Well guys, I've had the chance to watch a couple of hours worth of programming through this Comcast box. I have been pretty much satisfied with the bulk of the material I have seen. I am smart enough to realize that things like Anna And The King and Toy Story aren't to be judged in terms of "full blown HD." So I have not been very critical with such broadcasts.
Some things that have bothered me...
I have noticed things like focusing problems on some shows. That really bothered me. One shot would look incredible, and then it would cut to another shot which would be ever so slightly out of focus. It seems every time this happens I am reminded that I am watching a TV.
I am sure these are just issues with the different camera types and such. Doesn't bother me all that much, but I definately did notice it more on some shows as opposed to others.
Right now I am tuned into Leno for the first time and it looks fantastic
. I can see myself watching this a lot now, as it is just so much more enjoyable and "live" watching in high definition. Hell I might go around telling people I met Jay Leno tomorrow.
I really felt that I was a part of the show and I loved it.
Now I understand why there are so many on here complaining about the lack of material being shown in high def. It really is a completely different experience, and quite underwhelming when going back to regular shows.
I am really yearning for the whole Discovery-HD thing though. I could definately see myself paying an extra 5 or 6 bucks for that channel. Now what the heck is Comcast waiting for? I want my Discovery channel now!!
We need to get Mark Knopfler (of Dire Straits fame) to do a new rendition of Money for Nothing... I can hear it now...
"I want myyyyyy DTV..............."
Until then, I will be busy watching what we have now.
Wishing you all the best,
BTW, Jimmy Buffet just played on Leno and it was the most impressive display of HD I have yet to see. WOW!! Simply stunning!!!!!