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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. Tulsacoker

    Tulsacoker AllStar

    Jun 1, 2010
    Why did the Germans bomb Pearl Harbor? There's some things that make no sense :D
  2. dontknow

    dontknow AllStar

    Apr 29, 2010
    How many American games do they show on those channels? Soccer is unpopular in the US. Americans that watch it are very few and the ones that are more interested are from Different countries.

    Go to GOLTVs website www.goltv.tv and tell me what the default language the site comes up as.

    How many times to you hear an American commentator on Fox soccer channel?
  3. MysteryMan

    MysteryMan Well-Known Member DBSTalk Club

    May 17, 2010
    I'm sure that website is a big hit in Arizona! :)
  4. cebbigh

    cebbigh Icon

    Feb 27, 2005
    Frostbite Falls
    Football is great. Soccer is great.

    Don't blame the SPORT because DIRECTV made a marketing decision to add channels that are part of a premium package versus channels that are available in the lowest base package.
  5. Stuart Sweet

    Stuart Sweet The Shadow Knows!

    Jun 18, 2006
    I'm not sure that this comment has anything to do with DIRECTV HD programming. Let's keep this on topic.
  6. gator5000e

    gator5000e Godfather

    Aug 29, 2006
    Happy for the soccer fans. I think soccer would be a better spectator sport if they Americanized it by getting rid of the off-side rule, by far one of the worst rules in sports. Draw two lines on the field and make zones, like hockey and if the ball beats the attacker into the zone, your on sides. Not perfect but would ramp up the action and scoring a bit.

    But still hoping for more of the HBO/Cinemax channels in HD.
  7. swans

    swans Legend

    Jan 23, 2007
    I'm not going to put a big antenna back up to pull it OTA. I communicated with the station engineer and he indicated that they had the feed at the upload facility, but DirecTV wasn't even talking to management.

    Now we have CSS going to carry a minimum of 7 games this year. I guess I should be so happy :) that I have the leader in sports NOT providing me with access to the greatest sport going, "SEC COLLEGE FOOTBALL!" :nono2:
  8. Lord Vader

    Lord Vader Supreme Member DBSTalk Club

    Sep 20, 2004
    Galactic Empire
    400 million people watching paint dry doesn't say much about their entertainment intelligence.
  9. Hoosier205

    Hoosier205 Active Member

    Sep 3, 2007
    Soccer is the most popular sport in the world. It is not the most popular sport in America.

    Now, everyone just get over it and move on.
  10. gregjones

    gregjones Hall Of Fame

    Sep 20, 2007
    What do you expect them to tweet? Hey, thanks for carrying 98% of the shows I like. The fact that a great majority of the tweets are about one channel means there are few channels missing. This is like people complaining that some of the channels missing are on the "top 25 missing channels" list. Well, of course they are.
  11. Hoosier205

    Hoosier205 Active Member

    Sep 3, 2007
    Happy trails to anyone who leaves a provider for not providing them with access to a show whose new season will only last about four months or so. Really? You're going to jump ship over the lack of a single channel? Umm...okay. Go for it.
  12. gregjones

    gregjones Hall Of Fame

    Sep 20, 2007
    By the way, the teenage girls on twitter are not really the target demographic for satellite service. Keep in mind that demographics for advertising and satellite service are somewhat different.
  13. Hutchinshouse

    Hutchinshouse Hall Of Fame

    Sep 27, 2006
    ATTN: All DIRECTV subscribers

    From this day forward, all subscription cancelations must be approved by Hoosier205.


  14. Hoosier205

    Hoosier205 Active Member

    Sep 3, 2007
    No approval from me is required. I simply reserve the right to roll my eyes and mock how ridiculous it is. ;)
  15. sdk009

    sdk009 Icon

    Jan 19, 2007
    Kihei, Maui, HI
    While I agree its not "the most popular sport in America" 70,728 attending an exhibition match in Houston cannot be ignored.
  16. bjdotson

    bjdotson Legend

    Feb 20, 2007
    I've read that the original soccer was on a field at least 10 times bigger than the modern field and that there was at least 100 people on each side. Now THAT might be watchable.
  17. georule

    georule Hall Of Fame

    Mar 31, 2010
    If you could see the ball in that melee! :D

    Big screen wide aspect HDTV will help soccer/futbol over time. And hockey too, for that matter, by making them significantly easier to follow on a TV. A 27" 4:3 is no good way to watch either of them.
  18. Alan Gordon

    Alan Gordon Chancellor

    Jun 7, 2004
    Dawson, Georgia
    Bunch of grown men arguing about which game involving grown men running around is better... :rolleyes:

  19. Ira Lacher

    Ira Lacher Icon

    Apr 24, 2002
    Isn't it wonderful how each of us was created with our own likes and dislikes? Why do we feel a need to justify what we like?
  20. DaveC27

    DaveC27 Godfather

    Apr 14, 2010
    They still hold a couple of those matches, the most famous is in a town called Ashbourne and it is held on Shrove/Fat Tuesday. Having seen it it's not particularly telly-worthy, too many people and it's just a load of people pushing against another load :D

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