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post #19021 of 19049 Old 11-07-2014, 08:32 AM
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Okay here is what I think ShopHQ is doing with the HD feed it seems it is a 1080i feed but they are upconverting the 480i material and stretching it to 16:9 and believe it or not the SD feed set to stretch mode looks HD compared to the HD version of that channel :/

TWC is adding more channels to the Border Corridor systems in Texas:
El Rey
Ovation
Univision Deportes
Univision tlNovelas
Mun2 (eagle pass)
Chiller
CNBC World
ESPN Goal Line/Buzzer Beater HD
beIN Sport
SEC Network
Longhorn Network
NFL Network
NFL Redzone

I don't know if those systems have gone SDV or what or if TWC is just adding the SD versions of those channels to give customers new channels they recently launched VOD, International channels, and Adult subscription Premium channels. these systems are 860MHz.
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ShopHQ HD definitely looks horrible. You would think they would upgrade.

Nice to see those Texas systems getting more channels.
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ShopHQ hd looks like a SD channel that had been stretched to fill up up the screen. It's 2014 I don't every channel should be in hd.
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dotsdavid,

Totally agree.

They should not have an HD channel with a picture that bad.

There are also quite a few channels still in SD-only like Discovery Fit and Health, TeenNick, Cloo, Chiller, Centric, LOGO, etc.

Not everyone has gotten with the times yet and that is sad.
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Wow. This thread has been pretty slow recently...

It seems ATT is making a push for their GigaPower (up to 1 Gbps) internet/U-Verse tv service in Central Florida. My HOA just sent us a letter saying that they will start digging in our neighborhood soon (32825 zip code) to install the infrastructure. We do not have U-Verse as an option now, just BH and Comcast. I am perfectly happy with BH but it will be interesting to see how the competition plays out. Major players are jumping on the streaming bandwagon (HBO will offer a non-cable subscription service, CBS, and I think NBC is the other one, are streaming shows one day after they air). I think big changes are coming.
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People think it will be cheaper to stream, and while I get the 'stick it to 'em' mentality it will likely cost the same, if not more. Just a quick breakdown on what it would cost monthly for the most-used streaming services (rounded to the nearest dollar) shows there's really not much savings to be had:

Netflix- $8
Hulu+- $8
Amazon- $8
HBO- $15 (suggested)
CBS- $6
Sports Package- $10 (I used MLB as reference, which last year was $120/season. Others are much higher.)

Just these alone and we're already up to $55/month ($45 no sports). Add a couple other sports packages or buy those must-see shows/movies from Amazon or ITunes and you've well exceeded what most basic cable packages cost. Now, you don't need to use all of the services above, but with the idea of "it's only X/month", those little X's can add up really quickly!

I'm a 'hooker' and a knitter. I guess that makes me bi-stitchual :). Crap I say
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If watch ESPN add a non cable streaming option I wonder how much they would charge for it
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If watch ESPN add a non cable streaming option I wonder how much they would charge for it
There's been some speculation that if they offered ESPN streaming-only it would be anywhere from $25-$30/month. Mind you, this is what analysts have stated and at this time there is no official word of them offering or even thinking about offering this service.

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Cable would loss so many people if watch ESPN as a non cable subscription option because a lot have not got ride of cable just because they want to watch sports
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Wow. This thread has been pretty slow recently...

It seems ATT is making a push for their GigaPower (up to 1 Gbps) internet/U-Verse tv service in Central Florida. My HOA just sent us a letter saying that they will start digging in our neighborhood soon (32825 zip code) to install the infrastructure. We do not have U-Verse as an option now, just BH and Comcast. I am perfectly happy with BH but it will be interesting to see how the competition plays out. Major players are jumping on the streaming bandwagon (HBO will offer a non-cable subscription service, CBS, and I think NBC is the other one, are streaming shows one day after they air). I think big changes are coming.
AT&T is halting all fiber deployment until the latest flap about "net neutrality" is cleared up:

"AT&T to pause fiber spending on net neutrality uncertainty"
http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/...0IW1JC20141112
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LOL! I read that a little while ago. A bit of an admission of guilt, I think.
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People think it will be cheaper to stream, and while I get the 'stick it to 'em' mentality it will likely cost the same, if not more. Just a quick breakdown on what it would cost monthly for the most-used streaming services (rounded to the nearest dollar) shows there's really not much savings to be had:

Netflix- $8
Hulu+- $8
Amazon- $8
HBO- $15 (suggested)
CBS- $6
Sports Package- $10 (I used MLB as reference, which last year was $120/season. Others are much higher.)

