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No HD charge here...I have 2 cable cards too!


Thank you for confirmation that there is no HD service charge with CableCARD rental.
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Thank you for confirmation that there is no HD service charge with CableCARD rental.
Depending on the provider and perhaps the area. wink.gif
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Depending on the provider and perhaps the area. wink.gif

I used to say "all cable is local" but stopped after confusing too many people. BTW, isn't all XFINITY HD? I can't get it, and the dozens of websites are very confusing. Most don't mention HD at all.

 

And yes, I pay extra for HD and pay for two cable cards.

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I used to say "all cable is local" but stopped after confusing too many people. BTW, isn't all XFINITY HD? I can't get it, and the dozens of websites are very confusing. Most don't mention HD at all.

And yes, I pay extra for HD and pay for two cable cards.
XFinity is Comcast. Xfinity is an advertising term used by Comcast. AFAIK, it doesn't mean "all HD".
And as stated... Comcast (XFinity) in a particular location (yours?) may have different offerings/pricing than the Comcast headend 10 miles away (or in some situations.. 10 blocks).
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Essentially a re-branding of Comcast’s current triple-play service for bundled Internet, telephone and TV services, but with some major upgrades to what the package will provide. As for the name, according to the official FAQ, it is defined as “XFINITY stands for infinite content choices (the “infinity”) and cross-platform features (that’s the “X”)”
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XFinity is Comcast. Xfinity is an advertising term used by Comcast. AFAIK, it doesn't mean "all HD".
And as stated... Comcast (XFinity) in a particular location (yours?) may have different offerings/pricing than the Comcast headend 10 miles away (or in some situations.. 10 blocks).


I have a small cable company (http://www.secv.com) that has about 6 offices from central PA to central NJ. Each office has their own set of services and prices. Comcast is nearby, but there is no overlap. I get fiber except for the last mile. They started last year to remove their drops & h/w if you dropped service. We are losing to dish since nobody reads the fine print.

 

I get HD basic cable, 5/1 internet and two cards for $106 a month. I feel it's fair and the quality is good. I still get 140 clear QAM channels with the dozen "locals" in HD.


Edited by JoeKustra - 4/17/14 at 9:24am
post #456 of 460
Thanks for the images from the Comcast bill.

I'll have to call Comcast and see if I can get that HD Technology fee removed.

IMX, some CSR's know what they're doing, and others don't. Over time, I've been told by different reps that I'm paying too little for my service and too much. I'd be more confident if I got consistent answers, and Comcast's fee schedule isn't a model of clarity so I suspect that confusion (obfuscation?) carries over to the reps.

It's a lot like dealing with the IRS.
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AFAIK the HD is free with a CableCard unless you also have an HD set top box.
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Originally Posted by blueiedgod View Post

Thank you for confirmation that there is no HD service charge with CableCARD rental.

There is no confirmation, as has been said many times here and elsewhere Comcast card billing is all over the map. Some get the HD fee even if all they have are cards, some don't. Some pay outlet fees for extra cards, some don't. Some get cards for free, etc.

There is no one single answer about how you're going to be billed for cards on Comcast, it entirely depends on your area and how lucky you get with a rep. And all of it is an FCC violation of the card rules (which mandate uniform card rental), but people have complained and just get apologies and excuses from Comcast.
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And Comcast is not the only "devil" in the game. All providers are guilty.
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And Comcast is not the only "devil" in the game. All providers are guilty.
Same for non-cable companies these days. frown.gif
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