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Looks like Comcast is moving forward with implementing MPEG4 in the Houston area. I received a letter from them today stating that incompatible equipment needs to be replaced by 10/26/16.
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Looks like Comcast is moving forward with implementing MPEG4 in the Houston area. I received a letter from them today stating that incompatible equipment needs to be replaced by 10/26/16.
A quick note on this. Many of the Comcast areas that have switched, Comcast has started downgrading a number of the 1080i channels when going to MPEG4 (h.264) they're re-encoding them as 720p.

http://forums.xfinity.com/t5/Non-X1-...784744#M183460

I'm no longer in the Houston area as I now live in Sacramento, CA last fall and this affected us recently. They're claiming it's a good thing going all 'Progressive' but when you de-interlace to 1080p which is the right thing to do, and then down-res to 720p you loose a lot of graphic fidelity that will never be recovered no matter how good your TV/AV Equipment up-res's the result.

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