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post #31 of 220
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Originally Posted by ortegaj View Post

I do get cable through my condo however HD only costs $6.95. I then get the second tier of programming which means i get all the HD channels minus the premium channels. Thank you for the info on "xfinity"

Sweet, I'm also in a condo and cable is included. I just got off the phone with Comcast and told them that I wanted to get the HD channels without the box since my TV has a digital tuner. I told him the price of the package I heard of and he looked it up and found it. Its going to be $7.95 for me and they should be out here on Monday to work the lines outside.
post #32 of 220
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by King Arthur View Post

Sweet, I'm also in a condo and cable is included. I just got off the phone with Comcast and told them that I wanted to get the HD channels without the box since my TV has a digital tuner. I told him the price of the package I heard of and he looked it up and found it. Its going to be $7.95 for me and they should be out here on Monday to work the lines outside.

I'm assuming you are looking for HD above OTA channels... since ATM it appears they are providing NBC/CBS/FOX/ABC/CW in the clear.
post #33 of 220
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Originally Posted by DoctorM View Post

I'm assuming you are looking for HD above OTA channels... since ATM it appears they are providing NBC/CBS/FOX/ABC/CW in the clear.

Yes, this is in addition to all the "local" channels that are already coming in in HD (PBS, FOX, NBC, ABC, etc).
post #34 of 220
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Originally Posted by Christine85 View Post

Got two messages on the box stating that ABC Family HD will be moving to channel 383 and Disney HD to channel 384 starting March 23rd. From the looks of ortegaj's HD list in Davie, Coconut Creek/Margate *might* get the new HD channels.

I just noticed that I have the same messages with the same dates. I'm going to keep my fingers crossed but it's interesting to see that there is progress being made.
post #35 of 220
UPDATE

OK, so it turns out I do need Comcast's box to pick up their HD channels (the non local ones) in order to descramble it (there is no filter on the line, as I thought).

I got a monstrosity of a box as they did not have the new small black form factor ones in stock at the local Comcast station where I went to pick it up. They should have some later this week. I have the large Motorola DHC3416 (in tacky silver that matches nothing in entertainment center). May keep it as I'm getting extra channels. We'll see how long that lasts...

Will post more on the HD later.
post #36 of 220
Arthur you dont want the small box it is God Awful. I have already gone through two, they are slow in changing channels and when you switch between a 720p and 1080i channel the screen goes blank for two seconds each time it is frustrating.

They have them in stock at the Davie comcast offices between davie road and university.
post #37 of 220
Actually, the 3416 is a pretty good box as far as I am concerned! Lots of DVR space and it works very well.

The silver can put you off a bit, especially if you you have no other silver items. However, that seems to be the color of choice these days!
post #38 of 220
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Originally Posted by King Arthur View Post

UPDATE

OK, so it turns out I do need Comcast's box to pick up their HD channels in order to descramble it (there is no filter on the line, as I thought).

I got a monstrosity of a box as they did not have the new small black form factor ones in stock at the local Comcast station where I went to pick it up. They should have some later this week. I have the large Motorola DHC3416 (in tacky silver that matches nothing in entertainment center). May keep it as I'm getting extra channels. We'll see how long that lasts...

Will post more on the HD later.

I had that hideous box for at least a year or so. lol. Comcast came over my place to fix the blank channels that I was receiving. That's when they gave me the new black box.

Although the look is sleeker, I've noticed a few hiccups with the cable box. Sometimes it freezes or skips like 4 channels but I still prefer it more than the other silver Motorola box. It matches my XBR9 and BDV-E300.
post #39 of 220
Thread Starter 
Comcast shook things up again here today.

New:
WSCV-51 HD (Telemundo Miami) Esp
WLTV-23 HD (Univision Miami) Esp
WSVN Estrella 7.2 (Should have been unscrambled, but I could never find it.)

The first two aren't even listed on Comcast's site as being available in Margate (in HD)... not that I speak Spanish.

