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DIRECTV HD Channel Anticipation (Official Q3 2011 Thread)

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by Stuart Sweet, Jun 26, 2011.

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  1. Beerstalker

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    But this comment can be seen both ways.

    I'm not sensing a pent up demand. (It's not Pentagon)

    I'm not sensing a pent up demand. (A channel nobody is really asking for, could definitely be Pentagon HD).

    Also since new channel has no history to determine if it has quality or not could mean this is a new channel we haven't had before (thus ruling out any channel we currently get in SD). Pentagon channel definitely fits the bill here as well.

    God if this is the Pentagon Channel even I will be disappointed (I was not dissapointed in ShortsHD or the premium additions like many others).
     
  2. Tom Robertson

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    Alas, I do not have a timetable as to when I can release more information. When they tell me, I'll tell you.

    Well... I might hint for a few hours. Once I'm given the go ahead I won't torture everyone too much longer. :lol:

    Cheers,
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  3. Tom Robertson

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    On it's own, you have a point (that I didn't think of). Remember the other clues. :)

    Cheers,
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  4. Curtis0620

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  5. Alan Gordon

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    I guess it depends on the person.

    Though there are around two dozen or so channels I'd LIKE to see in HD on DirecTV, there are only THREE (four) I actually have a complaint about.

    Those three (four) are AMC-HD, BBCA-HD, and CW HD-DNS.

    Now, while I might personally put a slight premium on CW HD-DNS since they will have SIX hours or programming a week I like this Fall (I believe that's more than NBC, and far outranks AMC and BBCA), I have stated numerous times that while I might HOPE, WISH, and ANTICIPATE CW HD-DNS, I do not expect it... at least until DirecTV gets considerably more bandwidth (D14, perhaps?).

    So... that essentially leaves AMC and BBCA for the foreseeable future. Once DirecTV gets those, my complaints will mostly (see CW above) cease, and I'll simply look forward to the time when DirecTV gets those other channels.

    Glad you elaborated. I personally have no interest in TruTV, E!, QVC, or many of the sports networks mentioned here, but I hope that everyone gets what they want.... just as long as I get a little love first! ;) :p :D

    ~Alan
     
  6. tulanejosh

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    i need a cliff notes version of this... my head is starting to hurt.
     
  7. Alan Gordon

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    I believe Tom was ruling OUT the Pentagon Channel.

    If I'm wrong, I'm going to be sorely upset as well...

    ~Alan
     
  8. Bradman

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    If the clues are "no history" and "not pent up", doesn't that exclude Pentagon HD and History International HD?

    The new channel(singular) has a certain "quality", correct?
    Gotta be AMC or BBC.
     
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    It's not the Pentagon channel according to Tom's hints:

    "It's a quality channel' and "a new channel has no history to determine if it has quality or not"
     
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    AMC HD final answer
     
  11. Hutchinshouse

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    Maybe we’re getting TruTVHD. Zap2it.com has TruTVHD listed in the DIRECTV channel lineup. See pic.
     

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    "Cops" and "Worlds Dumbest Brawlers" = NOT Quality. :D :D

    That said, that could either be a leftover from March Madness (never removed) or indeed a hint we might be getting that. I believe zap2it and tvguide have accidentally "spilled the beans" before by already changing their grid for upcoming channels.
     
  13. I WANT MORE

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    I really don't care.
     
  14. cypherx

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    I think that's leftover from when we did have TruTV HD during those basketball games.
     
  15. tulanejosh

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    trutv might not be "quality"but man i love hardcore pawn and south beach tow
     
  16. maartena

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    Quality is in the eye of the beholder. Tom might consider the TruTV content top notch quality.
     
  17. Hutchinshouse

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    +1
    Love that show
     
  18. Carl Spock

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    You know, there is a channel that satifies both criteria.

    A Packers fan like Tom would think it's quality.

    It also doesn't have a track record.




    DirecTV is adding a 24/7 feed of FSN Wisconsin HD.

    [​IMG]
     
  19. maartena

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    Nope.

    Tom has said it was "basic", and a RSN is definitly not "basic".

    On a side note, Brighthouse is adding the World Fishing Network in HD on September 7th.
     
  20. Alan Gordon

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    If it's your RSN, then it would be...

    However, since it's not for everybody, my statement is just a clarification, not a disagreement.

    ~Alan
     
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