Watching SEC nation on Verizon's FiOS. In all of it stretched SD non-glory. Western New York.
Looks like crap at 80 inches. Not good. Not good at all.
But Al Jazeera HD looks terrific !! What utter crap. I can see Bangladeshi cricket in HD. OMG Really ??? **bleep** No SEC.
Until I get Time Warner out here, I'll probably the watch ESPN app via HDMI into my A/V receiver. That might look better.
I have no data, but I'm guessing Verizon received a small price concession by not using the HD feed outside of the SEC footprint. I don't think with their fiber network it is a technical thing. Also would imagine that's why they waited till last minute... Some procurement person for programming, trying to pressure Disney.
That's all speculation but it makes sense otherwise. It's clear they do not understand the SEC football fan.
In my experience, when a big company does something stupid...It usually relate to money. And some marketing person score card for negotiating a good deal with Disney.
Well they won't be getting anymore of my money unless they fix this before I get switched over.
Being outside SEC footprint, I would even pay a small reasonable charge for the HD feed.
08-28-2014 02:59 PM - edited 08-28-2014 03:15 PM
Got the app working on my phone, but can't get it to work on the Amazon Fire TV. That doesn't even give me the option for SEC Network.
I've even de-activated and re-activated the access to WatchESPN through the Amazon Fire. Still no SEC Network option.