:bonk1: Wow, this thread has morphed from "HD Channel Anticipation" to "WWE Satellite Provider Smackdown" :new_popco
That's what these threads always turn into because the number of channels we anticipate DirecTV will add always turns out to be more than the number DirecTV actually adds.
I'm really surprised about AMC HD. "The tango" explanation is obviously a ruse when it comes to most channels (though it is funny how often customers here repeat it as excuse as though it was unquestionable scripture), but AMC HD was the one channels that seemed truly difficult to get by other television providers and the one HD channel DirecTV doesn't carry that they publicly said, through Twitter, they were negotiating to get. Fios managed to finally get it a few months ago. Apparently, E* has now manage to do the same.
I'll wait a couple weeks to judge whether D* has completely failed its customers on this one specific channel. Now that E* broke down the dam, it might be easier for D* to get the channel or put more pressure on them to make a deal. When E* added channels in the Spring and then made the preposterous 200 channel claim, D* was rather quick about releasing the names of channels they planned to add to D12, a month or so ahead of time. As a DirecTV subscriber, I can only hope they will once again respond to Dish Network's" lead."
But its all blurry.
I'm guessing it's less blurry than DirecTV's SD picture zoomed in to fit the screen.