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DIRECTV Remains Clear HD Leader with 130 HD Channels (and 1080p content)

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by seanb61, Jul 28, 2008.

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  1. Lee L

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    Not sure how I missed that. Thanks for the info. It just seems like the kind of thing that they would have mentioned in the press release about being the HD Leader.


    Thanks Satelliteracer for a little more hope.


    However, maybe someone needs to talk to the Marketing guys and tell them how to write an exciting press release. ;) Then again, I guess we are not the audience it was meant for, maybe that little bit of nothing is exciting for people who do not cruise forums like this.
     
  2. HoosierBoy

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    Regarding 1080p VOD, is it possible they will not send 1080p movie via sat but allow them to be downloaded through the internet only?
     
  3. BigJ52

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    So to confirm, for these channels we will no longer have to go to the -1 to see HD correct?
     
  4. Dusty

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    Of course you are right. I got carried away. I don't think I care about FSN NW that much. Mariners suck.
     
  5. Satelliteracer

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    The marketing guys don't write the press release...the PR guys write the press releases. :D
     
  6. Satelliteracer

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    Correctamente
     
  7. JayPSU

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    Wait, I'm confused. I thought they were adding 23 RSN's full-time, the list that satelliteracer posted was only 12. What am I missing?
     
  8. Old Tv Watcher

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    You know what we are all thinking (hoping)... A surprise roll out of some HD channels we want during this week, like Wednesday!
     
  9. kevhow

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    The way the press release reads, the 23 channels will be new full time RSN's in HD. The channels in the 2nd half of your list have already been full time, and I believe are already counted towards Directv's total of 95 HD channels. Correct me if I'm wrong....
     
  10. Satelliteracer

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    It's 23 total. 11 went 24/7 last October while an additional 12 go live in August. The press release should have said 23 in total, not an additional 23.
     
  11. Satelliteracer

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    There will be something happening this Thursday related to HD but no new channels, just new formats.

    I'll explain a bit later.
     
  12. JayPSU

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    Ok, so the release said they going to add over 30 channels in August. If it's actually 12 RSN's and 4 Nationals, I assume there are more than 14 left in August to be released that we don't have names for yet, right?
     
  13. boilerjt

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    As I mentioned earlier, I can stream 1080p video (1920x1080) through Media Share and my HR20-700 does not have any problems outputting this in 1080i to my TV (via HDMI). This shows me that the HR20 can handle a 1080p input. I just have no way to know if can output in 1080p.
     
  14. hdtvfan0001

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    Happy to see so many folks getting their Regional Sports and HD LIL's.

    It will be nice to see the next round of National HD Channels.
     
  15. Satelliteracer

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    The additional ones in August will be things like more pay per view HD channels and such, or anything last minute that will be added that wasn't ready in time for the release (if anything).
     
  16. Pizzle_Wizzle

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    I see your points here....But RSA's in HD for college football / basketball is great.
     
  17. EaglePC

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    WHEN ? lots of post in one day,can;t read all that
    someone say 1440p WOW!
     
  18. Who Dat033

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    Actually, that's not true. On the press release it states that they will have an ADDITIONAL 23 RSNs in HD 24/7. I don't know if they meant 23 in total, but it sure does sound like an additional 23 to me.
     
  19. dshu82

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    Trust us, he knows.......
     
  20. JayPSU

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    Ugh. Sounds like way too much PPV. So the problem right now with the HBO/Cinemax/Starz/Encore HD's is getting carriage agreements? They don't anticipate doing this until later this year?
     
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