DIRECTV HD Channel Anticipation (Official Q2 2011 Thread)

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  1. Apr 18, 2011 #981 of 4112
    sigma1914

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    I bet we'll see 2 new basic HD before summer ends. I don't expect to...just would bet.
     
  2. Apr 19, 2011 #982 of 4112
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    And if we only knew what 2 those were.
     
  3. Apr 19, 2011 #983 of 4112
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    I just wish we could get CW in HD before the finale of Smallville in a few weeks. After that, who cares...its the CW.

    I really want AMC HD for The Killing and Breaking Bad. AMC Originals have a way of kicking ass.
     
  4. Apr 19, 2011 #984 of 4112
    joed32

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    No.
     
  5. Apr 19, 2011 #985 of 4112
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    Don't think there is any way to get CW HD in Fargo/Grand Forks (even OTA).

    The only DIRECTV option (I think) is to "move." Strong signal from Minneapolis. :)

    Agree it is a shame about AMC. Great series on that channel starting with Mad Men. Amazon can thank DIRECTV's stagnant negotiating for my season purchases. It was actually that series that pushed me to stop wishing and hoping for DIRECTV to act on AMC. Big advantage for Amazon is that I can never erase the recording, it's commercial free and I always know where to find it.
     
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    I find it interesting that D* can announce The Pentagon channel coming in HD but not any others.
     
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    Where is the announcement from DirecTV?
     
  8. Apr 19, 2011 #988 of 4112
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    Directv has already said that TruTvHD is coming in the future, That's one basic.

    That leaves one and we already know that PentagonHD is coming.

    I'll anticipate watching future basic HD channels when they show up in my guide.
     
  9. Apr 19, 2011 #989 of 4112
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    I'm saving a bag of popcorn for the day we get some basic HD. I just hope it's not hard as a brick when that happens.
     
  10. Apr 19, 2011 #990 of 4112
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    Directv has already said that TruTvHD is coming in the future, That's one basic.

    2020 is the future, right.
     
  11. Apr 19, 2011 #991 of 4112
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    Yeah, that one puzzles me. To make a statement like that, obviously negotiations must be completed. The question I have, why don’t we have the HD feed now? They already had the HD feed live for the basketball games. Why not just leave it on? :scratchin
     
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    Maybe. Maybe not. Possible that they only reached an agreement in principle for the fulltime channel. Or they agreed to tie the term to something else timingwise.
     
  13. Apr 19, 2011 #993 of 4112
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    Yeah, that could be. However, I know DIRECTV holds their cards close to their chest. It would put them in a bad spot if they announced the channel before negotiations were completed. Then again, what the h*ll do I know about negotiations!
     
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    Yes, I'm bumping a week-old post, but this was right on, Hutch.
     
  15. Apr 19, 2011 #995 of 4112
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    In most cases, and with any big company, a CEO might take home a really nice fat salary and a really nice fat bonus, it usually is nothing compared to the budget of a company like DirecTV.

    It's like Goldman-Sachs. Everyone was beyond pissed off the jackasses on the top got bonuses, but the $20 million bonuses some of those top shots got was nothing compared to the $4 billion a QUARTER they made in profits.

    This, my friend, is called capitalism. By the way, bonuses even exist in socialist countries, they are just capped to a certain amount.
     
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    He forgot to mention that planning and training for a space shuttle mission starts about 3 years before the flight. ;)

    Oh, and 14 people have died on space shuttle missions. None have died negotiating a HD TV station deal. Yeah, great comparing there. :D
     
  17. Apr 19, 2011 #997 of 4112
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    True. But the date being iffy ("this year" and yet within 18 months from SatRacer) tells me that the agreement was not completely firmed up. Maybe they agreed to put it into the deal for the renewal of other channels in their family with tentative numbers (firm enough to announce it will come). But the lack of a date makes it a non-announcement to me.
     
  18. Apr 19, 2011 #998 of 4112
    tonyd79

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    Again, given that people have died in the space shuttle program, I am not all that sure that it is an appropriate comparison nor one to strive for.
     
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    Rest their souls. My comparison wasn’t about the shuttle program as a whole. It was more about the work involved to launch a single shuttle and the hurdles it must overcome to reach orbit. I meant no disrespect to the astronauts that lost their life doing what they love. My point, launching a shuttle is far more complex than launching HD.

    May the final shuttle missions go off without a single hitch.
     
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    I didn't think you mean any disrespect. Just mentioning that the amount of failure of the shuttle is not something to aim for.

    Directv, also in the space launch business has a better space-based record, actually. So in that way I don't get the analogy either. Nor in the fact that NASA is a very inefficient organization.
     
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