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Old 09-17-07, 06:32 AM
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Originally Posted by Deftones
Well, the 19th could be pushed up. Supposedly 15 of the 16 transponders are lit. Could mean the rumors of a super announcement and launch during the Emmy's is true.
I'm not at home... so I can't confirm this... did we get the channels sooner??
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Old 09-17-07, 07:02 AM
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Originally Posted by TallGuyMe
I'm not at home... so I can't confirm this... did we get the channels sooner??
Nope, they haven't been turned on yet.
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Old 09-18-07, 04:47 PM
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All signs are pointing to 6AM EDT tomorrow the 19th! Wooho!
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Old 09-18-07, 04:54 PM
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Awesome.

I've been so desperate I've been going to the signal strength meters once an evening to make sure I'm ready.
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Old 09-18-07, 09:59 PM
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"Film and television studio Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Inc unveiled plans on Tuesday to launch a high-definition television channel this fall on the DirecTV satellite service with a mix of movies and original programs."

Link: http://www.reuters.com/article/techn...44981220070918
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Old 09-19-07, 05:02 AM
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No new HD today. CSRs are saying it's delayed - new date unknown. Gotta love DirecTV.
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Old 09-19-07, 05:07 AM
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Originally Posted by abrg923
No new HD today. CSRs are saying it's delayed - new date unknown. Gotta love DirecTV.
this is such fuckin' bullshit.
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Old 09-19-07, 05:15 AM
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just got off the phone with a CSR... they said they moved it to friday.... 09/21/07 6am
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Old 09-19-07, 07:02 AM
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Originally Posted by raven56706
just got off the phone with a CSR... they said they moved it to friday.... 09/21/07 6am
right. then Monday 9/24, then Wednesday 9/26, then...
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Old 09-19-07, 07:05 AM
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This sucks.
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Old 09-19-07, 08:27 AM
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Originally Posted by abrg923
No new HD today. CSRs are saying it's delayed - new date unknown. Gotta love DirecTV.
I'm not sure I'd believe anything from a CSRs mouth, other than when they repeat your name back to you.

Considering there was never an "official" launch day, we can't really know this is a delay (if there is one).
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Old 09-19-07, 10:23 AM
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Apparently all the bitching has once again killed DBSTalk.

Only way I'll get pissed is if they don't have a bunch of new HD stations by the end of the year.
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Old 09-19-07, 10:51 AM
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Where did the 9/19 date come from, anyways? Was never officially announced by DirecTV. Which is pretty much why I'm not gonna get my hopes up until there's an official announcement.
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Old 09-19-07, 11:21 AM
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it came from various CSR reps from what I can see..
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Old 09-19-07, 12:47 PM
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No, it came from a "leaked" memo from within DirecTV. CSRs didn't have a clue, and if they did, it was because they read it on DBSTalk.
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Old 09-19-07, 12:49 PM
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Apparently all the bitching has once again killed DBSTalk.

Only way I'll get pissed is if they don't have a bunch of new HD stations by the end of the year.
From their site.

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Old 09-19-07, 05:15 PM
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I just received an automated call from DirecTV saying that "they are very close" to launching additional HD channels, and it wanted to make sure I had the correct equipment specifically the BBC. No mention of how close is close.

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Old 09-19-07, 06:59 PM
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So close, I can touch the hiney!
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Old 09-19-07, 07:00 PM
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Originally Posted by TallGuyMe
I just received an automated call from DirecTV saying that "they are very close" to launching additional HD channels, and it wanted to make sure I had the correct equipment specifically the BBC. No mention of how close is close.

I believe that automated message has been calling people for WEEKS.
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Old 09-19-07, 10:21 PM
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Originally Posted by briank
I believe that automated message has been calling people for WEEKS.
Yes, but some people are getting two calls. I've received two, with the most recent one last Thursday.
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Old 09-21-07, 03:36 PM
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New test channel is up on 498. Some people are seeing it, some aren't. It's just a slide (with no sound) indicating you are ready for the new channels.

If you don't see it, go to 72, then 73, then 74, then 498. Should fix the "glitch" that won't allow some to see it.
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Old 09-21-07, 07:22 PM
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I haven't received the call. But I just had the service people out here a couple of weeks ago for the install in my new house.

And I am getting channel 498 in. Soon, soon, soon....
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Old 09-21-07, 09:41 PM
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I'm getting 498 so I'm ready as well.
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Old 09-24-07, 10:44 AM
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anything new over the weekend?
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Old 09-24-07, 10:49 AM
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Originally Posted by DaveNinja
anything new over the weekend?
They flipped on two new test channels (9300 and 9301) for a while playing some content. But as far as whether HD channels have started rolling, the answer is no, not yet.
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