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DIRECTV and HDNet Settle Lawsuit

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by tfederov, Dec 7, 2007.

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  1. Dec 7, 2007 #61 of 124
    spartanstew

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    Just an FYI, I currently have a 7 TV distribution system with D*. It's seamless and works great (although HD can only on the main system - but it's my only HD anyway)
     
  2. Dec 7, 2007 #62 of 124
    spartanstew

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    It absolutely does not say that.

    All the channels currently in the package do not have a SD counterpart, but that doesn't mean that all channels without and SD counterpart are in the package.

    I guess Earl's right, maybe they should change the wording, because it's obviously confusing people.
     
  3. Dec 7, 2007 #63 of 124
    gcisko

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    I agree. And I do apologize to everyone if it seems like I am being a jerk. Believe it or not, that really is not my intention. But to many it does seem like the directv site says one thing. Then we are being told it does not mean what it appears to mean.
     
  4. Dec 7, 2007 #64 of 124
    coota

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    I not thrilled about paying an additional $5 a month, however, I will pay it because I really enjoy HDNet Movies and MGM channel.
     
  5. Dec 7, 2007 #65 of 124
    bobnielsen

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    I find that I watch HD Net Movies more than any of the other movie channels so I'm still going for the HD Extra package.
     
  6. Dec 7, 2007 #66 of 124
    mnbulldog

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    I never had a problem with paying for them since I watch them. But, I have to admit I have a problem paying $4.99 for one less channel. Where is the change in price now that DirecTV is taking a channel out of the package?
     
  7. Dec 7, 2007 #67 of 124
    Cyclone99

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    It's a win for Cuban because he got the channel that runs advertising in the main HD package. He claimed his ad rates were going to decrease because he would have fewer subscribers in the Extra Pack; now that is not going to happen. HDNet Movies, which will be in the Extra Pack, is commercial free.
     
  8. Dec 7, 2007 #68 of 124
    jjohns

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    It's status quo for D*. Just like advertising 70 HD channels instead of 70 HD-capable channels. You have to dissect, weigh and examine every word for every single meaning. It depends on what the word "is" is.
     
  9. Dec 7, 2007 #69 of 124
    Araxen

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    Glad to see HDnet back into the basic tier of HD. I didn't want to pay $5 just for HDnet(the only channel useful to me in that extra tier).
     
  10. Dec 7, 2007 #70 of 124
    spartanstew

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    Not to get off topic, but are you suggesting that D* should somehow force all the HD stations to show nothing buy HD? Doesn't every provider advertise an HD station as HD? How would you rather they advertise it? Don't whine for the sake of whining.



    edit: Nevermind, don't bother responding. I see you've been constantly spewing the same thing since you joined. Get over it.
     
  11. Dec 7, 2007 #71 of 124
    fhedrick

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    Here's another odd duck. I watch more movies on HDNet and MGM than anywhere else, so I would really miss them if I don't go with the extra tier.
     
  12. Dec 7, 2007 #72 of 124
    Steve Rhodes

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    I think D* should charge whatever the market will bear for its services.

    But, to be honest, I can't see these few channels of questionable additional content being worth $5 to most people. Maybe they will sign up, but I have my doubts.

    I'm betting that $5 for this small number of channels will not last long. D*will give up on the additional cost, will rapidly add channels to this package or something.
     
  13. Dec 7, 2007 #73 of 124
    Earl Bonovich

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    Unless there is something very different about the contracts.
    The price DirecTV has to pay to the content providers, is usually dictated by the number of subscribers.

    So it will be the channels that "give up" before DirecTV probably changes the package price (or the existance of the package)
     
  14. Dec 7, 2007 #74 of 124
    jjohns

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    "Whine for the sake of whining??"
    Nevermind, don't bother responding. "I see you've been constantly spewing the same thing since you joined. Get over it."


    Type personal accusations, then "nevermind" to disguise them?

    If you mean having an opinion of your own instead of buying the tennis shoes and worshiping Marshall and Bonnie, then guilty as charged.

    The providers aren't the ones running the advertisements on national tv claiming 70 high def channels. DirecTV is.
     
  15. Dec 7, 2007 #75 of 124
    Steve Rhodes

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    But D* could roll the extra stations back into the base package and up the base package from $10 to $12 or $13.

    It could pull stations out of the base package to make the extra package have a better value.

    It could bring new HD channels on-line sooner and roll them into the extra package.

    D* has lots of options potentially. There is no reason to think that this $10 and $5 price points and packaging will last for long. It might but it might not too.
     
  16. Dec 7, 2007 #76 of 124
    Earl Bonovich

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    As for the "personal" stuf... enough... :backtotop

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    As to this claim.

    Then how many HD networks are there? 2 maybe 3?
    HDNet, HDMovies, Smith?

    As I think those are the only 100% HD channels
    Everything else at different times, does show SD content.

    Even if SCI-FI HD only shows 3 shows in HD... it is an HD Channel.
     
  17. Dec 7, 2007 #77 of 124
    paulman182

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    And they most definitely are high def channels, no matter what they show.

    Why not complain about color channels showing black and white movies, or Sci-Fi showing wrestling? But be sure to condemn DirecTV for allowing such atrocities to occur!
     
  18. Dec 7, 2007 #78 of 124
    Earl Bonovich

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    They most certainly could....

    They could also pull out all the Discovery Channels, and make that an extra package.... Or pull out all the news based channels and make that another package...

    But, there is also no reason not to think that it won't remain the same for a while either.
     
  19. Dec 7, 2007 #79 of 124
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    Whether or not channels were true simulcasts or not had nothing to do with this whole situation. That was just a convenient pretext that DirecTV used (because it almost fit) when they decided that the way to get around the restrictions in their contract with HDNet was to create the HD access “tier that’s not a tier”.
     
  20. Dec 7, 2007 #80 of 124
    wweguy

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    Really no reason for me to get the extra pack now.

    Smithsonian is great, but not much material, I think I have seen it all now. MGM HD has a bunch of movies I never heard of.

    Universal HD can seem to figure out its identity there is nothing that I must tune into here.

    HDNet Movies, while good I have seen most of the movies on this channel, its not worth paying for.

    Thats my opinion anyways.
     
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