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FIOS4cable

join:2009-05-08
NYC

[HD] NEW HD Channels when ???

Does FIOS Plan to add any HD channels in the near future?



JeepMatt
C'mon the U
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join:2001-12-28
Wilmington, DE
kudos:3

If you consider near the next 2 months "at least", then no.
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"ONE team - ONE city - ONE dream!!"


Acct101
Premium
join:2011-09-20
Bensalem, PA

Is it me, or when I listened to their latest commerical, Fios was talking about how they alway add new channel content... REALLY?



HenryFarpolo
Premium
join:2003-08-31
Andover, MA

How many "new HD" threads have we had since the last time Verizon added new HD channels??



JeepMatt
C'mon the U
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join:2001-12-28
Wilmington, DE
kudos:3

Well, it's been over 12 months since they've added a block of channels, so probably quite many threads!
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"ONE team - ONE city - ONE dream!!"



aaronwt
Premium
join:2004-11-07
Woodbridge, VA
reply to Acct101

said by Acct101:

Is it me, or when I listened to their latest commerical, Fios was talking about how they alway add new channel content... REALLY?

Did it say channel content or HD channel content?

kes601

join:2007-04-14
Virginia Beach, VA
kudos:2
reply to HenryFarpolo

said by HenryFarpolo:

How many "new HD" threads have we had since the last time Verizon added new HD channels??

Probably more threads than we have HDs


Greg2600

join:2008-05-20
Belleville, NJ
reply to Acct101

said by Acct101:

Is it me, or when I listened to their latest commerical, Fios was talking about how they alway add new channel content... REALLY?

If you speak Spanish, yes.

FiosTV1080I

join:2010-09-06
united state
reply to FIOS4cable

In the Summer Time If were Lucky , will get New HD channels.



jodhak

@rga.com
reply to FIOS4cable

anyone know what Twitter Joe's list is like.. are these some of the channels we can expect?!?!?

GolTV
FuelTV
Fox Soccer Plus
CBS Sports
BBC America
Cartoon Network
Crime & Investigation
Style
Sundance
Hallmark


RBost

join:2009-07-07
Richmond, VA

I heard that a new .crap channel will be available soon. There seems to be a federal law that only Vz. can carry these channels, so I's sure that we will be getting that.



bohratom
Jersey Shore is back again.

join:2011-07-07
Red Bank NJ
reply to FIOS4cable

Didn't someone from verizon post last month that when Disney Jr is added this month that it will include HD?



JeepMatt
C'mon the U
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Wilmington, DE
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said by bohratom:

Didn't someone from verizon post last month that when Disney Jr is added this month that it will include HD?

It will launch an HD version, but not here. 14 months now they've been trying to find more capacity. Man, they need to hire me to run this project! LOL.

Here's the lineup to drool over - we'll probably never match it - but it's awesome. 198 HD's in Orlando on Brighthouse.

»tvlistings.zap2it.com/tvlistings···L09477:X

FIOS4cable

join:2009-05-08
NYC
reply to JeepMatt

I could wait 2 month. Thank for the update



joe01880

join:2007-10-26
Wakefield, MA
reply to JeepMatt

said by JeepMatt:

said by bohratom:

Didn't someone from verizon post last month that when Disney Jr is added this month that it will include HD?

It will launch an HD version, but not here. 14 months now they've been trying to find more capacity. Man, they need to hire me to run this project! LOL.

Here's the lineup to drool over - we'll probably never match it - but it's awesome. 198 HD's in Orlando on Brighthouse.

»tvlistings.zap2it.com/tvlistings···L09477:X

I dont really care if i have c-span in HD and for the rest of it at what price and what PQ do all those channels come at? A HD channel that shows mostly stretch-o-vision IMO is not HD, its an annoyance and waste of space.

I have had FiOS for quite a while now and still have more content recorded on 2 TiVo's and a 7232 then I watch in a week.or a month.
The one thing that matters most to me is PQ, i have not forgotten what RCN's PQ was like or Comcast as i see them in family and freinds homes regularly. Nor have i forgotten how much the Dish companies charge for programming compared to what i pay now for almost as many channels and for a few dollars more then i was paying for satellite programing i get broadband intenet and telephone too.
Verizon will add more channels after they catch their breath and the tech catchs up to the demand and after they do, even before, your prices will go up


45612019

join:2004-02-05
New York, NY

I was in Bright House territory lately and C-SPAN HD looks really good. Everything they aired was native HD with top-notch graphics presentation. For most channels I do not believe their picture quality is any worse than Verizon's.

There is no reason to be defending Verizon over this. They dropped the ball and we all know it. Even if you don't watch channels like C-SPAN, Cartoon Network, BBC America, Game Show Network, etc. it's embarrassing that a little cable company in Florida carries over 50 more HD channels than Verizon's "state of the art" national fiber optics network.



joe01880

join:2007-10-26
Wakefield, MA

said by 45612019:

There is no reason to be defending Verizon over this.

