Originally posted by JimP
I just found out today that Voom satellite sold its Rainbow 1 satellite to Echostar. Don't know what's going to happen with my satellite service with them, but did want to check into other alternatives.
I still have Brighthouse cable TV (digital, but not HD), but my understanding is that they do not offer a DVR type of recorder for their very limited HD service. Does anyone know if the firewire port on their HD receiver is active and if there are any compatability problems with the available hard drive recorders?
Also, with cable services that have HD channels, are the SD channel analog or digital?
At least with Knology and Charter, the sub 100 channels are all analog. I'm assuming Brighthouse is the same. I need to call them. I'm moving to Wetumpka soon and they are the cable that is available. Their website didn't mention HD PVRs like the one I have with Knology. I was planning on going back to Dish Network and using an antenna for the local HD stations. If Knology would get NBC HD going, I could take down the antenna at my current house.
The only deciding factor that leans me back toward satellite is the analog channels you're asking about. They really look bad on Knology when compared to Dish Network's broadcast of the same channel (and I can get a real UPN station).