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DirecTV to expand their HD channel lineup

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 15 Oct 2007 16:07 User comments (9)

DirecTV to expand their HD channel lineup DirecTV announced on Monday that it would be expanding its channel lineup to include 72 HD channels for those customers that have paid for the premium lineup.
The added channels are part of an effort to offer 100 HD channels by the end of 2007. At 72, DirecTV's lineup of HD channels far exceeds any other provider, cable or satellite.

The company's standard HD package costs an extra $9.99 USD a month and includes all HD channels associated with your particular DirecTV package. For an extra $5 USD however you can get access to all the HD channels as well as all local channels that are available in HD.

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9 user comments

115.10.2007 16:18

not true, extra $5 usd a month is for channels that do not have a sd simulcast like hdnet, smithsonian, etc its like ten extra channels.

215.10.2007 16:24

Its a beautiful thing seeing my favorite shows and new shows in HD.

315.10.2007 16:30

yea i've noticed alot of HD channels added in the last few weeks which is nice...

415.10.2007 16:33

CABLE WHO LOL I LOVE MY NEW HD LINE UP.... KEEP'EM COMING :)

515.10.2007 18:34

agreed b18bek9, i have seen a drastic increase in there hd line up and even new channels period over the last week or two.

616.10.2007 11:30

I'm new to this HD thing. Do you have to pay a premium to access the HD shows that the networks (NBC, ABC, etc) air or is that only for dedicated HD only channels? Won't things be going to a point where all channels will be in HD? What do they do then, charge everyone an HD premium when the only option is HD?

720.10.2007 9:21

I love the Smithsonian HD.

821.10.2007 4:36

Originally posted by monkey83:
I'm new to this HD thing. Do you have to pay a premium to access the HD shows that the networks (NBC, ABC, etc) air or is that only for dedicated HD only channels? Won't things be going to a point where all channels will be in HD? What do they do then, charge everyone an HD premium when the only option is HD?

Yes it costs extra each month to get any HD Programs. Things are going HD in a year and a half. To be able to watch TV on a non-HD set you will have to pay a fee for box that downgrades the signal from HD(Digital) into the current Analog standard.

923.10.2007 7:30

Well you could call this an expansion pack.

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