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post #8341 of 9316
Has anyone actually seen any programming on channel 400 CSS HD on Comcast?
post #8342 of 9316
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Originally Posted by ManOfSnow View Post

Has anyone actually seen any programming on channel 400 CSS HD on Comcast?

There have been some college football games on Saturday afternoons.
post #8343 of 9316
Yeah that is pretty much it, college football so far. 401 now seems to have regular programming albeit not all in HD.
post #8344 of 9316
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Originally Posted by PeterAlt View Post

For everyone's information, AT&T has been installing fiber to the curb for U-verse in Wellington. A friend of mine (in Wellington) already has the service. I checked to see if it's available in my Wellington neighborhood but to no avail. Apparently, they are building U-verse fiber to the curb service block by block, selectively discriminating, prioritizing higher density neighborhoods and higher average per household income than others with favor over others.

I think that this practice (on the behalf of AT&T) is unfair and needs government intervention. By the time they finally decide to dig fiber in my neighborhood, Comcast may have their act together and I'll probably stick with them as my way over protesting AT&T discrimination policy.

UPDATE: I was told by my friend with Wellington U-verse service that HALF the homes in their neighborhood made the switch to U-verse when that build-out completed!

Uverse is not really fiber to the curb.
Uverse is traditionally built out with fiber to the neighborhood then 3-pair copper (6 wires) to each home. What happens then is depending upon the copper length from the fiber/copper "box" transition point, some people get Uverse, others do not. In my neighborhood, the front half of the community has Uverse, the back half does not. I'm five houses away from the last point of Uverse service. Per the Uverse folks, the copper runs are too long to provide Uverse TV.

The only real fiber to curb (actually house) is FIOS by Verizon. Not available in PB County.
post #8345 of 9316
Yea, that's the draw back with Uverse. They put the vrad at the existing cross box serving the community so the back half gets nothing due to loop length. AT&T is going to have to install new boxes in the middle or hope that some kind of pair bonding works.

Bellsouth did deploy fiber to the curb in some communities a long time ago but that has been stuck in limbo for a while now. Copper DSL and Uverse actually deliever a lot more.
post #8346 of 9316
How can one not noticed all of the ads for the Palm Beach Solid Waste Authority. The green bin, the blue bin--what is their yearly advertising budget?

At a time when ad revenues are at a low, the palm Beach Solid Waste Authority are keeping the locals in business.
post #8347 of 9316
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Originally Posted by NR4P View Post

Uverse is not really fiber to the curb.
Uverse is traditionally built out with fiber to the neighborhood then 3-pair copper (6 wires) to each home. What happens then is depending upon the copper length from the fiber/copper "box" transition point, some people get Uverse, others do not. In my neighborhood, the front half of the community has Uverse, the back half does not. I'm five houses away from the last point of Uverse service. Per the Uverse folks, the copper runs are too long to provide Uverse TV.

The only real fiber to curb (actually house) is FIOS by Verizon. Not available in PB County.

Actually UVerse is either installed Fiber to a neighborhood VRAD FTTN or Fiber to the house FTTP. But FTTP is only done in very new subdivisions i.e. they are installing UVerse at the same time they are building the subdivision. The majority of users are FTTN so copper the last 3000'. But they do do Fiber to the house for some people.
post #8348 of 9316
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Originally Posted by wally34949 View Post

How can one not noticed all of the ads for the Palm Beach Solid Waste Authority. The green bin, the blue bin--what is their yearly advertising budget?

At a time when ad revenues are at a low, the palm Beach Solid Waste Authority are keeping the locals in business.

All the info is on their website. http://www.swa.org/site/information_...and_budget.htm

The Customer Relations 09 operating expenses budget is $2,969,555. I'm sure that isn't a total just for advertising but it is part of it.

Yea.. I was bored so I read it.
post #8349 of 9316
Channel 5 and 12 were not able to be picked up this morning OTA. Amazing what a little fog will do. Channel 28-1 from Tampa came in at 75% and Orlando stations were coming in at 85%. And still, my antenna was pointed south.
post #8350 of 9316
Can someone explain to me what channels I'm really supposed to get? Using the built in QAM turner I used to get all the locals in HD, but Comcast seems to have blocked that now. I thought the HD versions came under the "must carry" rules?
post #8351 of 9316
Tomorrow is the big HD day for Comcast costumers in FT Pierce and surrounding areas. My parents got a flyer about a week ago, detailing all the HD channel additions and channel relocations. I’m having some serious channel envy issues.

