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I just moved to NJ and went with FIos. I'm liking it so far but no BBC-HD??? My old cox service which was the worst has had BBC-HD for 6-9 months?? Most of what I watch is BBC so no HD is a BIG 😞
Any announcements upcoming? Nearly all BBC is HD or at least 480p 16:9.
I hope that we can get BBC AM HD. Several favorite BBC shows will only be on BBC AM HD channel, and not on BBC AM, and I would hate missing them because Verizon didn't add such a popular station.
I tried to get information on this, yesterday, without any luck.
Are you sure?
Which programs? I don't think I've ever noticed a show that was on BBCA-SD and not on BBCA-HD (it's a simulcast, effectively, to the best of my knowledge).
I have BBCA-HD on Dish, it really is very nice; even though some of the shows aren't in "true" HD they are of much better quality than SD.
01-24-2011 09:42 AM - edited 01-24-2011 09:47 AM
Most FiOS subscribers, myself included, would love to see BBCA-HD added, as you can tell from when this thread was started. But alas, Verizon has become Comcast, they could NOT CARE LESS what the subscribers want anymore. It's sad, I remember when I first subscribed back in 2008 Verizon was by far the leader in HD. Now they are starting to play catch-up as almost everyone has passed or is about to pass them. I would love to see the REAL Top Gear (not that god awful version on the History Reality Channel) in HD. But hey we still have those terrific, stupendous, wonderful .tv channels!!!! They’re so popular that NO other cable or satellite service is carrying them!!!!! Just Verizon giving us what they think we want, not what we really want. Unfortunately from what I have seen here in other Forums is that BBCA-HD is no where on Verizons channel radar to add. It looks like BET-HD will be next then a few sports HD channels MAY get added this year. Looks like we Top Gear fans are stuck.
Would LOVE to see BBC America HD on Fios...my hubs is British and we watch a lot of BBC America. When we saw it was coming out in HD, we were hoping Fios would pick it up.
I, too, would like nothing better than to have BBC-HD. And I have zero interest in the next 4-5 channels that will be added. However, keep in mind that technology changes VERY fast these days. Certainly, Verizon might be able to jst shoehorn more channels in, as other providers do. But those channels would then have to be heavily compressed and suffer in picture quality and sometimes audio as well. I know that the company is working to expand the available space in order to be able to add channels...but without compromising picture quality just to get them. Right now, as most of us know, Verizon's PQ beats out DISH, COMCAST, and DIRECT TV. I'd rather wait for them to do what is necessary to get it right and continue to offer unaltered channel signals to us. It's worth it in the long run. Till then, there is MORE than enough HD viewing to keep even the most rabid TV watcher occupired.
In re-reading this, it almost sounds like I work for Verizon...I don't! I certainly have my issues with them (I'm still ticked-off at losing MGM-HD). But I can't fault their HD performance.