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DIRECTV HD Channel Anticipation (Official Q4-12 Thread)


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#151 OFFLINE   studechip

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 03:01 PM

It's already a standard feature on most displays, not just those that are considered high-end.


Not exactly a scientific study, but on PCRichard website, they have 61 out of 143 3d televisions. On Bestbuy, there are 117 out of 507. That's not most.

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 03:06 PM

Not exactly a scientific study, but on PCRichard website, they have 61 out of 143 3d televisions. On Bestbuy, there are 117 out of 507. That's not most.


I don't count the Insignia's and Vizio's of the world. Might as well save your money for a real display. :)
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Posted 06 October 2012 - 03:13 PM

I don't count the Insignia's and Vizio's of the world. Might as well save your money for a real display. :)


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?

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 04:00 PM

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 should have been more clear: Unless you are buying a budget display, they are mostly 3D.

Unless it is a Panasonic ST/GT/VT 50 series, Samsung E7000/E8000 plasma, or Sharp Elite...it's second rate. Even the best Vizio is pretty far down the list.
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Posted 06 October 2012 - 08:33 PM

I should have been more clear: Unless you are buying a budget display, they are mostly 3D.

Unless it is a Panasonic ST/GT/VT 50 series, Samsung E7000/E8000 plasma, or Sharp Elite...it's second rate. Even the best Vizio is pretty far down the list.


So anything other than the models you mentioned are second rate? Hear that zooming sound? It's your credibility flying out the window!

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 09:45 PM

So anything other than the models you mentioned are second rate? Hear that zooming sound? It's your credibility flying out the window!


Yes. That's right. Every single model besides the ones I mentioned falls way behind. Others might be adequate. Anyway...off topic for this thread.

Edited by Hoosier205, 06 October 2012 - 11:39 PM.

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Posted 07 October 2012 - 05:27 AM

I thought this was the "DIRECTV HD Channel Anticipation" thread.
I must be in the "High Definition Displays" thread. :shrug:

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Posted 07 October 2012 - 07:08 AM

But Driverless Vehicles are here.


They've been around for years here in SoCal. I can tell because the people behind the wheel are talking on the phone, texting, eating, putting on makeup, or even reading something.

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Posted 07 October 2012 - 07:36 AM

Back to topic.

My take is that we have most of what we'll see for a while on HD channels.

There will be another new one here and there, most likely tied to content provider contract renewals where those kinds of details come up most often.

The other variable will be when the next sat goes up. That unit will act primarily as the last cog on a solid fleet and good bandwidth. It also allows one other older sat to go out of commission.

All in all - new channels will likely appear 1 - 3 here and there, and perhaps a few may even go by the wayside. The main driver at this point is probably content provider pricing and corresponding contract renewals.
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Posted 07 October 2012 - 09:52 AM

3D will probably get a boost when the glassless 3Dtvs and 4kHDTVs come out. Right now the format is stuck in limbo. One of the main reasons 3DTV has not caught on is the very expensive and bulky glasses, but it might change peoples minds and "i would give it a try" if i did not have to buy and wear the specs.

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Posted 07 October 2012 - 10:03 AM

3D will probably get a boost when the glassless 3Dtvs and 4kHDTVs come out. Right now the format is stuck in limbo. One of the main reasons 3DTV has not caught on is the very expensive and bulky glasses, but it might change peoples minds and "i would give it a try" if i did not have to buy and wear the specs.


My 2012 Panasonic glasses are light as a feather and only cost me $40.
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Posted 07 October 2012 - 10:04 AM

I'm hoping for H2 to be in HD. Love History HD, would love more.

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Posted 07 October 2012 - 10:18 AM

I'm hoping for H2 to be in HD. Love History HD, would love more.



Agree! :righton:

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Posted 07 October 2012 - 11:00 AM

I still want C-SPAN in HD.

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Posted 07 October 2012 - 11:47 AM

I should have been more clear: Unless you are buying a budget display, they are mostly 3D.

Unless it is a Panasonic ST/GT/VT 50 series, Samsung E7000/E8000 plasma, or Sharp Elite...it's second rate. Even the best Vizio is pretty far down the list.


Here's a cookie. You win.. We all lose because you are always right. We should all quit posting and let the forum be you talking to yourself.

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Posted 07 October 2012 - 12:03 PM

Here's a cookie. You win.. We all lose because you are always right. We should all quit posting and let the forum be you talking to yourself.


