Originally Posted by srrobinson2
Dish Network recently pulled many of their regional Fox Sports channels along with FX, Nat GEO, etc. Last July, they pulled several Disney HD channels too. Enough is enough! I researched the HD lineups from Comcast, EPB, Dish and DirecTV and thought it might be helpful to others who are shopping around. Enjoy!
Thanks for doing the footwork on the lineups. Nice to see it laid out in 1 place. One thing though, Does the price listed for the 3 you compared to EPB include a DVR box? I know Comcast charges about $15/mon for their HDDVR. Plus an outlet fee of about $7/mon/box if you have more than 1 digital box. Comcast also charges a per box fee for HD. EPB charges an HD fee ($4-5 I think) per account
that covers all
the boxes in the house and no per outlet fees. The downside is that their current tech only allows for 4 digital boxes. However, 2-78 is available for any analog TV you hook up to their ONT. Try that with Comcast or Satellite. Sorry for the rant, but I wanted to point out a few things to counter EPBfi being the highest $$ of the 4 in that table.
The trucks are on my street running the fiber this week. I plan on switching ASAP.
1) I'll save about $20/mon on service fees.
2) Internet is 30mb sync where Comcast is about 8mb/256kb.
3) I used to get extended basic in clear-QAM from Comcast. When they turned on the cypher in the DTA's I lost down to 2-13 + local HD. Principle of the thing.
4) 2-78 is sans-STB and has a better lineup than Comcast.
I'll have to go OTA to get HD on my digital tuners, but I prewired for that when the house was built. An HDPVR is being considered to grab 'premium' content from EPB.
One last complaint and I think it holds for all the content providers.... Why can I not connect an external drive to the DVR to supplement the drastically undersized drive they all come with?!?!?!
HD takes a lot of space and sometimes it's hard not to get loaded up on unwatched shows.