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JeepMatt
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join:2001-12-28
Wilmington, DE
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reply to Acct101

Re: [HD] NEW HD Channels when ???

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.

Hey all- was away in Chicago for a few days so haven't had much time to check the threads.

Jeez Acct! A local bashing me? I expected some love from my PA folks.

Actually, I know exactly when we are getting new channels. Out of respect for the folks that provide me this information, I tend to wait until close to the launch to make any mention of it.

As far as last year (and me "pushing the envelope"), if anyone remembers my thread where all of a sudden I noticed my Weatherscan and Music Choice channels had moved to 99MHz (and I subsequently lost all of them on one coax run) - VZ was running tests on expanding the QAM block to include frequencies that fell within the FM radio band. Unfortunately, using me as a prime example - they found way too many signal problems and noise ingress. Once they ran a brand new coax line (the original line was only 2 years old) - I had no signal loss at all. The slightest kink in the line ruined it entirely - and I lived very close to a local Wilmington FM radio tower.

This handful of QAM's was going to be the driver behind the 15+ HD's we were supposed to see (and that Twitter Joe was most likely referring to). Nevertheless, that effort was shelved to my disappointment, but I could only image the increase in service calls it would've caused if they had gone through with it.

This year is onto new initiatives that i've already alluded to - and they are happening. Just know that VZ is actually hard at work right now to satisfy our constant bitching.

Stay tuned all..
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FiosTV1080I

join:2010-09-06
united state

Any ideas what HD channels will be receiving and when exactly?


chewypgh

join:2007-12-17
Pittsburgh, PA
reply to JeepMatt

Since you made mention of it, are we close?



Onedollar

join:2001-08-27
Pomona, CA
kudos:6
reply to JeepMatt

and once they are added, the bitching will switch to increase prices passed to customers from extra content provided



TitusTroy

join:2009-06-18
New York, NY
reply to JeepMatt

how many new channels will we get?...will they include the ones most people have been screaming about for years (Cartoon Network HD, BBC-America HD etc)...summer time frame or later?



joe01880

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

said by Onedollar:

and once they are added, the bitching will switch

No one will get exactly what everyone wants and people that bitch about more yesterday will still do so. More of the same.


Zero

join:2009-07-01
Collegeville, PA
reply to JeepMatt

said by Acct101:

I have grown to really respect Twitter Joe and the informative information he gives us. He is always spot on and reliable.

I never thought I'd see the day where TJ was considered more spot on and reliable than our own JeepMatt…
said by JeepMatt:

Actually, I know exactly when we are getting new channels. Out of respect for the folks that provide me this information, I tend to wait until close to the launch to make any mention of it.

I'm sure they appreciate that and I know I speak for most of us when I say that we appreciate you passing along your information when the time is right.
said by JeepMatt:

This handful of QAM's was going to be the driver behind the 15+ HD's we were supposed to see (and that Twitter Joe was most likely referring to). Nevertheless, that effort was shelved to my disappointment, but I could only image the increase in service calls it would've caused if they had gone through with it.

It's a shame to hear that they shelved the effort to use the FM band QAM block. I remember you mentioning it last year. The biggest problem, as you found out, is that the wiring practically has to be perfectly installed. The slightest imperfection in the wiring will cause signal issues/noise ingress - from a bad end, unterminated splitter port, not enough shielding on the line, or a ever so slightly loose cable. I can only imagine how much of an increase in service calls that would be...
said by JeepMatt:

This year is onto new initiatives that i've already alluded to - and they are happening. Just know that VZ is actually hard at work right now to satisfy our constant bitching.

Now you use the word initiatives meaning more than one. You alluded to MPEG-4, but what's the status on IPTV? I'm curious to see how far VZ has progressed on it since their launch on the Xbox. Is there any other initiative that VZ is exploring besides these two?