Thanks.
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Posted 07 October 2012 - 12:52 PM

Here's a cookie. You win.. We all lose because you are always right. We should all quit posting and let the forum be you talking to yourself.


Somehow this comes to mind: http://en.wikipedia....Troll_(Internet)

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Posted 07 October 2012 - 01:46 PM

Actually, I'm good with HD. Canadian HD hockey feeds is all I would like to see being an Edmonton Oilers fan... We did get one SportsNetWest feed last season and one is better then none. None is how much NHL we are seeing now unfortunately.

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Posted 07 October 2012 - 03:54 PM

They've been around for years here in SoCal. I can tell because the people behind the wheel are talking on the phone, texting, eating, putting on makeup, or even reading something.


Well, when the hell are we SUPPOSED to do that?!?

FAITH: I find the lack of it disturbing.

 


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Posted 07 October 2012 - 05:45 PM

Well, when the hell are we SUPPOSED to do that?!?


I would have expected a Sith Lord to ONLY travel that way.... unless he was bored or something... ;)


Regardless, it's pretty standard in South Georgia... so I would have assumed it was nationwide by now... ;)

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Posted 08 October 2012 - 07:37 AM

3D will probably get a boost when the glassless 3Dtvs and 4kHDTVs come out. Right now the format is stuck in limbo. One of the main reasons 3DTV has not caught on is the very expensive and bulky glasses, but it might change peoples minds and "i would give it a try" if i did not have to buy and wear the specs.


The passive glasses are light and cheap, they're the same as the ones you get when you go to see a 3D movie in the theater. In fact you can bring those home and use them. You can even walk around the house while you're wearing them.

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Posted 08 October 2012 - 08:15 AM

One of my 3D TV's is a Samsung which uses Blue Tooth to keep the glasses and TV in sync. I have no problems walking around the floor that the TV's on and losing sync. And the old argument of glasses costing too much is getting a bit stale. BestBuy for example has Samsung 3D glasses for $19.99 and they are lighter then the sun glasses I use when outside.

Yes, glasses 3D will be nice, when it can match the quality that you can get now with the active or passive glass wear. But I'm enjoying 3D now and not having to wait for something that's a few years or more down the road.

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Posted 08 October 2012 - 09:22 AM

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Bring it on DIRECTV!

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Posted 08 October 2012 - 09:50 AM

One of my 3D TV's is a Samsung which uses Blue Tooth to keep the glasses and TV in sync. I have no problems walking around the floor that the TV's on and losing sync. And the old argument of glasses costing too much is getting a bit stale. BestBuy for example has Samsung 3D glasses for $19.99 and they are lighter then the sun glasses I use when outside.

Yes, glasses 3D will be nice, when it can match the quality that you can get now with the active or passive glass wear. But I'm enjoying 3D now and not having to wait for something that's a few years or more down the road.


That's all well and good. I still have my first HD TV set, a Toshiba, that I bought in the late 1990's. It cost my $3700.00, for a 34" CRT. No digital tuner for OTA and had component video outs. I've bought 7 more HD sets since. I've got a 22" that cost me $89.00. I feel like a chump, for paying all of that money out, in the late 90's. Of course, I can say the same thing, that I enjoyed it, before anyone else did. At least I could receive HBO and ESPN. It's hard to swallow, years later, once technology moves forward and you get HDMI outputs and 1080p picture quality. At least there's over 100 channels of HD programming that I can still use on my old Toshiba. I have to wonder if there will be any more content, then there already is for 3D, going forward. I still look at my DVD-A, SACD and HD DVD equipment that sits dormant in my closet. It does get maddening.

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Posted 08 October 2012 - 09:57 AM

That's all well and good. I still have my first HD TV set, a Toshiba, that I bought in the late 1990's. It cost my $3700.00, for a 34" CRT. No digital tuner for OTA and had component video outs. I've bought 7 more HD sets since. I've got a 22" that cost me $89.00. I feel like a chump, for paying all of that money out, in the late 90's. Of course, I can say the same thing, that I enjoyed it, before anyone else did. At least I could receive HBO and ESPN. It's hard to swallow, years later, once technology moves forward and you get HDMI outputs and 1080p picture quality. At least there's over 100 channels of HD programming that I can still use on my old Toshiba. I have to wonder if there will be any more content, then there already is for 3D, going forward. I still look at my DVD-A, SACD and HD DVD equipment that sits dormant in my closet. It does get maddening.


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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