They also removed all the duplicate channels, so make sure you have the working one:
Code:
CC's Ch.  QAM Ch.  Name
??      8.1     WSCV-51 HD (Telemundo Miami) Esp
??      8.2     WLTV-23 HD (Univision Miami) Esp
6       27.1    WTVJ-6 (NBC Miami)
30      28.1    MSNBC
31      28.2    CNBC
32      28.3    Fox News
40      28.4    Speed
44      28.5    FX
53      28.6    ABC Family
66      28.7    Bravo
25      29.1    WGN
60      29.2    Food Network
61      29.3    HGTV
62      29.4    Lifetime
64      29.5    A&E
65      29.6    History Channel
119     29.7    Lifetime Movie Network (LMN)
243     29.9    EWTN
5       30.1    QVC
14      30.2    C-Span
26      30.3    HSN (Home Shopping Network)
28      30.4    CNN
29      30.5    HLN (Headline News)
36      30.6    Golf Channel
54      30.7    Animal Planet
57      30.8    Travel Channel
70      30.9    Great American Country
104     30.11   C-Span2
45      31.1    USA
47      31.2    AMC
50      31.3    Nickelodeon
51      31.4    Disney Channel
52      31.5    Cartoon Network
55      31.6    Discovery Channel
56      31.7    The Learning Channel (TLC)
67      31.8    Comedy Central
68      31.9    SciFi Channel
69      31.10   MTV
71      31.11   VH-1
72      31.12   BET
177     32.1    TV Guide Channel
33      32.2    truTV
34      32.3    ESPN
35      32.4    ESPN2
38      32.5    SunSports
39      32.6    FSN Florida
277     32.7    CSS (Cable Sports South)
42      32.8    TNT
43      32.9    TBS
48      32.10   TVLand
58      33.1    E!
118     33.2    Style
63      33.3    Spike
145     33.4    CMT (Pure Country)
128     33.5    PBS Kids Sprout
137     33.6    Hallmark
162     33.7    G4
256     33.11   Hallmark Movie Channel
201     50.2    WPBT-2.3 (V-me PBS Miami)
202     50.3    WPBT-2.2 (Create PBS Miami)
433     50.4    WFOR-4 HD (CBS Miami)
440     50.5    WPBT-2 HD (PBS Miami)
209     51.1    LATV-10.2 (WPLG Latin Television)
216     51.2    WTVJW-6.2 (NBC Weather Plus University)
217     51.3    US-6.3 (WTVJ Universal Sports)
431     51.4    WPLG-10 HD (ABC Miami) 
432     51.5    WTVJ-6 HD (NBC Miami)
435     52.1    WSFL-39 HD (CW Network Miami)
436     52.2    WBFS-33 HD (My Network TV Miami)
224     52.3    Azteca América (WSFLDT2-39.2)
12      72.1    Comcast Community Channel
27      72.2    The Weather Channel
509     77.1    iN DEMAND PPV HD
401     77.3    iN DEMAND PPV GAMEHD
1       81.1    Ch1 On Demand Preview
1       83.1    Ch1 On Demand Preview
78      87.1    Government Access
434     87.2    WSVN-7 HD (FOX Miami)
220     87.3    WSVN Estrella 7.2
801-846 90.1-90.46      Music Choice
188     90.47   GEMSTV
186     90.48   ShopNBC
682     91.10   GNT Globo
4       94.4    WFOR-4 (CBS Miami)
7       94.7    WSVN-7 (FOX Miami)
8       94.8    WGEN Gen-TV
10      94.10   WPLG-10 (ABC Miami)
15      94.15   WJAN-41 (American TeVe)
19      94.19   WBEC-63 (BECON)
21      94.21   WHFT-45 (TBN Miami) Esp
22      94.22   WSBS-22 Mega TV Esp (WDLP?)
23      94.23   WAMI-69 (Telefutura Hollywood) Esp
2       100.2   WPBT-2 (PBS Miami)
3       100.3   WBFS-33 (My Network TV Miami)
11      100.11  WSFL-39 (CW Network Miami)
13      100.13  WSCV-51 (Telemundo Miami) Esp
16      100.16  WPXM-35 (ION Miami)
17      100.17  WLRN-17 (PBS Miami)
20      100.20  WXEL-42 (PBS West Palm Beach)
9       100.23  WLTV-23 (Univision Miami) Esp
682     110.12  GNT Globo
251     111.14  Bloomberg TV
105     112.2   C-Span3
115     112.6   bio.
116     112.7   History International
37      113.1   Versus
243     126.1   EWTN
636     130.14  Mun2
        134.2   Color Bars ?
In a lovely bit of irony, whatever they did cooked one of my DTAs.
I declined to go into their office for a replacement.
Everyone should make sure CC has to send someone out every single time one of these terrible DTAs go bad... until they realize how bad a decision they made implementing them.
post #40 of 220
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Originally Posted by DoctorM View Post

