Note that no channel is on that list that is a "cable channel" (what is being called "national" in these threads).
Anyone who has two brain cells, and works for a profit-making corporation, is going to prioritize providing the above programming in HD to their customers, rather than focusing on "Spike-HD"...
Rumor has it ESPNNews HD has replaced WFN as one of the "temp" engineering channels. Also, USAHD and SciFiHD have been mirrored to a transponder on 61.5 (most likely for eastern arc use), just like the original mpeg2 HD on 110w had been mirrored to 61.5 recently. There is no video on the new USA and SciFi channels, just slates (video feed is a constant 2mbit).
Oh yes they are.
Here are the Nielsen ratings for cable programming:
So, from that list we see that most of the top cable shows are sports on TNT and ESPN, which E* already had in HD, and then USA-HD, which was held up in negotiations, but now has been added.
Everything else that E* is missing in HD that gets high ratings are programming on Disney and Nickolodeon, which IIRC is not yet shown in HD.
Thanks bro. I wondered who gave their.. .err.... ALL, for SciFi HD and USA HDI can not do it because I sacrificed for SCIFIHD and USAHD (PS I am not really a [virgin] but it worked shh lets keep it quiet)
And here i thought J L was the perfect sacrifice. Think of how it would cheer the hearts of so many* in the satellite communityOk who offered up James Long?
Geesh we don't want to piss off the HD Gods folks... take him back!
I'll partially recant... HD Channels that actually show HD that D* has that E* does not:
Let's cut all the revisionist history BS. I love this site and what Scott offers all the readers! I love the predictions and I hope that Scott does not quit feeding us rumors just because he doesn't want to get flamed by pissed off people when they don't come true.
But let's be real. We all know that Scott was talking about National HD when he talked about the "by May 1st additions". Don't rewrite it now to well they did add a lot of HD (LIL HD) that must have been what E* and Scott were talking about. We know better.
We need to just admit that this prediction (rumor was wrong this time). Not the first time won't be the last. It didn't turn out the way we had hoped. It is what it is. Just don't rewrite the stuff to make excuses.