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Webcobbler

@verizon.net
reply to nascar

Re: [HD] Maybe this means more HD will follow...

Yes, what does this mean?

Are we getting TV GUIDE HD? MSG PLUS2 HD ? H2HD?

Now that would be BIG.


bushleaguer

join:2007-01-22
Gillette, NJ
reply to nascar

said by nascar:

I think this is going to be BIG!

They're raising the equipment rental fee again?


miataman

join:2010-10-27
Chelmsford, MA
kudos:1
Reviews:
·Verizon FiOS

said by nascar:

I think this is going to be BIG!

IMG 1.9.2 promised for 2014 ??
LOL
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"My hat, my cane, Jeeves".


TitusTroy

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

said by nascar:

I think this is going to be BIG!

you talking about the Nascar Sprint Cup or FiOS?

bsangs

join:2002-08-21
Montclair, NJ
kudos:1
Reviews:
·Verizon FiOS
reply to Webcobbler

said by Webcobbler :

Yes, what does this mean?

Are we getting TV GUIDE HD? MSG PLUS2 HD ? H2HD?

Now that would be BIG.

For the record, getting TV Guide HD would be the farthest thing from "Big" that I can imagine.

Strommy

join:2010-04-23
King Of Prussia, PA

said by bsangs:

said by Webcobbler :

Yes, what does this mean?

Are we getting TV GUIDE HD? MSG PLUS2 HD ? H2HD?

Now that would be BIG.

For the record, getting TV Guide HD would be the farthest thing from "Big" that I can imagine.

The only thing WORSE than adding TV Guide HD would them adding the other .tv channel.
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Verizon is becoming the new Comcast

Those .tv channels have got to go!!!!!!!!!!

thetick

join:2009-06-22
White Plains, NY
reply to nascar

The TV GUIDE HD channel would not be my first choice to add , but I did watch an OK movie, My Dog Skip, with my toddler on that channel the other night. It would have been better in HD.

The TV GUIDE HD channel is not a complete waste like the .tv channels!


MURICA

join:2013-01-03

1 recommendation

reply to nascar

Turner Classic Movies HD. Now that would be the biggest possible waste of space.


Acct101

join:2011-09-20
Bensalem, PA
reply to nascar

Well, I think this is we're maxed out on any new HD channels as it would seem we will only see Fios remove channels to cut cost. Ignoring all the foreign channels, what has Fios really done big in the past couple of years?



somebodeez
Premium,MVM
join:2001-09-24
here
Reviews:
·Verizon FiOS
reply to MURICA

said by MURICA:

Turner Classic Movies HD. Now that would be the biggest possible waste of space.

Whoops - I gave you a thumbsup but then realized that I misread your post.

I disagree. I would LOVE to *finally* have TCM in HD!

bsangs

join:2002-08-21
Montclair, NJ
kudos:1
Reviews:
·Verizon FiOS

said by somebodeez:

said by MURICA:

Turner Classic Movies HD. Now that would be the biggest possible waste of space.

Whoops - I gave you a thumbsup but then realized that I misread your post.

I disagree. I would LOVE to *finally* have TCM in HD!

From what I've read they don't even show anything in HD on TMC.


matcarl
Premium
join:2007-03-09
Franklin Square, NY

1 recommendation

The signal is still 1080i which would give a clearer picture than the SD



johnf2
Bucks County, PA. VHO8
Premium
join:2001-12-31
Feasterville Trevose, PA

1 edit

1 recommendation

matcarl said: [TCM HD] the signal is still 1080i which would give a clearer picture than the SD.

That is why we need it in HD! They show the classics, they deserve the best quality signal possible.
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VHO8



Webcobbler

@verizon.net
reply to matcarl

According to the channel PDF, FiOS states that TV GUIDE HD will be availiable in all markets in February. So I think def by March 1st, bc it may be contractual? Why would they say that if it wasn't true?

Some may not like this channel addition, but it is better then what they could add.

Anyway. I still state that , if they say they will add this channel in HD in all markets in Feb on a channel PDF that lists all channels in every package , it will be so? Correct?



Webcobbler

@verizon.net
reply to johnf2

John,

I agree that TCM HD would be great bc it's 1080. I was watching Ben Hur last night. Great movie, but in HD, ESP 1080, it would've been much much better.

Possibly compared to the quality of BBC America and BBC America HD. when we first got the channel in HD, I was amazed bc it was In 1080. It was a night and day comparison.



jd4d

@verizon.net
reply to johnf2

I'd gladly take TCM HD over TRU-TV. Aside from NCAA what else does tru-tv show? Maybe they should consider a rotate of some of these HD channels. NFL net - it can go and bring in MLB Net. I don't blame other cable ops. from dumping channels that aren't producing.


skottey_

join:2009-07-06
Saint Petersburg, FL
reply to Mac973

said by Mac973:

The tricky thing with "crap" channels is that they are sometimes owned by larger networks that require the providers to carry these other networks as part of a package deal. "You want Discovery Channel"? "Well then you have to carry I.D. too". Nothing against that channel, just making a point.

