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Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   02-12-2014, 08:02 AM
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Posted By cmotomn
Does anyone know when Comcast is going to remove...

Does anyone know when Comcast is going to remove the redundant HD's channels in the 200's and 400's? (depending on your city)

It's been several years since Comcast acquired the old Time Warner...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   01-03-2014, 11:13 AM
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Posted By cmotomn
Yes, you should be able to get the new HD DTA's...

Yes, you should be able to get the new HD DTA's at any Comcast service center in the Twin Cities.
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   12-03-2013, 08:53 AM
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Posted By cmotomn
I've tried both Pace and Motorola HD DTA's...

I've tried both Pace and Motorola HD DTA's connected to HDTV's and AV Receivers but neither passed 5.1 audio.

Data sheet specs don't indicate any support for 5.1 audio and Pace just says "2...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   12-02-2013, 07:38 AM
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Posted By cmotomn
It appears the HD DTA's are specifically...

It appears the HD DTA's are specifically designed not to pass 5.1 audio and there are no menu settings/options either. So if a Comcast customer wants 5.1 audio, they will need to spend $10/month for...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   11-29-2013, 06:51 AM
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Posted By cmotomn
Another thing about the new HD DTA's is that...

Another thing about the new HD DTA's is that they don't pass Dolby Digital 5.1 audio out the HDMI port, just 2 channel stereo. So in the past if you were receiving local HD channels via Clear QAM...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   11-28-2013, 05:41 AM
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Posted By cmotomn
I've seen two different models of HD-DTA's in...

I've seen two different models of HD-DTA's in the Twin Cities; one by Motorola and the other by Pace. The Pace HD-DTA is listed in the Harmony database under Cables Boxes as the "Pace Digital Set...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   11-25-2013, 01:51 PM
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Posted By cmotomn
Probably the best CableCARD options for PC's...

Probably the best CableCARD options for PC's would be the Ceton internal PCI card ($200) or SiliconDust external adapter ($150)
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   11-25-2013, 12:55 PM
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Posted By cmotomn
Yes every Comcast customer gets at least 1 free...

Yes every Comcast customer gets at least 1 free CableCARD upon request (because the FCC requires them to do it);

http://customer.comcast.com/help-and-support/cable-tv/purchasing-a-cablecard
...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   11-22-2013, 09:17 AM
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Posted By cmotomn
Your full channel listing can be found here; ...

Your full channel listing can be found here;
http://www.comcast.com/customers/clu/channellineup.ashx

Local SD sub-channels are still in the 200's;
220 - WFTC BounceTV
221 - WFTC Movies!
243 -...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   11-22-2013, 08:37 AM
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Posted By cmotomn
Actually all of the local HD channels for the...

Actually all of the local HD channels for the Twin Cities are now in the 800 range too;
800 - KTCI Life HDHD
802 - KTCA-HD (PBS)
803 - KPXM-HD (ION)
804 - WCCO-HD (CBS)
805 - KSTP-HD (ABC)
807...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   11-18-2013, 07:44 AM
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Posted By cmotomn
Just a quick update about the missing Digital...

Just a quick update about the missing Digital Starter channels 881 (WE HD) and 963 (FSN+ HD) on the new HD DTA's. After 30 days of persistent calls & inquires to Comcast customer service & technical...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   11-01-2013, 08:39 AM
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Posted By cmotomn
Has anyone else started using the new HD DTA...

Has anyone else started using the new HD DTA adapters in the Twin Cities area? I just installed 4 of them at $2/month/each and they work great for viewing all HD channels included in the Digital...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   09-23-2013, 11:51 AM
Replies: 2,261
Views: 254,635
Posted By cmotomn
The end of Clear QAM digital cable in the Twin...

The end of Clear QAM digital cable in the Twin Cities is near! I just received my Comcast invoice and page 3 has a notice about starting to encrypt Limited Basic Service on November 19th, 2013. We...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   09-23-2013, 11:50 AM
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Views: 351,148
Posted By cmotomn
The end of Clear QAM digital cable in the Twin...

The end of Clear QAM digital cable in the Twin Cities is near! I just received my Comcast invoice and page 3 has a notice about starting to encrypt Limited Basic Service on November 19th, 2013. We...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   08-30-2013, 12:04 PM
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Posted By cmotomn
FYI - More Clear QAM shenanigans from Comcast...

FYI -
More Clear QAM shenanigans from Comcast this week in Plymouth. Several channels stopped working including; 5.2 KSTC HD, 5.3 Me TV, 5.4 Antenna TV, 5.6 This TV and 41.1 ION HD. After a rescan...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   07-26-2013, 12:11 PM
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Posted By cmotomn
Two more Clear QAM HD channels appeared in...

Two more Clear QAM HD channels appeared in Plymouth after a rescan this week; CSPAN HD on 19.1 and TVGN HD on 19.2
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   06-27-2013, 07:30 AM
Replies: 2,920
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Posted By cmotomn
TPT Life 2.3 is once again 1080i HD after a...

TPT Life 2.3 is once again 1080i HD after a rescan (Clear QAM) and it's now available in HD for the first time with cable box / card on channel 800.
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   05-28-2013, 01:32 PM
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Posted By cmotomn
Here’s a quick update on TPT Life 2.3 in...

Here’s a quick update on TPT Life 2.3 in Plymouth being downgraded to 480i SD last week. After numerous attempts to open a trouble ticket with the local engineering group, Comcast tech support...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   05-22-2013, 08:41 PM
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Posted By cmotomn
FYI - There is a problem with TPT Life 2.3 in...

FYI - There is a problem with TPT Life 2.3 in Plymouth after the Comcast changes last night. This channel was broadcast in 1080i HD but it's now back to 480i SD. Other areas in the metro are still...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   05-22-2013, 11:09 AM
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Posted By cmotomn
KSTC 45TV is still on 5.2 in Plymouth after the...

KSTC 45TV is still on 5.2 in Plymouth after the rescan.
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   05-22-2013, 07:15 AM
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Posted By cmotomn
I had to rescan in Plymouth this morning but all...

I had to rescan in Plymouth this morning but all Clear QAM channels are still there.
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   03-28-2013, 07:29 AM
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Views: 351,148
Posted By cmotomn
As of today, Thursday March 28th, all analog...

As of today, Thursday March 28th, all analog channels have been removed from Comcast in Plymouth, MN.

Fortunately all Clear QAM digital channels remain unencrypted, including local HD's!
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   01-08-2013, 08:05 AM
Replies: 2,261
Views: 254,635
Posted By cmotomn
Does anyone know if Comcast will start...

Does anyone know if Comcast will start encrypting local digital channels on basic cable in 2013? (2.1, 4.1, 5.1, etc.) The recent letter sent to Comcast customers in the Twin Cities indicating they...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   12-31-2012, 07:57 PM
Replies: 2,920
Views: 351,148
Posted By cmotomn
Will Comcast start encrypting local digital...

Will Comcast start encrypting local digital channels on basic cable in 2013? (2.1, 4.1, 5.1, etc.) The recent letter sent to Comcast customers in the Twin Cities indicating they are upgrading to...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   08-31-2012, 02:30 PM
Replies: 2,261
Views: 254,635
Posted By cmotomn
Yeah, what happened to 23.2 TheCoolTV this...

Yeah, what happened to 23.2 TheCoolTV this afternoon?!?
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