Originally Posted by SMIRichard
You are correct that with the DIRECTV DRE you do have to do a site survey prior to giving a bid. It has cut our complaints about pricing 80% by having bids be accurate upfront.
I have reservations about allowing DirecTV into the picture before I have a signed contract with the client hotel, namely, the concernthat they will attempt to "jump" me and deal more directly with the customer, as well as the concern that they will steer the customer in a direction that makes less money for me. I personaly never have any "accuracy" problems with bids because I run my company myself.
The DRE system has up to 50 "local" pages that can carry what ever you like from static pages to off air antenna programming. They are for the facility to decide what is shown.
This is news to me. I have attended two DRE seminars and things change so fast I feel like I wasted $300 on each. Last I heard, DRE was going to allow three locally generated inputs to be integrated into their system, but that they contemplated them being standard definition, locally generated programming, like from a conference center. Are you saying one can now take a broadcast MPEG2 and integrate it into a DRE system? In Washington, DC, we have a lot of desirable subchannels that I like to integrate into hotel systems, like Meh=gaHertz channels 30.1-30.12, plus we have the four most popular 'rerun" channels (MeTV, ThisTV, AntennaTV, and Cozi-TV) that I don't think are included in DirecTV's digital locals here, making them a valuable addition to what I can deliver with exclusive DirecTV programming.Edited by AntAltMike - 2/16/13 at 11:59am