21 New HD Channels live today (9/26)

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

  1. nrc

    nrc Cracker Soul

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    When some of us originally subscribed to DirecTV you could purchase your equipment and pay $29.95 or $39.95 a month for an excellent lineup of channels with no commitments and quality unavailable virtually anywhere else. The expense was easy to justify.

    Today the average bill is close to $100. Cable has in most cases closed the gap in quality and there are other options for content. With my cable/internet bundle I can roll in the cost of TiVo amortize my S3 purchase over 3 years and still be paying less than with DirecTV and separate internet.

    The TiVolution will not be broadcast via satellite.
     
  2. rmassey

    rmassey Damn, these are fun!

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    Easy, I sold my D* HW and this more than covered the cost of the THD. That's why I left it out of my calculations. I also got a full refund from CCity due to their crappy ext warranty which they canceled, so essentially I used two HDVR2s for 4 years, was refunded the full purchase price + ext warranty cost and then I sold them on ebay and made money. this offset the THD price and then some.
     
  3. Jebberwocky!

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    why do you care, just curious
     
  4. Billy66

    Billy66 Again with shoelaces

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    I think this thread is about new channels and how they can't be viewed on legacy equipment including the TiVo powered Directv receivers. It's quite relevant.


    Plus as has been mentioned time and again, many on this forum aren't of the "us or them" mentality with our consumer electronics and actually use both. Go figure.
     
  5. rmassey

    rmassey Damn, these are fun!

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    You first ;)
     
  6. Jebberwocky!

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    is this third grade :D
     
  7. stevel

    stevel Dumb Blond TCF Club

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    Perhaps this forum should hang out a sign from the treehouse labeled "No Stinky HR20 Owners Allowed!!!"
     
  8. RS4

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    That was really funny and I enjoyed it. But I must admit that I certainly question the OP's motive. He knows that the HR10-250 cannot get the new mpeg4 signals so why even bother posting in a Tivo forum at all. I finally decided that it was just bragging and let it go at poor taste. After all, he's bound to know that it's going to upset folks more then anything else.
     
  9. bonscott87

    bonscott87 Done.

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    Actually no. This used to be *the* place for DirecTV info in general. Unfortunately it no longer is but many people still come here for that. The post was to head off at the pass the eventual dozen or so threads from confused people asking why they can't tune into Animal Planet HD on their HR10. This one thread answers that question. Unfortunately it once against regresses into a "mine is better then yours" debate.

    At least the thread in the Happy Hour was civil and full of people asking questions and people providing information. No attacks, no "DirecTV is evil" or "DirecTV is best" postings. Just information. But of course in this forum we can have none of that. :( Kinda sad how far this forum has fallen. Really is.

    I guess you still don't realize that no matter how much you kick and scream the HR10 just can't be used for the new HD. And if you had listened to the DirecTV presentation to Liberty you'd see that their entire future in advanced services is built around the HR20/HR21 (for good or ill, you decide). There is no Tivo in the future plans, even for Liberty. If Tivo were in the future plans I'd think the presentation would have gone much differently. But hey, interpret it for yourself however you like.

    Oh well, I tried. Guess I'll just slink off into the distance again and remain behind the scenes, that should make you quite happy.
     
  10. Mark Lopez

    Mark Lopez Just click ignore

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    Perhaps because he said

    and

    and some people found it amusing that someone would gripe about a two year contract but praise their 3 year one.
     
  11. Jebberwocky!

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    not to mention spending more on a reviever than the committment would cost them if they decided to leave DTV
     
  12. jrock

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    Besides that the commitment is a Joke. They don't have your social security number so they can't do anything to your credit rating and all they can do is keep sending you bills that you don't have to pay. Only down side of breaking a commitment and not paying is they won't let you re-open an account at the same address with the same name until you pay what is due but if you use someone elses name or move to a different address it will be a whole new account in the future.
     
  13. incog-neato

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    Are you sure they don't have your SS#? Now they require the full SS# or they will charge you $200 or $300 cash payment up front for standard or advanced equipment (credited back at $5/month but not refundable) and previously they had the last 4 of the SS# on the signed agreements which is all they would need for collections. Pretty sure it also states in what one signs that you may be sent to collections for non-payment.

     
  14. beartrap

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    They don't need your SSN to "do anything to your credit rating." Your name and address will do just fine, thank you.
     
  15. jrock

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    Well at least with the cell phone company commitments I have never had any issues other than them sending me bills. I have had Sprint, SBC, Nextel, and now I am finally at Verizon and each time I left before a commitment was up all they have done is send me bills over and over. I joined DirecTV in 2002 and all I did was fill out a form from some internet installation place that had free deals but they never asked for a social security number. It may be a new thing they do now. I never give out my ss# to any online company. If they have a form that asks for it and it won't let you go on I just put in a fake #. It worked for the cell phone and electric company.
     
  16. nrc

    nrc Cracker Soul

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    It's not anymore. The sooner the folks interested in DirecTV discussion realize that the better off they'll be. They need to move on and leave this forum for those who are interested in using it for it's intended purpose.

    There are some here who routinely insult TiVo owners in their own forum for wanting to keep their preferred DVR, but you're bothered by attacks on DirecTV. Sad, indeed.

    Look at the bright side, instead of stirring up anthills you can spend your time enjoying your DVR and programming source of choice. I know I am. :D
     
  17. nrc

    nrc Cracker Soul

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    TiVo doesn't require a three year commitment. in fact, you can get a TiVo box, try it out, and if you don't like it you can send it back and get your money back. If you decide to keep it, you only have to commit to one year.

    You can't do any of that with a DirecTV DVR.
     
  18. rmassey

    rmassey Damn, these are fun!

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    BINGO - :up:
     
  19. sjberra

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    Don't bet your credit score on that one
     
  20. milominderbinder

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    Back to topic, the 21 New HD Channels?

    Which of the new channels has surprised you the most?

    For us, we were just stunned yesterday by the Picture Quality of the Big Ten Network HD (220).

    Watching the Ilini win was great but seeing it in amazing HD was the bomb. It wasn't just the picture detail, it was the color depth that equaled the best OTA or Discovery HD Theater have to offer.

    But Smithsonian HD will be what I will use in the future to show off the HD. It is just the best. Wow. Every show is HD and just amazing.

    Discovery Channel HD is also stunning. Winged Migration was as good as the program I had recorded some time ago on Discovery HD Theater. And Cari Byron is everything you had hoped on Mythbusters.

    One of the biggest surprises was CNN HD. The graphics are exceptional.

    And the biggest surprise has to be the Weather Channel. The SD maps and graphics "On The 8's" has appeared at times to be a throw-back to the old CGA 32x240. YouTube is better resolution than some of the SD maps.

    But the graphics and maps in the Weather Channel HD show what is possible. If only Cliff Claven could see his weather babes in HD...

    We are also looking forward to watching the Cubs in HD on TBS HD next week.

    Real HD and the Cubbies make the playoff all in one week!

    - Craig
     

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