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The Official "More National HD in Q3 2009" thread

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by Stuart Sweet, Apr 9, 2009.

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  1. Jul 12, 2009 #241 of 1017
    joshjr

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    They have been but the mpeg2 versions are still active as well.
     
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    DarinC

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    Perhaps none have remained a ground spare for very long, but they have claimed that to be the plan, apparently more than once.
     
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    joed32

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    If it's been 2 years then your commitment should be up and you can switch to the provider of your choice.
     
  4. Jul 13, 2009 #244 of 1017
    harsh

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    "Ground spare" means on the ground, not in orbit.

    http://dtv.client.shareholder.com/releasedetail.cfm?releaseid=286625
     
  5. Jul 13, 2009 #245 of 1017
    Satelliteracer

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    July 22nd for NY DNS
     
  6. Jul 13, 2009 #246 of 1017
    moob

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    I'm not following (it's late :p)...are you saying D* didn't reference any specific channels? Because they did: http://dtv.client.shareholder.com/releasedetail.cfm?ReleaseID=286351

    As an aside, wasn't that press release misleading to investors?

    We wish it worked that way...

    Two years since the press release, not two years since I signed up. I have several months left.
     
  7. Jul 13, 2009 #247 of 1017
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    SatRacer, are you talking about the launch of D12 into space in December or the launch of D12 broadcasting channels?

    Everything I've read (from Sixto's excellent D12 thread) says that the sat will be launched into space in September. Are you saying this had been delayed?
     
  8. Jul 13, 2009 #248 of 1017
    TheRatPatrol

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    Gosh I hope not.

    Satelliteracer, can you please confirm this?
     
  9. Jul 13, 2009 #249 of 1017
    anubys

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    maybe it's the gap between launch and operational?
     
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    bonscott87

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    If history serves us from D10 and D11 it was about 3-4 months or so from launch to full operations.

    I've been predicting HD channel launches in 1st quarter, which is kind of what DirecTV has said in recent presentations. But certainly if it does launch in September or October and things go well they can certainly put up some channels before Christmas which would make sense for a last minute Christmas push.
     
  11. Jul 13, 2009 #251 of 1017
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    From that SatRacer quote it sounds like a December launch. At least that's how it reads to me.

    I really hope I'm wrong but it sounds like watching D12's flight "before his own." It sure sounds like SatRacer is saying a December blast off. Add 3 to 4 months after the launch for testing and placement into it's slot, we are now talking mid March to mid April until the broadcasting of new HD on D12.
     
  12. Jul 13, 2009 #252 of 1017
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    When do the last of the HD MPEG 2's shutoff?

    Is there any accuracy to the list of announced HD channels on post #2?

    Thanks
     
  13. Jul 13, 2009 #253 of 1017
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    Didn't the ESPN-U HD announcement promise it by spring? This would line up with the december launch, march/april go-live timeline.

    My own hope was that D12 would fly in September and that after some preliminary testing they'd be willing to use some of the reserve spots on D11 that they've been holding back to add some channels in November, but this isn't very likely.
     
  14. Jul 13, 2009 #254 of 1017
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    I believe they announced ESPNU HD by the end of the first quarter of 2010.
     
  15. Jul 13, 2009 #255 of 1017
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    Satellite launch or channel launch? Unfortunately it is sufficiently vague as to mean either. Given the reactions Satracer has had to some of his date/info posts around here I don't blame him one bit for being sufficiently vague.
     
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    LameLefty

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    We ought to just be glad he's still posting at all. :nono:
     
  17. Jul 13, 2009 #257 of 1017
    hdtvfan0001

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    +2 to your +1...:D
     
  18. Jul 14, 2009 #258 of 1017
    gregftlaud

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    So it's 7/14 and still no MSNBC HD. The original post to this thread that listed all the hd channels.....said a csr response implied msnbc hd would be coming soon. I would say almost 3 weeks is beyond soon!

    I watch MSNBC like 3-4 hrs a nite. Since they launched in HD now the SD version dtv carries looks crappy. Just freaking add it already. Get rid of a few HD PPV channels that have the same movie taking up 7 hd spaces and give us some channels we want. We don't need 7 channels carrying "Knowing" or all the other movies when there are HD nationals out there already up and running in HD and ready to be added to the lineup. They have the space. They just need to use the bandwidth more wisely. Then when u guys launch the new satellite go crazy with hd ppv!

    Greg
     
  19. Jul 14, 2009 #259 of 1017
    shabadoo25

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    Heck, what is the ratings difference between CNBC and MSNBC? Probably 1,000 to 1 or more in favor of MSNBC. Drop CNBC HD until you have more capacity and add the more popular channel from the same news family.
     
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    some of that ppv space is used for over flow / part time sports.

    also there may be holding for other upcoming channels.
     
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