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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 10, 2010 #721 of 4782
    James Long

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    The good news is that it looks like you will get one channel in about three weeks or so. :joy:
    The bad news is that there are no signs that any others are coming. :(

    But there is hope ... and anticipation. For the sake of anticipation it is nice to have a list of channels that DirecTV could add next. As has been stated before, once all of those channels are added what is left to be anticipated?
     
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    sigma1914

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    Probably.
     
  4. Jul 10, 2010 #724 of 4782
    James Long

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    That's the only one I see DirecTV talking about ... the rest is all anticipation.
     
  5. Jul 10, 2010 #725 of 4782
    Syzygy

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    As the dear departed Gilda Radner useta say, "It's always something." There'll always be more channels someone wants to see on D* in HD, no matter what. ;)
     
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    Yep, and we continue to wait while E* and cable continue to enjoy them.
     
  7. Jul 10, 2010 #727 of 4782
    RACJ2

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    Maybe cable is better where you live, but here in the Dallas area, its still sub-par. Aside from locals, here is all I can get on Time Warner:

    738 Weather Channel HD
    740 CNN HD
    741 Fox News HD
    744 tbs HD
    745 History HD
    751 Lifetime Movie Network HD
    752 Food Network HD
    753 HGTV HD
    754 A&E HD
    755 HD Theater
    756 Discovery HD
    757 Animal Planet HD
    758 TLC HD
    759 Travel Channel HD
    760 Planet Green HD
    761 Science Channel HD
    762 SyFy HD
    763 Bravo HD
    764 bio HD
    765 CNBC HD
    768 FX HD
    769 USA HD
    770 TNT HD
    771 National Geographic HD
    774 Hallmark Movie Channel HD
    775 Disney Channel HD
    776 Disney XD High Definition
    778 ABC Family Channel HD
    779 ABC Family HD
    780 ESPN HD
    783 ESPNews HD
    784 ESPNU HD
    785 ESPN2 HD
    786 Versus HD
    787 Fox Sports SW HD
    788 Speed HD
    789 Golf HD
    790 CBS College Sports HD
    797 MGM HD
    805 NBC Universal HD
    806 Smithsonian Channel HD
    807 MavTV
    815 HBO HD
    825 Cinemax HD
    830 Showtime HD
    835 Starz HD
     
  8. Jul 10, 2010 #728 of 4782
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    The new seasons and episodes of actual shows we want to watch?

    My anticipation is Mad Men and Walking Dead. My dread is I have to choose between watching them in SD and switching to Comcast.
     
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    +1 on that. Best art-directed show on TV and we're stuck in the Blurger D* ghetto. It's ridiculous they can't close on a deal with all the loot they make off us every month. Same with CW and BBCA.

    They were at a hopeless impasse with Comcast over VS, but miraculously right before the playoffs...POOF! A magic deal is struck. It's not possible to be too cynical over how and why these carriage deals are finally consummated.
     
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    You don't get CW HD?
     
  11. Jul 10, 2010 #731 of 4782
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    I see you have two "ABC Family [Channel] HD" entries. Here are the non-premium channels that D* has and that you didn't list (but they're not all in my package):

    Big Ten Network HD
    Black Entertainment Television HD
    Cartoon Network East HD
    CBS College Sports HD
    Comedy Central HD
    Country Music Television HD
    Crime & Investigation HD
    Fox Business Channel HD
    Fox College Sports Alternate HD
    Fuel TV HD
    Hallmark Channel HD
    HD Net
    HDNet Movies
    Lifetime HD -- but no Lifetime Movie Network HD
    NBA TV HD
    NFL Network HD
    NHL Network HD
    Nickelodeon/Nick at Nite East HD
    Palladia HD
    Tennis Channel HD
    The 101
    Video Hits One HD
    WGN America HD

    Telefutura West HD
    Univision East HD


    Of the above, I find only these to be in my package and of interest personally:

    Big Ten Network HD
    Comedy Central HD
    HDNet Movies
    Lifetime HD
    NFL Network HD
    The 101
     
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    That's the listing from the TWC site, so not sure if its a mistake or if there is a difference between ABC Family Channel and ABC Family. I dropped TWC for DIRECTV 2 years ago, mainly because of NFLN and NHLN, which they still don't have even in SD. You captured most of the differences, but you missed some like Spike, MLB and MSNBC for instance. Not to mention only one HD channel for Showtime, HBO, Cinemax & Starz.
     
  13. Jul 10, 2010 #733 of 4782
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    Someone asked this but I never saw a response. Why can't Directv add HD channels as fast as DISH? This isn't new, I see either a 80-year old guy having to be convinced that a certain channel is worth the HD bandwidth; Or like the place I use to work at, meetings being held and discussion forums or research studies being formed before a decision is made.

    My god this is not brain surgery add the channels D*. Charlie E. and aVP must go to the restroom and decide if Dish is going to carry a channel.
     
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    What Cox has that D* doesn't have

    AMC
    BBC
    E!
    LMN
    ID
    NGW
    WETV

    Yeah its only 7 channels, but 3 or 4 of them I really want. I'm not leaving D*, but like many others, I'm getting tired of waiting. They have a brand new satellite up there just sitting and waiting..........I don't know....... :(
     
  15. Jul 10, 2010 #735 of 4782
    Drucifer

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    I guess they could do a certain amount of them each year according to their tax depreciation value.
     
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    Was anticipation. Long since turned to frustration for many of us.
     
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    sigma1914

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    If lack of channels being in HD is actually frustrating someone, then I suggest reevaluating life's priorities. A channel being HD is wayyyyy down there as far as what frustrates me...it's basically a step above not caring, but not as frustrating as having properly chilled beverages.
     
  18. Jul 10, 2010 #738 of 4782
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    Dish has fewer cards. They have to add HD. DIRECTV feels they don't because they have unique sports offerings. It costs money to add HD and they get little in return.

    I might totally disagree with their reasoning, but that's my assessment of the matter.
     
  19. Jul 10, 2010 #739 of 4782
    Alan Gordon

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    Like me, he's hoping for CW HD-DNS...

    I've personally found the lack of BBC America to be incredibly frustrating this past year (BBC America went HD in July last year)... just like I find the lack of an HD option for CW DNS to be incredibly frustrating as well.

    I'm not going to have a heart attack over it, but it can be incredibly frustrating when you are forced to watched something you enjoy in SD.

    ~Alan
     
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    Syzygy

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    I don't gnash my teeth over missing HD channels; I simply will not watch SD any more. I've never seen a complete episode of Mad Men.

    Exceptions: Last year I did watch The Daily Show in SD (now in HD, fortunately), and this year I'm watching Hot in Cleveland (on a small glass-tube TV) and The Chris Matthews Show.
     
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