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Old 06-25-07, 06:35 AM
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As much as I love my Series 3 TiVo, I've always been pretty annoyed that it's completely focused on being a Cable-only receiver.

With this new announcement, I hope those rumors of a new DirecTV/TiVo box come true.
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Old 06-25-07, 07:49 AM
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Originally Posted by Amel
this is what I want to know

I already have the 5 lnb dish and the new HD dvr. I hope they get all the locals in hd here, we have some, but not all. And some just isn't cutting it.
In one of the many conversations Ive had with DTV over billing disputes in recieving my HD-DVR's (I have 2 when they normally dont allow that in the system) I was told that the price of the HD package would not go up, granted it was a CSR but that IS what I was told... we already pay for the channels as part of the regular package of channels, the upgrade to HD cost SHOULD be minimal (in this case 10 a month)... I look at it like this I get the HD package (which doesnt include premium channels), Im also getting HBO and Showtime which I pay for seperately a month, by doing that, we get those in HD for free without paying extra... I look at the 10 bucks as cost of some of the new HD dedicated channels such as HDnet, all these new HD channels in the fall are upgrades of what we already shell out tons of money for in the first place... we shouldnt have to pay for them twice

My biggest choice will be whether to switch from Showtime to Starz again

I too have trouble watching any non hd programs at this moment, esp on my 61" tv...

I seroisly thing DTV is through with tivo, the new HD-DVRs are nice, a love the commercial scan button
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Old 06-25-07, 08:01 AM
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Are there any plans for Dish expanding their HD lineup anytime soon to compete with this?
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Old 06-25-07, 08:29 AM
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Originally Posted by Chew
As much as I love my Series 3 TiVo, I've always been pretty annoyed that it's completely focused on being a Cable-only receiver.

With this new announcement, I hope those rumors of a new DirecTV/TiVo box come true.
There's rumors of a new DirecTV/TiVo box? Where did you see these?
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Old 06-25-07, 08:33 AM
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Originally Posted by Phod
There's rumors of a new DirecTV/TiVo box? Where did you see these?
Here's some comments that helped start the rumors:
TiVo Inc. said on Monday it sees an improved relationship with DirecTV Group after the satellite television provider is taken over by media mogul John Malone's Liberty Media Corp.

TiVo Chief Executive Tom Rogers said the outcome would be "positive" once the $11 billion exchange of cash and assets between Malone and Rupert Murdoch's News Corp is completed. News Corp currently owns a controlling stake in DirecTV and the deal to exchange its stake and other assets is expected to close later this year.

DirecTV said in Aug. 2005 that it would stop marketing TiVo digital video recorders to its customers focusing on boxes made by its News Corp sister company NDS.
http://asia.news.yahoo.com/070604/3/32w21.html
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Old 06-25-07, 09:03 AM
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If I could get an HD TiVo I'd switch to DirecTV in a heartbeat.
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Old 06-25-07, 09:24 AM
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Some good channels, but when oh when are we going to get Turner Classic Movies in HD?
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Old 06-25-07, 10:19 AM
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Sadly the one new channel that may finally push me to satellite over cable is the Big Ten Network in HD. I'll wait and see how this all pans out first.
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Old 06-25-07, 10:50 AM
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OK, crazy question...does anyone know where at in the sky this bird is going to launch? When my installer came out, he was just BARELY able to get me a good enough view of the southern sky to get my service going (this was a couple of months ago). One of the HD satellites is the one that I was barely able to squeeze in - a few feet more to the west and a giant tree would've blocked it.

Any ideas?
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Old 06-25-07, 12:29 PM
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Here's what I currently get with Brighthouse. Maybe a switch will be worth it once most of the channels start coming through.

HD Sports 1 (Devil Rays/Magic/Lightning)
HD Sports 2 (Devil Rays/Magic/Lightning)

PBS HD/The Florida Channel
NBC HD
CBS HD
ABC HD
Fox HD
CW HD
MoreTV HD

Discovery HD Theater
TNT HD
A&E HD
MHD (Music HD)
Versus HD / Golf Channel HD (Split Channel)

HBO HD
Showtime HD

ESPNHD
ESPN2HD
MOJO
HDNet
HDNet Movies
Universal HD

HD Movies On Demand
HD Special Events On Demand
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Old 06-25-07, 03:58 PM
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FX in HD=awesome & about time.
Good for DirecTV.
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Old 06-25-07, 04:07 PM
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Originally Posted by lewisb73
In one of the many conversations Ive had with DTV over billing disputes in recieving my HD-DVR's (I have 2 when they normally dont allow that in the system) I was told that the price of the HD package would not go up, granted it was a CSR but that IS what I was told... we already pay for the channels as part of the regular package of channels, the upgrade to HD cost SHOULD be minimal (in this case 10 a month)... I look at it like this I get the HD package (which doesnt include premium channels), Im also getting HBO and Showtime which I pay for seperately a month, by doing that, we get those in HD for free without paying extra... I look at the 10 bucks as cost of some of the new HD dedicated channels such as HDnet, all these new HD channels in the fall are upgrades of what we already shell out tons of money for in the first place... we shouldnt have to pay for them twice
No increase? That'd be great. I can take a couple of extra $$ raise. But if it's significant.....aww crap, who am I kidding? I'm pretty much stuck with Directv as long as they have exclusive rights to the NHL Center Ice and NFL packages. Gotta get my Pens and Steelers. Nice to see all the NFL in HD, now they have to start showing more hockey HD coverage - one game a night just doesn't cut it.
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Old 06-25-07, 06:16 PM
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Originally Posted by uteotw
FX in HD=awesome & about time.
Good for DirecTV.
The reason I've never really watched "The Shield."
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Old 06-26-07, 07:57 AM
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Originally Posted by aktick
The reason I've never really watched "The Shield."
I dont think HD would add too much to The Shield, it being purposely shot in a grainy way adds to the series rough edge
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Old 06-26-07, 08:48 AM
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Originally Posted by Big Worms
Great news! Bad thing is that I need to upgrade to the MPEG4 DVR. Hopefully I can get a nice deal on that.

