If that logic were to hold, then why would D* launch another round later in the year? Why not just hold those off to next year when a price increase comes again?
Years ago (I'm talking the 90's), I believe there were several times where DirecTV promoted channels being added around the time of price increases. It softened the blow... of course, price increases weren't a yearly experience then either...
However, in 2012, TruTV-HD was added in March, and E!-HD in April, and outside of a couple of HBO channels and a 3D channel, the first part of 2011 was bleak for most customers.
I considered it good timing on DirecTV's part, but unrelated... I guess I'm right.
i'm sorry SR and other PC people here...I dont agree...after all ..I'm from the school that boatloads of stuff dont come as gifts or pleasant surprises, unless we pony up somehow or sometime......gotta admit the timing is a bit suspect huh??? no more from me on this...game on and god bless..
DirecTV added 9 HD channels in the 2Q of last year... well after the last price increase.