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jl1718 08-24-2003 09:17 AM

Been told by the the moderators it ok to start one so here we go.

Channels now available.

202 ESPN
203 ESPN2
204 TNT
205 Discovery HD Theater
206 INHD1
207 INHD2
209 MHD
215 HBO
219 Cinemax
223 Showtime
227 Starz
231 WKRN (ABC)
232 WSMV (NBC)
233 WTVF (CBS)
234 WZTV (FOX)
235 WNAB (WB)
236 WUXP (UPN)




Rumored


???? UPN




Jerry

bluepred 09-08-2003 04:37 PM

Hey Jerry thanks for putting the info in one location, I cant wait to see what inhd is all about.

jl1718 09-08-2003 05:02 PM

No problem. Thanks for providing some good info on this forum. I got the new channel line-up in the mail today. It looks offical for inhd on the 9-23. I cant wait myself. I noticed there showin alot of WKU games on there. I know of some people alum around here that are ready for that.

Jerry

jl1718 09-23-2003 08:43 AM

inhd is on 174 as of 10 am this morning(9/23). I called to see what was up with inhs2 and was told there was a techmical issue and would be another couple of weeks.

Jerry

bluepred 09-24-2003 10:49 AM

jl-I was so pumped to see INHD yesterday-I got home from work to watch...WRESTLING!! Ugh. Had some errands to do and when I got back I got to see BASEBALL!! double Ugh!!. I hope comcast comes through with HDnet someday so I can get my HD hockey fix. Overall I am very pleased with Comcast in the Nashville market they seem to be very HD programming driven.

By the way at least from the commercials INHD looks like some of the best HD I have seen equal to some of HDnets shows.

Where is the rest of you Nashville?

jl1718 09-24-2003 11:00 AM

I was actually home most of the day yesterday and saw a few things that I liked. The had some shuttle stuff and pq was awesome. BUt yea for the most part the programming is a dud unless is something off topic that your just in too. I really wanted to see the In Theaters show but I missed it. They had a commercial for some show about the artic(I guess) and it looked really good too I would like to see it.

Yea looks like they may have some NBA but I havent heard a thing about the NHL I would be real nice if they would get CSS up and running in HD so we can see the Preds in HD. Arent other Comcast markets about the same size are up and running? Wishful thinking I guess.

Overall I'm also happy with where Nashville is at too.

richard-p 10-01-2003 09:15 AM

Anyone else having problems with ESPN? On my set, ESPN is stretched to fill the screen when the broadcast is not in HD. Non-HD content on the local stations is displayed properly.

jreed44 10-01-2003 09:41 AM

I received a letter from Comcast yesterday saying that the free ESPN-HD preview will end Thursday, Oct. 2. I am currently only subscribing to limited cable (ch. 2-22) because I was told 30 days ago that I would continue receive all digital locals plus ESPN-HD and INHD with this service. After a long, frustrating, and irritating call to Comcast, I learn that I must subscribe to at least the expanded basic service (channels 2-78) to continue to receive ESPN and INHD. I was transferred to the HD CSR who informed me initially that INHD was a pay-per-view service only! After I explained that it was not and after she had conferred with other "highly knowledgeable" reps, she confirmed that no, it was not actually pay-per-view. I am a DBS user with a DVR and I want to continue using that service, but I am stuck between using my highly valued DVR and receiving the much more convenient Comcast HD service. I suppose this is the price we pay for being early adopters. Obviously the ultimate solution is a DVR capable of recording OTA local digital channels and other HD programming from satellite (which is clearly right around the corner, but at a very steep price).

bluepred 10-01-2003 10:52 AM

Richard-Check the HDTV programming section about ESPN stretch. It was espn's decision to show stretched (a bad stretch I might add) programming when not showing an HD event.

It is not a problem but a decision of ESPN.

richard-p 10-01-2003 07:43 PM

Quote:
Originally posted by jreed44
I received a letter from Comcast yesterday saying that the free ESPN-HD preview will end Thursday, Oct. 2. I am currently only subscribing to limited cable (ch. 2-22) because I was told 30 days ago that I would continue receive all digital locals plus ESPN-HD and INHD with this service. After a long, frustrating, and irritating call to Comcast, I learn that I must subscribe to at least the expanded basic service (channels 2-78) to continue to receive ESPN and INHD. I was transferred to the HD CSR who informed me initially that INHD was a pay-per-view service only! After I explained that it was not and after she had conferred with other "highly knowledgeable" reps, she confirmed that no, it was not actually pay-per-view. I am a DBS user with a DVR and I want to continue using that service, but I am stuck between using my highly valued DVR and receiving the much more convenient Comcast HD service. I suppose this is the price we pay for being early adopters. Obviously the ultimate solution is a DVR capable of recording OTA local digital channels and other HD programming from satellite (which is clearly right around the corner, but at a very steep price).

Same letter here. I called and asked about expanded service - it was going to be about $30 more than I'm paying now. I asked if there were any package deals and I got expanded service + SHO/TMC for about $30 (same as expanded service).

jl1718 10-06-2003 11:53 AM

INHD2 is now up and running in Nashville.

Jerry

leewcraft 10-10-2003 10:27 AM

Anybody else having problems getting the INHD channels? I had no problems with any of them when they launched INHD2, but I haven't been able to pick up either INHD channel for about 2-3 days now. It just says "This channel should be available shortly." No problems with HBO or locals, though.

