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Look at the title of this thread: "Dish Network to add 24 HD channels in 2008 - 40 HD channels for $30 a month (no SD)!" It's actually two merged threads, I started the "40 HD channels for $30 a month (no SD)!" thread back in January. Lets see where we are five months later after 22 new channels were added earlier this week. I count 40 "HD" channels in the package now, INCLUDING the fishing channel, Hallmark HD and Cartoon Network HD which have no HD at all, as far as I can tell. Correct me if I'm wrong. Figure the three "no HD HD" channels in and we have 37 HD channels in the HD only package. To be fair, the original 40 HD channels included PPVHD, so it was really 39 total. A month or so later Big 10 HD went away, making 38 HD channels.
So the package started on February 1st with 39 HD channels, all of which offered at least some HD, and about half of which were 24/7 HD, and five months into 2008 we have a hand full of 24/7 HD channels and the rest part time or no time HD "HD" channels.
Instead of steadily progressing towards that "100 National HD channels in 2008" Holy Grail we're actually going backwards. If I'm counting wrong, please let me know, but this is what I'm getting after setting up my guide last night.