CES 2008: Ask DIRECTV

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by Tom Robertson, Dec 28, 2007.

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  1. Dec 29, 2007 #81 of 329
    harsh

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    Never.
     
  2. Dec 29, 2007 #82 of 329
    harsh

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    What would you have DIRECTV do about your DSL connection?
     
  3. Dec 29, 2007 #83 of 329
    harsh

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    I'm guessing that the chances that DOD are MPEG4 are pretty high. If that is the case, the chances are nonexistant.
     
  4. Dec 29, 2007 #84 of 329
    harsh

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    The likelihood of this happening is vanishingly small. The best hope is that they figure out some way of archiving to an external drive.
     
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    harsh

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    Actually it should be, "put it back on the bill like it used to be". Guess they took it off so you wouldn't know when it was over.
     
  7. Dec 29, 2007 #87 of 329
    loudo

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    Currently the agreement doesn't say anything about it being required. It only states the following:
    1. You should have a phone line connected for "Optimal performance".
    2. You need a phone line connected to order PPV via the remote.
    3. If you have multiple TVs, and the receivers are connected to the same phone line, you can have them mirrored (for the $4.99 a month fee) instead of buying subscriptions for each receiver.
     
  8. Dec 29, 2007 #88 of 329
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    Tom,

    I'd like to know if the MLB EI and NFL ST Superfan packages will be moderated at all in '08. It's safe to say I watch 90+% of the Red Sox games broadcast via MLB EI and I have no interest in the Strike Zone Channel or the mix channel. Is there any chance that D* will charge for HD only as opposed to the 'gimmick' channels? Or, maybe not charge any extra at all for MLB EI HD or NFL ST HD?;)

    Thanks...
     
  9. Dec 29, 2007 #89 of 329
    OverThereTooMuch

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    What do you mean by "moderated"?

    I think there's a great opportunity for DTV here with the SuperFan package specifically. I also don't find any value in the RZC, I don't watch the mix channels because my reciever doesn't use them correctly, and I don't watch the SD feeds. But I LOVE the 30 minute ShortCuts.

    Seems like they could sell you a season pass for that feature only on a per-team basis. Maybe require ST, or maybe also make it available (at some higher price) for everyone. Many fans don't want to pay $200+ for ST but would probably pay $50 or $75/year to make sure they see all of their team's games.

    Also, the ShortCuts really need to move to HD.
     
  10. Dec 29, 2007 #90 of 329
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    kept within reasonable pricing limits...
     
  11. Dec 29, 2007 #91 of 329
    houskamp

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    Oh, one more: Are they going to make a "big button" remote with the color buttons on it?
     
  12. Dec 29, 2007 #92 of 329
    Lord Vader

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    I agree, Drew! This has always irritated the heck out of me. Even if I want to go view a bill that I receive via US Mail, I have to check the box that says I agree that I no longer will receive a paper bill. Ridiculous!
     
  13. Dec 30, 2007 #93 of 329
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    okay. ask when they are going to move locals from the 72.5 bird?

    and are they going to add any SD programing for us,who prefer to wait for the HD package not be an extra cost, and not going to run out and buy a decent HD set until their current tv says that they need to.
     
  14. Dec 30, 2007 #94 of 329
    OverThereTooMuch

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    Another request:


    When are they going to roll out their HomePlug equipment?
     
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    carl6

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    Add me to the list of people interested in this issue. I will always keep paper billing, and DirecTV is the only company I do business with that does not allow me on-liine access to my bill and account information because I have paper billing. This is absolutely absurd.

    Carl
     
  16. Dec 30, 2007 #96 of 329
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    A lot of people don't have blazing fast internet.... Maybe DirectTV could do different encoders like mpeg4, or divx, xvid format to cut down filesize without comprising quality of the show. Some people in this forum don't even get the full 6 meg or so from DirecTV's end, DirectTV might need more servers and more bandwidth to accomodate more users.
     
  17. Dec 30, 2007 #97 of 329
    spartanstew

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    This is true? The protection plan is increasing to $20 per month??


    That would be fine, except for the fact that DOD items expire. I guess you could keep downloading it.

    But, why do DOD items expire. I can record Tudors off of Showtime and keep it forever on my DVR, or I can get it from DOD and it deletes itself in a few weeks. Why is that?

    My wife just downloaded a bunch of National Body Challenge things from DOD (15 minute work-outs). They all expire the beginning of February (IIRC). Why is that? I guess she'll start getting fat again in March.
     
  18. Dec 30, 2007 #98 of 329
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    Geez Tom you'll have a long list.

    Ok, speaking of sports, how about NHL and NBA mix channels? And how about making the NFL mix channel have bigger pictures by only putting 6 games instead of 8 games on it. And all them in HD of course. :)
     
  19. Dec 30, 2007 #99 of 329
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    this issue cost me a few bucks..........:nono: not home all the time to known whats happen with ppv etc..... didn't known by looking on line that paper bill went bye..........late charges later i did.......:rolleyes: oh well live and learn.....:p
     
  20. harsh

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    The DIRECTV receivers do MPEG2 and MPEG4 in hardware. It is quite likely that they are already using slow cooked MPEG4 for DOD that would be difficult to improve upon.

    The possibility of adding software CODECs is vanishingly small.
     
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