Also, what guarantee is there that there will actually be ENOUGH new HD channels for D* to be able to surpass E* when the new satellites go up? I hear this a lot around here, but it sounds to me like more assumption than anything else. I mean, any new channels will probably be picked up sooner or later by E* also I would think, and D* isn't planning on adding the VOOM channels, are they? I seriously doubt if any new channels are going to only be exclusively offered to D*, unless they have some kind of plans to produce their own stations that I haven't heard. (Even if they did, how good could they possibly be?)
I know that D* has supposedly SAID that they will be adding channels, but who's to say that E* isn't planning on adding any either? Just because D* SAYS they will have the most means nothing, as far as I'm concerned - they also are currently "saying" in their TV ads that they have the "best quality" HD
I'm not trying to bash any one service - I'm just trying to be realistic about the situation, and I'm wondering if their isn't a certain amount of "wishful thinking" involved, when I hear someone sounding so sure that D* will be so much ahead in the near future.