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The BROADCAST digital transition has NOTHING to do with CABLE. In fact, technically, nothing needs to change with cable. In reality, more and more areas will drop all but basic analogs (broadcast, public access) to make room for more HD and other digital services, including DOCSIS 3 cable modems. The city of Chicago already has done this and recently added Weather HD, QVC HD (talk about a waste of bandwidth!!!), and others. Some western suburbs will apparently follow in a month or two.
cb2367 wrote:I would imagine that on most systems, capacity may be an issue and that's why there haven't been any new HD channels added in a while. Probably after the digital transition in February, there will be more room for HD channels. As one poster mentioned, it's better to have QUALITY HD channels.
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09-26-2008 12:55 AM - edited 09-26-2008 02:43 AM
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11-14-2008 08:16 AM
We've had 1 LOUSY CHANNEL added in the last 14 months here in Branford, CT, which is pathetic. One of the guys at work tells me every week or two that Direct TV has added more HD channels. In fact, it's a running joke about Comcast and HD at work.
Meanwhile, this company keeps raising rates in a tough economic climate without giving its customers more for their hard-earned money. Nice going, COMCAST.
11-14-2008 08:19 AM
11-14-2008 09:55 AM
I guess comcast is slowly listening to these threads since now they are robbing petter to pay paul. You start getting more HD channels, and others start loosing their analog channels.
Just like their broadband, comcast seems to be trying to play a zero sum game.. only satisfying one group
of customers by taking from another.
I say, if you are unhappy with their HD selection and another service has better, then expletive go to that other service! Free market competition only works if you actually take your money elsewhere. Which is what I just did.
11-14-2008 10:57 AM
11-14-2008 12:01 PM
According to the FCC:
"On February 17, 2009 all full-power broadcast television stations in the United States will stop broadcasting on analog airwaves and begin broadcasting only in digital."
The FCC usually knows about this stuff.
11-14-2008 12:30 PM
11-14-2008 12:43 PM
The FCC changes only apply to over the air broadcasts. It has absolutly nothing to do with what goes over cable.
Comcast and other cable providers will still have analog signals going over their lines where they want them too.
11-14-2008 02:10 PM
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