|Originally posted by jsb_hburg|
I disagree with the premise of this thread that there is room for but only three HD channels on D*. If there must be a trade, I can think of several shopping channels that can go poof to make room for an HD channel.
|Originally posted by MJG|
I strongly agree as well. DTV already has HBO. I can't see a second movie channel when the only other thing they have is HDNET.
The fundamental problem I have with movies on TV whether DBS, Cable, or OTA is that they don't have the convenience of DVDs. Once you have the ability to pause, replay a scene, watch it whenever and however many times you want, watching movies on TV's schedule is very restricting. We have a seven year old son and a lot of the content just isn't appropriate for someone that young. On the other hand, I don't want to stay up until midnight watching something that starts at 9:30 or 10:00. Granted,the resolution isn't as good yet, but the other factors outweigh that, at least for me.
Discovery would introduce programming that would compliment HBO's movies and HDNET's sports and travelouges, for the most part be young age appropriate, and not require the viewer to be riveted to for two solid hours to fully grasp like a movie.
|Originally posted by bb1987|
If you think DVD's are so great then stay with DVD's. I like both Showtime and HBO movies regardless when they are on. since I always record movies prior to watching them anyway. And I like to watch them from beginning to end, without interruptions, fast forward, random access or any other "convenience. I like to watch a movie exactly as it is played in the theater. To me DVD convenience is worthless.
|Originally posted by wjbjr|
Goodness, how much space was used in this forum to demand, and/or plead with DirecTV to add Showtime HD? To say nothing of the criticism aimed at them for not doing so faster.
|How much more does it cost a company like HBO or Showtime to get rights to show real HDTV movies, at a repetition rate similar to their other movies?|