Yeah, me too. I've been holding out for as long as I can. I knew this day would come eventually when I would have to upgrade.

Does anyone know of any deals out there? Or what is the normal price for hardware and monthly lease fee nowadays?
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Old 06-26-07, 09:17 AM
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with a 2 year commitment you should be able to get it free.

I know this cos my one is dying, (hr20-700) and they are making pay for a new one, but not if I do the 2 year commitment.

It's a POS by the way. Mrs BDB hates it with a passion.
I use the hr10-250 as a backup
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Old 06-30-07, 09:18 PM
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Originally Posted by abrg923
OK, crazy question...does anyone know where at in the sky this bird is going to launch? When my installer came out, he was just BARELY able to get me a good enough view of the southern sky to get my service going (this was a couple of months ago). One of the HD satellites is the one that I was barely able to squeeze in - a few feet more to the west and a giant tree would've blocked it.

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Just checking back to see if anyone knew.
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Old 07-05-07, 07:54 PM
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Originally Posted by aktick
The reason I've never really watched "The Shield."

Along with the Wire you are missing two of the best shows on TV.
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Old 07-06-07, 01:53 AM
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Stupid wire not committing to HD!! the only show that I watch that is not HD apart form the real world, and the jon stewart show.
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Old 07-06-07, 06:58 AM
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It's great that we're getting more HD channels soon and I'm thrilled, but... where are the "150 channels" in HD that DirecTV keeps advertising all over the place? What a load of crap. Not to mention it seems like this keeps getting pushed back. The first I heard of it it was supposed to be in Spring, then July... now September.

I'll reiterate someone else's post - I'll believe it when I see it.
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Old 07-06-07, 10:40 AM
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i would think that the 150 channels refers to the network HD feeds.
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Old 07-06-07, 11:08 AM
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i would think that the 150 channels refers to the network HD feeds.
That's exactly right. If you read the releases closely, they basically admit that.

However, the titles usually say NATIONAL HD channels, which to me, means stations like UHD, HDNET, etc., not the local Tulsa NBC feed.

Frankly, I am pulling for my local provider to get HDNET and HDMOVIES. We did just get AEHD and NGHD, so that was nice.
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Old 07-06-07, 11:34 AM
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http://www.ilslaunch.com/blog/

You can also watch the launch of D10 tonight sometime (not sure of the time) on channel 570.
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Old 07-06-07, 03:05 PM
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Thanks for the heads-up about this.

You can check out the schedule here:
http://www.mhd.tv/

Too bad the best stuff isn't on during the sneak peak hours.
Thank you for posting this. Had no clue it was available. As mentioned, my hard drive is going to be squeezed to the limit when all these channels are added. Will be nice to watch something other than Discover all the time.
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Old 08-29-07, 06:46 PM
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I've been keeping an eye on the thread on avsforum, and this was posted today

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...&pp=30&page=30

Originally Posted by Bschneider
I don't want to start a new thread for this unless you think it's a good one.. Here is a complete list of the new HDTV mpeg4 channels that as of right now is "TESTING" or in Engineering Mode and what channel it is on.. 80 channels.



9800 CSTV
9801 FSN Midwest
9802 FSN Bay Area
9803 FSN Houston
9804 Disney Channel
9805 Animal Planet
9806 FSN North
9807 FSN New England
9808 FX
9809 Toon Disney
9810 ESPN News
9811 FSN Northwest
9812 FSN New York
9813 CD USA "The 101"
9814 Cinemax HD
9815 National Georaphic
9816 FSN Pittsburgh
9817 MSG
9818 MTV
9819 HBO West
9820 NBA TV
9821 FSN Rocky Mountain
9822 SportsNet New York
9823 A&E
9824 Starz Edge
9825 NFL Network
9826 FSN South
9827 YES
9828 Starz West
9829 Starz East
9830 NHL
9831 FSN Southwest
9832 Science Channel
9833 History Channel
9834 Showtime West
9835 Outdoor
9836 FSN West
9827 SportsSouth
9838 Discovery
9839 Movie Channel
9840 Tennis Channel
9841 FSN Prime Ticket
9842 Speed
9843 Fuel
9844 HGTV
9845 Spike
9846 Sun Sports
9847 Starz Comedy
9848 Big Ten
9849 CNN
9850 Comcast SportsNet Chicago
9851 FSN Ohio
9852 Sho Too
9853 The Weather Channel
9854 TBS
9855 Cartoon Network
9856 FSN Cincinnati
9857 Starz Kids & Family
9858 Bravo
9859 Comedy Central
9860 Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic
9861 FSN Florida
9862 TLC
9863 CSN West
9864 Versus
9865 MASN/ SportsTime Ohio
9866 Altitude
9867 Cinemax West
9863 Sci-Fi
9869 MHD
9870 FSN Arizona
9871 Chiller/ SAC MNT
9872 ABC Family
9873 USA Network
9874 Nickelodeon East
9875 FSN Detroit
9876 NESN
9877 CNBC
9878 The Food Network
9879 VH1
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