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I just got off the phone with Comcast (I live in Westfield). Right now because I have Directv I only subscribe to minimum basic cable, which gives me only the local stations. I thought the comcast high def package would require digital cable subscription (approx $40) but it doesn't. All I have to pay is the $7 HD box rental fee. They are coming Friday to hook it up. I'll post after that with any comments.

KEK, I would be very interested in your results. I too have only minimum basic cable costing $3.95 a month as I have DirecTv HD receivers & DTivo units. Please clarify how much you are shelling out each month for your Comcast tv sub. This would be huge as INHD 1 & 2 channels launched today and it is not available on DirecTv. Looking forward to your comments.
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INHD is on the air, channels 881,882 WOW
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And still no local broadcast.
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KEK, I would be very interested in your results. I too have only minimum basic cable costing $3.95 a month as I have DirecTv HD receivers & DTivo units. Please clarify how much you are shelling out each month for your Comcast tv sub. This would be huge as INHD 1 & 2 channels launched today and it is not available on DirecTv. Looking forward to your comments.


I am also currently only paying $4 a month for minimum basic. My new bill will have the additional $7.25 for the HD box rental. I just thought of something else, I am not currently paying for NESN through Comcast, so I doubt that channel will be included. Hopefully I can add NESN for $10 or so. Then I can drop it from my Directv bill.
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I think Local Channels are coming they have them in Boston and the channel Designations are there, I think they are just having a tough time sucuring the Legalties. Still with the addition of INHD Comcast clearly supasses what DTV has. They've been trying to get me to come back but I only have a DTC 100 I'd have to buy all new equipment to replace the two Hidef Comcast Boxes. It looks like INHD will carry alot of the same stuff HDNet does.... I'm Psyched my HDTV options have tripled
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I just thought of something else, I am not currently paying for NESN through Comcast, so I doubt that channel will be included.


Good point...let us know how it all works out for you.
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INHD is on the air, channels 881,882 WOW

bob118, can you list all the HD channels you currently receive through Comast with their actual numbers? That would help those of us who do not have the HD tier make our decisions. thanks
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The current channels that Comcast in Western Mass offer are the following:

849- ESPND ESPN Sports in HD
857- DWGBY (PBS) Springfield, MA
870-HBOHD HomeBox Office
877-SHOHD Showtime
881-INHD In Demand HD (Not PPV just like the HDNET channel)
882-INHD2 Second channel for more programming

*808 & 822 are showing black screens. Looks like ABC from Ct. and NBC from Springfield.

Just watching the INHD channels today are showing some unbelievable shows, their web site said that they are going to show HD in 1080i format.

Comcast also stated that the Bruins and Red Sox will be showing some home games in HD this yr.INHD
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WOW this is fast, Comcast has the RED SOX in HD and the commentators Jerry and crew are bragging how nice the HD is, and I'll tell you I can't wait for the Bruins this year!!!!
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WOW this is fast, Comcast has the RED SOX in HD and the commentators Jerry and crew are bragging how nice the HD is, and I'll tell you I can't wait for the Bruins this year!!!!


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I find it amusing that NESN was able to make the transition to HDTV in 45 days, and yet WGGB can't seem to get their act together after several years! I also wish that Comcast in Western MA would duplicate the alacrity with which they added the NESN HD broadcasts when it comes to adding WWLP-DT to their cable HD lineup. They've been broadcasting in HD for some time now, and Comcast is still dragging their feet.

But enough of my derisive talk-- the Sox look AWESOME tonight! Kudos to everyone at Comcast and NESN who decided that this was a worthwhile investment. It most certainly was.
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Omega you meanthe game is in HD right now. I'm a Yankee fan ( dont hate) but watching baseball in HD even if it's the sox would be great. I'm calling comcast right now and getting things done this week. They could at anytime start adding channels, and I dont want to miss out. WGGB has me to the point of going insane, no MNF in HD is a joke. We should go there and speak to someone in person.

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Ralfy-- Yes, I'm watching the Sox pummel the Devil Rays in HD glory as I type this. Interestingly enough, the game being advertised on InHD's website was the Yanks/O's game. It is being preempted on Comcast systems where NESN is available.