Comcast shook things up again here today.

In a lovely bit of irony, whatever they did cooked one of my DTAs.
I declined to go into their office for a replacement.
Everyone should make sure CC has to send someone out every single time one of these terrible DTAs go bad... until they realize how bad a decision they made implementing them.

We've had a DTA in our Okld., ca home since August w. no problems. Miss the expanded HD when in Aventura. We have 1 6412 in Okld. a 6412 and 34xx in Fl

...mike
post #41 of 220
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Originally Posted by ortegaj View Post

This is my lineup, I believe the biggest in the tri-county area

214 WBZL -39 HD (WB Miami) Children & Family
380 The Weather Channel HD
381 Cartoon Network HD
382 Nickelodeon HD
383 ABC Family HD
384 Disney Channel HD
385 Disney XD HD
394 Tennis Channel HD
397 CNN Headline News HD
398 TruTV HD
399 MSNBC HD
401 FSN Florida HD High-Definition TV
402 Sun Sports HD
403 ESPN HD High-Definition TV
404 ESPN2 HD High-Definition TV
405 Golf HD High-Definition TV
406 NFL Network HD High-Definition TV
407 TNT HD High-Definition TV
409 Universal HD High-Definition TV
410 A&E HD High-Definition TV
411 Palladia HD High-Definition TV
412 HD Theater High-Definition TV
413 National Geographic HD High-Definition TV
414 Food Network HD High-Definition TV
415 HGTV HD High-Definition TV
416 HBO HD High-Definition TV
417 Cinemax HD High-Definition TV
418 Showtime HD High-Definition TV
419 Starz HD High-Definition TV
420 USA HD High-Definition TV
421 TBS HD High-Definition TV
422 History HD High-Definition TV
423 CNN HD High-Definition TV
424 Discovery HD High-Definition TV
425 TLC HD High-Definition TV
426 Animal Planet HD High-Definition TV
427 SyFy HD High-Definition TV
428 FOX News HD High-Definition TV
429 AMC HD High-Definition TV
430 Bravo HD
431 WPLG-10 HD (ABC Miami) High-Definition TV
432 WTVJ-6 HD (NBC Miami) High-Definition TV
433 WFOR-4 HD (CBS Miami) High-Definition TV
434 WSVN-7 HD (FOX Miami) High-Definition TV
435 WSFL-39 HD (CW Network Miami) High-Definition TV
436 WBFS-33 HD (My Network TV Miami) High-Definition TV
437 WPXM-35 HD (ION Miami) High-Definition TV
438 WSBS-22 Mega TV HD
439 WGN HD
440 WPBT-2 HD (PBS Miami) High-Definition TV
441 WSCV-51 HD (Telemundo)
442 WLTV-23 HD (Univision) - Coming Soon!
443 WAMI-69 HD (Telefutura) - Coming Soon!
444 ABC Family HD High-Definition TV
445 Disney Channel HD High-Definition TV
446 Science Channel HD High-Definition TV
448 Versus HD High-Definition TV
449 ESPNews HD
450 Speed HD High-Definition TV
451 FX HD High-Definition TV
452 Spike HD
453 Comedy Central HD
454 Fuse HD
455 WE TV HD
456 IFC HD
457 E! HD
458 Travel Channel HD
459 Lifetime HD
460 MGM HD
461 Style HD
462 G4 HD
463 TV One HD
464 Bio: The Biography Channel HD
465 Lifetime Movie Network HD
466 Planet Green HD
467 Encore HD
468 Hallmark Movie Channel HD
469 Fox Business Channel HD
470 CNBC HD
471 QVC HD
472 Big Ten Network HD
473 MTV HD
474 VH-1 HD
475 BET HD
476 CMT HD
477 NHL Network HD
478 NBA TV HD Sports
479 MLB Network HD
480 HBO 2 HD
481 HBO Signature HD
482 HBO Family HD
483 HBO Comedy HD
484 HBO Zone HD
485 HBO Latino HD
486 MoreMax HD
487 ActionMax HD
488 ThrillerMax HD
489 WMax HD
490 5 StarMax HD
491 Outermax HD
495 Starz Comedy HD
496 Starz Kids & Family HD
497 Starz Edge HD
509 iN DEMAND PPV HD High-Definition TV
515 The Movie Channel HD
516 The Movie Channel Xtra HD
517 Showtime 2 HD
518 Showtime Showcase HD
519 Showtime Extreme HD
760 NBA PPV HD High-Definition TV
785 MLB/NHL PPV HD High-Definition TV
3901 NFL RedZone HD

