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#701 OFFLINE   gag8828

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Posted 03 September 2013 - 07:41 PM

Don't understand with all these Spanish speaking channels directv is adding in HD can someone please tell
Me why goltv which was in HD already can't just be switch on. They have the best soccer next to Spain which is Germany and on top of all that the station is in English. Why fox deportees. They loss everything. Can someone please tell me




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Posted 03 September 2013 - 08:00 PM

Don't understand with all these Spanish speaking channels directv is adding in HD can someone please tell
Me why goltv which was in HD already can't just be switch on. They have the best soccer next to Spain which is Germany and on top of all that the station is in English. Why fox deportees. They loss everything. Can someone please tell me




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I agree,I posted earlier that all Directv needed was to make a call to the maintenance man to flip the switch for GOLTV HD.

We need...

Telemundo HD Ch# 406
GOLTV HD
Fox Deportes
Aljeezera America HD
Encore Drama HD
Fox Movie Channel HD
TV One HD

and...

Fox and FXX On Demand...
Mas Ultra Package + NFL ST MAX (Go Bills) MLB Xtra innings (Go Yankees)
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Posted 03 September 2013 - 08:21 PM

Once Style and Sprout go HD, I'll move up to the next package that includes those channels. I think that's a $7 a month jump where I'm at now. On well DirecTV's loss. GSN, We, Oxygen, The Hub, Fuse, Reelz, Style, Sprout, bbc world news HD, ovation HD, FXM, Sundance all would be great adds.

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My  DirecTV HD WISHLIST:  NickJR, Nicktoons, Revolt.TV, FXM, We, Oxygen, The Hub, Fuse, GSN, Sprout, GAC, Esquire, MTV2, BBC World News, Sundance, Up, Music Choice Play HD (formerly SWRV), Al Jazeera America, Military Channel, NASA

My DirecTV SD WISHLIST: MTV Hits, MTV Jams, Music Choice, Youtoo TV

 

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Posted 03 September 2013 - 09:26 PM

Don't understand with all these Spanish speaking channels directv is adding in HD can someone please tell
Me why goltv which was in HD already can't just be switch on. They have the best soccer next to Spain which is Germany and on top of all that the station is in English. Why fox deportees. They loss everything. Can someone please tell me
 

 

I don't understand the technical aspects.  Obviously, GolTV HD was carried by DirecTV in the past, so it shouldn't be much of a challenge.  Might take more than a janitor "flipping the switch."  GolTV HD has great weekend coverage.  It doesn't have anything midweek, save the odd qualifier or friendly.  Fox pretty much has nothing on the weekends.  It has the odd Mexican League match (Leon home games or something?)  Midweek, it has Copa Sudamericana, but it has decided to show Champions League repeats (which are available on other channels and in HD on those other channels) rather than a number of live Copa Sudamericana matches.  It also has Copa Libertadores, but that doesn't start until next year.  Put what GolTV has on weekends and Fox Deportes has midweek together (I'm talking South American -- obviously Champions League is a different ballpark but it's available on other Fox channels), and you'd have quite a channel.  If I had to choose, GolTV HD is way more important than Fox Deportes HD, at least until Copa Libertadores starts up, but I'll take both.



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Posted 04 September 2013 - 09:03 AM

I agree, the German Bundesliga is getting better every year and when you have the 2 teams that were in the champions league finals from the same league you should be able to watch in HD. What is the Copa Libertadores



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Posted 04 September 2013 - 10:15 AM

DirecTV can be very strange. So, I would figure if there were to be ten more high def added before D14 in 2014 (which I don't believe will happen), my speculation would be:

 

240 Home Shopping Network HD

258 FX Movie Channel HD

260 We TV HD

294 The Hub HD

339 Fuse HD

350 C-Span HD

540 Encore Drama HD

557 Sundance Channel HD

599 Hustler TV HD

624 Fox Deportes HD

 

I'm now questioning if there is bad blood between DirecTV and Comcast. Not since E! Entertainment Television HD was added in April 2012 has any Comcast/NBCUniversal programming brand been added in high definition to the lineup of DirecTV. That is strange. Style Network HD, at a minimum, should have come in a long time ago. And so that list deliberately avoids all brands of Comcast/NBCUniversal. (It also avoids GSN HD, partially owned by DirecTV.)

