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Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by Stuart Sweet, Jun 24, 2010.
When AMCHD shows a 2.35 movie do they actually show it in 2.35 or 1.78 ?
There's always a "chance" we will get something at anytime. It doesn't mean anything. You can say it and still be factually correct when nothing is added.
Quote 1 you do agree that D* sucks at negotiations...since E* is the winner at this precise moment in time for AMC-HD
Quote 2 when the ESPNU article came out it wasnt in HD yet??...if so then that may SLIGHTLY give a pass as to why Stretcho BET HD came 1st ...Yeah I wanted BET b4 ESPNU very D* thinking of you. Cmon Guys...ESPNU really had to wait for the new satellite to be in service????? They couldnt squeak something else on the older satellite...plz..
Quote 3 national HD isnt as important, shame it seems thats the stance they're taking
No they haven't.
I never said that. Viacom had a contract before ESPNU. BET HD was announced for DirecTV when D10 went live. BET HD just didn't exist until Spring 2009. ESPNU would have been the jumping ahead of BET, not the other way around.
It does appear that Directv's corporate policy has changed from several years ago. At one point when Directv was touting itself as the HD leader it was rare when DISH would have a channel that Dtv didn't...FX, as an example was on Dtv long b4 DISH. Space limitations certainly play a factor. DISH solved the national HD cries by dumping VOOM, and gained 15 channels (?) of space. Some say a smart move, others don't agree. Perhaps, Dtv is pooling new HD channels for a big fall advertising splash. If they're just playing to stock holders we'll see how that plays out as well. Sooner or later those that don't bow to the sports gods will find another provider.
PS...no dis-respect to Satracer...I look forward to his comments and input. I don't blame him, the messenger, for lack of new HD, that is a corporate decision.
"HD has been really good to us for the last few years," Doyle said. "We think there is a little bit less in the tank there, but we also are continuously looking at how we can be different than our competitors."
There has been other such comments, but that was the easiest to find.
As I posted on another my instincts are telling me DirecTV will soon surprise everyone with a HD coup.
There is another?
you should put a picture of Yoda with that quote as he watches the ship fly away...and that ship right now that flew away victorious is E*
The very same article, one para above, says "DirecTV expects to boost its HD lineup to about 200 channels . . .", so, y'know, don't cherry-pick quotes there.
When we actually get to the neighborhood of that 200 then his quote looks like it makes a lot of sense. Those kind of guys are always looking a couple years out, and so are the financial analysts that want as much visibility about the future as they can get.
And he's right about the differentiation re "the last few years", particularly with cable. Comcast hasn't caught up, but the vast majority of their customers either are, or will be in the next few months, in a much better HD position than most of them were in two years ago, and that softens D*'s market opportunity for those who didn't make the move already. A Comcast customer that didn't move last year when D* had 3x as much HD isn't all that likely to move when D* only has 25% (number picked for example, pick your own if you like) more HD than their local Comcast.
When I finally moved from Comcast last summer we had 38 HD channels. If I were to go back today, it would be ~140 (including locals).
He forgot to type "planet"
Good comments. I said this a month ago and got hammered by a few posters, but it just seems that D* focus is on expanding its Latin market more so than than its USA ones. Looking at the last quarterly finance updates sub growth in the Latin markets have had large gains why in the USA they were able to make small gains. Yes we got a few added HD channels but I look at Dish and they continue to add channels (HD and SD) while we get low interest (USA wise) add-ons. With all this talk about streaming content it is probally time that I gave it a look. Maybe cheaper than the $125 that D* is bleeding me for.
On an AMC note, the VOD versions of Rubicon have a lot sharper image than the recorded ones.
As someone else has already pointed out to you...cherry picking.
I've noticed that the PQ on SD DOD is not too bad, unlike their SD channels.
I have missed all the episodes except for the pilot last month or awhile back. Is there a way to get all the episodes since with VOD? There seems to be a missing episode in the middle?
All episodes of Rubicon are on Amazon on demand. I have been watching that and Mad Men on Amazon on Demand in HD all season.
You're absolutely right that ESPNU-HD did NOT have to wait for D12 to be activated-- as evidenced by.... April 2010-- DTV brings down one of their precious PPV-HD channels on D11 to add UNIVISION-HD....
The same early HD activation could have been done for MSNBC-HD in February 2010 (for the Olympics) by taking down any one of the 30+ PPV-HD slots...
As an earlier poster said (and I'm paraphrasing) "If you really want something,
you just get it done !".... It's obvious (by its actions now months into D12's life and 2 years after D11) that signing the many missing national basic HD channels is not a company priority for DTV.... The current facts speak for themselves...
If DTV disagrees, however, perhaps their executives should all take a trip down to Buenos Aires and sign up for advanced tango lessons from the "real" tango professionals...