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post #1 of 19 Old 04-19-2005, 12:31 PM - Thread Starter
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My Question To FSN Florida:
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Would FSN HD ever be available to cable systems like Time Warner of Cape Coral or Comcast in South Florida? I have HD Cable from Time Warner and it is great to see the games in widescreen HD when ESPN airs them.

Last year I was able to catch a Marlins HD game at Sears when VOOM was still on and it was stunning. I hope that FSN Florida HD gets back on the air soon and on my HDTV!
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Hello again, yes HD will definitely be available to all of our cable affiliates, including Time Warner, they are very impressive as you mentioned, we expect to have 50% of all our MLB produced in high definition in 2006.

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Sweet!

Hopefully it will be on Adelphia here in West Palm, they did say all cable affiliates.
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By 2006 all of SoFla's cable systems will be either Comcast, Time Warner, or Charter as Adelphia will likely be eaten up by Time Warner/Comcast.

Edit: Except for the enclaves in Weston and Coral Springs that are serviced by Advanced.

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True.
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That means better things as Adelphia has been a bit behind Comcast, Time Warner, and Charter in HD and Sports RSNs.

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That means I have to get Advanced Cable just for the HD Marlins games! :rolleyes: I know D* won't have HD RSNs by then. Maybe Advanced Cable will have a HD-Marlins only package by then so I don't have to spend ridiculous money to watch them. ;)
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D* is carrying HD RSNs right, now but so far only the ones 100% owned by fox and YES, so FSN Florida is not likely to be carried by them
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FSN Florida is now owned 100% by News Corp. It and FSN Ohio were closed on this past Friday by News Corp.

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Yea available as in, if the price per sub is right. ;)

Anyway it seems like everything is next year. Why not this year damnit! :mad:
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Oh you're right. I keep forgetting that.
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They did HD games of Marlins and Tampa Bay last year when they were own by both NewsCorp and Rainbow. Not aware of what happened to the HD equipment that they had before.
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D* is carrying HD RSNs right, now but so far only the ones 100% owned by fox and YES, so FSN Florida is not likely to be carried by them
Will that ever change?

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Well apparently FSN Florida is now part of this 100% thing I mentioned, so they may show up on D8. still no clue when this HD starts and as to which games they will be.
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D* is carrying HD RSNs right, now but so far only the ones 100% owned by fox and YES, so FSN Florida is not likely to be carried by them
YES-HD is blacked out in SFlorida. If D* has any other HD RSN channels, I've been unable to find them. Which ones are you getting?
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I didn't say anyone outside of the markets get them, just that they're carried. So of course YES-HD would be blackout out here ;)
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I didn't say anyone outside of the markets get them, just that they're carried. So of course YES-HD would be blackout out here ;)
Thanks. However, I don't agree with the "of course". YES-SD is not blacked out.
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My Question To FSN Florida:


Here is the Response From FSN Florida's Diana Hanford
Last year it was about 95% of the games on FSN Florida that were in HD. Why is she talking about only 50%?
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Joel, Marlins games (in SD) often show up in the 600-channel area. Look I think 634, but I'd have to check. Those are channels you don't normally get unless you have the Sports package, but if the channel covers your region then you get it whether you have Sports or not. We also get Braves games that way.
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Last year it was about 95% of the games on FSN Florida that were in HD. Why is she talking about only 50%?
FSN only carried certain away games and all home games towards the end of 2004. I don't recall it being 90%. I don't think 50% is unreasonable because that would be almost all the home games.

Something is better than nothing. The demand for HD trucks is greater than supply and that is likely why they can't do all 150 in 2006 yet.

BTW, comcast's deal to buy Adelphia with Time Warner will trade all Florida Time Warner and Adelphia cable systems to Time Warner.

Looks like Florida will only have Bright House Networks and Comcast as major providers. Advanced, Marco Island Cable, Charter, Cox, and some other smaller systems exist...but Comcast is going to control the Southern Part of Florida.

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