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post #8131 of 8566 Old 02-07-2012, 05:28 PM
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got a notice from comcast saying that after april 10, we'll need digital equipment for everything, even to view the basic channels. So i assume we'll be going all digital here, thus paving the way for several new hd channels/features?

long time overdue!
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Got a notice from Comcast saying that after April 10, we'll need digital equipment for everything, even to view the basic channels. So I assume we'll be going all digital here, thus paving the way for several new HD channels/features?

Got the same thing too, finally!

hopefully the Game and Team HD's come around the same time.

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Guess that will open up about 200 Mhz of space. Havent gotten my notice yet but will get my next bill in a few days
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Got the same thing too, finally!

hopefully the Game and Team HD's come around the same time.

I am hoping we get the Game and Team HD's for baseball season. I was not going to get Extra Innings this year but I may now if we get word the extra HD channels from Indemand will be added.
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hopefully FSCHD, FSPrimeHD, GolTVHD and SpeedHD get added finally.
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got mine today. Promise faster internet and more HD. Question how much more HD?
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Looking through DSLreports comcast tv forum i would think we might get those HD's we've been missing and there should be a possibility the channels maybe in the 1000's range.

1216 Bloomberg HD
1217 CSPAN HD
1225 BBC America HD
1262 Nat Geo Wild HD
1265 Smithsonian HD
1316 TV Guide Channel HD
1318 EWTN HD
1325 GSN HD
1334 Oxygen HD
1368 Galavision HD
1505 Sprout HD
1511 HUB HD
1512 Fox Soccer Channel HD
1513 GOL HD
1630 Outdoor Channel HD
1631 Sportsman Channel HD

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How about they bring back the HD premium channels they dropped? I've never heard of half those channels before. People get locked into long term deals with Comcast including HBO, Showtime etc and then they drop all of the sister stations so we can get Sprout HD. They claim OnDemand will have the missing content but there are plenty of movies that are 1 offs (shown at 3am) that never make it to their ondemand.

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How about they bring back the HD premium channels they dropped?

I agree they should, most of those channels i found are just to up the HD count and it would make more sense to get the HD localonthe8s up and running too.

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First F1 race is 3/18, would love to finally have SPEED HD this season.
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Got a notice from Comcast saying that after April 10, we'll need digital equipment for everything, even to view the basic channels. So I assume we'll be going all digital here, thus paving the way for several new HD channels/features?

I got my February bill today and it makes no mention of an all-digital switchover.. Was the notice in the bill or another piece of mail?

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patsfan , yes
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I got my February bill today and it makes no mention of an all-digital switchover.. Was the notice in the bill or another piece of mail?

It was on a piece of mail that came separate from the bill.
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There really is not many HD channels left too add. I would like to see Military Channel, Military History, H2, Speed, Fox Soccer, Nat Geo Wild, DIY, and regional sports networks all added in HD. They will have the extra space so we will see what gets added that depends on how much Comcast has too pay for HD feeds of these channels. I know if they add the extra HD channels to the sports packages that will not cost them a dime they just need the space to do it.
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It would be nice to get all the CSN's in either HD or SD.

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There really is not many HD channels left too add. I would like to see Military Channel, Military History, H2, Speed, Fox Soccer, Nat Geo Wild, DIY, and regional sports networks all added in HD. They will have the extra space so we will see what gets added that depends on how much Comcast has too pay for HD feeds of these channels. I know if they add the extra HD channels to the sports packages that will not cost them a dime they just need the space to do it.

you forgot Fox Sports Prime HD, GolTV HD, GalavisionHD, BBC America HD, ESPN Goal Line HD, Smithsonian HD, Crime & Investigation Network HD, Home & Garden Television HD, Outdoor HD... those are just what my parents with Time Warner get that we don't (not that I'd trade for Time Warner in a million years...)
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you forgot Fox Sports Prime HD, GolTV HD, GalavisionHD, BBC America HD, ESPN Goal Line HD, Smithsonian HD, Crime & Investigation Network HD, Home & Garden Television HD, Outdoor HD... those are just what my parents with Time Warner get that we don't (not that I'd trade for Time Warner in a million years...)

I'm pretty sure we've had HGTV HD for quite some time now. It's on channel 832.
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We were suppose to get FSN Prime, CSN Chicago and Sun Sports 2 years ago when we got SNY, CSN Bay Area, and the Mountain. CSN Chicago was added a few months back but the other 2 never added. If you look at the Chicago Comcast lineup they have FSN Prime and Sun Sports. So it looks like Comcast has a deal with these 2 stations and maybe just no room for them on the systems in Mass. After this all this analog is finally gone in April we should get those channels.
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Here's the Team and Game HD's reply i got from Marc Goodman, Director of Public Relations Comcast Boston

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Hey Alex, the list of HD channels that will be added is still being finalized. I’ll be sure to pass along your feedback.

