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HD Observer: DIRECTV Needs More HDTV Movie Channels

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#21 OFFLINE   paulman182


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Posted 03 December 2006 - 05:49 AM

Don't get me wrong, I am waiting also.

D* does not offer my locals in HD and I'm too far for OTA, but I get NY DNS in HD and like it just fine.

We were just excercising some whishful thinking.

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#22 OFFLINE   mitchelljd



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Posted 05 December 2006 - 01:27 PM

Hey I agree.
Cinemax HD and Starz HD would be excellent to add to Directv. and soon!

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Posted 05 December 2006 - 01:43 PM

Hey I agree.
Cinemax HD and Starz HD would be excellent to add to Directv. and soon!

FX also. I can't watch the Shield in SD.

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Posted 05 December 2006 - 09:51 PM

I'm looking forward to National Geographic. But I hope to see more like TNT, which I like for their movie showings. Maybe TBS to name one.

Is there a list somewhere that shows which networks are offering HD content? National Geographic makes it obvious at the start of their programs, but I can't think of any others at the moment.

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Posted 05 December 2006 - 11:17 PM

What would probably happen is that any new HD channels would probably be MPEG4. That means that everyone would have to have one of those raggedy HR20's. I'd rather wait until they get all the bugs worked out, and the OTA is working before they do anything like that.
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#26 OFFLINE   ctsshack


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Posted 09 December 2006 - 12:00 PM

Why don't they pull the national HD Network feeds (CBS East and West, NBC East and West, ABC East and West and FOX East and West)? That's a lot of bandwidth. Even though I'm in the NYC Area, I get all my Network HD OTA.

#27 OFFLINE   bobnielsen


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Posted 09 December 2006 - 12:24 PM

Not everyone can get locals in HD (or even analog) OTA. There are a limited number of locals via satellite and even then, not everybody in some DMAs are within the spotbeam. When Directv 10 and 11 are operational things will change.

#28 OFFLINE   jpl


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Posted 09 December 2006 - 07:29 PM

I would guess that it's also part of DTV's overall HD strategy. Most people don't like flipping between OTA and dish - one of the big sticking points with getting a dish for many folks is not being able to get locals (it was for me - I held off until DTV offered SD locals in my area). It's gotta be the same thing for HD. Sounds like DTV (and I agree with this decision, btw) believes that most HD customers would rather just get all their TV from the dish rather than having to switch between the two.

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