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post #2101 of 12054 Old 11-14-2006, 10:15 AM
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I guess 9 channels isnt terrible, but I need my:
Cinemax
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and whatever network is carrying Battlestar Gallactica in HD

It would be real nice if I could get SciFi in HD but that's not an option anywhere. WAKE UP SCIFI CHANNEL!!!! Start broadcasting in HD!

USA and SCI FI are part of the NBC Universal cable portfolio. Select programming from those netwroks including Battlestar Gallectica is carried in HD on Universal HD. However, Battlestar Gallactica is shown in HD months after it is shown in SD on SCI FI.
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I believe that each analog removed and moved to digital frees up room for 5 HD channels.

Is this correct? I thought I read somewhere that it was more like 2-3 HD channels when doing this. 5 would even be better.

Anyway, the good news is that Seattle Comcast has finally officially announced that we will get UHD and MHD on Dec. 15th. Yeah, Yeah... I know many of you have had these channels for months, and it's no big deal, but I'm extremely happy to see Comcast finally adding more HD in our area.

Now, back in Sept they moved 2 analog channels to digital and gave us one new HD channel, CW-HD. So if the above quote is correct, we've had the bandwidth to add UHD and MHD all this time. We've been missing out on BSG and Firefly etc...

What takes so long to add these HD channels when other areas have had them for months? Local contracts and such? or does it really take months of preparation to get our system ready to add these new HD channels?
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Is this correct? I thought I read somewhere that it was more like 2-3 HD channels when doing this. 5 would even be better.

Yumpin yimminy, someone already corrected me. I'll go back into my original post and edit it so hopefully there is no more confusion.
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Battlestar Gallactica is shown in HD months after it is shown in SD on SCI FI.

And without Closed Captioning.
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IIRC, this is mandated by the FCC, if not, then I must have read that it is Comcast corporate policy.

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The latter, not the former. That means that they may actually have exceptions to the policy.

Well, then I guess it isn't Comcast corporate policy, if there are exceptions. Just a general guideline.

While, I know CSRs have tried to sell Std. and Digital Classic just to get HD Locals, I never heard of people who objected, that didn't eventually get it with just Basic, by showing the price card. But, I can't aware of all Comcast systems, just what I read on AVS.

I guess it is possible that they won't rent out the HD STB with just Basic in some area(s), but one could use their own QAM TV or STB, unless they are an exception and encrypt the HD Locals; I have heard of this on rare occasions and when they told Comcast they corrected it. But, again, I am not aware of all Comcast systems.
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IIRC, this is mandated by the FCC, if not, then I must have read that it is Comcast corporate policy.


Well, then I guess it isn't Comcast corporate policy, if there are exceptions. Just a general guideline.

While, I know CSRs have tried to sell Std. and Digital Classic just to get HD Locals, I never heard of people who objected, that didn't eventually get it with just Basic, by showing the price card. But, I can't aware of all Comcast systems, just what I read on AVS.

I guess it is possible that they won't rent out the HD STB with just Basic in some area(s), but one could use their own QAM TV or STB, unless they are an exception and encrypt the HD Locals; I have heard of this on rare occasions and when they told Comcast they corrected it. But, again, I am not aware of all Comcast systems.

HD LOCALS are part of Limited Basic!

They have to allow one to get pay channels like HBO with JUST Basic! How do you get pay channels? A BOX!
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It still says 'TMC', and it is there twice.

I think I got it!

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NGC HD, A&E HD and FSN HD just went live on Comcast Detroit.

Along with UHD but we had that before, just getting caught up with everyone else...

HD ON THE BRAIN!!
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MHD is on our system today (Comcast, Union NJ) with INHD2 still there and moving up a couple of channels. Nothing else HD-wise from what I can tell though.
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INHD-2 is gone here today (South Jersey).

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Those of you loseing INHD2 early, but like the programming, dont fret. Everyone will lose INHD2 at end of year. INHD 1 & INHD 2 are merging into one channel to be renamed in 2007. Reports that I have read and heard, list the new name for "INHD" is more then likely going to be "MoJo"

Since Comcast uses INHD for its NBAHD games, you'll see even less programming on the combined channel. And if you don't like beer or bars, MOJO isn't much. A far cry from when the channels started in 2003. They took their competition with HDNET seriously then.

I look at INHD mostly for major sports (NBA, MLB) now.

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NGC HD, A&E HD and FSN HD just went live on Detroit Comcast.

Nice!

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[quote=Renagade]NGC HD, A&E HD and FSN HD just went live on Detroit Comcast.


That is awesome news. Unfortunately, we are still status quo here in Southern NH.
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"Encouraging news for HD Hockey fans. Comcast is planning to create a new HD-Sports channel, which will provide you with programming from Versus (including HD NHL Action) and The Golf Channel (MMM...Natilie Gublis Show in Hi-Def). Also good news? Comcast may be picking up HDNet, Mark Cuban's hi-def channel, which presents hockey on Thursday and Saturday nights."

http://www.sportsfanmagazine.com/sfm...s.html?id=3072

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"Encouraging news for HD Hockey fans. Comcast is planning to create a new HD-Sports channel, which will provide you with programming from Versus (including HD NHL Action) and The Golf Channel (MMM...Natilie Gublis Show in Hi-Def). Also good news? Comcast may be picking up HDNet, Mark Cuban's hi-def channel, which presents hockey on Thursday and Saturday nights."

http://www.sportsfanmagazine.com/sfm...s.html?id=3072


Wow. All kinds og good Comcast news today!
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NGC HD, A&E HD and FSN HD just went live on Detroit Comcast.

