Hey all : I just read over on dslreports.com that RCN is finally back to broadcasting the local HD channels in ClearQAM. I haven't check it myself yet, but I believe what I'm reading....
Thank god it's finally back!!!!!
Originally Posted by spongyfungy
633 Cartoon Network HD
638 Women's Entertainment HD
646 Style HD
665 Crime and Investigation
666 IFC HD
667 AMC HD
696 Outdoor Channel HD
706 HBO Latin HD
712 Thriller Cinemax HD
714 WMax HD
715 @MAX HD
717 OuterMax HD
722 Showtime2HD West
723 ShowcaseHD East
724 ShowcaseHD West
725 Showtime Extreme HD
727 TMC Xtra East HD
728 TC Xtra West HD
You guys are lucky, RCN here in Eastern PA just encrypted all the HD channels (except the three major networks and the local PBS channel). I have three LCD HDTV sets in my home. Our main set I rent an HD STB so that we can watch the premium channels I subscribe to. But the other two sets I just relied on the QAM for the HD channels, which before yesterday, I was getting around 20 HD channels in the clear. Well, RCN has decided to block all those channels and require me to rent on of their HD boxes, which they charge $12.99 for, if I want to watch HD. RCN is going to loose a customer as soon as FIOS comes into my are. (I currently need RCN for my high speed internet)
Um... on dslreports.com, like the post said. go over there and search RCN forums. Either way, it doesn't matter - I've tried it since then and I have all locals in HD now, in the clear. I am in lakeview.
Hdnet and Hdnet Movies are both gone without any warning either.
Apparently RCN dropped HDNet in all markets. This was on someone's bill:
ATTN: RCN HD Expanded Pack Customers
Effective April 1, the RCN Expanded Pack will no longer include HDNET or HDNET Movies. We'll continue to keep you posted on important programming changes, including the addition of new channels on RCN.