1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

DIRECTV HD Channel Anticipation (Official Q3 2010 Thread)

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by Stuart Sweet, Jun 24, 2010.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. slimoli

    slimoli Hall Of Fame

    1,979
    0
    Jan 27, 2005
    Perhaps an announcement on Wednesday , July 28 ?
     
  2. Tulsacoker

    Tulsacoker AllStar

    91
    0
    Jun 1, 2010
    Well technically "for the record" there is no "basic" package unless you mean choice only and then they don't even get all the "basic" HD channels :D ;)
     
  3. slimoli

    slimoli Hall Of Fame

    1,979
    0
    Jan 27, 2005
    From Directv Twitter , 1 hour ago:

    "We don't offer AMC HD at this time but we continue to have discussions with Rainbow Media, the owner of AMC, about adding it. "

    At least they are trying.
     
  4. michaelruggeri

    michaelruggeri Legend

    121
    1
    Jan 30, 2010
    Amazon on Demand added Mad Men, season 4, part one this morning. They will show each episode of the new season the morning after it airs on TV. So you can stream the new season of Mad Men for $2.99 an episode in HD and beat the crappy SD picture on Directv. Perhaps, before the season is not too far in, Directv will have AMC in HD.

    Mike
     
  5. slimoli

    slimoli Hall Of Fame

    1,979
    0
    Jan 27, 2005
    It's 37 bucks for the whole season (5 % discount) and I wanna see Rubicon as well. I'd rather pay an extra few pennies to Directv and have AMC in HD. :mad:
     
  6. michaelruggeri

    michaelruggeri Legend

    121
    1
    Jan 30, 2010
    But you can just buy one episode at a time till AMC HD is added to Directv. You do not have to buy a whole season. Given what they said on their twitter this morning, I will bet we get AMC by September.

    Mike
     
  7. slimoli

    slimoli Hall Of Fame

    1,979
    0
    Jan 27, 2005
    I hope you are right. If they add in September, I buy 4 or 5 episodes and watch the others live. If they don't, I wait for the Bluray. I also believe Directv is trying hard, they didn't spend millions on the new satellite just to have "capacity".
     
  8. Paul Secic

    Paul Secic Hall Of Fame

    6,226
    23
    Dec 16, 2003
    No info in that link.
     
  9. dcowboy7

    dcowboy7 Hall Of Fame

    4,756
    26
    May 22, 2008
    Pequannock, NJ
    He said "net add of 1."
     
  10. Sixto

    Sixto Well-Known Member

    12,224
    95
    Nov 18, 2005
    Net add of 1 to the current total, but still inclusive of the 30 announced previously.
     
  11. dcowboy7

    dcowboy7 Hall Of Fame

    4,756
    26
    May 22, 2008
    Pequannock, NJ
    Satracer said it will be more than just goltv.
     
  12. James Long

    James Long Ready for Uplink! Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

    45,940
    1,023
    Apr 17, 2003
    Michiana
    Hopefully more than GOL TV + PPV 135. :D
    (That would be a puny festivus.)
     
  13. loudo

    loudo Well-Known Member

    4,755
    59
    Mar 24, 2005
    Central Maine
    As a soccer (football) fan, GOL TV in HD would be a big festivus for me, but I will welcome any others that come along.
     
  14. mudman2

    mudman2 New Member

    3
    0
    Oct 30, 2005
    Do what I do DL BBC programming, the directv stuff is unwatchable, I dont think we will ever see BBCA in true HD

    yes i gave up:mad:

    I do like my whole house DVR setup with all 4 DVR's talking to each other :)
     
  15. Stuart Sweet

    Stuart Sweet The Shadow Knows!

    37,060
    287
    Jun 18, 2006
    I'd like to remind you that our forum rules don't allow for discussion of illegal downloading, if that's what you're referring to.
     
  16. dhkinil

    dhkinil Icon

    662
    2
    Dec 17, 2006
    I do not think you were referring to an earlier post of mine, but if you were, let me be clear, I do not condone illegal downloading either. That said, my point was that unless and until both the content providers and content distributors get a lot smarter and realize that most content is not worth more than a few cents per viewer per month that there will be myriad options in the future to see things in HD over the net, or for that matter otherwise that are a lot cheaper than what they are now. Some will not be legal, but will exist pretty widely. People who post here may all love their 65" plasmas, but a lot of people are happy to watch on pc's or laptops and a lot of people don't care quite as much about quality. I prefer high quality recordings of music, but Apple moves a lot more music than pretty much anyone else nowadays and they do so at mp3 quality for a lot less and it is getting to be more of a pia and more expensive by and large to buy high quality recordings than it was 15 years ago. I do not make the rules, I just observe.

    And to go further, we are reaching overkill, without a dvr (and I actually have 2) it is possible to watch, as an example, Law & Order Criminal Intent on at least 4 channels, pretty much every day. One of my locals carries older repeats as does USA and Bravo. USA carries newer episodes as well, along with NBC which carries the "new" season in the summer. I enjoy watching, but are four channels worth paying for? I may have even missed a channel or 2.
     
  17. mreposter

    mreposter Hall Of Fame

    1,711
    1
    Jul 29, 2006

    As frustrated as I am at not getting the channels I want in HD, I don't begrudge others in getting the ones they want. The premium HBO/SHO/etc subscribers have been waiting years and years for the extra channels and the HD versions and Directv has finally given them a healthy upgrade.

    But here's hoping August brings many more of us the HD Festivus we've been dreaming of.
     
  18. sdk009

    sdk009 Icon

    695
    19
    Jan 19, 2007
    Kihei, Maui, HI
    As would adding FSC-HD and changing FSC+HD from a stand-alone Premium channel to adding it to the Sports Pack.
     
  19. loudo

    loudo Well-Known Member

    4,755
    59
    Mar 24, 2005
    Central Maine
    That would make it even a bigger Festivus, for soccer fans. But really doubt if we would see that.
     
  20. ajc68

    ajc68 Icon

    667
    0
    Jan 23, 2008
    I think they've been trying all along. The problem is when the competition owns the content. The tweet is simply damage control for yesterday.
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page