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Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by SPECIES11703, Jul 29, 2008.
Must have been a power-hungry DirecTV VP looking for advancement.
Let's stick to advertised pricing when trying to do comparisons. Price comparisons are already a bit off the original post.
Naw...The OP hasn't posted since post #1.
It would only be speculation, so I'm not going to guess.
(But my hope is by the end of August).
Sorry, Post 49 quoted the OP's post. My bad.
I was half way through typing the same response to that post when I noticed he said HD Extra Package and realized he meant the $4.99 add-on and not the $9.99 Access portion.
Gentlemen pardon my ignorance, but could someone tell me what are RSNs?
Regional Sports Networks
Regional Sports Networks (e.g., NESN, YES, the various Fox Sports Nets, etc.).
Thank you JonLuc and bwaldron. "Live long and prosper"
So I guess now that D11 was successfully launched, went live early and more HD channels are in place, with even more coming...he gets a raise? :lol:
How do you figure "early" when you can manipulate the "expected date"? What about the 250 HD channels advertised so heavily at the beginning of 2007? Are those going to be available by year end 2007, right on schedule? :lol:
As has been discussed every week since the dawn of time, DirecTV had materials that referred to a "capacity of 150 National HD Channels" and "up to 150 National HD Channels." The number 250 was never mentioned. SeaLaunch having a launch vehicle explode forced the launch of D11 to be delayed.
When DirecTV announced the actual launch of D11, they said channels would be live in September. They have now announced new channels to go live on Aug 14. August 14 is early compared to September 30.
If you want to get snarky about the dates, please provide a list of all available HD channels as of year end 2007. Let us see how you arrive at 150.
They just won't be available at YOUR house. :lol:
If they used the same fuzzy math to include all the 24 hour HD programming on DOD, RSN's, NFL Ticket games, and PPV channels like cable does, then they already are near that number. :eek2: :hurah: :lol:
From Press Release of 1/8/07:
"This is DIRECTV's break-out year for HD," said Chase Carey, president and CEO, DIRECTV, Inc. "The launch of our two new satellites will complete the largest capacity expansion in DIRECTV history, and no other video service will be able to match the sheer volume and quality of our HD programming. With HD adoption now reaching critical mass in the U.S., and 40 million homes projected to have HD-capable TVs this year, DIRECTV will be uniquely positioned as the best choice for HD programming."
With the launch of DIRECTV 10 and DIRECTV 11 satellites in 2007, DIRECTV will have the ability to deliver more than 1,500 local HD and digital channels and 150 national HD channels, in addition to new advanced programming services for customers.
So where were the 1500 locals and 150 nationals as of the end of last year?
Fuzzy Math? I think chuckie of dish deserves the supreme award for conjuring up numbers with no rational basis and carey definitely plays second or third fiddle next to him.
could Chase = Cheese (migrate from chase to cheese) then we could refer to them both as Chuckie Cheese
The comment stated that DIRECTV would "have the ability to deliver" those channels "with the launch of" two satellites. Did you hear about the explosion on the launch pad in 2007 that caused the launch of D11 to be delayed from 2007 to 2008?.
All of these whiners have heard all about the reason for the delay of D11 and refuse to acknowledge it for two reasons:
1) It's a totally reasonable, legitimate and factual reason for the delay and does not support their argument against the evil, lying DirecTV and
2) DirecTV should have KNOWN that the prior launch would have disasterous results that would put that platform's schedule back for many months, but refused to do anything about it. :nono2:
Can you tell I'm getting so tired of the "They lied about 2007" BS? :feelbette
I am just waiting for some fool who wants to put their house in Low Earth Orbit, so that it will be closer to the satellites, and get a stronger signal.
That makes two of us. The complaints I'm tired of are the a) the installers are terrible, 2) the CSRs are horrible, 3) It's all D*'s fault, and 4) the Swanni negativity. In most cases where people complain about D*'s "terrible service" or how bad its program is, the people stay with it. If it's that bad, do something about it. Almost all of the latter ones who complain about him haven't posted anything new on their own. He's not the world's greatest, but he has put a few things out there. If we could get rid of a lot of the complaints, it could make the site a better place.