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DIRECTV HD Channel Anticipation (Official Q1-13 Thread)


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#101 OFFLINE   mrro82

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 07:13 PM

DirecTV was part owner of Current, and was apparently paid enough to keep Al Jazeera as a channel. Would like to see Glenn Beck TV in HD instead!

I have Current blocked out now, and it will stay blocked out. Advise others to do the same.


Pretty sure I saw a mod say something about moving the Current TV talk to the thread it has. I didn't see a tin foil hat committee thread yet so feel free to start that.

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 07:38 PM

Pretty sure I saw a mod say something about moving the Current TV talk to the thread it has. I didn't see a tin foil hat committee thread yet so feel free to start that.


Yes.

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 08:32 PM

I never watched Current and thought that a waste, yet there it was in HD. Now I have entirely new reasons not to watch it.

How about CSPAN if you want public information channels in HD? Seems odd to exclude that and add al Jazeera, but maybe that's just my US bias showing.


There is nothing visual on CSPAN - all of the important information on that channel is auditory, so I do not see a need for CSPAN in HD.

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 08:53 PM

There is nothing visual on CSPAN - all of the important information on that channel is auditory, so I do not see a need for CSPAN in HD.


Well, that's just not true and saying it over and over doesn't make it so. Clearly C-SPAN doesn't interest you.

But folks who DO watch C-SPAN would prefer to see body language, expressions, listener reactions and other things that a better picture presents. Just because you can't see the reason for something doesn't mean there isn't one.
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Posted 04 January 2013 - 08:54 PM

I would love to see the CSPANs in HD. I would also love to see CSPAN3 added...

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 08:54 PM

still can't believe we don't have Headline News in HD yet ......


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Posted 04 January 2013 - 08:56 PM

Pretty sure I saw a mod say something about moving the Current TV talk to the thread it has. I didn't see a tin foil hat committee thread yet so feel free to start that.


Civility, please.
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Posted 04 January 2013 - 09:25 PM

I want everything in HD. :D

Its too bad D14 isn't launching until next year.

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 09:29 PM

I want everything in HD. :D

Its too bad D14 isn't launching until next year.

I'd obviously be pretty much the last person on the planet to disagree with that...

....but realistically....I doubt that will happen anytime soon. :(
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Posted 04 January 2013 - 09:39 PM

I'd obviously be pretty much the last person on the planet to disagree with that...

....but realistically....I doubt that will happen anytime soon. :(

Oh I know, hence the smiley face. ;)

But it could happen in the next few years though, with the launch of D14 and D15. I think we are getting closer. *Soon* :sure:

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 10:39 PM

I think the only way it shows up in HD is if qvc ponies up the cash to make it worthwhile for directv.


why would they need to do that for when directv owns qvc

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 10:59 PM

DirecTV isn't part of Liberty Media anymore. Malone still has stock in DirecTV but not any amount that makes any difference. DirecTV does own 42% of GSN.

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Posted 05 January 2013 - 10:03 AM

My list of desired HD channels has substantially shortened in the past 2 years. It is now down to:

RFD-TV
IFC
Outdoor Channel
Fox Movie Channel
Reelz

and for the Mrs:

QVC

Kevin

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Posted 05 January 2013 - 10:27 PM

With the recent news, I'm anticipating Al Jazeera America HD :)

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Posted 05 January 2013 - 10:39 PM

A new channel has appeared in SD without any notification. It is an Arts Channel called Cinemoi at channel 259

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Posted 05 January 2013 - 10:42 PM

Any news on H2 HD being added to D* anytime soon? Can't believe that D* still doesn't carry this channel. Seems most of the cable and FiOS systems (at least in PA) carry this channel in HD as does E*.

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Posted 05 January 2013 - 10:48 PM

A new channel has appeared in SD without any notification. It is an Arts Channel called Cinemoi at channel 259

Mike


It was added nearly four months ago.

http://m.prnewswire....-170003416.html
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Posted 05 January 2013 - 11:03 PM

Yes, I am surprised the Cinemoi channel addition was not in any Directv notifications, messages or news. I found it by accident. I am perplexed by Directv's lack of P.R.

They also carry BBC drama series they never advertise on their own channel, without any notifications, or very little. They are also re-showing premium channel series without any publicity.

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Posted 05 January 2013 - 11:09 PM

Yes, I am surprised the Cinemoi channel addition was not in any Directv notifications, messages or news. I found it by accident. I am perplexed by Directv's lack of P.R.

They also carry BBC drama series they never advertise on their own channel, without any notifications, or very little. They are also re-showing premium channel series without any publicity.

Mike


Thanks for the heads up. Edited my favorites list and added it. Being SD means I most likely won't ever watch it though. I don't remember a TV Mail message about this one.

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Posted 05 January 2013 - 11:16 PM

Yes, I am surprised the Cinemoi channel addition was not in any Directv notifications, messages or news. I found it by accident. I am perplexed by Directv's lack of P.R.


They had a joint press release and there was a banner in the guide for it.
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