"Here is the final word from the TCM Programming Department in response to my question about their HD Content posted during a "People Behind the Network Forum" held at 15.30 hours, PDT, at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel on Friday afternoon, 23 April, 2010:
TCM currently up-converts all content on the HD feed at this time and will begin to feed actual HD content to the HD feed within the year. Their initial objective was to get the HD feed in place and then, as they can acquire HD prints from the studios; HD prints for the licensed content which they own outright, and HD prints for future programming; begin to feed HD and down-convert for the SD feed.
The reason for the long lead time is that some of the rights to the films are negotiated as far as three years out. While normal programming is done between 5 and 7 months out - they are currently programming general content for September / October 2010 - special circumstances, such as significant dates in history, director or actor's birthdays, or other events can require planning as much as five years in advance."
When will TCM have their HD feed "in place" at FIOS? Hopefully before they start their Halloween programming.
byKier09-04-201009:24 AM - edited 09-08-201011:39 AM
There's a lot of crap available to watch "On Demand", especially when there are no trailers or previews, and I end up quit watching the the movie and find a better one. In the meantime, there are more "Recently Watched" movies listed than bookmarks allowed to be listed (a trick I learned when bookmarks are full).
After a while, I need to cleanup the recently viewed list, but have to click each one, one at a time to delete them.
bynascar09-03-201010:18 PM - edited 09-08-201010:35 AM
Please add a feature to the Series Recordings that will allow user selection to record each Series in HD (when available) or SD Only.
I would love to record everything in HD. BUT... Due to the lack of hard drive space available (currently) I am forced to record many programs in SD. I would like to select which Series Recordings I want in SD or HD.
Verizon clearly has the capability and network to stream more data/video to smartphones. Since I can already log in to my DVR box to control recordings, why not push video that is already recorded back to my phone. It would be one more way Verizon could stay ahead of the competition.
When it comes to OnDemand PPV, it would be nice if some sort of notation would indicate which movies have been altered. It's annoying to order a film, only to find that the movie is missing 1/3 (or more) of the image! While HBO and STARZ regularly crop the movies, it's even worse when I'm being charged six bucks for it! Then I have to stop the film, get on the phone (and wait) to ask not to be charged. (Since I then have to go to Blockbuster to rent the film in order to see it correctly).
Since many customers (like myself) have seen losses of channels from their lineup in the recent weeks, I know this may be of interest to many. Most of the channels removed from the Extreme tier we really don't even care about, but there were two in particular that we miss, MGM HD and Hallmark Movie Channel. (HMC is particulary frustrating, because it's part of the lower price Prime tier, and the higher Ultimate, but skips the middle. What's up with that, Verizon?)
I don't want to have to subscribe to a higher price package just to get two channels, and wind up with all the Showtime channels which I don't want at all. I'd think about paying an extra dollar or so for the two that I want, howeverf. Or better yet, let us TRADE access to MGM and Hallmark Movie in exchange for a couple of other channels. Just a thought.
If someone records a show they want me to see or If I forget to set a show or movie to record and a person I know records the show, they should be able to push in a code to my box and push "send". A non invasive transparent alert shows up at the bottom of the screen for me to "Accept" or "Deny" the show. If im not around the TV or it's not on, alerts should go to recordings with the Deny or Accept option.