Originally Posted by Cyclism
I was making a point that your rant holds no water, and that your spelling errors brought out that point in a glowing manner. That is, it's hard to take an argument seriously, when the writer hasn't done due diligence on research, let alone spelling.
I wasn't insulting you, the way you have me, I was questioning your argument.
So, answer my question: Why would you invest in HD equipment PRIOR to understanding that the HD landscape is limited, as per your point of view.
There are many people on this forum such as myself that have made the same investment or more, but don't don't make baseless accusations that the holding back of HD content is some sort of SCAM and that Canadians are getting screwed by the amount or lack thereof of HD content. It's the price you pay for being an early adopter, that is, if you believe that HD content is lacking. I, too, think that there could be more HD programming, MUCH MORE, but I knew GOING IN that programming was limited, but improving, in Canada.
And I think I've proven that my English composition and comprehension is not without merit.
I might continue to spell wrong buy bear with me on the points of argument.
I will use the example of Discovery HD. Videotron has dropped it, stateing that
DiscoveryHD wants 4 times the money from Videotron, videotron has refused If we left the issue there we would not find out that Discovery HD is owned by Bell Globe media and therefore behind this price gouge in order to grab disgruntled Videotron customers is behind the issue. The question of credibility concerning Discovery HD's reason for the price increse has to be in suspect.
Just how much pressure is Globe media using in the Canadian HDTV sceen?
These possible backroom deals "in my view" are happening, and to the detriment of canadian consumers. The CRTC list of approved and underconsideration, reads like a list of stations designed not to disturb the current 7 or 8 stations. If it smells like something that would compete with the current stations then we wont allow it. As I said, sounds like a monopoly in the making.
If the CRTC decides to keep out many USA great HDTV stations then where are the teeth to force a Canadian version in a timely manner. If, as an example, Bell Globe Media submits to the CRTC for thier version of History channel HD but sits on the issue and then wants an extention then 4 years might be lost to the Canadian HDTV subscriber. Of course no damage to Globe Media during this wait, in fact more HDTV starved Canadians would opt for DIscovery HD in order to watch ANYTHING in HD.
Yes I was an early buyer of HDTV products. In Fact only 3 stations were availabe at the time anywhere. I have seen the USA come on like gangbusters and continue to move quickly now to HDTV adoptation. Canada is stuck in this customer struggle and big boy battle. Time slips away and Canadian HDTV rollout is nearly stalled, falling way behind the USA. If you can't see this happening you must be blind. Go ahead, check out all the HD station now available to US subscribers currently, then compare the 7 or 8 Canadian stations. Then look at the CRTC list and realize that Canadian HDTV will grow at a snales pace for the forseeable future, all controled by the current BIG Canadian players in order to maximize thier position.
But what of the HDTV Canadian customers? are we well served by all this?
I think not.