Lee

jreed44 10-10-2003 10:44 AM

Both INHD channels have been working normally for me.

bluepred 10-10-2003 10:57 AM

both work fine here as well

jl1718 10-10-2003 03:23 PM

mine are up and running fine

Jerry

leewcraft 10-10-2003 03:47 PM

Thanks guys. Turned out to be my cable being split too many times (I hate having to have 3 TVs out for college football season).

jl1718 10-15-2003 10:12 AM

Sent a email to WZTV as far as HDTV and Comcast. Here is the response.

In this year's cap-x budget (July03-June04), we have included the
equipment required to pass network HD but I have no ideal when this will
happen. Our corporate office decides if and when this will be done.
Sorry, I wish I could tell you more. I can only speculate that it may
happen sometime next year.



How come I can recieive all my major local channels in HD expcept
WZTV via comcast? I know that right now FOX is Digital. I am also
aware that FOX is in the
process of upgrading to HDTV with a ETA of early 2004. Where is WZTV at
in the process. I would really appreciate a update as far as reaching a
deal with Comcast.
Sinclair stations are quickly getting a bad wrap for not supporting what
is happing with these federally mandated updates. Thanks for ant
information you could give me on
this.

Jerry

Of course the totally avoided the Comcast issue. I have emails out to wb58 and upn30 as well. I will let you know as soon as I have a response.

Jerry

jl1718 10-15-2003 03:28 PM

Here is the response from UPN30.

Your note and one from earlier today is the first word I have heard about
any HD content on UPN. WUXP does not have any plans at this time for HD
transmissions. Comcast is waiting on the stations to transmit HD before
agreeing to carry them.
Thanks,
Gibson



Jerry

bluepred 10-15-2003 08:11 PM

Hey Nashville, are any of you getting a "not authorized" message on espn-hd? I am going to call to find out what is up.

jl1718 10-15-2003 08:42 PM

Last time I looked 9 cst or so mine was fine.

Jerry

Hjohn 10-17-2003 10:11 PM

Same problem here. I have a feeling it's a splitter problem too. Cable boxes don't like splitters because the updates don't always work.

pr3d4t0r 10-20-2003 09:15 AM

Quote:
Originally posted by bluepred Hey Nashville, are any of you getting a "not authorized" message on espn-hd? I am going to call to find out what is up.

I was getting this all weekend too. I had the same problem about a week or so ago and so I called Comcast who helped me troubleshoot the problem for 20 minutes or so before finally asking his supervisor for ideas. At that time his supervisor told him ESPN-HD was having problems and it would hopefully be back on soon. The next day it was working fine. I figured this would cure itself too, but it hasn't. I just called home and it's still out, so I guess I'll give Comcast another call tonight

bluepred 10-20-2003 10:41 AM

pr3d-Call comcast and tell them to send a signal to the box, aparrantly they were working on the channel and sometimes the boxes need to be zapped. They did this to mine and all is well now. By the way be sure to ask for the HD department when you call.

jl1718 10-20-2003 10:53 AM

Mine was working last night but today it's not working. Guess I will give them a call. Thanks for the heads up, and always ask for the HD department.

Jerry

pr3d4t0r 10-20-2003 02:43 PM

Boy that's going to get old at Comcast as more and more HD customers come on board. Imagine 100,000 subscribers all calling asking for their boxes to be zapped!

jl1718 10-20-2003 04:09 PM

I have a email into Comcast on when Nashville may receive the motorola 6208 hd pvr box. I will post when I get something.

Jerry

wineman 10-27-2003 02:15 PM

I wish they would get UPN on this service.

Forget WZTV because Fox has no true HD content anyway.

I watched Enterprise in HD in another city and it was awesome.

Sounds like the clueless response for UPN 30 will mean the wait is on.

I had the same screwup with ESPN HD as well. I had limited basic and got shut out of ESPN HD as well. I added the other tiers because once you have seen a football game in HDTV, you will never go back. I have a regular crew of neighbors on the weekend coming over to watch football this fall.

The 480P output sucks on the Motorola 5100. I switch back to 480i when not watching HD content.

I think adding NFL Sunday ticket games in HD will do nothing for Titans fans because every game is sold out and will be on TV anyway. I was disappointed that CBS did not put the Jags game in HD

jl1718 10-27-2003 03:38 PM

I havent seen 480P on the 5100 yet. Maybe it will be better on the 6200 boxes. Comcast response on Comcast on Demand was they didnt know what box would be used or when the service will be out. We know that's not true based on the info posted in the AVS Forum HDTV recorders area. I'm gonna keep my fingers crossed that it will be out in Nashville late this year.

As far UPN30 goes my guess would be middle of next year at the earliest. I never heard from WB58 I will fire off another email to them.

Jerry

wineman 10-28-2003 11:02 AM

Well for you SEC Football fans this weekend, Nov.1

The Florida-Georgia game will be on in HDTV at 3:30p.

The Vols will be on ESPN gameplan but blacked out if you are in TN. Most cable systems will have UT v. Duke on PPV. No idea what the price is on Comcast since I will flipping to the satellite to watch this on ESPN gameplan.

Never thought I would say this, but Go Gators!

Lava Lamp Freak 10-28-2003 02:51 PM

Quote:


Originally posted by jl1718
I never heard from WB58 I will fire off another email to them.

Jerry

FOX, UPN, and WB in Nashville are all owned/operated by Sinclair. Last I heard from Gibson we might have WB in HD and Fox ED later this year. I would assume that once they're broadcasting that Comcast will work out a deal to pass it through to cable customers. I really wish it was in place now cause I want to see 24 in widescreen tonight! Haven't heard back after emailing him about UPN HD.

http://www.sbgi.net/business/markets/nashville.shtml


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