Originally Posted by chitchatjf
I could see this as part of an HD only tier.
I would move discovery Home Theatre, universal HD and Mojo to this tier.
HD locals should remain part of limited basic.
HD simulcasts should be offered at NO EXTRA charge to those who get the SD channel.
You get ESPN,you get ESPN-HD.
I don't see HD Locals ever leaving Basic, as they are sent in the clear, anyway.
As for the HD cable channels, your idea makes sense. However, they like getting people who almost all want Expanded, as is, to pony up for Digital Classic for HD Simulcasts as well as HD Exclusives.
In some areas, like here and your area, though, a few of us, actually benefit by being able to take Digital Classic or Preferred w/o Expd., so I don't like the idea.
Even if the HD tier was less than Digital Classic's $12, Expd. is ~$32 here. Although, one could go for the just the HD Exclusives. But, unfortunatley, that would mean no CSN-HD here. I believe you said, NESN-HD is actually already part of Expd. there.