I woke up today and checked my channel line up. I'm happy to say that we have the same channel line up with the exception of channel 214. I was hoping Investigation Discovery would pop up in the HD channel listing before I was upgraded to the World of More. Either way I'm on cloud nine. It's a relief to finally watch my channels in HD. It's always a pain when switching form SD to HD.
post #42 of 220
Congrats P1rates. Hopefully, all of those channels will be added in Plantation soon.
post #43 of 220
How many analog channels did they take away after you got the new HD channels?
post #44 of 220
They take them away BEFORE you get the new HD, usually one or two months before! You loose from 26 to 100. If you get a DTA (first two free) you will continue to receive them all plus a few others!
post #45 of 220
As promised, the new Guide arrived overnight and overall it looks pretty good! The new DVR handling is a great improvement.

However, the new Watch in HD button seems to be sporadic at best, only being present on a few of the SD channels that have HD counterparts!

I also have a standard digital receiver but I don't see any real changes although I am sure it did receive some sort of update overnight.

My big question right now is did the digital conversion actually happen? It would seem the only way I can tell is if I unplug a box and then plug the TV directly into the wall and I don't want to do that. Anyone know?
post #46 of 220
Any new news about when Plantation will be getting the new HD channels.
post #47 of 220
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Originally Posted by Mike4HDTV View Post

Any new news about when Plantation will be getting the new HD channels.

Good question! I am guessing early June and that based solely on the fact that they have announced a couple of HD channel repositions in that time frame. I am hoping that means the new channels will arrive at that time!

I have tried asking, both phone reps and a tech with the expected results! It's being worked on! Boy they can aggravate you at times; even though you know what to expect!
post #48 of 220
Hi guys,

I am considering the switch to CC over my D* that I have had for 12 years?
How is the quality of your CC hd video, is it comparable to D*?
Any regrets, have they increased your price with this new roll out?
post #49 of 220
I have never had D* (or E*) so I cannot do any kind of comparison. Personally, I am quite happy with the PQ from Comcast but bear in mind that my one and only HD is an eight year old RPTV! (This will change before too long with the addition of a second HDTV - the RPTV is still working flawlessly so there is no way I can justify replacing it). The PQ may be quite different on a new LCD!

I am most interested, however, in why you are considering the change-over? It would seem that most switch in the other direction!

Good luck in whatever you end up doing!
post #50 of 220
Hi Bryan,

I am tired of overpaying for isp and phone service from ATT.
Direct tv $150.00 (1dvr & 4 receivers with HD+ and HBO)
ISP with phone $90.00 (lan & DSL 6MB).
post #51 of 220
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Originally Posted by Angel L. View Post

Hi guys,

I am considering the switch to CC over my D* that I have had for 12 years?
How is the quality of your CC hd video, is it comparable to D*?
Any regrets, have they increased your price with this new roll out?

