21 New HD Channels live today (9/26)

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

  1. Mark Lopez

    Mark Lopez Just click ignore

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    The poster above indicated he had a 3 year contract. Perhaps it was his cable company. Regardless, if he wants his Tivo, he has to commit to something. Unless I misread his post

    In any case, the whole commitment thing is just a red herring the lemmings like to use when they can't find a legitimate reason to bash the HR20.
     
  2. tooloud

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    This is entirely correct, and I think the previous poster failed to note that DirecTV does indeed request your SSN when you sign up and does a hard pull on your credit if you want to be billed every month.

    That's why I chose direct-to-credit card billing. I didn't see any reason to let them ding my credit score when I wanted to put it on the card anyway.
     
  3. rmassey

    rmassey Damn, these are fun!

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    Does the concept of consumer choice ever enter into your thinking ? Yes, Tivo requires a contract. Tivo gives consumers a choice of 1,2, or 3 year contracts. D* does not. They force a two year contract on anyone that activates a new DVR, leased or purchased, new or old.

    Does the concept of limiting monthly cost enter into your thinking? A three year Tivo contact is $8.31/mo. To receive HD from D* averages near $80/mo

    Perhaps these simple concepts eluded your interpertation of my post. They happen to be important to me and I've made *my* choice to select these options as a consumer.

    If more HD content with less concern for cost and long term obligations with no choice is of value to you, then by all means make that choice. It is your right.
     
  4. incog-neato

    incog-neato ObamaGuy

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    Just to correct 1 of your points .... I have added 2 USED HR10's in the last 90 days to the 1 I have had for over 2 years and there was no added agreement. Yes, I verified it ... I am still month to month. Best part is, as (or if) they "die off" and if I decide to go over to "the dark side" they will replace them with HR20's (or whatever) at zero charge because I took their service program. And their program states "owned replaced with owned" so they would be mine to sell if I wish.


     
  5. rmassey

    rmassey Damn, these are fun!

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    and your particular situation is the exception. D*'s common practice is to automatically apply a new two year contract for all DVR activations. But i suspect you are already aware of this practice.
     
  6. RS4

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    How did you verify? Did you call and ask? One of the sneaky things DirecTV does is not put the time period on the bill. I discovered by accident that I was finished with my contract when I called for something else. Without anything it writing, it's simply your word against theirs. :mad:
     
  7. Emacee

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    What does this have to do with us?
    TiVo SR3/HD do not support DirectTV.
    DirecTivo does not do HD.
     
  8. stevel

    stevel Dumb Blond TCF Club

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    Have you looked at the title of this forum section? The TiVo powered HR10-250 does do HD, though not the new channels.
     
  9. milominderbinder

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    This should probably be two new threads...

    1 ----------------------------
    11 New HD Are Live Today:

    Comcast SportsNet Chicago HD (Channel 640)
    Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic HD (Channel 629)
    New England Sports Network/NESN HD(Channel 623)
    SportsNet New York HD (Channel 625)
    YES HD (Channel 622)
    Cinemax East (Channel 512)
    Cinemax West (Channel 514)
    HBO West (Channel 504)
    Bravo (Channel 273)
    SciFi Channel (Channel 244)
    USA Network (Channel 242)

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    HR10/H10 users had been able to see these MPEG2 spotbeams in their home markets:

    Comcast SportsNet Chicago HD (Channel 640)
    Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic HD (Channel 629)
    New England Sports Network/NESN HD(Channel 623)
    SportsNet New York HD (Channel 625)
    YES HD (Channel 622)

    It appears that the MPEG2 transmissions have been turned off and MPEG4 CONUS (COntinental US) feeds from the new D10 have replaced them.

    Can HR10/H10 owners still receive these HD spotbeams in their markets?

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    - Craig
     
  10. bonscott87

    bonscott87 Done.

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    The spotbeams were always MPEG4. HR10 could never get HD games on channel 96/97 (or 622 for example for Yes as it was full time) as they were MPEG4 delivered from the Spaceways (which the HR10 cannot see).
     
  11. incog-neato

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    Legacy equipment never got YES HD or SPORTSNET full time-HD. Mets & Yankees here in NY/NJ area were always provided on the HD locals or via Ch 95, ESPN or MSG or whatever #. They have always been Ka. In fact, never got any of the HD Sportsnets for the same reason. They are all Ka. Despite rumors, nothing existing has been turned off and nothing will be for the immediate future. One reason for that is there are millions of multi-dwelling property customers (mdu's) who can't get Ka due to the fact signal DISTRIBUTION equipment is not yet available or just trickeling out (it's in testing). They have promised not to remove any legacy programming for an unspecified amount of time but at least until well into next year. The mdu market is major market for DTV and if they kill off what is currently provided all hell will break loose.

     
  12. MikeMar

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    I said it in the other thread BUT

    New England Sports Network/NESN HD(Channel 623)

    it's been HD for a while, is it something to do w/ national or what?
     
  13. ebonovic

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    Yes...
    It is now available 24/7 nationally.
     
  14. bonscott87

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    Correct, it was spotbeam before. And DirecTV seemed to limit it to those in the Boston area only. Now it's on the national beams so anyone that is authorized to get NESN will get it including those outside the Boston area. I can get it now in Michigan. Games are still blacked out unless I have a sports package but it's now available to everyone just like the SD feed.
     
  15. CyberDC

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    I'm one of those original HR 10-250 owners that paid $1000. I later added another one for a lot less. I took the plunge to the HR-20 because I could upgrade for free and I could hold on to my HR 10-250 in case I wanted to go back. There have been some issues, but having new channels has been worth it. I agree that most of the HD content that we'll watch can also be had OTA, but it's still nice to get channels like SCI-FI in HD for some of the current shows as well as future shows.

    The big plus on all these new channels is just knowing that as new shows come out on all these various channels in HD that we're going to be able to watch them. If you have an HDTV then you're going to want to get as much HD content as you can. The HR 10 had a good run, but within the next 9 to 12 months it's going to be obsolete.
     
  16. Scooter

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    Has anyone heard rumors of Fox Sports Midwest getting placed on the to-do list (D11 perhaps)? I haven't seen that station mentioned as of yet.

    Scooter :)
     
  17. milominderbinder

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    AVS showed it on the D10 list.

    - Craig
     
  18. Scooter

    Scooter Mattress Tester

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    Ooooh!! :D :D

    That sounds nice.

    Scooter :)
     

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