Originally posted by jackmd
I have a been searching through the forums and this tread seems pretty current. I may be off topic but the thread title seems to put me with the people that would know..
I am in the process of buying an HDTV .. I think... my current one is projection TV is having intermittent problems.. and I read how bad Tele-Media is on HDTV stations so I would like to know if I am wasting my time. We are not really big TV watchers but do like to watch DVD movies usually on the weekend.. it seems that from all that I read that if I'm buying an TV today I should seriously consider HDTV...
Is Tele-Media a worthwhile provider? Am I wasting my money with HDTV.. ?? I don't know much about Satellite so I will probably start with cable... as I have that in the house now.
Any Help? or should I really start a new thread??
Thanks for any help...
Hi Jack, welcome to this thread.
I believe that you should DEFINITELY get an HDTV, it's almost imperative that you do these days. You say you watch DVDs, well if you have an HDTV and a DVD player with component (RGB) outputs, and progressive scan, you can watch your DVDs in wide screen, so that it's like you're at the movie theater.
As far as HDTV programming goes, I think you should start with Tele-Media. The reason is because if you don't like it, you can always just cancel the service. If you went straight to satellite, you'd have to sign a year contract.
Tele-Media is working out the bugs they have with HDTV right now. The only one that really remains is the problem with the local HD channels. They supposedly have ordered, or received by now, new equipment to fix the problem with the locals. Once this is fixed, there really aren't any other problems with their HD service. And I believe you would end up staying with Tele-Media, since you get all of their HD offerings, with the exception of premiums like HBO-HD, Showtime HD, etc, for just $7 a month, that's a total of 8 channels currently. Future additions to their HD package will likely include FOX HD, to complete their HD locals, Discovery HD Theater, TNT-HD, and Bravo HD+. Also, expect Tele-Media to carry YES-HD by the beginning of baseball season, which would show New York Yankees games in HD. And, if Tele-Media can get an agreement with NESN, you will see NESN-HD, which would show Red Sox games in HD.
I hope this info helps.