While satellite capacity allows us to carry a great number of channels, there are still space limitations that we need to take into consideration. Rather than use up our channel capacity to carry two versions of a limited number of channels, we feel we can offer customers a better value and greater variety by giving them more channels to choose from, which appeal to a broad range of interests. By using the East Coast show times, we're able to serve the most customers because our West Coast audiences are still able to enjoy the shows, only at an earlier time.
You might want to consider upgrading your current system to a DIRECTV DVR if you find that current show times are inconvenient for you. With a DIRECTV DVR, you can record any show you want onto the system's hard drive at the touch of a button and you can watch it whenever you want. You can even set the receiver to record an entire season of your shows, even if they move to a new day or time. Visit http://directv.com/dvr for more information.