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The Official "More National HD in Q4 2009" thread

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by Stuart Sweet, Sep 23, 2009.

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  1. fireponcoal

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    Sep 26, 2009
    if people are not happy about failing to receive a program they desire in hd i find it hard to believe that it can't be found somewhere on net encoded in hd. more people should learn how to use torrents if they are truely fed up with the slow roll out offered by their providers... if direct tv refuses to offer bandwidth people should take the bull by the horns and provide their own.

    if anything it will calm the nerves until direct gives people bbcHD or whatever else they feel they are missing out on.
  2. Hutchinshouse

    Hutchinshouse Hall Of Fame

    Sep 27, 2006
    I’m really hoping Travel Channel HD is launched within the first wave of D12. If not, it will be completely unacceptable.

    If ya have Netflix streaming capabilities you can catch several Travel Channel shows in HD. Sure, it’s not great HD. However, far better than DIRECTV SD.

    Man vs. Food in HD is awesome.
  3. Hoosier205

    Hoosier205 Active Member

    Sep 3, 2007
    ...probably not a good idea to promote illegal activities.
  4. fireponcoal

    fireponcoal Icon

    Sep 26, 2009
    There are legal, fee based p2p torrents if that would make you feel more warm and fuzzy... Or, perhaps you're just the fuzz. Hah

    torrents are my dvr and it never fails to not record when I need it to. Wait, why do I have direct tv at all? Oh, my contract. I knew there must be a reason.
  5. Stuart Sweet

    Stuart Sweet The Shadow Knows!

    Jun 18, 2006
    I am not aware of any legal torrents of network programming. You can get the programs at the content providers' web sites, but to my knowledge all torrents of network programming are created without the copyright holders' permission.
  6. gator5000e

    gator5000e Godfather

    Aug 29, 2006
    It's getting tougher to show D* patientce as my local cable company just released this:

    Bright House adding 24 HD channels in December to reach goal of 100 by year's end
    posted by Etan Horowitz on Nov 17, 2009 9:45:25 AM
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    At the end of last year, Bright House officials announced that by end of 2009, customers would have 100 high definition channels to choose from. It was an ambitious pronouncement at the time because Bright House only offered 37 HD channels.

    But on December 17, if everything goes as planned, Bright House will indeed have more than 100 HD after it adds another 24 on that day.

    Here's how the math breaks down. Bright House currently has 67 HD channels. On Thursday, the service plans to add another 12, bringing the total to 79. Finally, on December 17, another 24 HD channels will be added, to give Central Florida's largest cable company a total of 103 HD channels (the total does include HD Movies on Demand, a pay per view channel).

    The additional 24 HD channels were revealed in a legal notice published in today's Orlando Sentinel.

    The majority of the new HD channels will be premium services.

    The new free HD channels are:

    * Turner Classic Movies HD, channel 1314
    * WE HD, channel 1317
    * Outdoor Channel HD, channel 1321
    * Disney Channel XD, channel 1338
    * Investigation Discovery HD, channel 1352
    * Fox Business Network HD, channel 1354
    * Planet Green HD, channel 1362
    * Style HD, channel 1363
    * TV One HD, channel 1379

    The new premium channels are:

    * HBO West HD, channel 1240
    * HBO Latino HD, channel 1244
    * HBO Comedy HD, channel 1245
    * HBO Zone HD, channel 1246
    * HBO Family HD, channel 1247
    * HBO 2 HD, channel 1249
    * HBO Signature HD, channel 1250
    * MoreMax HD, channel 1252
    * Action Max HD, channel 1253
    * Showtime West HD, channel 1265
    * Showtime Too West HD, channel 1266
    * TMC extra HD, channel 1272
    * The Movie Channel West HD, channel 1273
    * TMC extra west HD, channel 1274
    * Independent Film channel HD, channel 1286 (available as part of the Movie Pack service)

    All of the new HD channels will be delivered using a technology known as "Switched Digital Video (SDV)." Although the customer won't notice any difference, delivering channels with SDV allows Bright House to more effectively use its bandwidth to deliver more HD channels and services.

    Without SDV, every channel is constantly being sent to all home regardless if anybody is watching it or not. But SDV channels are only sent to someone's TV when they tune to one of them.

