After speaking with Comcast, I have learned that the plan is to insert the YES HD MLB games onto INHD2 in the NYC DMA, as was done in Boston with NESN. The engineers are working on that as we speak. It is hoped to be ready by this weekend, but..... not guaranteed. I trust that this is good news for Yankee fans.
NO as I do not even have the date for UPN 57 in Philadelphia. Since I have told that it will be added in NY, my quess would be within 60 days but I really do not know. It depends on many factors including available bandwith in any given system.
I just received confirmation for someone at Comcast Corp that Central NJ has a 750 Mhz system and they have run out of space to add any more HD channels for now which is why TNT-HD has not been added. They are currently using any available bandwith for the Digital Simulcasting of the analog channels. One possible solution to free up bandwith is to make a decision here in Central NJ is that if this portion of NJ is part of the NY DMA than they should remove all Phila analog stations that are being duplicated here for NY. This would free up about 6 to 7 analog stations and then they would be able to add quite a few HD channels.
JWhip - Can this be suggested to Comcast as a possible solution to free up some bandwith since you seem to know someone who can suggest this?
Originally posted by JWhip After speaking with Comcast, I have learned that the plan is to insert the YES HD MLB games onto INHD2 in the NYC DMA, as was done in Boston with NESN. The engineers are working on that as we speak. It is hoped to be ready by this weekend, but..... not guaranteed. I trust that this is good news for Yankee fans.
Sunday (4-30-05) Comcast of Toms River / Stafford Twp were using 207 (InHD2) for YesHD although the channel description was still InHD2.
they've really got to address the bandwidth issue before they add anymore content. the "macroblocking" on the "richer" channels is really making me curse these folks on a regular basis. Discovery HD is giving me grief almost every night now. For what I'm paying them each month, I'm seriously starting to consider a dish.
I am also using my QAM tuner to view HD channels on Comcast. The only HD channels I get are: ABC, NBC, PBS-hd, CBS, WB and FOX. ABC is on 110-1. Am I missing any other HD channels? Are Discover HD and ESPN HD scrambled? I would love to be able to view these two channels. A few weeks ago the NBA playoffs was on channel 100-1 and in HD. But it's now "channel not available".
I have had Comcast digital service for about a month and I can not get channel 205 (discovery HD) to come in unless I do a hard reboot of my box first. Others have reported that you must first tune to an analog channel and then switch to DHDT but this no longer works for me. I have been through three different boxes as the CSR's all act surprised when I call up with this problem and they schedule a service call. The last service tech told me that the current firmware in the HD DVR bix is not compatible with DHDT for some reason. My brother-in-law is in a different area in NJ serviced by Comcast and he has the Motorola HDDVR box and has no problems. Do you think I can demand the Motorola box instead of the Scientific Atlanta box. I already tried asking nicely and they said that I can't have one.
Looks like the Comcast customers in the NY DMA will be the last ones to get UPN9 HD in the Northeast. This station is O & O by Viacom and Comcast has the right to retransmit but doesn't have the available bandwith. The Phila DMA (UPN57 HD) is beginning to roll it out to their customers.
I've heard that Comcast is scheduled to complete the Digital Simulcast of the analoge stations for NJ by the end of September and they will also begin rolling out VOIP this summer.
There is no scheduled date for us receiving UPN HD and TNT HD anytime soon.
If anyone knows anything different please post it.