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DIRECTV HD Channel Anticipation (Official Q2-12 Thread)

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by Mike Bertelson, Mar 24, 2012.

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  1. Apr 12, 2012 #261 of 1602
    BigJ52

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    Same here.
     
  2. Apr 12, 2012 #262 of 1602
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    Re-post:

    Not sure if this is complete. What springs to mind among the missing....

    Comcast/NBC Universal programming (with HDs):
    Comcast SportsNet Northwest HD
    Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia HD

    E! Entertainment Television HD
    FEARnet HD
    G4 HD
    Oxygen HD
    PBS Kids Sprout HD
    Style Network HD
    TV One HD

    ^ Forgot FEARnet. (Sorry!)
     
  3. Apr 13, 2012 #263 of 1602
    QuickDrop

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    I haven't lately been a great watcher of E!, but I am happy that DirecTV is finally adding the channel in HD.

    Currently, like many people here, I only watch The Soup and, editorially, the show generally attacks E!'s own programming.

    Whatever I might think about it however, the programming is available to most subscribers of DirecTV, is known for original programming (we aren't getting Thriller E! 3 Or E! Criminal Intent), and reflects rating/viewership.

    If people have problems with the addition Of E! HD, I think the the real problem is with the limited basic HD additions since D10. People who want "their" channel in HD should be happy when other people other people get "their" channel in HD.
     
  4. Apr 13, 2012 #264 of 1602
    gopherscot

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    Thrilled to have E! HD ... my wife has been complaining about why it was not in HD. Now BBCA would be nice.
     
  5. Apr 13, 2012 #265 of 1602
    gopherscot

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    My wife is thrilled! :)
     
  6. Apr 13, 2012 #266 of 1602
    lparsons21

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    Of course in that poll some channels were not listed. Like BBCA!
     
  7. Apr 13, 2012 #267 of 1602
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    Well, actually it was.
     
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    It (BBCA) was #1 in the poll, with 66% popularity for the 1461 DBSTalk members who voted. 519 of 1461 voted it their first choice, with 61% as "strongly interested".

    http://www.dbstalk.com/showthread.php?t=190308

    The next choice (TCM) was 21 points lower, with only two other channels besides BBCA (TCM, DIY) with more then 100 1st place votes.

    Of those HD Channels with greater then 25% popularity, there were 8.

    2 (TruTV, E!) have/will be added since, we're 25% there with the top 8, hopefully more this year.

    And we always been asked to consider that DBSTalk is not necessarily representative of America in general. Geeks in general.
     
  9. Apr 13, 2012 #269 of 1602
    Jason Whiddon

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    Considering how many people I know that watch stuff like Jersey Shore, it's not surprising BBCAHD is not up yet...
     
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    Thanks, that was my recollection. Keep in mind D* does their own research and surveys as well, which will skew differently than here as I suspect about 95% of DBS Talk participants are male.
     
  11. Apr 13, 2012 #271 of 1602
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    Dripping...
    Which probably mirros life where 95% of the males have the remote control.
     
  12. Apr 13, 2012 #272 of 1602
    Alan Gordon

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    Maybe in old-fashioned households...

    Where I come from... the women have all the power, and that includes control over the remote control! :D

    ~Alan
     
  13. Apr 13, 2012 #273 of 1602
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    Dripping...
    You must be in the 5% then, every household I visit the male is in firm control of the TV.
     
  14. Apr 13, 2012 #274 of 1602
    loudo

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    Here also. That is, on her TV. :lol:
     
  15. Apr 13, 2012 #275 of 1602
    Alan Gordon

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    I didn't say MY house. ;) :D

    However, in pretty much every other household I know of, the only time the male has the remote is when the female is feeling generous or uninterested in TV. :D

    ~Alan
     
  16. Apr 13, 2012 #276 of 1602
    Sixto

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    Solved that here. :)

    She has her 1080p TV/HR34, I have my 1080p TV/HR34.

    She's rarely at my HR34, I'm often at her's, but when at her's I've always got the remote, until she wants control, then it's off to my TV. :)
     
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    lparsons21

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    Thanks. I went looking for it and couldn't find that poll.

    But I remember one, and I thought it was the last one, that had left out a few channels because of some reason that I can't recall.
     
  18. Apr 13, 2012 #278 of 1602
    Alan Gordon

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    It did leave out channels; AMC, FMC, G4, HBO, and Cinemax.

    AMC, HBO and Cinemax due to them apparently already being planned.

    G4 most likely because it was unimportant since DirecTV did not intend on carrying it anymore period.

    FMC... well...

    ~Alan
     
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    lparsons21

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    Wow! My 'remembering' is slipping these days. Maybe 'cause I'm OLD!! :)
     
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