    In other Bright House channel news, the cable company also announced that on December 17 NBA TV will be available to digital cable customers for no extra charge. Previously the channel was part of a sports pack of channels. NBA TV standard definition will be available at channel 108 and NBA TV HD will be available at 1008.

    That's good news for sports fan as NBA TV broadcasts regular season and NBA playoff games.
  7. fireponcoal

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    Sep 26, 2009
    not to get so off topic but here ya go.


    i believe you can pay for content on vuze as well.. it's a shame bittorrent has been dragged through the mud by it's own doing. it's truely a wonderful way to transfer data of any kind.
  8. Hoosier205

    Hoosier205 Active Member

    Sep 3, 2007
    We all know what sort of torrents you meant...the not so legal kind. Let's move on.
  9. fireponcoal

    fireponcoal Icon

    Sep 26, 2009
    hah. you make it sound so dirty(and fun).
  10. kenlani

    kenlani Cool Member

    Oct 28, 2006
    I gave up monitoring these type threads a year or two ago--ran out of patience- But have seen the Directv commercials talking about 200HD channels, so.....here I go again

    (this may be answered elsewhere in this thread but I dont wanna search 17+ pages)

    Is there any plan to add any national channels to the HD lineup?
  11. sigma1914

    sigma1914 Well-Known Member DBSTalk Club

    Sep 5, 2006
    Allen, TX
    Nope, Directv is never adding HD. jk ;)

    The new sat will be going up between November or April 2010, then we'll see more HD.
  12. studdad

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    Aug 11, 2008
    As always, follow their phrases carefully. I believe you will find that the commercials say "the CAPABILITY to have up to/over 200HD channels". As we have seen in the past, this is a completely useless bit of information in regards to what will actually happen.
  13. CJTE

    CJTE Hall Of Fame

    Sep 17, 2007
    If I pay DirecTV to get XYZ in HD
    and DirecTV pays the content provider
    and then DirecTV fails to provide me with XYZ in HD, or XYZ at all...
    Since I paid DirecTV
    and DirecTV paid the content provider

    Do I not have the right to seek out an alternative method of viewing XYZ in HD?
    Do I really have to wait for XYZ to come out on DVD and pay for the entire series because DirecTV failed to provide me with it? DirecTV isnt going to compensate me the time and cost to obtain it... So it falls solely on my shoulders then?

    Speaking of XYZ in HD... I cant wait until DirecTV gets it! (See, im keeping on topic!!)
  14. Coca Cola Kid

    Coca Cola Kid Hall Of Fame

    Jul 19, 2009
    Mt. Morris, MI
    I can get WXYZ (ABC Detroit) in HD with my AM21 and antenna. :lol:
  15. CJTE

    CJTE Hall Of Fame

    Sep 17, 2007
    Oh... I wasnt aware they were offering it already. I suppose I shouldve looked at the HD locals thread. My bad.
  16. fireponcoal

    fireponcoal Icon

    Sep 26, 2009
    :) my sentiments exactamundo.
  17. LarryFlowers

    LarryFlowers New Member

    Sep 22, 2006
    Your arguement fails completely. If DirecTV were paying for the HD content then you would be receiving the HD content thru DirecTV. Since it isn't in HD then DirecTV isn't paying for the HD content, so what you pay DirecTV is irrelevant.

    Regardless.. downloading copyrighted material through "alternative means" is illegal under federal law and thus this discussion is a violation of forum rules.
  18. Hoosier205

    Hoosier205 Active Member

    Sep 3, 2007
    No. Access to specific channels/programming is not a right. You pay for a service and part of your agreement deals with you getting what they choose to give you.

    It's only television. It's not a right. You are getting exactly what you pay for with any provider. They provide you with the content they wish to offer. That's what you agreed too. If you don't like it...good luck changing the entire industry.
  19. BK89

    BK89 Legend

    Sep 18, 2007
    Agreed. If I wasn't a sports fan and had watch my local teams every game - I would not be paying a monthly bill for TV at all.
    Makes the whole Versus fiasco even more irritating for me...
  20. davidatl14

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    Mar 24, 2006

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