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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. Paul Secic

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    Welcome aboard!:)
     
  2. georule

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    Now that DISH has settled with TIVO, it will be interesting to see if D* churn numbers start rising noticeably.
     
  3. tonyd79

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    Really? Based on what? Tivos? Hahahahaha.
     
  4. RAD

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    Yea, I don't see how that would effect it. The current line of Dish/Echostar DVR's weren't effected by the case, just older models IIRC, so nobody would have been waiting for a settlement (assuming that they even knew about it).
     
  5. georule

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    It's an element of uncertainty removed that had quite a lot of publicity attached to it over a significant period of time. The takeaway for a casual potential customer had to be "dunno if I'm going to lose my DVR capability at some point with those guys". Now it's gone.
     
  6. RAD

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    I'd be willing to bet that less then 1% of the population had any idea about the Dish/Tivo litigation.
     
  7. tonyd79

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    I have watched folks switch providers on various forums for years. The potential lack of a DVR from Dish is almost never mentioned as a reason to leave. Selection, PQ, hardware, customer service, price, availability, extras all trump the reasons to leave or go to a provider. A small handful change based upon having Tivo or not having Tivo but the possibility of losing DVR functionality due to a lawsuit, not so much. And NOT losing one is hardly going to be a driving factor to jump to Dish from anyone.
     
  8. I WANT MORE

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    The silence says it all.
     
  9. georule

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    It's something I personally considered two years ago when I was leaving cable and trying to decide between DISH and DirecTV. There have been a couple times over the years that it has been going on that judges said DISH would have to shut their DVRs down, and it got big play in the press. I think far more than 1% of those who considered switching to DISH in recent years have at least paused to think about it, however they finally came out on their choice.

    Anyway, we'll see in a few months.
     
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    I'm pretty tech savvy and keep up on the news and I had never heard about the Dish/Tivo litigation.
     
  11. tonyd79

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    Not surprised. In terms of general news providers, you had to read the digest portions the technology pages in my local paper if you did not come to a forum like this one regularly to know about it. I am not even sure it made Consumer Reports when they reviewed cable/satellite providers.
     
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    Hmmmmm . Should I wait to see which HBO / Max HD will be delivered this month before canceling these premiums
     
  13. Coca Cola Kid

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    HBO Comedy HD, HBO Latino HD, and MoreMax HD, plus 2 other Cinemax HD channels are coming next week.
     
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    Sounds like I might wait it out. Thanks.
     
  15. djzack67

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    Epic sounds very very cool
     
  16. Coca Cola Kid

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    Even more Cinemax channels next month too.
     
  17. georule

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    Maybe I'm just me. i did due diligence on DISH vs DirecTV in the summer of 2009 before selecting DirecTV, and one of the items I was looking at intensely was DVRs. Google "Judge orders DISH to shut off DVRs" (without the quotes) and you'll get about 38,000 returns. I probably first heard about it from Endgadget.

    Maybe a lot of folks just throw a dart against the wall --I don't.
     
  18. tonyd79

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    They do when buying things and too often voting.
     
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    The June 2011 issue of DirecTV's monthly magazine is out and its listing the new HD's.... The 2 missing/unknown Cinemax's are listed as well as all the new channel locations:
    1. HBO Comedy East-HD..... Ch. 506
    2. HBO Latino East-HD.... Ch. 511
    3. MoreMax East-HD...... Ch. 517
    4. ActionMax East-HD..... Ch. 519
    5. ThrillerMax-HD ....... Ch. 522

    They're designating 4 out of the 5 new HD's to be available as "HD-Only" (no SD version to be available) :
    HBO Comedy-HD; HBO Latino-HD; ActionMax-HD; and ThrillerMax-HD.

    Although HBO Latino-HD is being designated as "HD-Only" it is also being designated as requiring a "Multi-Satellite System".... I'm guessing that they're keeping the SD version on the "Mas" satellite (thus the "Multi-Satellite System" designation) while adding the HD version off D12 (or D10/D11) and thus the "HD-Only" designation for the vast majority of DTV subscribers with 3-LNB set-ups ...

    Also, the magazine has never listed HBO Latino before (prior to this month's issue) because they exclude listing the "Mas" channel line-up... The fact that they're now listing it may be a clue that the channel's HD version will be available to all DTV subscribers, not just the "Mas" subscribers....
     
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    Got a link?
     
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