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DIRECTV HD Channel Anticipation (Official Q4-11 Thread)

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by Stuart Sweet, Sep 28, 2011.

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  1. Barcthespark

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    I want ION in HD now that they are broadcasting "Flashpoint." Watched the first episode last night and the SD PQ was horrendous.
     
  2. APB101

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    I think DirecTV could have added a lot of national, non-premium HD channels (BBC America HD; E! Entertainment Television HD; Turner Classic Movies HD; etc.) … but chose not to go that route; opted instead, the past two years, to focus on adding the premium-movie multiscreens, as well as the Extra Pack, in high definition.
     
  3. Tom Robertson

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    It was time to stop ignoring all of us'ums who have the premiums and add some HD.

    And it was not that DIRECTV ignored the basic channels completely. Your use of "focus" is perfect. While DIRECT focused for awhile, now they can focus back to basics. :)

    Cheers,
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  4. loudo

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    I don't think we will see any new HD, until the FOX issue is resolved.
     
  5. Tom Robertson

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    Heck, it would be a great negotiation point with Fox. Pull the Fox channels on November 1 and add in a few other HD channels in their place. :)

    Since I'm hoping the Fox issue resolves itself before any channels drop, I guess in a round about away that we don't get more HD before the resolution. (But maybe we get to start the game?)

    Cheers,
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    (No, I do not have any indication we'll start the guessing game soon. Sorry.)
     
  6. loudo

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    That is another approach to the issue.
     
  7. Fog627

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    Whatever happens with Fox, it won't last for long. I don't think that either can afford to P/O too many viewers. Fox and D* are joined at the hip when it comes to sports broadcasting. Plus, Fox just invested a ton of money by outbidding ESPN for the 2018 and 2022 World Cup soccer rights.
     
  8. APB101

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    I don't know if it's been posted here; but On Demand has a few listings of given programming on truTV in high def. (Icon is being indicated to the right of select titles.) Perhaps it is a harbinger for the expected, regular carriage of truTV HD?
     
  9. APB101

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    I think the Fox issue will get settled before the Nov. 1 date elapses. But I can dream up a scenario in which the HD feeds for Fox Movie Channel and Nat Geo Wild would be a requirement for addition and carriage.
     
  10. Coca Cola Kid

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    Cool I'm gonna go check to see if it's really HD or a typo by TMS.
     
  11. MysteryMan

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    I see four HD offerings on the menu.
     
  12. Coca Cola Kid

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    Yeah they're all downloading now. If they're real, I'll be happy for a little while. VOD Festivus is better than no Festivus. :)
     
  13. MysteryMan

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    Would be nice if during their despute DirecTV could negotiate getting FMC HD from FOX.
     
  14. Coca Cola Kid

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    The episode of Las Vegas Jailhouse on TruTV VOD IS HD!!!! :):):):)

    This one is funny, they put a drunk guy and drunk lady next to each other in the isolation room (strapped to chairs) together and they fall in love and propose to each other.
     
  15. georule

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    In the spirit of Festivus, I am now required to air my grievance that AMC VoD is not in HD yet!
     
  16. Coca Cola Kid

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    Ya but you can record everything in HD or get the shows on BluRay. No dice for TruTV.
     
  17. sigma1914

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    What's your favorite TruTV shows? I'm interested to see what's on that makes you want it in HD so bad. I'm not baiting you or stirring the pot. I'm not judging you by your taste in shows, because I watch some stuff many people consider "trash." Just curious...
     
  18. Coca Cola Kid

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    Police POV is good even though it's another Cops clone, Pawn Stars is kinda funny and it's taped in Detroit, Disorder in the Court is good, any of the police shows really. It's just way better than a lot of the "reality" shows that pass as entertainment nowadays IMO.
     
  19. sigma1914

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    Thanks...I'll give them a try. I enjoy real cop shows.
     
  20. georule

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    The airing of grievances does not require one to pee all over what was actually done. That's more of a DBSTalk optional add-on. I can be happy for the Tru fans and still get my grievance on. Particularly re VoD, where there are no bandwidth issues for folks to attempt to frame the situation as either/or choices; sometimes legit, sometimes not so much.
     
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