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Winter Olympics on MSNBC in HD not on DirecTV

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by MrSmartyA, Feb 19, 2010.

  1. Feb 19, 2010 #1 of 234
    MrSmartyA

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    I am normally a very patient person, but I really had it with DirecTV's hype, deceiptions and under-delivery of real HD content! (how about spending less or no money on all those celebrity DIRECTV TV commercials?)

    Example: Today alone are 2 men;s Hockey games on MSNBC-HD (Belarus vs Sweden and Finland vs Germany) and I have to suffer watching them on DIRECTV in UGLY, UGLY, UGLY SDTV.

    And don't even get me started about the VersusHD issue. If you are a Hockey fan and subscribe to DirecTV you are SOL. It really sucks. I can't stand it anymore.

    Hockey in SD is horrific. Every single second of hockey in SD is painful to watch. It's so bad that I watch it on my 26" HDTV set, instead on one of my big screen's.

    And the more DIRECTV is blatantly ignoring it's loyal high-bill paying customers (like me) the more the anger is rising in me. My monthly DIRECTV bill is around $180 plus add HD Sunday ticket costs to the mix.

    MSBNC-HD should be turned on immediately on DIRECTV. Make it NOW!. Turn off one of your damn HD PPV channels to make it happen.

    End of rant.
     
  2. Feb 19, 2010 #2 of 234
    sigma1914

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    Feel better?
     
  3. Feb 19, 2010 #3 of 234
    MrSmartyA

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    No, problem is still unresolved.
     
  4. Feb 19, 2010 #4 of 234
    Avder

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    Well, the other 12 of us certainly feel for you, but hockey fans just are not a big enough demographic for D* to give much of a damn.
     
  5. Feb 19, 2010 #5 of 234
    sigma1914

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    The channel won't likely be here before the Olympics ends, so not much can be done.
     
  6. Feb 19, 2010 #6 of 234
    jcrandall

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    There's alot more than 12.

    Sunday night there will be thousands, hundreds of thousands even, Canada vs USA is on MSNBC. Yes, many Americans still like hockey.
     
  7. Feb 19, 2010 #7 of 234
    beachmonkey

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    If you have seen my posts starting about a week before the Olympics, you will see I have been quite vocal on this issue. More than anything, we have caught DirecTV lying through their teeth. Several of us here have been yapping our displeasure with the problem.
     
  8. Feb 19, 2010 #8 of 234
    LarryFlowers

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    Note to Mods:

    We already have sufficient MSNBC not in HD threads for BeachMonkey to call DirecTV liars in.. do we need another?
     
  9. Feb 19, 2010 #9 of 234
    MrSmartyA

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    Unfortunately not, I was trying to get as much work done for my small BIZ ahead of the Olympics as possible. But appreciate the effort.


    Speaking of not enough hockey fans in the US, AFAIK the 2010 NHL Winter Classics game in Boston had some pretty good ratings on NBC!


    Hockey is a popular sport in many regions and cities in the US, it's just that the NHL don't know how to run (going into the wrong markets: Phoenix, Tampa, Atlanta, etc... and leaving out traditional Canadian markets, or Cleveland, Milwaukee, Hartford or Seattle) and promote it (i.e. Versus having most of the broadcasting rights).


    Off course DirecTV is lying and manipulating the public: "200 HD channel capacity". That new Satellite is not even operational.
     
  10. Feb 19, 2010 #10 of 234
    sigma1914

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    Not even operational? :lol: It's currently under testing at 76 degrees. http://www.dbstalk.com/showthread.php?t=164555
     
  11. Feb 19, 2010 #11 of 234
    MrSmartyA

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    Do you receive any channels from the new Satellite?

    Do you work for DirecTV? You sound like an apologist.
     
  12. Feb 19, 2010 #12 of 234
    sigma1914

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    I disprove your non operational claim & now I'm a Directv employee & apologist? Hilarious. Read that thread and follow some others around here & you'll learn a lot.
     
  13. Feb 19, 2010 #13 of 234
    Avder

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    Question for you: Do you know anything about technology deployment? Whenever you do any kind of big upgrade in a business setting the first thing you need to do after you bring something online is make sure it works. Whenever a big business decides to upgrade its computers to the latest generation the first thing they do is get a few, set up a test environment, and they let the computer guys go nuts and make sure that everything they need to work still works, and works reliably.

    In this case, the sat is operational. Just because it is operational does not mean it is ready for general use. Thats what the testing is for. Over the next few weeks that sat is going to be subjected to test after test that will test its operational quality to make sure that everything really is working and that it should continue to work. Would you rather they just launched it to its final position, started broadcasting channels, and then a few days, weeks, months later some of the transponders start acting wonky?

    An ounce of prevention really is worth a pound of cure. I want my new HD channels now, same as everyone else, but I dont want them to just fling them at us via an untested piece of hardware.
     
  14. Feb 19, 2010 #14 of 234
    njblackberry

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    Which will have a bigger draw Sunday? Hockey or Nascar.
     
  15. Feb 19, 2010 #15 of 234
    Stuart Sweet

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    Folks, let's be polite to each other. Please.
     
  16. Feb 20, 2010 #16 of 234
    kenmoo

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    I think every one is missing the big point in this discussion. Why are we talking about D12? The Olympics are a special event that takes place every 2 years. Why can't DirecTV use channel bandwidth that was used for NFL coverage to broadcast MSNBC in HD for 2 weeks? I'm sure they could work out a temporary contract for the transmission rights. I'm not a big hockey fan but I do watch USA in Olympics hockey competition and I'm sure there's a lot more subs out there that feel the same way. I think DirecTV is blowing this big time. Is it all about PFV revenue?
     
  17. Feb 20, 2010 #17 of 234
    tyrok3k

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    I bet a temporary deal couldn't be made as NBCU was probably banking on the Olympics to get MSNBC HD added permanently to every cable provider in the country. Though I remember during the 2008 Olympics I had Time Warner and they added USAHD temporarily, so I could be wrong.
     
  18. Feb 20, 2010 #18 of 234
    kaa1954

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    2/3 of super Sunday will be in SD. I honestly thought those days were behind us. There is no excuse for this DirectTV. You saw this coming & did nothing about it. I am very dissapointed.
     
  19. Feb 20, 2010 #19 of 234
    kaa1954

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    NBC (Comcast) is also to fault here. They knew exactly what position they were putting DirecTV in by putting Curling on CNBC instead of Hockey. Or maybe I have it wrong....maybe Curling is more popular than Hockey.
     
  20. Feb 20, 2010 #20 of 234
    kaa1954

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    It's sad that this is probably the only thread about this on the entire internet. And NO! I don't feel any better.
     

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