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Suggest channels to DROP from Verizon FiOS...

Suggest channels to DROP from Verizon FiOS...

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Bronze Contributor II
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After seeing all of the shows that others want to have "added" to programming, I thought a thread

about which channels that should be dropped might be a good idea?

 

I have no interest in any of the Cooking shows. (I'm sure some do, but just to get this rolling)  Smiley Wink

 

 

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Platinum Contributor I
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All the .TV channels that take up the HD space. I say pay them off and cut your losses Verizon.

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@prisaz wrote:

All the .TV channels that take up the HD space. I say pay them off and cut your losses Verizon.


Second that emotion.  Waste of bandwidth using up 3 QAMs

 

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@Keyboards wrote:

 


@prisaz wrote:

All the .TV channels that take up the HD space. I say pay them off and cut your losses Verizon.


Second that emotion.  Waste of bandwidth using up 3 QAMs

 


Yea **bleep** me actually fought for those coming soon stations. Had I known they were going to be like 24hr infomercials I would have not complained so much about the coming soon not coming.Smiley Sad

 

One concern about this thread. If we get what everyone asks for and have over 1000 postings, we hill not have any FiOS TV. Oh well if we had half we would not have and FiOS TV. Considering the not yet published statistics on the what we want thread, I don't think we need to worry. FiOS TV will be around for a long time. Just as long as it does not become OWN TV.Smiley Sad

 

Thank you Lithium for preventing me from calling myself a rude name.Smiley Very Happy

 

Copper Contributor ScottM
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I vote to drop the .tv garbage too. 

FiOS carries 6 HD channels of garbage and I still couldn’t get all Orioles and Nationals games in HD this past summer?   Just curious, is there anyone out there that actually likes the .tv channels?   Are there any other cable or satellite providers that carry these channels?  

Funny, I can get all of the Recipe.TV programming for FREE on WBAL-DT2 (FiOS 460).  What a joke! 

I hate soccer but I can feel for those who are screaming for FSC-HD while FiOS carries the .tv garbage.  Personally I want BBCA-HD.  I want BBCA-HD!  The only thing I’ve gotten from FiOS in the past 2 years is the removal of west coast premium channels with nothing of value in return.  FiOS is apparently in a clueless funk of stagnation as far as HD programming goes.  

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@ScottM wrote:

I vote to drop the .tv garbage too. 

FiOS carries 6 HD channels of garbage and I still couldn’t get all Orioles and Nationals games in HD this past summer?   Just curious, is there anyone out there that actually likes the .tv channels?   Are there any other cable or satellite providers that carry these channels?  

Funny, I can get all of the Recipe.TV programming for FREE on WBAL-DT2 (FiOS 460).  What a joke! 

I hate soccer but I can feel for those who are screaming for FSC-HD while FiOS carries the .tv garbage.  Personally I want BBCA-HD.  I want BBCA-HD!  The only thing I’ve gotten from FiOS in the past 2 years is the removal of west coast premium channels with nothing of value in return.  FiOS is apparently in a clueless funk of stagnation as far as HD programming goes.  


I believe in Verizon's push to have the most HD, and the big HD add once the analog went away, there was an exclusive for the .TV channels. I don't blame Verizon for having them because we all thought they would be something different. Had a different idea of what they would be. It would be nice if they could cut their losses. I bet since FiOS is the only provider that carries the channels, there would be a major law suite even if Verizon attempted to pay off the contracted amount. Also it would be one huge payout, that probably is much easier to swallow over a period of time. So I guess we all eat this one, no matter how bad the taste. Like a bad dream.

 

I would love to be a fly on that contract negotiation wall.

 

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Bronze Contributor II
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@Keyboards wrote:

 


@prisaz wrote:

All the .TV channels that take up the HD space. I say pay them off and cut your losses Verizon.


Second that emotion.  Waste of bandwidth using up 3 QAMs

 


    +3  Now *this* makes sense!

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I think we all agree on removing the .tv channels.  But I'd also vote for dumping Universal-HD.  Once a terrific channel, now they show cropped and censored movies, T.J. Hooker re-runs, etc.,   I'm sure they might occasionally have something someone would miss (EVERY channel can make that claim), I can't think of any channel that is such a loss of potential as this one.

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@prisaz wrote:

All the .TV channels that take up the HD space. I say pay them off and cut your losses Verizon.


A BIG FOURTH HERE!!! The god awful .tv channels are a total joke. Half of their daily programming (on each channel) is INFOMERCIALS broadcast in SD!!! The rest of the time it's the same shows repeated ad nauseum. Pathetic. What a total waste of QAM space!!!!

 

 Verizon really screwed the pooch on that deal!!! The thought that some of my subscription money (even a single cent) is going to pay for those GARBAGE channels really Grinds My Gears.  Smiley Mad

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@ocean25 wrote:

After seeing all of the shows that others want to have "added" to programming, I thought a thread

about which channels that should be dropped might be a good idea?

 

I have no interest in any of the Cooking shows. (I'm sure some do, but just to get this rolling)  Smiley Wink

 

 


Sorry. I guess everyone likes food. But the recipe.tv channel is the pits. I do like your Idea regarding votes. Perhaps there should be votes for, as well as votes against programming.

 

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