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Old 06-03-03, 12:53 PM   #1
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Discovery-HD, HDNET Movies and ESPN-HD on DirecTV starting July 1

Part of DirecTV's new HD package for $10.99 a month

http://biz.yahoo.com/bw/030603/35747_1.html
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Old 06-03-03, 12:55 PM   #2
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... hops around office ...

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WOOOOOOO HOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Old 06-03-03, 01:01 PM   #3
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My only hope is that they incorporate the pricing structure into something similar to the Total Choice Premiere Platinum Uber Ultimate Vista Criterion el Gigante package.

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Old 06-03-03, 01:18 PM   #4
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Old 06-03-03, 02:11 PM   #5
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How about:

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Old 06-03-03, 02:18 PM   #6
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Old 06-03-03, 02:58 PM   #7
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WTF is wrong with Dishnetwork. Charlie claims he is the 'leader' in HDTV. Yet Directv has one-upped him again. Come on, Dish, get your act together and announce an HD package soon!
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Old 06-03-03, 03:40 PM   #8
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To access HDTV channels, consumers may purchase any HDTV set with a built-in DIRECTV® Receiver or a DIRECTV-enabled high-definition set-top receiver, and a single 18 x 20- or 18 x 24-inch multi-satellite dish with three LNBs.
So how many LNBs do you need to have both HDTV and an SDTV DirecTiVo? Five?? For one TV??
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Old 06-03-03, 04:59 PM   #9
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Well, three LNB's. One each for the 101, 110 and 119 birds. The new 18x20 has them ready to go, which I have. That will cover all your STB's...I have a DirecTiVo, an Ultimate TV, a Hughes HD receiver, and older RCA receiver and an older Hughes receiver all running off the one dish. (Let's see...that's three receivers hooked up to the HDTV, one in the bedroom, and one in the bathroom. Maybe I need one in the kitchen too?) And I'm in a single bedroom apartment...maybe that many STB's is overkill? No way!

And sign me up for the new package! I've been wanting to cancel HBO since they're not showing Sopranos, Six Feet Under & Curb Your Enthusiasm right now anyway, and they canceled Dennis Miller. Looks like I now have the incentive! This is very good news!

Now if we can just get a HD DirecTiVo, I'll be a happy camper! (But much lighter in the wallet)

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Old 06-03-03, 07:29 PM   #10
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Old 06-03-03, 08:16 PM   #11
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I wonder if I will still get HBO HD and HD Net for free like I do right now. I need to get the third LNB. Das I have a question for you how do you handle your Tivo and HD DirecTV?
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Old 06-03-03, 09:00 PM   #12
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Great news. Now I'll have channels other then PBS to flip to when I get bored of what's on. (those arial trips to Greece are mesmerizing!)
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Old 06-03-03, 09:22 PM   #13
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Das I have a question for you how do you handle your Tivo and HD DirecTV?
I kinda like to know that too.

The HDTiVo's come out later this year, right?
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Old 06-03-03, 11:08 PM   #14
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I kinda like to know that too.

The HDTiVo's come out later this year, right?

That is what I hear.
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Old 06-04-03, 12:41 AM   #15
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• Quoth BigDaddy •
Das I have a question for you how do you handle your Tivo and HD DirecTV?



Gently.

Actually, the cerebral implant does most of the work. I just plug the PCU (primary control unit) into the base of my next, initialize the thought-matrix, and I'm good to go.

Perhaps you could rephrase the question? I'm not sure what you're asking. The DirecTiVo isn't HD, so there's really nothing I can do about it until the HDs come out. I have the triple LNB setup like steelcurtain mentioned. That signal runs through a multiswitch, and then I run two multiswitched lines to my DirecTiVo and another to my HD receiver. Both devices get the data from all 3 sats, but the DirecTiVo (and my other SD receivers) doesn't have access to the HD channels, and wouldn't know how to process them if it did.

So, I have to watch HD programming ... *gulp* ... live. Those days are numbered, though. Soon, I will no longer be constrained by such things, and the world will be mine!!!! mwuhahahaha

OK, maybe not, but it'll be [Cartman] hella cool, guys [/Cartman].

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Old 06-04-03, 06:07 AM   #16
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So, I have to watch HD programming ... *gulp* ... live. Those days are numbered, though.
That's what I thought. Thanks das.



Live?? --shudder--
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Old 06-04-03, 10:51 AM   #17
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Das I have a question for you how do you handle your Tivo and HD DirecTV?



Gently.

Actually, the cerebral implant does most of the work. I just plug the PCU (primary control unit) into the base of my next, initialize the thought-matrix, and I'm good to go.

Perhaps you could rephrase the question? I'm not sure what you're asking. The DirecTiVo isn't HD, so there's really nothing I can do about it until the HDs come out. I have the triple LNB setup like steelcurtain mentioned. That signal runs through a multiswitch, and then I run two multiswitched lines to my DirecTiVo and another to my HD receiver. Both devices get the data from all 3 sats, but the DirecTiVo (and my other SD receivers) doesn't have access to the HD channels, and wouldn't know how to process them if it did.

So, I have to watch HD programming ... *gulp* ... live. Those days are numbered, though. Soon, I will no longer be constrained by such things, and the world will be mine!!!! mwuhahahaha

OK, maybe not, but it'll be [Cartman] hella cool, guys [/Cartman].

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That was what I was trying to ask. Thanks. I am tempted to wait till the HD Tivo comes out.
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Old 06-04-03, 10:59 AM   #18
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Old 06-04-03, 11:39 AM   #19
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If I were to do things over, I'd wait until the HDTiVo comes out. I spent around $500 on the HD STB, and I just can't handle watching live TV, so it doesn't get used much, and at this point doesn't seem to be a good investment. However, I did utilize the HD once per week on HBO when Six Feet Under was on.
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Old 06-04-03, 11:55 AM   #20
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Sooooo, what's the HDirecTiVo going to cost?
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Old 06-04-03, 01:09 PM   #21
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cmon dish cmon dish i wanna get a hd-tv and get my channels in hd too.

I just got a dish and I am very happy with it. I get a great signal strength too.

I wish dish would get on the ball.
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Old 06-30-03, 08:54 PM   #22
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Is this still happening tomorrow? I haven't seen anything about it in my mailings from directv, their website, or on the customer news channels.
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Old 06-30-03, 08:57 PM   #23
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Yup, it's still happening according to directv customers who have HD. The channel #'s are showing up in the Directv guide (anywhere between channel 70 and 90).
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Old 06-30-03, 09:58 PM   #24
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I currently get HDNET on Directv, but no channel numbers yet. Should I be concerned?
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Old 06-30-03, 11:09 PM   #25
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I currently get HDNET on Directv, but no channel numbers yet. Should I be concerned?
Here is the list of channel #'s:

HD Package
73 ESPN HD (ESPH)
76 Discovery HD (DHDT)
79 HDNet (HDN) (also on 199 until 9/1)
81 HDNet Movies (HDNM)
84 HD Special Events (SPHD) (shares capacity with HD PPV)

Other HD Programming
85 HD PPV Movies (PPVH) (shares capacity with the HD Special Events)
88 HBO HD (HBOH) (This service is mirrored to channel 509)
91 Showtime HD (SHOH) (This service is mirrored to channel 543)

If they don't yet show up in your guide, your guide probably hasn't updated yet.
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