Originally Posted by paintit77
NBC Universal isn't smart enought to offer an HD version of Sci-fi Network. It could be one of the most killer applications for HD on any providers service. NBC-Universal would like to stop broadcasting in HD if they could because they don't like the cost and they don't like not having the broadcast flag. Microshaft which I think still owns part of MSNBC is trying to get their VC-9 compression scheme off the ground for HD. They aren't even smart enough to make an HD version of MSNBC and compressing it in VC-9 to show the world what it can do. Total and Complete Dumb ASSES. Their ignorance is painful.
Even if they did, Comcast wouldn't carry it because they still think HDTVs are only in a few thousand house holds.
Obviously these are opinions and not facts.
A fact: George Thompson of NBC,and an AVS member, has repeatedly stated that all NBC/UNI properties are being looked at for HD versions. Now, being "looked at" doesn't mean anything is confirmed, but if you consider that SciFi and USA have some of the highest rated cable programs in the business, and that they are both subscription networks being cable/sat only, I'll bet at least SciFi will be a shoo-in for HD.
I started a thread asking this very question awhile back and GT's answer is in the thread. Try a search for SciFi.