Originally posted by gtree10Comcast is starting a Central Valley regional sports network with the Kings as the anchor. Here is the article:
The all-sports network - whose formation represents a major offensive by Comcast in the pitched battle for cable and satellite customers - does not yet have a channel position, a start date or even a name.
But it does have plans to broadcast 58 NBA games during the Kings' 2004-05 season, several in high-definition.
On sports radio this morning a rep from comcast said they will also have the games and other Kings features on-demand.
Kings in Hi-Def wooohoooo!!!!!!!!!!!
Hehe. Dude, you beat me to it, I was going to post it here too. You got me early though, I didn't find out until I was watching news at 5pm =). Went to sacbee website just now and read up on it. I was happy to see that some games will be in HD =) NICE!!!!. I hope it will be in 1080i format though. This would be sweet. Also, if Comcast Sacramento would make a separate channel just for FSN Bay Area HD and KINGS HD, this would be a lot better then cutting into INHD2.
OH DAMN!!!, with the new changes, not being able to get INHD and INHD2 w/o the digital classic, this mean no FSN BAY AREA HD, this just occurred to me. This sucks!!!. I'm on a promotion period right now, its Digital Cable Plus w/ HBO for 30 bux a month, but it's almost over. I was planning to switch back to just expanded basic cable, $43 or so. Plus add in the $5 fee for HD. I really don't care too much for Digital Cable, just as long as I get my HD, I'm happy. We see how it goes now, since they now have a KINGS deal. Will DirecTV match it, or add it on? We will just have to wait and see. Also, will they offer games in HD for our local market? This mostly will not happen vs. Comcast showing it in HD. I will stay with Comcast for many reason. One of it would be, I have lots of TVs, and cable just cost less in this matter. It would be nice to have every thing all digital, but it's not in my budget right now.
As for DISH, I came from them. Honestly, I really don't like their equipments compare to DirecTV w/ Hughes. There no comparison. I will never go back to DISH as a SAT provider. It wasn't just the equipment that made me leave, but just the whole service, it was out of order and out of sync. I'm not even talking about the video and audio. I was happy with DirecTV, but had to leave for moving reason, and didn't wanted to go back into a contract right now. Tried DISH w/o no contract, didn't like it within 3 days. Now with Comcast. I'm content with it, other then several early billing errors, overall its okay. As long as price doesn't go too high, I will stay with Comcast and stick it out with blah! analog services. I just hope Comcast Sacramento will upgrade to have all of their analogs switched over to digital. This would be great. Of course keeping the same price =) If this happens, I will have a hard time going back to DirecTV.
As for SBC DSL, I would rather get Cable any day, with everything that I'm getting. 3MB and varies to 4MB sometimes. With DSL, yeah I know this is off topic =) but, there a contract, and at the end of that contract, it will go back to reg price for which ever service you got. ie, the $36.99 plan, will be approx $59.99 instead. A little more then cable now. Also, most of us now have cell phones, so there very little, or no need for a reg phone line, which could cost you up to $18 after tax. This would be added on as a requirement just to get DSL. Comcast Cable is approx $43.99 or so, with cable service at any level. So when you really think about it, Comcast Cable and TV service is a pretty good deal together.
Could anybody tell me your experiences with getting basic $12.01 w/ $5 HD fee in the past? Did your 6200 lock out all your analog channels? Also, was a filter installed? Just curious =)