DIRECTV HD Channel Anticipation (Official Q3 2011 Thread)

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  1. Jul 14, 2011 #941 of 5479
    sigma1914

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    Yeah...here's what's broken down:
    Top 20 Cable Networks Primetime: Total Viewers ~ AMC was 20th
    Top 15 Cable Networks Primetime: Adults 18-49 ~ No AMC
    Top 20 Primetime Original Series: Total Viewers ~ 5th was AMC's The
    Walking Dead

    Top 20 Primetime Original Series: Adults 18-49 ~ 1st was AMC's The
    Walking Dead
     
  2. Jul 14, 2011 #942 of 5479
    maartena

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    I think out of the networks that DirecTV does not yet carry in HD, you will have a hard time finding one that breaks in the top 20 of anything..... which just reiterates the fact that: We are really scraping the bottom of the barrel when it comes to HD.
     
  3. Jul 14, 2011 #943 of 5479
    maartena

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    The following statements are true:

    We will get more premium HD soon.
    We will get more basic HD "soon".

    One definition of "soon" slightly differs from the other. ;)
     
  4. Jul 14, 2011 #944 of 5479
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    Within the app it states “The most popular shows on DIRECTV”.

    So DIRECTV is not a reliable source? I’ll go out on a limb and trust the data DIRECTV took time to compute and share with their customers.

    For the record, when AMC was in the top 5 last night they were showing the movie "Kill Bill part 2". They broke the top 5 with a movie that came out 7 years ago. To me that speaks volumes. People are clearly watching AMC. No chance in h*ll AMC is at the bottom of the barrel. Also, since when does a barrel come into play. Was ShortsHD even in the barrel?
     
  5. Jul 14, 2011 #945 of 5479
    sigma1914

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    We're missing 2 of the top 20 of 2010...#18 truTV & #20 AMC. (They list the top 29 & we're missing the 2 mentioned plus #26 TVLAND and #29 E!.)

    http://www.deadline.com/2010/12/yea...op-history-breaks-into-top-10-with-big-gains/
     
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    I never said they were not. I asked if we know the scope of how they collect that data. How accurate the data in the app is has nothing to do with how reliable a source DirecTV is. It's about the app, not the company.
     
  7. Jul 14, 2011 #947 of 5479
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    Ever notice that "certain people" spend an awful lot of time/posts explaining what they meant as opposed to what they said?
     
  8. Jul 14, 2011 #948 of 5479
    maartena

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    Well, it would seem that both TruTV and AMC are "in the works", and will be available "soon", according to previous statements made by SatelliteRacer.

    As to when this "soon" might actually be..... I'll once again refer to my signature. :D
     
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    I can only assume the data must be collect via the phone line or the ethernet port. Not sure there’s a 3rd option. Anyone?? I know it’s updated on the fly. If you leave the app open the data automatically reshuffles. I’ll trust the data unless it’s proven flawed.
     
  10. Jul 14, 2011 #950 of 5479
    Hoosier205

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    I just wonder if it is from all customers, only customers with access to every channel, only customers with certain equipment, only customers connected to a phone line, only customers with an active internet connection to their receivers. Who knows and I doubt they would share that information.
     
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    But is the sample a sample of all D* subs or all users who have HD DVRS or maybe pure raw data. Heck, even the number of user attached to a phone line skews results. I hated stat, and I only took the required 3 hours for my major, but there is no way to assign statistical relevance to the data without knowing what that data represents.

    That said, I have problem with the accuracy of Nielson ratings for much the same reason. It is not a true random sample and can't ever be a random sample. It is a sample of people willing to be sampled. I may be the only one to ever wonder these things, but do you ever catch yourself wondering how accurate the data from the ratings systems really are?
     
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    maartena

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    You can disable information sharing on your account. By default it is turned on, and you need to call or go online and have it turned off. Information is collected from devices that are online, connected to the internet. Not sure about the dialup ones.
     
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    They had the feature before very many (if any) homes connected their receivers to the internet. Although they may use info from the web now, I'm sure the have used phone line info in the past.

    Thinking logically, I don't think that many people who subscribe to premiums and HD would be watching Kill Bill 2 on AMC in its commercial-filled, heavily edited SD form, either. So I believe (just my opinion!) that they include customers with all subscription packages and collect the data thru phone line and internet.
     
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    And given that it is not supposed to be a rating service but just an idea of what other people are watching to give you prompts on what might be interesting, I seriously doubt DirecTV has done much of anything to make the data on What's Hot to the level that we can treat it anywhere near even a rating service, which, in itself is flawed.

    I've seen a lot of anomalies in the data that makes it more of a suggestion or a play thing in my mind.
     
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    tonyd79

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    What do you mean?

    LOL!!!!

    :)
     
  17. Jul 14, 2011 #957 of 5479
    Stuart Sweet

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    Let's spend more time anticipating and less time pointing fingers, please.
     
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    oldfantom

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    i resemble that remark.

    Funny thing is, I mostly lurk in this forum just to see what is coming. I am not really feeling like I am missing anything, except maybe DIY and Hist Int. Even then, I am not sure most of the shows I watch on those channels are even in HD, and I don't watch anything consistently on them. In other words, they are in the "it'd be nice" bucket for me.
     
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