All new National HD channels will be available to all existing subs. Only the new packages will be restricted temporarily to new subs.intrac said:Aug. 1st is a pivotal day for HD subs.
When the Turbo packages come out for new subs, what happens to programming for existing subs?
Do they get the new Networks?
What happens to MGM, Smithsonian , etc.?
I think the actions from Dish will affect many existing subs.
I think you are on the right track. 625's have been in short supply for 6-7 weeks, and we've just been informed that we are going to be substituting 622/722 receivers for them. That is official. I've also heard, but not officially, that the 625 has actually been discontinued. If so, that means that all DVRs installed from now on will be HD-DVRs.jclewter79 said:I think that soon everybody will be getting mpeg4 receivers regardless of the type of TV invloved.
Exactly! It's a miracle that they went 10 years, especially in the current economy. The bottom didn't drop out yesterday, the dollar has been eroding for some time. A quarter of one percent loss is nothing when you look at the big picture.Sirshagg said:Let me get this straight. Dish might loose 1/4 of one percent of their customers this quarter. If they do this would be the first loss in 10 years, and all of a sudden it time for a fire sale? Someone is clearly sufferening from a cranial-rectum infarction!
For the East Coast, at least part, we need a second dish for 61.5. My gut reaction is that putting up a second dish for new customers when the 2nd dish is not initially required makes sense. I'd guess a second service visit would be required to install a new receiver down the road were the customer want to upgrade to a package requiring that second dish.IIP said:...
The only stupid thing is that they are creating the work orders for us to install Dish 500s with the 722s when they don't have HD programming. Hopefully they figure out that they would be better off installing 1000.2 dishes (at least in the west), so that people who want to upgrade to HD can do so with a phone call.
In case nobody on Wall Street has noticed, we're having a bit of an economic downturn and getting a better TV signal isn't "the thing we must have" over paying our mortgage payments or rent.Verizon Communications' subscriber growth for its FiOS fiber-optic television service slowed during the second quarter as the company cut back promotions while competing satellite and cable companies may have stemmed customer defections....
"That FiOS is already seeing a sequential deceleration is a startling development," wrote Sanford C. Bernstein analyst Craig Moffett in a note to clients today. "Seasonality and competitive response no doubt also account for some of the slowdown. Nevertheless, given the still very rapid rate of network extension, it is remarkable to see FiOS growth already slowing."