Originally Posted by zzzzz
That lineup is somewhat better than what we have here but
there are still gaps.
Be thankful you were NOT an ex-Insight system - we have it WAY worse than anyone else! Insight did a "theme-based" lineup on all their systems back several years ago, which the way they did it, meant that they had duplicate channel#'s for every channel# in the expanded basic lineup.
(see this link for an example - as you can see they just shoved all HD in the 900 block, & are now all but out of room for new HD channels)http://www.myinsight.com/documents/C...eupCardKEN.pdf
However, when CC took over 2 years ago, they left ALL the existing channel numbering as is, but everytime CC added new channels (including all those new HD's in our WOM conversion) they did NOT conform these new channels to the existing theme-based lineup, which they still have NOT touched. So, we have (new) HD scattered in the 600's & 900's, & (new) SD scattered everywhere, with NO rhyme or reason! What is even MORE ignorant, is that we did & still DO have plenty of empty slots in the 900's they could have shoved most, if not all those new HD channels in - & at least kept it somewhat consistent!
Also 4 digit channel numbers are an annoyance; there's no need for them if they utilized the numbering more efficiently:
Totally agree! Here's a system that did it like you are suggesting:http://www.secv.com/cdocs/channel_birds.pdf
If you notice, all you have to do to find the HD version of an SD channel, is simply add "5" onto the first digit of the SD channel; of course, channels 2-99 would be 5xx in the HD range.
Simple & efficient...
And while they're at it, channel+ and channel- should automatically skip channels that you're not subscribed to.
Unfortunately, as others have pointed out - good luck getting THAT to happen with a cable provider...