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post #811 of 16090 Old 10-05-2003, 09:14 PM
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First off, I want to thank Jeremy for all of the help he has provided. You have indeed been a huge help, especially since I no longer have to deal with trying to talk to clueless customer reps.

Secondly, I have a question for Jeremy:

Jeremy, do you have any word on when the High-Def NBC will be available? I cannot tell you how much I am wanting/hoping for that channel to become available. Ever since the fall tv season has started, I want to be able to watch shows such as Law & Order, new comer Las Vegas, and new comer to HD, West Wing.

A few weeks back, I actually purchased an OTA tuner, but could not justify the expense of $400 just for one channel!

I am sure that this question has been asked over and over, but this is the one thing that I am highly anticipating!

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Nishant: I dont have a date yet unfortunately but have been told by many sources that it will be by years end. Now that we've got INHD launched and FSNWHD is offair till next baseball season and most rebuild work is done I'd forsee it happening soon. I wish I could give an aproximate date but none have been thrown at me yet.

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BTW as you all can see in my signature I setup a full website for those of us in Washington State. It has quite a few helpful links as well as a forum now. Everyone is welcome and its really not just about HDTV or Comcast but Home Theater in General. Within the next few weeks I'll be purchasing server space and a domain for it but I think you guys will like what I've got now.

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Well many of you have been "bugging" me about NBA TV and I found an article that looks very promising located here.

http://news.moneycentral.msn.com/tic...929&ID=2905446

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Commissioner David Stern said in a conference call with reporters that the league would like the channel to be in 7 million to 8 million homes, including both cable and satellite, by the close of the first year.

Stern added the NBA is still in talks with Comcast Corp. (CMCSA), the largest U.S. cable operator and other companies, and hopes to announce more deals before the start of the 2003-2004 season in late October

Sounds like it's probably coming back!

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post #815 of 16090 Old 10-07-2003, 12:34 AM
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I think your toying with my emotions here pal!

I thought for a oh so sweet second that you were gonna spill the unthinkable......that article has been my light at the end of the comcast tunnel that faintly glows in it's hi-def hue. Yes...that light is NBATV. I mean common allready just hook a brotha up.

I am giving up on the "Hit tha Switch" campaign. Let's open the "Make tha Damn Call!!"..and speak of the NBATV revolt in Sea-town.

I tried to write the NBA to try and find out what's the hold up. Totally standard response about calling my cable provider. Laim.

Only three weeks till the season.....tick, tock.

MUST HAVE HD BALL!!!!!!
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post #816 of 16090 Old 10-07-2003, 02:51 PM
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KOMO's lip sync has been looking much better these days. Looks like they may be ironing this thing out.

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Is anyone else having reception problems with INHD1 and INHD2. I get reception on these channels at night and sometimes during the day but its real hit and miss during the day. I just had Comcast come out and check my signal at the tv and its well within tolerances according to the tech.

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No problems here with INHD1 & 2 in Everett. But then again I'm 1.5 blocks from the headend.

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Hmm--I have had no problems at all with INHD or INHD2. It's always looked great. I noticed on Romancing the Stone one night that the lip sync was off just a smidge, but that's the only "problem" I've had.

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Originally posted by Andy Anderson
KOMO's lip sync has been looking much better these days. Looks like they may be ironing this thing out.

I agree - MNF was better and last night was almost perfect. They must have someone on it that tweaks it as it goes, because I've noticed some very slight in-sync and out-of-sync fluctuations and this week they seem to be hitting it.

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Ok some more news here. I've managed to get on the Beta Test list for VOD.

It will be employee testing only starting around the end of this month in the Everett area.

I'm quite excited to be able to do this I'll keep updates posted on my site and newsletter as it goes on and I get more info.

Very exciting times!

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The Melanie McFarland article in the PI, http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/tv/143274_hdtv10.html has this tidbit:

"Even now, Seattle Comcast customers only receive seven channels in HD, plus a few Mariners games on Fox Sports Net. Dish Network subscribers get seven; DirecTV's, six. Comcast carries two local channels, KCTS/9 and KOMO/4, although KIRO/7 estimates it will sign on soon, and KING/5 is engaging in "good, healthy negotiations," according to general manager Dave Lougee. Neither satellite system has the available capacity to carry local stations in HD yet."

