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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. Feb 4, 2011 #1001 of 4070
    thelucky1

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    Thanks SatRacer!!!
     
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    Laxguy

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    Are you talking PQ, content, extra bugs or too many crawls, not the right sports, sports casters you hate; what?
     
  3. Feb 4, 2011 #1003 of 4070
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    Assuming network pricing parity that still leaves other providers adding HD, and at a higher rate than Directv, to nationals networks. Which also points to Directv being poor in the negotiation department, despite what people on here like to claim.

    So either Directv care little for adding these, or they are terrible at negotiating and closing deals. If it's the first then that is OK, but quit pretending to be the leader. Or as someone much more eloquent than myself once said, "Don't pi$$ on my back and tell me it's raining"
     
  4. Feb 4, 2011 #1004 of 4070
    Alan Gordon

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    Though not exactly on the top of my list, as someone who MAY be getting a 3DTV this year, I was glad to see that 3Net may be coming. I felt it would, but still glad to see something backing up that belief... :)

    ~Alan<~~~~~~~Heading back to other threads now...
     
  5. Feb 4, 2011 #1005 of 4070
    hdtvfan0001

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    Then again....that hasn't stopped some. :D:lol:

    I still anticipate we'll see more new national HD channels roll out within each of the 4 quarters this year...just a matter of how many and which ones.

    I also bet that a number of the channels famously mentioned in this thread are among the list we end up seeing in 2011.
     
  6. Feb 4, 2011 #1006 of 4070
    georule

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    So, late March or April then? :D

    Thanks for dropping by with some encouragement.
     
  7. Feb 4, 2011 #1007 of 4070
    Satelliteracer

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    You know what happens when one assumes :)
     
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    hdtvfan0001

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    !rolling
     
  9. Feb 4, 2011 #1009 of 4070
    Hoosier205

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    Your powers of deduction are sorely lacking.
     
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    Historically I think you are actually shown correct.

    I don't remember ever seeing any actual evidence that for some reason networks in general want to charge Directv more for broadcast rights than other companies. So I think it's a pretty good assumption that the playing field is fairly level in this respect.
     
  11. Feb 4, 2011 #1011 of 4070
    LameLefty

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    Except that "charging more" is not even necessarily the cause of any specific delays. You've obviously never negotiated a serious contract. Dollars and cents are usually only part of the equation. Other terms are usually just as important, if not more so. In this case, it might be the inclusion of escalator clauses based on numbers of subscribers or access to viewing data or signal requirements (for instance, it was widely reported back in 2007 that HBO had specific minimum bitrates it was requiring for digital carriage of its HD signals), co-carriage agreements (e.g., if you want Desirable Channel X you must also carry Our CEO's Low-Rated Pet Project at the same bitrates and with optimal placement in your program guide), etc., etc., etc.

    It ain't JUST about the benjamins. :nono:
     
  12. Feb 4, 2011 #1012 of 4070
    hdtvfan0001

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    Terms and Conditions are a glorious thing.... :eek2::D
     
  13. Feb 4, 2011 #1013 of 4070
    loudo

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    Don't think that will drop the price, if there were such a thing.

    Back in the days of C-Band, by the time you picked a la mode stations it was just a cheap or sometime cheaper to find a package with all of the stations you wanted in it, and just not watch the other channels. With a la mode it is more costly having to program receivers one at a time, versus assigning a pre-programming package to a receiver.
     
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    Lord Vader

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    In addition, Stuart, if nothing has changed, must he be expected to pop in every day and say essentially the same thing? If there's no new news to report, then why bother saying anything? An occasional "same ole, same ole" post is understandable, but need not be daily. Just my 2c.
     
  15. Feb 4, 2011 #1015 of 4070
    Lord Vader

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    You are quite correct in your assertions that people will pick you apart no matter what you say. If you said that in the first quarter channels X, Y, and Z would be lit up in HD, and they didn't light up until April 1st, you'd be crucified.

    You can't win.
     
  16. Feb 4, 2011 #1016 of 4070
    Stuart Sweet

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    Actually we all win with the information we do get. We should remember that.
     
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    georule

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    I think most of us do. :) Even on this thread, the habitual complainers and the habitual complainers about the complainers, are a minority of those who read it.
     
  18. Feb 4, 2011 #1018 of 4070
    je4755

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    Concur but note the adjective "basic" is missing from SR's declaration "more HD is coming this year." Hope this is an inadvertent omission.
     
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    sigma1914

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    You were saying? :lol:

     
  20. Feb 4, 2011 #1020 of 4070
    scoop8

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    That's correct ;). I rarely post in this thread since I read many posts that I don't agree with, some aimed at sports fans, of which I am, and is why I'm still with DirecTV (out of contract).

    Just my 2 cents but, when choosing a provider, I look at a combination of parameters: overall programming choice, picture Q, and price for what I'm getting in the overall channel pkg.

    No provider will cover the needs of everyone and it's all about choosing the best one that hopefully will satisfy the majority of one's requirements.

    I've looked at some of the other providers and none, as an overall sports fan, matches DirecTV's lineup. I look at the # of HD sports feeds as well, vs other providers, ie NHL CI, MLB EI.

    Conversely, there's no denying that I'd love to see all of the "Encore's" in HD as well as some of the more frequently-mentioned wish-list channels, although I don't watch much of some, AMC, BBCA.

    I would like to see all of the HBO's, Cinemax's, etc, carried by D* as well as the conversion to total HD for all channels but for now, the overall availability of channels and sports meet my requirements with D*.

    Unless (or until) the competition can match DirecTV's overall sports selections, I'm staying with them. Contrary to some posts that occasionally imply that out-of-contract customers will be more inclined to change providers, for me, I am not considering leaving with no contract to consider in the decision for the reasons mentioned in my post.
     
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