Info straight from comcast.com. I wonder what the other 2 channels will be. HBOHD and CBS?
Welcome to Comcast of Pittsburgh, PA
High-Definition Television is coming!
Comcast is committed to bringing you a variety of advanced communications products and services. In addition to Digital Cable and High-Speed Internet service, HDTV will soon be available in many areas. Comcast currently offers six channels - WTAE(ABC), WQED (PBS), ESPN and Showtime.
To receive HDTV service you will need a High-Definition TV set. Comcast will provide you a digital box with an integrated HDTV decoder and provide professional standard installation of the equipment.
TV fans and technology enthusiasts know about the most exciting technological advance to hit the industry: HDTV, or High-Definition Television. HDTV is now the new standard of television. The trademark of true HDTV is the rectangular "wide screen" and the high resolution of the display, Dolby® Digital surround sound and better visual and audio quality.
What do I need to get HDTV?
- HD-Capable sets have a High-Definition receiver/decoder built in
- HD-Ready sets are essentially a monitor and require an external receiver/decoder (which Comcast provides)
- A Comcast HDTV decoder is needed for either HD-Capable or HD-Ready sets.
What is Showtime HDTV and how can I get it?
Showtime HDTV provides the ultimate television viewing experience with the best picture resolution (using the highest HDTV format, 1080i) and Dolby® Digital 5.1 enhanced audio. HDTV is available on Showtime East and programming includes theatricals, original pictures, original series and special events. Showtime HDTV has earned a grade "A" from Sound and Vision Magazine in March, 2001: "Showtime's high-def offerings are HDTV the way it's supposed to be."
When you subscribe to Showtime and Comcast Digital Cable you receive at least 10 channels of Showtime. If you would like to receive Showtime HDTV, in addition to at least 10 digital channels, you will need a HDTV set and subscribe to Showtime and Comcast Digital Cable.
For more information on program listings click on www.sho.com
and then click on "Schedule".
A step-by-step guide to walk you through the ordering process.
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