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My only beef with D*

scola77
09-19-2007, 01:53 PM
They need to be more upfront on what exactly is going on. People have spent alot of money and have signed long commitments based on 100 HD channels this year. We are having CSR's (which are, official representatives of D*) tell us when additional HD channels will be launched, and yet those dates are not even close.

Just tell us the truth. Even if it is "we don't know what the hell is going on" or "the Chinese zapped it with a laser," it is much better than nothing at all. Everyone at the top is so tight lipped, it makes matters worse.

And don't say that it is none of our business, because frankly it is. The subscribers deserve a definitive answer from the top.

hitdog042
09-19-2007, 01:55 PM
They need to be more upfront on what exactly is going on. People have spent alot of money and have signed long commitments based on 100 HD channels this year. We are having CSR's (which are, official representatives of D*) tell us when additional HD channels will be launched, and yet those dates are not even close.

Just tell us the truth. Even if it is "we don't know what the hell is going on" or "the Chinese zapped it with a laser," it is much better than nothing at all. Everyone at the top is so tight lipped, it makes matters worse.

And don't say that it is none of our business, because frankly it is. The subscribers deserve a definitive answer from the top.

They have given an answer over and over. They hope by the end of the month. DTV never gave a firm date. No idea what you are complaining about.

DJDunn6
09-19-2007, 01:55 PM
Exactly...

fmw
09-19-2007, 01:59 PM
DTV is not responsible for internet rumors and speculation.

boomstick68
09-19-2007, 02:03 PM
Everyone, go to your front door, open it up, take a good look outside. There is alot more out there than just new HD channels. I mean, hell, I'm looking forward to the upgrade as well but I have never seen this much hype about something that will make people spend more time away from their families. Or, perhaps, having additional HD programming can somehow justify spending 2K-3K on a TV. (ha, mine was only 1k):2cents

scola77
09-19-2007, 02:36 PM
Everyone, go to your front door, open it up, take a good look outside. There is alot more out there than just new HD channels. I mean, hell, I'm looking forward to the upgrade as well but I have never seen this much hype about something that will make people spend more time away from their families. Or, perhaps, having additional HD programming can somehow justify spending 2K-3K on a TV. (ha, mine was only 1k):2cents

You are right. I don't even spend that much time on the TV. But the fact is there is alot of hype because D* themselves hyped it (with commercials, advertisements, letters etc). I know I am not alone on this, and I am not whining - I just want an explanation. I love D* and would not switch, but this is BIG NEWS, and many people have invested in D*) based on this huge roll out. I am a patient man, but just be honest with us. Don't tell your CSR's and retention that it will be this date or by this month or at the end of this year. Give us your target date and when it is not met, give an explanation. That is all.

Racerbob
09-19-2007, 03:25 PM
I say everyone give it a rest. Let DTV work on what is causing the delay and go out and plant some grass or something.

buzd
09-19-2007, 03:25 PM
Everyone, go to your front door, open it up, take a good look outside. There is alot more out there than just new HD channels.

I just see more satellite dishes.

boomstick68
09-19-2007, 03:58 PM
I'm ready for the long wait anyway. I've got about 25 episodes of "Get Out" on my DVR, that should keep me busy until the new channels.:banana:

fictionalfv
09-19-2007, 04:54 PM
I have to say, I bought into all the hype about the September 19th launch date. Hey, why not? It was everywhere. Did D* ever say that this was the launch date officially? No. BUT... You have CSR telling you rumors??? Does not sound like good business practices to me. I think the reason we all want something new in the HD realm from directv is that we have not had anything for a year and a half... We have had the same HD package for that long!!!! How can D* say they are the "Leaders in HD" when they have had the same channels for that long with no additions. Every service provider has had at least one additional channel go up in that time span. Then, D*has the Balls to have a HD party on Emmy night??? What are they celebrating? Instead of hosting a pointless party, do your damn job and get us at least ONE new channel!!!

broke
09-19-2007, 05:02 PM
get us at least ONE new channel!!!

I would have to agree that even if its a technical, billing, or some other reason that they could by all means at least dish out 1 HD channel........