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DIRECTV HD Channel Anticipation (Official Q3-12 Thread)

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by Mike Bertelson, Jun 29, 2012.

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  1. Santi360HD

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    Seeing some google news that D* is in a channel dispute again with some local stations could see the chopping block on the 1st...anyone else??

    Fox 6 in Milwaukee
    CBS in Virginia WTVR
    WQAD an all news station in Iowa & Illinois
    Fox 13 Salt Lake Utah
    FOX St Louis KTVI
    KFSM Arizona CBS
    FOX 4 Kansas City
    WNEP All News Station Scranton Wilkes Barre
    FOX 31 Denver
    FOX 8 Cleveland
    FOX 8 Greensboro,NC
    All NEWS Huntsville Alabama WHNT


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  2. JoeTheDragon

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    chiller HD (still yet to be launched on any system) mtv2 HD (launched this year late by like 3-4 years and still not on directv)
     
  3. Carl Spock

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    I'm not sure I'd give up on ION yet. Obviously DirecTV thought it was in the bag when they put it in test. There had to be some last minute contract dispute that stopped its introduction. Right now we're just in the middle of a game of chicken between DirecTV and the ION Media Networks. History tells us that soon somebody will swerve.
     
  4. thelucky1

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    Yes Carl apparently any new HD additions are a priority or are worthwhile additions to Directv if they are on Tony's list. I hope you're not disappointed. LOL!
     
  5. maartena

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    There are quite a few games of chicken going on right now it seems....PAC12, the Local LLC dispute, ION..... next up is TWC Sportsnet.
     
  6. tonyd79

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    Another one missing my point. It is not MY list. I'm talking about realities not my personal preferences.
     
  7. Diana C

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    Tony, that tugging you're feeling is your leg being pulled. :)
     
  8. maartena

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    OWN HD
    DIY HD
    H2 HD

    That is my top 3 right now.
     
  9. ep1974

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    Would like to see:

    H2 HD
    HLN HD
    LMN HD
    FMC HD
    TVLAND HD
    COOKING CHANNEL HD
    DIY HD
     
  10. georule

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    That looks like a well-watched cable channel to me.
     
  11. cypherx

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    I guess that's why the CSpan's are in HD on my local cable co.

    Me personally, I would rather have DIY, fuse, style, We, oxygen, cooking, H2, ID, HLN and LMN in HD. Then I don't think we'd have to watch SD ever again. Well, until my first kid is born in November... We will be stuck with sprout and a few other kids channels in SD.
     
  12. georule

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    Oh, it's a bit down my priority list too (after DIY, H2, FMC, TV Land). . . but it is on my list. So is NASATV HD.
     
  13. DViper2399

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    1) H2 (#1 choice by far)
    2) Cooking Channel
    3) Boomerang (not sure if HD feed exists)
    4) TVland
    5) DIY
    6) HLN
    7) everything else so I dont have to see SD channels!
     
  14. ep1974

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    Hope you get MeTV soon. Directv added it in the Seattle area a month or two ago.
     
  15. maartena

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    MeTV additions highly depend on cooperation of the local station that subs it over the airways.... It's not a negotiation with MeTV really, but with the stations that transmit MeTV.

    At least, that is how I understood it. It would seem though DirecTV has been adding MeTV in many markets. It is, however, SD only. Not really a big deal as they don't have any HD programming anyways. :D
     
  16. Alan Gordon

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    Here's how I stand on the C-SPAN situation.

    Personally, I have only seen C-SPAN once, and that will last me a lifetime. It was related to the DTV transition. HD could not have enhanced my viewing that day. Having the channel in MPEG4 SD could not have enhanced my viewing that day. It could have been YouTube quality and it would have worked fine for me.

    Everybody has different tastes. Some people think that TCM-HD was a waste of bandwidth given that they either dislike old movies or they feel that TCM's lack of true HD content made it unworthy of being added. Others think my #2 most wanted channel now (TV Land HD) would be a waste of bandwidth given that they MOSTLY show older series. Not to mention that my #1 most wanted channel (CW HD-DNS) is probably discounted by most people since they probably have a CW feed included in their locals, and never watch it. I feel that EVERYBODY has a right to like and anticipate their channel... regardless of whether or not anybody feels it's a justified addition. I also feel that if a channel is one that DirecTV carries in SD, it should be deserving of an HD feed... (well, I can think of a couple of possible exceptions, but C-SPAN is not one of them).

    That being said, I too would find C-SPAN to be a confusing addition. Given the limited bandwidth, and the fact that DirecTV is missing a great deal of channels whose programming would more greatly benefit from the upgrade to HD. This is not a personal preference thing either as I have very little to no interest in sports, but I feel that the content is greatly enhanced by the quality of the picture.

    Regardless of what others think, we must continue to ANTICIPATE our favorites... to cable with what everyone else thinks! :D

    ~Alan
     
  17. Laxguy

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    While none of my business, can you actually watch ten more channels on top of what you have now? I agree that'd be good to get those channels in HD, but I don't/won't have time to watch them, and I am retired!
     
  18. Alan Gordon

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    It's not about how many channels one has, it's about how many channels one has that one wants... :D

    ~Alan
     
  19. ep1974

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    Even though MeTV is SD, I find the picture quality quite good.
     
  20. Santi360HD

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    as an owner of both D* and Time Warner...CSPAN touts its 1080 per wiki..during the convention I haven't been impressed with the HD quality..The offerings on PBS and the News outlets FNC/MSNBC even CBS for the 10pm hour (the only hour of hot air that really matters for them to make their bones) have surpassed what I've seen in regards to CSPAN's HD offering. Would D* offer a better picture (if it ever came to D*)..i dont know. The only advantage of CSPAN's coverage is no commentary and the entire convention is shown..even the corny music acts they have on. Their HD appears to be a bit stretched but not so much to call it stretch-o-vision..

    in regards to ION
    I can truly say with ION HD (also available on TWC as my LIL) their HD is OK at 720p but not great..FOX's/espn's/abc's 720p is far better than ION's and we'll all see that when ION comes if it ever comes. I further ruled TWC out of this equation when I hooked up a set of rabbit ears (yes I still have them) did a digital search and was able to pick up my LIL of ION..and their 720p is at best --> so so.

    Its hard to fault who is at fault here for cruddy 1080 on Cspan is it CSPAN itself or TWC...?? :confused:
     
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