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DIRECTV HD Channel Anticipation (Official Q1-13 Thread)


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#1451 OFFLINE   rickclem

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 02:38 PM

I just switched from Xfinity to Directv. Xfinity had HBO and Starz 3D programming on their On Demand. Are there any plans for Directv to add this to their On Demand lineup?

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#1452 OFFLINE   cypherx

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 04:19 PM

According to Sixto n3D was removed today?
http://www.dbstalk.c...902#post3183902

So were removing 3D to make room for something else?

Just when our local cable provider picks up n3D, DirecTV drops it!

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#1453 OFFLINE   mitchflorida

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 04:21 PM

Yeah but they are editing for content and time which makes the FXM block of movies un-watchable in my opinion. :nono2: I'll stick with the premium HD networks or rent the Blu-ray before I will watch a movie butchered on the basic cable networks...



Edited for content? What is your source? I hope not Wikipedia because they also have no source.

There are some people who hate any channel with Fox's name on it for political reasons. They don't like Fox News so they also don't like Fox Movies or Fox Sports.

#1454 OFFLINE   ladannen

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 04:25 PM

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#1455 OFFLINE   tonyd79

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 04:26 PM

Didn't you read the article? They are putting on newer movies some of them real blockbusters, not just the old 40 year old movies of the past.

If you own a DVR, there is no such thing as a commercial interruption anyway.

We want Fox Movie Channel in HD. No more games, no more excuses.


Again, what is so cool about adding commercials where there were none before. Don't give me that DVR crap. Commercials are still interruptions especially when the programming is not built for commercials (e.g., theatrical movies).
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#1456 OFFLINE   MysteryMan

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 04:27 PM

Again, what is so cool about adding commercials where there were none before. Don't give me that DVR crap. Commercials are still interruptions especially when the programming is not built for commercials (e.g., theatrical movies).


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#1457 OFFLINE   tonyd79

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 04:27 PM

Edited for content? What is your source? I hope not Wikipedia because they also have no source.

There are some people who hate any channel with Fox's name on it for political reasons. They don't like Fox News so they also don't like Fox Movies or Fox Sports.


Oh, give me a break. Not everything is about politics. In fact, Fox entertainment is quite liberal. Ever watch their shows? Many of them are hated by the Christian right.

And since Fox themselves said they were edited for content, you want to stop your uninformed rant?
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Posted 20 February 2013 - 04:33 PM

According to Sixto n3D was removed today?
http://www.dbstalk.c...902#post3183902

So were removing 3D to make room for something else?

Just when our local cable provider picks up n3D, DirecTV drops it!

They hadn't had anything on there since the summer olympics anyways so no big deal to me
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#1459 OFFLINE   Sixto

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 05:44 PM

n3d moved to part-time a while ago, and recently removed from the guide, but didn't really free up any space since it was part-time.

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#1460 OFFLINE   cypherx

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 06:28 PM

n3d moved to part-time a while ago, and recently removed from the guide, but didn't really free up any space since it was part-time.

http://www.engadget....rt-time-broadc/


Oh I didn't know. I remember seeing the big billboards driving to and from work for N3D on Service Electric Cablevision.

I don't have a 3DTV so I'm really not up on what kind of 3D content is actually out there.

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#1461 OFFLINE   coolman302003

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 07:13 PM

Edited for content? What is your source?

Look at the Guide or tune to the channel when they are airing a movie that is rated R by the MPAA on FMC during the FXM programming block (which airs newer films from 3pm-3am ET) it is rated TV-14 (obviously because of content editing). Also at the start of the movies it will say "This film has been modified from its original version. It has been formatted to fit your screen and edited for content and time." or something close to that effect..

Movies that air during the normal FMC programming block (which airs older 20th Century Fox movies from 3am-3pm ET) are uncut, commercial free & presented in there original aspect ratio as the director intended. R-rated films that air during this program block are usually given a TV-MA rating by the network.

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 08:13 PM

Edited for content? What is your source? I hope not Wikipedia because they also have no source.

There are some people who hate any channel with Fox's name on it for political reasons. They don't like Fox News so they also don't like Fox Movies or Fox Sports.

And there are some people who like any channel with the word Fox in it, for the same reason.
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#1463 OFFLINE   mitchflorida

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Posted 21 February 2013 - 09:04 PM

I am so sad. Fox Movie Channel is cutting out some of the f-words and s-words from their movies, because the advertisers don't want it in their programming.

I say bravo to Fox Movie Channel!!

And some of you are too lazy to fast forward through a few ads? Why don't you complain about ABC, CBS, and NBC?

