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#1 OFFLINE   left jeff

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Posted 31 August 2007 - 08:22 AM

Anybody else hoping that D* will add an "HD Only" package? Maybe budget priced? I'm sure I am dreaming....

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Posted 31 August 2007 - 08:44 AM

Considering that D* requires everyone to have a TC/C/Fam pkg, yea, you ARE dreaming... ;)

#3 OFFLINE   bonscott87

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Posted 31 August 2007 - 09:28 AM

What I'm actually hoping for next year is an HD Only package for say $50-$60. This would mean only HD channels, no SD at all. The only channels I watch will be in HD by next year so that would be great for me.

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Posted 31 August 2007 - 09:40 AM

HD isn't forced on SD customers, so why force SD on HD customers? Especially in light of the fact that we're anticipating a health HD lineup.
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#5 OFFLINE   left jeff

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Posted 31 August 2007 - 10:03 AM

What I'm actually hoping for next year is an HD Only package for say $50-$60. This would mean only HD channels, no SD at all. The only channels I watch will be in HD by next year so that would be great for me.


yeah, that's I mean...

In theory, if D* wanted to really pull ahead of cable or E*, offering an HD-only tier would be a great marketing trick.

It would also be a good time to get around the "if you carry this channel, you must carry our other channel" BS.

In theory, if they did, it maybe the first package in awhile with little to no filler...I like, D* and all, but it gets a little depressing when I look at my bill and then look at the shows I record I notice I'm paying all this money to watch like 10 channels!:eek2:

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Posted 31 August 2007 - 11:14 AM

Anybody else hoping that D* will add an "HD Only" package? Maybe budget priced? I'm sure I am dreaming....


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Posted 31 August 2007 - 01:12 PM

In my opinion the channels that are being added are just the hd of the sd. But I think the problem one would have is the stations that lag back and do not offer HD .

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Posted 01 September 2007 - 07:08 AM

It certainly would be great to clean out a lot of the clutter that is broadcast. Of course that clutter helps pay the bills at D*. I suspect they wouldn't be able to charge as much for all the shopping, etc. channels if a few million sets of eyes just disappeared. That may not amount to much, but who knows?
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Posted 01 September 2007 - 07:53 AM

There is a real winner - HD shopping channels:lol:
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Posted 01 September 2007 - 08:19 AM

$29.99 Family Pack + $9.99 HD Access = $39.98. You won't get much cheaper than that. Just do what I did and delete all of the SD channels. :)

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Posted 01 September 2007 - 08:28 AM

$29.99 Family Pack + $9.99 HD Access = $39.98. You won't get much cheaper than that. Just do what I did and delete all of the SD channels. :)


But then yo will only get the HD channels that are included in the SD family pack (are there any?)
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Posted 01 September 2007 - 09:56 AM

Anybody else hoping that D* will add an "HD Only" package? Maybe budget priced? I'm sure I am dreaming....


At this point, yes you are dreaming. Contracts with content providers would certainly mean that, even if they did, it wouldn't be budget priced. But sure, it would be nice :)

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Posted 01 September 2007 - 10:47 AM

It's not gonna happen.

FCC requires them to carry "public interest" channels. They got paid to carry some channels to all subscriberrs. Plus contracts will require them to carry some other channels.

HD channels and budget price won't go together.




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