Just these alone and we're already up to $55/month ($45 no sports). Add a couple other sports packages or buy those must-see shows/movies from Amazon or ITunes and you've well exceeded what most basic cable packages cost. Now, you don't need to use all of the services above, but with the idea of "it's only X/month", those little X's can add up really quickly!
Add to that the cost of internet only service from the cable provider. I changed back to DIRECTV, so I went into the office to inquire about dropping my service back to internet only. The cost was $115 per month. now admittedly I have lightning 90, but at that price plus the $50+ you calculated for cord cutting streaming, your right back at the monthly for my triple play bundle with phone and DVR.
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I find that many cord-cutters do not include internet into their final tally so that's why I left it out, but you're right, once out of the bundle the price for stand-alone internet shoots up.

I'm a 'hooker' and a knitter. I guess that makes me bi-stitchual :). Crap I say
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That's another reason to stay with cable.

On another note, we get another notice in less than two weeks.

Flix or Showtime FamilyZone HD along with maybe Daystar HD or an International and/or Spanish Language Channel could be in the cards but I'm really looking to see if deals for Gol TV and Jewelry Tv did indeed get done.
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I'm hoping the guy in the red suit will give you Pivot as a gift this year .

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I don't think Pivot is happening at least not this year.
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I want bright house to focus on getting access to apps like the watch family of apps form Disney.
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AT&T is halting all fiber deployment until the latest flap about "net neutrality" is cleared up:

"AT&T to pause fiber spending on net neutrality uncertainty"
http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/...0IW1JC20141112

And the plot thickens...

FCC GIVES AT&T A WEEK TO PROVE ITS FIBER INVESTMENTS WOULD BE UNPROFITABLE UNDER NET NEUTRALITY
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Well, that will be an interesting thing to watch .

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Definitely.

I hope big business does not win on this.
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Updated notice today in Socal still shows NHL Center Ice & NHL Network as month to month. I wish the NHL and TWC would come to an agreement soon because I am anxious to find out if the NHL Network is coming to Variety or not.
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I understand fully! I too hope they make a deal, as being on the MTM and knowing that they could pull programming at any time makes me a bit nervous. I like my hockey .

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I doubt they'd pull in the middle of the season but am surprised their is no deal yet especially after it was reported to be close last year.

Keep in mind TWC's notices are not updated as fast as ours.

We get our notice next week.
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I doubt they'd pull in the middle of the season but am surprised their is no deal yet especially after it was reported to be close last year.

Keep in mind TWC's notices are not updated as fast as ours.

We get our notice next week.
well some changes are happening in January apparently looks like:

Baby First TV is being added to variety pass at least in Yuma AZ on 1/8/15

MLS Direct Kick is being kicked to the curb at the end of the season by the MLS and In Demand on 1/15/15. so that package is no longer a kick lol :P

WGN America may change channels in certain areas to allow for the transition to expanded basic. We could see a expanded basic channel wedged in between two basic channels when this change takes effect in 90%+ of TWC systems,

Lafamilia is being rebranded as atres series (I guess INSP networks sold it?)

bollywood on demand changes names as well.
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Kevin,

I only recall seeing Babyfirst listed on Direct TV or Dish as an extra add on channel.

MLS Direct Kick Ending at least clears spots up for NBA League Pass on Saturdays.

WGN America might also get added in markets that don't have it like Bakersfield. They are becoming a true national network with all the local stuff being dropped. It would be nice if Bakersfield finally got it.

Keep an eye out for a possible FUSE-Nuvo TV merger. I would be surprised if it did not happen given how FUSE only has re-runs these days.

I would love ours and Bakersfields channel differences to narrow.
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I only recall seeing Babyfirst listed on Direct TV or Dish as an extra add on channel
Actually both satellite providers now offer it on their basic pkgs

And our Comcast system has it on their Digital Preferred (top basic) tier

Uverse also has it on their U300/U450 & UFamily pkgs

Evidently they weren't too confident about getting people to shell out extra $$$ for this specific channel!
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They must have fought for better carriage.
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Kevin,

I only recall seeing Babyfirst listed on Direct TV or Dish as an extra add on channel.

MLS Direct Kick Ending at least clears spots up for NBA League Pass on Saturdays.

WGN America might also get added in markets that don't have it like Bakersfield. They are becoming a true national network with all the local stuff being dropped. It would be nice if Bakersfield finally got it.

Keep an eye out for a possible FUSE-Nuvo TV merger. I would be surprised if it did not happen given how FUSE only has re-runs these days.

I would love ours and Bakersfields channel differences to narrow.
honestly I don't think a Fuse Nuvo TV merger will happen more likely than not Fuse will be rebranded to a urban-latino/hit list/pop/hip hop music station like it is currently but probably feature more latino artists such as pit bull etc. I honestly think Nuvo will probably tie carriage into Fuse contract renewals and probably cut the cost of fuse down and give Nuvo TV for probably a penny or two more I think.
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Kevin,

That might indeed be the case.

It will be interesting to see if it's in our notice next week.
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