CC meaning Comcast? The PQ was slightly better at a stand still. But wayyy too much macroblocking on fast motion scenes. I've yet to see that with D* in the 18mos I've had it. I'd honestly stick with D until that Project Cavalry comes out and see how it is.
post #52 of 220
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Originally Posted by Doom878 View Post

CC meaning Comcast? The PQ was slightly better at a stand still. But wayyy too much macroblocking on fast motion scenes. I've yet to see that with D* in the 18mos I've had it. I'd honestly stick with D until that Project Cavalry comes out and see how it is.

Not to start an argument but I get next to no macro blocking with Comcast! Now, when I installed the two DTAs awhile ago I did indeed start to get macro blocking on all TVs; not the just the HDTV!

Turns out that when you add the DTAs you require a stronger signal level (Two DTAs, one digital and one HD DVR). It took two service calls to correct things. The first call he just played around with splitters (especially the one on entry to the house). This seemed to correct things for several days but then it started again! Next service call, (same tech BTW) he didn't mess around but installed an amplifier!

Everything has been fine ever since! So, if you are getting macro blocking with Comcast it could very well be a signal strength issue!
post #53 of 220
Nah don't worry I won't argue . I switched because of the lack of HD programming at the time.
post #54 of 220
Thread Starter 
Comcast spins that wheel... again, in Margate. A bunch of channels moved around. A few new local HD in the clear, plus WGN HD. A few new Spanish stations. Jewish Life TV. Several new sports channels including Tennis and three FOX College Sports.

Code:
1       34.1    Ch1 On Demand Preview
1       38.1    Ch1 On Demand Preview
2       100.2   WPBT-2 (PBS Miami)
3       100.3   WBFS-33 (My Network TV Miami)
4       94.4    WFOR-4 (CBS Miami)
5       30.1    QVC
6       100.1   WTVJ-6 (NBC Miami)
7       94.7    WSVN-7 (FOX Miami)
8       94.8    WGEN Gen-TV
9       100.23  WLTV-23 (Univision Miami) Esp
10      94.10   WPLG-10 (ABC Miami)
11      100.11  WSFL-39 (CW Network Miami)
12      26.1    Comcast Community Channel
13      100.13  WSCV-51 (Telemundo Miami) Esp
14      30.2    C-Span
15      94.15   WJAN-41 (American TeVe)
16      100.16  WPXM-35 (ION Miami)
17      100.17  WLRN-17 (PBS Miami)
19      94.19   WBEC-63 (BECON)
20      100.20  WXEL-42 (PBS West Palm Beach)
21      94.21   WHFT-45 (TBN Miami) Esp
22      94.22   WSBS-22 Mega TV Esp (WDLP?)
23      90.2    WAMI-69 HD (Telefutura Hollywood) Esp
23      94.23   WAMI-69 (Telefutura Hollywood) Esp
25      29.1    WGN
26      30.3    HSN (Home Shopping Network)
27      88.2    The Weather Channel
28      30.4    CNN
29      30.5    HLN (Headline News)
30      28.1    MSNBC
31      28.2    CNBC
32      28.3    Fox News
33      88.3    truTV
34      88.4    ESPN
35      88.5    ESPN2
36      30.6    Golf Channel
37      113.1   Versus
38      88.6    SunSports
39      88.7    FSN Florida
40      28.4    Speed
42      88.9    TNT
43      88.10   TBS
44      28.5    FX
45      31.1    USA
47      31.2    AMC
48      88.11   TVLand
50      31.3    Nickelodeon
51      31.4    Disney Channel
52      31.5    Cartoon Network
52      102.2   Cartoon Network
53      28.6    ABC Family
54      30.7    Animal Planet
55      31.6    Discovery Channel
56      31.7    The Learning Channel (TLC)
57      30.8    Travel Channel
58      89.1    E!
60      29.2    Food Network
61      29.3    HGTV
62      29.4    Lifetime
63      89.3    Spike
64      29.5    A&E
65      29.6    History Channel
66      28.7    Bravo
67      31.8    Comedy Central
68      31.9    SciFi Channel
69      31.10   MTV
70      30.9    Great American Country
71      31.11   VH-1
72      31.12   BET
78      87.1    Government Access
92      134.1   Local Info
93      134.2   Color Bars
104     30.11   C-Span2
105     112.2   C-Span3
115     112.6   bio.
116     112.7   History International
118     89.2    Style
119     29.7    Lifetime Movie Network (LMN)
128     89.5    PBS Kids Sprout
137     89.6    Hallmark
145     89.4    CMT (Pure Country)
162     89.7    G4
177     88.1    TV Guide Network
186     116.2   ShopNBC
201     50.2    WPBT-2.3 (V-me PBS Miami)
202     50.3    WPBT-2.2 (Create PBS Miami)
209     51.1    LATV-10.2 (WPLG Latin Television)
216     51.2    WTVJW-6.2 (NBC Weather Plus University)
217     51.3    US-6.3 (WTVJ Universal Sports)
220     87.3    WSVN Estrella 7.2
224     52.3    Azteca América (WSFLDT2-39.2)
239     102.1   Jewish Life Television
243     29.9    EWTN
243     83.2    EWTN
251     111.14  Bloomberg TV
256     89.11   Hallmark Movie Channel
277     88.8    CSS (Cable Sports South)
431     51.4    WPLG-10 HD (ABC Miami) 
432     51.5    WTVJ-6 HD (NBC Miami)
433     50.4    WFOR-4 HD (CBS Miami)
434     87.2    WSVN-7 HD (FOX Miami)
435     52.1    WSFL-39 HD (CW Network Miami)
436     52.2    WBFS-33 HD (My Network TV Miami)
439     84.3    WGN HD
440     50.5    WPBT-2 HD (PBS Miami)
441     8.1     WSCV-51 HD (Telemundo Miami) Esp
442     8.2     WLTV-23 HD (Univision Miami) Esp
509     115.1   iN DEMAND PPV HD
578     116.1   GEMSTV? Lease?
590     118.12  Miami Latin TV (Spanish)
601     88.12   Galavision (Spanish)
636     77.14   Mun2
682     118.13  GNT Globo (Spanish)
723     114.11  FOX College Sports Atlantic
724     114.12  FOX College Sports Central
725     114.13  FOX College Sports Pacific
737     114.14  Tennis Channel
801-846 116.4-116.49    Music Choice
Do these help anyone besides me?
post #55 of 220
I am moving into a high rise apartment in downtown Fort Lauderdale. No DirecTV, just Comcast cable. If anyone can offer any advice, I'd certainly appreciate it...

