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post #1 of 9 Old 07-09-2001, 06:17 AM - Thread Starter
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post #2 of 9 Old 07-09-2001, 07:43 AM
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It's all over the news. I'm not sure if this is good or not.
I will say, I think it's time Comcast makes their sports channels public. Meaning, they should be broadcast so I can pick them up on the OTA. They should also make it available in their basic $8.00 cable package. They want to promote sports but they make you pay out the wazzzooo. Makes me mad I have to watch the Philles and Sixers on cable. Makes me mad I have to pay the premium cable packge just to get the sports.
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Well, that's just great! AT&T has already stopped work on upgrading our cable system (they started pulling fiber back in 1999) due to a shortage of funds. Now they'll been even more tight with the purse strings with this garbage going on.
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Living in an AT&T area, this looks like a good deal for HDTV. AT&T won't even utter the words High Definition. COMCAST appears to be adding HD to their lineup in NJ.

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Don't hold your breath! Comcast hasn't actually started any HD in NJ, and their reps on the phone are totally clueless! Their past response has been very poor on the HDTV issue. I wonder if even less competition will spur them on to adoption of HDTV.....my guess is NO, but we can continue to hope!
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This is shaping up to be a DBS vs digital cable war. Once large companies get involved they will deploy massive amounts of capital to deliver differentiated services. It is actually a good thing to see concentration in cable and DBS. What would not be good would be to see DBS and cable owned by the same company.

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<FONT face="Arial Black">Text</FONT f> WHY BOTHER JUST GO WITH DTV!

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If DBS could be universally received and could provide the full range of local HDTV programming, then you're right- forget about cable. But for the rest of us, HDTV cable would be more convenient (whole house already wired for cable, no trees or other impediments in the way), and could provide local network shows and local sports teams action. I bet that combination would go very far towards hastening the widespread adoption of HDTV!
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This all rather Ironic Since ComCrap sold the local Franchise here In January to AT&T. And now the want to buy it back? Both have been rather poor service providers. More of quantity over quality

Excuse me? Which end up?
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