In reference to all the HD channels that currently aren't carried by Rogers (there are SO MANY...)
It's a sad fact that files my friends download (for free) of TV shows are better quality than what I get on the cable I pay for. I'm talking about stuff that airs in SD only with Rogers, but HD options do exist with other companies.
SD channels look insanely bad on Hi Def televisions.
I'm pretty sure Hi Def channels started around 2001 or 2002.
The thing is tho that the other Cable providers could have exclusive rights to carry the HD version of that channel. This means Rogers can not carry it at all. If the other cable providers carry the channel but do not have the exclusive rights then Rogers needs to step up & fork over the money & carry them as well.
I do have a 60 inch Samsung slim TV & i barely watch any HD channels seeing as Rogers has only a few. Its sad tho because now & days people have HD TV's & want to be able to watch HD channels on them that the other providers are offering.
As meow said.. it all comes down to who owns the channels.
WHile there are alot of others.. Rogers, Shaw and bell own a fair chunch of them.
Many of the ones you only see in SD, they are owned by the other guys. Weither they have exclusive rights to the HD ones.. or rogers has to pay MORE to get that HD version..
And rogers does have quite a number of HD channels.. even many of the lower ones are now in HD.
But it all comes down to WHAT You watch.. some people may only watch channels which are only offered in SD.. vs others may watch stuff thats on ones that are in HD.
And always remember, to check the listings to SEE what channels you get, and where they are. Many people dont always browse outside of their USED TO normal channel set of 2-80.. where yes some of them have converted directly to HD there. But take Food... most of the time, i find i even watch it on the regular channel for it.. as its in the lower number, easy to remember. I forget, that i have channel.. 297 or something like that, the HD food network.
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Its understandable that people want HD versions of the channels, however most people do not know that the cable companies have to sign a "carriage" deal for the hd channel with the broadcaster ,even though they have the SD version already through legacy agreements.
Also a lot of the broadcast networks want "more" money for their HD version or ask for so many subscribers to maintain the carriage of the channel, this forces bdus like rogers, shaw, cogeco to do more work and forces the cable companies to set rules that u must subscribe to this channel or group to to get that one.
please do not put the blame solely on rogers for this, as I can see this is challenging to them, but its more so the networks fault for having such strict rules.
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