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DIRECTV HD Channel Anticipation (Official Q1-13 Thread)


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#1051 OFFLINE   Sandra

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 03:51 PM

They lost a lot of prime content. It wasn't worth keeping where it was apparently.


As I stated, in my opinion they still have a lot of prime content. You made your point, you can move on now.


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#1052 OFFLINE   ep1974

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 03:55 PM

It's been a while since I compared, but it can be looked up online.

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http://www.timewarne...nel-lineup.html


Impressive HD lineup, but Directv is slowly but surely catching up. After this weeks additions, I'd like to see FMCHD and REELZHD.

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 03:56 PM

As I stated, in my opinion they still have a lot of prime content. You made your point, you can move on now.

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You said it boggled your mind. I attempted to unboggle it. The channel obviously wasn't worth keeping where it was going forward. If it is that important to you then you should choose a provider that offers it the way you want or launch your own service provider and you can make those decisions for yourself.
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#1054 OFFLINE   Mike Bertelson

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 03:58 PM

Let's make sure it stays civil people. Discuss the topic and not each other.

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#1055 OFFLINE   Sandra

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 04:00 PM

You said it boggled your mind. I attempted to unboggle it. The channel obviously wasn't worth keeping where it was going forward. If it is that important to you then you should choose a provider that offers it the way you want or launch your own service provider and you can make those decisions for yourself.


As I stated, you made your point and can move on now.

Move on to something you never responded to....if DirecTV is not going carry GolTV the least they can do is remove it from their HD channel lineup on their website, right? Right?

Even YOU can admit that is false advertising by DirecTV. Right?


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Posted 29 January 2013 - 04:35 PM

Meh. One person's major is another person's minor. I consider the Pac-12 Networks extremely major, and also GolTV. DirecTV moving them out of the sports pack to the Spanish programming package, which you need a special Dish for, still boggles my freaking mind.


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Posted 29 January 2013 - 04:35 PM

As I stated, you made your point and can move on now.

Move on to something you never responded to....if DirecTV is not going carry GolTV the least they can do is remove it from their HD channel lineup on their website, right? Right?

Even YOU can admit that is false advertising by DirecTV. Right?


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It's not listed on page used to display the base programming packages: http://www.directv.c...questid=1931721

It's not listed on the paged used to display the Sports Pack offerings: http://www.directv.c...k?lpos=Header:3

The only place it is still listed is here: http://www.directv.c...ogy/hd_channels

That's a page that takes a fair amount of navigation to get to in the first place.

Why DirecTV? -> What DirecTV Offers -> Best in TV Entertainment -> More HD/More Info -> Channel Lineup

That page also doesn't list the channels they added last week. Are you going to claim that is false advertising as well? I'm sure they will update it eventually, but it is not the page people are going to be looking at when choosing a package or determining what channels they will receive.

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 04:37 PM

That page also doesn't list the channels they added last week. Are you going to claim that is false advertising as well? I'm sure they will update it eventually, but it is not the page people are going to be looking at when choosing a package or determining what channels they will receive.


They did miss it and screwed up. They have Time Warner Sportsnet on the list, which was added after GolTV was removed, so they blew it here.
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Posted 29 January 2013 - 04:40 PM

I don't think you need a special dish for GOL. You need a 5-LNB feed. The dish you need depends on if your dish will support that or not. I have lost track of which dishes are which, but when I was having some line of sight issues, they took my 5-LNB off and replaced it with a 3-LNB without changing the dish itself. I had access to some Spanish channels that I do not anymore because my current setup does not see all the standard satellites.


You do need a special dish in the Jersey Shore area. They tried adding the Spanish package for me (and I don't speak Spanish!) but they said I would need a dish upgrade.


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Posted 29 January 2013 - 04:42 PM

That page also doesn't list the channels they added last week. Are you going to claim that is false advertising as well? I'm sure they will update it eventually, but it is not the page people are going to be looking at when choosing a package or determining what channels they will receive.


Too funny!!!


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Posted 29 January 2013 - 04:44 PM

You do need a special dish in the Jersey Shore area. They tried adding the Spanish package for me (and I don't speak Spanish!) but they said I would need a dish upgrade.


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Areas do not matter. DirecTV is the same everywhere. You must have a 3LNB dish only. I wouldn't call it an "upgrade" or a "special" dish. It is just one of many options.

Do you even seen the Gol channel in your guide? [Not that CSRs are ever wrong, but they could be. :) ]
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Posted 29 January 2013 - 04:45 PM

Too funny!!!

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 04:50 PM

I have to admit, I've gotten caught up in several LMN movies over the years that I could not stop watching...........Glad to see that channel in HD.

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 05:04 PM

Okay, lets move on to HD Channel Anticipation and quite the side discussions. If you want to discuss the current state of channel packages start another thread or take it to PM please.

Last warning.

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 05:22 PM

I have to admit, I've gotten caught up in several LMN movies over the years that I could not stop watching...........Glad to see that channel in HD.


Like watching a train wreck, huh?
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Posted 29 January 2013 - 05:27 PM

Like watching a train wreck, huh?


