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Old 03-19-2007, 02:24 PM
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Additionally, I believe Universal-HD is already on some Comcast bay area systems so that is a wasted vote as vote.

Confirmed. I currently have it in South San Jose (860Mhz system)
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Old 03-19-2007, 02:27 PM
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I'm in Comcast's Fresno market, but have friends/family in the bay area. I vote for them and myself with:

Nat Geo.HD
A&E HD
History Channel HD

A lot of the docs on those channels just scream to be in HD. Some Nat Geo HD stuff is available OnDemand, so I'd imagine the actual channel is not far off.

Guessing you will all have Universal HD soon (we've had it in the Fresno market for several months, plus temporarily during the last NBC Olympics and US Open coverage). CWHD is available here as well (via the Fresno CW affiliate's HD signal) as is Versus/GolfHD.

HDNet and Voom stuff? Keep dreamin'. I actually used to be a VOOM subscriber before they folded and RAVE HD (and pretty much all VOOM-exclusive programming) was the equivalent of MHD, same stuff every day.

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Food Hd
Hgtv Hd
NGC Hd

I really want SCIFI HD but I dont they broadcast yet.
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1. FoodHD
2. CW-HD
3. either Natl Geo or HGTV

nevertheless, i DON"T want HD-lite. i'd rather have no channels added if they are going to sacrifice quality of the existing channels.
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Old 03-19-2007, 03:15 PM
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1. FoodHD
2. CW-HD
3. either Natl Geo or HGTV

nevertheless, i DON"T want HD-lite. i'd rather have no channels added if they are going to sacrifice quality of the existing channels.

I think the HD-lite concern is a very big issue but I don't think Comcast is going to do that if at all possible. The reason I think this is, my area and about 7 other areas are going to be upgraded to 1 GHz systems and after they are done the rest of the areas will be upgraded to that level. If they were going to do HD-lite then why upgrade all the areas to 1 GHz and not just compress the heck out of the HD signal ?? Eventually they will have to find a good compression technique because with more and more HD being added to the line ups they'll eventually run out of usable bandwidth. So I think for the time being you will not see HD-lite on Comcast, besides it could be a big selling point for Comcast by not doing HD-lite like the Sat companies do but giving the customer the best picture available .

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Old 03-19-2007, 03:54 PM
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1. A&E HD
2. CW-HD
3. History Channel HD

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Old 03-19-2007, 04:08 PM
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Boy, I can't believe no votes for Disney HD. I would've thought there would be a lot of people wanting more family type programing that Disney is known for but now in HD. If I had a 4th choice I would've voted for that, but then again I'm just a kid at heart

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I didn't know there was an A&E HD. If so, I would favor it and History HD, and then Nat Geo.

I'm dense; what is CW HD?
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I didn't know there was an A&E HD. If so, I would favor it and History HD, and then Nat Geo.

I'm dense; what is CW HD?

The CW, KBCW, the old KBHK ch-44, now it's UPN and Warner combined into one network, Veronica Mars, Supernatural, Everybody Loves Chris, etc. It's a local channel, and as far as I know, it's the only local that does HD that Comcast doesn't carry. This channel should really be an automatic add IMO. They also have some NFL games when the local teams are on ESPN-national.
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Old 03-19-2007, 04:50 PM
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I think the HD-lite concern is a very big issue but I don't think Comcast is going to do that if at all possible.
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I sure hope not, that's one of the reasons that puts Comcast at the top of the heap, even with far less "HD" channels than other providers, the HD we do get, is real HD.

The shame of it is, that HD gets somewhat mangled by using that wretched Motorola STB.
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1. A&E HD
2. CW-HD
3. History Channel HD

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A&E HD exists, but I heard it hardly has any HD, basically 99%+ of stretched SD.
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Our Comcast service (Antioch, CA) was upgraded about 3 weeks ago (new SD and HD channels with On demand). The new channel lineup card says that channel 724 is ESPN2 HD yet it does not appear to be high def. Anyone else notice this? ESPN (chan. 723) is indeed high def.
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Old 03-19-2007, 05:12 PM
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My three votes, regardless of the suggestion of the vote recorder for not to vote for HDNET:

1. HDNet
2. HDNet Movies
3. TMC - HD
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1. National Geographic HD
2. HGTV HD
3. Food HD
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Old 03-19-2007, 05:58 PM
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My votes

