I'm currently receiving analog-only cable (my bill says "limited" cable plus "expanded" cable and it costs $40/month). I've just purchased an EDTV and would like to upgrade my cable service. I initially thought I'd have to upgrade to digital cable, but on Comcast's website, they offer a service called "High Definition Television for Analog Customers" for $6.75/month. What exactly does this get me? What will I be missing out on by not having digital cable? What is the model of the cable box that I will be getting?
There's actually a similar service named "High Definition Television for Digital Customers". That only costs $5/month, but I assume that in order to be eligible for this service, I would also have to have digital cable, and the cheapest digital cable package seems to be $52/month for "Digital Classic". Is there any cheaper digital cable package out there? Perhaps one that's not advertised but that they will give you if you ask for it by name? Also, is the cable box I would receive for the "High Definition Television for Digital Customers" service any different than the cable box for the "High Definition Television for Analog Customers" service?
I'm pretty sure that these are popular, basic, FAQ-level questions I'm posing, but sheesh, 173 pages?? How are people supposed to weed out this type of information so that the same questions are not asked over and over again?