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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. cypherx

    cypherx Hall Of Fame

    Aug 27, 2010
    PA - Berks...
    Looks like I will enjoy Portlandia in HD this Friday on IFC!

    Thanks Satracer!
  2. lacubs

    lacubs Godfather

    Sep 11, 2010

    i understand what your saying but i don't like reading "soon" when people ask for a channel we all just guessing here.
  3. tonyd79

    tonyd79 Hall Of Fame

    Jul 24, 2006
    Columbia, MD
    Hmm. March/April.

    Baseball opening day is March 31.

    Just sayin.
  4. Hoosier205

    Hoosier205 Active Member

    Sep 3, 2007
    Well, "soon" is often the best answer available.
  5. APB101

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    Sep 1, 2010
    Thank you!
  6. tonyd79

    tonyd79 Hall Of Fame

    Jul 24, 2006
    Columbia, MD
    Of course we are. Everyone except SatRacer.

    Then guessing goes away when test channels appear and Sixto finds them. Then we get to guess on the exact launch date.

    Would you rather know nothing at all or have some guesses that range from wild-ass to semi-knowledgeable?
  7. Christopher Gould

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    Jan 14, 2007
    In the days before local channels were added directv rarely ever added more than one channel a month. Then locals came along they started adding them in bunches.
  8. erosroadie

    erosroadie Godfather

    Jan 9, 2007
    His posts alone are reason enough to keep this thread alive, interwoven...
  9. erosroadie

    erosroadie Godfather

    Jan 9, 2007
    ...and the most comprehensive...
  10. Barcthespark

    Barcthespark Godfather

    Dec 16, 2007
    The "soon" response is just an old forum joke that wore out long ago, but some still use it in an attempt to be snide or funny.

    Bottom line is that other than Satelliteracer, no one here knows (or at least can share) that info.
  11. Sea bass

    Sea bass Icon

    Jun 9, 2005
    Exactly right a worn out joke kinda like "that's what she said"

    Old & worn, but still has it's moments of briliance!:)
  12. je4755

    je4755 Godfather

    Dec 11, 2006
    Outstanding news about the availability of H2 HD tomorrow. We're approaching the point at which I can reduce my outlays for Comcast TV.
  13. Santi360HD

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    Oct 6, 2008
    New York City
    Until FIOS (if it ever) comes to Northern Manhattan..I'll be stuck with relying on Time Warner for Internet..So I'll always have D* and TWC in some form..
  14. R0am3r

    R0am3r Legend

    Sep 20, 2008
    Great news! Thanks for the updates.
  15. je4755

    je4755 Godfather

    Dec 11, 2006
    As I understand it, in eastern cities where FIOS and Comcast compete, the latter both introduced 305mbps internet speed and more than doubled the speed of its 50mbps tier at no extra cost. In Monterey, which lacks FIOS as an alternative (paralleling your situation), Comcast offers no such options. Consequently, I pay 70% more for 105mbps than my counterparts back east.

    I ultimately will retain a basic HD package from Comcast both to insure against rain fade and enjoy access to two PBS HD channels.
  16. Satelliteracer

    Satelliteracer Hall Of Fame

    Dec 6, 2006
    Honestly, I don't know often either. :) Things change a lot. Many moving parts. Share what I can, but putting things out too far in advance can lead to some false expectations if a hiccup occurs. So we try not to do that. Unfortunately that means vague timing, but not sure how to avoid that.
  17. studechip

    studechip Godfather

    Apr 16, 2012
    C'mon Satelliteracer, it's not like it's rocket scie.... never mind.
  18. Tubaman-Z

    Tubaman-Z Godfather

    Jul 30, 2007

    I'm curious about something. Setting aside for a moment the beta testing that happens as part of the Cutting Edge program, does D* get any particular value from these forums/the discussions? I and many others sincerely value your contributions across the many threads - your perspectives and insights not just about D* but about the industry in general are very helpful. On the other hand I feel like sometimes we may cause "trouble" (advocating CSR roulette?) for D* that can't be appreciated. Anyway - just curious if there is any particular value for D* to what goes on here (again -outside of CE).

    (I know - this isn't about HD anticipation. But thanks to SatRacer we already know we are looking out to 2Q for a 99.9% chance of adding 1 more.)
  19. Satelliteracer

    Satelliteracer Hall Of Fame

    Dec 6, 2006
    Absolutely. I will glance through them usually a few minutes a day and sometimes something will catch my eye that I escalate. Others that monitor do the same. There are usually tidbits that are very helpful.

    Now, certainly the nature of most forums (whether it is DBS, telephone, politics, sports, etc) can bring out the forces of negativity at times, but that's the nature of the forum. It's understandable. Not many times where customers call just to say I LOVE YOU. Same goes for a message forum, but there is some really good insight from regular every day users that is invaluable. There is other insight from "super users" that is often really out of the box that I enjoy reading. A good mix from all sorts of users. Some good, some bad, some deserved, some not deserved. You take it all.

    It's a good place. :)
  20. georule

    georule Hall Of Fame

    Mar 31, 2010
    That's the very mature attitude of an internet forum veteran, imo.
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