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Definitive answer - 68 national HD channels?

Discussion in 'Local Reception' started by phrelin, Dec 4, 2007.

  1. Dec 4, 2007 #1 of 13
    phrelin

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    The November 26 edition of Broadcasting & Cable includes a list of national HD cable channels prepared by the trade publication's staff. They don't include broadcast networks. But they did include Dish's VOOM channels and the cable-owned Mojo channel. They don't make any reference to content.

    Here's what the publication says about itself:

     
  2. Dec 4, 2007 #2 of 13
    P Smith

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    Seems to me it's just advertising of the magazine.
    We saw those counts/lists so many times already.
     
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    harsh

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    Any list that claims Playboy HD and Spice HD is suspect.
     
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    phrelin

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    I agree. I think someone needs to define what are general home-viewer HD channels with at least 30% prime time HD content and not movies. I guess I think it should include stuff in the medium cost "cable" package - no premium packages. We are going to get premium HD offered by every vendor.
     
  5. Dec 4, 2007 #5 of 13
    TBoneit

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    Well Voom channels are starting to show up on cable systems so they qualify as National for that reason as well as being 24 hour a day HD.

    Playboy and Spice in HD.... Shudder, Some things shouldn't be in HD.
     
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    harsh

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    My point was that I don't think they are available any more.
     
  8. Dec 5, 2007 #8 of 13
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    This obsession with counts is quite humorous to me. :lol:

    All I know is that I am seeing lots of HD content and really enjoying it all. :hurah:
     
  9. Dec 5, 2007 #9 of 13
    sean10780

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    Agreed there, as long as the HD keeps coming, who cares who has the most. Good competition makes for more HD.
     
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    I'd rather have 35 24/7 HD channels than 200 who give you 4-5 hours of HD a day.
     
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    Huh? Why?

    35x24 = 840, 200 x 5 = 1000. The second is more hours of total available HD.

    Either way, I'm sure that both are enough to fill the 2 - 4 hours a day that most people watch.
     
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    Oh Come on, It is the American way. Quantity over Quality....

    Don't believe me, ask the plastic surgeons about implants.... BTW to me they usually result in grotesque mishappen feminine parts, Pam Anderson's for example. She looked better before the implants. More natural look & shape & motion.

    Give me a good quality 8oz. steak vs a 1Lb. tough tasteless steak everytime. Well marbelled of course for taste.
    Obviously I'm in the minority when it comes to making mountains out of molehills.
     

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