DIRECTV HD Channel Anticipation (Official Q4-17 Thread)

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  1. BLMN

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    Executive decision made by D* long time ago ;)
     
  2. TheRatPatrol

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    I still want to know whats the hold up with getting the rest of the HD channels added after all these years. :)
     
  3. richall01

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    Contracts = We don't want to fool with them, cause we don't make and money off them
     
  4. slice1900

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    The number of people who say "I don't care if they'll have to pay more for carriage rights, they should get everything in HD" is most likely heavily outweighed by people who say "I don't care if some less popular channels remain in SD forever, I don't want my bill raised by more than it already is every year".
     
  5. machavez00

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    CenturyLink has activated the FTTH in my neighborhood and is offering Prism. They have Epix HD channels and several HD channels that DirecTV does not carry: all three CSPAN channels, NASA, EWTN to name a few. They also have local subchannels.
    Prism TV | CenturyLink
     
  6. KyL416

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    NBCU has now confirmed it, Chiller will shutdown on January 1st
     
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  7. YUMA11

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    Thanks KyL416,always give us a good information.


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  8. CraigerM

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    I not sure if this thread is the right one to post this but how does new local network get on DTV? I noticed St. Louis got a new channel, channel 45.1. It was moved from Springfield, MO in 2016. I think its a regular channel and not a sub-channel. It has COZI TV as their affiliate. Thanks

    WODK-LD - Wikipedia
     
  9. ejbvt

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    LD is low power and not required to be carried by satellite so it is highly unlikely that it will be carried. Few LD stations are carried by Directv, most are major network. I have one, WBTS-LD which is NBC Boston.
     
  10. CraigerM

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    How are low power stations on a HD Antenna can they be picked up easy getting ones that have a 30 to 50 mile range? Thanks.
     
  11. chino

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    Where do you sought the link
    Where did you saw the link??
     
  12. slice1900

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    Low power stations are as the name implies broadcasting at a lower power. You will have to be closer to the tower to pick them up than you would for regular full power stations.

    It doesn't matter what type of antenna you have, even an indoor antenna can pick them up if they are close. Probably if they are 30 and most definitely if they are 50 miles away no antenna will pick them up.
     
  13. dod1450

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    Low power stations can still be transmitting analogue, NOT digital (HD). As far as these so call "HD antenna" most will not received VHF (2-13) signals, only UHF (14 - 44) signals.
     
  14. slice1900

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    Yes, some LPTV stations haven't converted, I think they have until 2021 to finally convert to digital or lose their licenses.
     
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    I came back. Was tired of getting news from Swanni
     
  17. theloudhouse5

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    We need discovery life Teennick and Nick toons in hd
     
  18. APB101

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    Since tomorrow [Thursday, November 23, 2017] is Thanksgiving Day…

    I am thankful, with regard for topics discussed on this site, that AT&T’s DirecTV upgraded numerous programmers’ SD to HD up to this point here in 2017.
     
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  19. YUMA11

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    Some good news before 2017 end?


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  20. AngryManMLS

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    Yeah 2018 will begin when 2017 ends. ;)

    Other then that I'm hoping to see those Encore channels in HD by the end of the year or early next year.
     
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