|Originally posted by Compromise
Here it is virtually November. January was 10 months ago. There is NO FOX HD yet. The press release has not been verified by an actual HD channel on D* placing in my opinion the press release solidly into the rumor category. Perhaps it should be downgraded from a rumor to a completely "false statement" or even a "misrepresentation". But calling it a rumor was just being nice and quite frankly is correct at this time as it may never actually happen due to the E* fiasco, intervention, and potential litigation. I agree, if a settlement may be reached, where the operative word is "if" then perhaps FOX will some day show up. But as it is still in the "if" category, then the "R" word applies. It is not a given that FOX will ever be on D*.
By the way, calling people names like stupid does not accomplish anything.
I'm not calling anyone names. Please accept my sincere apology if you took my comment that way, and I will edit my comment.
DirecTV is going to put up FOX HD on their system, and this is based on more than just my opinion, more than a press release, and more than what is generally known about this subject. You can take that for what you think it's worth, but perhaps you should check my track record before going any further down this road.
DirecTV made a public statement about FOX HD. They never said when, and they never retracted this statement. There is nothing remotely about this issue that is a rumor, "false statement" or even a "misrepresentation". Tardy, yes. Overdue, yes. Late, yes. Grossly late, almost.
Finally, I can tell you that you're also misguided on the Echostar issue, which has little, if any, effect on this matter.