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"Cable and satellite have always done well during economic dips, mostly because of an urge to stay closer to home. "From a quality-of-life perspective, people are willing to spend more money to enhance their viewing experience," Lang said, adding that he has noticed an upswing in recent weeks of customers requesting Comcast's HD-capable digital converter boxes, which do the same job as HD receivers.

In the early summer, Lang estimated the company was leasing them at the rate of 25 a week. "We're up to about 800 now," he said."
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I sure hope she's right about KIRO. It would be nice to get the Superbowl.

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Was it just me, or did that Melissa Ethridge program on INHD look like complete garbage from a PQ standpoint?
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Was it just me, or did that Melissa Ethridge program on INHD look like complete garbage from a PQ standpoint?

Yep, same thing down here in the Bay Area. Must have been a problem on the InHD end.
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Does anyone know if the Seahawk game will be broadcast locally on ESPNHD or if it will be blacked out because of local coverage?
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It will be on ESPN in HD and on KOMO in SD Only.

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Jeremy,

Any news on HD-PVR with the Motorola DCT-6208?

In the HDTV Recorders forum there is talk of a rollout within the next 30-45 days:

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...postid=2781660

Can you confirm, deny, or speculate?

Thanks,
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So far I'm hearing 1st quarter next year, Priority right now is launching VOD which I'll be beta tetsting begining the end of the month.

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Ok I've recieved word about the launch of VOD as well as when we will start to recieve 6208's, both will most likely take place near the end of December but this will only be in Everett/Snohomish County. The rest of Western Washington will begin 1Q of 2004. For more details check out http://jeremycomcast.home.comcast.net.

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I hate that their priorities don't match their customers' priorities.

"Let's rush to get INHD and VOD; we can wait on the locals and PVR."

Oy

Does anyone else find INHD to be absurd? I take that back. Where else can you watch the football match between Podunk State and the University of Podunk? What a nailbitter that was!

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I've been quite happy with INHD myself, as for prioritie's it really has nothing to do with priority but what you can do at the moment, and as far as Everett being firsts its about time since the rest of new technologie's in the past were launched in Seattle or Tacoma first.

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INHD1/2 are great for doing HD demos for my friends, but I can't say I've actually sat down and *watched* these channels. They actually seem to have real HD programming most of the time, unlike the other "HD" channels.
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Let's rush to get INHD and VOD

VOD should be a priority due to the fact that once it launchs the normal PPV chanels go bye bye which free's up bandwidth for say hmmm more HD channels!

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I like some of the programmins on InHD.. The movie previews and some of the nature specials are pretty sweet to watch

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I've been quite happy with INHD myself

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You've been quite happy with it? How so? I would tend to agree with the sentiment that it's great for demos. However, after a couple years of HD, I'm past that stage. I want channels where I don't watch things just because they're in HD. (no pun intended).

Does Comcast have unlimited bandwidth? If it doesn't, it just seems like a waste.

Just my two cents.

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I'm in the camp that likes INHD...they have had a couple of decent movies (romancing the stone, full metal jacket), the nature programs are nice, and I got to see the Cure HD concert (I'm a big cure fan)....I even emailed their programming dept to ask them to replay the cure concert after the 15th of sept (when we got it on comcast here) as it wasn't listed to be shown, and I got a response and they aired it!.

Sure, it's a bit of "fluff" right now, but the channels are young...give them time to mature...I'm sure that HDNET wasn't the HD powerhouse it is now when it first launched.

If, however, much better HD channels become available, I'd give INHD up for them, but they just aren't here yet (the networks non-withstanding...that's a contract issue, not a bandwidth one). From what I've read, DiscoveryHD is short on HD programming right now too, so after 2 weeks of that, we'd probably be saying the same thing.

Just my two cents....

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Interesting -- it looks like I am alone. Just out of curiosity, of the people who like INHD how many are basically new to HD (i.e. didn't watch their network shows/sports in HD last season)?

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I've been watching HD of and on for the past 3 years or so. OTA is so troublesome in my area, that I now rely on comcast, but I had OTA reception last year and watch most network programming, sports, etc in that manner.

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You aren't alone Tivolicious...but I think a lot of comcast HD'ers are new and iNHD probalby is great for them for a while. Personally I have only viewed iNHD once or twice. I already have PBS, HDNet and Discovery so I can use any of those 3 to show the "wow" if I have guests. I could see a time where iNHD serves little purpose once HDNet and Discovery are on Comcast....of course maybe that is why they aren't on Comcast, because Comcast wants iNHD not programming that shows similar shows....
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