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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 7, 2010 #3641 of 4782
    Alan Gordon

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    Same way you download the MGM VOD movies...

    ~Alan<~~~~~~~~~~Who is HOPING that The CW will have GUIDE DATA by tomorrow... :nono2:
     
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    slimoli

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    As I said, I could only download them selecting specific titles. How do I have acces to all titles available from MGM and Sony on demand ?
    UPDATE: OK I found a way to list ALL HD channels but not a separate list for MGM or Sony.
     
  3. Sep 7, 2010 #3643 of 4782
    Alan Gordon

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    DirecTV offers select VOD movies free (sorry, "Hot Tub Time Machine" is no longer free!). Go to channel 1000... and filter out everything but HD and MOVIES. You'll see some older Sony and MGM films listed.

    Unfortunately, you'll also have to bypass a bunch of PPV, and some premium channel titles to see all the free ones.

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    slimoli

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    Thanks.
     
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    tonyd79

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    Agree that it is an atrocity but not everything is stretched. I watched Kinky Boots on IFC HD on Verizon and the PQ was great and it was not stretched. The problem I have is that they stretch anything and that there is no way to tell what is HD and what is stretched SD until you watch or record. (Kinky Boots was back to back with Priscilla Queen of the Desert...a theme night...and *that* was stretched.)
     
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    Directv reply on Twitter , about they still being in discussions with Rainbow/AMCHD :

    " We continue to have discussions but a date for adding it has not been set."
     
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    Carl Spock

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    It's a game of chicken.
     
  8. Sep 7, 2010 #3648 of 4782
    Alan Gordon

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    ... and we're the helpless squirrel caught in the middle...

    Just kidding! ;)

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    Carl Spock

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    I always knew we were road kill. :rolleyes:
     
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    digitalfreak

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    Wow, who pissed in your cheerios? I don't see anyone trolling in this thread besides you.

    While we're on the HD topic.. You do realize that, according to your own DirecTV & Dish Network HD Channel Lineup Comparison thread, if you remove the alternate RSNs and PPV, Dish has more HD channels than DirecTV?

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  11. Sep 7, 2010 #3651 of 4782
    Hoosier205

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    Yes. I believe we are all well aware of that.
     
  12. Sep 7, 2010 #3652 of 4782
    digitalfreak

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    Then why all the Dish hate from you? Live and let live.
     
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    James Long

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    Settle it in PMs or ignore it ... this thread is for discussing potential DirecTV HD channel adds, not each other.

    :backtotop
     
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    dcowboy7

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    As stated here only about 1,000,000 times you have to be a real dope not to be able to get the credits to make it only $180.
     
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    James Long

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    Like all of the DirecTV customers that don't read online forums that give information on how to cut your bill? There are a lot more people out there seeing the full price and balking than having a friend or friendly neighborhood DBS site saying "psst ... here's how you can get a discount".

    It is a shame that knowing a trick is needed or possible instead of just charging everyone the same fair price.
     
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    I have to agree with you there. But then again, I say the same thing about buying cars.

    What if you added up all of the "special deals" together, and spread out that discount to all the residential subscribers? I wonder how much that would reduce the price of the package?

    Anybody have any guesses? I don't have an educated guess, but I imagine it would be fairly small.
     
  17. Sep 7, 2010 #3657 of 4782
    Hoosier205

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    A special deal is no longer a special deal if everyone gets it. If you want a special offer, work for it. The same applies to all goods and services.
     
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    Interesting statement, but then again, what is a "fair price". Is it fair for D* to sell it at a price that covers their costs? Should D* go back to the NFL and say, that amount D* is paying you....can we make it $200 million instead so we can bring the price down to year 2000 levels? Or should D* eat part of the costs and subsidize it?

    I'm not trying to be cute, just stating that the cost of the packages is in direct correlation with the cost of the programming. There are special deals out there for almost any product or service on the market, but restrictions apply, eligibility, etc.
     
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    Alan Gordon

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    Aside from the occasional deals on hardware (DirecTV), I don't work for special deals. The people getting "special deals" are the reason why things are as high as they are for those not wanting to beg for something...

    ~Alan
     
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    Can't agree with you on that comment. You don't have to beg, all you have to do is make an effort, state your point and they either do it or they don't. If they didn't give some people deals, they might leave and the churn rate would rise. And a smaller customer bass could actually raise the rates more then the discounts might affect it.
     
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