New "IP Channels"
About 16 months ago, a few channels got added to my system that I later found out were "IP Channels". These channels would not show up on my cable card devices, and on the X1 boxes, seemed to take a tad longer than usual to tune in.
Yesterday I noticed that if I record a program from off one of these channels (for instance in my area FS2 HD and Pac-12 Network HD are both 'IP Channels') - the recordings are automatically cloud-based, and not actually on the DVR - as confirmed by the little cloud icon during the playback. Concurrent recording of something on ESPN showed that recording as 'regular/non-cloud' by the same method.
As I am hearing that more and more channels are going to be moving to this "IP Channel" model, I am curious if this will always be the case.
The video quality is not nearly as sharp when it is from off the cloud, and the sound is limited to 2.0. I much prefer 5.1 surround sound when available.
Just curious is any of the experts or possibly employees that monitor this board have any comments or statements about this.