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HD Observer: DIRECTV Needs More HDTV Movie Channels

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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.

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#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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