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Live HD Premium Movie Channels

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Live HD Premium Movie Channels

When will ALL premium movie channels from each network (HBO, Showtime, Starz, etc.) be available for live viewing in HD?  It's been years since HD has been available yet we still only have one HD channel for each of the channels broadcast from each premium movie network.  All other cable and satellite providers have all movie network channels in HD except Xfinity, which at this point in 2018 is truly unacceptable.  Can someone from Xfinity please provide solid info on when all premium movie channel networks will be broadcast live in HD?  Thank you.

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@cdeandrea wrote:

When will ALL premium movie channels from each network (HBO, Showtime, Starz, etc.) be available for live viewing in HD?  It's been years since HD has been available yet we still only have one HD channel for each of the channels broadcast from each premium movie network.  All other cable and satellite providers have all movie network channels in HD except Xfinity, which at this point in 2018 is truly unacceptable.  Can someone from Xfinity please provide solid info on when all premium movie channel networks will be broadcast live in HD?  Thank you.


As far as linear cable goes, you will not see Comcast returning any Premium channels down-graded from 1080i, or 720p, to SD (480p). They have limited broadband space for all their channels. They have chosen to use the space for more 480p channels. They seem to be going for people who watch TV on smaller screen devices, and not for those of us moving to 4K televisions.

 

The satellite companies are still supplying more premium channels in HD. Either that, or watching channels found on high-speed broadband in either 1080p (Blu-ray quality) or 4K.