21 New HD Channels live today (9/26)

Discussion in 'DirecTV TiVo Powered PVRs & Receivers' started by bonscott87, Sep 26, 2007.

  1. Ed Campbell

    Ed Campbell New Member

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    Send back the new one, too. I'm ready to get a second one and I'm concerned about short supply.
     
  2. Mavrick22

    Mavrick22 New Member

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    They worked for me first thing yesterday morning and worked all day and are still working right now so I think that they are on and that you might have another problem. I know I have read where some have had to have Directv remove Starz from their account and then readd it for the channels to start working.
     
  3. daperlman

    daperlman check the rhime

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    So did I read those threads wrong... or would they (new channels) still work on hr10-250?

    I just switched to HR20 and its season pass feature blows... particularly when you cancel one instance of an episode of something.
     
  4. Billy66

    Billy66 Again with shoelaces

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    I can't really decipher your SL complaint, but no the new channels will not work on the HR10-250.
     
  5. daperlman

    daperlman check the rhime

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    So we got that going for us..
    Re: season pass on HR20
    IOW let's say you have a season pass for Weeds (same ep on showtime a bunch of times in 72 hour period). It is scheduled for 10pm tonight... but when the sw asks you if it is ok to change over to record it, you say "no - stay on current channel" cause you are watching something. Tivo SP would have just grabbed thee next instance of that ep of weeds (when there wasn't a conflict) HR20 often just skips that week of the show.
     
  6. joelq

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    It appears they already are in short supply. I'm hearing stories from folks in my area that were supposed to be installed this week but got a call from DirecTV postponing because of a shortage on the equipment.

    They are being told October 24th as a date they might have more.
     
  7. hiker

    hiker S.o.N.Y.D.a.C.

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    Does anyone know if the 2007 NFL games carried on NFL Network HD (1st game on 11/22) will be mpeg4 only?
     
  8. xtc

    xtc New Member

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    Yeah I realized that later and called DirecTV and they did that. They're on now.
     
  9. HiDefGator

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    Since the channel is mpeg4 I would assume that anything carried on it will also be mpeg4 only.
     
  10. hiker

    hiker S.o.N.Y.D.a.C.

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    IIRC, last season they were carried in mpeg2 on chan 95 so I guess we will have to see. I have NFL ST/SF - the games should be included even though they are not on a Sunday.
     
  11. rmassey

    rmassey Damn, these are fun!

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    In honor of this historical HD event, I called D* Yesterday to cancel my account ( which I suspended in June).

    When they asked why, I said " No Tivo, no Customer". They went into the ..."well but we offer the HR20, which is just as good, blah, blah, blah...." I finally shut up the rep to get on with the cancellation when I said Look, I have two S3 Tivos with three yr contracts, cancel the account.

    Frankly, I am really gald to be done with D* - their business model of tying to get all customer up to $100/mo bill and endless 2 yr contracts was getting old.

    Y'all enjoy your new HD content. That's what it's all about anyway. Rock on
     
  12. wolflord11

    wolflord11 Lord of Darkness

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    You are sounding like one of the Cable Crowd now. Why do people just not face the facts. Directv will be the leader in HD very very soon. Offering many more channels than anyone else.

    Yes it is even better than FIOS!

    And it is very very good Picture quality. Even the News looks more interesting!

    The end is coming closer for the HR10-250. Let it die a graceful Death.
     
  13. hiker

    hiker S.o.N.Y.D.a.C.

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    No, not really. I do have Comcast and an S3, but I've been with D* since '94 and will stay until NFL ST is not an exclusive. I have 8 HR10's to switch over so I'm waiting until I'm forced.

    I'm skeptical about mpeg4 PQ. I tried DISH mpeg4 (622 DVR) and it didn't come close to OTA or Cable HD PQ. Have not seen D*'s mpeg4 but have read reports about poor PQ on locals here in my area.
     
  14. sjberra

    sjberra New Member

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    Think they are talking about the new NFL Network HD that is included in the new MPEG4 channels - on channel 212
     
  15. wolflord11

    wolflord11 Lord of Darkness

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    Remember Directv is also in the middle of a major upgrade: Birds, New Channels, Equipment etc.

    So it will be some time before everything is finished with.

    Our Locals were poor here, but lately they have been great except for one channel, and thats the main one I view the most... lol.
     
  16. HiDefGator

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    In over 10 years with DirecTV they have called me maybe 6 times to try to sell me showtime. How exactly did they try to get your bill to $100/month? Clearly they are neglecting me and I want something done about it.
     
  17. rmassey

    rmassey Damn, these are fun!

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    OK $100 is an exageration. But when I suspended in June my bill was $59 with no HD Pkg, No premium Pkg, not even total choice plus.

    So what is the average cost of D* programming required to get the new HD programming. My guess is somewhere near $70-80/mo. Close enough to $100.

    My Tivo bill for 1 S3 and 1 THD is $15.26/mo and analog cable is 0$ with my HSI service.
     
  18. JRAllas

    JRAllas Spoiled by Tivo

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    You'd be damn lucky if content on CNN was true!
     
  19. bonscott87

    bonscott87 Done.

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    Hmmmm. I didn't realize Tivo dropped their 1, 2 and 3 year contracts. ;) Rock on!
     

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