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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. purtman

    purtman Hall Of Fame

    Sep 19, 2006
    quickfire, I wasn't dissing you, just a little fun here. Sorry if it bothered you!:)
  2. kentuck1163

    kentuck1163 Legend

    Apr 20, 2006
    Just had a courtesy call from a DirecTV representative. They are calling subscribers to insure they have the B-band converter. Since my install was in April '06 it was a pretty early one. I must say, though, my installer knew his stuff. I told the rep I'm all good to go. He wanted me to tune to 499 and tell him what it said - told him I already had.

    I asked about the new HD channels and when would they be on. He said sometime before October - and said he could not nail it down any further.
  3. bonscott87

    bonscott87 Cutting Edge: ECHELON '07

    Jan 21, 2003
    Why do people continue to listen to CSRs? They aren't going to start moving the satellite into final position until tomorrow and that will take at least 3 days. Sighhhh. :)
  4. EaglePC

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    Apr 14, 2007
    quckfire whoa you could be right after all .
    I talk with csr,waited almost an hour on phone
    the crew at Directv are busy ,he did mention yes some will be in the morning
    i just don't believe it cause how can the d10 sat park itself that quick ,when the move starts at 12am this morning
  5. Smthkd

    Smthkd Icon

    Sep 1, 2004
    Big Ten Network maybe?
  6. TimGoodwin

    TimGoodwin Icon

    Jun 29, 2004

    Most of the time it is 6am Eastern time when the new channels are turned on.
  7. ITrot

    ITrot Godfather

    Aug 14, 2006
    Maybe they'll shut down some other channels, PPV maybe, to get BTN and 'others' lit up and turn everything back on when D10 is operational?
  8. oldfantom

    oldfantom Icon

    Mar 13, 2006
    What I know for sure. at 6EST, I will be asleep. No CSR needed for that bit of info. As for the rest, I suspect that the HD channels will come on line sometime shortly before we know about it. I would anticipate no afvanced warning. Just a BAM. If they tell the customer base it is coming, then they have to know it is ready to go 100%. If they know for sure, then they are sitting on the ability to go live. If they don't know for sure, then they could miss. When it is ready, they will have a go/no go meeting and throw the switch. My opinion, and I bet it is just as worth while as all the other dates I have read.
  9. Madison Hawk

    Madison Hawk AllStar

    Jul 10, 2007
    While I'm not holding my breath on the HD channels going live tomorrow morning, I did have a very strange experience this morning that may be associated with the possibility of some new HD broadcasts starting tomorrow.

    This morning, I tried to watch the BTN but all I received were colored bars with a note on Big Ten Network Houston 4:3. After talking to two incompetent CSR who tried telling me that the BTN was not live yet or was not a 24 hour channel I talked to someone who finally acknowledged there was a problem and within minutes it was fixed. One potential explanation was that DirecTV got their SD feed and their HD test feed mixed up.
  10. hornetsfan30m

    hornetsfan30m AllStar

    Jun 26, 2006
    DTV will not add new hd to after the 7th
  11. Dave1997

    Dave1997 Cool Member

    Jun 21, 2005
    I was by a CSR last night that new HD Channel will be turn on tommorrow also.
  12. beakor

    beakor Legend

    May 29, 2007
    Being new to the process of lauch, test of new birds is there anything else they need to do technically to get the programming to us? Seems like kinda short notice.
  13. CPanther95

    CPanther95 Legend

    Apr 2, 2007
    Sharpen up your pitchforks and start soaking your torches.........
  14. Tom Robertson

    Tom Robertson Lifetime Achiever DBSTalk Club

    Nov 15, 2005
    I have no expectation for new channels to fire up on the first day of a 3 day, holiday weekend. But I could be wrong. :)

  15. beakor

    beakor Legend

    May 29, 2007
    maybe they were going to cross their fingers, lite up d10 and run out the door for a 3 day weekend, if theres a problem deal with it on tuesday :) after many cheeseburgers and beer.
  16. lovswr

    lovswr Godfather

    Jan 12, 2004
    Riverview, FL
    That get's my vote. I guess all of us with HR20's can just tune to 220 at around 0600 Pacific or so & see what happens :eek:
  17. db2

    db2 Cool Member

    Aug 27, 2007
    Is it possible for D10 to broadcast a signal before arriving in its final position?
  18. n2deep2bn

    n2deep2bn Legend

    Feb 22, 2006
  19. gizzorge

    gizzorge Legend

    Jul 31, 2007
    I'll sleep fine tonight, although part of me wants to get that kids on Christmas Eve excitement...

    CSRs and techs have told me my local channels would be in HD "by the end of the month. They just have to turn them on." That was in January. So, I am a firm believer of seeing it with my own eyes to believe it. :)
  20. syphix

    syphix Hall Of Fame

    Jun 23, 2004
    Really?? I've seen others that say otherwise...it's a conversation in the chat right now...

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