There are some decent flicks mixed in with the shlock...

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 06:14 PM

There are some decent flicks mixed in with the shlock...


You are a far more patient man than I.
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Posted 29 January 2013 - 06:49 PM

I haven't been keeping track of this thread, but what are the channels coming this Thursday/Friday?

IFC, H2 and HLN?

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 07:10 PM

I haven't been keeping track of this thread, but what are the channels coming this Thursday/Friday?

IFC, H2 and HLN?


Plus cooking and encore action.
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Posted 29 January 2013 - 08:57 PM

I hope it doesn't go another 6 months either, but my statement was in reference to the fact that we have been told more is to come in the 3Q. If we get more prior to that, that's a cherry on top.


To be honest though, outside of The CW DNS feeds, there's nothing I'm in any rush to get in HD, and since I'm not expecting them anytime soon, it really doesn't matter to me when the next expansion is (at this time)... just that they keep coming. :)


I would hope that FUSE HD and WE HD come fairly quickly after IFC HD is on the system. My rational is because the owner, AMC NETWORKS usually bundles AMC HD, IFC HD, WE HD and FUSE HD as a package. Having 2 out of the 4 tells me that at least some kind of deal was done, or at least people at DIRECTV were talking to AMC NETWORKS.

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 09:45 PM

I found this on my DirecTV recent activity.

01/24/2013 XXXXXXXXXXXX ENCORE Themes HD - Charge $0.00

I guess they expected Encore action to launch last week. Atleast I known my access cards have authorization when launched.

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 10:56 PM

It would be interesting to see the % of new DirecTV customers that are signing up and getting DVRs, vs those choosing regular receivers.

While DIRECTV offers details about their Latin American hardware configuration statistics, in the US, they glob all DVRs and HD receivers together. That number for the last reported quarter (2012 Q3) was 90% Advanced Products. You would have to somehow ferret out how many of SD DVRs there were but in a decidedly Applesque move, they've not been in the habit of giving the information up.

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Posted 30 January 2013 - 12:39 AM

I haven't checked anything On Demand in over a week. Anything new there?

(Last one was Sportsman Channel having some HD content.)

Nope, I checked them all yesterday evening. Sportsman Channel has around 12 programs in HD now, last time I checked there was around 25 (Others most likely expired).

List of networks with HD VOD content available on DIRECTV  DIRECTV Customer Service Live Online Chat (available from 7am-12:30am ET)  DIRECTV Regional Sports Network (RSN) fee lookup tool (zip code required)

DIRECTV Premium Channel Pricing: 1=$13.99 ($17.99 for HBO) | 2=$25.99 ($30.99 with HBO) | 3=$36.99 ($41.99 with HBO) | 4=$45.99 ($50.99 with HBO) | All 5=$57.99 per month

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Posted 30 January 2013 - 12:39 AM

I found this on my DirecTV recent activity.

01/24/2013 XXXXXXXXXXXX ENCORE Themes HD - Charge $0.00

I guess they expected Encore action to launch last week. Atleast I known my access cards have authorization when launched.


I received it on 1/19.

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?


It's nothing, rather an authorization code to prepare for the Encore HD creation.


List of networks with HD VOD content available on DIRECTV  DIRECTV Customer Service Live Online Chat (available from 7am-12:30am ET)  DIRECTV Regional Sports Network (RSN) fee lookup tool (zip code required)

DIRECTV Premium Channel Pricing: 1=$13.99 ($17.99 for HBO) | 2=$25.99 ($30.99 with HBO) | 3=$36.99 ($41.99 with HBO) | 4=$45.99 ($50.99 with HBO) | All 5=$57.99 per month

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Posted 30 January 2013 - 12:47 AM

I'd like to see FMCHD and REELZHD.


Reelz HD is probably a good possibility for Q3 since we already have the HD VOD. (LMN, TV Land, H2, Cooking Channel launched HD VOD content before the linear HD was added)

The other Viacom owned ones (LOGO HD & MTV2 HD) that already have HD VOD are also good possibilities for Q3; since TeenNick and VH1 Classic offer content in HD VOD we could possibly see Viacom launch there linear HD channels later this year.

DirecTV & Starz Entertainment renewed distribution rights in April 2012, in the PR it stated DirecTV was enabled to launch MoviePlex, IndiePlex & RetroPlex and the related MOVIEPLEX ON DEMAND and MOVIEPLEX ONLINE service on DIRECTV Everywhere. Thus far they have added the authentication with Starz & Encore Play. Link to Press Release. These are yet even more possibilities that we could see.

Edited by coolman302003, 31 January 2013 - 08:09 PM.

List of networks with HD VOD content available on DIRECTV  DIRECTV Customer Service Live Online Chat (available from 7am-12:30am ET)  DIRECTV Regional Sports Network (RSN) fee lookup tool (zip code required)

DIRECTV Premium Channel Pricing: 1=$13.99 ($17.99 for HBO) | 2=$25.99 ($30.99 with HBO) | 3=$36.99 ($41.99 with HBO) | 4=$45.99 ($50.99 with HBO) | All 5=$57.99 per month

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