Originally Posted by LoREvanescence
The reps info could be correct.
There is a difference between can it work and will they give you one. When I was living in MA a few years back, comcast would not give you a hd set to box unless you had a hdtv. It's not about whether it will work or not, but them trying to save a buck since the HD boxes are more expensive.
That as before I bought a HDTV in 07, and there were a couple channels that were only available in hd, and I wanted to be able to watch them, but they wouldn't allow it.
Could be. But I doubt it. Receiver is still in inventory and cost more to rent then a SD receiver, so they make money by giving it to you. Also, you don't need a HD TV to see HD channels, your TV just need to be capable of the resolution output. If your using S-video, and have the HD receiver set at 480p, and went a HD channel, you would see a slight increase. About the difference between VHS and DVD. Getting HD channels without a HD receiver is different though. Getting a HD receiver without a HD TV is fine. And if you really wanted to, just do a self install and tell them you have a HD TV. LOL. Not like they can tell. That won't work for Whole home, but even then I would think you could just ask for them to check with their supervisor, and if they wanted the commission and the answer was yes, they could call you back. I think the story would suddenly change. :-) Just be nice about it.
And before anyone asks again,no, don't work for Cox. I used to work for a contract group(which will go nameless) that installed Satellite, and a similar question came up then.