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Location: Lafayette, (Bay Area) CA USA
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I would not say they have moved quickly. But I commend the enthusiasm. The only real progress is HBO and occasionally CBS and PBS come through. The rest is an embarrassment. All bureaucratic red tape. The reality is that 9 months ago, I feel as though I had more High Def. HBO was west coast so we could actually watch some films as opposed to standard def Sex and the City, Arliss, etc...NO LONGER.
Mostly standard definition during Prime time; until about 10:00 PM when we are so generously given B movies galore. Terrorists steal a nuclear bomb and Dolph Lundren or Lorenzo Lamas or Don "The Dragon" Wilson have to recover it.
But, I am still very grateful for it, but feel discriminated against for living on the West coast. The 2nd, West coast feed would be not just nice, but appropriate.
Same loop would be better then multicast. So at its best we have a repetitive loop. Not much progress, aside from the Japanese garden I never even saw.
Now here is a valiant effort. But it switches quite often from 16 X 9 to 4 X 3. I am not a big fan of the programming, but that is not in question. Good job to them. But what about Letterman?
The only HD content I will find is if I leave it on this channel and wait until Sunday. Or maybe there is more, but I have only stumbled across HD once, Sunday movie with Whoopy Goldberg. Kept clicking right on by.
Forget it. I no longer even get this channel and I am in LA a few miles from the studio and Mt. Wilson. Besides, what am I missing? Jay Leno. Maybe the signal dropped for a reason.
So out of Directv's line up of channels ranging from 01 to 900 something, we have 1 channel with random HD and a loop until bedtime.
Off the air, we have 1 real watchable channel: CBS, with commercials which is garbage for the brain. Never saw a "Show" on PBS, so it does not really count.
Not to be negative, but that does not seem to be real progress in my opinion. And definitely not "Quickly"
DVD, now that is fast progress. No questions asked, everyone is on board and delivering. We are not entirely sure HD will even survive. I will be beyond pissed if it doesn't. Multicasting is more in tune with Big, Greedy corporations. Good old standard def times 4.
Silence is overrated!