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Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by DS0816, Jun 6, 2004.

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  1. cnsf

    cnsf Hall Of Fame/Supporter DBSTalk Gold Club

    Jun 6, 2002
    A Kids Music Channel or complete move to XM/Sirius for audio channels.....

    The satellite companies should stick together.

    Maybe some regional stations like NY1 (but owned by cable co). I'm sure they'd be happy to increase viewership.

    HBO Comedy
  2. Guesst925XTU

    Guesst925XTU Legend

    Jan 28, 2004
    Waste of bandwidth?

    No, that would be Comedy Central, ESPN Classics, FOOD Network, FINE living, E!, all the other mindless channels and all the other channels airing 24 hours of reruns.

    And then there's Fox's 24/7 neo-conservative propaganda channel, called "Fox News" which is a TRUE "waste of bandwidth".

    Wisdom TV is full of programming pertaining to personal growth, alternative medicine, social consciousness, spirituality, relationships and global issues.

    Free Speech TV provides a choice for alternative views to be spoken and heard across the country, a much needed alternative to ABC, FOX NEWS, CBS and the other conglomerate owned media outlets.

    EuroNews allows us to see what is happening with the REST of the world, the USA is NOT alone on this planet

    The International Channel - similar to EuroNews but with more cultural and lifestyle oriented programming.

    CSPAN 3 allows for a more in-depth look at our own government, important in this post-9/11 world

    Showtime Beyond and 5 Star Max are more movies.

    ALL these channels are ALREADY carried on Digital Cable.
  3. Mark Holtz

    Mark Holtz Day Sleeper

    Mar 23, 2002
    Sacramento, CA
    Free Speech TeeVee? :barf: From what I saw of it on Dish Network, it might as well be called the Nader Network with some questionable coverage of protests. WorldLink is only slightly better.

    Newsworld International does provide Canadian news broadcasts, and BBC America rebroadcasts the BBC Newscasts. Newsworld International, however, was acquired by a group lead by Al Gore.

    I won't subscribe to premium channels that show movies in Pan and Scan format almost all of the time.

    But, you know which channel is a waste of bandwidth? TV Guide channel.
  4. Directvlover

    Directvlover Guest

    Nick GAS
  5. Directvlover

    Directvlover Guest

    I use my television for entertainment purposes only....not in depth looks at our govt, not for info on what's going on in other countries, (I could care less what the Europeans are doing) not for alternative views on things, and not really for news, (even though fox news seems to be the only fair news channel, unlike those liberal controlled others: CNN, MSNBC, etc....)

    So in that regard, I love my espn, i love my tv land, i love my MTV, i love my Food Network, Nick at nite, TBS, and movie channels. After a hard days work, i want to come home and watch nothing but mindless tv.....in fact if it involves any kinda of deep thought, it quickly gets turned off.

    In my opinion a waste of bandwidth, is anything that doesn't entertain.

    Get rid of Home shopping, QVC, and all the others that Directv Covers.
    Get rid of NASA, get rid of CNN, MSNBC, Oxygen, Court TV, Fit TV, and RFD.
  6. skaeight

    skaeight Icon

    Jan 15, 2004

    I mostly agree with you, however I do like MSNBC, NASA, and CNN though. TV is entertainment. The channels that Guesst925XTU pretty much all have feeds available on the interent (w/ the exception of the movie channels).

    To me it makes absoultely no sense to waste a channel on them when they appeal to a very small audience, and are already freely available via the web.
  7. AztecRol

    AztecRol Mentor

    Nov 1, 2003
    Bay Area,...
    I am pretty happy with the SD content. I want more HD!!!

    USA HD
    Bravo HD
    TNT HD
    NFL Network HD
    A&E HD

    You get the idea!!!

    I am hoping with the new sat in the air (7s), my dream
    will come true!!!:dance07:
  8. Guesst925XTU

    Guesst925XTU Legend

    Jan 28, 2004
    Sounds like someone has thier head in the clouds, but then again they do say "ignorance is bliss".
  9. Guesst925XTU

    Guesst925XTU Legend

    Jan 28, 2004
    Ha! Did you get that from The Comedy Channel?

    CNN - liberal, FOXNEWS - fair!!! HA!!!!!
  10. pez2002

    pez2002 Hall Of Fame

    Dec 13, 2002
    Oh yeah Nick gas would be great

    Now why cant that happen ????
  11. Antennaguy

    Antennaguy AllStar

    Apr 27, 2004
    El Paso has lost both it's WB and UPN stations to Spanish affiliates. Time Warner Cable carries KTLA part time as a WB station but has to replace syndicated shows also available locally with infomercials. TW also carries the UPN prime time feed directly on an otherwise community events channel. The reception on both of these cable channels is flawed as they are channels also used for over the air analog transmittion so the signals conflict and one can actually see movement from the local channel in the background.
    To effectivly compete with cable I feel the best solution for D* would be to have dedicated WB and UPN channels with no syndicated shows to worry about, much as is the case with PAX. They could then make those channels available to cities with no local affilate.
  12. AnimeFan

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  13. Mad Hatter

    Mad Hatter New Member

    Mar 5, 2004
    I second both of those.
  14. DS0816

    DS0816 Guest

    Mar 29, 2002
    Anybody know why the International Channel isn't available on either DirecTV or Dish Network? Seems only cable systems have the channel. I wondered if there was a connection.
  15. Mark Holtz

    Mark Holtz Day Sleeper

    Mar 23, 2002
    Sacramento, CA
    There is a form on International Channels website where you can click on a link and they would send a form letter to Dish and DirecTV.

    (That's the only channel I miss from being a cable subscriber.)
  16. jpurkey

    jpurkey Godfather

    May 15, 2003
  17. kc1ih

    kc1ih Legend

    May 22, 2004
    Hudson, FL
    I'de like for them to have "BET on Jazz". My local cable company has it, but you have to subscribe to the digital service to get it.

    A good alternative would be the Canadian produced "Cool TV".
  18. fluffybear

    fluffybear Hall Of Fame DBSTalk Club

    Jun 19, 2004
    Let's get rid of the true bandwidth wasters and we will start off with

    Showtime, HBO, TMC, Cinemax, Starz, Encore West Coast Feeds
    Disney, Nick WEST Coast Feeds
    Shopping Channels (except maybe HSN and QVC since we do need some for those may want it)
    Most Regional Sports Channels
    Most religious channels (except maybe for TBN)
  19. urnote96

    urnote96 Legend

    Jun 22, 2004
  20. GutBomb

    GutBomb Godfather

    Jun 17, 2004
    GolTV is the only one I want
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