The guys over at the AVS Forum have been compiled a master list of which cable and satellite providers are carrying which HD channel. You can view it at on their site. You get a nice grid of the channels, with columns for the usual suspects. I would have posted the list here, but they do not allow it with written permission.
That list has its issues too--- such as listing "NFL Sunday Ticket" and "MLB Extra Innings" as 1 HD channel when it's all of them, which with the Sports Pack is another 30+ full-time HD channels and one of THE main reasons someone chooses DIRECTV over another provider.
Then of course the whole "does linear PPV count?" argument, which brings DIRECTV and Dish to almost 200 channels in their marketing
I'd be interested to know what someone's full bill is after taxes and fees once they finally get it. My TWC bill with JUST basic cable and internet is about $125-130 dollars. This fios looks like a steal.
I'm curious about the taxes myself. TWC the taxes were ridiculous and DIRECTV is $0--when comparing prices the taxes always get left out when people are comparing the two but it's a pretty big difference.
What babies. The irony is if they'd spend 1/2 the time and money they spend on lobbying stuff like this into innovation and infrastructure maybe they'd actually have a product people didn't want to ditch so badly.
They should stop worrying so much about what everyone else is doing and figure out how to not have HD picture quality worse than DISH network's and prices higher than DIRECTV's.
Verizon doesn't have MSG or MSG plus Hd anywhere. Cablevision witheld the channels bc verizon is in direct competition w cablevisions systems in downstate NY. Believe there is a lawsuit pending concerning it.
On DIRECTV earlier it was a slate about "solar flares in spring and fall can interrupt signal" on both ESPN and ESPN2 for a bit earlier (not consumer's dishes, but ESPN's presumably since I had a signal).