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D12 - What did we get from it?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by Twill812, Feb 1, 2011.

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  1. Feb 1, 2011 #1 of 56
    Twill812

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    :confused: I'm confused. What did we really get from this new addition to DTV eyes in the sky? I've been told of my local in HD are coming for over a year now and just a hand full of new HD channels. Hell, ComCrap! has more HD channels in my location. Just wondering.
     
  2. Feb 1, 2011 #2 of 56
    hilmar2k

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    DIRECTV has some catching up to do for sure, but there was some HD added with D12.
     
  3. Feb 1, 2011 #3 of 56
    JoeTheDragon

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    Lots of LIL HD and more RSN moved to full time HD.
     
  4. Feb 1, 2011 #4 of 56
    Twill812

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    I guess my LIL HD are still pending.......:new_cussi
     
  5. Feb 1, 2011 #5 of 56
    tcusta00

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    If HD is important to you, and Comcast has more of it... :shrug:
     
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    Davenlr

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    Good idea, since right now, you can lock in a year for $29.95 of their digital starter, and $39.95 for their digital preferred... Which is exactly what I did.
     
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    alnielsen

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    And more PPV.
     
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    Richierich

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    We got The Travel Channel In HD!!! :)
     
  9. Feb 1, 2011 #9 of 56
    Twill812

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    Hmmmm.... I am beyond my contract with DTV. :scratchin
     
  10. tcusta00

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    Cool. Choices are good. Vote with your dollars. Life's too short to get bent outta shape about TV.
    I hereby give you permission to vote with your dollars as well.
     
  11. thelucky1

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    HD PPV, then more HD PPV! Did I mention more HD PPV! Of which I never watch! Haven't in many years!!!
     
  12. sigma1914

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    More complaining & more threads about it.
     
  13. JoeTheDragon

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    and pay $16 per HD DVR + $8-$9 for HD and + $8-$9 for outlets / boxes after box 1. + need sports pack for speed, fox movie, CBS College Sports, Tennis Channel, and TVG (all of listed one are in Directv choice or choice extra) + taxes and other fees. Also the outlet fees are not locked in.

    Free HBO for 6 mon needs a 2 year deal.
     
  14. Davenlr

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    I dont get bent out of shape, Ill just keep both for now. I love "The 101"'s concerts, and occasionally watch HDnet and Free Speech TV. There are enough D* channels that Xfinity doesnt carry and vice versa, to make it worth having both SELECT, and Xfinity preferred (for about the same price as Choice Ultimate) for the first year. Then Ill just reevaluate the best choice then.
     
  15. tcusta00

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    Was more referring to the OP's overuse of angry smilies.
     
  16. dcowboy7

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    More stupid threads like this.
     
  17. Richierich

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    And Just How Many HD Channels Do You Need To Have Before Your OCD Disease Is Happy & Content???
     
  18. Davenlr

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    I have four outlets. Two are free SD outlets using a DTA. One with Tivo S1. One is a HD Tivo Premier ($7.50) and the other is a Comcast box hooked to my computer based DVR for $7.50, so yes, it costs $1.50 more than a directv box, but SD tv's are free. Speed is in my package as is Golf, Tennis, MLB, NFL, NHL. That is why I have both services, I dont need Choice Extra for Speed (my main concern), plus I missed G4 and now have it in HD, as well as several MTV video channels I watch (SD), FuseHD, HIHD, HLNHD, IFCHD, ENCOREHD (and all the SDs), and I can watch Breaking Bad in HD now. Those are the ones that I watch, well worth the extra $ for me until D* adds them. (Except for Encore, which I know D* carries, but not in their Choice Extra pack. Plus all but Sony and HDNet Movie channels from the D* HD Extra pack are in my basic package.

    I am paying the same for both now, as I was for Choice Ultimate, but getting the best of both. Obviously dumping DirecTv in favor of Xfinity would cause some channels to be lost as some are gained. I dont advocate dropping D*, was just pointing out that for the price, it might benefit the OP to consider a lower tier D* package and the currently low 1 yr price on Xfinity.
     
  19. JoeTheDragon

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    only 2 dta are free and they DO NOT GET THE FULL LINE UP Right now in Chicago land you can't get CSN + on them. Have only RF out and NO GUIDE.
     
  20. Davenlr

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    No, they dont. I cannot pick up the HD channels with the DTA, or the music channels. But the Tivo gets the guide, and its in my roommates room, so if he wants HD, he can subscribe to whatever he wants :)

    Im only concerned with my TV and computer server, so those two HD outlets gives me 3 Xfinity tuners plus 2 free additional OTA tuners, and one FTA sat tuner. Then I have two DVR D* tuners, and two standalone D* receivers, so Im not going to miss much.

    FWIW, the $15 I have to pay for HD access on those two ports were saved when I signed up for the TV service, as it dropped my HSI bill by $15.
     
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