Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Keyport, Washington
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I've had Comcast HD for 3 hours now! But I think I already hate the service. I was excited to get cable again as I haven't had service since 1997.
Now, why do I hate it so far?
First, the HD services Pixelize like crazy (except the INHD channels). The installer told me to expect that as it is a common problem and the engineers have no idea how to fix it. Great, why pay extra for this???
Second, the on-screen program is AWFUL/PAINFUL. I do regularly use my brother's Dishnetwork service and the on-screen service is great - showing several hours at one time (vs. Comcast's 1/2 hour). On Dish, the IPG defaults to the channel you're currently viewing (vs. Comcasts' default of Ch. 2). The Dish DOESN'T have ads. When you select INFO, the entire program is blocked out - again, the Dish does not do this.
Third, NO KOMO-ABC in HD.
Fourth, NO KCTS-PBS in HD.
Fifth, NO KSTW-UPN or KIRO-CBS in HD. (This I expected as I've read that negotiations are uderway).
Sixth, the analog channels are fuzzy.
Currently, these are the channels I get: 105, 106, 113, 114, 549, 574, 664, 665. I thought there were more.
Ok, what do I like about it? The channels change superfast when compared to Dish (except from SD to HD - which I think is a function of my TV not the box).
Thanks for listening to my rants...