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DIRECTV HD Channel Anticipation (Official Q3 2010 Thread)

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by Stuart Sweet, Jun 24, 2010.

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  1. Jul 2, 2010 #201 of 4782
    jerrylove56

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    After reading USAToday link noted above from Alan seems the EPIX pricing would have made adding them easy. Yes I know there are always 2-sides to every story but to offer pricing less than ESPN seems like a slam dunk to add. (Their online movies are a plus also)
     
  2. Jul 2, 2010 #202 of 4782
    georule

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    It's a reasonable way to manage some of this stuff as to adding value while managing increased cost, but it really needs to stay either "classic" stuff (like MGM), movie stuff, or very specialized stuff like Smithsonian.

    I shudder to think of the community response if they tossed, say, BBCAHD and AMCHD in that package. And frankly I suspect neither of those channels wants to be there either --it hurts their advertising ability.

    I get the Extra Pack already, so I'd be good anyway, but the wailing and gnashing of teeth in general would be fearsome to behold.
     
  3. Jul 2, 2010 #203 of 4782
    Alan Gordon

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    Unless DirecTV were to drop the SD versions of these channels, I doubt that will happen! ;)

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  4. Jul 2, 2010 #204 of 4782
    hdtvfan0001

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    For those of us who have been paying the fee since it originated, its nice to now see more bang for the buck.
     
  5. Jul 2, 2010 #205 of 4782
    gregjones

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    ...until they want to build another cluster or expand that one and cannot find the firmware. Yes, they could deal with working around it but the whole point of that particular system was using commodity hardware which has now become anything but a commodity.
     
  6. Jul 2, 2010 #206 of 4782
    sriggins

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    Is there an actual list of what they are adding or is this just wishful thinking?
     
  7. Jul 2, 2010 #207 of 4782
    AMike

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    Or are your referring to being able to get Sunday Ticket via D* without having a base D* package?
     
  8. Jul 2, 2010 #208 of 4782
    syphix

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    Wishful thinkings + a bit of inside info + previous testing done by DirecTV = educated guesses
     
  9. Jul 2, 2010 #209 of 4782
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    bet ya that regular HD will be a standard....one day
     
  10. Jul 2, 2010 #210 of 4782
    DJSGP

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    In order:
    1. History International HD.
    Comcast's got it - Love it... but nowhere near enough to consider Comcast - their convoluted DVR or confusing network list)

    2. AMC HD

    3. A customisable HD News Mix / Sports Mix
     
  11. Jul 2, 2010 #211 of 4782
    sriggins

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    I am not a troll, but someone asked for the HD list of Comcast. I have a mindmap that probably shows more thought into this process than 98% of customers (http://dl.dropbox.com/u/360607/dtv.png) (that version is out of date) and I solved my wiring issue, so we were all set to go get a DVR demo when I ran into the missing AMCHD issue. My wife counted our channels (no math) and we get 90 HD. DirecTV says you get 45 free HD, but I've come to find that their list is incomplete to say the least. Let's just say the DirecTV site isn't the best :)

    So I found a DirecTV listing guide for my area, and compared it to my Comcast listing. Here is what I found, with summary at the bottom:

    http://dl.dropbox.com/u/360607/comcast-directv-hd-analysis.pdf

    Comments welcome, I want this data to be as accurate as possible so we can make the best decision.
     
  12. Jul 2, 2010 #212 of 4782
    cebbigh

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    Yes.

    Perhaps Directv looking at the prospects of ever increasing numbers of HD channels, knowing that they can't really charge that much more after the additions, doesn't feel like playing the game anymore.

    If that is the case, then why not just offer the things they have that are unique to them ala carte. I'm sure there are lots of Dish and Cable and Fios customers that would love Sunday ticket ala carte from Directv.

    I don't really see a big downside. They would gain a lot of customers and not lose a significant number of existing subs.
     
  13. Jul 2, 2010 #213 of 4782
    Alan Gordon

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    Previous testing?!?!

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    dcowboy7

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    Because as we have gone over billion & billions (say that in the carl sagan voice) of times, the NFL wants a cap on the total # of sunday ticket subs.

    Kinda why 1 provider, directv, has it exsclusively now.

    Has to do with local ad commercial revenue/ratings & wanting to keep the networks happy with that situation.

    But as carl s. said above not gonna go into that whole thing again.
     
  15. Jul 2, 2010 #215 of 4782
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    Don't know if everything on there is accurate, Golf Channel is in HD. I'm sure others will weigh in if there are any mistakes.

    Kudos on the list, best one I've seen so far and the easiest to read/compare.
     
  16. Jul 2, 2010 #216 of 4782
    sigma1914

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    Sixto often sees & posts test channels. Two I remember were AMC & IFC.
     
  17. Jul 3, 2010 #217 of 4782
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    I would like to see (WPXR-38 HD) ION Affiliate added for the Roanoke/Lynchburg Va. DMA Market
     
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    3D must go :blowout:

    the hd channel i'm waiting for is WNLO-TV CW23 Buffalo, NY :D
     
  19. Jul 3, 2010 #219 of 4782
    am7crew

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    HBO Family HD, Signature HD, Comedy HD
    HLN HD
    E! HD
    EPIX HD (not a total nerd and dont care how they "cut" the films :rolleyes: )
     
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    Just like on service and in service are 2 different things? :lol:
     
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