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DIRECTV HD Channel Anticipation (Official Q1-13 Thread)


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#1251 OFFLINE   Richierich

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 02:55 PM

H2 in HD looks Great!!!

Way To Go DIRECTV!!! Also HLN and The Cooking Channel. :)
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#1252 OFFLINE   erosroadie

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 04:04 PM

Bloomberg Television HD


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#1253 OFFLINE   tonyd79

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 04:10 PM

I recall being very irate when we received only AMC HD in 2011.


Sigh.

In 2011, "we" received AMC, ESPN3D, HBO2 West, 5MAX, WMAX, @MAX, HBO Comedy, HBO Latin, MMAX, AMAX, TMAX, Shorts, HBO Signature, HBO Family and 3net.

That is 13 HD and 2 3D channels.

Actually more than was added in 2012. Which added TWCSN (2 of them), DIY, ION, BBCA, NGW, DisneyJr, beIN, TCM, E! and TruTV (with the removal of 3net).

(Thanks to Sixto for the list.)

That is 11 HD and the removal of 1 3D channel.
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#1254 OFFLINE   michaelruggeri

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 04:32 PM

I like high end original dramas.

Ovation is showing Australian and BBC drama series you cannot see elsewhere. And Sundance has begun making original high end drama series as well.

So my wish list is Ovation and Sundance.

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 04:39 PM

APB, I think we would get WE and FUSE in HD before any Comcast properties....


Even though I didn't write it, that has occurred to me. Thing is, E! Entertainment Television HD came in last year; and, of course, it is from Comcast.

I don't know how accurate it is to say that there may be a lousy relationship between Comcast and DirecTV when it comes to the cable company's programming brands. G4 having been dropped by DirecTV, a few years ago, I figured was because of the satcaster concluding that the programmer was a bust. And G4 will be transforming into Esquire TV.

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 04:41 PM

H2 in HD looks Great!!!

Way To Go DIRECTV!!! Also HLN and The Cooking Channel. :)


+1

In the last two or three months, I had downloaded numerous episodes from H2's How the States Got Their Shapes and a variety of programming from Cooking Channel from the select high-def content on On Demand. I'm glad they, and others, are now carried in HD by DirecTV.

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 05:22 PM

APB101, I remember reading an article around November that said D* and C* signed a multi year deal to continue carrying all the C* networks, but the CSNs weren't included in it (not sure about G4).

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 06:09 PM

Actually more than was added in 2012. Which added TWCSN (2 of them), DIY, ION, BBCA, NGW, DisneyJr, beIN, TCM, E! and TruTV (with the removal of 3net).

(Thanks to Sixto for the list.)

That is 11 HD and the removal of 1 3D channel.

2012 also saw the restoration of six HD PPV channels that were removed for other HD in 2011 and the loss of GolTV. No one should expect a flood like 2010 ... 40 additions including PPV. But a dozen plus additions per year would not be bad.

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 06:12 PM

2012 also saw the restoration of six HD PPV channels that were removed for other HD in 2011 and the loss of GolTV. No one should expect a flood like 2010 ... 40 additions including PPV. But a dozen plus additions per year would not be bad.


At that rate, we'd run out of channels in a shirt period but for the next couple years, yes. Probably going to go by that this year with 8 already plus maybe one or two more in a couple months and more later this year. Next year is a new satellite and that will be pretty good too.
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#1260 OFFLINE   James Long

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 06:41 PM

The ability to drop a few PPV channels means that there should not be any serious capacity issues. DirecTV dropped 11 PPV channels in 2011 and I don't recall any complaints. :)

It will not be hard to add four more channels and have a dozen new channels - and I will be surprised if DirecTV adds less than 16 channels this year (including the 8 already added).

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 06:45 PM

i would like to see the national pbs channel 65 in hd.

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 06:57 PM

FMC, Cinemoi, Ovation, Bloomberg.


Is there Cinemoi HD?

