Originally Posted by barth2k
can somebody start a poll? if you can only have 5 HD channels added, which would you want?
Ok, why not?Verizon FIOS HD channels we want to see vote
Verizon Fios currently has the following national HD channels (as of Oct. 15, 2007):
National (15 channels): TNT, ESPN, ESPN2, NFL, HDNet, HDNet Movies, UniversalHD, Discovery HD Theater, Wealth, Nat Geographic, MHD, Food, HGTV, A&E, Lifetime Movie Network.
Premium channels: HBO, Cinemax, Showtime, TMC, Starz.
Side note: Verizon now has a total of 15 national HD channels that are available at no extra charge beyond the HD STB/DVR or with a cable card and long has had the primary channel for all 5 of the premium movie nets. Until very recently, this was ahead of D* and most cable systems, so keep this in mind before people start put up more Fios bashing posts.
The list below is of the national HD channels that are now available which are not on Fios. I'm ignoring the RSNs and the west coast feeds of the premium movie channels in the list. If there is an active national HD channel not on this list, please point that out.
Animal Planet HD (Part of the Discovery channel HD group)
Big Ten HD
Cartoon Network HD
CNBC HD [all upconverted SD video combined with HD graphics on the 16x9 screen]
Discovery HD (Part of the Discovery channel HD group)
Fox Business Network HD
History Channel HD
Outdoor Channel 2 HD? (never been clear on the status of this channel)
Science Channel HD (Part of the Discovery channel HD group)
ShowTime Too HD
Starz Comedy HD
Starz Edge HD
Starz Kids and Family
TLC HD (Part of the Discovery channel HD group)
Versus / Golf Channel HD
Weather Channel HD
The 15 Voom channels which are only on Dish and Cablevision
There are a number of other channels listed on the DirecTV HD list as starting up in the fall and winter but most don't have firm start-up dates so DirecTV may now be slowing down on adding more waves. Higher profile HD channels on the upcoming list: ABC Family, Biography, Disney Channel, MTV, Nickelodeon, HBO2, HBO Family, HBO Signature. But until these exist or have firm start-up dates, we can't expect Fios to add them so don't include them in the votes.
No idea which of these, if any, Verizon is planning to add in the near future, but if we can get enough votes, we can always email the list of the top vote getters to Verizon for them to use as they will. So how about the 5 channels you most want to see in no particular order? I'm going to add up the total votes and update this post from time to time (or maybe in a new Verizon vote thread). If you list 6 channels, I am going to take the first 5. We should also ignore the 15 Voom channels because those are just not going to happen on Fios anytime soon.
Votes totals: ??
PS. If you reply to this, please don't quote the whole post in your reply.