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post #361 of 12054 Old 08-18-2005, 04:20 PM
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13 days til September and still no word as to when Espn2HD's coming.

Any word about ESPN2HD and Comcast, o Magic 8 Ball?
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Probably a very solid bet...

Makes me wonder exactly how much bandwidth is available on Comcast. I have all their current HD channels (local UPN isn't doing HD yet). And they've added several SD digital channels this year. TNT HD is 763 MHz.

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Any word about ESPN2HD and Comcast, o Magic 8 Ball?

Or JWhip? Haven't seen him post in a while

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Sorry but I have been out of the country and have no current information, yet.
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JWhip just went on Vaca.. give him a break.

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I thought Universal-HD was going to be the next HD channel added to Comcast, then ESPN-2?

Universal-HD is broadcasting US Open Tennis (USA Network broadcast in HD) every night...and still nothing on it from Comcast. I am also confident that the HD broadcasts of Winter Olympic events that NBC shows on its cable outlets (CNBC, MSNBC, Bravo, etc.) next February will be shown on this network as well. Are they even planning to add this station?

The same question applies to ESPN2-HD. The big "event" on this station will be a solid share of the 2006 World Cup, all broadcast in HD. (Although, I would think that the college football and basketball lineup in HD would be the immediate impetus for its inclusion.

My frustration has to do with lack of any word at all....what is their policy in regard to adding anything at all?
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D* has UHD and periodically shows last SummersOlympics HD

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My frustration has to do with lack of any word at all....what is their policy in regard to adding anything at all?

This is a concern of all of us Comcast HD viewers. I haven't heard a decent rumor even about ESPN2HD.

Almost as bad, they rollout more HD to regions only 60 miles away without sign of giving the same extra HD channels to neighboring regions (I'm not talking about a big city or beta testing areas).

Comcast's plans for each particular region seems very fuzzy with out much coherent or transparent plans known to it's customers.

Comcast "plans" that CSRs have spoke to me about (over the last year) without truly materializing or getting a defined timeline / game plan:

a) STB / headend type (unification from SA to Moto)
b) Channel lineup alignment (part of SA to Moto convert)
c) HD channels (gaining back some, getting new)
d) Convert analog channels over to digital (free up bandwith for more HD, improve PQ)
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The rumors are that negotiations are proceeding between Disney and Comcast for all their products including ESPNU and ESPN2HD and hopefully we'll hear something soon.

It seems very likely, only the timeframe is to be determined.

At least this will be happening. No positive rumors on HDNET/Movies that I've heard.

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It's too bad Comcast can't at least put the US Open on the HDSE channel since it's rarely used.

If a movie or concert video or a TV show isn't on blu ray it darn well should be.

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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".

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My frustration has to do with lack of any word at all....what is their policy in regard to adding anything at all?

Public info on adding HD stations is almost nonexistent. We always know in advance. Check out my & JWhip's previous posts.

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I got a message this week pop up on my 6412 that the DFW area is getting Universal HD early in September. No word on ESPN2.
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I got a message this week pop up on my 6412 that the DFW area is getting Universal HD early in September. No word on ESPN2.

That's encouraging, is UHD on any Comcast system yet?
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Why does it seem like Comcast has this uncanny timing for adding channels right after something really cool was shown on them?


We're gonna get Universal HD right after the U.S Open coverage ends.


What do you wanna bet we get ESPN2-HD right after the MLB season ends?

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How much HD programming is actually on ESPN2-HD ? If it's anything like ESPN-HD, then it isn't worth even having.

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How much HD programming is actually on ESPN2-HD ? If it's anything like ESPN-HD, then it isn't worth even having.

-Ken

Agreed. I'd much rather get UHD first as Battle Star Galactica in HD would be fun to see.
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How much HD programming is actually on ESPN2-HD ? If it's anything like ESPN-HD, then it isn't worth even having.

-Ken

That's a decent point, Ken, but upon reading it I asked myself---how much HD do I really watch, on any one channel? I pick and choose and I'm all over the place...InHD, DiscoverHD, PBS HD, HBOHD --- if they have some good HD content that I really want to see, even if it's infrequent, it's worth it. To me, anyway.
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Jon,

I would agree except that if bandwidth is limited on the cable system I would rather have a full time HD channel such as Universal-HD or HDNET before anymore limited HD channels.

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I'm hoping that Food HD in 2006 will have a lot of content. I think my favorite show there is filmed in HD already. (Good Eats)

I hope they don't take their sweet time with that one, too.

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I would agree except that if bandwidth is limited on the cable system I would rather have a full time HD channel such as Universal-HD or HDNET before anymore limited HD channels.

-Ken

Well, everyone is different. I never watched most UHD shows when they were on, so I don't know how much I would watch just because they are in HD. However, if they don't have commercial interruptions I guess there may have something to interest me. I'm not a soccer nor a NASCAR fan.

While ESPN2HD may only have a few events a week, it will grow. And with season-ending baseball, football and then college basketball....

Given the choice I would take ESPN2HD first in a heartbeat.

That's what's good about this forum. A chance to express individual feelings.

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My order of preference for Comcast to add, for existing HD channels:

1. HDNet/HDNet Movies
2. ESPN2-HD
3. Universal HD

If it existed, #1 would be TCM-HD.
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Outside of offering Playboy TV (and Playboy-HD) on a monthly subscription basis, the channel I want most is ESPN2-HD, particularly with college football coming and college hoops shortly thereafter.
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Are you sure the message was about UHD. I have a message saying they are adding UPN-HD around Oct. 1st.
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Saw this on another forum:


"We may shortly have a new deal with ESPN that will allow us to add ESPN2 HD. Once done we'll get it on ASAP and we'll let all our HD customers know.

Thanks for keeping in touch!

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In SF, we do not have TNT_HD yet. But since I am soccer fan, I am looking forward to ESPN-2 HD for world cup.
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Agreed. I'd much rather get UHD first as Battle Star Galactica in HD would be fun to see.

Though it seems Universal HD doesn't simulcast Battlestar Galactica when it airs on Friday nights on Sci-Fi.

The only listings I saw for BG on UHD were right before season 2 stared and UHD was showing a marathon of season 1 BG episodes in HD. That would've been something.

It's a shame I have to deal with letterboxed 4:3 analog BG episodes here on Comcast in Boston. *sigh*
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Though it seems Universal HD doesn't simulcast Battlestar Galactica when it airs on Friday nights on Sci-Fi.

No they don't, they re-air them after they've run the entire season on SciFi, and this season, with a 4 month break before season 2 is completed it may be Feb/06 before it shows up in HD on UHD.
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In SF, we do not have TNT_HD yet. But since I am soccer fan, I am looking forward to ESPN-2 HD for world cup.

In 16% of the bay area, we don't get the INHDs or Showtime-HD either...
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