1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

DIRECTV HD Channel Anticipation (Official Q3 2010 Thread)

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

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. slimoli

    slimoli Hall Of Fame

    1,979
    0
    Jan 27, 2005
    If there is no permission to tango, what the heck is Directv going to do with such available bandwidth ? This bird is very expensive and I bet they are trying hard to dance , probably to the Directv's music though.
     
  2. mrtanner69

    mrtanner69 Mentor

    44
    0
    Jun 28, 2008
    The use of D12 bandwidth thread is eerily similar to the D12 launch thread - A period of no news leads to much speculation that the sky is falling.

    The cup is way over half full already and a few sunny days do not mean more rain will not fall.
     
  3. bgothard72

    bgothard72 AllStar

    57
    3
    Oct 25, 2007
    DIRECTV We continue to have discussions with the owner of AMC but a launch date has not been determined.

    From Twitter.
     
  4. slimoli

    slimoli Hall Of Fame

    1,979
    0
    Jan 27, 2005
    Same msg for the last few days. Tango rehearsal ?
     
  5. MysteryMan

    MysteryMan Well-Known Member DBSTalk Club

    8,772
    600
    May 17, 2010
    USA
    Prime viewing is between Autumn and Spring when there is less daylight and outdoor activity. Perhaps they are waiting till then to add more HD channels.
     
  6. 31Media

    31Media Mentor

    32
    0
    Jul 22, 2003
    GSN (Game Show Network) is launching it's HD channel on September 15th.

    Given that the network's majority owner is DirecTV, I'd have to imagine it'll be available on DirecTV at launch though I haven't received official word as of yet.
     
  7. hdtvfan0001

    hdtvfan0001 Well-Known Member

    32,456
    258
    Jul 28, 2004
    I suspect a fair amount of content on that channel will not be in HD (unless they upconvert, which will still be better at least), as the older shows are quite dated - Mrs HDTVfan watches that channel ALOT. ;)
     
  8. DaveC27

    DaveC27 Godfather

    276
    5
    Apr 14, 2010
    The cost of D12 is the same if it's empty or if it's full. In fact I'd hazzard a guess that as for each HD channel they host they have to pay the channel owners so that D12 is cheaper empty than it is full of HD channels
     
  9. gregjones

    gregjones Hall Of Fame

    1,333
    0
    Sep 20, 2007
    And this is artificially negative because a number of the "channels" were multiples. HBO is a very good example.
     
  10. gregjones

    gregjones Hall Of Fame

    1,333
    0
    Sep 20, 2007
    Except for most major cable channels, which take advantage of the broadcast networks' summer hiatus. Cable channels test new shows and often premiere new seasons of proven hits over the summer because there is less DVR contention and distraction. Sports are considerably less of an audience draw (sorry MLB, just the truth) so it is a very clear shot to get a good audience.
     
  11. QuickDrop

    QuickDrop Hall Of Fame

    1,118
    0
    Jul 20, 2007
  12. slimoli

    slimoli Hall Of Fame

    1,979
    0
    Jan 27, 2005
    That's just plain wrong. It's capital cost, a Company must benefit from any investment made. You can't explain to your shareholders that you spent a billion Dollar for nothing.
     
  13. slimoli

    slimoli Hall Of Fame

    1,979
    0
    Jan 27, 2005
  14. DaveC27

    DaveC27 Godfather

    276
    5
    Apr 14, 2010

    But they're not losing money by leaving it half full.

    They can justly say to the shareholders that they're negotiating the best possible deal for DTV. Better to leave it empty than to fill it up with channels that they make a loss on each and just gives them bragging rights
     
  15. hidef2010

    hidef2010 AllStar

    87
    0
    Jul 28, 2010
    Guys, I don't know if this is the right thread.....but I want to know if D* actually shows HD movies from (Starz, HBO, Showtime etc) in the Original aspect ratio.
    The reason I ask is that I 've been channel surfing from 501-550 and 99% of movies are filling up my 16:9 Kuro Plasma. I have seen these movies on Blu-ray and I know for a fact that they are 2:35:1 aspect ratio. I bring this up because yesterday, Showtime Extreme HD was playing "Transporter 3", and much to my surprise it was in the correct aspect ratio 2:35:1 (black bars on top & bottom).
    I also want to order some PPV movies that are 1080P, do you guys know if those movies or even the non 1080P are in their Original Aspect Ratio, or are they Up-converted to fill your entire screen?

    Thanks
    Hidef2010
     
  16. slimoli

    slimoli Hall Of Fame

    1,979
    0
    Jan 27, 2005
    1-They could be making MORE money, attracting more subscribers for example.

    2-Agree.
     
  17. paulman182

    paulman182 Hall Of Fame

    4,847
    8
    Aug 4, 2006
    Some of the movies on some channels are OAR, and some are not.

    There may be some channels that NEVER show OAR, I'm not sure--I usually don't remember what channel I have recorded a movie from. I will definitely say I'm seeing less OAR than I once did.

    1080p PPVs started out as all OAR but now some of the ones I've watched in the last couple of months have not been.

    The way you asked the question made it sound as if DirecTV was doing the zooming and cropping, and of course in the case of premium channels the channel itself is responsible for the aspect ratio.
     
  18. GregLee

    GregLee Hall Of Fame

    1,701
    19
    Dec 28, 2005
    I hope that companies don't actually reason this way. You need to justify a prospective capital investment by its expected benefit. But once the money has been spent and there's no way to get a refund, you shouldn't allow justifying the past investment to influence your decisions.
     
  19. Hoosier205

    Hoosier205 Active Member

    6,659
    14
    Sep 3, 2007
    Well, they would also have to pay to carry those channels as well. They would make more in the end, but there are financial considerations.
     
  20. hdtvfan0001

    hdtvfan0001 Well-Known Member

    32,456
    258
    Jul 28, 2004
    Most profitable and successful companies do.
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page