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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. Feb 8, 2013 #1361 of 1828
    James Long

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    That may prevent one from getting the channel in HD, but it does not prevent one from wanting a channel in HD.

    I am at the point where all the channels I watch are in HD. Not that I refuse to watch SD, but the channels I watch are HD.
     
  2. Feb 8, 2013 #1362 of 1828
    cypherx

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    The cable company that serves my area "Service Electric Cablevision" has it in HD on channel 633.

    I only subscribe to their Internet and Phone service, plus get a handful of ClearQAM which works as a good backup for some HD Locals.

    HD Channels from 500 to 784 :
    http://www.secv.com/cdocs/channel_birds.pdf

    They have a very good HD lineup, but the equipment is subpar. Horrible 1990's looking guide, no multiroom, no mobile apps, etc...
     
  3. Feb 8, 2013 #1363 of 1828
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    Same here;

    Particularly with the latest slate of HD additions, there isn't really much left that I watch in SD from DIRECTV and not due to any aversion to it. There just isn't too much SD programming of interest left for me to watch now.

    Any SD viewing I do now is pretty much all relegated to classic TV programs on OTA secondary sub-channels.

    RTN, MeTV, COZI, AntennaTV, THIS TV, Bounce TV, etc.
     
  4. Feb 8, 2013 #1364 of 1828
    georule

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    I pretty much actively refuse to watch SD, at least on DirecTV. I'll watch SD DVDs still, either 4:3 or 16:9 (much preferred). Or upconverted mpeg4 SD such as TCMHD. As has been pointed out, it's not just the SD-ness, but the amount of compression. However, I don't see that changing anytime soon.
     
  5. Feb 8, 2013 #1365 of 1828
    oldcrooner

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    Apparently FMC HD/FXM HD is carried on some smaller TWC, Comcast and privately owned cable systems but at this point it's hard to determine just how many. I know that they are on Massillon Cable near here and the Comcast system(s) in certain parts of east-central Ohio.
     
  6. Feb 8, 2013 #1366 of 1828
    cypherx

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    It's surprising how some of the smaller systems can have some decent HD channel lineups. I guess because they are smaller, there's less bureaucracy. They just are limited to the crappy software available to cable providers. Though I don't know why more smaller operators just don't do the RCN and Suddenlink route and offer the TiVo Premier Q multi room solution as their primary DVR offering.
     
  7. Feb 8, 2013 #1367 of 1828
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    Deals are probably easier to make for small companies. The money difference between two prices for a channel is not that big for the channel. If I'm a small system, I jump on the newer channels early, trying to get a deal so they can say they have systems.

    I once got a very early release of a car cheap because the dealer wanted it out on the street as advertising.
     
  8. Feb 9, 2013 #1368 of 1828
    acostapimps

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    Al bundy's wife would of love QVC HD or HSN HD. :lol:
     
  9. Feb 9, 2013 #1369 of 1828
    oldguy999

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    It's pretty easy to ONLY watch something if its in HD in 2013. When did you decide? I want Bloomberg but nothing like I needed AMC
     
  10. Feb 9, 2013 #1370 of 1828
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    Some Insight Cable systems added it BEFORE TWC had bought them almost a year later...
     
  11. Feb 9, 2013 #1371 of 1828
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    the chart has not been updated since dtv added 8 new hd channels.
     
  12. Feb 9, 2013 #1372 of 1828
    tonyd79

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    Which chart?
     
  13. Feb 9, 2013 #1373 of 1828
    Mike Bertelson

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    I think she's referring to the chart on AVSForum (Link).

    Mike
     
  14. Feb 9, 2013 #1374 of 1828
    cypherx

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    Yes contact the op of that thread over at AVSForum to update it.
     
  15. Feb 9, 2013 #1375 of 1828
    tonyd79

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    Thanks. Should've understood but it was pre coffee.

    And it hasn't been updated since November.

    Other than that I have many issues with that chart. I usually don't reference it.
     
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    iceturkee

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    that should read i think she's referring to the chart on avsforum.
     
  17. Feb 9, 2013 #1377 of 1828
    Mike Bertelson

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    Sorry about that. Fixed. :)

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    This may seem a silly question but. Why doesn't Directv have all the national channels that are available in HD ? I know for other providers its a matter of equipment in different areas or capacity or contracts.So for Directv what is keeping them from providing every national HD channel that is out there ?
     
  20. Feb 9, 2013 #1380 of 1828
    Tom Robertson

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    Capacity
    Contracts
    costs

    DIRECTV will add them as economics (and negotiations) allow.

    Peace,
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