I still don't know who's telling the truth. Did SPEED Channel mandate how Time Warner is to transmit their signal, or is Time Warner trying to rent more digital converters? So far we know that one poster on Adams Cable is still getting SPEED Channel WITHOUT a digital converter box.
SPEED Chaneel in HD? I DON'T WANT IT! The thought of Dave Despain or Kenny Wallace in high definition takes away my appetite. I would enjoy watching the Rolex cars at the Glen in HD, though.
Since I don't have satellite, you guys who do can answer this question for me...
Do you need a digital converter box at each tv? If your answer is "yes", then it doesn't matter if you have cable or satellite, because you have to rent the boxes either way. Am I correct?
If SPEED Channel mandated this change, then all I can say is "to hell with SPEED Channel." For me to rent just ONE converter box will cost $100 per year. "SPEED Channel... you're not worth $100/year."
IF ANYONE has a friend or relative who subscribes to Comcast (the other 800 pound gorilla in the cable industry) I'd like to hear if they are required to rent a converter box to get SPEED.
THE NEXT STEP is to contact HOME DEPOT, SAHLENS, GOLDEN CORRAL, and all the other major advertisers/event sponsors on SPEED and let them know they are reaching a smaller audience. They deserve a reduction in their advertising and sponsorship contracts.