Verizon is understandably focusing its channel lineup additions toward HD channels. My gripe is that the few new SD channels being offered are being added under the Extreme HD package. In October, Verizon added non-premium, non-sports SD channels Current TV and RFD TV to the Extreme HD package. Now they are adding new SD channels like Blue Highways TV and Chiller to the Extreme HD package. As a SD subscriber, why am I being locked-out from receiving these non-premium, non-sports SD channels? In order to receive these SD channels on my standard definition televisions, I would have to pay an additional $10 a month for the Extreme HD package, plus upgrade to HD set-top boxes for an additional $5 per month for each, but not reap any of the benefits or enhancements of the HD experience. Am I the only SD subscriber who feels cheated? Shouldn't a programming tier entitled Extreme HD consist only of HD channels? Or should SD subcribers just be content with their same conventional channel lineup because we're not worthy of anything new?
I agree with you. The title of the package is misleading. It should just be called Extreme Fios and not have the HD in it.
If they truly treated SD subscribers second class the HD channels would be on the lower numbers as opposed to above 500
(wouldn't matter to me as I have HD and the Extreme tier)