reply to JeepMatt
Re: [HD] NEW HD Channels when ???
said by Acct101:I never thought I'd see the day where TJ was considered more spot on and reliable than our own JeepMatt
I have grown to really respect Twitter Joe and the informative information he gives us. He is always spot on and reliable.
said by JeepMatt: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.
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.
said by JeepMatt: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...
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.
said by JeepMatt: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?
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.