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Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by damondlt, Mar 6, 2006.

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  1. boba

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    If that NBC/Universal rehash of marginal TV shows is the best that they can find they might as well bring in another dozen shopping networks.
     
  2. damondlt

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    I'll MAKE SURE I LOOK FOR THAT ON MY NEXT BILL:hurah:
     
  3. KyL416

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    Wow...just...wow, you won't see it on your bill. They never show the specific costs for each channel on the bills. But that's what a nice chunk of the bill goes to, program fees from the programmers.
     
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    I was KIDDING?? I don't care .Cable and dish have a lot of channels that directv doesn't. Directv Is who I pay my bill to.So I'm going to look to them for more channel's :nono2:
     
  5. KyL416

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    If you want more channels, then give them examples of which channels you want them to add.

    But my point still stands, any new channel will be a niche channel that appeals to a specific audience, as that's all that the media companies have been launching for the past several years. And all D* can do is strike a carraige deal with the channels. It's up to the media companies to launch the channel first.
     
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    Why ??? Can I get them from YOU? I was looking for info on new channels.Not someone to tell me they are happy with there channel lineup,so anyone who wants more ,,,,that there's something wrong with that .If want to talk about new channel's let me know. I don't feel like crying to TV MEDIA. Thanks though!
     
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    How can there be a Sleuth HD channel? Doesn't true HD require the shows be filmed with an HD camera? Since all of the shows listed were filmed 20+ years ago, it won't be true HD. Am I wrong?

    Also, I would like to see Euro-Sport!
     
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    Many of the shows were recorded on Film, which in it's raw, has a higher resolution than regualr SD television.
     
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    Actually film has more resolution than the HDTV standard.:)
     
  10. Steve Mehs

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    Damondlt, you keep saying you want new channels, but what are some specific ones you want? BET Jazz wasn't to your liking so what are some channels Dish and cable companies carry that DirecTV doesn't that you'd be interested in?

    Personally I'd like it if Time Warner would get ESPN 2 HD, Starz HD, Cinemax HD and NFL Network. Those are channels I want and would watch, and not just want them for the sake of having more.
     
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    You can wish for NFL Network on TW, and they won't add it until they get Sunday Ticket. They have been very clear on that issue, and their stand has not changed.
     
  12. Steve Mehs

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    I'm banking on national contract absorption from the Adelphia buyout.
     
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    I would like to see a channel that has shows like BJ and the Bear & Airwolf etc etc. Maybe a 70's & 80's channel.
     
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    In reality, BETJAZZ may seem as an African American Jazz channel, but it is not just African American. BET is not in Channels I receive, but BETJAZZ is and it looks promising and not all African American Jazz.
     
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    Yeah, BET Jazz has a mix of many Jazz artists, and isn't limited to just African American ones.
     
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    Cable and dish have a lot of channels that directv doesn't., just as directv has alot of channels cable and dish don't. However, what channels do the 2 have that are for the "masses", and not niche? The local government access channel cable companies create as part of their agreement to be in your town? I miss the local channel myself, but i'm not sure HS football games from each persons town would appeal to the masses.
     
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    All the ones you listed.,, would be nice. Video on demand. Dish has 5 MAX channels !! Directv 3. I think they should just give us more for the money. Way more HD channels.
     
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    D* is planning on rolling out a VOD System that beams pre-package content onto the hard disks of their DVRs, and they also are planning on an additional system with a lot more content that gets delivered over a broadband internet connection with their new DVRs coming out later this year
    I agree, I would love to see them to add more Cinemax channels, and the rest of the missing HBO, Showtime, TMC, and Starz Channels as well.
    They plan on launching a lot more national HD Channels in a year or two when they launch the two new satellites, DirecTV 10 and DirecTV 11. Right now D* is strapped for bandwith when it comes to their satellites, so their HD choices are limited.
     
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    Value-wise, the Cinemax package sucks, but so do the other Max channels. After a month I finally saw a movie on I think it was Outermax that looked alright. I'd be satisfied if Time Warner would drop Actionmax, Thrillermax, Outermax, 5Starmax, Wmax & @max and just give us Cinemax HD. I always thought it would be nice to have access to every premium out there, but other then to channel surf through or catch 5 softcore porn flicks on 5 consecutive channels, the extra Max channels are worthless.
     
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    Maybe the other MAX channels are not that good,but I'll never know. Maybe Give me Max in HD .. That would be nice. How about SPEED Channel in HD.How about an HD movie channel that plays newer movies instead of ones from the 80's.( besides HBO SHOWTIME) This is just some ideas.All I know is Max Plays everything that HBO PLAYS.AND THEY PLAY THEM OVER AND OVER AND OVER!!!!
     
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