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Directv and dish in 10 years

Discussion in 'General Satellite Discussion' started by onan38, Jul 31, 2008.

  1. onan38

    onan38 Legend

    Jul 17, 2008
    With all the advancements in recent years where do you see Directv and Dish (lets say.) 10 years from now?
  2. curt8403

    curt8403 Hall Of Fame

    Dec 27, 2007
    holograms. Holosuites, 100% interactive programming,
  3. Michael D'Angelo

    Michael D'Angelo Lifetime Achiever

    Oct 20, 2006
    I am going to move this to the "General Satellite Discussion" forum since it is about both DIRECTV and Dish Network.
  4. syphix

    syphix Hall Of Fame

    Jun 23, 2004
    10 years from now?

    - The new "SIRIUS XM RADIO" lineup replaced just the XM/SIRIUS channels.

    - 60-75% of the channels will be HD.

    - A few "3D" channels for the new 3D TV's that are coming on the market.

    - FINALLY an interactive "Weather Channel" (I don't know why they can't do that now with their current interactive technology...the only thing I miss from cable is local on the 8's with temp and other stats).
  5. hdtvfan0001

    hdtvfan0001 Well-Known Member

    Jul 28, 2004
    10 years from now - one of those companies won't be around anymore....and it won't be DirecTV. :D
  6. jclewter79

    jclewter79 Hall Of Fame

    Jan 8, 2008
    Ten years from now? The D* HDDVR will finally be reliable. Probably because D* will be buying hardware from Echostar.
  7. hdtvfan0001

    hdtvfan0001 Well-Known Member

    Jul 28, 2004
    Tattoo....Tattoo......come quick.........the plane........the plane..... :D

    Welcome to ...... :lol:
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    jclewter79 Hall Of Fame

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    Stuart Sweet

    Stuart Sweet The Shadow Knows!

    Jun 18, 2006
    Ten years from now... it's hard to say. I think that IPTV will be a much bigger force, and so I think that satellite-based content delivery may very well change to a push service that puts more content on your local receiver for instant retrieval, much like Movies Now on DIRECTV. I think that there will be more content but possibly fewer channels as DVRs make multiple showings unnecessary, so stations that now have multiple showings or infomercials at night will be able to carry more unique content.
  10. ShawnL25

    ShawnL25 Icon

    Mar 2, 2007
    Whole Home Distribution with 5TB DVR and hopfully DLB.
  11. Ken S

    Ken S RIP

    Feb 12, 2007
    Funny, wasn't it Dish that bought DirecTV before Justice stepped in?
  12. hdtvfan0001

    hdtvfan0001 Well-Known Member

    Jul 28, 2004
    All sorts of ownership things have happened...that's so...so....so... last millenium. :D
  13. Ken S

    Ken S RIP

    Feb 12, 2007
    Yes, that's true...DirecTV has been swapped around more than a loose barmaid in Dutch Harbor.
  14. Redlinetire

    Redlinetire Icon

    Jul 24, 2007
    Dish has this with their newer receivers (at least it's on my 722). You can pull up forecast and radar for your local area with the weather channel playing in the background. Like most interactive stuff it's slow to get there and to load, but it is available...
  15. Jhon69

    Jhon69 Hall Of Fame

    Mar 27, 2006
    Central San...

    "Damn she's good.;) :D
  16. James Long

    James Long Ready for Uplink! Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

    Apr 17, 2003
    I pulled my 301 out of mothballs (long story - not relevant to the topic) and the interactive weather on The Weather Channel works nicely on it as well. Just press select when you see the on screen prompt.
  17. allargon

    allargon Legend

    May 2, 2007
    10 years from now I hope we are talking about at least deep color 3D 2160p if not 4k or UltraHD.

    I'm already wanting 1440p. 1080p is so 2006.
  18. Nick

    Nick Retired, part-time PITA DBSTalk Club

    Apr 23, 2002
    ...both D* and E* are claiming 1,000 HD channels, soon to be 5000 HD channels by "the end of the year", at a minimum resolution of 4320p all the time

    ...SD-only channels were banned by the FCC as a waste of bandwidth and died a lonely, tortured death.

    ...all attempts at producing a viable 3D transmission on a flat screen have been abandoned in favor of rapidly advancing Super-Immersion Holographic technology.

    ...5TB DVRs (no one says "HD" anymore, just like we no longer say "in living color") are available for $9.95.

    ...auto-configure wireless networking - true plug-n-play has finally arrived, almost!

    ...movie theaters have folded and are being converted to homeless shelters and flea markets.

    ...a late 20th century, 27" Sanyo CRT tv in mint condition sells as a collectors item on meBay for just under $20,000. It's called "a national treasure".

    ...the FCC (NAB) relents and agrees to allow satcos to offer unlimited multiple DMAs.

    ...HDNet now has 3 channels. HDNet Sports was added in 2015, Unfortunately, Mark Cuban is still bleeding cash and is now down to his last billion.

    ...Comcast, now officially renamed 'ComCrap', still doesn't carry the HDNets.

    ...Charlie Ergen is out of the closet and has admitted to subscribing to DirecTV.

    ...DBSTalk.com has grown to over 600,000, but 10% of us have passed on to that Great Sateliite Dish in the sky.

    And finally, Chris Blount & family have retired rich and are livin' large in Fiji.
  19. Carl Spock

    Carl Spock Superfly

    Sep 3, 2004
    I think a better question would be how will we watch TV in 10 years? DirecTV and Dish will have to be part of that revolution.

    You will have the ability to watch almost all of it on demand. Maybe in the morning, or when you get home from work, from your computer you will look through the various programs offered that day on channels you prefer. You will make up a play list and those will be downloaded to that computer. Add in movies you've requested to that play list, and you'll have what you want to watch. When you sit down at your TV, you'll request a show from that play list, and over your home network, it will be sent to a DVR hooked up to that TV. If you fall asleep or get a phone call, the show will be there, waiting for you. If you did fall asleep, when you woke up you could move into your bedroom and also watch the show from bed, getting it again from the main server. The next morning, you'll go back over the master play list, deleting those shows you watched or realize you'll never get back to, and start again.

    Will you also sit down on Sunday afternoon and watch a live sporting event? Of course. And could you channel scan if you are terminally bored? Probably, but with maybe a more limited list of shows to pick from. Law & Order won't be on three channels at once, eight hours a day. Why would it be when you can download a whole season any time you want to?

    Call it Television On Demand.
  20. Nick

    Nick Retired, part-time PITA DBSTalk Club

    Apr 23, 2002
    Uh. Carl...we're already doing that. :shrug:

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