"Ask Swanni: Comcast to Add HDTV Channels?

Q. I've read rumors on Internet message boards that Comcast will add National Geographic HD and A&E HD on December 1. Is this true? -- Joe W.

I'm told that the rumor is not true. It's more likely that Comcast will add those channels in early 2007, if then. The cable operator will definitely add more high-def channels in the coming months but the launch is not imminent."

http://www.tvpredictions.com/askswann110906.htm


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"HDNet's NHL broadcaster Judd Sirott was on the Wings pre-game show tonight and was talking about the availability of HDNet. Judd mentioned iti is only a matter of time until HDNet is available on Comcast.
At least this gives us Comcast subscribers a little hope for another HD channel being added."

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"Ask Swanni: Comcast to Add HDTV Channels?

Q. I've read rumors on Internet message boards that Comcast will add National Geographic HD and A&E HD on December 1. Is this true? -- Joe W.

I'm told that the rumor is not true. It's more likely that Comcast will add those channels in early 2007, if then. The cable operator will definitely add more high-def channels in the coming months but the launch is not imminent."

http://www.tvpredictions.com/askswann110906.htm


Once again, the Swanni is spot on.

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MHD is on our system today (Comcast, Union NJ) with INHD2 still there and moving up a couple of channels. Nothing else HD-wise from what I can tell though.

Where do you see INHD2? It appears to be gone.Ch.201 is HDPPV.NJN has been added at 243 and 244(non-HD channels).
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Where do you see INHD2? It appears to be gone.Ch.201 is HDPPV.NJN has been added at 243 and 244(non-HD channels).


Yup, it's gone down. It was there until about noon.
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NGC HD, A&E HD and FSN HD just went live on Comcast Detroit.

Along with UHD but we had that before, just getting caught up with everyone else...

Everyone else?? Hardly...here in Silicon Valley, where technology is at the forefront, we don't have any of those channels except our own FSN-HD.

We have MHD, but big deal. It's not all that.
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NGC HD, A&E HD and FSN HD just went live on Comcast Detroit.

Along with UHD but we had that before, just getting caught up with everyone else...

Anyone else? I don't think Detroit can get NGCHD or A&E HD without national agreements first. And I think we would have heard about those.

Hoping others are watching them now.

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Anyone else?
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The Harford, CT HD locals thread has info from Comcast that NG HD is coming December 14th.

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...08#post8904808
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as far as I know, those deals have been done for a bit. I posted that awhile back. These channels should start appearing soon bandwidth permitting. That is why INHD2 was dropped here today.
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The Harford, CT HD locals thread has info from Comcast that NG HD is coming December 14th.

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...08#post8904808

Looks like a merger of the Premiere pack and the Sports only tier. If they still plan to offer it for just $4 more for those with digital Platinum I may be open to it (Have gotten the premiere pack in the past but do not have it now)
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Wow im impressed that we appear to have gotten these channels before everyone else.

So far nothing on FSN HD, except for the pistons game tonight, and A&E isnt showing any HD until CSI tonight. Nat. Geo has been showing some good shows in HD. Hopefully they dont repeat their shows all the time.
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We are getting UHD, MDH, and Fox Reality (standard) on December 14th. ComcastSports HD is coming on January 3rd.

The merger of Extra and Sports tier will occur on December 14th.
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Well, my sources were off obviously. Apparently, the channels will be in a few Comcast cities prior to 2007, but won't reach most cities until then, which is why I was led to believe it would be 2007.

At least give me credit for today's announcement on Versus/Golf HD from Comcast. I had it on November 8:

Comcast May Launch HD Sports Channel
The channel would feature hockey and golf.
By Phillip Swann

Washington, D.C. (November 8, 2006) -- Comcast is considering starting a new High-Definition channel for sports, TVPredictions.com has learned.

The channel would likely feature high-def broadcasts of the National Hockey League from the Versus channel and tournament action from The Golf Channel.

Comcast owns both The Golf Channel and Versus, formerly known as The Outdoor Network
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Confirmed on Comcast Detroit, as of today:

A&E HD
Universal HD
National Geographic HD
Fox Sports Net Detroit HD

This makes 21 HD channels available in the Detroit area from Comcast, including all the OTA channels, and 4 of the 5 premium movie channels available.

199 National Geographic HD
200 A&E HD
201 Fox Sports Net Detroit HD
202 ESPN HD
203 ESPN2 HD
204 TNT HD
205 Discovery HD
206 INHD (MLB, Versus NHL, NBA HD, NFL Network)
208 Universal HD
209 MHD
215 HBO HD
219 Cinemax HD
223 Showtime HD
227 Starz HD
231 ABC HD WXYZ-DT
232 NBC HD WDIV-DT
233 CBS HD WWJ-DT
234 FOX HD WJBK-DT
235 My Network TV HD WMYD-DT
236 The CW HD WKBD-DT
240 PBS HD WTVS-DT

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At least give me credit for today's announcement on Versus/Golf HD from Comcast. I had it on November 8...

Right you are, and as not too many others know, this prediction stuff isn't as easy as it looks.

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