Automatically drop the SD feed when a channel is available in HD

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Idea from Community Forum User: CoryB
Original Post:
Moved to create separate discussion thread.

Original post:

"Perhaps drop the SD feed when they channel is available in HD. The boxes
are able to scale the output down to SD anyway if you view a HD channel
with SD output on the box."
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Shelley, Community Admin

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Posted 3 years ago

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Mike, Manager Broadcast Affiliation

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Official Response
Thanks for the idea Cory. We have actually contemplated this however there were a few technical issues that prevented us from implementing this solution. One of the issues is that our Classic TV Customers don't have HD capabilities. Also, some people prefer to PVR channels in SD rather than in HD to save space on their PVRs. There are a couple of other minor technical issues but this is something that we discuss every time we make changes to the system.

Thanks for the idea, keep them coming as we are always trying to improve your MTS TV experience.  
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Official Response
Hi there!
Effective today, we have implemented SD-HD Auto-Tune. Now when you tune to a SD channel that has an HD equivalent, you are given a message that if you want to watch the program in HD press the OK button. 

It looks like this: