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Just Curious, DTV for 2008

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by Clato, Dec 10, 2007.

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  1. jodyguercio

    jodyguercio Active Member

    Aug 16, 2007
    Im up and gone by the time hes on so I wouldnt be any worse for the wear there, but I would like to see some of the training shows in HD.
  2. giantsox

    giantsox Mentor

    Oct 25, 2007
    I'm looking for forward to Comedy Central, maybe ESPN News, but mainly the addition of the remaining HBO's. I don't really watch or record any channel that is not an HD channel, so It's always a letdown to see that the wife has recorded a movie on HBO Family, HBO signature, or HBO2 in glorious SD. I guess I'm spolied, that's all.
  3. lucky13

    lucky13 New Member

    Nov 27, 2006
    And the remaining HBO channels (Comedy/Zone, and assorted Cinemax offerings) not offered yet at all on DirecTv.
  4. RunnerFL

    RunnerFL Well-Known Member

    Jan 4, 2006
    Any word on when we might see the far more complex UBWC-HD? [Underwater Basket Weaving Channel - HD]

  5. michaelyork29

    michaelyork29 Godfather

    Jun 22, 2007
    Something different: Faster DoD download speeds?
  6. KTrentLR

    KTrentLR Legend

    Nov 3, 2007
  7. Candyt

    Candyt New Member

    Sep 2, 2007
    Travel and MSNBC. Although, I'm not one of them, I am sure a lot of people would like to have Fox news in hd.
  8. n3ntj

    n3ntj Hall Of Fame

    Dec 18, 2006
    FCTV- HD (Fly and Caterpillar TV in HD) - No play by play needed as these subjects would put us all to sleep. Maybe a good channel to watch @ 11:30pm to encourage those sleepy feelings..?

    Seriously.. I think D* has just about everything that currently exists nationally in HD. Once channels like Fox News HD and ESPN News HD actually exist, I would expect D* to pick them up.

    With D11, I am hoping the few HD locals that aren't carried currently (CW and PBS) would be added. I am also hoping a PBS HD feed (different than the local PBS channel). D11 will provide some CONUS transponders, but I think its main function is to increase HD local channel markets.

    Regarding sports, I hope the MLB Extra Innings package via D* provides all HD produced baseball games for 2008 as well as dual feeds. For NHL Center Ice, I am also hoping for CBC HNIC HD feeds as well as the Canadian network (TSN, Rogers Sportsnet, etc.) feeds as part of the 2007 (sometime to come) and hopefully this will happen for the 2008 season and beyond.
  9. gfrang

    gfrang Hall Of Fame

    Aug 29, 2007
    the ed infomercial channel hd
  10. RunnerFL

    RunnerFL Well-Known Member

    Jan 4, 2006
    That is nothing they'd have control over, that's your Internet connection.
  11. Kevin Dupuy

    Kevin Dupuy Godfather

    Nov 28, 2006
    The addition of a new network: The KevTV. Me, all the time.

    And I'll never stop subscribing to DIRECTV :D
  12. michaelyork29

    michaelyork29 Godfather

    Jun 22, 2007
    Nope...my cap is way above the tracked speeds I get from DTV...

    Must be something at LimeLight...anyone have any ideas?
  13. jfeheley

    jfeheley AllStar

    Oct 4, 2007
    Fox News HD.
  14. kryscio23

    kryscio23 Godfather

    Sep 4, 2007
    Yeah I agree. Check the HBO Web site's schedule. There are a whole bunch of other HBOs & Cinemaxs that arent even offered.

    Will we ever see some of these?

    And as for more HD ... Comedy Central & E! would top my list. ESPNews is gonna look great. That's one of my most popular channels. Ohh and tell NFL Network to get some new HD cameras so we can have (studio) Total Access in HD (as well as the highlights)!!

    Thank you again for MSG HD!!!
  15. bullitt

    bullitt Legend

    Apr 26, 2002
    I believe that will only be available with new Leisure HD Pack, only 6.66 a month but there is a free preview for 2 full moons. This new package also includes the new channel from Home & Garden TV - "Watching Paint Dry HD".
  16. BattleScott

    BattleScott Hall Of Fame

    Aug 28, 2006
    There is 'semi-official' confirmation of this but, following the new model, it will actually be made avaialble as the HD EXTRA Sub Package "HDX-Xtra_Leisure" pack for $4.99. It will also include the HD Only WGGHD (Watching Grass Grow HD channel).
    There will be similar 'Accute Interest' Sub-Packages made available as well in the future...

    SPACEMAKER Freethinker

    Dec 11, 2007
    Mason, MI
    Travel Channel HD

    Also, BBC America will be launching HD soon. I would expect that D* will pick them up ASAP.:)
  18. Draconis

    Draconis New Member

    Mar 16, 2007
    Las Vegas, NV
    Perhaps they could use a different, more compact CODEC for the DoD downloads to increase the speed?


    Now, what would I like to see in 2008?

    More HD, assuredly, it will be interesting to see if how many SD channels will be simulcast in HD by the end of 2008. Hopefully, all of them. One other thing I would like to see is an Anime network.

    How about MRV and DIRECTV 2 Go? (Announced at the 2006 & 2007 CES)

    As for the HD Basket-weaving channel, they should raise the difficulty and film it underwater.

    But with my luck we will get the HD SPAM channel, which showcases different SPAM recipes and programs by Monty Python.
  19. sNEIRBO

    sNEIRBO Icon

    Jul 23, 2006
    WOW! Thanks for that!!

    I'm looking forward to ESPN News, Comedy Central and all of the HBO/Cinemax channels. ESPN broadcasts SportsCenter in HD widescreen, hopefully ESPN News will do likewise, or better yet carry some kind of "wing" like CNBC-HD and FOX Biz-HD do. Hopefully Comedy Central would follow suite with a similar HD widescreen treatment of The Daily Show and Colbert Report - if we ever get to see them again! :nono2:

    I know my daughter will appreciate the Disney Channels going HD - she'd be ecstatic if Hannah Montana was eventually broadcast in HD widescreen! ABC/Disney has seemed to embrace that format for all their prime time shows - they probably make more money off of Hannah than they do off of LOST, Grey's Anatomy and all the other ABC shows combined.
  20. csgo

    csgo Legend

    Oct 15, 2006
    2008 will be a transition year for DirecTV. There will be major management changes when Liberty takes over, and nobody knows what's going to happen.

    Will Liberty continue with the HD expansion?
    Will Liberty continue with the price increases?
    Is Liberty interested in DirecTV long term or just packaging them for a quick sale?
    Will top management be retained or dumped?

    We don't know the answers to any of those questions.

    Both companies are hoping that the transaction is completed yet this year. That means 2008 will be a major transition year for DirecTV.

    Hopefully DirecTV is interested in providing greater value to the customers, and will clean house of the current arrogant attitude that prevails.
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