DIRECTV HD Channel Anticipation (Official Q4-13 Thread)

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  1. iceturkee

    iceturkee DINFOS Trained Killer

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    it does plus it also has mav tv in hd.
     
  2. Conway

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    Any word on when Directv may get EPIX?.. lots of good stuff on those channels.
     
  3. John R. Metzger

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    I'd love to see Direct add EPIX!
     
  4. am7crew

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    Me too, would love to see EPIX on Directv
     
  5. jerrylove56

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    At this rate you might as well get Netflix, Redbox or Amazon because EpixHD shows a lot its film/video catalog on these services. Not the same but you do get to see a lot of good movies and concerts. (Epix's two week free view is also another way to view a lot of their content.)
     
  6. lacubs

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    at this rate, DirecTV is most likely to add Netflix before EPIX! hehe
     
  7. jerrylove56

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    Or Netflix buying DTV.
     
  8. tonyd79

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    More likely the other way around. Directv is 10x the size of Netflix.
     
  9. fleckrj

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    If DirecTV was going to add EPIX, it would have been in July, 2012 when the dispute with Viacom was resolved. Since EPIX was not added then, I do not think there is any way EPIX will be added before D14 is online, and even then, it is doubtful. Viacom reduced the value of EPIX to DirecTV when it made online HD streaming of its programming available.
     
  10. oldguy999

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    Man Netflix streaming is the way to go.
    I am so tempted to just go buy an antenna and drop the satellite /cable
     
  11. tonyd79

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    Sorry to veer off topic....I've been doing a lot of comparing of streaming services lately. I find that Amazon Prime is the best for selection, consistent picture quality and ease of finding things. Netflix and Redbox are just a notch lower in PQ and both have made it hard to find content. Netflix used to be great (at least via browser) to find things to stream but now they insist on mixing in TV shows with movies and making it almost impossible to find something unless you already know what you are looking for by name.

    The muddying of Netflix searching does not bode well for survival of cord cutting as the biggest issue may be finding material you would want to watch.
     
  12. larryharry59

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    Depends. If you order from amazon alot then its better because of the free shipping but if you are a fan of AMC shows then Netflix is better.
     
  13. joed32

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    Searching is easy on their site and they have many more shows and movies to choose from, tons. I have Netflix, Hulu Plus and Amazon and Amazon is clearly the weakest of the 3. Free 2 day shipping is great though, I love it. Netflix with their "Super HD" shows have good PQ but it's not available on everything.
     
  14. tonyd79

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    Searching on both websites is much better but netflix still insists on mixing tv and movies. Amazon has better filtering capabilities. But who wants to go to a PC when you are watching tv? Ease of use stinks.

    As for netflix super HD. Good luck with that. Not everyone supports it.

    I stand by my statements. Netflix has taken several steps back and is in the lead largely because they were first.
     
  15. DawgLink

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    As for netflix super HD. Good luck with that. Not everyone supports it.

    I stand by my statements. Netflix has taken several steps back and is in the lead largely because they were first.
    i stopped using Netflix a long time ago but I am interested to see how good super HD is to viewers.

    Granted, those using Super HD better have no data caps. Those poor ISP's making record profits can't allow their arbitrary to be abused!


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  16. mdavej

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    For some reason, I have hundreds of titles in my Netflix list, yet couldn't find a single thing on Amazon I wanted to watch during my month long Prime free trial. Plus the Amazon app, and picture quality on all my streaming devices suck, while the Netflix one is simple and elegant, not to mention gorgeous in Super HD. So Amazon still has a lot of catching up to do, IMO. Netflix's 40 million subs and 440% stock price growth this year are nothing to sneeze at either. And the new GUI they rolled out today is very nice.

    But getting back on topic. My cable company added the following yesterday, a few of which are on my wish list for DirecTV:

    BBC World News
    C-SPAN
    ESPN Goal Line
    Esquire
    Fuse
    Fusion
    FX Movie Channel
    GSN
    HSN
    Hub
    Longhorn Network
    Mav TV
    Military Channel
    MTV 2
    Nick Jr.
    Nicktoons Network
    Outdoor Channel
    Oxygen
    PBS Kids Sprout
    Pivot
    Reelz
    RFD-TV
    Sportsman Channel
    Sundance Channel
    TBN
    TV One
    TV Guide Network
    UP
    WE tv
    Wealth TV (now AWE)
    World Fishing Network
    ActionMax West
    MoreMax West
    OuterMax
    ThrillerMax West
    Encore West
    Encore Drama (Encore Black on 12/4)
    Epix
    Epix West
    HBO Comedy West
    HBO Family West
    HBO Latino West
    HBO Signature West
    HBO Zone West
    IndiePlex
    RetroPlex
    Movie Channel West
    Movie Channel Xtra West
    Showcase West
    Showtime 2 West
    Fox Deportes
     
  17. joed32

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    Wow, I find the Amazon site painful to search in even though they have so much less content. Different strokes I guess. Netflix removed the open content provision so now you can receive super HD with any ISP.
     
  18. iceturkee

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    how's the picture quality?
     
  19. mdavej

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    how's the picture quality?
    It's SDV, so no bandwidth limitations. My average bitrate on most channels was 13-18 meg last time I checked. My cable system is all digital, no analog at all, so that freed up a ton of bandwidth as well.
     
  20. tonyd79

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    My quarrel with the Netflix search is that it mixes TV stuff with movies. I can filter much better on the Amazon site. And find generically new movies. Netflix has made their webpage look too much like their Roku interface.

    I know they claim they removed the open content provision but it has not really happened for all devices. My Amazon picture is consistently better than the Netflix picture, even on the same content. On multiple devices (Roku, 2 Blu Rays, my TV apps).
     
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