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Posted 04 September 2013 - 10:30 AM

What is the Copa Libertadores

Is the champions League of south america. Which is probably the second or third best international club competition.

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Posted 04 September 2013 - 01:44 PM

Who owns  QVC?

 

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Posted 04 September 2013 - 01:47 PM

Don't understand with all these Spanish speaking channels directv is adding in HD can someone please tell
Me why goltv which was in HD already can't just be switch on. They have the best soccer next to Spain which is Germany and on top of all that the station is in English. Why fox deportees. They loss everything. Can someone please tell me




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I am sure it has to do with contracts and price. DirecTV had GOLTV HD and dropped it.  Usually when that happens, it is because DirecTV does not want to pay what the owner is asking.  This one is very unusual, though, in that DirecTV still has the SD version.



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Posted 04 September 2013 - 07:19 PM

DIRECTV PLEASE ADD GOLTV HD BACK!!!!



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Posted 04 September 2013 - 07:28 PM

I agree, the German Bundesliga is getting better every year and when you have the 2 teams that were in the champions league finals from the same league you should be able to watch in HD. What is the Copa Libertadores

Check here:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Copa_Libertadores

 

The champion qualifies for this competition:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FIFA_Club_World_Championship



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Posted 05 September 2013 - 12:30 AM

GolTV got the rights to broadcast the Tuesday, September 10 crucial world cup qualifier between Ukraine and England.  Fox (who owns the rights to England national team home games as well as FA Cup), NBC (Premier League), and BeIN (England Football League, League Cup) are apparently asleep as far as a la carte rights to games.  (Unless GolTV has some pre-existing rights deal to show Ukraine national team home games -- doubt it.)  It's also showing Ireland-Sweden live this Friday (also crucial).  In addition to the England game on Tuesday, it is also showing Kazakhstan-Sweden live on Tuesday and Austria-Ireland and Faroe Islands-Germany on same-day delay.  England and Ireland have fairly large followings in the USA and it's crazy that these games, which are crucial to deciding whether England or Ireland will compete in Brazil 2014 (which will be on ABC/ESPN in English) will only be available to people with a Spanish base package or En Espan~ol add-on, and only in SD at that.  DTV (and other carriers to be fair) must have thought GolTV was dead in the water after BeIN got the La Liga rights, but GolTV has really come on strong.  I know it's a "niche" channel, but every channel not currently in HD is niche.  That's very strong programming available to a very limited amount of people and in SD only.  I hope the English and Irish fans raise hell.



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Posted 05 September 2013 - 05:39 AM

DirecTv, Please remove all soccer channels and replace them with something I like.

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Posted 05 September 2013 - 12:29 PM

DirecTv, Please remove all soccer channels and replace them with something I like.
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Remove!!?? Why do that when soccer is the number one sport in the WORLD bot just in usa like football only this country plays it thats why everybody wonders whats football and you dont use tour feet

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Posted 05 September 2013 - 02:38 PM

Let's assume he was being amusing. 

Oddly enough this comes at a time when Jason Sedakis of SNL fame is doing a series to pump up some interest in European football. 

The American version, North, that is, feet are employed to kick the ball on occasion, as well as propel one about the playing field. The early versions of the game had a lot more kicking than we do now, a bit closer to rugger than footie, though. 


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Posted 05 September 2013 - 03:46 PM

DirecTv, Please remove all soccer channels and replace them with something I like.

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Thanks for adding some humor to the day! 



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Posted 06 September 2013 - 11:07 AM

Isnt there a Q4 on this year. Meaning there can be mire hd channels before 2014

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Posted 08 September 2013 - 08:27 AM

I sure hope so

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Posted 08 September 2013 - 09:26 AM

DirecTv, Please remove all soccer channels and replace them with something I like.

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As Ted Lasso said, "Ties and no Playoffs?! Why the hell do you even do this?"



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Posted 08 September 2013 - 01:18 PM

For anyone complaining about all the PPV and infomercial channels we have, take a look at the latest SixtoReport or browse the guide to see all the PPV channels that don't have movies on until 6am tommorow as well as the infomercial channels that are off air until 9pm




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