Hi all. I have been reading up the thread and would just like to share my experience with comcast. I used to have the digital classic package with the moto6412 tuner, but I recently put together a mythtv backend w/ 2 qam tuners, and it was receving the unencrypted local HD channels fine. So I dropped my service to "expanded basic cable" (~$35 i think), mythtv still getting the local channels fine, so i decided to drop one more level, to "limited basic" (~$15). And guess what, now I can't get the local HD channels any more.
So i called comcast, and they told me i, due to the filter that was put on at my end (apt building i guess), the local hd channel signals are blocked out. if i wanted to get the local HD channels, i'd have to pay an extra $5 and get the STB that can receive the signal. to this i ask, but the filter is still in place? "yes it would be"...
My question is this then, if the they don't remove the filter, which they claim is blocking out the local hd signals, how can their little box get the signal? by magic?? or is it because of the filter somehow the signal is weakened so that my qam tuner (fusionhdtv 5 lite) can't tune to the channels?
oh yea, i'm located in san jose, 95112.