When oh when will Comcrap West Palm give us more HD?
post #8352 of 9316
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Originally Posted by parmsHD View Post

When oh when will Comcrap West Palm give us more HD?

I'm getting tired of waiting.

Good name for them, by the way.
post #8353 of 9316
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Originally Posted by CaysonE View Post

Can someone explain to me what channels I'm really supposed to get? Using the built in QAM turner I used to get all the locals in HD, but Comcast seems to have blocked that now. I thought the HD versions came under the "must carry" rules?

No problem here. I'm receiving all the broadcast sub-channels as usual. I believe we are on the same head-end.
post #8354 of 9316
The latest rumer is that we will get more HD channels on February 30th.
post #8355 of 9316
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Originally Posted by Panth1 View Post

The latest rumer is that we will get more HD channels on February 30th.

Is that just for the legacy Comcast systems or will it include the old Adelphia systems?
post #8356 of 9316
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Originally Posted by wdsnls View Post

Is that just for the legacy Comcast systems or will it include the old Adelphia systems?

Doesn't matter. February 30th will never come.
post #8357 of 9316
Ha!!!!!!!!!!!
post #8358 of 9316
Just noticed NFL Redzone HD is on channel 390. I don't subscribe to the sports pack so I can't watch it.
post #8359 of 9316
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Originally Posted by Panth1 View Post

Just noticed NFL Redzone HD is on channel 390. I don't subscribe to the sports pack so I can't watch it.

Yey, another HD channel that only has programming 1 day a week!!

I noticed that and that they moved all the In Pay Per View channels from 501-?? to like 555-561.
post #8360 of 9316
Anyone counted to see if we have more HD channels or channels telling us where to find PPV and On Demand.
post #8361 of 9316
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Originally Posted by Panth1 View Post

Anyone counted to see if we have more HD channels or channels telling us where to find PPV and On Demand.

I don't think the new HD channels will hit until 11/10.
post #8362 of 9316
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Originally Posted by pjrvero View Post

I don't think the new HD channels will hit until 11/10.

Did Comcast announce something for our area for the 10th?
post #8363 of 9316
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Originally Posted by LRZNole View Post

Did Comcast announce something for our area for the 10th?

For the Vero/Ft Pierce area check out this notice:

http://web.tcpalm.com/adv/comcast/index.html
post #8364 of 9316
I was over at my parents (Ft Pierce Beach) on the 31st and no new channels. I gave up trying to call comcast after waiting too long on the phone. Did they push back the date or just having normal comcrap issues?
post #8365 of 9316
Two potential buyers reveal interest in WXEL license. The school board of Palm Beach county has given up on their interest of the channel.

The Community Broadcast Foundation and WPBT Ch. 2 in Miami have submitted proposals showing interest in taking over the station.

The Community Broadcast Foundation is saying that they are more experienced than WPBT's, however, WPBT says they are a 50-plus-year-old public broadcasting station.
post #8366 of 9316
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Originally Posted by wally34949 View Post

The Community Broadcast Foundation is saying that they are more experienced than WPBT's, however, WPBT says they are a 50-plus-year-old public broadcasting station.

True, but they're not WTVJ! I remember them back when I was in school. Hour after of hour of some teacher in front of a camera droning on and on about this or that. It was very crude stuff. I'm not really knocking them as far as should they buy WXEL or not (I sure hope someone does), just saying their argument is probably a little more lame than they make it out to be.
post #8367 of 9316
There are several shows that WPBT does get but WXEL does not get. If WPBT purchased WXEL, and they carried all of the shows that WPBT carried, I would be happy!
post #8368 of 9316
If WPBT (or anybody) takes over WXEL, I hope for two things: 1) and most important, that they keep operating the W31DC-D repeater, and hopefully the W44AY also (but that's not as critical), and 2) that they improve the content on their sub channels.
post #8369 of 9316
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Originally Posted by luminance View Post

If WPBT (or anybody) takes over WXEL, I hope for two things: 1) and most important, that they keep operating the W31DC-D repeater, and hopefully the W44AY also (but that's not as critical), and 2) that they improve the content on their sub channels.

I have the opposite view. subchannels should be curtailed during prime time to enable HDTV on the main channel.
post #8370 of 9316
I have a 2 yr old HDTV that is HD ready. How do I input the channels to get the HD without a cable box. I try to enter 25.1 but I don't know how to enter the .
Anyone?
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