Originally posted by sikoniko
I stated that I dont believe HD is a priority to comcast, and I stand by that. Tier or no tier. Would I pay extra? I don't know. I have hbohd, but not the others. But I enjoy having the option of having the others and feel the same about other HD channels.
What irritates me is that they boast about HD channels and HD TVs not being complete w/o comcast and then they drag their feet on adding channels. My local WB is HD, but said due to comcasts terms, they refuse to sign an agreement for retransmission.
quote taken from local WB:
I did get foxhd recently, and that is a great addition, but it seems that what directed comcast to add that was football. I suspect the execs dont care much for the nba or it would be a priority to add tnt.
btw, VOD isn't all it is cracked up to be IMO...
The local WB here in Jacksonville plain out sucks. It has a weak signal that is directional, and that directional only covers about 20% of the market with a somewhat decent signal.
Try having a ChannelMaster 3018 mounted outside and not being able to get WB from 21 miles straight away. All other signals from the same tower site had 90-95% signal. Thats how piss-poor the WB here is. Their management has even said they don't see why they should care about the 8 people who can see it:http://jacksonville.com/tu-online/st...highdef1.shtml
"That's something we've been looking at; what are we going to do with the additional bandwidth?" said Mike Liff, general manager of WJWB TV-17. The station, a WB affiliate, may consider creating a movie channel if it creates a second digital channel.
But WJWB doesn't see a reason to push forward with multicasting now. Its digital station won't even reach full power until next year.
"For the eight people who have it, we didn't think the expense was worth it," Liff said.
Dont blame Comcast for that.
BTW, we have what? 12 available HD channels? (5 locals, CBS, PBS, NBC, ABC, FOX) . I would say that is pretty good service.
Could it be more? Yup, but Im not complaining.
You want to complain? Go yell at the local WB.