Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Highland Park, IL
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I just spoke to two CSR's within 5 minutes of each other at Comcast and got to completely different stories.
The first CSR told me that the package was starting May 15th and that it was an additional $5.00 for the 5100 box. When I told her I did not have any cable service I asked what the minimum package I needed to get the HD channels. I was told I needed the Digital Classic package and the cost for that was $51.69 plus the $5.00 for the box. I said thank you and immediately hung up and called back.
The second CSR told me the basic package was $12.84 plus an additional $5.00 for the box to receive HD. The current HD package included CBS, NBC, ABC and FOX (I know it isn't HD). She told me you could also add Showtime, HBO and Discovery HD channels. This CSR indicated that roll-out was scheduled for 5/23 in my area, and she took my name and number for someone to call me when they had boxes available to install for customers.
Not sure what the real story is, but if Comcast adds ESPN-HD anytime before September, I think I will kiss D* goodbye.