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DIRECTV HD Channel Anticipation (Official Q1-13 Thread)


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#961 OFFLINE   Alan Gordon

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 11:06 AM

I use the favorites list religiously. I have it named Big Sexy which was a little embarrassing when the tech showed up on a service call. :blush:


I was going to have Siri call me "Sexy" as a joke, but I chickened out and Siri calls me "Alan". Boring, I know...

Mine is labelled FAV1. :)


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#962 OFFLINE   Laxguy

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 11:14 AM

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


Indeed it would! I bet Mr. White and top management know those figures well and get updated weekly or so. As well as new signups for SD vs. HD.
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Posted 28 January 2013 - 11:26 AM

My favorites list is labeled Family HD.
I had one labeled Olympics for just those channels and I normally have one just for MLB during the season.
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Posted 28 January 2013 - 01:16 PM

A Leichtman Research Group study a few months ago showed 52% of pay tv customers have DVRs. I'd guess that those pay tv customers who also have HD would up that to better than 2-1 have a DVR.
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Posted 28 January 2013 - 01:33 PM

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

And I am one of them. I'd have it, if there was no fee. I'd like a Directivo and still may get one.

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 02:30 PM

And I am one of them. I'd have it, if there was no fee. I'd like a Directivo and still may get one.

I know what you mean, I am cheap too. Now that I have a dvr, I am in the "what did I do without it" group.

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 02:48 PM

I know what you mean, I am cheap too. Now that I have a dvr, I am in the "what did I do without it" group.


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Posted 28 January 2013 - 02:59 PM

I know what you mean, I am cheap too. Now that I have a dvr, I am in the "what did I do without it" group.


My wife and I are the same way. It's getting so we hate to stay in hotels because we can't pause the programing. I look forward to the day when DVRs are a lot more common away from home.

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 03:38 PM

Every once in a while when I am driving I reach to the radio thinking I can back it up a couple of seconds!

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 03:45 PM

Every once in a while when I am driving I reach to the radio thinking I can back it up a couple of seconds!


I tried to reach for the remote in a movie theater this weekend. Missed a line.
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Posted 28 January 2013 - 04:04 PM

I tried to reach for the remote in a movie theater this weekend. Missed a line.


Hah! I do the same thing. Between trying to pause/rewind life and wondering about things in terms of Google query syntax.....

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 04:10 PM

I'm still at a loss why there isn't a full time HD Fox Sports Ohio channel that carries the Reds, Blue Jackets, and Cavaliers.


I agree. Hoping that the SportsTime Ohio(Full time HD)/ FSNOhio merger will lead to something good. It really p*sses me off that I am stuck watching the Cavs when the Blue Jackets are on in the rest of the state. My neighbor gets FSNOhio & FSNCinci (U-Verse), so he`s not locked out.

Granted, both teams stink, but an option would be nice.

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 04:29 PM

I know what you mean, I am cheap too. Now that I have a dvr, I am in the "what did I do without it" group.


Exactly. One might as well go back to the pre-VCR days of the early 1980s, because without a DVR, television is almost too much hassle to keep up with. Life is busy, and it's simply too easy to get interrupted while watching something.

If I'm interested in a show, I'm going to watch the show. I bristle at the fee, but the utility is truly undeniable.

My wife and I are the same way. It's getting so we hate to stay in hotels because we can't pause the programing. I look forward to the day when DVRs are a lot more common away from home.


Yeah, a television in a hotel room is almost completely useless. Maybe catch the local forecast but otherwise, not much. I want my recordings!
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Posted 28 January 2013 - 04:31 PM

If I'm interested in a show, I'm going to watch the show. I bristle at the fee, but the utility is truly undeniable.


If people just put a monetary value on their time, they would see the DVR cost is nothing. Just the ability to watch a show when I want to and in a shorter amount of time than it takes to watch it "live" saves the price in itself.

The problem is that no one sees their own time as having a monetary value.
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Posted 28 January 2013 - 04:54 PM

I agree. Hoping that the SportsTime Ohio(Full time HD)/ FSNOhio merger will lead to something good. It really p*sses me off that I am stuck watching the Cavs when the Blue Jackets are on in the rest of the state. My neighbor gets FSNOhio & FSNCinci (U-Verse), so he`s not locked out.

Granted, both teams stink, but an option would be nice.


Considering there is exactly 1 MLB team, 1 NHL team, and 1 NBA team on Fox Sports Ohio it could work just like Fox Sports Detroit and the part-time (at least it's part-time on DIRECTV) Fox Sports Detroit Plus. When there are dueling games just put one on the overflow channel. I know the blackouts are different in Ohio than they are in Michigan (everyone in Michigan gets all 3 pro teams) but they could be applied just like they are now.

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 04:59 PM

The remaining hd channels in test are showing up on the android app. Starting this Thursday.

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 05:05 PM

Every once in a while when I am driving I reach to the radio thinking I can back it up a couple of seconds!


me too. I have tried it several times.

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 05:09 PM

my iphone app shows 204 HLN HD for tonight "Showbiz Tonight at 10:00 PM":confused:

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 05:16 PM

The remaining hd channels in test are showing up on the android app. Starting this Thursday.


Good news.

Same on iPhone. Including encore action.
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Posted 28 January 2013 - 05:21 PM

my iphone app shows 204 HLN HD for tonight "Showbiz Tonight at 10:00 PM":confused:


Mine only does that if you view by channel. By time, it shows nothing.

And they all do that. They must do a search by channel number or something.
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