Originally posted by nodrog2
tluxon - I assume you have Comcast and hdtv. What locals do they carry and what is your opinion of the PQ? Had you looked at and rejected going to sat? I'm nosy but interested in your thoughts.
Jeremy covered the locals. I frequently compare the PQ of Comcast vs. the PQ of my Hughes HIRD-E86 tuner and I promise you - I can't tell the difference in a "blind" test.
When I finally got my OTA HD tuner in Feb '02, it was just in time to catch the 24-hour-a-day coverage of the Winter Olympics. It didn't take more than a couple seconds to get hooked to the world of HD. As soon as the Olympics were over I had to go through a little withdrawal because there was no more HD that was 24x7.
It was then that I looked long and hard at going to satellite to get HDNet, but I kept holding back. Personally, the reason I never went to Satellite was primarily because I figured that once HD became more widespread, local cable was probably going to be getting my locals faster and more completely than the more "national" satellite. Besides, I'm a bit of an AV junkie and like having cable because of how simple it is to use with my networked ReplayTVs (3) and the TV tuner in my computer (which I just couldn't live without
So far, I've been quite happy with Comcast HD, because I still have my OTA for NBC, CBS, WB, UPN, Fox, and Kong. I'm looking forward to the day they are all on Comcast (which I'm convinced will be sooner than they'll get carried by Satellite). In the meantime, we're really enjoying the 24 hr programming on the two INHD channels.