Still pretty much swapping one for the other though?
My "extended" cable costs me $40/mo, and Dish would cost me the same.
If I wait until VOOM adds HGTV, which I'm SURE they will!!! LOL, then I can dump cable and just go with VOOM.
Write-in campain to VOOM for "Men who need VOOM but have Spouses that need HGTV"
I'm with you Lobstah! Count me signed up as soon as VOOM gets HGTV. Let's start a letter writing campaign to VOOM! Let them hear the pains of the possible many new signees (I need my VOOM) yet have to meet their spouses needs regarding HGTV. I bet we can get 1000 signatures easy. That should be justification enough for them to get negotiations started.
I'm personally bored to tears with HGTV & it's the main reason we have a second TV (so I don't have to watch it). But alas, the whole HDTV has been one compromise after another. Those non-married folks may not understant but it's a simple equation. The spouses don't care about who the providers are, just the fact that the other system had HGTV and VOOM doesn't...
According to earlier posts, talks with SciFi went nowhere. Don't expect it any time soon.
Haven't heard anything about USA, but it will be owned by NBC once the Universal acquisition is complete. Other NBC channels (MSNBC, CNBC, Bravo)are already on VOOM, and I read somewhere that some of the Olympics would be on USA, so I'd guess the chances are good. Just my guess, though.
You know what, before I got VOOM I also had my favorite SD channels. I thought I couldn't live without them. But since I joined VOOM, I don't want to watch SD any more, and I now can't stand commercial breaks. Forgot how commercials look like...
Don't be surprised if your tastes will be changed by VOOM and HDTV!
I agree with you Ilya...I'm being spoiled by the HD experience! But I also like to watch the Networks Prime Time and now I enjoy them in HD!!! Although there still are commercials and worst of all...they're not HD so they shrink on the screen!
Networks Prime Time with commercials are ok, but I don't watch movies with breaks any more. And as far as I remember, SciFi channel shows movies with commercial breaks. Correct me if I am wrong: it's been awhile...
VOOM is at or near their channel maximum capacity (39 HD and 88 SD), with the additions they already have planned. There is no free lunch; every SD channel they add will further reduce the quality of existing channels.
HGTV will almost certainly be added, but probably not until the move to MPEG-4 this fall. MPEG-4 should allow for an additional 20-40 SD channels.
I'll just add that VOOM is aware that HGTV is a priority for many households. They've already indicated that a number of the remaining SD channels will be added with the move to MPEG-4. So it's just a question of when.