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DTV failed to launch their promised local HD channels across the nation and today was a big showcase of their failure.....Millions of their subscribers did not have the 2008 Olympic Opening in HD, while their neighbors with cable did.

I wonder if DTV would have had their act together and had local HD delivered, if they would not have been a more visible sponser of the 2008 Olympics.

This has been one of the greatest build ups to a Olympic event that I can remember and DTV failed on a national scale.
 

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Alan Gordon said:
:confused: :confused: :confused: :confused: :confused: :confused: :confused:

That made no sense at all...

Did DirecTV promise you your HD-LIL by now? They didn't promise me mine by now...

~Alan
Not all DTV subscribers had the chance to view the Opening Ceremony in HD.
 

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DirecTV never promised to launch any channels prior to the Olympics..... don't see how they can fail to do something they never promised to do in the first place.

As for the OP, New Orleans has had HD-LIL's for over a year now, we got to see the opening ceremonies in HD.
 

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cajunbug said:
Not all DTV subscribers had the chance to view the Opening Ceremony in HD.
Not all DirecTV subscribers cared about the Olympics, or HD either. What's your point?

cajunbug said:
of course they did. they do it every day.....promise, promise.
Do you have a link to where they promised you your HD-LIL?

~Alan
 

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say-what said:
DirecTV never promised to launch any channels prior to the Olympics..... don't see how they can fail to do something they never promised to do in the first place.

As for the OP, New Orleans has had HD-LIL's for over a year now, we got to see the opening ceremonies in HD.
As have we. In fact we 8 of them carried in HD by direct.
 

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DodgerKing said:
There were no promises of any lil's today or this weeks. In fact most are supposed to be launched within the next few months. They have said this and have never said anything different.
I am not referring to the recent launch of d-11, but to their continued marketing over the last year or so of "working" to deliver......

I am just saying that they could have had a big delivery tonight if they had got it right!!

And if they would have been able to light up the nation with LIL HD then I bet they would have been able to say...."Hey, look at us.....we got Olympics in HD for every channel for everybody who wants it!!"""

And that would have been a big marketing hit.
 

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cajunbug said:
I am not referring to the recent launch of d-11, but to their continued marketing over the last year or so of "working" to deliver......

I am just saying that they could have had a big delivery tonight if they had got it right!!

And if they would have been able to light up the nation with LIL HD then I bet they would have been able to say...."Hey, look at us.....we got Olympics in HD for every channel for everybody who wants it!!"""

And that would have been a big marketing hit.
So IOW you have no proof of a broken promise?
 

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cajunbug said:
I am not referring to the recent launch of d-11, but to their continued marketing over the last year or so of "working" to deliver......

I am just saying that they could have had a big delivery tonight if they had got it right!!

And if they would have been able to light up the nation with LIL HD then I bet they would have been able to say...."Hey, look at us.....we got Olympics in HD for every channel for everybody who wants it!!"""

And that would have been a big marketing hit.
They could have provided FREE TV service to everyone as well, and that would have been a BIG marketing hit as well. Every day they fail to do this is a missed opportunity...

~Alan
 

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say-what said:
DirecTV never promised to launch any channels prior to the Olympics..... don't see how they can fail to do something they never promised to do in the first place.

As for the OP, New Orleans has had HD-LIL's for over a year now, we got to see the opening ceremonies in HD.
Say-what,

sorry for misleading you....My profile says NOLA, but I am actually in the Morgan City area....I had changed my profile to reflect my support of the region after the storm....

I am in the Baton Rouge DMA...so no HD LIL.
 

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Alan Gordon said:
They could have provided FREE TV service to everyone as well, and that would have been a BIG marketing hit as well. Every day they fail to do this is a missed opportunity...

~Alan
We agree on that! :lol:
 

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just order the hd extra pack and quitcha*****in. first 3 months are generally free and Universal will be carrying it plus channels 750 and above are direct nbc feeds.
 

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cajunbug said:
I am not referring to the recent launch of d-11, but to their continued marketing over the last year or so of "working" to deliver......

I am just saying that they could have had a big delivery tonight if they had got it right!!

And if they would have been able to light up the nation with LIL HD then I bet they would have been able to say...."Hey, look at us.....we got Olympics in HD for every channel for everybody who wants it!!"""

And that would have been a big marketing hit.
The launch of D11 has everything to with it. DirecTV can't magically give everyone their locals. To deliver them, they need the satellite space, which until very recently they didn't have. They are doing exactly what you claim they advertise, "working to deliver."
 

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Not whining , just a fact, Directv promised locals for my area "by the end of 2006", it was in an official press release. Alot of things could factor in, but if they weren't dotted and crossed, they shouldn't have announced it.
 

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Are you guys able to receive your Local OTA with an Antenna? I don't receive my Locals in HD via Direct TV but what I witnessed tonight in HD was Amazing, and didn't have to pay for it.
 
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