DirecTV & HDTV survey

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  1. Mark Wolverton

    Mark Wolverton Stunt Coordinator

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    Last night I got a call from DirecTV. They were checking with HDTV/DTV users. Apparently they are getting ready to add several new channels on the 110 sattlelite. He didn't say what channels but, he did did ask about my locals OTA. I hope they bring on the networks or local HD stations. I would be stoaked!
     
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    ESPN HD!!!!!!!!
     
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    They don't have the bandwidth to do the locals in HD.

    Probably ESPN and maybe DiscoveryHD.
     
  4. Steve Schaffer

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    Long threads about this over at AVS.

    Apparently this survey's been going on for a month or more. DirecTV calling to find out if customers have the triple LNB setup necessary to get all the HD channels in anticipation of adding a few new ones.

    They apparently want to avoid the problem that occurred when Showtime HD was added last year. Prior to Showtime all the HD channels were available with the oval dish and 2 lnbs, but Showtime was on the third satellite and needed the extra "Sat-C" kit.

    DirecTV, as usual, gave no information ahead of time that Showtime was coming so everyone had to hussle to get the necessary equipment.

    This time around they're surveying to make sure everyone's already equipped and giving folks a chance to upgrade to the SAt-C kit ahead of new channels coming.

    The rumor is that there will be a new HD package including HDNet (already free with any total choice package), HDNet Movies--an all-HD movie channel, Discovery HD, and ESPN-HD for $10 a month.

    Mark Cuban has made deals with several major studios for HD movies, and has pledged never to use HDCP.
     
  5. Mark Wolverton

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    I guess I'll have to get my Sat C working. I got the kit when Showtime HD came out on DirecTV. Never got it to work. Didn't really care at the time.

    ESPN-HD would be worth the effort. I'm not into sports but I will watch hockey in HD and be mesmerized.

    - kim
     
  7. Mark Wolverton

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    HDNET shows some hockey ih HD and it is killer!
     
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    I have heard through a website (televisionrumors.com? something that sounds totally unreliable) That DTV will be no longer giving HDnet for free. Rahter, they would be bundling HDnet, Discovery HD and hopefully EspnHD for $10 month.
     
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    This is great news as I just joined the ranks of HDTV viewers wit my SONY 65" 16X9 HD set. I got the DirecTV upgrade recently and am blown away by the quality of HD. I would happily pay more for additional HD channels.

    Bring them all on![​IMG]
     

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