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Sony Movie channel HD is live now

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by trido, Oct 18, 2010.

  1. Oct 18, 2010 #1 of 157

    trido AllStar

    Nov 7, 2004
    Sony Movie channel HD is live now on CH 563.
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    Sim-X Godfather

    Sep 23, 2009
    Cool, I'll check it out when I get home
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    hdtvfan0001 Well-Known Member

    Jul 28, 2004
    On for several hours...old news. :lol:
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    Mark Walters

    Mark Walters Legend

    Sep 21, 2009
    Great, isn't it so exciting to welcome Sony to D*!- NOT :nono2:. This month's featured movies are Dick & Ghostbusters II. Let me make some popcorn. Wow, what year are we in? It gets better, can you guess what movies premier next month? The Natural, Oliver, Multiplicity and The Muppets Take Manhattan. Ok, to be fair more old-ass lame movies premier next month along with these, but I couldn't stomach the urge to type any more of these garbage films. We already have plenty of crap channels, but D* goes, what's one more to throw at us to alleviate the upcoming rise in fees.

    I know, I know, people are going to disagree and say this is like the Lord's second coming. That's because you're used to mediocre garbage and you think it's cool to add another channel to the HD number even though it's as relevant as an infomercial channel in regards to how much time you're going to spend watching it.

    I don't know about you, I'll stick with watching new things that are current with this century. These old films, are well old and non seem to be blockbusters that would solicit a second watch.

    This is a complete waste of space, air, channel, and my time writing this post. How about a national HD channel for goodness sakes.

    Disclaimer - This is one person's opinion. Those who are thrilled about this channel, ENJOY! Those who would rather have a new national HD channel, get stoked about the upcoming hike in programming fees because this Sony channel ain't freee!
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    joed32 Hall Of Fame

    Jul 27, 2006
    I want a national channel TCM so I can watch all of the great OLD movies.
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    hdtvfan0001 Well-Known Member

    Jul 28, 2004
    The very same argument has been made about Starz and other premium channels. I could make a case that having all the current HD movie channels is redundant. While I personally anticipate very limited viewing on this new HD channel, I also understand that its about providing diversity in HD channel content to the overall viewing audience.

    Every time a new channel is launched...we get the "why are they wasting the bandwidth" comments...

    It's also an expansion of the Extra Pack, which until this year...which was a very small offering for the extra $$$. Now the number of channels in that optional package has grown. Since its optional, people can decide for themselves if its "worth the $$$" on their own.

    One person's HD poo-poo is another's HD treasure.

    With plenty of bandwidth remaining fopr yet more coming down the pike...no harm, no foul.
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    fluffybear Hall Of Fame DBSTalk Club

    Jun 19, 2004
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    dpeters11 Hall Of Fame

    May 30, 2007
    Thanks for letting me know about Muppets take Manhattan, I'll set that recording up.

    But really, if you don't like the channel, don't watch it. If you don't find value in the HD Extra Pack, unsubscribe. It's not a requirement on a contract. That simple. Will there be a price increase in Feb? Most likely, but the primary reason isn't channels being added. Channels they already carry want more money when they renegotiate the contracts. It's usually negotiated down from what the channel owner originally asked for, but usually still higher than the old price. Other costs of business increase.

    The Extra Pack needed to be filled out some more, it was pretty sparse on the channels. I liked the idea of the Smithsonian Channel, but it seemed very heavy on the repeats.
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    tonyd79 Hall Of Fame

    Jul 24, 2006
    Columbia, MD
    Glad I read your silly diatribe so I found out that Oliver! is on next month. Terrific movie that I have not seen in HD yet.

    BTW, didn't know that the CENTURY a movie was made in made it a good or bad movie. Nice to know that movies made in this century are so much better than those made in the last one. I guess I am going to have to rethink my opinion on the Star Wars movies. The newer ones *must be* better.
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    n3ntj Hall Of Fame

    Dec 18, 2006
    Yep, sometimes I'll scroll through their schedule for 2 weeks and find 99% of the shows are ones that were in the schedule 6 months ago. They do have some good new stuff on once in a while.
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    Hutchinshouse Hall Of Fame

    Sep 27, 2006
    If anyone understands what you’re saying, it would be me. I’m so sick of HD additions that cost the customer more. What a shocker, SonyHD is not a “freebee”. If you want to watch it, you’ll have to pay $4.99 a month (above and beyond your normal monthly bill). However, I’ll take this channel in a heartbeat over a number padding redundant PPVHD channel.
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    smiddy Tain't ogre til its ogre

    Apr 5, 2006
    Everyone is entitled to an opinion. I suggest in the future though, start a counter or different opinion thread as not the encourage dissension in a thread of one direction. I suspect it will encourage like minded individuals to build on their opinion even more, instead of encouraging contention. We should all play nicely with one another.

    I will take a look at the new channel and make an informed decision on empirical data once I have time. I'm undecided at the moment. :)
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    coolyman Legend

    Oct 4, 2007
    This is a blank screen for me even after a refresh. :confused:
    And after a menu reset.
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    pablo Icon

    Oct 11, 2007
    Been waiting for this since the channel's announcement.
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    hdtvfan0001 Well-Known Member

    Jul 28, 2004
    You may need to update your favorites list to make sure 563 is on your list.
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    coolyman Legend

    Oct 4, 2007
    It is.
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    ans2004 Mentor

    Oct 27, 2008
    personally i want to thank directv for adding this channel. i am a movie lover and to see a new hd movie channel is gold in my eyes. Not everyone watches sports all the time. Hopefully they add epix in the future. i too would like to see bbca, amc, fox movie channel and tcm in hd. thanks directv....
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    hdtvfan0001 Well-Known Member

    Jul 28, 2004
    ...and you have the HD Extra Package, right?

    ...because I see it fine on 2 HD receivers and 3 HD DVRs here right at this time...

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    Carl Spock

    Carl Spock Superfly

    Sep 3, 2004
    No problem adding it here.

    As opposed to the normal practice, I sure hope Sony is paying DirecTV to air this channel. I looked through the movies for as far forward as my guide would go (maybe a week). I couldn't find one I wanted to watch. What a waste of bandwidth.
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    dpeters11 Hall Of Fame

    May 30, 2007
    Think that's bad, one of the best movies I've ever seen isn't even a talkie. Don't think I'd laughed so hard during a movie in a long time, as I did when I rented The General. What's sad is when someone won't watch something because it's in B&W, or saying it's a waste of a Blu-ray. An old B&W movie, properly restored etc, can look fantastic in HD. The resolution is there, even if it isn't widescreen.

    Makes me feel kind of old, liking old movies made in the 80's or 90's, in the last century. I'll take Back to the Future over Hot Tub Time Machine any day.

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