All us Comcast subscribers will keep our fingers crossed and hope the process of elimination eventually leads to a cure to the WRIC-DT dropouts.
Meanwhile, I did get NFLTV, but only after Comcast told me it wasn't possible.
Long story short, because I was an ATT customer I was grandfathered under a lower rate for digital plus HBO. Saves me $7 per month, and I'm not complaining.
When NFLTV showed in my lineup but with a "not authorized" message, I called. The first Comcast CSR I spoke with told me that because the new channel required a different subscription code, I would not get NFLTV, NBATV or Fox Sports unless I kicked in the extra $7 to "upgrade" to the package I already have.
When I explained I was already getting NBA and Fox, he said that was a mistake, and advised me not to press the issue or I might lose them.
The more I thought about it, the sillier I thought that sounded. I called back and got a second CSR. Before I could even get into the details of the earlier call, she had hit my box and I was watching NFLTV.
I've been through several such episodes recently, including a fight to get a $10 "AV upgrade" charge off my bill for a Dolby Digital box I turned in when I got my HD DVR. At that time, the first CSR told me I was still getting Dolby Digital service so I had to pay the extra charge. In other words, I was paying $20 for the same box and same service that was costing everybody else $10. I had to call back and demand a supervisor to get that one removed retroactively and permanently.
I won't even go into the $80 per month recurring charge Voom put on my credit card for an install that never took place and service I never received. Visa is fighting that one for me, Voom claimed they weren't charging me even though I was holding the bill in my hand.
I know this isn't a forum for billing rants, but this stuff can quickly turn into a comedy of errors if you don't pay attention and kick up a fuss when they screw something up.
On the other hand, HDTV is an addiction and I'd sell plasma or pick up aluminum cans in the alley to support my habit.