Originally Posted by Phantom Gremlin
There. I fixed that for you.
In other words, is Joe Sixpack aware of this issue? I would guess not.
I'm not sure. DirecTV has started a campaign aimed at this very subject and I'm sure JSP will eventually be made aware. Cable here still touts their IQ over sat and they promise to catch up on quantity of channels by the end of the year. Obviously, it's pretty much an issue that is limited to those of us with HDTVs, but we are growing in numbers.
Then too, I'm never quite sure who JSP is. I'm just an average Joe who enjoys TV. It doesn't take much for me to notice a difference between my cable IQ and my neighbor's sat IQ. The questions then become is that difference worth the time and hassle to switch services or will one catch up with the other in an acceptable period of time?
For me, the answer to the first part is "No", but then I have Cox, not Comcast.
The answer to the second is "Yes" (AFAIK
), so I'm willing to give them more time. I honestly think 3/QAM is temporary (at least until MPEG4) and Comcast is working to resolve the issues, they just aren't being open or candid about it. I know some comments can make one think they don't care, but IMHO that's just plain silly. It seems farfetched to think that they aren't watching subscriber trends and taking action, albeit not quick enough, etc.
There is no doubt they are behind the power curve and certainly won't admit it in public, but things like 1Ghz, SDV, MPEG4, etc., don't happen over night. I'm actually more concerned about local mulitcasting and the immediate drain on IQ regardless of what Comcast does. Today it's a weather sub-channel, tomorrow it's a traffic sub-channel with 24/7 traffic cams, and what's next? My retirement countdown clock to Feb 28, 2009?