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IMPORTANT: Many channel number changes coming starting June 4th

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by Satelliteracer, May 27, 2008.

  1. Jun 2, 2008 #101 of 281
    loveshockey

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    is it ready yet?
     
  2. Jun 3, 2008 #102 of 281
    Satelliteracer

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    The URL is ready but the webpage is not. It will be published tomorrow (end of day PST likely)...hang in there.
     
  3. Jun 3, 2008 #103 of 281
    jefbal99

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    I dropped comcast except for HSI back in October when I switched to DirecTV. I think my bill still listed them as Digital outlet fees, but it could have changed. I know I had an extra charge above and beyond each of my digital boxes.

    My DirecTV bill is so much cleaner and simpler :)

    But back to topic, channel changes starting tomorrow
     
  4. Jun 3, 2008 #104 of 281
    jefbal99

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    MLS Channels have moved into the 400s
     
  5. Jun 3, 2008 #105 of 281
    mattsarz

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    The mtn. released their channel position today: 616, currently the home one of the mirrored Fox Sports en Espanol.

    The mtn. will be sports pack for all, except those in Utah, Wyoming, Colorado, New Mexico, Nevada and the San Diego and DFW DMAs, who will get it as an RSN with Choice service.

    The mtn. debuts on 8/27.

    http://themtn.tv/mtn/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=267&Itemid=85
     
  6. Jun 3, 2008 #106 of 281
    TheRatPatrol

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    I don't see any mention of HD? Will it be offered in HD too?

    Thanks
     
  7. Jun 3, 2008 #107 of 281
    mattsarz

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    They don't produce anything in HD now, not sure what the future plan is.
     
  8. Jun 4, 2008 #108 of 281
    jefbal99

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    I thought they produced some football or basketball in HD in an agreement with Versus
     
  9. Jun 4, 2008 #109 of 281
    mattsarz

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    Nope, Versus does their own productions for the MWC and those haven't been in HD either.
     
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    Trust me, they would. CSN Philly is NOT currently available on satellite, that's why most people in this area are forced to stick with Comcast or another local cable company - if they switch to D* or E*, they can't see the Phillies, Flyers or Sixers. They can't even get the games on the sports packs, because they're within the home territory of those teams so the games are blacked out. If you live in the Philadelphia area and have satellite TV, you CANNOT see ANY games of those three teams, period (unless they're on national TV, and even those are blacked out in some cases).

    If CSN Philly was suddenly made available to D* and E*, and you could subscribe to D* AND save around $40 per month (compared to Comcast using the numbers I gave) on your bill AND still watch your local teams, you don't think that many people would switch? Really?

    CSN Philly is the ONLY reason many of my friends still have Comcast and pay the outrageous prices they charge...they have no choice if they want to watch local sports. Luckily I hate all Philadelphia teams, so it doesn't matter to me... :)
     
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    dcowboy7

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    are we there yet ? are we there yet ?
     
  12. Jun 4, 2008 #112 of 281
    Satelliteracer

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    Not yet
     
  13. Jun 4, 2008 #113 of 281
    tonyd79

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    I live in another heavy Comcast area (until MASN, they were the local RSN, period). While DirecTV and Dish have a good number of customers, Comcast still dominates here. As cable does everywhere.

    Even where there are multiple cable companies (including Fios) in the area as well as DirecTV and Dish, Comcast still is #1.

    THAT is why I say they will not lose as much as they might think. And they still get paid for CSN being on the other carriers.

    There are several reasons why cable still rules the roost. Simplicity is one. The dish itself is an issue for some people and then many just cannot get a LOS for a dish. Also, the folks living in condos and apartments just go along with cable because it is there.

    Yes, they would lose some customers, but the number wouldn't be as high as you think. The majority of people don't even watch local sports.

    And, BTW, there is no reason to lecture me on the status of the Phillies, 76ers, etc., in the Philadelphia area. I am well aware of it. I am also aware that Philly is primarily a football town. I have listened to Philadelphia sports talk. :)
     
  14. Jun 4, 2008 #114 of 281
    dcowboy7

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    tick, tick, tick.
     
  15. Jun 5, 2008 #115 of 281
    EricRobins

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    [Please forgive me if this was already asked and answered, but I did not see it]

    Will I have to re-do all of my Series Links (or whatever they are called on the HR2x)?
     
  16. Jun 5, 2008 #116 of 281
    harsh

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    Iff the channel changes.
     
  17. Jun 5, 2008 #117 of 281
    tonyd79

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    Usually, series links follow a channel change. The only time they don't is if the put the new numbers up as new channels while still running the old ones.
     
  18. Jun 5, 2008 #118 of 281
    EricRobins

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    Is the emphasis on the "usually"?

    Is there a comprehensive list showing where the old and new numbers?
     
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    Tom Robertson

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    A comprehensive list is forthcoming. Not sure when it will be ready.

    Cheers,
    Tom
     
  20. Jun 5, 2008 #120 of 281
    tonyd79

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    It completely depends on how they do the move.

    If they just move the stream from one channel to another, it will follow. If they put the new channel up while the old is up, it will not update series links.
     

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