DIRECTV HD Channel Anticipation (Official Q3-17 Thread)

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  1. Sep 1, 2017 #201 of 316
    Sea bass

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    Dang...
     
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    CTJon

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    Would be interesting by quarter how many HD channels were added (used to be SD and new channels). I suspect the number wasn't very large in any quarter recently.
     
  3. Sep 4, 2017 #203 of 316
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    I'd still like C-SPAN in HD.
     
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    Along with the other two C-SPAN channels as well. Fantastic way to really see what is going on in Washington beyond the sound bytes that is on the news.
     
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    slice1900

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    Why exactly do you need HD to "see what is going on"? Will seeing the beads of sweat on their faces in a committee hearing make any difference? :rolleyes:
     
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    You want to be able to see if there lips are moving so you can tell if they are lying.
     
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    AngryManMLS

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    C-SPAN already offers their channels in HD. So why not have them available in the best picture possible on DirecTV?
     
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    RE: CSPAN.

    IIRC, oddly DirecTV would get no "public interest" credit if it added CSPAN3, because no more than 2 PI channels can come from the same source.

    As to HD, really? It is just people talking behind desks or lecturns. And, DirecTV spools up an extra channel in HD with just "floor sound" (i.e. what CSPAN does, without the condesending commetary of announcers) of events like the State of the Union, political conventions, and the inaugriation.
     
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    I too would like CSPAN in HD, but I'm not sure I want to see everything CSPAN cover in HD. I saw an event CSPAN covered live, an annual "parade event" that include video of things that were of an "adult nature."
     
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    I'm still waiting for
    Outdoor Channel - launched in 1994, available in HD since 2004
    Sportsman Channel - launched in 2003, available in HD since 2010
     
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    EWTN HD.
     
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    I was going through the channel list again and it does look like their a lot of channels that do waste bandwidth and they could go to free up for more HD channels. Their are a lot to list but for example channels like Save, Mall, GetIT, GO4IT, Buzz ect.
     
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    Comedy.tv could go...would it be missed? Byron Allen repeats from 20 years ago...
     
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    DirecTV, and every other provider, is paid to carry the infomercial channels. Those $$ are a second source of revenue for DirecTV and, theoretically keep your bill slightly lower.

    Not trying to be political, but that is the game plan three. Allen's company obtained rights to his own material and stuff that had virtually zero rerun potential, packaged it as a group of channels and then filed civil rights complaints against DirecTV (and other providers) for not carrying (and paying to carry) his channels. He then uses the same method against advertizers that balk at buying ads on his channels. There is no actual desire to attract any viewers.
     
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    CraigerM

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    When AT&T first announced it was buying DTV I thought it would be cool that maybe DTV would get Justice Central but then I found out that those court shows are scripted and use actors. I don't even think they are based on real cases. So I also think all of Byron Allen's networks could go.

    I didn't know that's why they carry those infomercial channels.
     
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    Or hide em’ up in the 2000’s!

    Back to anticipation...Thursday morning I’m eagerly anticipating FXM, AHC, and Discover Family will be in HD!
     
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    RFD HD, Outdoor Channel HD, and "AT&T SportsNet Rocky Mountain West" in test mode.

    345 RFD HD and 606 Outdoor Channel HD are the first 2 new channels using the newly freed up space on D14.

    684 AT&T SportsNet Rocky Mountain West is what replaced 133 CINEHD
     
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    WOW outstanding!

    Does this mean we could get Sportsman channel HD "soon"?
     
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    Are FXM, AHC and Discovery Family still in test mode too?

    Sent from my SM-G955U using Tapatalk
     
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    I assume that 684 is a full time feed of the Utah feed of the current Root RM?
     
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