Originally Posted by winkydink
Well we are getting down to the wire with regard to the superbowl and CBS-HD provided by COMCAST. Many people that I have talked with at work and around town have been asking the How and Why of CBS-HD (How can I get CBS-HD, and WHY doesn't COMCAST have the channel yet). They are getting pretty edgy.
Here are some observations regarding this topic.
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4) You could always call COMCAST or stop by the office to see what the holdup is.
Well, I tried the email to customer service, SPECIFICALLY ASKING ABOUT WTAJ. You probably don't have to read the following since it is pretty much what we expected to hear:
Comcast is committed to deploying HDTV service. We are working to provide as many high definition channel broadcasters as possible. Here are some of the factors involved with expanding our high definition lineup:
-the negotiation and contract process required to obtain the rights to carry a specific high definition broadcast, such as TNT-HD and HD-Net.
-the increased bandwidth resources which are required
-the relatively low number of subscribers (currently only a small minority of customers have high definition compatible television sets)
We will continue to explore additional HD programming opportunities as more content providers make plans to offer their programming in HD format.
We appreciate the fact that you took the time to let us know what is important to you. We hope to expand our high definition channel lineup as fast as we can. Unfortunately we are unable to provide specific details regarding the launch of new channels at this time, please keep an eye on your monthly billing statement as the announcement of any channel additions will appear on those statements.
Thank you for choosing Comcast.
And thank you Comcast for failing to realize that HD broadcasts, at least out of Canada, have been around since 2000, maybe earlier! We are still "early adopters?!?!"