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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. thelucky1

    thelucky1 Icon

    Feb 23, 2009
    Why are you attacking me? Don't shoot the messenger! Why are you so upset at my little avatar :)lol:), it is EXACTLY what DIRECTV chose to put in their commercial. :rolleyes:
  2. revm1m

    revm1m AllStar

    Jul 2, 2006
  3. maartena

    maartena Hall Of Fame

    Nov 1, 2010
    If I remember correctly, with ShortsHD or one of the previous Cinemax/HBO launches, the "test" channels didn't show up till the monday before, so we might not even see anything wednesday, but not till Monday the 25th.
  4. maartena

    maartena Hall Of Fame

    Nov 1, 2010
    And still they have more customers then any other TV provider.

    Why? Sports. Premiums.
  5. Garry

    Garry Legend

    Jul 4, 2006
    Because that's what all companies do, advertise and in their ads, boast about their product and put down their competitors.
  6. Coca Cola Kid

    Coca Cola Kid Hall Of Fame

    Jul 19, 2009
    Mt. Morris, MI
    I'm not attacking you, the first half was talking about Swanni. Just commenting on your avatar.
  7. Jon J

    Jon J Grouch Extrordinaire

    Apr 22, 2002
    Music City, USA
    Does anyone know what Shorts pays DirecTV for carriage?
  8. thelucky1

    thelucky1 Icon

    Feb 23, 2009
    :lol: Enjoy your day Coca Cola Kid!
  9. mluntz

    mluntz Icon

    Jul 13, 2006
    Not my brother in law! 4 HD sets and all SD recievers!:lol:
  10. Coca Cola Kid

    Coca Cola Kid Hall Of Fame

    Jul 19, 2009
    Mt. Morris, MI
  11. lparsons21

    lparsons21 Hall Of Fame DBSTalk Club

    Mar 4, 2006
    Herrin, IL
    I have Dish and watched it last night in HD. Yes it is softer than some of the other HD channels, but certainly much better than any cable/satellite provided SD.
  12. mluntz

    mluntz Icon

    Jul 13, 2006
    I have locals through D*, and OTA. Comes in handy if the D* signal goes out occasionally.
  13. cypherx

    cypherx Hall Of Fame

    Aug 27, 2010
    PA - Berks...
    Hear hear!

    Overcompressed HD is far better than overcompressed SD. DirecTV's SD is far worse than my local cable companies SD.

    7~8 mbps at 720p MPEG4 STILL looks better than 480x480 2~3mbps MPEG2. Since AMC Networks already compresses this feed at the source, there is no reason why DirecTV couldn't put it on a transponder with 6 or 7 HD's, since the bitrate they are provided is lower than average anyway.
    1. AMC HD
    2. WE HD
    3. Fuse HD
    4. IFC HD
    (This package is already compressed tighter than average FROM THE SOURCE)
    5. HLN HD (talking heads, compressed well, not a bit buster)
    6. DIY HD (optional)
    7. QVC HD (lots of stationary graphics, not really a bit buster either)

    Bandwidth crisis my @$$
  14. tonyd79

    tonyd79 Hall Of Fame

    Jul 24, 2006
    Columbia, MD
    You need to check out the thread on Tom leaving Directv. Some conversation about cord cutters returning to cable or sat. The price points and Internet limits are already coming home to roost.
  15. Satelliteracer

    Satelliteracer Hall Of Fame

    Dec 6, 2006
    15% of Households is only 17.25M homes.

    There are 115 million households but 310 million population.

    I think that might be where the disconnect on this board is. The advent of digital channels also hurt the ability of some people to get their local channels as digital transmissions do not "travel" (I'm using layman's terms) nearly as far as analog signals did.

    As mentioned earlier, the latest June reports also indicate 91% of American households currently pay for television service through telco, satellite or cable. Some will have an overlap of an off air antenna, of course.
  16. DaveC27

    DaveC27 Godfather

    Apr 14, 2010
    Yup had my 1st "You're using over your 250Gb" limit message the other day from Comcast :( Admittedly it was my fault some swine had uploaded the ISO torrents of Shameless and my RSS Downloader pulled them in :mad: so I've now switched off automatic downloading
  17. TravelFan1

    TravelFan1 Legend

    Apr 1, 2009
    Couldn't those caps hurt Directv On-Demand strategy? On this front, Dish Network appears to be ahead of the curve, by purchasing lots of wireless broadband spectrum.
  18. Tom Robertson

    Tom Robertson Lifetime Achiever DBSTalk Club

    Nov 15, 2005
    Who's leaving DIRECTV? Not this Tom. :)

  19. Laker44

    Laker44 Godfather

    Jun 18, 2008
    As you well know QVC and HSN doesn't pay a set fee to be carried, how they pay the provider is based on a percentage of revenue. QVC last year had 7.3 million customers purchase items with net sales of 7.8 billion. QVC gets their viewer data from Kantar Media and has ratings comparable to Travel Channel and Bravo.

    On DBSTalk QVC isn't a popular channel. But someone has to be watching it or they wouldn't have the sales they do.
  20. maartena

    maartena Hall Of Fame

    Nov 1, 2010
    Only ShortsHD and DirecTV do. Generally, these kinds of numbers never leave the 2 parties involved, as the network doesn't want to lose bargaining power when negotiating with other providers.
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