Originally posted by jdp_atl
OK, here's the info as of today's call:
No STBs are available until January 2003. The channels that are being offered (supposedly as of January 1, 2003) are:
HBO-HD East and West
SHO-HD East and West
That's a lot better! It seems I won't need the 165 for OTA sooner than I expected.
No additional charges for digital cable subscribers (except for paying for HBO and Showtime).
I am not seeing any degradation in PQ since they've added the HD channels. BTW, I also have digital cable. I specifically checked out Fox and PBS and wasn't seeing any of the ghosting that you mentioned. However, I do not have a way to compare the cable signal to OTA digital, so my point of reference isn't the same as yours. If you (and others) continue to see this problem, we should let Comcast know so that they can address it.
I called repair to tell them about the ghosting. I'm only seeing in ALL the time on PBS channel 16 (just look at PBS logo with a dark background). I saw ghosting from WSB to WAGA FOX last Tuesday but not since. (WSB is channel 3 and WAGA is channel 4 on their cable line up).
When I called to get an appointment for the ghosting, she said, of we have the HDTV box for you, let's make sure they bring the box too. I couldn't believe that
so I asked if it was the Moto 5100. She said, "no, it's the 2000L you requested." Ahhhhhh, no, that's for dolby digital and S-video. She said, "yes, we got those available now." I asked how soon they'll get the 5100s and she said pretty soon. So I asked her to cancel the request for the L box but I'm still getting a tech guy to coming in to check my signal strength to see if we can get rid of the ghosting.
The appointment is for next Wednesday. I'll call Tuesday to see if he can bring a 5100 for testing
Oh when we're still thinking he was going to bring the HDTV box, that is, before I asked for the model number, she said "he'll connect the box for you." I said, "no way jose! He's giving me the box and I'm connecting it. He would not know where to plug in the DD 5.1 audio or the component cables. " "Oh no, he can!" "Trust me, I'm connecting it."