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Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Burlington County NJ
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I called a couple weeks back to inquire about the SA8300HD box that I know they are beta-testing, and have been for some time now. I was told they have put it on the back burner as they are now concentrating on "cable phone" trying to get it on the market. I inquired about HGTV-HD and if they would be carrying it from its inception or would we have to wait and wait for it - the response was:
"At the present time, we do not have an agreement with HGTV to carry their HD programming. While we do not currently offer this channel, it is possible that we may be able to bring it to you in the future...Although High Definition Television is still in its early stages, we are moving as quickly as we can to provide as much content as possible. Comcast is constantly working on ways to provide the maximum range of services to our subscribers. Unfortunately, for various reasons, some services that we hope to provide at some point may not be available to our subscribers at this time. When they become available to us, we will be glad to add them to our existing lineup...Please be assured your request has been forwarded to our Marketing Team for consideration."
I imagine a lot of the HD stuff is being put in the background due to their new baby --- "cable phone".