Originally Posted by bmwjhawk
I'm a huge fan of Sunflower's HD offerings and quality. All locals, ESPN 1 & 2, TNT, UHD, HDNET, and the varoius standards are available. The company is responsive to customer inquiries and, if rumors within this thread are accurate, they are looking to add a few more HD channels shortly... I'm also a very satisfied Internet, Phone, and HD Sunflower Broadband subscriber.
Ditto those comments from a locale between Basehor and Bonner Springs. Joined up in Sept. '05 for full digital bundle, then upgraded to HD two weeks ago - nice!
So far I've been pleasantly surprised w/quality of customer service and tech support folks. HD STB swap went well and I like my new Pioneer 50" Plasma.
But wish there were more HD channels, and that Sunflower's TV Guide was more accurate for HD. Also noted on their web site that they've reconfigured their services bundles with higher pricing and less clearly explained descriptions (compared to what they had previously posted).
Two service improvement suggestions for Sunflower BB:
1. Offer downloadable user guide for the STBs with an addendum for its use on Sunflower - I had to rummage around AVSforum to locate one for the Moto 3412 (actually had to download info for a 6412 b/c apparently there isn't a separate one for the 3412.);
2. Simple Q & A info. sheet about changing to HD service. For example, the severe audio dynamic change between regular programming and commercials can be a jolt. I had to again search the net to discover that the trade-off partial solution is to maximize the audio compression in the STB settings.
But otherwise, I'm a pretty happy camper with Sunflower BB. Based on other forum comments, seems SBB may be one of the better service providers in the KC metro area?
Originally Posted by KSBugeater
Lamar Hunt finally got his wish for a Turkey Day game in KC. The question is: will non-pay-TV viewers get to see it, and will it be in HD?
The game will be on NFL Network, the first-ever regular season game they've carried (watch for bugs and oopsies). I can receive NFLN via DirecTV, but their track record of getting NFLN's HD games on is spotty.
The game will probably be made available to one of the local KC stations, but will they be able to rebroadcast NFLN's HD transmission? Aren't they only set up to rebroadcast HD from their respective network?
As much as I like the idea of the Chiefs in the national spotlight (we could be talking the highest ratings of the year outside playoffs), if it means no HD on my set I'm not in favor of it.
I know, I know... I sound like a spoiled brat, and it's way too early to worry about this. Or not.
Boy, I'm more nervous about the outcome of the game/season.