Why does DTV not have certain HD channels?

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Why does DTV not have certain HD channels?


It's frustrating that DTV does not provide HD for Outdoor Channel and Sportsman Channel when Uverse and Comcast do. What prompts DTV to exclude certain channels from their HD lineup? Cost cutting measure I am sure. Any reason other than that?

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ACE - Expert

Re: Why does DTV not have certain HD channels?

Transponder space probably. HD channels take up a lot more space than SD channels. They could add more HD channels but only at the expense of downgrading picture quality on the ones they already have. Not a good idea.

DirecTV has two more satellites planned (D14 and D15) and although some of that new capacity will probably be used to replace existing capacity, there are almost certainly going to be transponders available for new channels.

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Re: Why does DTV not have certain HD channels?

Well, I would like to see them takeaway a couple of the HD news, Disneys, or other overdone channels before they neglect the outdoorsman by providing $h!&&y SD for The Outdoor Channel and Sportsmans Channel.

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Employee

Re: Why does DTV not have certain HD channels?

It also has to do with contract negotiations

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ACE - Expert

Re: Why does DTV not have certain HD channels?

benstroh - other people probably would not....

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Employee

Re: Why does DTV not have certain HD channels?

I certainly have never watched that channel

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Mentor

Re: Why does DTV not have certain HD channels?

you must not be an outdoorsman or enjoy things like hunting and fishing then, a.k.a., reality t.v. for men.

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Re: Why does DTV not have certain HD channels?

I'd like to see them add Universal Sports in HD...the SD picture is so bad I prefer to just stream the channel from universal's website, which is HD.  The way I see it, if I'm paying extra for the channel(sports Pak) then it should be in HD.

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Employee

Re: Why does DTV not have certain HD channels?

you are right, I dont like to kill animals for fun!

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