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Old 04-19-2009, 06:53 AM   #1  
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I emailed Directv about when Directv will cqarry WGN HD.

Their response:

"Thanks for writing. While we don't have plans to add WGN Superstation in HD at this time, we're working to bring you even more HD channels in the near future. Stay tuned to directv.com/hd to keep up with the latest HD news.

Sincerely,

David C.
Employee ID # 100126928
DIRECTV Customer Service"

So I responded with this:

"Who do I write to at Directv to request this station be added? There are a lot of Cub fans that would like to watch the Cubs in HD but can't."

and got this reply:

"Thanks for writing us back.

I understand your inquiry regarding your WGN HD channel request. We're always looking for ways to enhance our services, and customer feedback is very important to us. I have forwarded your request on to DIRECTV Management fro careful review.

We also often make changes to our service based on customer requests, and we conduct customer surveys on a regular basis to get feedback and new ideas."

I have no idea how successful it will be but can't hurt. Flood Directv on this request.

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Old 04-19-2009, 12:04 PM   #2  
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I emailed Directv about when Directv will cqarry WGN HD.

Their response:

"Thanks for writing. While we don't have plans to add WGN Superstation in HD at this time, we're working to bring you even more HD channels in the near future. Stay tuned to directv.com/hd to keep up with the latest HD news.

Sincerely,

David C.
Employee ID # 100126928
DIRECTV Customer Service"

So I responded with this:

"Who do I write to at Directv to request this station be added? There are a lot of Cub fans that would like to watch the Cubs in HD but can't."

and got this reply:

"Thanks for writing us back.

I understand your inquiry regarding your WGN HD channel request. We're always looking for ways to enhance our services, and customer feedback is very important to us. I have forwarded your request on to DIRECTV Management fro careful review.

We also often make changes to our service based on customer requests, and we conduct customer surveys on a regular basis to get feedback and new ideas."

I have no idea how successful it will be but can't hurt. Flood Directv on this request.

Thanks.
I will definitely do this because I am a longtime Cub fan that is sick of not having WGN HD. Fortunately most Cub games are either on FOX, ESPN, or CSNC but I would like WGN HD.
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Old 05-04-2009, 12:16 PM   #3  
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Last fall I asked all of the members of the Cubscast forum to do this. You can see how far it got us! Not saying we shouldn't keep trying. Just saying.
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Old 05-04-2009, 01:15 PM   #4  
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That email just shows how out of touch DirecTV is. Its not called "Superstation WGN" any more, the official name for the national feed is WGN America.
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Old 05-04-2009, 08:08 PM   #5  
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I've emailed them on this issue and have gotten the same response. I'm sure there are a lot of us. They won't tip their hand. I'm hopeful that WGN will be in the next round of HD because of DirecTVs commitment to the best sports programming. I hope they will take this seriously.

Offtopic-- Right now I have to watch the Cubs on Comcast SN Bay Area and someone (Comcast or D*) have decided the SD picture is better stretched. IMHO it is nearly unwatchable. Just leave the aspect ratio alone -- we can stretch it on our TVs if we want to (not).
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Old 05-04-2009, 09:07 PM   #6  
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Are you telling me that there are no cubs games in HD. I have MLB EI and tonight the chi/sf game is in SD, I guess thats why. That does suck.

Whats with about maybe %40 off all HD MLB EI games only in Dolby Digital. I've had D* since Thursday and have noticed that THE FOWLING Games ARE not in DD. LAA at Oak, ARZ at LAD, Cin at Flor, Phil at Stl. Also I'm from NYC( Queens) and I thought the NY teams were supposed to be blacked out I get them in MLB EI and Yes, and SNy HD.

There are a few that are in DD, Off course both NY games, col at Sd, Cle at Tor, Tex at Sea and CWS at KC to name a few.
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That email just shows how out of touch DirecTV is. Its not called "Superstation WGN" any more, the official name for the national feed is WGN America.
That shows absolutely nothing.
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Are you telling me that there are no cubs games in HD. I have MLB EI and tonight the chi/sf game is in SD, I guess thats why. That does suck.

Whats with about maybe %40 off all HD MLB EI games only in Dolby Digital. I've had D* since Thursday and have noticed that THE FOWLING Games ARE not in DD. LAA at Oak, ARZ at LAD, Cin at Flor, Phil at Stl. Also I'm from NYC( Queens) and I thought the NY teams were supposed to be blacked out I get them in MLB EI and Yes, and SNy HD.

There are a few that are in DD, Off course both NY games, col at Sd, Cle at Tor, Tex at Sea and CWS at KC to name a few.
No, not all Cubs games are in SD. Directv doesn't have a deal with WGN America to broadcast in HD. Cable and even DishNetwork broadcast WGN in HD. You'll get Cubs games in HD through MLB EI when they are on CSN or the other team's feed.
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