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DIRECTV HD Channel Anticipation (Official Q1 2011 Thread)

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by Scott Kocourek, Dec 26, 2010.

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  1. Hutchinshouse

    Hutchinshouse Hall Of Fame

    Sep 27, 2006
    Watch out, you’ll be pummeled for whining.

    I love DIRECTV. :heart:
  2. hdtvfan0001

    hdtvfan0001 Well-Known Member

    Jul 28, 2004
    Limited facts have appeared in this thread, but plenty of opinion.
    Apparently not that many, as the number of the net new subscribers keeps growing, as well as their total number of subscribers.

    160+ HD channels to choose from is hardly "an extreme lack". :rolleyes:

    On the other hand, Dish and cable have lost a significant number subscribers the past few quarters, so it would seem DirecTV is getting things more "right" than some other providers.

    Once additional new HD channels surface in the next month or so...it will further close any perceived gap, even to some naysayers.
  3. Rob

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    Apr 22, 2002
    With DVR, I would be happy with 1 or 2 HBO's in HD. They repeat the shows over and over. With HBO on demand, what's the point of more HBO channels repeating the same programs? The same goes with the other premiums.
  4. bobnewhouse

    bobnewhouse AllStar

    Jan 12, 2007
    I haven't studied the guide but it seems to me that HBO Signature and HBO Family do show a lot of different programming than the other HBO's. Signature seems to be the smaller, independent films while Family is well, uh, for family.

    I'm not so sure about what family shows in the evenings but in the mornings and early afternoon they show stuff I know doesn't show up on the other HBO's.

  5. raoul5788

    raoul5788 Guest

    May 13, 2006
    This is a foolish statement. How can you say that with over 160 hd channels that there is an extreme lack of basic hd channels? If they don't have what you want, go somewhere else. It's pretty simple, really.
  6. slimoli

    slimoli Hall Of Fame

    Jan 27, 2005
    HBO SIG is perhaps the best HBO channel if you like great movies like Chinatown and Frenzy. Good HD addition, IMO.
  7. APB101

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    Sep 1, 2010
    Point taken. Customer, with cable programming, is required to subscribe to basic level before premium movies can be accessed.

    Non-premium movies, carried by DirecTV only in SD, whose HD feeds are MIA:
    204 HLN HD
    230 DIY HD
    232 COOK HD
    233 GSN HD
    235 Style HD
    236 E! HD
    238 REELZ HD
    240 HSN HD
    246 truTV HD
    251 OXYGEN HD
    253 LMN HD
    254 AMC HD
    256 TCM HD
    258 FMC HD
    260 We HD
    264 BBCAM HD
    271 Hint'l HD
    272 LOGO HD
    273 TVGN HD
    274 OVAT HD
    275 QVC HD
    279 OWN HD
    283 NGWILD HD
    285 ID HD
    289 NASA HD
    294 TheHub HD
    295 SPROUT HD
    313 JTV HD
    328 TVONE HD
    330 CENTRC HD
    338 gmc HD
    339 FUSE HD
    345 RFD HD
    350 CSPAN HD
    351 CSPAN2 HD

    404 GALA HD
    559 IFC HD
    605 SPRTSM HD
  8. slimoli

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    Jan 27, 2005
    I only watch 3 channels (AMC,IFC,TCM)on the list above and wouldn't watch the others even in HD.
  9. e4123

    e4123 AllStar

    Jan 31, 2011
    How many of those are available as HD on Dish?
  10. APB101

    APB101 Icon

    Sep 1, 2010
    1) AMC HD
    2) BBCAM HD
    3) CENTRC HD
    4) COOK HD
    5) DIY HD
    6) E! HD
    7) GALA HD
    8) HLN HD
    9) Hint'l HD
    10) ID HD
    11) LMN HD
    12) LOGO HD
    13) NGWILD HD
    14) OWN HD
    15) RFD HD
    16) SPRTSM HD
    17) Style HD
    18) truTV HD
    19) TCM HD
  11. Curtis0620

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    Apr 22, 2002
    None, they only have HD-Lite.
  12. hdtvfan0001

    hdtvfan0001 Well-Known Member

    Jul 28, 2004
  13. Sixto

    Sixto Well-Known Member

    Nov 18, 2005
    Not sure if this was serious or not ... :)

    Sunday Ticket shares bandwidth with Cinema HD, thus unless the NFL is going away permanently (which might reduce the part-time HD shared bandwidth need) then no effect.

    And as most know, lots of bandwidth out there ... 6 open transponders on D12 ... and 3 slots on D12 TP11 ... and then there's those 5 mystery slots on D12 TP20 for over a year ...
  14. APB101

    APB101 Icon

    Sep 1, 2010
    Capacity: How many individual channels does this make possible for DirecTV to add in HD (not already made available; please discount 03.30.2011 additions of HBO Signature HD and HBO Family HD)?
  15. zimm7778

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    Nov 11, 2007
    It seems like no matter what happens people are going to complain. I really think tomorrow Directv could add every missing HD channel they carry in standard and people will still complain that the International Food & Wine Network is not available to subs! I understood the uproar over the HD ppv channel explosion when they lit up whichever "D" that was, but this is just plain silly in my opinion.

    I do not subscribe to HBO. However, I do not feel it is a waste of time for them to add it. It's not all about me, me, me, me. I am aware there are thousands of people who subscribe to premium channels and want the most value for their $ as well. It's not like Directv told those people, "ok, you want HBO well since we only have 2 channels in HD and you have an HD package we'll drop $5 off your HD or Premium fee." They pay the same thing we basic subs do to have access to those HD channels.

    Just like many of you lament not having BBC America HD, DIY HD, AMC HD, etc. (which those I couldn't personally care less if they were even offered in SD let alone HD) Those people have been waiting for their premiums in HD to be added. Why it is that just because a channel addition didn't suit your desires you feel the need to complain about it is beyond me.
  16. Satelliteracer

    Satelliteracer Hall Of Fame

    Dec 6, 2006


    Besides, if the NFL is in a strike and additional channels are put in HD, what happens when the NFL comes back (which it will)? Do those HD channels come down?

    More HD is coming folks. One deal was just done last week. Another was also completed recently. More to come this Spring. :D
  17. Coca Cola Kid

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    Jul 19, 2009
    Mt. Morris, MI
    I can see the airing of grievances is in full swing. Happy Festivus everyone!
  18. Sixto

    Sixto Well-Known Member

    Nov 18, 2005
    Sure, the D12 utilization table is always up-to-date in the Status/Notification thread:

    SPACEMAKER Freethinker

    Dec 11, 2007
    Mason, MI
    If you want more HD then get the Premier package. I don't go to my neighbors and whine about wanting a car as nice as his when I could get one just like it if I paid more money.
  20. APB101

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    Sep 1, 2010

    Could 33 HD additions come in without much hurting quality?
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