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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. Aug 2, 2010 #1941 of 4782
    hdtvfan0001

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    Nice theory but perhaps a bit of wishful guessing in there too... :D:lol:
     
  2. Aug 2, 2010 #1942 of 4782
    Stuart Sweet

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    Could be that the technical side is all ready but the contract side is moving slower than expected.
     
  3. Aug 2, 2010 #1943 of 4782
    Alan Gordon

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    It's also not too unusual in a Baseball game... which has led some to complain that Baseball is boring.

    I personally do not find Soccer or Baseball boring, but to each their own...

    ~Alan
     
  4. Aug 2, 2010 #1944 of 4782
    Sixto

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    TEST 9768-9772 have been in the guide data stream for D12 transponder 20 since late February. Every new D12 channel has been placed elsewhere, first TEST, then "live". Which is what leads me to believe it's for something else.

    But, as stated, anything is possible. :)
     
  5. Aug 2, 2010 #1945 of 4782
    Alan Gordon

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    Perhaps...

    While my theory has no basis in reality, it's not totally out of the blue though. We did have that guide data for AMCHD and IFCHD earlier this year, and while the channel numbers are different from that guide data, the fact that AMC, IFC, and GolTV are the only three channels from that guide data we haven't received yet (to my knowledge) other than a West Coast premium (which I no longer expect to see given Satelliteracer's comments) makes the channels suspicious in my eyes.

    My thoughts exactly...

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  6. Aug 2, 2010 #1946 of 4782
    hdtvfan0001

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    Certainly...and not the first time that has happened.

    Looks like the line is forming at the door to get into the AMC HD and other channel "rooms". ;)
     
  7. Aug 2, 2010 #1947 of 4782
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    if you reference wireless, please specify wireless g or wireless n, they are two very different animals
     
  8. Aug 2, 2010 #1948 of 4782
    oldcrooner

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    ...Then there are those of us who find ALL silly ballgames boring. :)
     
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    The average score in baseball is probably closer to 6-4 rather than 2-1. That equates to a football score of 42-28 if they were to award 7 points for each run. Would those higher scores make the game more interesting? I actually find football boring even with high scores, especially when a bunch of those points are awarded for the team being unable to score and getting a consolation 3 point kick by a soccer player.
     
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    gregjones

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    Both of which can suffer tremendously from influences to which hard-wired networks are not susceptible. Again, wireless should be used as a last resort whether it is 802.11n or 802.11g. If wireless is working in your installation, I congratulate you. However, from a technical standpoint, it is inappropriate to advocate its use in any case where running wire is an (even relatively expensive) option.

    Using TVersity or PlayOn are not DIRECTV-supported functions nor do they have any bearing on HD channels. You cannot get HD quality through either method. Therefore neither have anything to do with HD anticipation.
     
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    gregjones

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    Let's keep discussion of sports related to the topic at least a little. Ratings for sports are relevant if we discuss anticipation. A general disdain for them seems to veer pretty far off the path.
     
  12. Aug 2, 2010 #1952 of 4782
    hdtvfan0001

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    We have NFL Sunday Ticket, NBA, NHL, MLS, College, RSN's, and many other sports packages already....and GoL and Fox Soccer is coming very shortly...so....

    What else might we anticipate in terms of new HD National Channels?
     
  13. Aug 2, 2010 #1953 of 4782
    Lord Vader

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    How about a 24-hour WEATHER channel?

    :D
     
  14. Aug 2, 2010 #1954 of 4782
    Alan Gordon

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    I don't find them boring... but I agree with the "silly" part...

    That's nice...

    Agreed...

    Sure! They can call it "The Weather Channel" and put it on channel 362... oh, wait... :confused:

    ~Alan
     
  15. Aug 2, 2010 #1955 of 4782
    RAD

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    My theory is that they could be for the new DirecTV Cinema rollout that's supposed to allow folks that don't have broadband connections to access some of the movies that are only in the DirecTV on Demand library.
     
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    Paul Secic

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    QVC has a few Wifi HD sets now where you can get Netflx AMAZON, ETC.. They have flip up keyboards on the remotes. In 10 years cable Satco, OTA might be in trouble. I'm thinking about buying one in about three years.
     
  17. Aug 2, 2010 #1957 of 4782
    Alan Gordon

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    Given Sixto's belief in the same thing, that's probably the case.

    I'm however stubbornly sticking by my belief until proven wrong! ;)

    ~Alan
     
  18. Aug 2, 2010 #1958 of 4782
    Sixto

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    While that's been my gut feeling, I'd think that the new Cinema service would need more then 5 slots, more like 10-20, to continually rotate movies in an on-demand carousel fashion via satellite. It all depends on the implementation (faster then real-time?, re-use existing Cinema HD?, ...), and speed-to-availability (1-day?, 2-day?, 3-day?, ...).

    Seems like we may know by the end of August, based on previous comments made by the CEO.
     
  19. Aug 2, 2010 #1959 of 4782
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    Yes but the weather channel tried that & obviously it didnt work ad $$ wise, thats why now they do all these storm stories, cantore stories, movies.

    They rather have less people watch a longer period of time, which i guess they feel this does, rather than have more people watch less time.
     
  20. Aug 2, 2010 #1960 of 4782
    Alan Gordon

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    The other night, The Weather Channel was one of the Top Five channels on DirecTV (Eastern).

    The Weather Channel has stopped airing movies (at least I haven't seen any on, nor any advertised). It appears this was due to the Dish Network skirmish (thank you Dish Network!). Since then, several of their TV series (like you mentioned above) were preempted due to bad weather as well.

    Also... please note that "Storm Stories" and "Cantore Stories" are all weather related. It's The Weather Channel... not the "Weather Radar Channel" or "The Weather Forecast Channel". If you want to anticipate one of these fictional channels, I hope you get it. Personally, I'd rather DirecTV partner with The Weather Channel to offer local VOD forecasts, but that's just me...

    ~Alan
     
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