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Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by PaulieORF, Apr 20, 2010.
Those are the numbers from the recent poll.
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.
Travel Channel hd is a nice addition, but I too am looking for BBCA hd to get on the list. :righton:
654 is SD. 654-1 is HD and only part time. This is an upgrade to full time.
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.
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.
I agree. These are my top 3 as well.
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:
Sorry... I misunderstood you're point!
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?
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.
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).
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:
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.
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?
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
I'll break it down for you:
PRICING & VALUE:
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.
HORRIFIC CUSTOMER SERVICE:
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.
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.
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.