I just picked up the Sharp 37D5U DCR LCD HDTV from Costco. I have Comcast Expanded Basic cable. When I connect the cable to the TV, I can pick up several unscrambled HDTV channels (WHNT, WAFF, WZDX, PBS, TNT). I went by Comcast and got a CableCard and installed and activated it. I was under the impression that I would now be able to pick up ESPNHD, DiscoveryHD, & iNHD, but I am not receiving them. All the CableCard seemed to do was to remap the in-the-clear channels I was already receiving.
Comcast wants to make me belive that I have to have Digital Cable to get any HD channels. I obviously know from experience, and what I have read online, that this is not the case. My question is, what do I need to do in order to get the other HD channels, I do not really want to get Digital Cable because I know I won't use the extra channels, all I want is the HD channels.
Do I need to upgrade to Full Basic, or do I need to add HD service to my analog cable? The Comcast CSRs haven't been too helpful over the phone.