuff than any 4k will ever be, and I think that it will happen fast.

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Posted 17 December 2012 - 01:51 PM

Just as that point of reference...there was an 8K HDTV at CES this past January...so it is on the minds of manufacturers.
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Posted 17 December 2012 - 04:11 PM

"NHK ponders 2016 for U-HDTV" (http://advanced-tele...016-for-u-hdtv/)

If NHK in fact begins 8k test transmissions in 2016 rather than 2020 as originally assumed, query the effect -- if any -- on the timing (and longevity) of 4k broadcasts in the US.


There is already a 4k Anticipation thread. This belongs there.

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Posted 17 December 2012 - 05:35 PM

To quote Fred Rogers:

"I like to compare the holiday season with the way a child listens to a favorite story. The pleasure is in the familiar way the story begins, the anticipation of familiar turns it takes, the familiar moments of suspense, and the familiar climax and ending."

Here's to more familiar HD happy endings in 2013...
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Posted 18 December 2012 - 05:37 PM

FYI, DeadlineHollywood has posted estimated top 20 cable channel rankings for 2012. The 2012 List is very similar to 2011's, with no major shakeups. USA is #1.
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Posted 20 December 2012 - 06:45 PM

Not sure if anyone has been following the thread over at AVSFourm, but a few new HD channels have officially launched and are available on some smaller cable systems in the US.

Military Channel HD
Military History Channel HD
Chiller HD
Antenna TV HD


http://www.avsforum....0#post_22701700

EDIT: Military Channel HD is now announced for TWC California in Jan, so its getting even more distribution! :)

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Posted 20 December 2012 - 09:44 PM

Chiller HD??? hmmm, I don't find any sources on the web that indicate that Chiller is available in HD. Not on the ChillerTV website, not on the ever-so-reliable Wikipedia page, etc. This one just doesn't sound right.
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Posted 21 December 2012 - 01:14 AM

Not sure if anyone has been following the thread over at AVSFourm, but a few new HD channels have officially launched and are available on some smaller cable systems in the US.

Military Channel HD
Military History Channel HD
Chiller HD
Antenna TV HD


http://www.avsforum....0#post_22701700

EDIT: Military Channel HD is now announced for TWC California in Jan, so its getting even more distribution! :)


Also, HLN in HD had been around for awhile with Dish!!!

How about it Directv???

Also, H2 needs to be in HD!!! This is moving into 2013!!!
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Posted 21 December 2012 - 10:26 AM

Showtime Anytime is available to DirecTV customers....


Thanks ! I could have sworn I looked for this for my ipad and didn't notice D as a provider. Is this new? In any case, this is great. Thanks !

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Posted 21 December 2012 - 01:48 PM

Hopefully H2 will put its shows on HD on-demand pretty fast, new season of Ancient Aliens starts tonight.




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