Smthkd said:I just listen to their conference call "Wachovia 16th Annual Nantucket" and D* claims
.....But National HD channels will be not be until Directv 10 & 11 go up next year.
.....They also mention that the VoOm channels are not as important to them like other National channels at this time!
bgartz said:How about just one new channel to throw us a bone..
Why would they have to wait. Put them up in MPEG4 now. Make people upgrade if they really want the new channels.. I would even say move the HD package to MPEG4 as soon as the new DVRs are ready.
charper1 said:What is the "circle" exactly? Seems they have been right up front from the get-go that their market info shows that voom is not a priority over other things and that they are sticking to that. They all continue to maintain that their HD LIL plans are of the utmost concern; RSN of those areas would seem to tow the exact same theory. Seem they know where their bread is still buttered; and it isn't the 825k - 1M subs that lean toward HD, but the remaining 14M+ that still pay the majority of the bills. Remember they are working toward an end goal, but still must run a company that satisfies the mass, not the minority; which we HD users still are. I am an avid HD user and have seen voom many, many times as well as seeing at a bud's house nearly once a week; after 3 months the allure has even worn off at their home. It should be added, but not at any expense of other things until DirecTV 10 & 11 are running.
Good points. It just kills some people that there are happy D*TV customers. Are they perfect - no - but the alternatives have their own problems (and more problems).charper1 said:What is the "circle" exactly? Seems they have been right up front from the get-go that their market info shows that voom is not a priority over other things and that they are sticking to that. They all continue to maintain that their HD LIL plans are of the utmost concern; RSN of those areas would seem to tow the exact same theory.
rickaren said:You sure are a supporter of DirecTV! I have never seen you agree with anyone that makes just a small negative comment about them. Can't you understand that they are not that "Great" satellite company of the past like GM was once the #1 car company in the US? Yes maybe they will rebound in the fall of 2007, and maybe they won't. They are not serving their customers wishes now, that is the problem, and #2 DISH is. You may be a DirecTV Dealer or own their stock and wish to support them. I understand that, but to set back more that a year to enjoy HD TV if you have invested in it, as you continue to state, just doesn't make sense to me and many others. DirecTV deserves to loose some of their present customers since it is plain to see they have fallen behind in HD. Let them re-earn them back next year with better programing and lower prices, but why continue to support them when they clearly are far behind in every facet of HD presently?
lovswr said:Not until they get that new dish out. I, for one, do not want an AT-9.
charper1 said:Nice photo; how high up is that?
chazcbh said:Sunday ticket!!!!!! Beats dish out the door for some of us. And I would not be surprised to see NFL HD by the time they start the season.