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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. coolman302003

    coolman302003 2014 NBA CHAMPIONS!

    Jun 2, 2008
    Look at the Guide or tune to the channel when they are airing a movie that is rated R by the MPAA on FMC during the FXM programming block (which airs newer films from 3pm-3am ET) it is rated TV-14 (obviously because of content editing). Also at the start of the movies it will say "This film has been modified from its original version. It has been formatted to fit your screen and edited for content and time." or something close to that effect..

    Movies that air during the normal FMC programming block (which airs older 20th Century Fox movies from 3am-3pm ET) are uncut, commercial free & presented in there original aspect ratio as the director intended. R-rated films that air during this program block are usually given a TV-MA rating by the network.
  2. RACJ2

    RACJ2 Hall Of Fame

    Aug 2, 2008
    And there are some people who like any channel with the word Fox in it, for the same reason.
  3. mitchflorida

    mitchflorida Godfather

    May 18, 2009
    I am so sad. Fox Movie Channel is cutting out some of the f-words and s-words from their movies, because the advertisers don't want it in their programming.

    I say bravo to Fox Movie Channel!!

    And some of you are too lazy to fast forward through a few ads? Why don't you complain about ABC, CBS, and NBC?
  4. dpeters11

    dpeters11 Hall Of Fame

    May 30, 2007
    I'm fine getting through commercials in shows, but I don't want any ads or changes made to a movie.
  5. loudo

    loudo Well-Known Member

    Mar 24, 2005
    Central Maine
    Agree. I don't ever watch movies on anything except the premium movie channels. I hate butchered movies.
  6. boukengreen

    boukengreen Legend

    Sep 22, 2009
    same here thats why i don't watch movies on broadcast tv unless its a made for tv movie like the disney channel movies from early 2000's
  7. fleckrj

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    Sep 4, 2009
    Cary, NC
    I watch exactly one program on Fox and two programs on CBS (plus SEC football and basketball games). Other than sporting events and local news, I do not watch anything on ABC or NBC.

    I agree with others who have stated that movies should be uncut, uninterrupted, and shown in the OAR (which is why I no longer have HBO or SHO - they insist on cropping everything to 16x9, which is better than 4x3 pan and scam, but not much). If a channel is not going to show a movie the way it was intended to be shown, then the channel should not show the movie at all. I only watch movies on PPV or Blu-ray.
  8. Weller

    Weller Cool Member

    Apr 23, 2002
    Errm, ABC, CBS and NBC are over the air networks funded by commercials. Fox Movie channel is paid for with your monthly subscription. If they were to send all the networks that run commercials for free over the air then fine.
  9. tonyd79

    tonyd79 Hall Of Fame

    Jul 24, 2006
    Columbia, MD
    I don't watch theatrical movies on OTA channels either.

    TV shows are written for commercials. I don't mind them there. Theatrical movies are not made for commercials. They have a different flow.
  10. mnassour

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    Apr 23, 2002


    The point is...when you pay cash up front for a movie, you want to see it as the director intended....NOT as the advertiser/programmer/censor...intended.
  11. MysteryMan

    MysteryMan Well-Known Member DBSTalk Club

    May 17, 2010
  12. FenixTX

    FenixTX Godfather

    Nov 11, 2005
    Showtime shows their movies in OAR. HBO and Cinemax don't.
  13. georule

    georule Hall Of Fame

    Mar 31, 2010
    Not really true anymore. Sure, they have commercials revenue (as do many cable networks), but it is a progressively decreasing percentage of their total revenue pie. The truth is, the "broadcast networks" are now a cable business model that relies on both commercials and sub fees. . . . in the broadcast world they are called "retransmission fees", but a rose by any other name. . .

  14. Weller

    Weller Cool Member

    Apr 23, 2002
    Most likely true but I do not need to pay any fees to receive the broadcast networks OTA - and pay no extra to have them in HD either :grin:
  15. bjdotson

    bjdotson Legend

    Feb 20, 2007
    Well, regardless of retransmission fee or whatever; I anticipate getting more HD next quarter. Wouldn't that be cool.

    Hmmm...Maybe somebody should start a thread about that.
  16. lacubs

    lacubs Godfather

    Sep 11, 2010
    they will when the 2Q starts, it won't make it come any quickly
  17. paulman182

    paulman182 Hall Of Fame

    Aug 4, 2006
    I wish we lived in a G-rated world, I really do. (Well, at least PG-13.)

    But when I get tired of hearing profanity, there are many, many movies I can watch that were never made with such words to begin with.

    And new, old, regardless of rating, I want all movies UNCUT.

    As for your second point, I don't watch ABC, NBC, or CBS.
  18. lwilli201

    lwilli201 Hall Of Fame

    Dec 22, 2006
    I have to agree. The digital conversion also helped the OTA stations by reducing the viewing area in many places which, I am sure, forced many more to cable and satellite which would increase the stations retransmission fees. I lost about half the Kansas City stations after the conversion. It has to be very lucrative to get a set amount from every cable and satellite viewer that has access to you programing whether they watch you or not.
  19. bobnielsen

    bobnielsen Éminence grise

    Jun 29, 2006
    OTOH, before the conversion I could receive 8 OTA stations and now I get 30 (although my AM21 does not tune all of them and there are several I never watch).
  20. lwilli201

    lwilli201 Hall Of Fame

    Dec 22, 2006
    That is great. Wish that had happened here. During the transition the local FOX station posted on their website that due to the change that their viewing area had been reduced. I was getting some stations from the opposite direction before the transition, now not getting any.
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