Originally Posted by keenan
I hope Comcast is not going to waste bandwidth on both an east and west version of those premium channels, that would set a new highwater mark for idiocy given the current bandwidth situation.
Of course, I don't have to worry about as it could be late 2008 before we'll see anything else up here.
Completely agree, but i think that's exactly what they are going to do. There are 5 SD HBO channels now, and the 1 HD channel. if the didn't do the east coast feed, they'd have to pick from one of the 4 others that don't have duplicated programming. I would like the action channel, but others would want the Latin channel or romance channel, etc...
So instead actually picking and disappointing some folks, they will disappoint everyone by picking the east version! I doubt they'll do one of the 4 others until they can do them all.
This is really silly since the east and pacific feeds are just skewed by time. Anyone with a DVR wouldn't benefit, and since most of these are available via ondemand in HD anyway, it is a complete waste. Better to pick some other programming channel that isn't available in HD at all, much less skewed by 3 hrs.