Does the new TiVo Premeire box "play well" with Comast cable?

I will have a southern exposure on the 7th floor. Any recommendations on an HD antenna to pick up the Miami OTA stations?
post #56 of 220
I saw a message on the HD DVR from Comcast saying Disney HD and ABC Family HD will be moving to Ch. 383 and 384 on June 15th. Maybe this is the start of getting all of those additional HD channels.
post #57 of 220
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Originally Posted by Mike4HDTV View Post

I saw a message on the HD DVR from Comcast saying Disney HD and ABC Family HD will be moving to Ch. 383 and 384 on June 15th. Maybe this is the start of getting all of those additional HD channels.

That's exactly what I am hoping!
post #58 of 220
Yesterday I received a new channel lineup to be effective June 15 or later! (Emphasis mine). It included a letter from the Broward County Area Vice President (Ken Crooks) in which he introduced the World of More and provided that date.

There will be 60 new HD channels which, added to the 48 already available, will provide 108 HD channels. The number of HD On Demand choices will also be expanded.

It is the or after that bothers me! Now, a couple of weeks ago we got a message about the repositioning of ABC Family HD and Disney HD effective June 15th. I am hoping that means we will get all the other new stuff as well.

Of course, it could also mean we only get a few of the new channels then or maybe even none of them on that date. Just have to wait and see!

When it does happen, Ill have to update my signature!
post #59 of 220
Attached is a scan of the Comcast new HD lineup coming to Plantation (hopefully June 15th).



post #60 of 220
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Originally Posted by Mike4HDTV View Post

Attached is a scan of the Comcast new HD lineup coming to Plantation (hopefully June 15th). ...

Thank you for posting that!
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