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Hopefully 2009 will be a better year than 2008 for us: DirecTV on wrong track IMO

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by PennHORN, Dec 24, 2008.

  1. BKC

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    Great whizzing match folks but I bet not much changes.... :lol:
     
  2. TigersFanJJ

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    Great. Now the thread is going to go off topic about whizz.
     
  3. Doug Brott

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    DIRECTV has two MTV channels on their lineup .. I'm sure if they advertised "MTV" and "MTV not so HD" that MTV would have a problem with that .. Don't shoot the messenger.
     
  4. harsh

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    Seems like DIRECTV should be having a calf about some sort of breach of contract as it is. As I suggested earlier, maybe they could call it MTV at the quality that you might get with BUD or cable.

    Then again, they get to count it as an HD channel that only takes up a fraction of the bandwidth of a true HD channel.
     
  5. TigersFanJJ

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    If Directv didn't put it in the contract that they don't have to advertise it as being in hd when it really isn't, well then, that is their fault.

    I'm more inclined to believe that it has nothing at all to do with the contract and every bit to do with Directv counting it so that they can call themselves the "HD leader." But I guess that's just me (and harsh).
     
  6. Jhon69

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    So MTV-HD is the only reason DirecTV is the HD leader?.:confused:

    Sorry I have to respectfully disagree.:rolleyes:
     
  7. rkr0923

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    I for one have never found anything in print that MTV calls themselve HD. D* calls them HD but where does MTV say "were HD"? or CMT
     
  8. Doug Brott

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    Nope .. it's still transmitted at full HD .. perhaps it compresses better with the black bars on the side, but the black bars are part of the transmission .. they are not from the TV.
     
  9. Doug Brott

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    The Channel is MTV-HD .. that's it's name.
     
  10. VeniceDre

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    Having just get back from my Mother's home on the central coast of California and dealing with the limited choices she had with basic Cable through Charter I am happy to back home with my DirecTV service.

    That being said, get off your butt DirecTV and give us some more channels! :lol:
     
  11. inkahauts

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    You should see what all the cable companies are doing to people who don't use cable boxes. They are constantly rasing rates,and removing channels from the analogue teirs and making them digital only channles, so they can clear up space, and charge higher rates for digital boxes. They are doing this on a regular basis and a lot more than 3 channels one time when they was a major shift and additon in other hd channels. Directv may have taken away a coupl echannels from a package,but they added tons in there place..

    I get sick everytime I see my grandmas tv bill and what channels she has left...
     
  12. inkahauts

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    Harsh,

    Based on your definition of HD.. Dish doesn't have a single channel in HD,since they don't provide any channels with full pixel resolution and frame refresh rates that are HD spec....

    Interesting how much you worry about one MTV-HD channel on Directv and how its marketed, yet Dish is ok claiming HD channels when not one is, based on your definition.
     
  13. TigersFanJJ

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    I never said it was the only reason they were the hd leader. :rolleyes:

    There were other channels mentioned earlier that were also said to not broadcast in hd. Plus many other channels that are part time only, play the same programming as 10-20 other hd channels at the same time, and a ton of ppv channels that only show three or four different shows at a time. Add all of those up and 60 or so suddenly becomes 130+ to make you the "HD Leader."
     
  14. harsh

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    For a quick reference guide to percentage of HD content, visit http://www.whereishd.com and search for "HD ready".

    DIRECTV used to link to this site as evidence of their superiority but there was some backlash regarding the percentages.
     
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    Well if I misread your post,I apologize,so I read it again and whatever your post is supposed to mean is fine by me.;)

    So going back on topic it just seems there is alot of complaining about how DirecTV is adding HD.But if you look at the whole picture the economy's in the crapper,DirecTV's basic ownership has changed,plus it seems negotiations are stalled.The HD now being added are HD locals,but if you remember DirecTV did have problems with the spotbeams on D10,so to see more HD locals being added on D11 would seem the right thing to happen.;)

    And yet DirecTV remains the national HD leader!.Imagine that!.:sure:
     
  16. hdtvfan0001

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    OF course 2009 will be better than 2008....another HD sat will be up there and more HD channels.....DUH...:lol:

    Happy New Year indeed. :D
     
  17. TigersFanJJ

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    Have they made an announcement on the date of the new launch? Also, does anyone know what slot D12 will be parked at? Sorry if I'm going off topic a little but I really haven't kept up with it and your post sparked my interest a little.
     
  18. JLucPicard

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    Check the sticky at the top of the General Discussion page. I haven't looked at it for a while, but if I recall, Sixto does a pretty good job of keeping the first post updated.
     
  19. harsh

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    Given the name, what kind of content should one expect to find there?

    Why don't they call it MTV-3D while they're at it?
     
  20. mhayes70

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    Because it is broadcast in HD not 3D.
     

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