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NewsMix Channel 352 - No More


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#1 OFFLINE   SomeRandomIdiot

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 08:10 AM

:mad:

For the News Junkie or those trading stock during the day this was a must and a key reason for subbing to Directv!

And their explanation shows no concept of the viewers. People using NewsMix are not going to switch to Disney Jr or a Sports Channel.

www.directv.com/newsmix

#2 OFFLINE   MysteryMan

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 08:13 AM

All good things come to an end.

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#3 OFFLINE   RAD

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 08:21 AM

Those channels are already up so why take down 352?

Frankly, I stopped using it, the SD PQ is horrible, maybe more people would use it if it was in HD?

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#4 OFFLINE   JoeTheDragon

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 09:28 AM

Those channels are already up so why take down 352?

Frankly, I stopped using it, the SD PQ is horrible, maybe more people would use it if it was in HD?


need the bandwidth??

Directv is very low on SD slots.

Now what about adding NBA LP mix and NHL CI mix?

Will sports mix be dropped soon?
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#5 OFFLINE   TMan

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 09:42 AM

What about 102? Wasn't that exactly the same as 352 or did it have different channels in it?

I never understood why they seemed to duplicate this, unless I'm too dense to notice what was different. :D

There is still a page that mentions them together: http://www.directv.c...assetId=1200065
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#6 OFFLINE   RAD

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 09:42 AM

need the bandwidth??

Directv is very low on SD slots.


I could see if the 'new' channels that they listed hadn't gone live yet but they've been up for awhile now, Disney Jr's been up for months.

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 10:15 AM

Now what about adding NBA LP mix and NHL CI mix?


There would be nothing to show on the NHL CI mix :nono:

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 10:33 AM

I never used it, and not sad about it going... but im not seeing their logic here... Those channels they listed have been up for a while. Not sure what Disney Jr, Bein Sports, and TWC SportsNet have to do with the newsmix channel.

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 10:47 AM

I'm very very dissapointed in directv for doing this. One of my selling points to my wife into going back to directv was the news mix channel which we used quite often when we had directv, now i have to find something else to convince her to come back, for me the nba league pass and being able to get all the celtics home and away games with the celtics in HD with the celtics announcers is a BIG reason why i want to come back. my wife is a news junkie and really loved the news mix channels ,BIG MISTAKE DIRECTV!!!:mad:

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 12:25 PM

What about 102? Wasn't that exactly the same as 352 or did it have different channels in it?

I never understood why they seemed to duplicate this, unless I'm too dense to notice what was different. :D

There is still a page that mentions them together: http://www.directv.c...assetId=1200065


102 says news mix is no longer available.
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Posted 27 November 2012 - 12:39 PM

I won't miss it. I do a lot of surfing among news channels, but the switching of audio on the mix channels is so sluggish that I get impatient. May as well just change channels.
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Posted 27 November 2012 - 12:42 PM

I am not a happy camper.:mad:

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 12:44 PM

102 says news mix is no longer available.


Yeah ...

Because one was just a remap of the other.

It was the same former SD satellite signal for both ch. 102 and 352. TPN 15 at 101 (the D8 bird).

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 06:30 PM

At least they didn't replace it with more shopping channels!

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 06:56 PM

At least they didn't replace it with more shopping channels!


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Posted 27 November 2012 - 07:11 PM

Shopping Mix! Now that is a channel I could get in to...hunting and killing.

I use a custom guide list so I only see the channels I want to see. What I really want is a way to reorganize them into my own groupings. I hate CNN is not with the other new channels and Smithsonian is not with the Discovery type channels.

DirecTV really needs to get their act together when it comes to channel groupings. There are so many single channels just littered across the guide nowhere near like channels.

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 08:19 PM

Shopping Mix! Now that is a channel I could get in to...hunting and killing.

I use a custom guide list so I only see the channels I want to see. What I really want is a way to reorganize them into my own groupings. I hate CNN is not with the other new channels and Smithsonian is not with the Discovery type channels.

DirecTV really needs to get their act together when it comes to channel groupings. There are so many single channels just littered across the guide nowhere near like channels.


In comparison to Charter, my old TV service, DirecTV has great groupings. They had an absolute mess of a lineup. I don't miss that at all.

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 08:31 PM

I used News Mix whenever a big news event occurred.

Now I got redo Quicktune back to News Channels.

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 08:46 PM

Shopping Mix! Now that is a channel I could get in to...hunting and killing.

I use a custom guide list so I only see the channels I want to see. What I really want is a way to reorganize them into my own groupings. I hate CNN is not with the other new channels and Smithsonian is not with the Discovery type channels.

DirecTV really needs to get their act together when it comes to channel groupings. There are so many single channels just littered across the guide nowhere near like channels.


Really hard to do. What is TNT? A movie channel? A rerun channel? A sports channel?

Where do you put TLC? Education or entertainment.

The groupings are pretty logical. You got examples where they are not?
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Posted 27 November 2012 - 11:19 PM

I could see if the 'new' channels that they listed hadn't gone live yet but they've been up for awhile now, Disney Jr's been up for months.


Remember they also took down the 4 SD Nascar Hotpass channels which are HD only now.

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 12:33 AM

Where do you put TLC? Education or entertainment.


When was the last time you saw educational programming on TLC? And, no, "Extreme Cougar Wives" doesn't count. ;)
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Posted 28 November 2012 - 03:45 AM

Shopping Mix! Now that is a channel I could get in to...hunting and killing.

I use a custom guide list so I only see the channels I want to see. What I really want is a way to reorganize them into my own groupings. I hate CNN is not with the other new channels and Smithsonian is not with the Discovery type channels.

DirecTV really needs to get their act together when it comes to channel groupings. There are so many single channels just littered across the guide nowhere near like channels.


While I agree that CNN and HLN should be grouped with the other news channels Smithsonian is part of HD Extra Pack and is properly grouped with the other channels that come with that package. Other than CNN and HLN DirecTV has done a excellent job with channel grouping.

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 07:26 AM

When was the last time you saw educational programming on TLC? And, no, "Extreme Cougar Wives" doesn't count. ;)


My point. Channels change format. Do you move them? Sometimes the change is gradual or mixed like the History channel.
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Posted 28 November 2012 - 08:19 AM

I can not begin to express how upset I am about the News Mix channel being discontinued.

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 08:20 AM

Seems that a lot of people of pretty upset doing a Google search.




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