Am I the only one on here who thinks that Time Warner Cable should move the HD channels to the 1000s on their L.A. area systems? On their systems in places like Ohio and the Carolinas, the HD channels are in the 1000s. This would really benefit the growing number of their subscribers who have HDTVs and HD boxes. On the Ohio and Carolina systems to "translate" the digital (channels 100 and above) SD channel number to the HD channel number, the subscriber just puts a "1" (one) in front of the SD channel number. If they were to do this in L.A. where, for example, TBS is on SD channel 103, the HD simulcast would be channel 1103. As for the local channels' HD feeds, for the ones outside of 2 through 13, they could correspond to their over-the-air virtual channel number, just with a "10" in front of it, regardless of the SD position, which varies by local lineup. For example, KCET HD could be on channel 1028, KPXN (ION) HD on 1030, KMEX (Univision) HD on 1034, etc. As for the Video On Demand Content, that could go in the 400s where the HD channels currently are, thus the HD and VOD channels would swap (and, in some cases, share) channel blocks. The numbering for VOD could be as follows: Primetime on Demand for the over-the-air networks: CBS On Demand could be on 402 in SD and 1402 in HD. NBC On Demand could be on SD 404, HD 1404. ABC On Demand could be on SD 407, HD 1407. Fox on Demand could be 411 SD, 1411 HD. You probably get the idea by now. This would also mean that the SD versions of NFL Network and NFL Redzone would have to move off of 1355 and 1356, respectively. They could move FearNet up one channel number from 280 to 281, and put NFLN on 279 and NFLRZ on 280 in SD. (Why they were not put in the mid-200s with the other sports channels in the first place is beyond me.) This would also mean moving TWC SportsNet and TWC Deportes off of 1400 and 1481, respectively. They could go somewhere above Pac 12 National on 246 and ESPNU on 251. (Not sure why TWCSN and TWCD were put in the 1400s, either; instead of where I suggested above.)
This would also benefit TWC by enabling them to group all the HD channels by programming, but keeping them in their current packages. For example, all the sports channels will be together, as will all the news channels, premium movie channels, general-entertainment channels, etc. As it stands now, the HD channels are just a tangled mess, just inserted in there randomly.
Making this change, as I said above, will benefit both TWC and its subscribers.
How do the rest of you feel? Should the HD channels move to the 1000s or stay where they are?
*Note: VOD channels are only in the 1000s for those whose boxes run the Navigator software. Those of you with iGuide boxes have all the VOD content on channel 1, so the above hypothetical channel changes (other than the HD programming) might not apply to you.