|From the DirecTV FAQ|
What specific benefits would the merger bring?
Nothing is decided yet, but we would hope to do things like:
Local channels in more cities
Even more national channels
More high definition service
More pay per view selection and video on demand
Enhance our high-speed Internet service
Have enough capacity for new services nobody is offering yet today
More robust international channel lineup
|Originally posted by drewba|
Unfortunately, there is nothing on this listing about reducing compression to improve picture quality. Along with more HD, that is the main advantage that I was hoping to see out of the merger.
|Originally posted by Bill|
It seems to me if any equipment will be replaced it would be Dish equipment. There are far more people with Directv equipment.
|Originally posted by amillians|
I admit, the PVR501 is a poor stepchild to my former Tivo box, but it cost me nothing but a one year commitment for $50/month programming (vs. $480 for one year of similar DirecTV programming...
|Originally posted by Juan|
I just hope they dont replace the STB's with ones that will only decode the satellite HD signals and not the over the air ones. I dont want be switching inputs every time I go from satellite to Over the air.
|Originally posted by JohnnyB39|
.... First off it's going to take up to 3 years for this to happen.. by then your equipment will be in a closet somewhere collecting dust or sold off to someone else ....