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Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by Earl Bonovich, Mar 19, 2008.
just remember a HD PPV is a bigger money maker than Planet Green
Isn't that assuming that all the available transponders are activated and used?
Somehow, with 130 HD Channels...it would appear there would still be at least 4 free transponders left.
But then...I only got B's in math. :lol:
I counted (from the "HD channels not on D*" thread) 23 channels (not counting Planet Green HD and ABC Family HD)....and that's not counting channels coming up later this year (ESPNU, Chiller HD, etc. etc.). D11 will be filled before Christmas.
Now, I understand the philosophy: "Add as many PPV HD's as they need to fill D11...mine as well use the transponders/bandwidth..you're paying for it." But I hope they're willing to REMOVE PPV HD's to get NATIONAL HD's up...
Four ACTIVE transponders left on D11? Or total, between D10 & D11?
Exactly. That is the issue. As long as Dish, cable, and FiOS are pushing them then they will be motivated to cut back on the PPV and add the nationals.
Satellite Racer did make a comment to that affect in the Press Release thread - that it's easier to put up a PPV HD channel and take it away as needed, than to remove a dedicated national HD channel.
Does D* currently count PPV HD's to get to their claimed "95 HD channels"?
Total.....20 channels worth...
Yes. 15 of 95 are PPV-HD. All detailed here: http://www.dbstalk.com/showthread.php?p=1191378#post1191378
You guys let me know when you're done calculating
I still have 24 fingers and toes to work with...
(True Confessions :lol: )
Simple answer--they ain't dun yet, the pattern isn't full.
I just "calculated" that if D* were to count their 1 VOD-HD channel (Smithsonian, to be fair) and all their "part time" HD RSN's, they'd be at 115 HD's right now.
They beat Dish Network's claim of going to 114 HD's tomorrow.
I just counted 9 HD PPV channels as of right now, and out of those 9, three of them have the same movie on.
My question is, whey do we need so many PPV channels? Instead of having the same movie on 3 different channels, and showing the same movie on the same channel through out the day, why not spread the movies out on less channels over they day? I mean we can always find the movie we want, record it and watch it later.
I love your idea, but I have a sneaky suspicion that we'd be surprised by how FEW DirecTV customers actually have a DVR...
I suspect the percentage is much higher for those with HD than for SD.
Well now...now that we have this mission accomplished, what's the launch date for D 12?
Then they need to upgrade.
Seriously, how many do they need? The all pretty much show the same things.
If they are simply using them as place holders, which allows them to make money, then I have no issues with it.