Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: outside Chicago
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ok, so you guys know, here is my setup with Comcast.
their MTA for the phone is in the basement of my house, a stand alone unit.
their modem is on my second floor, and I ONLY had them activate the "modem" part of their combo unit
its connected to my AC router, so I have the best of all worlds, IMO
They offered me a deal I couldn't refuse; 105/20 internet, one phone line with unlimited use, and their premier plus,(which is one notch down from everything) TV package for 99 per month for 1 year. The X1 dvr is 10 per month, and, obviously, their modem is 8 bucks per month, and the MTA for the phone is 8 bucks. I will dump their modem once I am certain everything works well, and buy my own, and they said that is ok.
I didn't want to have a comcast phone line, but hell, for that price, even if I never use it its a sweet deal. I had to take the triple pack to get that low price for everything, even though I didn't want the TV or phone actually.Lat year I "cut the cable", and got antennas for my tv's, and roku boxes for a few of the rooms, and have had more to watch from those 2 sources than I could ever get to.
As far as 1080p from Comcast, we've waited almost 10 years, and all they offer in 1080p is PPV.
The article you linked from Twice, a industry "rag" doesn't mean squat, as far as an actual commitment from Comcast to show anything in 4k; if they only have 1080P in PPV, can you imagine what they might charge to "rent" a 4k movie?
Chicago is an important, competitive market for them, so you may not be able to get this "deal" in other parts of the country, but, its out there, so it won't hurt to ask for this is you are thinking about using them.
I only wanted their internet service, as the only alternative, ATT Uverse, sucks even more than Comcast does; the "lesser" of 2 evils I guess!