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DIRECTV HD Channel Anticipation (Official Q1-13 Thread)


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#1421 OFFLINE   richall01

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 10:05 AM

Heck lets get everything in HD. ;)


We will in the year 2525. Then we can yell about wanting everything
in 3d. :lol:

I have been told that in 2015 every channel that Directv carrys will be in HD, if it is available.

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#1422 OFFLINE   MysteryMan

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 10:32 AM

Heck lets get everything in HD. ;)


Back in October, 2012 Philip J. Goswit, DirecTV Senior Vice President for Space and Communications said all standard-def channels would be converted to HD by 2016 using local-into-local Ka-Band capacity.

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#1423 OFFLINE   TheRatPatrol

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 10:54 AM

We will in the year 2525. Then we can yell about wanting everything in 3d. :lol:

I have been told that in 2015 every channel that Directv carrys will be in HD, if it is available.


Back in October, 2012 Philip J. Goswit, DirecTV Senior Vice President for Space and Communications said all standard-def channels would be converted to HD by 2016 using local-into-local Ka-Band capacity.

I don't see why they couldn't have everything in HD by then once D14 and D15 get launched.

#1424 OFFLINE   erosroadie

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 03:42 PM

I don't see why they couldn't have everything in HD by then once D14 and D15 get launched.


...well, there's contract language, egos, costs, egos, profits, egos, tangos, etc...
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Posted 11 February 2013 - 04:42 PM

Not that I expect OuterMax HD . . .

I received in today's mail a statement from DirecTV.

According to the "Inside DirecTV" mailer: During the weekend of Friday 03.29.2013 to Monday 04.01.2013, we will be given a "FREE Trial" of both HBO (ch. 501–"512") and Cinemax (ch. 515–523).

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 11:37 PM

I don't see why they couldn't have everything in HD by then once D14 and D15 get launched.


Money.
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#1427 OFFLINE   juniormaj

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 01:50 AM

Not that I expect OuterMax HD . . .

I received in today's mail a statement from DirecTV.

According to the "Inside DirecTV" mailer: During the weekend of Friday 03.29.2013 to Monday 04.01.2013, we will be given a "FREE Trial" of both HBO (ch. 501–"512") and Cinemax (ch. 515–523).


My guess is 512 is either a typo, or HBO Latino West?

#1428 OFFLINE   Richierich

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 06:06 AM

I don't see why they couldn't have everything in HD by then once D14 and D15 get launched.


Money is the Reason as Everything Has To Be Cost Justified as Directv is in Business to Make Money!!! :lol:
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Posted 12 February 2013 - 07:26 AM

Money is the Reason as Everything Has To Be Cost Justified as Directv is in Business to Make Money!!! :lol:


I thought that was evil :confused: According to OWS
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Posted 12 February 2013 - 11:49 AM

I thought that was evil :confused: According to OWS


Just what is OWS??? :confused:
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#1431 OFFLINE   Alan Gordon

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 12:15 PM

Just what is OWS??? :confused:


Something that would cause this thread to become Occupied on issues other than HD Anticipation... driving some of our users up the Wall, and deterring this thread down a one-way Street.

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 12:21 PM

Something that would cause this thread to become Occupied on issues other than HD Anticipation... driving some of our users up the Wall, and deterring this thread down a one-way Street.
:backtotop


I get it!!!

However, if a Company doesn't make a Profit year after year it will not be around to service us when we need their Product or Services. :nono2:

Hey Alan, you Updated Your Avatar!!! Cool Beans!!! :)
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Posted 12 February 2013 - 12:33 PM

However, if a Company doesn't make a Profit year after year it will not be around to service us when we need their Product or Services. :nono2:


I have no doubt that monetary issues are a big hold-up when it comes to the addition of HD channels. I think most level-headed individuals can understand DirecTV's reasoning behind doing it a little at a time.

I think we should leave it at that and move on... as I don't believe this is a thread to discuss the definitions of "evil."

Hey Alan, you Updated Your Avatar!!! Cool Beans!!! :)


Yeah... I used the CW HD logo for a while, because the Christmas themed avatar was not exactly appropriate anymore, and I couldn't find the picture I was using prior to it.

Though I wish the reason for my avatar change was due to my anticipation being sated, I'm STILL waiting... :(

#1434 OFFLINE   Pepe Sylvia

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 03:43 PM

Not that I expect OuterMax HD . . .

I received in today's mail a statement from DirecTV.

According to the "Inside DirecTV" mailer: During the weekend of Friday 03.29.2013 to Monday 04.01.2013, we will be given a "FREE Trial" of both HBO (ch. 501–"512") and Cinemax (ch. 515–523).


They could be fooling you.

#1435 OFFLINE   YUMA11

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Posted 14 February 2013 - 09:57 AM

They could be fooling you.


Any good news?

#1436 OFFLINE   moob

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Posted 14 February 2013 - 04:46 PM

Game of Thrones comes back on the 31st, so it'd make sense that they'd have a free preview.

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Posted 14 February 2013 - 05:29 PM

Game of Thrones comes back on the 31st, so it'd make sense that they'd have a free preview.


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Posted 15 February 2013 - 03:15 PM

Whether they all could be packed out to 6 HDs is a question only DirecTV can answer (and probably will not for competitive reasons).


There are indications in one of the engineering documents for a current-gen encoder system (which DirecTV may or may not be using that specific make/model, but held up as an example of what current gen encoders can do) that channel content mix per transponder can play a role as to suitability for 5 vs 6 HD per transponder (in other words, I'm agreeing with you).
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Posted 17 February 2013 - 09:15 PM

I've never watched Fox Movie Channel but seeing some of the movies on the channel lately it seems like a channel I wouldn't mind seeing in HD. Are the movies they show uncut and unedited?
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Posted 18 February 2013 - 01:10 AM

I say give us everything in HD and make it ala cart so we can pay for what we want to watch and not pay for things we dont want.




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