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DIRECTV HD Channel Anticipation (Official Q2 2011 Thread)

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by Scott Kocourek, Mar 17, 2011.

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  1. maartena

    maartena Hall Of Fame

    Nov 1, 2010
    I am highlighting this one.... Cox 4 in San Diego is, as you may have guessed, owned by Cox Communcations. Up until 2010, Cox blatantly refused to grant DirecTV, Dish, AT&T and FIOS access to Cox 4, and they kept it as a bargaining chip: Gotta have cable to watch your Padres play!

    It wasn't until almost a year ago that Cox was more or less forced by the FCC to also allow other networks access to Cox 4. Whether a deal has been signed between DirecTV and Cox, I don't know.... but since the FCC doesn't say anything about it being SD or HD, I would not be surprised that a Cox deal with DirecTV would only include the HD version at a ridiculously high price. Which would mean San Diego customers are indeed stuck at SD.

    It's not always a "OMG DirecTV is not giving the HD version" type of situation.... in this case, Cox is a snake, a rat, and a corporate lawyer all rolled into one, and THEY are pretty much the only cause why DirecTV doesn't carry Cox 4 in HD.

    See here: http://www.broadcastingcable.com/article/453805-Cox_Will_Give_AT_T_Others_Access_To_Padres_Games.php
  2. maartena

    maartena Hall Of Fame

    Nov 1, 2010
    They may have given themselves a week extra in case of problems. After all, if they had said the 18th, and then on 19th it isn't live because there are technical problems..... they look bad. :(

    If they however say the 25th, and then it is launched live on the 18th, or maybe the 20th or so after overcoming some technical difficulties, they look good. :)
  3. Coca Cola Kid

    Coca Cola Kid Hall Of Fame

    Jul 19, 2009
    Mt. Morris, MI
    Same reason we don't have CSN Philly.
  4. Laxguy

    Laxguy Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense.

    Dec 2, 2010
    I wouldn't be too surprised if Comcast is a bit sticky in some local areas, like Philly and the NW.. We're lucky here, getting all of Comcast in HD for Sharks, Giants and Niners (and I suppose Raiders and A's, though I dunno and don't care).

    Those stations, together with Cox, leaves only a handful of niche "sports". I don't consider fishing a sport, but a recreation. YMMV...... And many Outdoor activities aren't sports.
  5. espnjason

    espnjason Armchair Referee

    Sep 30, 2008
    I don't think it is D*'s fault regarding Cox 4 San Diego.

    And I believe it won't be long before the Padres, Chargers Insider shows, and San Diego State games are on FSN and thus readily available on D*.

    On the other hand, E* may have more basic HD as of right now. But they don't have the YES or MLB Network.... or NFL Sunday Ticket.
  6. JoeTheDragon

    JoeTheDragon Hall Of Fame

    Jul 21, 2008
    this is the last year for Padres on SD 4
  7. cmasia

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    Sep 18, 2007
    Las Vegas
    The D* vs. E* argument is so tired and stupid, I can't believe it keeps coming back.

    Can we start a Coke vs. Pepsi thread?

    A Schick vs. Gillette thread?

    D* has strengths, more than E* in my mind - and, therefore my wallet.

    But if I condemned E*, it would be no different than saying, "I like Coke, and you are stupid if you like Pepsi".

    It's none of my business what you like or don't like.

    Insipid arguments here about D* vs. E* diminish an otherwise great resource.
  8. sigma1914

    sigma1914 Well-Known Member DBSTalk Club

    Sep 5, 2006
    Allen, TX
    Umm, you're welcome??
  9. ejjames

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    Oct 2, 2006
    I'm a D* customer since '95. Every so often I'll call and politely ask if they have any specials. Usually it will be something like a movie channel for 3 months. I was wondering if dish had offers like this. Just curious.
  10. Hutchinshouse

    Hutchinshouse Hall Of Fame

    Sep 27, 2006
    :D You got it! DIRECTV is making my "job" easy.

    Enjoy your new channels!
  11. paco1986

    paco1986 Icon

    Mar 26, 2007
    Next year Padres on the soon-to-be created FSN San Diego!:)
  12. djzack67

    djzack67 Icon

    Sep 18, 2007
    I'm ready for new Max Hd
  13. Avder

    Avder Hall Of Fame

    Feb 6, 2010
    I want my
    I want my
    I want my A-M-C

    I want my
    I want my
    I want my B-B-C
  14. ejjames

    ejjames Icon

    Oct 2, 2006
    RFD-HD! "Big Joe's Polka Fest" A picture so life like, it's as if you can reach out and touch the overalls.
  15. TheRatPatrol

    TheRatPatrol Hall Of Fame

    Oct 1, 2003
    Phoenix, AZ
    You'll have to get
    You'll have to get
    You'll have to get Dish Network

  16. thelucky1

    thelucky1 Icon

    Feb 23, 2009
    Nice "job" Hutch! :)
  17. APB101

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    Sep 1, 2010

    :lol: Mark me down for Coca-Cola. :lol:
  18. MysteryMan

    MysteryMan Well-Known Member DBSTalk Club

    May 17, 2010
    I'll take a cold beer over Coke or Pepsi anyday! ;)
  19. dcowboy7

    dcowboy7 Hall Of Fame

    May 22, 2008
    Pequannock, NJ
    Ok....I like coke....pepsi is too sweet.

    Its always funny though when like at a burger king some fat guy orders 2 whoppers, a large fry & a DIET coke....thats so funny.

    I WANT MORE CowboySooner

    Oct 3, 2006
    Northern plains
    Well, There are many folks just like me that drink Diet Coke "Just for the taste of it". :lol:

    And I usually get an apple pie also.
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