Thanks as always,


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So, HD channels will be added. The fact that they haven't finalized the list seems to suggest that we won't see them very soon...
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So, HD channels will be added. The fact that they haven't finalized the list seems to suggest that we won't see them very soon...

He told me that i will get a reply when the list comes out.

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Has anybody noticed with this month's bill that Comcast raised the price of extra cablecards or boxes from $6.45 to $7.45? Here we go again with the nickel and dimeing.
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Thanks to Marcus Carr for Posting this on the Comcast HDTV thread


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Comcast Starts to Kiss Analog TV Goodbye

January 6, 2012 | Jeff Baumgartner

In its effort to reclaim analog spectrum, Comcast Corp. (Nasdaq: CMCSA, CMCSK) has gotten down to its most basic video service tier.

It's possibly the last phase of Project Cavalry, where Comcast is distributing Digital Terminal Adapter (DTA) devices to shift channels to digital format, freeing up valuable analog capacity. The initial phase converted 35 to 40 channels, and now Comcast is working on the rest -- those in its most basic "B1" packages (an average of about 20 channels, depending on the system). (See Comcast's $1B Bandwidth Plan and Comcast Sends In the All-Digital 'Cavalry'.)

A Comcast spokeswoman estimates that this phase -- which is underway in Philadelphia, Indianapolis, Houston, Chicago, Boston and other markets -- is 22 percent complete. It started in March 2010 with Augusta, Ga., which coincidentally is the technical trial site for Xcalibur, a nimble video platform that will rely heavily on the cloud. (See Comcast to Swing Xcalibur Wide in 2012, Comcast Tests Broadband-Fed Xcalibur Service and Comcast Courts the Cloud.)

Customers with older analog TVs will be forced to use set-top boxes to get B1 channels. While some customers will certainly howl about that, Comcast is trying to appease them by offering three free DTAs. (Comcast offers two DTAs and one interactive, VoD-capable set-top for free to customers who subscribe to B2, the advanced basic tier). (See Comcast Seeds Digital Shift With Free Boxes.)

All this reclaimed spectrum is going toward more digital services. The MSO, for example, is increasing its HD lineup to about 120 channels from about 100 in B1 migration markets, while reserving capacity for other future services such as Xcalibur.

Comcast is migrating B1 to digital just as the U.S. cable industry is urging the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to let MSOs encrypt their basic tier once they've gone all-digital. Cablevision Systems Corp. (NYSE: CVC) obtained a special waiver from the FCC about a year ago to do so, meaning that customers who use digital TVs with embedded QAM tuners to receive basic channels "in the clear" are now required to use set-tops or TVs that can support the CableCARD, or boxes that support the MSO's new downloadable security system. (See Cablevision Looks to Lock Up Basic Video Tier .)

DTAs don't use CableCARDs, but the models Comcast deploys are capable of activating a content protection scheme called "privacy mode." (See Comcast Lights Up DTA Encryption .)

Jeff Baumgartner, Site Editor, Light Reading Cable

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So I am now seeing streampix titles (strmpx) in the "find shows" search feature of the menu. I can watch the episode by selecting it in the search but does anyone know of way browse the streampix content from the ondemand menu? I know this feature just launched yesterday but looks like there is some interesting stuff on there.

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From the on demand menue on my system, it's listed under premium channels.
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Any ideas on the impending exclusivity of MLBEI on DTV?
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Just got the march bill and it states SOAPnet will no longer be shown on channel 244 and will now become Disney Juinor on 4/18.

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Just got the march bill and it states SOAPnet will no longer be shown on channel 244 and will now become Disney Juinor on 4/18.

That's not really a Comcast thing. SoapNet itself will no longer exist and is becoming Disney Junior.
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Have a few questions.

1) Anyone update their hdmi cables to high speed ones? if so did it make any significant improvements?

2) I noticed there's a CSNOS on #85... CSN I get but what's the OS? there's no data and it is a standard color bars channel..

It looks like WBIM has a hd2 channel on health that's a bit different...

And the search function seems to be updated. It is much easier to brows by type of show and movie than the generic search before.
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2) I noticed there's a CSNOS on #85... CSN I get but what's the OS? there's no data and it is a standard color bars channel..

i would think it would be another Overflow channel they used in the past (revs/celts) i also wouldn't be surprised if baseball appeared on it again as it did in the past with FS Ohio showing reds baseball.

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