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#1 Holmstrom96

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Posted 13 April 2009 - 06:31 AM

Demand Versus in HD!

Hello fellow Red Wings Fans and WOW Cable Customers! Did you enjoy many FSD and NBC high-definition games? Well you're going to be left in the 480i dark for many playoff games, that is because Versus on WOW (channel 306 in Michigan) is not offered in HD. So while you're used to watching games in 720p HD, you'll be reduced to standard 480i when watching Versus (yes, that's worse than 480p).

So what should we do about it? COMPLAIN! How do we do it? Here you go:

Online Channel Request Form - http://www1.wowway.c...eyword/ChanReq/
And\Or call them: (866) 496-9669 aka (866) 4-WOW-NOW


When you call them be sure to note the Comcast offers Versus in HD, while they do not. They need to be mindful of their market, and the Michigan markets wants needs Versus in HD for Red Wings games. Normally I would speak with my dollars and switch service providers to get what I want, but WOW Cable is a great company, with great customer service, and their prices are much lower than Scamcast's non-promotional prices. Also, I've had nothing but bad experiences with Scamcast customer service.

Now stop reading and start complaining!

Edited by Holmstrom96, 29 April 2009 - 11:29 AM.


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Posted 13 April 2009 - 06:45 AM

I feel for you guys. Definitely complain.

In Canada, all the Wings games will be on TSN2 in HD by Bell ExpressVU.....and hopefully 5.1

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Posted 13 April 2009 - 07:00 AM

We can't see NHL in HD what so ever... stop whining biggrin.gif spoiled americans wink.gif

Edited by mindfly, 13 April 2009 - 07:00 AM.


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Posted 13 April 2009 - 07:04 AM

QUOTE (mindfly @ April 13, 2009 - 08:00AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
We can't see NHL in HD what so ever... stop whining biggrin.gif spoiled americans wink.gif


That would have been my opinion a year ago, but once you watch hockey in HD you can't go back to standard def. It simply cannot be beat. 16:9 widescreen is an excellent format for sports, since the rinks\fields are all rectangular. The extra clarity of 720p and 1080i is simply amazing, with a good sounds system you feel like you are right there watching the game.

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Posted 13 April 2009 - 07:37 AM

I've been complaining to wow for 2 years. Funny they never mentioned that online form... just give me $10 off
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Posted 13 April 2009 - 07:42 AM

I did the channel request form when I upgraded to their HD package about 3 months ago. I didn't know Versus was an SD channel, so I was dissapointed. At any rate, I never heard back from them and I wouldn't get your hopes up as WOW is a pretty s***ty cable provider. You get what you pay for though, for $100 a month I have the digital package with like 25 HD channels and the second highest speed internet they offer.

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Posted 13 April 2009 - 08:02 AM

This is a big reason why I just switched to AT&T U-verse. Great service with tons of HD, including VS, stupid fast internet, and all for basically the same price I was paying for WOW. No-brainer for me. Too bad it's availability is still somewhat limited.

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Posted 13 April 2009 - 08:20 AM

i get game 1 and dont get to see a tv one until game 5 if necessary

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Posted 13 April 2009 - 08:42 AM

Either that or just put them on a network that we all can get...I hate having to stream them online, but such is life.
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#10 GMRwings1983

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Posted 13 April 2009 - 08:58 AM

Forget HD.

They need to show more Wings games, and then I'll worry about whether they're in HD or not.


If only atdhe.net wasn't showing these new s***ty quality streams, then I wouldn't care, but at this point it looks like the only Wings action I'll see is in highlights.
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Posted 13 April 2009 - 09:04 AM

QUOTE (djohns74 @ April 13, 2009 - 09:02AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
This is a big reason why I just switched to AT&T U-verse. Great service with tons of HD, including VS, stupid fast internet, and all for basically the same price I was paying for WOW. No-brainer for me. Too bad it's availability is still somewhat limited.


