DIRECTV HD Channel Anticipation (Official Q2 2011 Thread)

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  1. May 8, 2011 #2221 of 4112
    Laxguy

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    Since SR is out for a bit, I thought I'd take a stab at the question as to why he cannot specify the number of free slots:

    Competition.
    Management directive.
    "Loose lips sink birds"- well, not really, but I wanted an historical reference.
    He likes his job.

    I for one appreciate that SR does care, does take quite a bit of time to advise here and so forth.

    Happy Mother's day to all you Mothers! And those who have 'em! I lost mine nine years ago. Still miss her.
     
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    That would be really helpful. Shorts looks like it might be more useful to me if only it actually provided some useful information on what its showing. I really hate when there isnt enough info on a program in the guide data.

    Another good example of insufficient guide data is Nickelodeon. I record a certain show off that channel, but I'm only interested in new episodes, which are few and far between. But because there are so many repeats, and since they never bother to get the episode names and other data in there until a few days beforehand, I end up with like 60 episodes scheduled via my series link and its impossible to look at my upcoming recordings farther than like 4 or 5 days out.
     
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    Avder

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    Probably a clause in his employment contract saying he cant divulge information to the public without the express consent of management. In the past whenever Ive worked for any company that has any kind of proprietary information or a self interest in maintaining an image, theres always been a clause in the employment contract saying that I cant talk to the press or make information available to the public without management consent. I cant imagine DirecTV being any different. So I imagine SR just tells us what he can.
     
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    Thank you for that.
     
  5. May 8, 2011 #2225 of 4112
    Laxguy

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    Clause or no clause, judgement is required; obviously some info is divulged and not of the nature to be run up the ladder and back. But you're right that there probably is such a written agreement.
     
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    If Satracer leaves, this thread should be closed. He is the only sorurce of information here, everything else is the useless whiners X fanboys.
     
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    dcowboy7

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    Why do people get so hung up on closing threads ?

    Just dont visit them....duh.
     
  8. May 8, 2011 #2228 of 4112
    rkr0923

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    Well I see SR said ShortsHD was in the making for years.....good God we have no chance for anything meaningful
     
  9. May 8, 2011 #2229 of 4112
    loudo

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    People need to read SR's postings and stop prying for more information. He gives us heads up information and we need to leave it with that. As those of us, that have been here for years know, DirecTV is a very tight lipped company and we should appreciate any inside news we get.
     
  10. May 8, 2011 #2230 of 4112
    tonyd79

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    Come on. Lay off for just today, huh? ;)

    And I think Shorts is meaningful so far. I like it.
     
  11. May 8, 2011 #2231 of 4112
    JimAtTheRez

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    Quote:
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    Ironically, been pitching additional basic HD channels as well. We do read and listen to concerns here, I hope you understand this as we really do.




    +1

    SR, thanks for all you do.
     
  12. May 8, 2011 #2232 of 4112
    Laxguy

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    +1

    I think his "logic" was that if channel A took two years in negotiations, so will B, C, D, etc.......but who knows.:nono2:
     
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    What if B, C and D have already been in negotiotion for 18 months or longer.

    See, that's the part we aren't privvy to. We didn't know Shorts was even in the pipeline. Then it was suddenly here.

    We have no visibility on what is coming up when, and that is absolutely by design. Smart negotiators don't negotiate in the media. We will find out what we need to know when we need to know and probably not before. They could turn on something we weren't expecting at any time.
     
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    If he does,DirecTV will fire him.
     
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    I am sorry for your losses. :(

    Both of my parents are 72 and have been married 51 years. I hope I don't get that phone call for many more years to come. There is more to life then HDTV, family is, and should always be, #1.

    But this thread is so much fun and entertaining. :D
     
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    MysteryMan

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    Get real. :rolleyes:
     
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    SR,

    Please don't go. I find your posts witty, informative, and spot on.

    I think that the majority of people are like me, they don't post much but they really appreciate the info that you supply as given and don't try to "parse" every statement. Some of the statements I see in this thread make me literally cringe; but realize that some of us are actually grownups. I would spend a lot less time reading these forums if you weren't here.
     
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    rkr0923

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    I'm more real than most
     
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    cypherx

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    I understand if you want to leave Satracer. Do what you must... but just know your assistance here is greatly appreciated. Even if the news you bring does not satisfy the masses, it's at least some kind of communication on a more personal level that these big companies like DirecTV need to invest in.

    Keep fighting for us and see what you can to to put in the good word for more Basic HD channels. Everything you do for us is appreciated.
     
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