I agree that the lack of ABC, NBC, or CBS in HD on cable is infuriating. It is even moreso for myself, because I live in Sunderland. This means to have even a snowflakes chance in hell of pulling in an OTA signal, I'd need a mammoth antenna, which I cannot mount because I live in an apartment. So without HD Cable, I'm totally in the dark!
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Just got off the phone with Comcast. Things will be here on wednesday, but only getting the basic basic package. So only locals for 6 bucks a month, plus 2 HD boxes so the total per month will be 21.95. The CSR I spoke with seemed to know what he was talking about. Said more locals will be added shortly, and also made mention of NESN showing games in HD. I have Direct TV for most of my HD right now and an over the air setup for locals. I do get NBC, CBS and PBS in HD. We no about WGGB 40 so we will stop there

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Well Boston has the Locals so I think it's just a matter of Time. Did'nt the Sox look Great tonight... Hopefully Discovery HD Will be soon. BTW I Caught a few bits of Full Metal Jacket and it looked Pretty Decent.
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Ok heres what I need to know. I just signed up for locals package, does that mean I also receive the INHD channels or is that an extra charge? Until Comcast has a Tivo like DVR I will not completly change over from sat.

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As far as my understanding goes, the InHD channels are not premium/subscription channels, so they should appear with your package. If you'll be getting ESPN-HD, then I'm pretty sure you'll also have InHD.
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822 WWLP is on the air on Comcast HD Check it out!!!!
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822 WWLP is on the air on Comcast HD Check it out!!!!



The hits just keep on coming!
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It sure is. Thanks! Now if we can just get ABC. CBS may take a while
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822 WWLP is on the air on Comcast HD Check it out!!!!

WOW!

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Yep Unbelievable Kudos to Comcast they are really Ramping up the HD Content. I'm waiting to see how Leno Looks so Far the NBC Lineup.. Fraser, Whoopie et all look pretty awful.
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Thought Whoopie looked pretty good. Great picture but Frasier has always looked bad. Looks likes its being zoomed in. Have had WWLP OTA for awhile now. Whoopie looked good but not a show I would watch regularly.

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The Tonight show looked awesome...
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I spoke to someone at the Comcast booth at the Big E on Sunday. He stated that channel 22 and channel 8 should be in hd this week on Comcast. He was obviously right about channel 22. He did not seem very confident about an agreement with channel 3 anytime soon though.
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I wonder what the hold up is on Ch3? I am surprised they would being in an out of town HD Channel when Ch 40 WGGB is the local affiliate
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I spoke to someone at the Comcast booth at the Big E on Sunday. He stated that channel 22 and channel 8 should be in hd this week on Comcast. He was obviously right about channel 22. He did not seem very confident about an agreement with channel 3 anytime soon though.


Just got back from the Big E... and when I asked about the current channels for this area the Comcast rep pulled out a handwritten card with channels on it and on the very top of the list was CH 8. The booth had a sign stating that INHD was to launch on September 15th.


I don't think Comcast has any CBS affiliates on their HD tiers anywhere in the country.
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Originally posted by ralfy1
Just got off the phone with Comcast. Things will be here on wednesday, but only getting the basic basic package. So only locals for 6 bucks a month, plus 2 HD boxes so the total per month will be 21.95. The CSR I spoke with seemed to know what he was talking about. Said more locals will be added shortly, and also made mention of NESN showing games in HD. I have Direct TV for most of my HD right now and an over the air setup for locals. I do get NBC, CBS and PBS in HD. We no about WGGB 40 so we will stop there


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what happened with your install?
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Originally posted by -KEK-
I just got off the phone with Comcast (I live in Westfield). Right now because I have Directv I only subscribe to minimum basic cable, which gives me only the local stations. I thought the comcast high def package would require digital cable subscription (approx $40) but it doesn't. All I have to pay is the $7 HD box rental fee. They are coming Friday to hook it up. I'll post after that with any comments.


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Ditto how did your install go?
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The install went fine. I'm new to digital cable so they gave me a month of digital plus gold which includes HBO and Showtime for $1. The installer told me that I had to have at least a minimum digital plus package ($9.99 a month) to recieve HD. After the first month is up I will downgrade my package to the minimum.
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