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New HD channels coming in May/June!

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by PaulieORF, Apr 20, 2010.

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  1. Apr 20, 2010 #201 of 3573
    Alan Gordon

    Alan Gordon Chancellor

    Jun 7, 2004
    Dawson, Georgia
    Those are the numbers from the recent poll.

  2. Apr 20, 2010 #202 of 3573

    RAD Well-Known Member

    Aug 5, 2002
    AFAIK from posts that I've see this list is supposed to be just a start, more will be coming, but if you can't wait may as well call now then.
  3. Apr 20, 2010 #203 of 3573

    seern Active Member

    Jan 12, 2007
    Glen Allen, VA
    Travel Channel hd is a nice addition, but I too am looking for BBCA hd to get on the list. :righton:
  4. Apr 20, 2010 #204 of 3573

    tonyd79 Hall Of Fame

    Jul 24, 2006
    Columbia, MD
    654 is SD. 654-1 is HD and only part time. This is an upgrade to full time.
  5. Apr 20, 2010 #205 of 3573
    Chuck W

    Chuck W Icon

    Mar 26, 2002
    Damn, no Investigation Discovery in HD??? I keep seeing the blurb at the bottom of seemingly every program that it's now in HD.... Grr. That was the ONE channel I wanted in HD.
  6. Apr 20, 2010 #206 of 3573

    Movieman Hall Of Fame

    May 8, 2009
    This is good news but it doesnt say all 30 in May but at least its a start to adding more of what consumers want. I think its a little premature for those 3D channels. Maybe the ESPN would be nice but 3 channels for tv's that really arent out yet i think is not a good way to use spectrum.
  7. Apr 20, 2010 #207 of 3573

    gator1234 AllStar

    Jul 21, 2007
    I agree. These are my top 3 as well.

  8. Apr 20, 2010 #208 of 3573

    BudShark New Member

    Aug 11, 2003
    Thats my point... He posted junk and DirecTV added nothing... then he provided a list to prove his point.

    He failed to include items 1, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 because they WERE added. Which, seems to me to be 80% of the top 10.

    Not bad for Festivus #1. But not what dub2501 wants you to believe. He wants you to believe it was only RSNs, PPVs, and Premiums and non-of the channels people wanted... :sure:
  9. Apr 20, 2010 #209 of 3573
    Alan Gordon

    Alan Gordon Chancellor

    Jun 7, 2004
    Dawson, Georgia
    Whoops! :eek:

    Sorry... I misunderstood you're point! :)

  10. Apr 20, 2010 #210 of 3573

    Sixto Well-Known Member

    Nov 18, 2005
    An interesting topic that will quickly become the most important topic here once you have HD capacity ...

    You carry channel XYZ in SD. All is fine.

    You have capacity for 200+ HD channels. Great.

    You want to add channel XYZ in HD, and there are zero technical issues, you can easily get the HD feed.

    The owner of channel XYZ says, "pay up", we want $x more for the HD feed.

    The channel provider also knows that you want to be the HD leader, so they may feel they have you hostage.

    What do you do next if the fee is high?
  11. Apr 20, 2010 #211 of 3573

    mrtanner69 Mentor

    Jun 28, 2008
    I can read a press release. I don't see anything about waves or just the start. It says these 30 will come over time, not that these 30 are the start, and its pretty clear the unnamed are the Additional DIRECTV Cinema Channels.

    None of which is to say BBC or FSC will not come (I imagine the latter has to, for business subs at a minimum) but BBC happens to be my favorite channel so I will likely switch. DTV obviously has to service the majority taste which may well not include BBCA, which is cool, but since their competitor has it some of us have no choice.
  12. Apr 20, 2010 #212 of 3573

    Inches Godfather

    Jan 5, 2005
    Lucky you ;)
  13. Apr 20, 2010 #213 of 3573

    BK89 Legend

    Sep 18, 2007
    Really happy about both of the CSN channels going HD 24/7 (Bay Area and California). I think just one of the first three Giants game this year was shown in HD - so these channels are long overdue. Travel HD is great as well!

    I would like AMC, BBC-A and G4 to go HD as well and I will be very happy!

