Thanks for the data, that proves the intial statement was false and that the grass is simply the same shade in both places.
The rest of the post was irrelevant to the discussion at hand.
I was typing the response below in the closed thread, but I wanted you to see this...It's in regards to you looking to switch and basing it on HD.
BattleScott...If I were you, then I'd switch. Some advice I heard/read about buying electronics really applies here. Never buy a product based on possible future upgraded features, but buy it for what it does. In this case, don't stick with a provider with hopes channels will be added, rather, find who has what you want.