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DIRECTV HD Channel Anticipation (Official Q1-13 Thread)


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#941 OFFLINE   fleckrj

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 06:26 AM

I know there are some Western feeds aren't in HD, so if some of those were added would be great.

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I see little point in having western feeds in HD until everything is in HD at least once. You can always record the eastern feed and watch it at a time that is convenient for you. If there is a choice between adding something in HD that is currently only in SD versus adding a time-shifted version of something that is already available in HD, I will always be in favor of adding the new content.

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#942 OFFLINE   MysteryMan

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 06:33 AM

I see little point in having western feeds in HD until everything is in HD at least once. You can always record the eastern feed and watch it at a time that is convenient for you. If there is a choice between adding something in HD that is currently only in SD versus adding a time-shifted version of something that is already available in HD, I will always be in favor of adding the new content.


You're assuming everyone who subscribes to DirecTV has a DVR. That's not the case.

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 06:37 AM

Spot beam western HD feeds in the Western 2 timezones then? Or IPTV them over Cinema Connection Kit?

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#944 OFFLINE   JoeTheDragon

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 08:09 AM

That's a good one!

In tune with the point of this thread . . .

If I was to guess "Up to 20," though I'm not seriously figuring as much in 2013, perhaps TV One HD would make the cut.


Up to 5
204 Headline News HD
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232 Cooking Channel HD
• Test mode 01.11.2013 •
253 Lifetime Movie Network HD
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271 H2 HD
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304 TV Land HD
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Up to 8
285 Investigation Discovery HD
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541 Encore Action HD
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559 Independent Film Channel HD
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540 Encore Drama HD
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Up to 15
235 Style Network HD
294 The Hub HD
333 MTV2 HD
5xx IndiePlex HD
5xx RetroPlex HD


Up to 20
233 GSN HD
260 We TV HD
328 TV One HD
339 Fuse HD
6xx Pac-12 Network HD

I would remove the sports channels from that list as they are different contract wise.

Also put chiller HD into the list
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Posted 28 January 2013 - 08:11 AM

Also put chiller HD into the list


There is no such channel.
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Posted 28 January 2013 - 08:51 AM

Really looking forward to Universal Sports HD. Is that available in HD anywhere, though, or are we just wishfully hoping? With the Winter Olympics next year I'm sure they'll have some curling leading up to the Games. This is probably the only way for me to catch any non-Olympic curling.

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 08:58 AM

You're assuming everyone who subscribes to DirecTV has a DVR. That's not the case.


No, I just assume that anyone who cares enough about whether a channel is HD or SD will have a DVR.

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 09:50 AM

No, I just assume that anyone who cares enough about whether a channel is HD or SD will have a DVR.


Wrong again. There's a sizable amount of DirecTV customers who care about HD but do not have a DVR.

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 09:58 AM

There is no such channel.


Found this which is dated Jan 13th, 2007 at 3:33 PM

http://www.engadget....horror-channel/

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 10:02 AM

Wrong again. There's a sizable amount of DirecTV customers who care about HD but do not have a DVR.


I suppose then the question is, what is sizable? I suspect there is a much higher percentage of dvr owners in the hd base than the sd. Maybe someone has some actual numbers to post.

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 10:09 AM

I suppose then the question is, what is sizable? I suspect there is a much higher percentage of dvr owners in the hd base than the sd. Maybe someone has some actual numbers to post.


That someone would be Satelliteracer or my friend sigma1914.

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 10:11 AM

I suppose then the question is, what is sizable? I suspect there is a much higher percentage of dvr owners in the hd base than the sd. Maybe someone has some actual numbers to post.


http://tvbythenumber...-viewers/86819/

DVR penetration increased by about 4% in the last year on an absolute basis (11% on a relative basis) rising from 35.7% of TV households with DVRs in February 2010 to 39.7% in February 2011 according to Nielsen data via Turner's research department. The percentage of viewers reached in those DVR homes rose from 38.5% in February 2010 to 42.2% in 2011.


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Posted 28 January 2013 - 10:14 AM

Found this which is dated Jan 13th, 2007 at 3:33 PM

http://www.engadget....horror-channel/


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Posted 28 January 2013 - 10:28 AM

http://tvbythenumber...-viewers/86819/


Interesting numbers but I wonder if DBS customers aren't a bit more advanced, given the technology and that the numbers cited include non-satellite, non-cable households.

We are, after all, talking in the context of DirecTV and DirecTV only.
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Posted 28 January 2013 - 10:32 AM

Interesting numbers but I wonder if DBS customers aren't a bit more advanced, given the technology and that the numbers cited include non-satellite, non-cable households.

We are, after all, talking in the context of DirecTV and DirecTV only.


Yes, these numbers are for the "unwashed masses". ;) We, of course, are much more advanced. I suspect the % are much higher for Directv customers. Also, it doesn't point to how many hd vs sd customers have a dvr, the real question.

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 10:36 AM

Yes, these numbers are for the "unwashed masses". ;) We, of course, are much more advanced. I suspect the % are much higher for Directv customers. Also, it doesn't point to how many hd vs sd customers have a dvr, the real question.

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

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 10:39 AM

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


New customers? Aren't all the deals for new customers steering them toward DVRs?

My sister is the only member of the family that does not have a DVR. She does have HD (not DirecTV; she is fios). I never understood that logic. She is not a huge TV watcher but she does like specific shows she watches almost every day.
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Posted 28 January 2013 - 10:53 AM

My sister is the only member of the family that does not have a DVR. She does have HD (not DirecTV; she is fios). I never understood that logic. She is not a huge TV watcher but she does like specific shows she watches almost every day.[/QUOTE]

I know people like that and they tell me its just that they do not want to pay for thr DVR fee.

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 11:03 AM

Interesting numbers but I wonder if DBS customers aren't a bit more advanced, given the technology and that the numbers cited include non-satellite, non-cable households.

We are, after all, talking in the context of DirecTV and DirecTV only.


And more specifically, DirecTV customers who subscribe to HD. Those who only subscribes to SD would not care whether the West Coast feed was in SD or HD. The real question is what percentage of DirecTV customers subscribe to HD but do not have a DVR. I believe that number is shrinking by the day.

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 11:05 AM

[quote name='PCampbell']My sister is the only member of the family that does not have a DVR. She does have HD (not DirecTV; she is fios). I never understood that logic. She is not a huge TV watcher but she does like specific shows she watches almost every day.[/QUOTE]

I know people like that and they tell me its just that they do not want to pay for thr DVR fee.[/QUOTE]

She doesn't really care about that. She didn't think of it when she signed up and just hasn't made arrangements to get one.
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