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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. Sep 4, 2010 #3501 of 4782
    am7crew

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    I know Im in the minority here but give me HLN HD and Im happy.
     
  2. Sep 4, 2010 #3502 of 4782
    BWELL316

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    I'm no longer going to drive myself nuts waiting for BBCAHD on Directv. Just found out the TW in my area has it in HD, and w/ bundling cable and internet service I can get cable for an extra $20 bucks a month over what I have now. With the amount of time I tend to be on here being frustrated that Directv is adding another HD channel I care nothing for, I can justify the $20. :lol:

    PS: Still keeping Directv
     
  3. Sep 4, 2010 #3503 of 4782
    Cyberclaw77

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    Satellite Racer,

    Are the decision makers at Directv aware of the growing frustration over the lack of BBC HD and AMC HD? If not, can this somehow be brought to their attention?

    Thank you in advance.
     
  4. Sep 4, 2010 #3504 of 4782
    tyrok3k

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    Sony and Lionsgate may be part owners of FEARnet but I believe it is run by Comcast.
     
  5. Sep 4, 2010 #3505 of 4782
    mdavej

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    +1

    HLN is near the top of my list too, but so are AMC, TCM and BBCA. But all of the above are very low on DirecTV's list.
     
  6. Sep 5, 2010 #3506 of 4782
    chic65

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    First time commenter here.
    Have had Directv forever...many many years.
    I was over at my friend's house today; he has Dish. I got to see all the channels that I'd love to have in HD, but...seemingly may not anytime soon.
    For me, that'd be AMC, TCM, BBC...and he had the Platinum HD package so Epix, Epix II, Retroplex, Indieplex, MGM, HDNET Movies (the latter two I have on Directv).

    Anyways, long story short: if I'm NOT a sports fan, and I can get a better price on Dish for things I want than I'm paying Directv for things I can't get...does it make any sense for me not to switch?
     
  7. Sep 5, 2010 #3507 of 4782
    MysteryMan

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    I think you answered your own question.
     
  8. Sep 5, 2010 #3508 of 4782
    Moosestache

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    First off, I'm sure the people at Directv know their are some people who want BBC and AMC in HD. Secondly, I think the number of people who are frustrated because of the lack of those two channels in HD is a very very very small percentage of the people who are directv subscribers. Further more, the number of subscribers who are frustrated by the lack of hd on those two channels and who can or will do something about it is much much smaller than that.

    Directv has to weigh the number of subscribers they gain and retain by adding a channel, vs the number of subscribers they lose, when they raise their prices to purchase the rights for that channel. I personally don't give a rat's behind about BBC and would like AMC in HD I guess, but I almost never watch it, so I won't be leaving if it isn't in HD soon. If my bill went up by a couple of $$'s though because they added it, I would be annoyed.

    Be careful of taking the postings of a few fanatics on an internet forum and then try to apply their thoughts to the real world.
     
  9. Sep 5, 2010 #3509 of 4782
    joed32

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    If you add TCM in there you will have a lot more support.
     
  10. Sep 5, 2010 #3510 of 4782
    jerrylove56

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    I would be content with D* if they added the EPIX channels.
     
  11. Sep 5, 2010 #3511 of 4782
    SBacklin

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    I still want History International HD and E! HD.
     
  12. Sep 5, 2010 #3512 of 4782
    sigma1914

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    In case anyone cares, Netflix has started adding Epix titles to their streaming content. Newer titles include: The Goods, Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Star Trek, & GI Joe.
     
  13. Sep 5, 2010 #3513 of 4782
    ahearst

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    Way to go. By subbing to two services you don't lose your mind when channels are dropped by one or the other or when channels aren't added quickly enough. It works for me.
     
  14. Sep 5, 2010 #3514 of 4782
    sdirv

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    I might have cared if they'd bothered to stream them in HD......
     
  15. Sep 5, 2010 #3515 of 4782
    sigma1914

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    The PQ isn't that bad compared to most of the SD streams.
     
  16. Sep 5, 2010 #3516 of 4782
    chic65

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    I realize I answered my own question about Dish vs DirecTV, in the basics as they're presented.
    BUT...since all of you seem to follow these services closer than I've been...is there any major downside I'm not aware of in switching to Dish? I'm not looking for badmouthing, just informed opinions.
    Thanks!
     
  17. Sep 5, 2010 #3517 of 4782
    dcowboy7

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    Yea the pic sux.
     
  18. Sep 5, 2010 #3518 of 4782
    raoul5788

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    I think your choice should come down to programming for the most part. For me, I want the YES network, so no Dish in my house!
     
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    It does not. I have both. HD is very good on both and some SD are better with Dish (can't be worse than Directv). Stop this non-sense, you won't find any Dish customer complaining about the HD picture. The only thing I like better with Directv is the MVR implementation. I have Dish on my second home.
     
  20. Sep 5, 2010 #3520 of 4782
    dcowboy7

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    All SD sux & you stop the non-sense cause if you cant see the difference in the HD then you need new glasses/a better tv/calibration.
     
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