No, you still don't follow the logic.. Look at how the systems English channels are aligned. Locals are all in the 69 or less.. general is in the 200 to 300 premiums are int he 500s and local sports are after that...
Your local univision etc should be in the locals where it belongs, but aren't they also in the 400's? I haven't looked in a while.
As for the premiums, actually, yeah I do think they should carve out a 10 channel area in the 400s and put them there too so my darn autorecord stops recording spanish versions as well as english versions of movies off hbo. But more importantly, those who subscibe to just spanish stuff will have all their spanish channels in one area! Easier to surf the guide and find stuff!
There is nothing wrong with putting all the spanish language other than locals together in the same groupings as they do the English channels.
I actually think what they should really do is.... Move all Spanish channels to the 3000 channel range AND any channel that has a Spanish sap track should also be located in the 3000k channel range and defaulted to the Spanish track instead of the English one. (yes, even locals) This would not take ANY more bandwidth, itd all be remapps and default tracks.Heck, if possible they could even have all their extra innings and so on with spanish tracks in the 3700 range, etc... They could also do say a 4000k range for other languages as well. That would be truly catering to the foreign language subscribers.
I am already annoyed with hbo Latin showing up and getting recorded, I DO NOT want my sports records to start picking up Spanish games as well as English ones, or worse, picking up only the spanish one sometime and not getting an English one. I dont speak spanish. So I shouldnt have to figure out a work around for it, just as I dont believe spanish speakers who don't want english version shouldn't have to figure out a workaround to catch the spanish versions, or even wade through the english channels to find the spanish channels.
Oh, and of course I do have 119,m and plenty of people out there have 119 that dont have spanish packages. In some places entire markets.
I agree with the SAP re-map. Cable does that. I know people who don't have Directv because they don't do that.
I have no problem with the Spanish channels being together at all, they are just mish-moshed. Channels like ESPN (and History and Fox Sports and Nat Geo) that have a Spanish version could be re-mappyed to be near their English counterparts for those with the package, like Fox Deportes is now. I am surprised that I am in the minority, to me it just makes sense. International channels that are in the 400s should be somewhere else, with the other International channels.
A complete channel re-vamp needs to be done, top to bottom - except locals, that is perfect the way it is. I would hate for them to go the cable route and put locals on stupid channels. Locally, Fox 8 is channel 1125 on cable. I honestly didn't know it was there for over 3 weeks during my short stint with Time Warner. I just don't want to see incoherent crap like that on Directv.