1. Food HD
2. Disney Channel HD
3. All HBO channels (if available)
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Old 03-19-2007, 06:33 PM
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1 National Geographic HD
2 HGTV HD
2.5 Disney HD
3. Food HD
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1) CW-HD
2) FoodNet-HD
3) NatGeo-HD

and please no SDV or else CableCARD TVs and TiVo S3 will not be able to use these channels.
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Old 03-19-2007, 06:49 PM
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My votes:

1. CW HD
2. NatGeo HD
3. TMC-HD
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Old 03-19-2007, 06:52 PM
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1. Food Network HD
2. National Geo HD
3. HGTV HD
4. CW-HD
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Old 03-19-2007, 06:54 PM
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We should create a poll with three choices per person.
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Here is a list of the channels that AT&T Uverse is promoting in the Danville area.

Fox
CBS
NBC
ABC
Discovery TV
TNT
Universal
HD Net
HD Net Movies
Wealth TV
A&E
HGTV
Food Network
National Geographic
MHD
ESPN
ESPN2
NFL Network
HBO HD East
HBO HD West
Cinemax HD East
Cinemax HD West
Showtime HD East
Showtime HD West
TMC HD
Starz HD East
Starz HD West

They currently do not offer PBS or FSNBA

My votes are:

National Geographic
HBO HD East
A&E
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Old 03-19-2007, 07:48 PM
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Regarding our channel choices......
On Comcast, the HD NFL Network seems to be seasonal only, as it disappeared
after the season ended. Yet it's SD channel is going full strength, with some
programming having HD descriptors on it (game of the week & Superbowl/playoff replays).
Why are we missing that?
Is AT&T showing this as a dedicated full-time HD channel?
If so, this would be one of my votes....
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Old 03-19-2007, 08:33 PM
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its great to have a poster here with the inside contact as mike does.

1. foodHD
2. espnnewsHD (when launches)
3. TBSHD (when launches)

HDnet is on top of my list assuming comcast plays nice with cuban anytime soon.
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1. National Geographic's HD
2. The History Channel HD
3. CW-HD
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1. History HD
2. Natl Geo HD
3. CW HD (for StarTrek:TOS 2.0 and Smallville, basically)

2nd the request for no SDV or else my tivo S3 won't get anything.
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Old 03-19-2007, 09:26 PM
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What a bunch of crap!!!
Comcast will remain FAR behind the satellite guys in terms of HD programming, whether they add 3 new channels or a lot more.
And I am in the Los Gatos ghetto, where the current system can't add even one new HD channel. I am waiting to see what the 18 month upgrade actually accomplishes (maybe), and if Comcast fails to deliver again, I am gone to satellite.
Why are all you guys even bothering to 'vote' for your three most desireable channels, when that is but a drop in the bucket???
Add to the equation the fact that the Motorola DVR is a piece of junk, and Comcast has so far to go to get competitive it is pathetic!
And, once again, everyone is tripping over themselves to vote for their three next HD channels.
Think about it folks. Hype on three more HD channels. Hype on a Tivo sourced DVR. Hype but no substance.
Sorry, but I am obviously fed up. My wife and daughter (who doesn't even live with us) hassle me daily on the DVR problems, and I am so tired of getting mailers, emails, and TV commercials touting stuff I can't get here in Los Gatos.
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Old 03-19-2007, 10:45 PM
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1) Hist-hd
2) A&e Hd
3) Hgtv Hd
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Old 03-19-2007, 10:46 PM
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Hey I didnt know where to post this, but thought I would share....currently comcast is offering a south bay promotion.....Digital Silver expanded package...with 1 premium channel...and a dvr box....for 64.99....for a year!!!!

its a great deal, you guys should call up for it, if currently on classic or plus....or even silver!

-kj
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1. The History Channel HD (is it up yet?)
2. National Geographic Channel HD
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Old 03-20-2007, 12:06 AM
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Sorry, am sure this is a repeat post but the search function wouldn't take me to the post which contained my search hit.

I am having MEGA issues with recorded HD material via Comcast. The last few shows I've recorded using the Comcast supplied DVR have been almost unwatchable with outages/freezing of audio and video. Does anyone know what's going on? I notice it in particular on CBS-HD and FOX-HD. HBO-HD does not seem to have the problem.

Thanks!
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