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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. Coca Cola Kid

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    Cuz it's more simpler that way, days have 24 hours of 60 minutes each (or 2 30 minute blocks). People without DVR's would have a hard time following a show if it started a different time every week/day.
    Even premiums try to fill 30 or 60 minute blocks, they air their programming uncut but but insert ads to fill extra time. People just find it easier to turn the TV on around the top or bottom of the hour and watch what's on.
     
  2. Alan Gordon

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    Still tons of people who don't have DVRs.

    The saddest part? The people who have DVRs and still watch TV live!! :mad:

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  3. Tom Robertson

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    For years TBS would start everything at 5 minutes past the hour and half hour. Their reasoning was once you start on TBS you wouldn't leave.

    Channels have tried moving off the top and bottom of the hour in various tests. My guess is that it just doesn't work very well.

    Now, as more and more consumers get DVRs, shows might be able to start at odd times with better success.

    Cheers,
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  4. Alan Gordon

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    Good point. I wonder why those networks that show sports haven't thought of that! ;) :p

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  5. spartanstew

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    TruTV?

    What the heck is that? I thought it was a part time channel, or something. People are really anticipating it's launch in HD?

    Say it aint so, D*?
     
  6. Alan Gordon

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    I think they air some table tennis matches on it in the Spring... or is it badminton? :confused: :grin:

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  7. Coca Cola Kid

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    Most people watch sports live. With RSN's the local games always trump national shows so they can have as much time as they need.
     
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    And lots more don't have a DVR. Only 39.7% of homes have a DVR.
     
  9. Alan Gordon

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    My point was in regard to the shows that air AFTER sports.

    I can't tell you how many times I've had the ending of a CBS ("CSI: Miami", etc.) or FOX ("King Of The Hill", "The Simpsons", etc.) show not record due to some sports event run late.

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  10. dcowboy7

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    But old people kill that %.

    Luv to know the % for 18-49 households.
     
  11. Coca Cola Kid

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    So have I, but I've learned to set it to end the recording an hour late on football Sundays.
     
  12. dcowboy7

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    If a show is on after a game you should always padtime the recording.

    Yea like coke said.
     
  13. Sea bass

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    As this is an anticipation thread, I anticipate we will find out the name of the new HD channel "tonight" before sixto tells us tomorrow! I also anticipate that I will be quite pleased!
     
  14. sigma1914

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    Old people don't count? :nono2: There's a good number of older members here who would beg to differ with your ageism.
     
  15. Alan Gordon

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    As do I...

    My point was simply that networks already have a tendency to do this...

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  16. dcowboy7

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    Nope....Not to the network advertisers.
     
  17. Alan Gordon

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    Interestingly enough, I probably know more people over the age of 49 with DVRs than those below that number.

    I'm not saying that's normal... just making a statement.

    ~Alan
     
  18. Sixto

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    Maybe you. maybe others. Some will definitely be happy. :)
     
  19. spartanstew

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    Other than my family, none of our friends (all in their 40's) have DVR's.

    My father, mother-in-law and father-in-law all do though - and they're all over 65.
     
  20. Coca Cola Kid

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    Some as in how many people? 246? 254? 264? :D
     
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