NFL Sunday Ticket: ALL games should be HD (not just a couple). At a minimum it should have the same amount of games in HD as NHL Centre Ice offers.
Also Spike HD would be great.
While I agree that having Sunday ticket in HD would be awesome I think priority needs to go out to adding more Canadian networks locals in HD first. Maybe adding half of the games in HD for now could be a compromise. Once all the Canadian locals have been added I would be all for having every game in HD. Though you won't convince me to fork out hundreds of dollars to watch my team the Jets play a couple of games unavailable on the US Nets. I'll let Boston Pizza cover that bill.
SeanWrestleDude, why do you want all of the Canadian local HD channels? Many of them don't produce anything in HD. As far as I know only CTV Toronto, CBC Toronto, CTV Vancouver and maybe CBC Vancouver and Global Toronto do local newscasts in HD.
I find that difficult to believe. The movies are telecined from film to HD masters and often the audio is re-encoded as DD5.1. The PQ is (mostly) excellent, but certainly dependent on the quality/storage of the original film and of course the production values that go into the telecine process. We have TCM-HD on Rogers.
I don't think you will be seeing this anytime soon since its a CTVgm channel, but hey we are talking about wish lists here.
I honestly think that if CTVgm can't get off there a** and give us some HD specialty channels there is no reason American specialty channels shouldn't be offered in HD, at least for the mean time. I spent over 1000 dollars to look at the brilliance of 16:9 HD on a 40" LCD not stretched or letter boxed 4:3 SD. In my opinion Syfy HD should be available to customers until Space HD is launched. Afterwards eliminate Syfy. You know there is a problem when Americans have access to over 140 HD channels (not including locals, ppv, or vod channels) while Canadians are stuck with half as many HD channels. If it weren't for the town housing regulators making a fuss about one dish I would add Directv to my Shaw Direct in a heartbeat.