Originally Posted by CPanther95
You realize once your transition is complete, the pendulum will have swung the other way?
I was waiting for you to say that and I know it is tongue in cheek. One can only make the best of judgment based on one's own experience.
So let's review:
When both D* and E* started HD almost 10 years ago I jumped on them both, but not until the price of the HD equipment dropped to around $300 and an HD set special I got was $3,000. Today all the old HD boxes are in the closet, but my nearly 8 year old Pioneer 53" 1080i set is still kicking, producing PQ that rivals my new Panny 50" 1080p plasma.
When Comcast came out with no cost HDDVR leases in 2004, we jumped on them and had a lot of fun for a year, then E*'s $199 HDDVR lease came about we switched and got a second 622 for free, was able to enjoy the best HD at the time for over a year.
I hope history repeats itself but if E* responds in 2008, I will have no regrets only joy that more competition is good.
Originally Posted by foxeng
That is what happens when you chase the envelops edge.
Life is too short to be sealed in all the time
Back then we had HBOHD and SHOHD free for quite awhile from E* (the only two HD channels anywhere at the time), and my D* DTC100 could only occasionally get the single HD feed from PBSHD (KQED) from San Francisco in a good night weather 90 miles away through OTA.
When CBS HD came around, our local then Sinclair owned CBS station refused to go HD, until a bunch of us local HD folks wrote to FCC, and our CBS station became the ONLY such Sinclair station in the nation to go HD and remained so for many years. As an industry insider I am sure you know exactly what I am talking about
Boy the good old days.