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afiggatt

join:2007-07-12
Sterling, VA

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Vote for national HD channels you most want added to Fios

Vote for the national HD channels you want to see added to Fios

Verizon Fios currently has the following national HD channels (as of Oct. 15, 2007):
National (15 channels): TNT, ESPN, ESPN2, NFL, HDNet, HDNet Movies, UniversalHD, Discovery HD Theater, Wealth, Nat Geographic, MHD, Food, HGTV, A&E, Lifetime Movie Network.
Premium channels (5): HBO, Cinemax, Showtime, TMC, Starz.

Side note: Verizon now has a total of 15 national HD channels that are available at no extra charge beyond the HD STB/DVR or with a cable card and long has had the primary channel for all 5 of the premium movie nets. Until very recently, this was ahead of D* and most cable systems, so keep this in mind before people start put up more Fios bashing posts.

The list below is of the national HD channels that are now available which are not on Fios. The list leaves out the RSNs and the west coast feeds of the premium movie channels. If there is an active national HD channel not on this list, please post it.

Animal Planet HD (part of the Discovery channel HD group)
Big Ten HD
Bravo HD
Cartoon Network HD
CNBC HD [all upconverted SD video combined with HD graphics on the 16x9 screen]
CNN HD
Discovery HD (part of the Discovery channel HD group)
Fox Business Network HD
Fuel HD
FX HD
History Channel HD
MGM
MOJO
Outdoor Channel 2 HD? (not sure if anyone carries this channel)
Sci-Fi HD
Science Channel HD (part of the Discovery channel HD group)
ShowTime Too HD
Smithsonian HD
Speed HD
Starz Comedy HD
Starz Edge HD
Starz Kids and Family
TBS HD
TLC HD (part of the Discovery channel HD group)
USA HD
Versus / Golf Channel HD
Weather Channel HD
The 15 Voom channels (only carried by Dish and Cablevision)

There are a number of other channels listed on the DirecTV HD list as starting up in the fall and winter but most don’t have firm start-up dates so they could be months away from starting up. Higher profile HD channels on the upcoming list: ABC Family, Biography, Disney Channel, MTV, Nickelodeon, HBO2, HBO Family, HBO Signature. Until these exist, Fios can’t add them so don't include them in the votes.

No idea which of these, if any, Verizon is planning to add in the near future, but if Verizon does monitor this forum, they might pay attention to the vote totals [or not]. So how about the 5 channels you most want to see in no particular order? I’m going to add up the total votes and update the 1st post from time to time. You can vote for the 15 Voom channels but those are just not going to happen on Fios anytime soon.

Top vote getters in order: as of 11 AM, Oct. 19 with 39 people responding:
22 Discovery HD
19 Sci-Fi HD
15 FX HD
14 USA HD
12 Versus / Golf Channel HD
10 CNN HD
8 Animal Planet HD
8 TBS HD
7 Science Channel HD
6 History Channel HD
5 Big Ten HD
5 Cartoon Network HD
4 Speed HD
4 TLC HD
3 Bravo HD
2 Smithsonian HD
1 Fox Business Network HD
1 MGM
1 MOJO
1 ShowTime Too HD
1 Starz Edge HD
1 Weather Channel HD

I accepted votes for up to 6 entries, I rejected 2 posts who listed more than 6 without prioritizing them. For those who asked for all 4 Discovery channels who also listed 3 or more other channels, I assigned a 1/2 point to each of the four. If the reports that Verizon is adding the 4 Discovery channels at the end of the month are correct, we will get them soon. Maybe a new vote thread in November. I'll update the total if more entries are submitted.

PS. If you reply to this, please don't quote the whole post in your reply.


Hooper
Premium
join:2001-10-22
Castle Rock, CO

Versus HD



Blueman

@viacom.com

Versus / Golf Channel HD



MichiganFan

@alter.net
reply to afiggatt

BIG TEN NETWORK HD


Ronin_R6

join:2007-03-30
Chantilly, VA
reply to afiggatt

The 4 Discovery Networks
Versus/Golf


knarf829

join:2007-06-02
kudos:1
reply to MichiganFan

Maybe FX for when The Shield starts, but most of list looks like a group of also rans and stretch-o-vision wonders to me.

If we're lobbying for HD channel changes, they can go ahead and take A&E HD, LMN HD and Wealth HD away now.


afiggatt

join:2007-07-12
Sterling, VA

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reply to afiggatt

I said vote or list the five HD channels you most want, but ok. Here is my list of the 5 that make sense to add.

USA HD
Sci-Fi HD
FX HD
CNN HD
Discovery HD

USA is often the top rated cable channel. USA, FX and Sci-Fi all have high rated (for cable) scripted series shot in HD that many of us want to see. Add CNN-HD for some news coverage in HD. Add Discovery-HD because it is a top 10 cable channel and I want to see Mythbusters in HD! However, not sure if Discovery will allow Verizon to pick 1 of their 4 new channels or whether Verizon is obligated to carry all 4 or none.


antioch

join:2007-10-06
Pomona, CA
kudos:1

Versus
USA
FX
CNN
Discovery


JPL
Premium
join:2007-04-04
Downingtown, PA
kudos:4
reply to afiggatt

Discovery
Sci Fi
USA



pflog
Bueller? Bueller?
Premium,MVM
join:2001-09-01
El Dorado Hills, CA
kudos:3

1 edit
reply to afiggatt

Why not make this an mpoll?

