Originally posted by ridgefamus
Letter received with my Comcast bill says, "In September, we will launch high-definition television (HDTV) with local broadcast channels - something our satellite competitors do not offer...."
Had the same notice in my bill and I called them. Here is the info I was given. Exact date not set, but tentatively around 10/10, He said to call back around 10/8 they should have all the info. HD channels on board at this time for the initial launch: ABC, NBC, PBS, ESPN, HBO, Showtime, and a PPV Movie channel. Still negotiating with CBS and others. Monthly cost is the regular Digital Cable subscription rate plus $5.00 for the HD Box. Installation cost is unknown at this time.
I currently have E*, but not HD. I've been chasing my tail, trying to decide what to do about HD. I was thinking of getting an OTA STB, because I didn't want to spend the $650 for the 6000 E* receiver with OTA, but now the 6000 has been reduced to $350, however the new E* 811 will be out in another month or so for $400. Then to complicate things Comcast is now going to offer HD.
Looks like with E* I could get more channels initially, and I can get the locals OTA with an antenna, but I can get Comcast without putting out $300-400 for a HD receiver. Decisions, Decisions.