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Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by seanb61, Feb 10, 2011.
Actually quite funny.
In terms of what is useful on DirecTV receiving equipment, having a YouTube app ranks at the top of the list of all time useless crap to have available. If I wanted to watch YouTube there are about 4 other ways to do so because everyone seems to think you have to have a YouTube app on your electronic equipment these days.
So no, that's not ironic and you also fail.
Instead of wasting money developing a YouTube app, maybe they should have spent money developing a new HD IPG. You know, something that is useful to the television viewer.
Ah, good ol "useless to me, must be useless to rest of world" theory. Thats actually the fail...
Exactly so according to some because they have no 3d tv we should all suffer the same and because they hate YouTube while millions love it on their tvs we should never be able to get ok sure.
I'm going to go out on a limb and say that most DirecTV viewers also have other ways to view YouTube on their TV making this application redundant and therfore useless.
No, you can have all the 3D TV you want, but just like the HD pack you should have to pay for it so the rest of us don't have to absorb the cost.
Im sure you felt the same way about HD when it launched, now look how it worked out for you...
I don't have 3D. Are you saying that 3D is a waste of money on anything smaller than a 6o" screen? If you are then many of us will know better than to get a 3D 55", etc. Thanks for the info.
Plenty of people watching 3D on a 50" and loving it.
HDTV has always had a cost with DirecTV be it expensive receiving equipment or programing. The only issue I had with it is charging extra for what was a mandated broadcasting standard. Try to grap the difference between a broadcast standard which should not cost extra and a premium/gimmick product like 3D which should have an extra cost.
Must be why the manufacturers of said sets are disappointed in the abysmal sales figures.
Why not ask owners, instead of quoting stats you know nothing about? First year was expensive, this year much cheaper. You obviously dont have dog in this hunt, and dont want to, no further discussion with you required on the subject.
I'm watching on a 40' and loving it.
Exactly, many comments made without research. We all tend to apply our situation and opinion to everyone, when that is incorrect.
PS - This new channel IS HDTV. So that's one for this quarter
+1 from me here. If you have to pay for a technology as old as HD. One that should be easily deployable, you should DEFINITLY have to pay extra for any 3D.
Facts are, 3D does cost a lot more. Dedicated cameras only for 3D, special TVs, adapters, glasses all this adds up to a "frill" I don't want to pay for.
So while D* takes it time, trying to get channels and on demand HD that several other providers have and have had for some time such as AMC, they can take away the charge for the HD Extra price.
Then they can double the cost for the 3D experience. The REAL premium today. $19.95 for 3D, FREE HD PACKAGE!
Sure you can get ESPN 3D, but you have to use special cameras, which reduce angles, replays, etc. In case anyone who doesn't have 3D is wondering, it isn't a simulcast of ESPN. It is an entirely different channel. You have special announcers, more costs, and a whole additional staff to support this stuff, cameras and other 3D specific infrastructure. That costs money that Networks charge providers that providers turn around and charge us. When HD came out, did ESPN have additional cameras with special announcers, and support staff only for the "ADDITIONAL" ESPN HD channel??? No. Because there was no SPECIAL ESPN HD CHANNEL!
People who say HD is just like 3D are wrong. 3D is an additional channel, not a simulcast of the SD or HD version. So since it is an extra channel, and not another version of the same channel, of course you should have to pay.
If you want the 3D, and all the extra costs that go with it, that is fine PAY FOR IT!!! And let those of us who think this is frivolous enjoy the benefits of the prominent and cheaper of the technologies.
Id be willing to bet a 3D pack xtra charge is coming. Then when Skyboss gets his 3DTV, he'll be complaining the package is not free
A couple points:
As far as 3D goes, if you have the capability to watch it, I'm glad D* has some offerings for you.
Many of us have superior quality sets compared to DLP. I have too much invested in my current LED to run out and buy a cheap DLP just to watch 3D, plus the accessories for a family of 5 still makes it a very expensive proposition.
I agree with the other posters who say that D* should have an extra pay package just for 3D programming. Why should I have to pay extra for an HD pack?
Give em time, once they get a few more channels in, wham bang, $8/month
I don't have a problem with trying to add 3D for those with ability to watch it. My problem is all the available HD still out there which D* still refuses to offer to the people who pay extra for it!