I am having Comcast install cable service at my apartment in Waltham as we speak. The tech brought a DCT6412, probably a Phase II since it doesn't have an HDMI output. I used to live in another state and I had a Phase III box with the HDMI output. From searching the forums I don't see any mention of Comcast having Phase III DCT6412 STBs, but I see people talking about using the 3416. From my understanding the 3416 is an all digital box, no analog tuner. Are all Comcast analog channels simulcast digitally or do you guys just not care about the analog-only channels?
I basically want a box with an HDMI output since I don't have a DVI to HDMI cable and don't want to buy one since I have so many HDMI cables sitting around. The installer only brought a component cable even though I recall the customer service rep on the phone telling me they were charging me $20 or so for HDMI cables.