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Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by Mike Bertelson, Mar 24, 2012.
I want TCM in HD
Never mind BBC-HD, talk about no basic, how about PBS-HD?? Those of us with no frickin HD LILs have to rely on OTA for PBS-HD, and that's a losing proposition. Thanks fer nuthin D*!!
How far away are you from a DMSA that has 'em?
Don't know, I'm in the dreaded Monterey-Salinas Walking Dead zone.
You have discovered a great source for information there. Swanni has his finger on the pulse.
If he predicts it, it will happen.
As I have posted before, Swanni is a lot like Dr. Phil. The two of them know averything there is to know about absolutely nothing.
What page # did I miss about the comments for E! positive & negative...because I know there's always good & bad in every HD addition..? E! is in HD? wow a channel I totally never asked for....I was in the Carribean for 2 weeks and E! is all I come back to added? bah!
game on everyone...does E! even have any good shows? or will it be the forgotten addition of HD like Shorts was??
don't even see a topic on the DBS main page for E! being added...guess it was low on the pecking order or pay no mind list..
My non techie outside looking in response to that is.......
If SD was to be ended by either D* or E* I can say that every spot in the hotels I visited recently in Puerto Rico & Virgin Islands would be reduced to snow on their HD sets...I found alot of SD broadcasts on HD sets..meaning the analog boxes are still VERY MUCH ALIVE..they may have upgraded the flats the hotel has but damn all those HDMI wiring's they SURELY DO NOT WANT TO SPEND MONEY ON TO DO, let alone upgrade their service and billing to reflect HD tier now.....when a coax line runs fine to the flat screen we already spent money on...we'll just have it in SD on a huge screen!! yeah that'll work!!
You are wrong about how those systems work in general. They are far more complex and expensive right now, but it appears DirecTV is heading towards changing the way they do hotels by putting DVrs in rooms and using hdmi cables. That is big.
Right now they have head end units that modulate channels and then broadcast them to to TVS through the coax. That can be done with hd but is so expensive it's cost prohibitive for most. At least that's how a lot of the big hotels do it that have had DirecTV for a while from what I have been told. I think that's why they are trying to move to putting DVrs in rooms so they can compete price wise on installing systems into hotels.
You didn't look hard enough. There's a long thread about it, over 200 posts.
does any hotel chain in present day have DVR's ?
thanks..I was away and missed the priceless insight of this site..and I don't mean that sarcastically..
Do they preload them or something? I can't see much point in a hotel DVR when most people are only staying 1 or 2 nights.
Welcome to dbstalk.com!
Interesting observations you've made.
DirecTV is inexusably behind on basic-cable channels in HD. But, the company chose over the last two years to focus on multiscreens of premium-movie programming (HBO, Cinemax, Starz, Showtime). Questionable capacity, so much an issue, and it's wait until the next satellite launch.
Hope you post even more here!
I would think the first hotels to do it would be extended stay variety where the average stay is more than one night.
Even in one night, you can still use trick play and timeshift or watch more than one program that is on at the same time with a DVR.
I would love one if I were staying just for a night.
This is highly dependent on your locale. My cable company offers less "basic" HD channels then DirecTV for instance, which is Time Warner.
He cut & pasted a Swanni blog.
Well that's kind of embarrassing getting caught plagiarizing Swanni!