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Zero

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

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

Looks like NFL RedZone's QAM slot has been reclaimed by VZ now that the regular season is over.

Hopefully this in combination with the few channels Verizon decided to let expire at the end of the year will be replaced with some quality HD programming announced at CES and actually launched before spring.



icemannyr1

join:2001-04-11
Township Of Washington, NJ

Unless I'm missing somethng,
nothing significant is going to happen till FiOS replaces the MPEG2 only older STBs and DVRs with newer STBs that support MPEG4.
Then they can deliver all the channels delivered in MPEG4 as MPEG4 and gain more space.
The only other option is to do like other cable systems and re compress channels to fit more HD channels in the QAM channel.



Andy from CA
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join:2008-09-05
Anaheim, CA

said by icemannyr1:

Unless I'm missing somethng,
nothing significant is going to happen till FiOS replaces the MPEG2 only older STBs and DVRs with newer STBs that support MPEG4.
Then they can deliver all the channels delivered in MPEG4 as MPEG4 and gain more space.

And they'll gain even more space by eliminating SD simulcast channels for SD only boxes as I believe all the MPEG4 boxes do HD.