ID is a horrible example! It is a fantastic channel. A better example may be "if you want to carry MTV and VH1 you need to carry VH1 Soul" (a true crap channel). ID is one of the best basic cable channels out there. It is right up there with A&E, AMC (for the series, not movies), FX, History, NatGeo, and Discovery Channel itself. How dare you use ID in an example? LOL

skottey_

join:2009-07-06
Saint Petersburg, FL
reply to Timothy28

said by Timothy28:

Good point, what channels are left that they don't carry that people want?

There are plenty of channels people want. Bring back the two Cinemax west feeds in HD. TCM HD, H2 HD, and Epix has a third HD channel. I am also sure there are those out there that would like to see OWN HD. What about MTV2 HD? There are tons of channels they could add.

Timothy28

join:2006-05-13
Lewisville, TX

H2 HD the third EPIX would be nice. I would like to see sony movie in HD not just the linear one.



Ike1

join:2012-06-02
Newark, NJ

1 recommendation

reply to MURICA

said by MURICA:

Turner Classic Movies HD. Now that would be the biggest possible waste of space.

I disagree strongly. I realize that nothing on TCM is actually in HD and that it's all upconverted, and this offends purists. Sure, it could look better if it were true HD like the European version of the channel with enormous bandwidth, but I'll take what I can get.

I had TCM HD when I had Cablevision. It looked very nice. It's the only thing I miss about Cablevision (besides the 24-hour customer service staffed by actual local people with actual local accents, but I never used that much anyway).

bushleaguer

join:2007-01-22
Gillette, NJ
reply to nascar

There's a lot that Verizon could add to the basic HD channels (not the premium movie or sports channels, that is) that other carriers provide. Just to add....my wife loves to watch shows on Headline News and the last time we re-upped with Verizon a few months ago all I heard was "they're going to add HLN HD, right? Comcast has it....why can't Verizon?"


sbernstein5

join:2005-01-18
10024-5650
reply to nascar

What I'd really like to see are the 2 Starz subchannels which are offered in HD but not provided (Starz Cinema, my most desired Starz, unfortunately, and Starz In Black), a couple of Showtime subchannels which are not provided -- all of which we should be entitled to if we're already paying for the Starz & Showtime packages....

I'd also really like Sundance (which, at least back when I had it on Time Warner has lots of indie stuff that's not really shown anywhere else...not sure if that's still the case), BBC World News HD, which they do carry in SD (the local Time Warner franchise just started carrying the SD & HD version of this), and Ovation HD (not a frequently watched channel, admittedly).



johnf2
Bucks County, PA. VHO8
Premium
join:2001-12-31
Feasterville Trevose, PA
Reviews:
·Verizon FiOS

Yes, I would go for BBC World News in HD, they have a different spin on the world. Then H2: History2 HD, and, of course, TCM:Turner Classic Movies HD as said previously. If only they could free up the space then we could start to really be in HD heaven.
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VHO8


MURICA

join:2013-01-03
reply to nascar

TCM HD does NOT air any HD content.

TCM HD does NOT air any HD content.

TCM HD does NOT air any HD content.

How many times must this be said? TCM HD does nothing that your set top box or your television cannot do to TCM SD. Take a standard definition source and upscale it to 1920x1080.

Turner has high definition masters for many of their movies but they refuse to air them on the American version of TCM HD. The American TCM HD has never aired a single movie in high definition.

Only the European TCM HD channel airs movies in native HD. Why do the Europeans get a native TCM HD? It is a mystery. Perhaps they have better regulation, or a smarter population that actually knows what high definition is and won't be fooled just because the network adds HD to its name.

That is why TCM HD would be the biggest waste of space Verizon could add - because there is nothing "HD" about it. And I don't want Turner getting any carriage fees for the HD feed of this lazy, half-assed 24/7 upscale channel from Verizon subscribers. They don't deserve them, and it's a shame that other companies like Time Warner and DirecTV are rewarding Turner for this fiasco. The movies aired on TCM deserve better treatment than they're getting in America.



MeatChicken

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

Any updates on TVG-HD 694?



WebCobbler

@verizon.net

Yes, I agree. Any updates on TVGUIDE HD? The rest of us were suppose to get it by this date. According to reps, and the PDF channel guide. I have a link to it , if people want.

It states that the HD channel will be in all markets in Feb 2013.



matcarl
Premium
join:2007-03-09
Franklin Square, NY

Today is the last day of February, another missed deadline



nycdave
Premium,MVM
join:1999-11-16
Melville, NY
kudos:14
Reviews:
·Verizon FiOS
reply to nycdave

said by nycdave:

Last word I got was by the end of 1st Quarter 2013...But that is still subject to change.

I posted this in mid January...

nfotiu

join:2009-01-25
reply to nascar

Please take away the TV Guide channel and add the rest of the Center Ice channels. So infuriating that a package that expensive is still not showing more than half the games in HD.



More Fiber
Premium,MVM
join:2005-09-26
West Chester, PA
kudos:29

said by nfotiu:

So infuriating that a package that expensive is still not showing more than half the games in HD.

And yet you still pay for it. Vote with your wallet and tell VZ you're not subscribing until all the games are in HD.
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