Mini Festivus May 4th

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by Satelliteracer, Apr 25, 2011.

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  1. rkr0923

    rkr0923 Guest

    Sep 14, 2006
    real low budget
  2. sigma1914

    sigma1914 Well-Known Member

    Sep 5, 2006
    Allen, TX

    That can be good. Often times, shorts are excellent pieces of work, but don't appeal to the ma$$es. The Oscars even have Shorts categories.
  3. TheRatPatrol

    TheRatPatrol Hall Of Fame

    Oct 1, 2003
    Phoenix, AZ
    I'm surprised you didn't get more replies to this. But I have to agree, why do we have to rely on a third party person (Sixto) to use "home made electronic equipment" (I apologize if that is not the right terminology) to find out what the channel is?

    I mean no disrespect toward SR or Sixto.
  4. Skyboss

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    Jan 22, 2004
    Yeah but 24/7? Dear God NO!
  5. raoul5788

    raoul5788 Guest

    May 13, 2006
    Directv has apparently confirmed on their Facebook page that it is ShortsHD coming on May 4th.
  6. Santana

    Santana AllStar

    May 11, 2010
    You are discussing illegality and giving an example on ethics. If I want a second cookie, I will ask for a second cookie. But even if I take a second cookie without asking, it still is not "illegal". They are all free samples. Unless they expressly forbid taking a second cookie, there is certainly nothing illegal with taking a second one. They are offering a free sample cookie with the intention of enticing you to buy that brand of cookie. Have you ever taken a sample cookie (even one) with absolutely no intention of ever buying that cookie? Would you consider that illegal as well? I certainly hope not.

    The HD Extra Pack is the same basic scenario. Offering a free sample in hopes of getting you to subscribe. Maybe you took the sample, decided it wasn't worth it and walked away. Maybe you took the sample, weren't sure it was worth it, and decided to take another sample. Maybe you figured out how to game the system and decided to take as many free samples as you could get away with before someone stopped you. Regardless of which scenario you chose, none of them is illegal. If you have a moral dilemma with taking something that is offered for free, then don't take it. But don't accuse anyone else of breaking the law because you disagree.

    In my own case, I have taken the free offer a few times as they add new channels to the package, never found it worth the extra five dollars, and have cancelled each time. As they add more channels, maybe I will eventually find it worth the extra money and subscribe full time. But I certainly have not broken any rules, laws, or even ethic as far as I am concerned, by participating in the free promotion more than once.
  7. beeper3000

    beeper3000 AllStar

    Mar 3, 2004
  8. Ed Campbell

    Ed Campbell Hall Of Fame

    Feb 17, 2006
    BloombergTV started up in HD Monday. I'd love to receive the upgrade.

    Believe me, while the Talking Heads on the network channels, etc. wander off to weddings and game shows, even the business channels carry more legitimate news.
  9. DMRI2006

    DMRI2006 Godfather

    Jun 13, 2006
    And you think THIS is a "festivus"?

    I think it's seriously time to put the term "Festivus" to bed if the term is going to apply to utter crap like ShortsHD being added to a national HD line-up that has seen almost nothing added of note in the last year.

    Really, really pathetic...
  10. sigma1914

    sigma1914 Well-Known Member

    Sep 5, 2006
    Allen, TX
    So is your dramatics.
  11. alnielsen

    alnielsen Godfather

    Dec 31, 2006
    ...- .....
    Festivus is in December. This is a May Pole.
  12. BigRedFan

    BigRedFan Legend

    Mar 28, 2010
    South Florida
    Yes, but this is a good thing.... The stars and directors behind these short films are generally very creative and passionate with their productions..... Definitely very different and unique stories versus the more commercial mass appeal titles out in the theaters....

    Also, this is no "You Tube"-quality type channel... The film prints are crisp and most look every bit as good as the major releases....The channel has a nice aesthetic to it, interstitials and all....

    Give it a chance.... You may be surprised to discover something you never thought you would like....It certainly adds more depth to DirecTV's movie line-up given that you can't find this product on any of the other movie channels....
  13. Sea bass

    Sea bass Icon

    Jun 9, 2005
    Fair enough.
  14. Jeremy W

    Jeremy W Hall Of Fame

    Jun 19, 2006
    That would be a basic channel, so we're not going to see it anytime soon.
  15. Avder

    Avder Hall Of Fame

    Feb 6, 2010
    Woo..Shorts... whoopie doo.

    Dont call it a festivus unless its a channel someone actually wants.

    Guess I have to hope that AMC and BBCA get added sometime later in may, and its not just skinimax month...
  16. cebbigh

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    Feb 27, 2005
    Frostbite Falls
    If it's shorts hd, will anyone add it to their favorites list?

    I won't.
  17. Mike Bertelson

    Mike Bertelson 6EQUJ5 WOW! Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

    Jan 24, 2007
    Nobody actually said it's ShortsHD. That's just speculation...why I don't know. :rolleyes:

  18. paulman182

    paulman182 Hall Of Fame

    Aug 4, 2006
    I will. It will fit in well with the movie channels that make up 99% of my viewing.
  19. cypherx

    cypherx Hall Of Fame

    Aug 27, 2010
    PA - Berks...
    How do they justify adding Shorts HD and not IFC HD or Sundance HD? I mean if they want more 'out there' independent films and the like, go with a more well known name.

    I'll give it a chance... an HD channel is an HD channel... but I just think the order in which they add certain channels is a little odd.

    I wish all of the DirecTV employees would go on strike until new basic HD is added. What would direcTV be without installers, call center operators, software programmers, facilities personal, warehouse personal, etc...
  20. mystic7

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    Dec 9, 2007
    It's the customers that have to go on strike before anything happens. Seriously, Shorts HD? And it's in the HD Extra Pack? And future additions to once again be premium channel exclusive. 'Scuse me while I no longer give a rat's ass.
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