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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 28, 2013 #981 of 1828
    thelucky1

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    That's good news! Thx!
     
  2. Jan 28, 2013 #982 of 1828
    Starchild

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    They all show up as of 6am Thursday. Encore action shows a start time of 8 am though.

    Hurray for more HD!
     
  3. Jan 28, 2013 #983 of 1828
    YUMA11

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    Yep,encore actionHD staring 8 am.
     
  4. Jan 28, 2013 #984 of 1828
    PrinceLH

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    It's now a principle thing. I'm sick of being dinged for every extra receiver that I own. It used to be $5.00 per receiver, now it's $7.00. For 4 receivers, that's an extra $6.00 per month, in the last two years. Same thing for DVR service. It was $5.00 and now $7.00. Enough of being gouged with service fee increases.
     
  5. Jan 29, 2013 #985 of 1828
    Laxguy

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    Gouged? GOUGED?? Have you figured out the annual percentage increase that represents? I haven't, but pretty sure it's not out of line with just about any service price increase over the same time span.
     
  6. Jan 29, 2013 #986 of 1828
    bobkatF

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    After 20 years, we're going to get Lynn Russell in HD.
     
  7. Jan 29, 2013 #987 of 1828
    DBSooner

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    Now my HD viewing is 100% complete with IDHD. I love watching that channel late at night.
     
  8. Jan 29, 2013 #988 of 1828
    jwakers

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    So my directv app says that H2 (channel 271) is in HD but I don't see it in HD in my guide. Is this a typo or foreshadowing?
     
  9. Jan 29, 2013 #989 of 1828
    MysteryMan

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    There wasn't any HD 20 years ago. The first public HD broadcast in the U.S. occured on 23 July 1996.
     
  10. Jan 29, 2013 #990 of 1828
    seern

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    Thursday...
     
  11. Jan 29, 2013 #991 of 1828
    jameskelly

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    I'm sorry, but at the prices we are paying DTV, you think ALL of their channels would be HD. This should not be an issue at all! And some reply's say Thanks? A friend of mine has TWC, and ALL the major channels are in HD.
     
  12. Jan 29, 2013 #992 of 1828
    captaink5217

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    I agree, I understand that package prices increase because prices on content rights go up but why increase lease fees on equipment, it's the same equipment and no extra cost to D.
     
  13. Jan 29, 2013 #993 of 1828
    Hoosier205

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    Define "major channels" please.
     
  14. Jan 29, 2013 #994 of 1828
    Justin23

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    +1
     
  15. Jan 29, 2013 #995 of 1828
    APB101

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    I haven't checked anything On Demand in over a week. Anything new there?

    (Last one was Sportsman Channel having some HD content.)
     
  16. Jan 29, 2013 #996 of 1828
    MysteryMan

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    It's kind of difficult to have all channels in HD when many of them are still broadcasting in SD only.
     
  17. Jan 29, 2013 #997 of 1828
    stevester23

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    You know what he meant
     
  18. Jan 29, 2013 #998 of 1828
    MysteryMan

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    Yeah, he's definitely not happy with DirecTV. :sure:
     
  19. Jan 29, 2013 #999 of 1828
    Tubaman-Z

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    I also dislike the increasing equipment fees, but I think that this will be the public rationale for it:

    1. "We (D*) keep upgrading the software - and our programmers and their development environments aren't free. So even if you have the same equipment, you get more value from it." (Not sure how this holds for non-DVR receivers)
    2. "We have increasing internal costs that have nothing to do with the content providers - infrastructure improvements, labor costs, etc.. While the annual package cost increase defrays some/all of the increased content cost it doesn't cover our other expenses."

    Again, don't mistake me - I dislike the increasing equipment costs and as such am strongly considering canceling 2 DVRs (leaving me with 1 DVR and no receivers) and replacing them with Roku HD boxes. One time cost of $60 each.
     
  20. Laxguy

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    It's not the same equipment in many cases, and in most cases for users with HD not the same as a few years ago.

    And costs for installing and maintaining equipment have risen, and will rise. How many calls per day with questions on DVRs do you think are handled? I bet many thousands. The CSRs get paid to respond to these, which I'd lump into "equipment costs" for most accounting purposes.
     
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