Im not defending anyone, at least I didnt think i was.
Much like Funimation and Bridges I could care less about C-Span and even less about it in HD, not given Vz seems to have space constraints and there are many other channels I would rather see in HD then C-Span, or Funimation or Bridges SD or otherwise. Include in that any .TV channels too yet I'm sure there are some who cant live without .TV channels and Funimation and i guess... C-Span HD


bohratom
Jersey Shore is back again.

join:2011-07-07
Red Bank NJ
reply to 45612019

said by 45612019:

There is no reason to be defending Verizon over this. They dropped the ball and we all know it. Even if you don't watch channels like C-SPAN, Cartoon Network, BBC America, Game Show Network, etc. it's embarrassing that a little cable company in Florida carries over 50 more HD channels than Verizon's "state of the art" national fiber optics network.

Verizon also has alot of HD channels that Bright House does not like HDNET, HDNET Movies, NFL Network and NFL Redzone. Also when it comes to premium channels verizon has 2x more HBO/Showtime/Starz/Encore/Max HD channels. I guess its all on how some people see the glass half full and other half empty.

BTW my info is from avsforums HD list so as I do not have Bright House I cannot confirm the list.

»www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthre···=1058081


45612019

join:2004-02-05
New York, NY

Oooh, Verizon has a whole four HD channels that Bright House doesn't. That sure makes up for the 50+ that Bright House has which Verizon doesn't.

Also, all I have to say is, if carrying a bunch of useless redundant "West" feeds counts as having "twice as many premium channels" then we truly are in sad shape over here in FiOS land.

That very chart you linked even proves yourself wrong. Some of the premiums Bright House carries in HD which Verizon does not:

@max
ActionMax West
ThrillerMax West
Encore West
HBO 2 West
HBO Comedy West
HBO Family West
HBO Latino West
HBO Signature West
HBO Zone West
IndiePlex
RetroPlex
Movie Channel West
Movie Channel Xtra West
Showtime Beyond
Showtime Beyond West
Showtime Next
Showtime Next West
Showtime Women
Showtime Women West
Starz West

The only four premium HD channels Verizon has which Bright House doesn't? EPIX and EPIX 2, Starz Comedy and Starz Edge.

Some of the non-premium HD movie channels Bright House carries which Verizon does not include Sundance Channel, FEARnet, Fox Movie Channel, Hallmark, Turner Classic Movies... amongst others...



bohratom
Jersey Shore is back again.

join:2011-07-07
Red Bank NJ

said by 45612019:

That very chart you linked even proves yourself wrong.

You looking at the same chart I am?

Verizon 43 HD channels for HBO/starz/showtime/tmc/epix/max
Bright House 30 HD channels

Any hoot its obvious you have your view and I have mine..


JeepMatt
C'mon the U
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Wilmington, DE
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·Verizon FiOS
·Comcast

I can't wait for later this year when all the people that just recently were given 6xxx series boxes can't watch any of the new HD channels.
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"ONE team - ONE city - ONE dream!!"



bohratom
Jersey Shore is back again.

join:2011-07-07
Red Bank NJ

said by JeepMatt:

I can't wait for later this year when all the people that just recently were given 6xxx series boxes can't watch any of the new HD channels.

You like throwing that red meat out there don't ya....

BTW any links for that info or is it just from internal sources?


45612019

join:2004-02-05
New York, NY
reply to bohratom

Clearly I'm not, as the chart I'm looking at clearly states 41 Premiums for Verizon and 50 Premiums for Bright House.


tennisman94

join:2010-02-18
Palm Harbor, FL
kudos:2
reply to JeepMatt

said by JeepMatt:

I can't wait for later this year when all the people that just recently were given 6xxx series boxes can't watch any of the new HD channels.

YES MPEG 4 FINALLY!

shark2k

join:2008-06-01
West Orange, NJ
reply to JeepMatt

said by JeepMatt:

I can't wait for later this year when all the people that just recently were given 6xxx series boxes can't watch any of the new HD channels.

How late is later this year? Second half? Second quarter second half? Can you give any idea as to that?

Thanks

-Shark2k

Acct101
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join:2011-09-20
Bensalem, PA
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·Comcast
·Verizon FiOS
·T-Mobile US

With all due respect, JeepMatt has doesn't know when we are getting new channels. He was pushing the envelope last summer that we would be getting this massive upgrade. It never came to pass. My personal opinion is, we are stuck with what we have and will have to live with it, unless Fios gives up Fiber Optics which doesn't seem to work as planned.


shark2k

join:2008-06-01
West Orange, NJ

said by Acct101:

With all due respect, JeepMatt has doesn't know when we are getting new channels. He was pushing the envelope last summer that we would be getting this massive upgrade. It never came to pass. My personal opinion is, we are stuck with what we have and will have to live with it, unless Fios gives up Fiber Optics which doesn't seem to work as planned.

Not sure what massive upgrade you are referring to, but we got 1.9 last year (it did take longer than anticipated, but we did get it). I don't recall JeepMatt mentioning a massive HD channel add though.

-Shark2k


Jackarino
YacCity
Premium
join:2006-12-28
Allendale, NJ
kudos:1
reply to FIOS4cable

Do we really need a massive HD channel addition



Greg2600

join:2008-05-20
Belleville, NJ

said by Jackarino:

Do we really need a massive HD channel addition

There's probably up to a dozen networks that are often watched, which FIOS doesn't have.

PS: Has JeepMatt been hijacked by TJ?


Jackarino
YacCity
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join:2006-12-28
Allendale, NJ
kudos:1

For me I have no complaints. But there are a number of non Hd channels none of which I watch