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Near future plans for DirectTV -- fed up!

05-25-2005, 05:07 PM
Sorry about the double posting (this is also in the first sticky: DirectTV lineup). I put it there by mistake and didn't know how to move it.

Just came across this forum.

Does anyone know what DirectTV's plans are for enhancing/adding HD channels to their line up. Probably like many of you, I'm really sick of seeing the same 5-6 HD channels for almost a year now since signing up for HD programming. And adding more frustration, having to pay extra for one HBO HD channel, another extra for a Showtime HD channel, etc. and NOT having TNT HD for the NBA playoffs currently being broadcast. (By the way, how does one get TNT HD?)

In voicing this frustration to DirectTV recently, they indicated that "later this year" they would be adding additional HD content. What this means, who knows? They seemed to indicate that much of this would come in the form of local station HD channels. This is of absolutely no use to me since I already receive perfect HD reception for these stations using an HD antenna.

Does anyone have any additional info re: near future DirectTV HD enhancements?

Are there any significantly better alternatives out there to DirectTV HD?

Someone mentioned in this forum that the new DirectTV HD channels would require a new receiver different from current HD receivers. Is this true? Is a new antenna also required? Is the existing DirectTV consumer expected to absorb this cost?

Just wondering if there's any way to put more pressure on DirectTV to add HD content quicker? (Some type of mass exodus by current HD subscribers, rotten tomatoes at HQ building, mass spam attack, etc.) Anyone got any ideas?

05-25-2005, 05:23 PM
Count me in for the "Mass Rotten Tomatoe Attack" on the HQ building! :D

05-26-2005, 07:33 AM
I went to cable. Three times the HD lineup. And in my opinion the PQ is better than D*.