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Steve3

join:2010-01-28
Springfield, NJ
reply to MeatChicken

Re: New HD channels coming anytime soon?

I am sure that more HD channels will be added. That is why they are moving to mpeg4. I remember years ago, they did a couple of big additions, and will probably do the same. It is a competitive industry, and more channels attract more customers.


Greg2600

join:2008-05-20
Belleville, NJ
said by Steve3:

I am sure that more HD channels will be added. That is why they are moving to mpeg4. I remember years ago, they did a couple of big additions, and will probably do the same. It is a competitive industry, and more channels attract more customers.

Not really, that's why they've done nothing about it.

said by sbernstein5:

Read between the lines "don't involve conversion of existing channels" can easily be read as "new channels will be added as MPEG4"

Given that poster came out of nowhere, I'll stick with our regulars, who have said some channels will move.

knarf829

join:2007-06-02
kudos:1
reply to Steve3
said by Steve3:

It is a competitive industry, and more channels attract more customers.

Do you see any provider advertising their number or breadth of HD channels anymore? I can't think of one. If that's what attracted customers, they would be.

Around here, it's Comcast, Verizon and satellite. None of them say much about the number of HD channels in their ads. It's all features, and Verizon's feature is the quality, not quantity, of the channels.


JeepMatt
C'mon the U
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join:2001-12-28
Wilmington, DE
kudos:3
reply to Greg2600
Greg-
Trust Hot Stuff...they may be new to the board, but are in the know.
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dcowboy

join:2012-05-10
reply to knarf829
said by knarf829:

said by Steve3:

It is a competitive industry, and more channels attract more customers.

Do you see any provider advertising their number or breadth of HD channels anymore? I can't think of one.

Yes.
Got a fios ad in the mail & it says the plan has 275+ channels including 75+ HD.

WhatsHot

join:2012-05-10
reply to JeepMatt
Thanks, JeepMatt.

I don't know that Verizon will never convert existing channels, I just know they won't this or next year. My understanding is that doing so was initially a consideration, but for many complicated reasons, it came off the table.

I would make the observation that Verizon's recent additions seem to reflect that they understand the need to add HD content. If I knew nothing, I'd assume Verizon isn't going to suddenly un-understand that.


TitusTroy

join:2009-06-18
New York, NY
said by WhatsHot:

I don't know that Verizon will never convert existing channels, I just know they won't this or next year

ouch!...painful...makes me give serious consideration to switching back to RCN