Originally posted by UMDMatt
Oh great, I'm really looking forward to Brighthouse's install tomorrow. HSI and digital cable via cablecard (temporarily anyway)....
Sucks your reception is bad, luckily my OTA-HD is rock solid. You get any other unscrambled HD channels? I heard TNT comes through.
Actually my OTA reception is fine; watched Lost/Alias OTA with no problems at all. The Livonia BrightHouse cable signal (QAM) for ABC is what's hosed.
I posted my BrightHouse findings earlier in this thread. Over cable I get unencrypted QAM for: FOX, NBC, CBS, PBS, and TNT which work fine, and ABC which is broken. They're missing WB, UPN, and I couldn't find Discovery (might be encrypted, or maybe I missed it).
You're welcome to check out my setup, since you may want a plan after the promotion; by my calculation it'll cost you $109/mo regular price (extra with movie channels). The cablecard is a good bargain in your case (was it $1.99?), but I'm generally happy with the one-time tuner purchase instead of an ongoing $15/mo to rent their tuner.
Please post your experience after the install! Maybe it works better with their hardware. Also let us know what channels you receive.
Also, feel free to complain to city council about the cable monopoly. It costs me $87/mo for basic cable plus cablemodem. My friends in Dearborn pay WOW around $55/mo for roughly
the same service. Now, is that evidence that we get ripped off having a citywide cable monopoly? I think so.