I used to hook up the computer to my HD tv. It worked great. But now I use Apple TV to view Watch ESPN/SECN. It works like a charm and the picture quality is excellent and no hassle of all the wires and hooking up the laptop.
No HD in VA...no upgrade in the pakcage. I'm not upgrading for an SD channel.
This is absolutely absurd...
Offer it in HD and you'll get a customer to uprade their package Verizon...otherwise...be watching at someone else's house (non Verizon customers...) or sports bar.
I would think at this point the thread is dead.
SEC is up.
HD for those in TX and FL.
SD for the rest of us.
If and when Verizon decides to field HD for the rest of us, we will then get it.
That's the kind of mentality they want you to have, sure.
But, I'd rather see continued vocal demand for something that should have made common sense to anyone supposedly intelligent enough to have the kind of job where they get to control programming for a company as big as Verizon.
Live sports is about the ONLY reason to pay for cable anymore....You can find EVERYTHING else on the internet...in great quality. Or Netflix. The one thing that drives paying for cable each month for many people is the experience of live sports, namely football. It's the number one sport in our country.....The SEC network should have been a godsend for cable companies.....Would have drawn new business to them in many cases......But now it's a huge embarrassing blackeye for Verizon and people like myself will be taking their business elsewhere in a couple months when the ball-and-chain "contract" is up and I'd no longer have to pay their ransom to switch.
i'm with big johnson. the only real reason i even have cable anymore is for football, and i can get that other places now too. the sec network was something that was keeping me hanging on to fios cable. sd broadcasts ain't gonna get it
Live sports right now is absolutely the only reason I have cable. Period.
Being an AU fan...and fan of the SEC in general...and having to pay more, just for an SD channel? Yeah...no thanks.
Verizon will either pony up HD for all or be dropped for Cox/Dish.
08-29-2014 12:54 PM - edited 08-29-2014 12:55 PM
So Verizon is waiting to see how many people watch the channel in SD before deciding if they will offer it in HD in all markets???
This is stupid. If course not as many will watch the channel because it's in SD!! Who wants to watch sports in SD?? So they are basically saying screw the rest if the country.
How is it stupid? You have to think of it from a business stand point.
They have to pay x amount per subscriber to carry the channel. ESPN already wants a lot for their current channels as it is. If they have to pay extra for HD and not enough watch it in HD in different markets then they will loose money. It also keeps the regional sports network fee down.
If they just simply added it in HD everywhere right away guess who will end up paying more for it? You and me.
Let them see that there is enough fan base that will watch it in SD and then maybe they will pay for and add HD everywhere.
Just because you might watch the channel where you live doesnt mean enough in your market will. They have to see a return investment in it like any business would want.
I dont doubt everyone will see it in HD soon, but then when the regional sports network fees go up everyone will start complaining about that as well.