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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. MysteryMan

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    You remind me of my wife. Because her father never upgraded to color TV she considers black & white crap and will not watch anything in that format. As for your TV if it hasn't been calibrated it's not running at peak performance.
     
  2. tonyd79

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    Get off a losing point.
     
  3. tonyd79

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    Fanboy.
     
  4. Billzebub

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    I am very fond of the SYNC option in my Ford. That's one of the reasons I bought it. Following the reasoning on this board, maybe I should have bought a Chevy and just complained that it didn't have what I wanted.
     
  5. I WANT MORE

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    You can't make chicken soup out of chicken *&#$. While a calibrated set will improve the picture it will not make the SD that D* sends out anywhere near acceptable IMO.
    I have a professionally calibrated Pro 151 and a VT25 and I can tell you SD from D* looks atrocious. Again, IMO....
     
  6. DodgerKing

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    That doesn't change the fact that the MAJORITY of HD subs do not sub to premiums, so the majority still get nothing.
     
  7. DodgerKing

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    Not when 1 of the 4 is what most people actually want. IOW, the proportion of subs with #4 is greater than the proportion of #1-3 combined.
     
  8. DodgerKing

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    We are not whining against premiums (add all of them, I don't care); we are upset at the fact that they haven't added any basic HD (what the majority of HD subs want and watch).
     
  9. MysteryMan

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    Then perhaps it comes down to what people view as acceptable. For me if the SD is clean, clear and free of distortion then it is acceptable. If it is blurry, fuzzy or distorted it is not. As for the chicken soup I've been in some countries where it is made of chicken $hit! ;)
     
  10. harsh

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    Unless those premiums are HD only.
     
  11. joed32

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    Could you post the recipe?
     
  12. Hutchinshouse

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    + ∞
     
  13. sigma1914

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    Proof? You have no clue how many HD subs have premiums.
     
  14. sigma1914

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    Again, you're making guesses and presenting them as fact.
     
  15. zeus

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    You can have an ISF Calibration done to your HD Television and SD will still be SD. I could have the entire engineering team flown in from Panasonic and spend a week calibrating my plasma and it will still be SD.

    Ever heard the phrase, "garbage in, garbage out?"

    That's the case here. If you have a compressed 480i signal and throw it up an a large 1080p television, it is by default going to look terrible - especially if you veer from the OAR and crop.

    My solution to viewing shows (like Doctor Who, Breaking Bad) in SD is watching them on a 15 year old 36" CRT television I have in another room. It's a TV designed for said signal and the quality is markedly better than watching the same program on a large modern television.


    There is nothing losing about my point. Fios offers more basic HD. Please visit the reference chart on AVS forum (the link is posted on the previous page.) If you have any other questions, or need future clarifications, don't hesitate to ask.

    No, going with the Ford was the right decision if the SYNC option was the reason behind your purchase.

    That said, it is an apples to oranges analogy being the purchase of a car is a single transaction versus television which is an ever evolving subscription service (and by ever evolving I'm talking about the price.)

    I chose DirecTV and I am happy with my decision. That doesn't mean I will remain with DirecTV, although I'd like to...

    This is why I frequently email and call customer service to tell them what I would like to see as far as service level in order for them to have the honor of keeping me as a customer. In my case, it is the addition of a few channels that competitors have that I would like to see offered on their service.

    These types of interactions are very helpful (when looked at on a large scale) being it allows the company in question to get the pulse of their customer base.

    I know it is often said around here that the views expressed don't matter as we are a minority. That's absolutely not the case. As someone who has worked in the customer service field, I know that the most vocal customers are the ones that provide a weighted impetus for change.

    In summary: If you bought a Chevy just to complain, you're doing it wrong. If you bought a Ford and next year Chevy comes out with SYNC DELUXE, feel free to share your opinions on your favorite auto forum as to your hopes that Ford adds SYNC DELUXE to their next model year autos. There is nothing wrong with providing an opinion that encapsulates your desires if you do it in a respectful manner.
     
  16. hdtvfan0001

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    Thread derailment in motion...

    Does all that non-anticipation stuff really matter?

    If you have the premium channels getting the new HD additions - congrats and enjoy. :)

    If you don't subscribe to those - you can add them - or else just be happy for those who do get them. (I don't get HBO/Cinemax, but don't feel slighted whatsoever)

    This seems to be an anticipation thread based on the heading...so complaining that someone else gets something, or what % of people get something that is coming for sure seems out of scope. :shrug:
     
  17. HarleyD

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    Got hubris?
     
  18. Hutchinshouse

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    Come on now, do you really think more HD subs have premiums than not? For a fact, the majority of HD subs do not have premiums. But if you need proof, here ya go: link

    Seriously, I cannot prove it. However, I would bet the farm on my assumption. I’m sure if we’re wrong, someone will throw proof in our face. Until then, we'll hold off on eating crow. :D

    Peace my buddy!
     
  19. MysteryMan

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    Wonders why zeus quoted my post and gave Billzebub credit for it?
     
  20. sigma1914

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    I was about to post about this. I haven't had a SD set in 5ish years and remember SD looking good on DIRECTV that way. I was wondering if it's still the same. Going by zeus' post, I assume it is.

    And before I get slammed for being a fanboy and using this as an excuse or some other nutty assumption - It's no excuse for anything & we shouldn't have to do workarounds. I resort to "workarounds" too for AMC shows. ;)
     
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