I wish U-Verse was available in my neighborhood, my parent's have it and amazing. The only other option we have is comcast and I WILL NEVER give those crooks another dime (directly). I know satellite's available, but I have a few cable only HD tivo's, so that's out of the question.
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Posted 13 April 2009 - 09:06 AM

I'm a Kansas Citian.
I've had ComCast for years.

I definitely recommend AT&T UVerse. We just switched, it saves about $150 a month, and we have Vs in HD (though we did with ComCast, as well).

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Posted 13 April 2009 - 09:40 AM

QUOTE (ManLuv4Clears @ April 13, 2009 - 08:42AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I did the channel request form when I upgraded to their HD package about 3 months ago. I didn't know Versus was an SD channel, so I was dissapointed. At any rate, I never heard back from them and I wouldn't get your hopes up as WOW is a pretty s***ty cable provider. You get what you pay for though, for $100 a month I have the digital package with like 25 HD channels and the second highest speed internet they offer.


Yeah, I've got the HD and digital package, the slowest internet speed (2 meg) and I only pay $76 a month!

Edited by Holmstrom96, 13 April 2009 - 09:41 AM.


#14 StevieY9802

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Posted 13 April 2009 - 09:43 AM

My stupid cable company, Broadstripe, doesn't have it in HD either. It really sucks. Now that I've seen it in HD it sucks when it's not..

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Posted 13 April 2009 - 11:38 AM

I've had WOW since the day they started offering service on Westland. It is a good company but pisses me off we don't get Versus HD, NHL Network or NHL Center Ice. Hell I'd be willing to pay but thats not even an option.

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Posted 13 April 2009 - 11:53 AM

Hell, I was thinking about upgrading to the HD satellite and getting an HD receiver but I'm not sure now that I want my expectations to be this high. laugh.gif

Personally I've never had a problem with SD broadcasts. I kinda want to see one in HD now, though, since my Samsung HDTV has full 1080p support (probably only 720i/p at best for DirecTV).

Edited by Shoreline, 13 April 2009 - 11:54 AM.


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Posted 13 April 2009 - 11:56 AM

It's a shame that we still have major networks still broadcast just some shows in HD and the rest in SD. By the time we are fully converted to HD (as in 24/7 every channel, every show) the Japanese will likely have gone to some crazy stuff like the Star Trek holo deck where you can watch the game as if you were at the live game. tongue.gif

Edited by C-Dub, 13 April 2009 - 11:56 AM.


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Posted 13 April 2009 - 11:58 AM

QUOTE (Shoreline @ April 13, 2009 - 11:53AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Hell, I was thinking about upgrading to the HD satellite and getting an HD receiver but I'm not sure now that I want my expectations to be this high. laugh.gif

Personally I've never had a problem with SD broadcasts. I kinda want to see one in HD now, though, since my Samsung HDTV has full 1080p support (probably only 720i/p at best for DirecTV).


On my DirecTV receiver I have the option for 1080i. My TV only goes up to 720p though, and I know they support that. smile.gif

How do you live with a 1080p TV watching SD broadcasts? scared.gif Everytime I switch to a SD channel my eyes need some major adjusting, haha.

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Posted 13 April 2009 - 12:01 PM

QUOTE (C-Dub @ April 13, 2009 - 09:58AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
On my DirecTV receiver I have the option for 1080i. My TV only goes up to 720p though, and I know they support that. smile.gif

How do you live with a 1080p TV watching SD broadcasts? scared.gif Everytime I switch to a SD channel my eyes need some major adjusting, haha.

It looks f'ed up to me if I stretch it to full screen, which is why I use the receiver option (think there's a TV option too) to keep those bars on the side as a normal 4:3 or whatever the regular broadcast ratio is. Now that I'm looking kinda silly I might talk to DirecTV and see if they'll upgrade the satellite/receiver for free/small cost. laugh.gif

#20 VladyIBELIEVE16

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Posted 13 April 2009 - 12:01 PM

Before this season started Time Warner Cable here in CA finally picked up Versus HD as well as NHL Network HD smile.gif soo happy! smile.gif It was worth the wait!

Good luck to you guys! I am sure it's only a matter of time before it's all HD anyways.
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