CES 2008: Ask DIRECTV

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  1. Dec 28, 2007 #1 of 329
    Tom Robertson

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    Just like last year, I'll be at CES (along with a few other moderators). What would you like me to ask DIRECTV? This year there will be a couple of opportunities for me to ask away.

    Of course, I won't be able to ask questions about a particular account, so don't ask me. :)

    You guys had awesome questions for me last year, I'm betting you can do it again.

    Happy Holidays!
    Tom
     
  2. Dec 28, 2007 #2 of 329
    Michael D'Angelo

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    Update on DirecTV to Go.
     
  3. Dec 28, 2007 #3 of 329
    wismile

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    Tom...I would like to know if DirecTV has any plans to offer a "Multimedia" type homepage as part of their Network/DOD offerings. A place where subscribers could access music or podcasts to store on their DVR and/or download to their portable devices. A simple to access page that doesn't require a networked computer.
     
  4. Dec 28, 2007 #4 of 329
    Michael D'Angelo

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    Update on "All Access" package.
     
  5. Dec 28, 2007 #5 of 329
    RAD

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    - Charlie Ergan of Echostar announced a new all MPEG4 DBS system that would provide all the channels their current system does in addition to 200 national HD channels and a large expansion of HD LIL's. Does DirecTV have any similar plans to migrate to an all MPEG4 system to gain more capacity after DirecTV 11 is launched?

    - Is DirecTV 12 still tasked to be a ground spare or are their plans to make it operational for extra capacity?

    - What's the status of the plan for 'reverse DBS' frequencies for extra capacity?

    - When is DirecTV on Demand expected to exit "beta" status? What additional content can we expect to see? Will HBO/Cinemax, ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC be adding content?
     
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    shaun-ohio

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    will we ever get dual live buffers?
     
  7. Dec 28, 2007 #7 of 329
    loudo

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    It would be nice if we could find out if they have any intentions of having a HD only programing package.
     
  8. Dec 28, 2007 #8 of 329
    bjflynn04

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    Will Directv ever expand the spot beam coverage for the HD locals so that an entire DMA can receive HD locals? For example in the Raleigh-Durham, NC DMA the HD locals are only available to areas close to Raleigh-Durham.
     
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    fujirich

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    Any update on plans for multi-room viewing (MRV) would be appreciated!
     
  10. Dec 28, 2007 #10 of 329
    smiddy

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    Single Wire Multiswitch (SWM) (8 or 11) and marketing it for homes run for cable and not specifically for DirecTV. Is it going to be cost effective for the basic comsumer? Where can we get ahold of said SWM?
     
  11. Dec 28, 2007 #11 of 329
    uncrules

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    To expand on this question, when will HD on Demand content appear (aside from the brief Evan Almighty appearance).
     
  12. Dec 28, 2007 #12 of 329
    JEDI007

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    How about a channel or two with color, brightness/contrast bars for optimizing PQ on all are HDTV's.
     
  13. Dec 28, 2007 #13 of 329
    Davenlr

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    Assuming PBS isn't covered by the NAB blackout of out of DMA stations, when will Directv add PBS HD as an add on to the HD Extra pack? I'd pay $5 a month to get PBS national in HD.

    Question 2- What's in the future plans for DVR's with OTA?
     
  14. Dec 28, 2007 #14 of 329
    tfederov

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    I asked this a while ago and I was pretty serious. First off, I can't think of anything product-wise since you and the other mods are pretty plugged in and tell us things you know if and when you can directly from DIRECTV. My question though is if they'd be willing to release their HD DVR screensaver for PC. I know I'd use it at work and I'd bet you that a little free advertising wouldn't bother them at all!
     
  15. Dec 28, 2007 #15 of 329
    RAD

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    Add Nashville to that question. Brother in law has Nashville SD locals but D* web site says no on HD locals.
     
  16. Dec 28, 2007 #16 of 329
    houskamp

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    MRV and the ability to purchase SWM8...
     
  17. Dec 28, 2007 #17 of 329
    tfederov

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    Okay, Smoke brought up something I forgot. MRV.
     
  18. Dec 28, 2007 #18 of 329
    jtcrusader

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    Any fixes coming for the audio sync issues on the HD channels?
     
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    armophob

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    Yes, MRV, is it in the works?, how will it work?, will they act as one? Will they combine menus and prioritizers and double the quantity?
     
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    -Update on OTA for HR21 adapter.
    -Purpose of the ReplayTV acquisition. Any near-term features as a result? Long term plans?
    -Effect of XM-Sirius merger on music channels.
    -Possibility of expanding NFL Supercast to other sports.
     
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