Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Colorado Springs
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I hear ya TallGuy, Adelphia is keeping their tech support people in the dark. I called the 888 number last week and the guy was baffled as to why he was getting so many calls from the CS market re: HDTV problems. I told him about my ABC/engineer converstation and the guy went numb. I really feel bad for those employees who want to help but are just not informed of what the company is doing regionally. One gal told me to take the box back because of no PBS HD. I told her they weren't broadcasting HD locally yet and she was dumbfounded. It's a joke. She went on to say how this was such a new technology and it would take awhile to work the bugs out. Yeh, on our dime.
Anyhow, re: FOX, it is a mixture of 480i and 480P depending on the programming. Once in a great while you'll even get something in 16:9 at what appears to be 720P but Fox in general is not broadcasting HD yet, only in a few markets.
And yes, Adelphia is advertising HD, not just DTV, that's why they are charging more bucks for the HD MOT box. They are claiming to have Fox HD, ABC HD (not), CBS HD (yep) and PBS HD (not), and then the premium HD like HBO and Showtime HD which are just fine. They do admit that all shows will not be in HD even on their HD channels, (which we know of course), but they have no excuse for the false advertising of PBS and ABC. N'uff said, it just gets me a little irked. I'm sure they'll get it together sometime this year or next, as soon as the affiliates start HD transmissions. And no, they are not piping network sat feeds from ABC, there is just NO HD on their ABC channel. LOL!!!