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DirecTV now offered in Hilton Hotels


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#1 OFFLINE   loudo

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Posted 07 April 2014 - 07:20 AM

The other night we stayed in a Hampton Inn, in New York, and noticed that the TV was DirecTV. Then today I found this press release about it.

 

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#2 OFFLINE   MysteryMan

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Posted 07 April 2014 - 07:25 AM

Makes sense. A full service hotel should be complimented with a full service satellite TV provider.


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#3 OFFLINE   trh

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Posted 07 April 2014 - 07:37 AM

Yet the last Hilton I stayed in charged $12.99 per night for WiFi and the speed was so slow, I couldn't use OOH.

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Posted 07 April 2014 - 07:53 AM

Some Hilton hotels have been using the DIRECTV Residential Experience for some time, but the press release doesn't mean they all are now; it means they reached an agreement so Hilton franchisees can get a better price on the service.
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#5 OFFLINE   dpeters11

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Posted 07 April 2014 - 09:19 AM

This would be nice. I stayed in a hotel over Christmas and was excited when I saw a DirecTV remote. It got slightly less so when I saw the D12 next to the HD flat panel.



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Posted 07 April 2014 - 09:33 AM

I was in a DoubleTree in Atlanta over spring break, and when I was flipping channels I saw a DirecTV cinema ad. I then tuned to what was listed as the Weather Channel and sure enough, it was Weather Nation. It wasn't a residential experience setup, it was a SMATV system (in HD!).


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Posted 07 April 2014 - 09:59 AM

In the Hampton Inn that we were in, there was no guide, but a page in the hotel book telling where the channels were. The remote was one for the TV and not a DirecTV remote.You knew it was DirecTV by the logo on the screen when you turned it on.


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Posted 07 April 2014 - 10:14 AM

I stayed in a Hilton Garden Inn in West Lafayette, IN last fall, and it had DirecTV in full HD with an H25 receiver.  It was very welcome as the reception was, of course, perfect, the channel lineup superior, and the channel numbers (excepting the locals) familiar.  Same set up at a Hampton Inn in suburban Atlanta a couple of months ago.

 

I certainly would, everything else being equal, take a Hilton brand over others due to this.

 

BTW, if you get Hilton's loyality card and get to the "silver" level (easy to obtain) the internet is free.



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Posted 07 April 2014 - 10:43 AM

I stayed at a wyndam hotel (not timeshare) and they had directv. It looked like a c-41 box but new peanut remote was slightly different tha current one



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Posted 07 April 2014 - 10:53 AM

BTW, if you get Hilton's loyality card and get to the "silver" level (easy to obtain) the internet is free.

 

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Posted 07 April 2014 - 12:56 PM

Recently returned from a Florida trip, stayed at a Disney resort, a Courtyard and a Holiday Inn. All had DirecTV and HDTVs in the rooms but the only thing in HD were the local stations. All TVs were on coax into the wall, no boxes. Not that I went on vacation to watch TV but I do wish they would get their HD act together.

 

As far as internet access, yes it should come with the room and it boggles me that the higher the price the hotel the more they charge for it, either way it's terribly slow compared to home.


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Posted 07 April 2014 - 01:16 PM

I travel all the time and I've only seen a box maybe 2 times. I stay in Hilton brands and most are DTV but you can't tell unless you see a searching for signal or some other error. Now with weather nation it makes it easy.

I wish DTV would offer a standard package and stop them from removing channels and keep the same channel #s.

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Posted 07 April 2014 - 05:22 PM

I stayed in a Hilton Garden Inn in West Lafayette, IN last fall, and it had DirecTV in full HD with an H25 receiver.  It was very welcome as the reception was, of course, perfect, the channel lineup superior, and the channel numbers (excepting the locals) familiar.  Same set up at a Hampton Inn in suburban Atlanta a couple of months ago.

 

I certainly would, everything else being equal, take a Hilton brand over others due to this.

 

BTW, if you get Hilton's loyality card and get to the "silver" level (easy to obtain) the internet is free.

where you able to get in market RSN feeds + alts there?

 

most places with the SMATV don't have the RSN's alts and can't handle ESPN blackouts where you need to tune the ESPN alt feeds.


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Posted 07 April 2014 - 08:26 PM

I've found DTV receivers, mostly H25‘s, in several of the Hilton family hotels that I have stayed in the last 1-1/2 years. Most have been in Hampton Inns but have also found in Hilton Garden Inn's. I really like not having to look at a paper guide to know what channel I need to find, with the exception of local channels.




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