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Why are there add's for AMC in HD on other HD channels with the D* channel number

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by JoeTheDragon, Oct 27, 2010.

  1. JoeTheDragon

    JoeTheDragon Hall Of Fame

    Jul 21, 2008
    Why are there add's for AMC in HD on other HD channels with the D* channel number on them at the end?

    Is this a sign that AMC HD is due soon???

    I just saw one for walking dead in HD on Syfy HD.
  2. Alan Gordon

    Alan Gordon Chancellor

    Jun 7, 2004
    Dawson, Georgia
    Probably not...

    I've seen commercials for IFC in HD doing the same way...

    I'm wanting to say I saw an HD ad for BBC America last year around the time "Torchwood: Children Of Earth" was running as well...

  3. DrZaius

    DrZaius New Member

    Jan 24, 2006
    AMC and BBCA are two channels that I cannot believe are not in HD yet on D. Two of my favorites. IFC HD would be great as well. D needs to tighten up their crap and get on the ball.
  4. shmengie

    shmengie Godfather

    Apr 12, 2007
    City of Angels
    mad men, breaking bad, and the walking dead...all in glorious sd! (yes, this horse has been thoroughly flogged. but, flogging is fun!)
  5. tonyd79

    tonyd79 Hall Of Fame

    Jul 24, 2006
    Columbia, MD
    It appears that IFC is no longer stretching non-HD programming on its HD channel. I have seen at least two movies in the last week that are not stretched. Prior to this, it was horrible unless the movie was in HD.
  6. n3ntj

    n3ntj Hall Of Fame

    Dec 18, 2006
    I find this off as well that they are advertising for an HD channel on D* that D* doesn't even carry. I would just like to see some old movies with a crisp picture in the original format (4:3 or 16:9).
  7. cebbigh

    cebbigh Icon

    Feb 27, 2005
    Sounds like false advertising unless they actually deliver.
  8. Alan Gordon

    Alan Gordon Chancellor

    Jun 7, 2004
    Dawson, Georgia
    The advertising does not state that AMC (or amc) is in HD.

    While the commercial being in in HD may be cruel to those of us looking forward to "The Walking Dead", the commercial being in HD is immaterial.

  9. cebbigh

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    Feb 27, 2005
    Ah, the add is in HD, not an add for AMCHD. Hadn't seen the add so didn't know. Thanks for the clarification.
  10. Alan Gordon

    Alan Gordon Chancellor

    Jun 7, 2004
    Dawson, Georgia
    No problem...

    It's not unusual for DirecTV to air HD commercials for channels not offered in HD on DirecTV. Odds are, the channels simply gave DirecTV SD and HD versions of the commercial, and so DirecTV inserted them as so.

    Some other examples are BBC America, IFC, The Hub, etc., etc, etc...

  11. Araxen

    Araxen Icon

    Dec 18, 2005
    There is an ad in the guide for the Walking Dead too. Too bad it's worthless since it's in SD on Directv. I'm going to have to acquire the HD version via ways I'd rather not have to resort too, but I have no choice if I want good PQ.
  12. Cable_X

    Cable_X Godfather

    Nov 12, 2007
    My favorite of all time is DirecTV having the nerve to send us a TVMail for The Walking Dead, knowing the premier will be shown in SD.
  13. Hoosier205

    Hoosier205 Active Member

    Sep 3, 2007
    The nerve? They have millions of customers who only receive SD service.
  14. domingos35

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    Jan 11, 2006
    thats directv trying to deceive :D
  15. ronsanjim

    ronsanjim Godfather

    Mar 18, 2008
    Some of these "interpretations" indicate "some" HD subscribers believe they are entitled to HD on every channel they receive.
  16. Barmat

    Barmat Godfather

    Aug 26, 2006
    Entitled, no. Want it really really bad, yes. Could care less if D* gets bent over paying for AMC HD, yes.

    I could give a rats ass how much D* makes for profit. I'm not a D* share holder. I'm a customer that wants what I want when I want it. Why do some subscribers defend D* decisions? I guess they own major stock and would like even more PPV HD to boost profitability. I all ready have netflix.
  17. MizzouTiger

    MizzouTiger Icon

    Jan 9, 2007
    Where are you watching IFC HD programming?:confused:
  18. sigma1914

    sigma1914 Well-Known Member DBSTalk Club

    Sep 5, 2006
    Allen, TX
    He has Fios, too.
  19. QuickDrop

    QuickDrop Hall Of Fame

    Jul 20, 2007
    To answer the original question,

    1. AMC is a popular channel.

    2. Other commercials are shown in HD on an HD channel; why should other channels restrict themselves?

    In addition to AMC commercials, I've recently seen Investigation Discovery programming advertising in HD on HD channels. It's possible that some channels are "forcing" the issue by showing subscribers to television services that are lagging behind in terms of HD channel content (not just DirecTV) what they are missing so they will call and complain, but it's likely that they are simply showing the appropriate commercial format for the the appropriate channel format.
  20. sigma1914

    sigma1914 Well-Known Member DBSTalk Club

    Sep 5, 2006
    Allen, TX
    Not as popular as you think...#22 of all cable networks in 2009. http://www.reuters.com/assets/print?aid=USTRE5BS0MY20091229

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