Responding to rumors and speculation only lends credence to those speculating. While those in this thread who are desperate for new HD would disagree, putting D12 into service isn't important. When it gets to the right place there may be a few more HD channels but DirecTV is doing fine as a company without those channels. Launches are impressive ... successful ones get a glowing press release (done). After that I wouldn't expect an announcement until new channels are added. The satellites are irrelevant to most customers. All they want is to turn on their receivers and get channels. Stockholders would only care about problems ... there being none why wake them up with updates that don't change the value of the company? Or even worse, give updates that (like much of this thread) only serve to introduce doubt? E14 is fine and will be on service as scheduled. (D12 too.) Updates as events warrant ... if events don't warrant don't take the lack of an update as the sign of the end of the world!