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 07:02 PM

For those that say we have all the HD we need, I'd still like to have:

***plex (all)
Epix (all)
C-SPAN (all)
The rest of Encore
Africa
Al Jazeera America (if it launches in HD)
BBC World News
Bloomberg
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Military
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Ovation
Reelz
Sundance
The Hub
Universal Sports

#1264 OFFLINE   Hoosier205

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 07:04 PM

Is there Cinemoi HD?


Nope.
DTV = Digital Television

#1265 OFFLINE   tonyd79

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 07:12 PM

Nope.


Not only is there no cinemoi HD, the channel only exists on directv at this moment.
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Posted 01 February 2013 - 08:11 PM

+1. Any HD is good HD and there's no such thing as "enough" or "too much" IMO.


True.

I have everything I watch but more is always better.

Don't confuse those of us who now have all our recordings in HD that we think things should shut down.
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Posted 01 February 2013 - 08:13 PM

Even though I didn't write it, that has occurred to me. Thing is, E! Entertainment Television HD came in last year; and, of course, it is from Comcast.

I don't know how accurate it is to say that there may be a lousy relationship between Comcast and DirecTV when it comes to the cable company's programming brands. G4 having been dropped by DirecTV, a few years ago, I figured was because of the satcaster concluding that the programmer was a bust. And G4 will be transforming into Esquire TV.

G4 only got on directv by buying out tech tv.
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Posted 01 February 2013 - 08:22 PM

For those that say we have all the HD we need, I'd still like to have:

***plex (all)
Epix (all)
C-SPAN (all)
The rest of Encore
Africa
Al Jazeera America (if it launches in HD)
BBC World News
Bloomberg
FMC
Military
Military History
NASA
NHK World TV
Ovation
Reelz
Sundance
The Hub
Universal Sports


I want chiller HD (I think it's HD on some small cable systems)
I want CLTV / CLTV HD on direct tv.

#1269 OFFLINE   Hoosier205

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 08:26 PM

I want chiller HD (I think it's HD on some small cable systems)


It doesn't exist.
DTV = Digital Television

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 08:29 PM

Sigh.

In 2011, "we" received AMC, ESPN3D, HBO2 West, 5MAX, WMAX, @MAX, HBO Comedy, HBO Latin, MMAX, AMAX, TMAX, Shorts, HBO Signature, HBO Family and 3net.

That is 13 HD and 2 3D channels.


But if you don't get the premiums, it was a lackluster year. However, if you are a premium subscriber, it increased the value of your package, especially with HBO costing more than the rest.

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 09:45 PM

But if you don't get the premiums, it was a lackluster year. However, if you are a premium subscriber, it increased the value of your package, especially with HBO costing more than the rest.


I don't care. Channels are channels when counting HD. I don't like half the ones we have, should try not count?
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Posted 01 February 2013 - 09:54 PM

I'm good with whatever HD we get, at this point, whether it's a channel I get or not. But I can see why someone would see a year as not being much of one, like that year.

Though, AMC was a major addition, and a channel that we had seen a number of members here dropping DirecTV to go to Dish for it.

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 12:13 AM

I like high end original dramas.

Ovation is showing Australian and BBC drama series you cannot see elsewhere. And Sundance has begun making original high end drama series as well.

So my wish list is Ovation and Sundance.


I second that.....and add BBC World News HD. Directv is still very weak where world news coverage is concerned. Even a good SD (not compressed to hell) feed of BBC, Al Jazeera, DW or France 24 English would be much appreciated by those of us who wish to know what's going on in the rest of the world.
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#1274 OFFLINE   georule

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 12:20 AM

I'd like having BBC World News in HD.
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Posted 02 February 2013 - 12:46 AM

G4 only got on directv by buying out tech tv.


the only good shows G4 had was Arena and Judgement Day/Reviews On the Run and I didn't care much for A.T.O.S. once it swapped over from The Screen Savers. At the end the only thing good on G4 was Sasuke
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