I received an email earlier this week from my cable provider. Apparently they are starting a new service called Auto HD. What this means is that whenever I tune my TV to a standard television station that also comes in an HD version my TV will automatically start showing me the HD version of the channel.
Of course, I’m assuming that if we didn’t subscribe to HD channels this service wouldn’t work for us.
The only problem that I can see with this service is that sometimes I chose to tune to a non HD station on purpose. Say when I’m watching an older show … perhaps a comedy from the 70’s or something? These shows weren’t filmed in HD and they don’t look all that great on my big screen to begin with so why would I want to watch them on an HD channel? LOL I already wish that for most shows filmed in HD that all the actors would use a good blackhead remover but the old shows are even worse.
Anyway … I don’t know if my cable provider is ahead of the game or behind. Does your cable provider offer auto HD too?