|Well maybe another PPV channel or Distant Networks.|
I guess you mean HD Distant Networks. Very few would qualify and it would be a huge waist of bandwidth. No real benefit here and I DO have waivers for the distant networks (obtained some time ago). I'm able to get most HD OTA local networks just fine even though my local CBS does not do HD yet, they will this summer.
As for the comment about the fact that at least one or more new HD channels are going to be available in about a couple weeks...The CSR could have been saying that because he or she may take any rumors floating around at that call center as fact. Then again, it could be true based on a few things that have happened over the last month or so. DirecTV's customer news did mention last month to tune in next month (April) for some HD news. April arrived and there was no news about HD. Things may just simply been not as speedy as they once thought...for what ever reason. Also, I received a typed written letter from Stephanie Campbell that among other things, she stated "We plan to increase our HD offering this year"
When does not matter to me unless we are talking about ESPN-HD's broadcast of Sunday Night Football. Even so, we are not even sure if ESPN-HD will be in the offering.
I'm sure that there will be extra HD content on DirecTV sometime this year.
By the way, distant local networks are great when I want to see SNL when it's really live! Or when a local football game is blacked out and the visitors are broadcast on the distant station and for the AFL! The AFL usually has two games on Sunday, however only one of them are shown on the local network and I usually get a chance to catch the early game on the distant one...usually.
Even so, I would still like to see the AFL in HD!