I'm with Techdood on this. Why is Comcast offering this half-baked HD? We really ought to call it something other than HD, how about VarioDef, sometimes HD, sometimes SD! Make it into a feature and actually market it.
One thing I noticed tonight is that the HD actually held pretty well as long as the cameras switches were among the live cameras (way better than before). I could still see some compression shakiness in those cases, however nothing like what I could see every time we went from live to replay, and then back to live again. Amazing. It is like they sort of fixed half the problem! Can this be that difficult?
Another curious thing. The first two VarioDef Kings broadcasts had audio only in the right channel on my SPDIF feed. Tonight I had some, but not full audio in the left channel. I am guessing the left channel was 6 db down from the right, the good news being it was much improved from before. But again, why not a complete fix? I am concluding that the Comcast engineers are not seeing and hearing what I am, ie - not what ends up being presented further down the cable.
I can only hope that some of our messages are getting through, email forums etc, and that they will in fact get this right in our lifetimes.