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Posted 21 February 2013 - 09:45 PM

I am so sad. Fox Movie Channel is cutting out some of the f-words and s-words from their movies, because the advertisers don't want it in their programming.

I say bravo to Fox Movie Channel!!

And some of you are too lazy to fast forward through a few ads? Why don't you complain about ABC, CBS, and NBC?


I'm fine getting through commercials in shows, but I don't want any ads or changes made to a movie.

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Posted 21 February 2013 - 09:51 PM

I'm fine getting through commercials in shows, but I don't want any ads or changes made to a movie.

Agree. I don't ever watch movies on anything except the premium movie channels. I hate butchered movies.
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#1466 OFFLINE   boukengreen

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 01:41 AM

I'm fine getting through commercials in shows, but I don't want any ads or changes made to a movie.


same here thats why i don't watch movies on broadcast tv unless its a made for tv movie like the disney channel movies from early 2000's
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Posted 22 February 2013 - 06:46 AM

I am so sad. Fox Movie Channel is cutting out some of the f-words and s-words from their movies, because the advertisers don't want it in their programming.

I say bravo to Fox Movie Channel!!

And some of you are too lazy to fast forward through a few ads? Why don't you complain about ABC, CBS, and NBC?


I watch exactly one program on Fox and two programs on CBS (plus SEC football and basketball games). Other than sporting events and local news, I do not watch anything on ABC or NBC.

I agree with others who have stated that movies should be uncut, uninterrupted, and shown in the OAR (which is why I no longer have HBO or SHO - they insist on cropping everything to 16x9, which is better than 4x3 pan and scam, but not much). If a channel is not going to show a movie the way it was intended to be shown, then the channel should not show the movie at all. I only watch movies on PPV or Blu-ray.

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 07:30 AM

I am so sad. Fox Movie Channel is cutting out some of the f-words and s-words from their movies, because the advertisers don't want it in their programming.

I say bravo to Fox Movie Channel!!

And some of you are too lazy to fast forward through a few ads? Why don't you complain about ABC, CBS, and NBC?


Errm, ABC, CBS and NBC are over the air networks funded by commercials. Fox Movie channel is paid for with your monthly subscription. If they were to send all the networks that run commercials for free over the air then fine.

#1469 OFFLINE   tonyd79

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 07:49 AM

I am so sad. Fox Movie Channel is cutting out some of the f-words and s-words from their movies, because the advertisers don't want it in their programming.

I say bravo to Fox Movie Channel!!

And some of you are too lazy to fast forward through a few ads? Why don't you complain about ABC, CBS, and NBC?


I don't watch theatrical movies on OTA channels either.

TV shows are written for commercials. I don't mind them there. Theatrical movies are not made for commercials. They have a different flow.
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Posted 22 February 2013 - 08:01 AM

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The point is...when you pay cash up front for a movie, you want to see it as the director intended....NOT as the advertiser/programmer/censor...intended.

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 10:00 AM

:goodjob:

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The point is...when you pay cash up front for a movie, you want to see it as the director intended....NOT as the advertiser/programmer/censor...intended.


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Posted 22 February 2013 - 10:02 AM

I watch exactly one program on Fox and two programs on CBS (plus SEC football and basketball games). Other than sporting events and local news, I do not watch anything on ABC or NBC.

I agree with others who have stated that movies should be uncut, uninterrupted, and shown in the OAR (which is why I no longer have HBO or SHO - they insist on cropping everything to 16x9, which is better than 4x3 pan and scam, but not much). If a channel is not going to show a movie the way it was intended to be shown, then the channel should not show the movie at all. I only watch movies on PPV or Blu-ray.


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Posted 26 February 2013 - 09:49 AM

Errm, ABC, CBS and NBC are over the air networks funded by commercials.


Not really true anymore. Sure, they have commercials revenue (as do many cable networks), but it is a progressively decreasing percentage of their total revenue pie. The truth is, the "broadcast networks" are now a cable business model that relies on both commercials and sub fees. . . . in the broadcast world they are called "retransmission fees", but a rose by any other name. . .

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Posted 27 February 2013 - 07:35 AM

Not really true anymore. Sure, they have commercials revenue (as do many cable networks), but it is a progressively decreasing percentage of their total revenue pie. The truth is, the "broadcast networks" are now a cable business model that relies on both commercials and sub fees. . . . in the broadcast world they are called "retransmission fees", but a rose by any other name. . .

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Most likely true but I do not need to pay any fees to receive the broadcast networks OTA - and pay no extra to have them in HD either :grin:

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Posted 27 February 2013 - 07:44 AM

Well, regardless of retransmission fee or whatever; I anticipate getting more HD next quarter. Wouldn't that be cool.

Hmmm...Maybe somebody should start a thread about that.




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