Originally Posted by Agrajag
It says that PURCHASES of advanced equipment require a 2 year agreement. So I pay full price for an HD-DVR and and have to agree to service for 2 years? I don't think that's in our best interest.
It also says,"Directv is planning agressive offers for the third quarter of 2005". I don't know whether that means free or highly subsidized, but I don't believe that it means full price or something rediculous.
Let's consider the facts. Directv has and will be devoting hundreds of millions of dollars to build and launch satellites specifically for high definition programming. They need subs watching programming from these sats to make money. For this to occur, they must be competitive with other providers concerning set top box costs, content, and quality. D* has openly stated that they have not been agressive with HD and they plan to in the future.
So, considering those facts, do your really think D* is going to require a 2-yr commit and some rediculous price for an HD and/or DVR box? It doesn't seem likely to me.