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The new HD channels will go live WHEN?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by Cols Dave, Aug 29, 2007.

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  1. Sep 6, 2007 #401 of 599
    Smthkd

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    Plus not to mention we have a whole brand new satellite yet to be put in orbit (D11). More fun for us later this year early/next year!!! ;)
     
  2. Sep 6, 2007 #402 of 599
    Earl Bonovich

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    It shouldn't even be about that... as pointed out by many people, including an article by Scott from Multichannel (and SATGuys)...

    By all indications out there: DirecTV pushed the envelope for these HD networks.... Does anyone thing it is a coincidence that all of these networks just happen to be HD ready, at the same "time frame" as DirecTV is ready to carry them?

    Cable-Co's have said they had the bandwith.... don't they cover something like 100,000,000 customers?

    DishNetwork has said they had the bandwith... they cover another 14mil... but they have had to do some "shifting" and converting to MPEG-4 to get the space just a few of these...

    The bottom line is... the arguments for "What comes first: The Chicken or the Egg"... well... either way you go on that, NOW one of those have arrived... be it the EGG or the Chicken, in the forum of QUANTITY of HD networks, that will be carrying HD content...

    TV's are now out there... carriers are out there... more and more HD channels are now going to be available..

    What has taken a LONG near 10 years from when I saw my first consumer level HD set... to the point that HD can actually be considered... "the norm"

    It is not for the rich, the average Joe can now enjoy HD....

    2008 is going to be the year when consumers are going to start turning OFF programming, that isn't in HD... as there are no more excuses.
     
  3. Sep 6, 2007 #403 of 599
    hdtvfan0001

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    As Earl has patiently pointed out several times....the story has been the same for over a year, and yet some still seem to forget the target that was announced.

    GUYS - we're still on target - we're still on target - we're still on target.

    More HD very very soon.

    Sorry...didn't mean to yell... :D

    Whew........who's got the chill pills. :lol:
     
  4. Sep 6, 2007 #404 of 599
    DJConan

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    I was just thinking as I read through this thread, "I can't wait until they get D10 online for everyone so we can start reading about the frustrations of D11 not being up." :lol:
     
  5. Sep 6, 2007 #405 of 599
    TermiNader

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    Think 9/19 or 9/20
     
  6. Sep 6, 2007 #406 of 599
    Jeremy W

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    DirecTV is throwing a party to celebrate their new HD channels on the 16th. That is a hard date, and to suggest that we won't have any channels live by then is pretty crazy.
     
  7. Sep 6, 2007 #407 of 599
    TermiNader

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    Think 9/19 or 9/20
     
  8. Sep 6, 2007 #408 of 599
    FlyBono24

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    Because I've been hearing for months now that all the new HD channels are "just around the corner"... back in June I heard someone say they are "just a month or two away!"

    I don't know if they were just trying to get people to pay the extra $10 a month for the half dozen HD channels and get their money in advance, or what, but it's ridiculous to hear all these promises.... even if they are vague.... to get people hyped up for this. Then you hear that it's going to be another month, or another week, or whatever...
     
  9. Sep 6, 2007 #409 of 599
    TermiNader

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    Still seems like 9/19 or 9/20
     
  10. Sep 6, 2007 #410 of 599
    Jeremy W

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    Based on what?
     
  11. Sep 6, 2007 #411 of 599
    FlyBono24

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    And I didn't really mean "angrily".... anxious is the more correct term. :)
     
  12. Sep 6, 2007 #412 of 599
    Smthkd

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    Well put Earl!!! I remember those days. :D Walking into the local Tweeter and seeing that beautiful 60 inch Panasonic & Samsung Widescreen rear projection set for $8 - 13k imagining one day Ill have one! I think they had a Sencore loop running a 3 min HD feed then too! :D Man! those were the days and now for that price you can own about 11 plasma sets! :p
     
  13. Sep 6, 2007 #413 of 599
    desulliv

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    Just spoke to a tech regarding loss of Tuner 2 on one of my HR20s. Asked her when the HD stations were coming on line. She said some were coming online on 9/19/07 and more in October.
     
  14. Sep 6, 2007 #414 of 599
    cygnusloop

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    I am starting to think that TermiNader is a CSR. He is posting this to any thread that is at all related. This is the line that the CSR's have been given, and he's giving it to us. Just a theory.
     
  15. Sep 6, 2007 #415 of 599
    Lord Vader

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    What I think is funny is how DirecTV was touting itself as the first and only provider of The Big Ten Network. Then today DISH lights up TBN and announces it will have TBN's HD feed this weekend, beating D* to the punch. Boy! Did DirecTV get b*tch slapped on that! :p
     
  16. Sep 7, 2007 #416 of 599
    JMartinko

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    When will it finally be "tomorrow morning"??
    :bang
     
  17. Sep 7, 2007 #417 of 599
    purtman

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    Why? What is your basis?
     
  18. Sep 7, 2007 #418 of 599
    Smthkd

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    How? BTN has been on D* for a few days now on channel 220. No not the HD version yet but that will come within the next 2 weeks!
     
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    Jeremy W

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    That would make sense.
     
  20. Sep 7, 2007 #420 of 599
    Sirshagg

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    I keep seeing post after post about new HD from E*. Where in the heck are they gettingthe bandwidth from??? Are they bringing new new meaning to HDlite, stealing BW from everything else, dropping PPV, what?
     
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