DIRECTV HD-TiVo, the price is right

August 17, 2005

Back in June I mentioned that DirecTV would offer free or nearly free NDS HD-DVR’s. Well it would appear as if the NDS badged boxes are taking longer than expected to ship, so DirecTV is now offering the TiVo HD-DVR for $200.00 after mail-in rebate. The up-front cost is actually $299.00 plus $14.95 for shipping […]

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DirecTV moving forward with HD locals

August 4, 2005

DirecTV is set to launch local HD channels in MPEG4 on or around November 1st, just in time for football season, that is if you upgrade your hardware to an MPEG4 compliant device. During today’s 2nd quarter

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Free DVR’s for DirecTV subscribers follow up

June 21, 2005

The no such thing as a free lunch rule is still in full effect over at DirecTV, not that it should come as a surprise, but the details are interesting nonetheless. As it turns out these “free” DVR’s may indeed be free for new subscribers but current subscribers will most likely have to pay a […]

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Free DVR’s for DirecTV subscribers

June 16, 2005

According to this Slate article by Jay Epstein, Rupert Murdoch is quoted as saying “every (DirecTV) subscriber will be getting either a free digital video recorder or one for nominal amounts of money.” Ok, great but why? Normally the news that 20 million DirecTV subscribers are getting a free to nearly free DVR is big […]

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DirecTV increases price on NFL Sunday ticket

May 15, 2005

I find this to be just a bit past 12 on the lame clock. DirecTV has increased prices on their NFL Sunday ticket package, but the bulk of the increase is placed directly on the backs of HD subscribers. Is this really a company that’s trying to become the high definition leader? Or one that […]

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More HD on the horizon

May 5, 2005

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DirecTV launch’s Spaceway F1

April 27, 2005

In the early hours of April 26th DirecTV launched the first in a Spaceway satellites, there are 4 total, are capable of delivering up to 1,500 local HD channels and more than 150 national HD channels, as well as Video On Demand and other special event programming. Launched from the sea, near the equator for […]

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DirecTV Rate Hikes

January 28, 2005

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DirecTV’s little secret

January 13, 2005

Earlier this week I mentioned DirecTV’s Mpeg-4 upgrade and Dish Network’s delays in doing so. Well I didn’t want to cause mass hysteria, something akin to the fleeing civilians in a Godzilla movie, but… the upgrade from Mpeg-4 won’t be done via software, this is a hardware upgrade. Now before anyone starts throwing things at […]

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DirecTV CES news

January 9, 2005

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