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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. Nov 2, 2011 #381 of 877

    sigma1914 Well-Known Member DBSTalk Club

    Sep 5, 2006
    Allen, TX
    7 sacks on a running QB who can't throw isn't impressive.
  2. Nov 2, 2011 #382 of 877
    Scott Kocourek

    Scott Kocourek Well-Known Member

    Jun 13, 2009
    Let's not start the trash talking here. Maybe someone would like to start a thread in the Sports section on the NFL, that would be better.
  3. Nov 2, 2011 #383 of 877

    MysteryMan Well-Known Member DBSTalk Club

    May 17, 2010
    This thread went off topic again? I'm shocked! :eek2:
  4. Nov 3, 2011 #384 of 877

    APB101 Icon

    Sep 1, 2010
    Festivus, for 2011, was the redundant HDs for multiscreens HBO and Cinemax…and the ridiculously overdue AMC HD.

    Unless we're in for something more meaningful within the next seven to eight weeks, 2011 is just pretty much done.
  5. Nov 3, 2011 #385 of 877
    Coca Cola Kid

    Coca Cola Kid Hall Of Fame

    Jul 19, 2009
    Mt. Morris, MI
    In my opinion, AMC HD is a waste of bandwidth. At least HBO and Max's movies are uncut without commercials or gigantic ads for other shows on the screen, like the creators intended.

    Plus TruTV HD is coming, Sports Business Journal said so.
  6. Nov 3, 2011 #386 of 877

    cmasia Icon

    Sep 18, 2007
    Las Vegas
    Gee, Scott...

    At the risk of being banned, there have been several of us who have asked for exactly this.

    Threads to allow members to talk about sports AND RESULTS, so the rest of us can talk about DBS stuff. Imagine that!

    And guess who has the power to do this ! ! ! ! ! 1
  7. Nov 3, 2011 #387 of 877
    Scott Kocourek

    Scott Kocourek Well-Known Member

    Jun 13, 2009

    Um, you do. :) Or anyone else for that matter.

    But don't worry, I took care of it. http://www.dbstalk.com/showthread.php?p=2891797&posted=1#post2891797
  8. Nov 3, 2011 #388 of 877

    JerryElbow Legend

    Jun 14, 2007
    That's absolutely correct... for those who don't watch AMC. For those who watch it (whether for the re-formatted, edited, commericially interrupted movies or for the original programming), it's absolutely worth it. Let's face it, for every HD channel any provider pushes out, there will be folks who are thrilled to have it and those for who it is a waste of bandwidth. With very few execptions, I don't watch sports, I don't shop at home shopping channels and I don't do pay-per-view events. As far as I'm concerned, all those channels are "a waste of bandwidth". If they went away, however, the overall popularity of DirecTV would plummet like a stone and I would likely end up not gaining channels I would like (BBC America, for example) but instead losing channels or perhaps the entire service. So I'm glad every time DirecTV adds an HD channel, even if it's one I don't happen to watch. Hey, when the water rises, all the boats go up.
  9. Nov 3, 2011 #389 of 877

    mnassour Icon

    Apr 23, 2002
    Too bad the boat carrying TCM and BBC America has a hole in it!

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    electrober6 AllStar

    Feb 20, 2011
  11. Nov 3, 2011 #391 of 877

    TomK Godfather

    Oct 18, 2010
    Yes, give us an HD news channel with no news about celebrities' lives and fashions and twitter postings and marriages and divorces and one that focuses on world news...please!

    And of course give us Turner Classic Movies HD before anything else. :)
  12. Nov 3, 2011 #392 of 877

    Huskie_2009 Icon

    Jan 12, 2009
    +1 :grrr:
  13. Nov 3, 2011 #393 of 877

    YakeVlad Legend

    Aug 12, 2011
    I agree that it would be nice to have channels like AJE and BBC news. I know that over the past several quarterly anticipation threads I've seen a number of people voicing a desire for them. However, I'm wondering if it might be better offered as a package of channels (i.e. the International News pack) providing a greater number of international news sources to those interested.

    I'd also like to see some sort of offering for international sports channels (the Sky Sports channels, the Eurosport channels, the TSN channels, etc. etc.). There are so many events which are not covered here in the US or are better covered by some of the sports channels in other parts of the world (i.e. the olympics) to which I'd love to have access.

    I know none of these are likely in the near term as D* has limited available bandwidth until the next bird goes up, but one can dream :icon_da:
  14. Nov 3, 2011 #394 of 877

    APB101 Icon

    Sep 1, 2010
    I have to conclude that DirecTV doesn't want to be involved with carrying BBC World News and a full time Al Jazeera. Not unlike, in the category of premium movies with Epix, the programmers apparently figure subscribers have no interest. Or, more pointedly, DirecTV doesn't want to take on the cost regardless of whether there is subscriber interest.
  15. Nov 3, 2011 #395 of 877

    je4755 Godfather

    Dec 11, 2006
    Given Comcast’s recent augmentation of HD offerings in the Monterey DMA, my DirecTV wish list – beyond CSN Philly and Fox Movie Channel – increasingly is “niche-centric,” instanced by the Cooking Channel and Ovation. Nevertheless, for everyone’s sake I hope – but certainly don’t anticipate – the most-repeated requests in this thread prove available as quickly as possible.
  16. Nov 3, 2011 #396 of 877

    lparsons21 Hall Of Fame DBSTalk Club

    Mar 4, 2006
    Herrin, IL
    Bite your tongue!! :)

    Some great original programming on AMC, not just the movies we've all seen so many times we can spout the dialogue.

    Breaking Bad, Walking Dead and the upcoming (Sunday night) Hell on Wheels make AMCHD a must-have imo.
  17. Nov 3, 2011 #397 of 877

    mystic7 Icon

    Dec 9, 2007
    Directv is still waiting for all of you ingrates to send them a thank you note for Shorts HD.
  18. Nov 3, 2011 #398 of 877

    cypherx Hall Of Fame

    Aug 27, 2010
    PA - Berks...
    ShortsHD? Can't say I've ever watched more than 5 minutes of if.

    It should be a VOD channel only. Then at least you would know what you were watching.
  19. Nov 3, 2011 #399 of 877
    Coca Cola Kid

    Coca Cola Kid Hall Of Fame

    Jul 19, 2009
    Mt. Morris, MI
    +1, either that or fix the guide data. Yeah yeah I know it's Tribune fault not D*'s but still...
  20. Nov 3, 2011 #400 of 877

    dogs31 Godfather

    Feb 27, 2006
    I heard Directv has got a few new channels coming in two weeks.

    Turkey HD
    Sweet potatoes HD
    Gravy HD
    Stuffing HD
    and Pie HD
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