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I've been watching the forums every day and still don't see anything about any new HD programing. It's September 3rd, where are they???? :(
 

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Directv appears to have decided to use the D11 capability to get people off the 72.5 satellite. They are using D11 in order to bring HD LIL service to places like Dothan, AL.

two reasons for this

1. If they get Dma's off the 72.5 satellite they save a ton of money.

2. They don't have to pay the additional cost of the new national stations.

It's a win-win for Directv.

There's always D12.
 

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I don't think anyone was expecting a launch of new HD stations like we had with D10...let's face it; DirecTV can't add HD stations that don't exist. However, it is disappointing with all the hype coming from DirecTV about the addition of national HD stations coming in 2008 (3rd Quarter).

I would have been happy with the additional HBO stations, Fox News and the Travel Channel. I guess we all have to wait.
 

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leww37334 said:
Directv appears to have decided to use the D11 capability to get people off the 72.5 satellite. They are using D11 in order to bring HD LIL service to places like Dothan, AL.

two reasons for this

1. If they get Dma's off the 72.5 satellite they save a ton of money.

2. They don't have to pay the additional cost of the new national stations.

It's a win-win for Directv.

There's always D12.
Each time D* adds the HD version of a national channel there is almost always an upcharge from the network. Let's take The Travel Channel HD as an example. In this case, Cox Communications (the owner of Travel Channel) would undoubtedly impose a tariff on D* to offer the feed on to their subscribers. I'd love to have the Travel Channel in HD, but given the current choices I have in my market, (DirectTV, Dish, AT&T Fiber, Time Warner Cable) D* still offers the most HD choices. And I'd guess in most American DMA's no other provider consistently offers a superior line up of national and regional High Definition programming.

D* knows this!!!!

So why would they cut into their current profit margin to offer additional channels until their competitors get closer to offering service of equal quantity and quality of HD?? I'm afraid that all D* subscribers will have to wait until the competition is actually competitive before there is any motivation for D* to add much in the way of new HD programming.
 

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rkr0923 said:
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Are u on crack..........their out there, D* chooses not to add them
I think I said that they're out there...There just aren't as many to launch as there were with D10.

I don't think it's as easy as you may think...I'm sure that DirecTV wants to add as many as they can...its not like just hitting the HD switch; there are legal issues that need to be resolved.

BTW...I'm not on crack.
 

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So why would they cut into their current profit margin to offer additional channels until their competitors get closer to offering service of equal quantity and quality of HD?? I'm afraid that all D* subscribers will have to wait until the competition is actually competitive before there is any motivation for D* to add much in the way of new HD programming.
The best reason I can think of is the fact that they issue press releases touting that they are the "CLEAR HD LEADER". Leadership is having it all ahead of your competitors. Waiting to see what the competition can and will do is following.

And yes, there are legal issues to work out. The simple solution is to stop bragging about your leadership until they are all squared away and you are actually leading.
 

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There are still rumors of channels in Sept....just no idea what or when.

I really want to get Travel Channel in HD..I don't exactly know why it has not come earlier as Dish has it, it is closely linked with the Discovery Channels, and it has been out for quite awhile.
 
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