Anyway...mine:

Sci-Fi HD
Discovery HD
Scient Channel HD
Big Ten HD
Animal Planet HD



DRII

@mar.med.navy.mil
reply to afiggatt

FX HD
CNN HD
Tennis Channel HD
Nickelodeon HD
Versus HD



CeeZee

join:2007-04-11
Wynnewood, PA
reply to afiggatt

Discovery channel HD group (I know, I'm cheating here)
Sci-Fi HD
ShowTime Too HD
Starz Edge HD
Versus / Golf Channel HD



Dirty_Harry

join:2007-08-07
Trenton, NJ
reply to afiggatt

Speed HD
Versus / Golf Channel HD


legalaliens

join:2007-02-23
Fairfax, VA
reply to afiggatt

Sci-Fi
Versus / Golf Channel
History Channel
CNN HD



keyboards

join:2001-02-14
Doylestown, PA

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reply to afiggatt

Sci-Fi HD
Speed HD
Discovery HD (group)
Big Ten HD

EDIT OK, you said 5 so let's add USA HD
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REMEMBER: Stupidity should be painful !!


Rob20895

join:2005-05-02
Kensington, MD
reply to afiggatt

Animal Planet HD (part of the Discovery channel HD group)
Bravo HD
Discovery HD (part of the Discovery channel HD group)
FX HD
History Channel HD
Science Channel HD (part of the Discovery channel HD group)
TBS HD
TLC HD (part of the Discovery channel HD group)
USA HD
Versus / Golf Channel HD


bcushman

join:2007-04-01
Warwick, RI
reply to afiggatt

Discovery HD
Science HD
FX HD
Animal Plant HD
CNN HD



AVITWeb

join:2002-01-11
Trenton, NJ
reply to afiggatt

said by afiggatt:

I said vote or list the five HD channels you most want, but ok. Here is my list of the 5 that make sense to add.

USA HD
Sci-Fi HD
FX HD
CNN HD
Discovery HD

USA is often the top rated cable channel. USA, FX and Sci-Fi all have high rated (for cable) scripted series shot in HD that many of us want to see. Add CNN-HD for some news coverage in HD. Add Discovery-HD because it is a top 10 cable channel and I want to see Mythbusters in HD! However, not sure if Discovery will allow Verizon to pick 1 of their 4 new channels or whether Verizon is obligated to carry all 4 or none.

I've gotta go with you afiggatt.....But i would want the Discovery package...

ciucca

join:2004-05-24
Westfield, NJ
reply to afiggatt

How about MSG-HD!!

Directv is offering it, so the story that io cable (The Dolans) will not give it out is false!! How did Directv get it?



aaronwt
Premium
join:2004-11-07
Woodbridge, VA
reply to afiggatt

How about a poll?


afiggatt

join:2007-07-12
Sterling, VA

said by aaronwt:

How about a poll?
I don't think dslreports supports multiple choice polls where people would be limited to 5 choices or less. Can dslreports handle polls of 28 options?

Anyway, it is not that hard to add up the channels people list using a spreadsheet.


Vamp9190
Premium
join:2002-02-11
Chantilly, VA
kudos:1
reply to afiggatt

Fox Soccer Channel
Discovery
Bravo
TBS
USA


JPL
Premium
join:2007-04-04
Downingtown, PA
kudos:4

said by Vamp9190:

Fox Soccer Channel
Discovery
Bravo
TBS
USA
Ok, I officially change my vote! If they have Fox Soccer in HD, that I DO want.


djrobx
Premium
join:2000-05-31
Valencia, CA
kudos:2

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reply to afiggatt

SCIFI HD
USA HD
Discovery HD

I see no reason why Verizon can't just add Discovery -- most cable systems have Discovery HD and not the others.


GoIU

join:2005-05-19
reply to afiggatt

Big Ten Network


eric87m

join:2003-12-07
Atlanta, GA
reply to afiggatt

DiscoveryHD
ScienceHD
Sci-FiHD



cableties
Premium
join:2005-01-27
reply to afiggatt

ALL of them. Why discriminate ?



MeatChicken

join:2007-08-15
Paramus, NJ
reply to afiggatt

SciFi HD
USA HD
The Discovery Channel HD Group
Mojo
Bravo HD
CNN HD



blateyblatey

@covad.net
reply to afiggatt

Which of these channels are showing actual HD content? I read that many of the "HD" channels aren't actually showing HD, but just stretched SD. I can already "stretch" the SD content myself.


mglunt

join:2001-09-10
Fredericksburg, VA
reply to afiggatt

In order of preference.

TLC HD
Versus / Golf Channel HD
NHL Network HD
Discovery HD
History Channel HD
Cartoon Network HD
ShowTime Too HD
Starz Comedy HD
Starz Edge HD