Hew HD Channels Delayed

Discussion in 'DirecTV TiVo Powered PVRs & Receivers' started by tuncer, Sep 18, 2007.

  1. tuncer

    tuncer New Member

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    Just got off the phone with DTV (just got new HR20's and was activating them). During the activation, the operator got handed a note that said the new HD channels that were supposed to roll out tomorrow have been delayed. No word on when but she said probably by a few days.
     
  2. JimSpence

    JimSpence Just hangin'

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    This hasn't been reported on DBSTalk.
     
  3. uppitycracker2

    uppitycracker2 New Member

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    I just got off the phone with a tech support CSR and there are 35 new channels launched tomorrow the 19th.
     
  4. litzdog911

    litzdog911 TechKnow Guide

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    I just got off the phone with a tech support CSR and they said the sun will rise tomorrow :)

    Don't you just love the hype and anticipation!
     
  5. willardcpa

    willardcpa QUASI-OMNISCIENT

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    Hype and Aunt Icipation, the newest duo to hit the Catskills!! :cool:
     
  6. dswallow

    dswallow Save the ModeratŠ¾r TCF Club

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    Long...
    Is that tomorrow here or tomorrow in India or someplace else? Is it tomorrow anywhere yet?
     
  7. Bitz69

    Bitz69 New Member

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    A CSR just told me that aliens stole the satellite!
     
  8. HomieG

    HomieG Nowhere Man...

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    Somewhere...
    That's spin for "we're stealing all the pixels we can so your HD will really look like SD when we let you look at it, but we told you for months that it would be HD so you'll think it really is HD..."
     
  9. tuncer

    tuncer New Member

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    Guys, i have no reason to lie. I spent 20 minutes with her on the phone and at one point her supervisor handed her that note. She read it and said there would be a slight delay. She then covered her mic and asked him how long. He said he didn't know. Then she came back on the phone and told me the bad news. I hope it's not true...we'll see tomorrow I guess.
     
  10. VegasVic

    VegasVic Craps Player

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    They pass notes to the CSR's? Ok...
     
  11. dwette

    dwette New Member

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    Yes, and very naughty ones at that.
     
  12. tnedator

    tnedator New Member

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    That's what I was just thinking. The supervisors walking around to their whole call center handing out little notes?
     
  13. jfalkingham

    jfalkingham Member

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    I just called DTV and a CSR told me that the new HD channels will only be available when the new DirecTV HR-TivoS3 is released by end of year. This new combined mpeg 4 capable receiver will feature a 4 terabyte drive, so plenty of storage. They said you can use the code HDVR4U to receive it for only a $99 lease fee. :eek: :p

    I'll be watching my new HD channels tomorrow morning :D
     
  14. Xandor

    Xandor New Member

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    As much as I wished they still kept Tivo, that's funny!

    I'll be enjoying new HD channels when I get home tomorrow too.
     
  15. fasTLane

    fasTLane Member

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    How are the new HD channels doing today?
     
  16. jfalkingham

    jfalkingham Member

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    All hail Tuncer ;)

    Seriously, I apologize for doubting what you reported. Sometimes its hard to take the reality pill! Everyone - give it up for the man brave enough to tell us we are all wrong. :(
     
  17. TonyTheTiger

    TonyTheTiger Pro Troll Magnet

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    No-one's accusing you of lying. I personally have no doubt it happened just the way you said.

    Unfortunately, most of us here have played CSR roulette and are fully aware that a lot of them actually know nothing or are full of misinformation.

    We tend to take any unconfirmed story from them with a grain of salt until proven otherwise.
     
  18. tuncer

    tuncer New Member

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    Well, mind you, I should say that I didn't speak to a CSR. I got passed onto a higher department because of issues activating my new receivers.
     
  19. JimSpence

    JimSpence Just hangin'

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    We don't doubt what you were told, just who told it to you. :)
     
  20. alwayscool

    alwayscool Former P3 Tester

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    CSR = don't believe anything they say!

    P.S. I have some swamp land for sale in Florida if you are interested.
     

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