I think the term is more blinded than confused. You are blinded by the idea that I'm a DISH subscriber and therefore everything has to be about D* versus E*. If you were a lot less prejudiced towards me, you would have seen that I was simply illustrating that D* has a rather well documented track record of negotiating channels that present precious little HD content and that BET was among the worst channels they could have picked in terms of HD density. E* carried BET quite a while before D* picked it up, so I don't think I should be abused for asserting that they're somehow better in this regard. As DIRECTV is apparently in some sort of a crunch for bandwidth, choosing a largely SD channel probably allows them to spread their bandwidth around without being assailed for strangling true HD content. As long as the HD feed is perceived as better than the SD feed, they're thinking they're golden (and the apologists are clapping very loudly).