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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 5, 2010 #261 of 4782
    Mr D

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    SATRACER OR SIXTO any news? or test for new HD channels?
     
  2. Jul 5, 2010 #262 of 4782
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    I think they're on vacation.
     
  3. Jul 5, 2010 #263 of 4782
    Sixto

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    All is quiet. :) (other then the fireworks)
     
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    Coca Cola Kid

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    When's Festivus?
     
  5. Jul 5, 2010 #265 of 4782
    Mr D

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    Ok thanks for the answer Sixto
     
  6. Jul 5, 2010 #266 of 4782
    Coca Cola Kid

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    Yeah a little too quiet. The silence is deafening.
     
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    tyrok3k

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    As long as D* adds the nationals on my list. I can live without the HBOs. There's plenty to watch on the ones we just got.
     
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    joed32

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    Amen!
     
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    tvjay

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    hdtvfan0001

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    With the latest burst of new HD movie channels....the next crop may contain more national HD channels. It's all about the costs and contract agreements.
     
  11. Jul 5, 2010 #271 of 4782
    mreposter

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    It's been 18 months of "coming soon." I really like Directv and have been with them for more than 10 years, but would very much like to see a few more channels in HD. Uverse is in this area, but hasn't made it to my neighborhood, but if they knock on my door one day I would be tempted to jump.

    I'll wait Directv out for a few more months but will likely have a difficult decision to make this fall.
     
  12. Jul 5, 2010 #272 of 4782
    sigma1914

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    Ewww-verse? No thanks...PQ is atrocious.
     
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    Nighthawk68

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    Maybe I missed something here, or maybe as Directv doesn't carry the EPIX Channels I just skimmed over it, but what does Epix do to their movies that we would label them "cut"? Edit for content or reformat all to 16:9 format?
     
  14. Jul 5, 2010 #274 of 4782
    hdtvfan0001

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    If one or two specific channels float your boat..go to their website, see who broadcasts them...go for that provider.

    If you're waiting for Uverse...brace yourself...they are uninstalling here almost as fast as installing. Between the much lower HD channel count, low-storage HD DVRs, and other issues...they aren't holding theie own in our area anyway...
     
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    Agree. I have U-Verse for the DSL only . I had a demo at the U-Verse store and found the HD picture very bad, lots of motion artifacts that suggests a very high compression rate to accomodate the limited bandwidth. The SD picture is the only thing better than Directv (I can't see how it could be worse) but I no longer watch SD. The U-Verse DVR is probably the worst and I love my HR22 and the way DVR was implemented.

    I honest can't see any real reason why one should leave Directv now. I'm confident we will see new HD channels "soon" , picture quality is very good in HD, DVR is good and getting even better, price is competitive (much cheapper than my cable) and a great forum at Dbstalk.
     
  17. Jul 5, 2010 #277 of 4782
    Alan Gordon

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    He's referring to the fact that Epix crops their films to 16:9...

    ~Alan
     
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    There is always a next one. It was the travel channel. It is AMC or BBCA. If 3D does actually catch on big, we could go through all tuis again in a few years. Happy thought of the day.
     
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    Alan Gordon

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    Even though I don't have a 3DTV, and don't expect to get one for a couple of years (at least), I have been a vocal supporter of 3D.

    That being said, I don't think we're going to see as big of a channel explosion for 3D as we did HD. Sure, Discovery is coming out with a 3D channel soon, but beyond that, I can only see certain channels coming out with one.

    I can see each of the movie channels eventually having one, and I can see some of the sports channels having one, as well as the nature style channels. Outside of that, perhaps Cartoon Network and Palladia.

    ~Alan
     
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    I still don't know what to think about 3D.....I saw "Avatar" in 3D and loved it, but have read a bunch about movies that added 3D after the fact and turned out to be pretty cheesy because of it. I haven't seen "Clash of the Titans" or "Avatar, the Last Airbender" but everything I've read indicates that their implementation of 3D only made the product worse.

    I LOVE HD, programming in HD, although I'm not convinced we need HD cartoon networks <shrug>......waiting for more HD of whatever else is out there.

    But I don't know what to think about 3D, certainly NOT even thinking about the purchase of any 3D equipment.....
     
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