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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. Alan Gordon

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    Edited most of your post in my qoute... ;)

    Yeah... I don't either.

    HOWEVER, since DirecTV doesn't carry the channel in SD... YET, I included it in the HD Extra possibilities...

    Mediacom will be carrying it locally in my area... but only the SD version. They are adding WGN America HD next month though...

    ~Alan
     
  2. susanandmark

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    Have we given up on seeing AMC HD before Mad Men premieres at the end of this month?
     
  3. hdtvfan0001

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    There seems to be no reason to believe it will happen, and no evidence of any optimistic fasts to support it either.
     
  4. georule

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    I have, but I'm sensitive and try not to put myself in a position to be disappointed. :D

    There is no indication at all I've seen that is going to happen. If it was in the cards, I'd expect D* to be playing it up by now. Certainly AMC has no interest in it being a last second surprise, and I can't see why D* would either.

    In fact, if someone who doesn't reguarly check here and doesn't regularly check their channel listings were to somehow miss seeing it in HD because it was added at the last second, that's a major downer they're going to be annoyed about, and the positive becomes (at least temporarily) a negative.
     
  5. hdtvfan0001

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    Not to worry....Lifetime HD was made just for you....:D:lol:
     
  6. Alan Gordon

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    There was... but Satelliteracer's pretty much made that indication null and void.

    DirecTV has launched a channel prior to a big event on MULTIPLE occasions in the past... one even within hours of the event... but again, given Satelliteracer's comments, I think we can rule it out.

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  7. Alan Gordon

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    I thought it was made for me?! ;) :D

    I'm sensitive, I've been enjoying "Drop Dead Diva", I don't like sports, and I like the "Old Spice" commercial... :eek2:

    ~Alan
     
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    How bad do you want to see S4 of Mad Men in HD?

    Welcome to the world of competition via the set-top box, Tivo, Blu-ray player, etc... Amazon is offering a season pass for S4 of Mad Men in HD. Each episode looks to be available the day after it airs. You can purchase individual HD episodes for 2.99, or an entire season in HD for $14.99.

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003VVSHFK/ref=dv_twitter_madmen

    Here's the breakdown of how it works with S3.

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002LLD5AI/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&s=digital-video&qid=1279233417&sr=1-3
     
  9. slimoli

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    The whole season 4 will be around 37.00 (13X3 - 5%). That's how I watched last season of Breaking Bad. I was hoping not needing to do it again.
     
  10. bamaweather

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    I totally agree with this. I don't think we should be counting PPV or DNS (maybe they could count a generic ABC, NBC, Fox, CBS for everyone, even though it really varies based on your location?). But RSNs are available to everyone at a relatively reasonable price (in that, paying for Sports Pack and the pro sports package of your choice is reasonable; buying several PPV channels repeatedly is not), and they should count.
     
  11. RAD

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    My take is if any customer can get the channel, if they're willing to pay for it, then it should count. So IMHO, PPV's and RSN's (since either they're on or if blacked out you could get them with the sports package that caused the blackout), but the DNS's would not count since only a small portion of the customers can get it and then either east or west coast only.
     
  12. jerrylove56

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    How can they count when the Foxsports channels repeat everything. No disrespect,but I could give a tinkers d**n about sports in the NW or SW part of the USA. RSN's are not real programming with national interest. RSN's are Directs kool-aid for the HD counters and I am not drinking it.
     
  13. bamaweather

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    But a movie played over and over again isn't a linear channel. They use the same bandwidth a linear channel would, but they aren't networks. I could imagine someone buying a few different PPV movies perhaps, but can anyone ever honestly say "I'm subscribing to 33 HD PPV channels right now?" Sure, it's possible for someone to do that, but there's no reason why they would.

    Furthermore, some of the HD PPV channels are part-time. If we count those channels shouldn't we also say that mtn, FS Ohio, FS Cincinnati, FS Tennessee, FS Carolinas, FSN Utah, FS Kansas City, FS Indiana, etc are also HD channels carried on DirecTV?
     
  14. JoeTheDragon

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    they are also for part time HD sports overflows as well and I think cable counts them. Even when off air they go to a 480i looping help video on comcast also add in the all HD on NBA LP, MLB EI, NHL HD vs no dual HD feeds and on like a max of 2-4* HD games a night on the cable packs.

    * only 2 HD channels on cable Not all systems. May have some JIP back to back games.

    + HD mix

    + about 15-17 for NFL ST.
     
  15. bamaweather

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    People don't watch the various FSNs to see replays of Best Damn Sports Show Period or overnight infomercials. They watch for games and other team-specific programs. I live in the SE too, and I love college football. During college football season, I'm frequently able to watch several unique games on different RSNs that I wouldn't see with just FS South and SportSouth. It's not kool-aid. There are people who pay for these channels and appreciate having all of them. It doesn't mean all of DirecTV's customers like them.

    I seriously doubt anyone watches all of the channels that are available to them.
     
  16. T-Hefner

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    Thats where Dish Network and other providers HD showings catch up....Yes, DirecTV's total number may be higher, but it seems Dish and others have more total nationals.......better quality HD channels....The FSN chans to me, dont count.... I would rather see nationals or even premiums in place of them....

    I wonder of all the providers who has the most HD nationals, the HD that really matters....

    But thats just me...
     
  17. RAD

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    But it's still a HD channel that you could get it you wanted to pay for it, so IMHO it counts. AFAKI we weren't counting HD networks but HD channels.

    OK, simple then don't count part time RSN (aka any -1) channels, only the 24x7 HD RSN's, problem solved.
     
  18. RAD

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    DirecTV has made it a point to say they're the sports leader hence all the RSN channels being added vs. the HD channel you want. If DirecTV wasn't carrying all those HD RSN's then you'd be seeing the posts from folks with the sports packages b*tching why they can't watch their game in HD even though it's produced in HD (like Dish subs do now).
     
  19. T-Hefner

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    RAD,
    Yeah, I get it, I do......

    In my case, I would rather see a more nationals/premiums ..... I understand the FSN's serve a purpose for some....

    When I look at other providers, and see there HD count lower then Directv's ....but going over the list, it almost seems like some providers have more nationals...directv just has a bunch of crap FSNs & PPV

    -Tim
     
  20. James Long

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    Considering DirecTV drops PPVs to create those part time RSNs they can't count (unless you deduct the number of PPV channels every time you add a part time RSN).

    As far as not counting RSNs and PPVs - DirecTV has too many 24x7 channels (27 RSNs and 35 PPVs) to ignore.
     
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