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DIRECTV HD Channel Anticipation (Official Q4-12 Thread)

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by Mike Bertelson, Sep 24, 2012.

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  1. alnielsen

    alnielsen Godfather

    Dec 31, 2006
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    No one has a accurate crystal ball and D* holds their cards close to their chest. Usually we get some indication about a week before a channel launch. Sometimes more, Sometimes less.
  2. coolman302003

    coolman302003 2014 NBA CHAMPIONS!

    Jun 2, 2008
    Yes they have, all the Showtime VOD content is now equal to what is available from Showtime Anytime. This recent updated also brought a huge increase in the amount of HD content available via Showtime VOD.
  3. coolman302003

    coolman302003 2014 NBA CHAMPIONS!

    Jun 2, 2008
    Looked over the upcoming Satellite DIRECT Magazine issue for January 2013, unfortunately no new HD channels appears in the listings (TWC SN & TWC Deportes HD are also still missing). :(

    Free Trials in January:

    Catch all the action during the FREE TRIAL of HBO/CINEMAX/SHOWTIME/STARZ, all weekend long,
    from January 11-13 Channels 501–558 (I realize this information regarding this trial has been posted in a separate thread here.)
    New season, series premier and the best movies!
    • Girls new season premieres 1/13 on HBO® at 9pm ET ch. 501
    • Banshee new series premieres 1/11 on Cinemax® at 10pm ET ch. 515
    • Think Like a Man playing on STARZ® at 1/12 at 11:15am ET ch. 527
    • House of Lies new season premieres 1/13 on Showtime® at 10pm ET ch. 545

    • ESPN FULL COURT Free Trials January 14-20 on Channels 720-727
    Tune in for the top college action.
    • NBA LEAGUE PASS Free Trials January 21-27 on Channels 750-768
    NBA basketball season heats up!
  4. acostapimps

    acostapimps Hall Of Famer

    Nov 5, 2011
    Don't they do that ahead of time before they do if any negotiations come up after they publish their magazines?
  5. Coca Cola Kid

    Coca Cola Kid Hall Of Fame

    Jul 19, 2009
    Mt. Morris, MI
    There's an NBALP freeview this weekend too. Maybe they're trying to make up for the lack of NHL.
  6. mws192

    mws192 Godfather

    Jun 17, 2010
    Uverse access for Starz Play and Encore Play was added earlier this week. Hopefully Directv will follow suit any day now.
  7. je4755

    je4755 Godfather

    Dec 11, 2006
  8. inkahauts

    inkahauts Well-Known Member

    Nov 13, 2006
    We should just skip 4k all together.
  9. MysteryMan

    MysteryMan Well-Known Member DBSTalk Club

    May 17, 2010
  10. rmmccann

    rmmccann AllStar

    Apr 16, 2012
    ND, USA
    I wouldn't skip it, but we really should worry about getting the rest of the SD feeds in HD. 5 years from now when 4k is the norm we can be complaining about how poor the HD quality feeds are to the 4k ones and how DirecTV doesn't care about customers and 4k "basics"!
  11. inkahauts

    inkahauts Well-Known Member

    Nov 13, 2006
    8k will be out and running smoother than 4k will be from all directions in such a short time, the life cycle for 4k only won't be that long. I suspect it will be similar to hdtvs without the atsc tuners, only even more expensive. I see no reason for it to be supported in the us. Let other countries play with it and let's use the time to transition all systems off of analogue and sd feeds, which almost all able systems and dtv uses. Get that spectrum cleared up, and by the time that's done, 8k will be ready To go. If you start pushing 4k now then getting rid of that sd stuff on cable and sat will take.longer,because they will only invest so much in so many places at one time.

    Just my opinion, but really, 4k displays will be so ridiculously expensive and I think 8 k will come in and have less expensive stuff than any 4k will ever be, and I think that it will happen fast.
  12. hdtvfan0001

    hdtvfan0001 Well-Known Member

    Jul 28, 2004
    Just as that point of reference...there was an 8K HDTV at CES this past January...so it is on the minds of manufacturers.
  13. alnielsen

    alnielsen Godfather

    Dec 31, 2006
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    There is already a 4k Anticipation thread. This belongs there.
  14. mreposter

    mreposter Hall Of Fame

    Jul 29, 2006
    To quote Fred Rogers:

    "I like to compare the holiday season with the way a child listens to a favorite story. The pleasure is in the familiar way the story begins, the anticipation of familiar turns it takes, the familiar moments of suspense, and the familiar climax and ending."

    Here's to more familiar HD happy endings in 2013...
  15. mreposter

    mreposter Hall Of Fame

    Jul 29, 2006
    FYI, DeadlineHollywood has posted estimated top 20 cable channel rankings for 2012. The 2012 List is very similar to 2011's, with no major shakeups. USA is #1.
  16. Joe Spears

    Joe Spears Duplicate User (Account Closed)

    Dec 24, 2010
    Not sure if anyone has been following the thread over at AVSFourm, but a few new HD channels have officially launched and are available on some smaller cable systems in the US.

    Military Channel HD
    Military History Channel HD
    Chiller HD
    Antenna TV HD


    EDIT: Military Channel HD is now announced for TWC California in Jan, so its getting even more distribution! :)
  17. mreposter

    mreposter Hall Of Fame

    Jul 29, 2006
    Chiller HD??? hmmm, I don't find any sources on the web that indicate that Chiller is available in HD. Not on the ChillerTV website, not on the ever-so-reliable Wikipedia page, etc. This one just doesn't sound right.
  18. Richierich

    Richierich Hall Of Fame

    Jan 10, 2008
    Also, HLN in HD had been around for awhile with Dish!!!

    How about it Directv???

    Also, H2 needs to be in HD!!! This is moving into 2013!!!
  19. don s

    don s Mentor

    Sep 4, 2011
    Thanks ! I could have sworn I looked for this for my ipad and didn't notice D as a provider. Is this new? In any case, this is great. Thanks !
  20. DViper2399

    DViper2399 AllStar

    Jul 16, 2008
    Hopefully H2 will put its shows on HD on-demand pretty fast, new season of Ancient Aliens starts tonight.
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