Originally Posted by RobertWy
I'm guessing there might be a technical reason why they can't make all premium channels HD. Anyone know what it might be? I assume it is bandwidth.
Bandwidth is indeed the biggest factor, but they are also concerned about holding some space for new channels. They added the most popular/watched HBO channels, and a bunch of junk (not meant to include BBC America) networks. If they get enough demand for other premium channels in HD, they have some bandwidth available...and/or
can drop some of the lowest viewed channels.
Also...revised versions of the rng-200 and rng-150 will offer multi-room DVR control within the next 12-18 months. The hardware is just being put in service; however, the software is lagging behind. (Gee...big surprise!)2012 Tip for On-Demand "Previews":
Does that huge "Stop/Buy" selection menu cover about 40% of your picture? Press the "Exit" button to clear the menu. When you want to "Stop" the preview or it ends, Press the red "OK/Select" button, which will display the "Stop/Buy" menu again, and allow you to either "Buy" the currently selected program, or return to browsing other programs.