    BTW, does anyone know if FLN (fine living network) is available in HD? The show Three Sheets would be great in HD (but I think that is the only show I watch on that channel).
  14. Apr 20, 2010 #214 of 3573

    Skyboss Icon

    Jan 22, 2004

    No BBC HD
    No AMC HD
    Not all movie channels in HD, particularly HBO given what we pay them now compared with the rest.

    At the end of the day, there's capacity for every HD feed out there and we're not getting all of them. If D* wanted to make a statement, they'd be after all of them.

    My God! How much PPV does one need? :nono2:
  15. Apr 20, 2010 #215 of 3573

    techdimwit Legend

    Sep 23, 2007
    No complaints from me. Only eight of these channels will be visible in my home and of those, I will only watch six of them. However, three of them have been highly anticipated by my fam so we're happy. Good news. Finally.
  16. Apr 20, 2010 #216 of 3573

    tonyd79 Hall Of Fame

    Jul 24, 2006
    Columbia, MD
    Good for you. Now read some of the other posts (including the ones that predate the press release).

    More is coming. More is already on test channels. The press release is only the confirmed channels. Or at least highlighted channels. There will be a lot more than 30 when all is said and done.

    I can see as a relatively new poster that you may not understand or have seen all the tea leaves but, as a new poster, try to be a little less rude, too, huh?
  17. Apr 20, 2010 #217 of 3573

    Inches Godfather

    Jan 5, 2005
    CSN Bay Area HD RSN (Ch 696 & 696-1)
    CSN California HD RSN (Ch 698 & 698-1)

    These RSNs we already have in HD, now does this mean that ALL programming will be in HD? Last night I watched the Giants & San Diego game in HD but not the pre or post game stuff.

    There is also a CSNB Aux on 697 & 697-1
  18. Apr 20, 2010 #218 of 3573

    PennHORN Legend

    Sep 12, 2007
    I'll break it down for you:

    1. I have been with DirecTV for a little more than 2.5 years and have seen my monthly package price skyrocket from $99 to $115 as Premiere. I downgraded to Choice Xtra a few months ago as a result.

    2. Paltry number of HD Premiums compared to other providers - this was a major reason I downgraded and am utilizing Internet downloads to substitute.

    3. NFL Sunday Ticket rates have continued to increase ridiculously and to add insult to injury they have the gall to continue to want an extra $100 so that I can watch the games in HD despite already paying $10 a month for HD Access and another $5 a month for the HD "Value" Pack.

    4. I could possibly stomach price increases during the worst economy since the Great Depression if we got more HD but STILL do not have ESPNU, Travel Channel HD and more HBO HDs (I kept HBO even after downgrading) despite press releases to the contrary.

    1. The CSRs at DirecTV are a pain to deal with because they are poorly trained and while most have been pleasant I have come across more than handful with nasty attitudes.

    2. Installation nightmare. The techs that came for my initial install cut off electricity to my guest bedroom during a wall fish. Getting reimbursed for their mistake was a pain and not a good way to start off the relationship.

    3. It is ridiculous that you can not specify what type or model of DVR you want and in my case LIED to by CSR during initial order about receiving DVR and SWM.

    4. Gotcha actions like unwittingly trapping people in extending contracts for swapping out equipment or making changes to programming packages.

    It is just not DirecTV, from banks to airlines we are paying more for less and have to encounter surly employees and are hit with nickle and diming BS. I hate Gotcha Capitalism and unfortunately, we as consumers are seeing far too much of that now.
  19. Apr 20, 2010 #219 of 3573

    tonyd79 Hall Of Fame

    Jul 24, 2006
    Columbia, MD
    Yes, they mean they will go from part time HD on the -1 channels to full time on the non-1 channels (and the -1's will disappear). They have done this with many RSNs since D10 went live.
  20. Apr 20, 2010 #220 of 3573

    pappy97 Icon

    Nov 14, 2009
    I think it means 24/7 uplink of those channels, but at the very least it means that DirecTV will get the full HD feeds from Comcast. That means the constant complaint about many Giants games on CSN-BA not being in HD on DirecTV (but in HD on other carriers) will go away.
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