It's infuriating for sure with the monthly bills we pay. If you don't care about recording stuff on TCM, you might try my solution which is to watch the movies on the TCM app through Apple TV (I assume Roku, etc will work as well) You can watch live in HD, and of course "most" of the movies are made available on the app for a limited time after the original run date (usually a minimum of a week, some longer). I can't stand viewing it in SD so this has worked well for me.
I’m with DIRECTV. I’ve put up with satellite cloud problems for years waiting for FiOS to pick up TCM in HIGH DEF. Until they do, I won’t change TV service! Get with it, Verizon, pay for the TCM /HD license, and pay attention to your customers or keep losing business.You could have had me subscribe to FiOS TV for the past three years already. Greed has consequences $$$ 😞
It is now October of 2021 and Verizon still has not addressed this issue, nor have they even acknowledged our complaints. Everywhere I have traveled, so far, have TCM in HD. There is absolutely no acceptable reason why TCM cannot be shown in HD. We watch TCM movies on a larger TV screen these days, but they are displayed in a very small "box" format, of sorts. At least let us know WHY you cannot provide us the same service that so many others have.
I use FIOS for internet, and am very happy with the quality and reliability of the service. I am currently using Optimum for cable TV and have been strongly considering switching to FIOS for TV. But in checking out the available channels I find much to my surprise and disbelief that FIOS does not currently offer TCM in HD. This is a deal breaker for me! TCM is offered in HD on Optimum, and as it is the channel most often watched in our home, I cannot consider switching until FIOS offers it also!
It's frustrating to still not have TCM in HD on Verizon. Watch TCM streaming service is in HD and is available to Verizon subscribers who have TCM included in their package. It has both an east coast and west coast feed as well as some, but not all movies on demand. Biggest drawback is you can't DVR the movies on Watch TCM. Its available on Fire TV and ROKU. I have given up on Verizon ever adding the HD feed of TCM. If you call them they will be very sympathetic and tell you they will pass your request along but nothing changes and I have told them so . Not sure why TCM has been singled out when every other movie channal is available in HD but that is the situation.
IT HAS FINALLY HAPPENED!!!!! AS OF 9/12/2022 TCM IS IN HD ON FIOS. GOT A MESSAGE FROM VERIZON SAYING IT WAS STARTING ON OR AFTER 9/15/2022 BUT IT WAS HERE TODAY.
CHANNEL 730 WHERE IT SHOULD HAVE BEEN FOR YEARS. I AM SO HAPPY!!!!
So now that Verizon had added TCM in HD it is NOW NOT part of my plan and has been removed. When I called earlier I was told I needed to upgrade which would cost me about $60 more a month! Way to go Verizon!
I will be cancelling my cable with Verizon.