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DIRECTV HD Channel Anticipation (Official Q1-13 Thread)

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by Mike Bertelson, Dec 27, 2012.

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  1. Jan 23, 2013 #721 of 1828
    tonyd79

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    If you don't want a post answered by others, don't put it in a public thread. Use a PM.

    How many times do you have to be told that exact dates are not going to be forthcoming until they are 100% firm. Otherwise, you have to put up with a very serious "soon" answer.
     
  2. Jan 23, 2013 #722 of 1828
    Hoosier205

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  3. Jan 23, 2013 #723 of 1828
    Satelliteracer

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    No exact date, testing still to be done. Things can change and often do, thus dates aren't announced until the very end. I'm sure you understand.
     
  4. Jan 23, 2013 #724 of 1828
    tonyd79

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    It ain't gonna change. Things happen when they happen.

    BTW, you are assuming that the ONLY issue is testing the hardware and that all is working well. Maybe a fourth channel is having problems so we only get three this week. Maybe the contract specifies a "no earlier than" date. Maybe the contract isn't quite done (reference ION HD, which was in test for a long, long time). Maybe while the channels are in test, the people who have to process to make it real are not available or busy with something else.

    These have been visited before and you may have forgotten. There are a lot of things that go on. This isn't dumping fries in hot oil and serving them with a cheeseburger.

    And, if it weren't for Sixto, you wouldn't even know about those test channels at all.
     
  5. Jan 23, 2013 #725 of 1828
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    You seem to be operating under the misunderstanding that the test area is a marketing tool used to tease and frustrate you, rather than a test area for D*. The name would generally give it away for most folks. . .
     
  6. Jan 23, 2013 #726 of 1828
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    Evidently not.

    ;)
     
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    The answer to the question was provided.

    There are these thing called contracts and agreements. They usually include specific dates for execution. Just because Sixto sees something doesn't mean it is actively being tested. At times it can be a placeholder until they are ready for public transmission for various reasons.
     
  8. Jan 23, 2013 #728 of 1828
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    I vote that "soon" be replaced with "it won't be long now"
    :)
     
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    Otherwise known as...soon. :) Thank you Satelliteracer.
     
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    Thank you sir!

    I bet your wife will be happy for TV Land HD. :) :D ;)

     
  11. Jan 23, 2013 #731 of 1828
    tonyd79

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    IWBLN?
     
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    Wait, the light up is a Thursday?? that too is a 1st..
     
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    Satelliteracer

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    I haven't even told her yet. Damn, maybe I can convince her I'm a big shot that made it all happen. :) Somehow I think she'll know that isn't the case.
     
  14. Jan 23, 2013 #734 of 1828
    Satelliteracer

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    Actually, we lit some other channels up on a Thursday not that long ago if I recall.
     
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    too used to the Wednesday roll out...which is why I asked..
    oh well 2 of the 3 interest me in tomorrow's rollout.. I know its not rolling out tmrow but !!!! BRING ON H2 !!! :D
     
  16. Jan 23, 2013 #736 of 1828
    RunnerFL

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    No one is forcing you to come here.
     
  17. Jan 23, 2013 #737 of 1828
    Hoosier205

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    No it isn't.
     
  18. Jan 23, 2013 #738 of 1828
    RunnerFL

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    It's worth a shot!
     
  19. Jan 23, 2013 #739 of 1828
    RunnerFL

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    No, it's not.
     
  20. Jan 23, 2013 #740 of 1828
    RunnerFL

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    I think you got my point.
     
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