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DIRECTV HD Channel Anticipation (Official Q1-13 Thread)


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#526 OFFLINE   TomK

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 08:19 AM

Anything longer than a week for channels to be in 'test' mode seems like a long time. What is the longest a channel has been in test?

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#527 OFFLINE   gpg

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 08:29 AM

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 08:30 AM

Anything longer than a week for channels to be in 'test' mode seems like a long time. What is the longest a channel has been in test?

We've seen days, a week, and several weeks.

It could be testing, remember all of these channels are on the same two transponders, that appear to both have just been upgraded with the new encoders. Remember they freed up several D10 transponders recently, totally emptied them, for what now looks like obvious reasons.

It could be contracts, specific roll-out plan.

It could be marketing, specific dates for a reason.

Or a combination.

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#529 OFFLINE   paulman182

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 08:35 AM

Apparently you haven't heard of Robin Meade.


There are lots of attractive women on lots of HD channels doing lots more interesting things than she does.

Equipment includes a buncha stuff that I no longer have interest in detailing


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Posted 18 January 2013 - 08:49 AM

The big stuff is on the news in HD. And one event next year is not worth an HD channel IMHO.


You're set for HD, others want Fuse or QVC, I want NASA, Military/Military History and full time FSN. It's all valid.


I agree with dpeters. To me, HLN is a waste of space and QVC would be even worse, but I understand that there are many who want those channels. Universal Sports is my biggest want, but I would also rather see NASA and the Military Channel than HLN, Fuse, or QVC.

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 08:55 AM

I fixed your mistakes on this one. Apparently you haven't heard of Robin Meade.

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unless she is somewhere in the channel range of 584-599 i stand by what i said about Headline News..pfft

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 09:07 AM

Patience.


Are you kidding Sixto? We are like kids in a candy store when new HD channel additions are announced! Lol!

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 09:08 AM

Are you kidding Sixto? We are like kids in a candy store when new HD channel additions are announced! Lol!

Thanks for all the info Sixto & SatRacer.

Yep, exciting time, good stuff coming.
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Posted 18 January 2013 - 09:54 AM

I fixed your mistakes on this one. Apparently you haven't heard of Robin Meade.

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Ah Beautiful Face, Nice Cleavage and She is Sweet and Sings Like A Bird so What's Not To Like!!! :D

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 10:56 AM

If I remember right, Satellite racer said the AGE of Aquarius. Aquarius is normally January 20th through February 18th.
So, according to the hint, we should expect the channels anywhere in that time period.

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 12:11 PM

Aquarius is also the eleventh sign of the zodiac
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Posted 18 January 2013 - 01:00 PM

Aquarius is also the eleventh sign of the zodiac
11 potential HD additions?


Okay, let's not go to our Minister Farrakhan numerologist places here. . . .
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Posted 18 January 2013 - 01:40 PM

Okay, let's not go to our Minister Farrakhan numerologist places here. . . .


Just another interpretation regarding SR clue. One mans apple is another mans banana!
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Posted 18 January 2013 - 01:49 PM

If I remember right, Satellite racer said the AGE of Aquarius. Aquarius is normally January 20th through February 18th.
So, according to the hint, we should expect the channels anywhere in that time period.



actually, he didn't say anything. he posted the water sign which is the symbol for aquarius.

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 02:18 PM

I want everyone to get all the HD they want. Back in the day I wanted NASA and when I got it and saw how little it had on thet I would watch I guess I was a bit dissapointed and now do not have it in my favorites

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 02:34 PM

I want everyone to get all the HD they want. Back in the day I wanted NASA and when I got it and saw how little it had on thet I would watch I guess I was a bit dissapointed and now do not have it in my favorites


i had nasa hd when i had cable. it isn't a channel i would miss.

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 03:23 PM

If I remember right, Satellite racer said the AGE of Aquarius. Aquarius is normally January 20th through February 18th.
So, according to the hint, we should expect the channels anywhere in that time period.


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Posted 18 January 2013 - 05:42 PM

Whatever day the new channels start to arrive is fine by me. I am patient, I have been and will continue to be. It's obvious the new channel additions are being added when the new price increases take effect, seems to be a good strategy on Directv's part. But hey, adding the channels sooner is better than later.

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 06:17 PM

Whatever day the new channels start to arrive is fine by me. I am patient, I have been and will continue to be. It's obvious the new channel additions are being added when the new price increases take effect, seems to be a good strategy on Directv's part. But hey, adding the channels sooner is better than later.


Most reasonable poster here. I have to agree 100%!
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Posted 18 January 2013 - 06:43 PM

Whatever day the new channels start to arrive is fine by me. I am patient, I have been and will continue to be. It's obvious the new channel additions are being added when the new price increases take effect, seems to be a good strategy on Directv's part. But hey, adding the channels sooner is better than later.


They should raise their prices more often! Lol

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 07:02 PM

Most reasonable poster here. I have to agree 100%!


I agree too. I love the anticipation often better than the channels but it is all fun. They get here when they get here.
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Posted 18 January 2013 - 08:55 PM

They should raise their prices more often! Lol


Don't get too crazy!

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 09:22 PM

Actually, I said Aquarius but nothing about the beginning of it.


No but the beginning of the period that is known as Aquarius is a known fact.

Lets ask a different question.... How many channels will launch next week? Revealing that can't really hurt anything, right?

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 09:24 PM

I fixed your mistakes on this one. Apparently you haven't heard of Robin Meade.


I have heard of her. But a pretty girl is only half if it. If she doesn't have anything good to say, I'll just switch to a hot chick who does have something I'd like to hear
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Posted 19 January 2013 - 04:27 AM

Is anyone else that subscribes to Starz/Encore Package seeing this line item under Recent Activity? I didn't add/remove anything nor did I make any changes.

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Perhaps it has something to do with the preparation/authorization for Encore Action HD?

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