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The official "More HD in 2009" thread

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by Stuart Sweet, Dec 15, 2008.

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  1. sarhaynes

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    I found this interesting article comparing DirecTv, Verizon FiOS and Comcast offerings.

    http://www.marketwire.com/press-release/Pike-and-Fischer-947931.html

    I also noticed that D* is taking down the MPEG-2 HD channels in the 80's and 90's later this month. Do we know what is planned to replace them? I am guessing that it will free up bandwidth for several SD channels.
     
  2. ruthiesea

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    i believe his point is that it doesn't as compared to D* - which doesn't help us in Florida either!
     
  3. tcusta00

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    FIOS has 100 choices too. In select markets. What is the point? People that have access to Fios or TWX or UVerse now have another choice. If they are a good option for you and have what you want, by all means, take them up on their offer.

    If they're not available to you, what's the point? I must be missing something.

    Hey DirecTV, listen up! You must add every HD channel that Time Warner has because if you don't I'm gonna... I'm gonna... well, I'm not gonna do anything because it's not available to me and you're the best option I've got for TV. But watch out, because someday it's gonna happen that you're not the best option for me... but wait, by then you may actually have what I'm threatening to leave for so it's moot.

    When the day comes that a TV provider offers more of what you want in your neighborhood, GO FOR IT! Otherwise it's just a silly argument that's pretty meaningless to most people. That's all I'm saying.
     
  4. Richierich

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    How old are you?

    Alot of people as they get older and have more money to spend want to Travel to interesting places that they hope they will enjoy. The Travel Channel gives us a video snapshot of what we may see and enjoy when we get there if we think that this locale is for us.

    I have been to Hawaii 9 times and we love it but then my wife wanted to go to Nassau and I told her she wouldn't like it because I had been there before and she indeed didn't like it because it was too commercial and not anyway close to being as Beautiful as Hawaii either Maui or Kauai!!!
     
  5. JayPSU

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    My comment was in no way intended to make fun of those who want this channel. It was sincerely a request to know what they like about the channel. I've honestly never watched the channel before. No harm intended.
     
  6. JayPSU

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    I'm 32. So their programming is in real HD, not upconverted SD? Sounds interesting. I guess I just always pictured it as one long Rick Steves show, or whatever his name is. The guy on PBS who goes everywhere and just annoys me. :D
     
  7. Jeremy W

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    There is a mix of real HD and upconverted SD, just like most HD channels.
     
  8. nitty316

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    I can't believe we still don't have ESPNUHD.
     
  9. Tele-TV

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    Wow! Travel, E!, G4, Lifetime MOVIE, AND WE HD.

    I was in a rush. My bad. :p
     
  10. Jeremy W

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    Did you really need to quote the whole list?
     
  11. Richierich

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    I have often wondered why some people feel a need to Quote a really long post when they are just going to offer a short comment.
     
  12. Jeremy W

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    I have wondered the same thing. When it's a long post, I always try to cut out the parts I'm directly addressing, even splitting them into multiple quotes if I can. I feel it enhances readability.
     
  13. Richierich

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    EXACTLY!!! Easier and Faster to Read for others tuning in and directing their attention where it should be directed.
     
  14. Jhon69

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    That would be nice for SD subscribers(me) if DirecTV would add several channels that are HD only now.:)
     
  15. Mike Bertelson

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    While it doesn’t necessarily apply to a list, sometimes the whole quote is left in for context.

    Especially if it’s on the page after the original post.

    Not always needed....but sometimes it is. :grin:

    Mike
     
  16. Richierich

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    I guess you are also referencing the Directv HD MPEG-2 Channels in the 70s Range.
     
  17. Piratefan98

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    You have to give FiOS credit .... they've certainly put together a solid national HD lineup. In 2007 with DirecTV's HD roll-out, nobody came close in terms of National HD offerings. Today, FiOS and some cable outlets are becoming more competitive. That's a good thing, IMO. The more the merrier.

    Jeff
     
  18. RobertE

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    Solid national lineup? Please.

    Total number of channels available to me on FiOS:
    National HD: 0
    Local HD: 0
    National SD: 0
    Local SD: 0

    So looks like DirecTv is in big trouble from FiOS. I better bail today. :rolleyes:
     
  19. Piratefan98

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    Sorry that you misunderstood.

    "National HD" meaning .... not local HD channels, or Regional Sports Network (RSN) HD channels, etc.

    Obviously, FiOS isn't available everywhere/nationally .... my comment was simply that where it is available, they've got a nice hefty lineup of National HD channels.

    Clarifying Jeff
     
  20. Mike Bertelson

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    I totally agree. FiOS doesn't even have coverage in half the states. In some states it's only a few areas. For the vast majority of the country FiOS is not an option.

    FiOS coverage map. Notice the huge gaping holes in coverage.

    http://www.dslreports.com/gmaps/fios

    DirecTV coverage map. Notice it covers...well...EVERYTHING.

    http://www.track-it-tv.com/north-american-directv-map.aspx

    Mike
     
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