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How many of you think Directv should start compressing their hd more so we can get more channels?


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Poll: How many of you think Directv should start compressing their hd more so we can get more channels? (243 member(s) have cast votes)

Should Directv start to compress their hd a little more?

  1. Picture quality is more important to me than channel choice. (234 votes [96.30%])

    Percentage of vote: 96.30%

  2. The availability of channels is more important to me with the sacrifice of picture quality. (9 votes [3.70%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.70%

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#1 OFFLINE   mkdtv21

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Posted 25 April 2014 - 02:15 AM

Directv is starting to lack a lot of hd channels and it's going to be a while till they launch D14 and will be operational. I have seen Dish's hd and it seems satisfactory. I think the average viewer and not geeks like you all here would not notice the difference between Dish and Directv. To me at this point it is more important to get more channels available with the sacrifice of slight degrading of picture quality.


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#2 OFFLINE   samrs

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Posted 25 April 2014 - 03:25 AM

You didn't vote in your own poll. I can wait.


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Posted 25 April 2014 - 04:02 AM

Start compression?
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Posted 25 April 2014 - 04:50 AM

Leave the picture alone. No more compression. If we do that we are like the weather channel, wanting more money for less quality picture.

A lot of a poor product is not worth near as much as less of a quality product. What is it that we brag on all the time ? Picture Quality!!


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Posted 25 April 2014 - 05:36 AM

Sacrificing quality for quantity is never a good idea. 


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Posted 25 April 2014 - 06:00 AM

To paraphrase Ben Franklin, "he who sacrifices quality for some temporary quantity, will have neither quality nor quantity."
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Posted 25 April 2014 - 06:06 AM

Absolutely not.



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Posted 25 April 2014 - 06:36 AM

Start compression?

 

You must have missed the "a little more" part.


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Posted 25 April 2014 - 06:37 AM

No friggin way!  We have enough channels and quality is always better than quantity.


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Posted 25 April 2014 - 06:41 AM

If it can be done without loss of quality, sure. If not, no way. We have plenty.
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Posted 25 April 2014 - 07:05 AM

The question is, are there a lot missing that a large number of customers actually miss? For the vast majority of customers, they either have everything they want in HD, only a few (or one) are missing, or they want something in HD that doesn't exist.



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Posted 25 April 2014 - 07:13 AM

ridiculous question/poll.


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Posted 25 April 2014 - 07:22 AM

No friggin way! We have enough channels and quality is always better than quantity.

Agree.
I think we are right on the threshold now.

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Posted 25 April 2014 - 07:23 AM

Having gone through the over-compression of HD channels back before D10, I say drop a few and lessen compression.


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Posted 25 April 2014 - 07:37 AM

What happened to D14, I thought it was to go up by now??? 



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Posted 25 April 2014 - 07:41 AM

Having gone through the over-compression of HD channels back before D10, I say drop a few and lessen compression.

Even if they're ones you watch? Or just the ones you deem unworthy?


If you stop responding to them or put them on ignore, then eventually they'll go away.

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Posted 25 April 2014 - 07:42 AM

Having gone through the over-compression of HD channels back before D10, I say drop a few and lessen compression.

Question is what would you drop that wouldn't piss people off?

I know where I would start dropping HD channels, but I'm not saying it. :)

But yes I may complain about the PQ lately, but not because bad , it's just degraded from what I'm used to with Directv.
To me it lost that pop that it had over most of the competition.


Is it to the point that I think channels should start getting dropped?
No that's Dumb!



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Posted 25 April 2014 - 07:50 AM

Question is what would you drop that wouldn't piss people off?I know where I would start dropping HD channels, but I'm not saying it. :)But yes I may complain about the PQ lately, but not because bad , it's just degraded from what I'm used to with Directv.To me it lost that pop that it had over most of the competition. Is it to the point that I think channels should start getting dropped?No that's Dumb!Sent from my Galaxy S5


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#19 OFFLINE   Stuart Sweet

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Posted 25 April 2014 - 07:51 AM

DIRECTV's stance is that it has enough capacity to add more channels (not tons more, just more.) Unfortunately content providers are not approaching them with fair terms.
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Posted 25 April 2014 - 08:02 AM

DIRECTV's stance is that it has enough capacity to add more channels (not tons more, just more.) Unfortunately content providers are not approaching them with fair terms.

I'd rather them not unless they have active place holders currently running they can use.

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