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#1 OFFLINE   mcbeevee

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Posted 10 October 2012 - 04:10 PM

Directv music channel 815 (Holidays & Happenings) started playing Halloween music today. To receive this channel, you need the Choice Ultimate or Premier package, and access to the 119 satellite.

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#2 OFFLINE   dpeters11

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Posted 10 October 2012 - 06:01 PM

I wonder if they'll move it like they do at Christmas for those without access to 119. Guess they move it to lower packages at that point, never knew it required one that high.

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Posted 12 October 2012 - 06:49 PM

They only move "Holidays and Happenings" to the 101 and lower packages than "ultimate" for Christmas music due to endless complaining by subscribers. Actually, they don't "move" it-they replace another music channel that already IS on the 101 and in lower packages. (Last year I seem to recall it was the 40's channel)

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Posted 12 October 2012 - 09:03 PM

Yeah, Channel 801. Although 815 starts playing Christmas music on 11/1, it doesn't replace 801 until around Thanksgiving. Consequentially, 801 is pulled on 12/26 while 815 still plays Christmas music well into January. And thankfully, DirecTV blackmailed me into getting a higher package for the channel cable customers get included.

I do still want to hear the Piano channel, but I'm not getting the top package just for three more music channels...

#5 OFFLINE   Cyber36

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Posted 15 October 2012 - 09:56 AM

What exactly is Halloween music anyways? Vinnie Price hammerin away on some old pipe organ??

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Posted 15 October 2012 - 10:18 AM

What exactly is Halloween music anyways? Vinnie Price hammerin away on some old pipe organ??


Michael Jackson's "Thriller", Bobby "Boris" Pickett's "Monster Mash", come to mind immediately.

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Posted 15 October 2012 - 12:53 PM

It appears that DirecTV is the only provider that tiers their music channels.

FiOS gives everybody all the Music Choice channels. So does Comcast. Dish used to, but I haven't watched a Dish receiver lately.

These channels are a low-cost extra provided by the carrier and I can't figure out why DirecTV limits some of them to certain tiers.
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Posted 15 October 2012 - 12:54 PM

Michael Jackson's "Thriller", Bobby "Boris" Pickett's "Monster Mash", come to mind immediately.


Don't forget "Monster Holiday" by Buck Owens

You could also include, with a little bit of a stretch; purple people eater, teen angel, etc

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Posted 15 October 2012 - 01:28 PM

It appears that DirecTV is the only provider that tiers their music channels.

FiOS gives everybody all the Music Choice channels. So does Comcast. Dish used to, but I haven't watched a Dish receiver lately.

These channels are a low-cost extra provided by the carrier and I can't figure out why DirecTV limits some of them to certain tiers.


Obviously to draw people to those tiers.

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Posted 16 October 2012 - 08:46 AM

What exactly is Halloween music anyways? Vinnie Price hammerin away on some old pipe organ??

Halloween music includes the usual suspects like Monster Mash, Thriller, and Purple People Eater, along with theme songs from tv shows (Addams Family, Munsters, X-Files) and movies (Halloween, Rocky Horror, Ghostbusters). Also, any song with a Halloween-related title like Witchy Woman (Eagles), Monster (Lady Gaga), Devil in my Car (B-52's), Dead Man's Party (Oingo Boingo), Eye (Smashing Pumpkins), etc.

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Posted 18 October 2012 - 02:40 PM

As a premiere subscriber, I'm not getting the channel. channel 815, right?

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Posted 18 October 2012 - 03:34 PM

As a premiere subscriber, I'm not getting the channel. channel 815, right?


I don't get it, as I can't receive the sat. it's on. Yes, 815.
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Posted 18 October 2012 - 03:43 PM

Premier sub here. Just checked. Channel 815 is working.

Edited by MysteryMan, 18 October 2012 - 03:49 PM.

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Posted 18 October 2012 - 05:20 PM

Yep;

Its on the 119w satellite Ku band, or DIRECTV 7S

Network ID|CH. Type|CH.#|TPN|Satellite|Long.|Description
3|SonicTap|815|30|D7S|119W|"Holidays & Happenings"-- The perfect sounds for holiday celebrations, including St. Patrick's Day, Cinco de Mayo, the Fourth of July, Halloween, Christmas and more.


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Posted 19 October 2012 - 07:03 PM

Dish used to, but I haven't watched a Dish receiver lately.


Since DISH did move ALL the SXM channels down to AT120, the ONLY music they now tier, are the 18 (mono) music channels that come in AT250 - which is NOT a big loss anyway.

Agree with you otherwise, & yes it IS very stupid D* didn't simply move a pretty "common" channel to the 101 bird & include it in ALL tiers - considering all cable companies that provide DMX, DO carry H&H in even their limited 30+ channel offerings. :rolleyes: :P

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Posted 28 October 2012 - 06:06 AM

I called yesterday to find out about channel 815. Wanted some theme music since trick or treat was going on. After being transferred to technical support, the woman told me the channel was inactive and that's why I could not get it.

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Posted 28 October 2012 - 07:27 AM

I called yesterday to find out about channel 815. Wanted some theme music since trick or treat was going on. After being transferred to technical support, the woman told me the channel was inactive and that's why I could not get it.


Do you have a three LNB dish or a five LNB dish? I believe the channel is on the 119 sat which you will need a five LNB dish to receive the channel.
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Posted 28 October 2012 - 07:31 AM

I called yesterday to find out about channel 815. Wanted some theme music since trick or treat was going on. After being transferred to technical support, the woman told me the channel was inactive and that's why I could not get it.


That's bullsh*t. Channel 815 is and has been up and running.

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Posted 28 October 2012 - 07:52 AM

Do you have a three LNB dish or a five LNB dish? I believe the channel is on the 119 sat which you will need a five LNB dish to receive the channel.


Right. They generally don't move it until the day after Thanksgiving.

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Posted 28 October 2012 - 11:58 AM

What exactly is Halloween music anyways? Vinnie Price hammerin away on some old pipe organ??


Halloween music seriously?

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