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Time Warner VS DirecTV

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by wafi, Aug 18, 2009.

  1. Reaper

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    No, not true. DirecTV and other carriers retransmit HBO HD content in the aspect ratios they receive it.
     
  2. Reaper

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    I for one don't really care if HD movies are cropped provided that they are at least 16:9. I don't need to see them in their OAR.
     
  3. Laker44

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    My sister is on Time-Warner Cable in Ohio(45714 zip code),this is the HD channels they've on the lineup there.:eek:
    704 WTAP HD Parkersburg, WV (NBC)
    720 WOUB HD Athens, OH (PBS)

    I tried to get her too sign up with DirecTV,but the start up costs are to much for her right know.So i told her to get an OTA HD antenna.
     
  4. lovswr

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    The Bobcats of Ohiaa!


    No Mr Busdriver, not Oklahoma University!


    I was in the band in 1985 & we got to go to Duke. The above conversation actually happened on the way back.
     
  5. Newshawk

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    Broken...
    All I can say is, don't overanalyze DirecTV's passing on Epix.
     
  6. Tubaman-Z

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    Works for me. I don't - and won't - subscribe to any premiums. Bring on the nationals! (and no - I don't mean the Washington Nationals - I live in Twins country.... :) )
     
  7. RACJ2

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    Wow, its hard to believe the difference in HD channels on TW cable, depending on where you live. Apparently no competition from FiOS or Uverse in her area.
     
  8. evan_s

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    Cable markets seem to be horribly fragmented even for the same carrier. Not surprisingly the areas where they have competition from Fios/Uverse seem to be the best in most cases and the areas where they have no competition and/or recently acquired are the worst off.
     
  9. Reaper

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    Epix will be national. Oh, you mean "free" national cable channels - the ones absolutely polluted with commercials, that contain mostly upscaled 4:3 content (probably stretched to 16:9), and show movies edited for content (if at all). Pablum for middle America in other words.

    Choice. I believe in choice.
     
  10. loudo

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    Here where I am in Maine, Time Warner Cable only offers 1 HD HBO station, the main channel. The entire cable system only offers a total of 32 HD channels, including locals.
     
  11. Laker44

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    That's correct no competition in her area.Where lives at it's about 5 miles out of town.From what her husband told me TWC took over it when Adelphi went under.I live about 10-15 miles away from her and we have 2 cable companies in the area(Suddenlink&CAS Cable) which don't offer very many HD channels either.
    CAS Cable's HD Lineup
    270 Universal HD
    271 HGTV HD
    272 Food HD
    273 HD Theater
    274 Palladia HD
    275 Fox News HD
    276 TBS HD
    279 TBN HD
    280 ESPN HD
    281 ESPN2 HD
    282 TNT HD
    283 WTAP (NBC) HD
    284 FOX PKB HD
    285 WSAZ (NBC) HD
    286 WVAH (FOX) HD
    287 WCHS (ABC) HD
    288 WOWK (CBS) HD
    289 WPBY (PBS) HD

    Suddenlink's HD Lineup
    760 Home & Garden Television HD HD Plus Tier
    761 Food Network HD HD Plus Tier
    762 Palladia(formerly M HD) HD Plus Tier
    763 National Geographic HD HD Plus Tier *
    764 HDNet HD Plus Tier
    765 HDNet Movies HD Plus Tier
    766 Arts & Entertainment HD HD Plus Tier
    767 History HD HD Plus Tier
    773 ESPN HD HD Basic
    774 ESPN 2 HD HD Basic
    775 HD Theater HD Plus Tier
    777 HBO HD East HD Premium
    778 Showtime HD East HD Premium
    779 Cinemax HD East HD Premium
    781 WTAP-HD-NBC Parkersburg, WV HD Broadcast
    782 WOWK-HD-CBS Huntington, WV HD Broadcast
    783 WCHS-HD-ABC Charleston, WV HD Broadcast
    784 WTAP-HD-FOX Parkersburg, WV HD Broadcast
    790 Starz HD East HD Premium
    797 TNT HD HD Basic
    798 TBS HD HD Basic
     
  12. Hoosier205

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    The only premium movie channel that can manage to did it correctly all the time is HDNet movies. Showtime is in 2nd place. Starz 3rd. HBO dead last.

    http://www.dgaquarterly.org/BACKISSUES/Summer2009/InMyOpinion/tabid/720/Default.aspx
     
  13. bidger

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    That's the advantage of satellite. Of course, cable has it's advantages too, broadband, locals are a given, etc.
     
  14. Reaper

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    HDNet Movies is not a premium movie channel.

    Orginal aspect ratio is not all that important to me. As long as it is in HD and 16:9 I'm fine. If I was that anal, I would only watch Blu-ray discs.
     
  15. Hoosier205

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    I'm paying extra for it and it's a movie channel. That may not technically be a premium, but it is to me. OAR should be important to anyone who respects film and wants to view them as intended. Not to mention the fact that the picture quality of a film is severely degraded when it is cropped and zoomed. Pan and Scan is a nightmare.

    I'll respect anyone who doesn't care about OAR, but they are also the same people that these networks are catering to when they butcher a perfectly good film.

    [​IMG]
     
  16. thestaton

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    In my area TWC offers around 20 non premium hd channels (food network), and probably 20 premium hd channels (hbo). If one where to subscribe to this madness, with the HD receiver fees, hd programming fees, extra receiver fee, it was around $120 a month. WITHOUT internet.

    Cable monopolies in general have been taking advantage of smaller towns for far to long, and it's time the madness comes to an end.

    Laker44: The programming you listed is very similar to the programming offered here. It's a joke.
     
  17. dtrell

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    perennially?? not hardly...they went 16 years without being in the super bowl and 26 years without winning it...except for a couple easy roads (see seattle and arizona) in the last 3 years, thats all theyve had....jeez the patriots have had 3 within the last 10 years...id hardly call the steelers "perennial" contenders...its all cyclical, theyll fall back again soon....and when that happens you better have ST. maybe itll happen this year with "big" ben and his achilles problems and rape case.
     
  18. Reaper

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    Yeah, whip out the civil rape accusation. That'll help your argument.

    The Steelers have more Super Bowl victories than any other team, more wins over the past 33 years than any other NFL team. How do YOU define perenially great? They may not compete for a championship every year but no other team in the NFL has competed at such a high level over a longer period.

    The Steelers had the hardest schedule in the NFL last year (based upon opponent's win/loss records from the previous season). This year they have a much easier schedule. Look for them to go deep, maybe even repeat - for the THIRD time in their history.

    Personally I think that they could win a Super Bowl with Charlie Batch, or maybe even second year quarterback Dennis Dixon. This team is a cadillac, built to win.

    And how are the Brownies and the Bungles doing? They're perennially something too. Not that we Steelers fans don't appreciate that. :D
     
  19. spanishannouncetable

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  20. scoop8

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    Hey Reaper, good points, and I'm a Cowboys fan :eek2: It took me a while to recover from that Super Bowl loss in '79 during the Staubach / Bradshaw years, but I liked watching the Cower years and I respect Mike Tomlin big-time, also the owner family.
     

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