Originally Posted by KillRob
Does that sound right? Is there really another model of DTA or was the guy confusing that with a regular HD cable box? Are the HD locals gone for good?
If your DTA has an HDMI out, it's definitely the best DTA you'll get from Comcast.
But, if you want to see HD channels, you need to use the HDMI out NOT the coax out
. I have two HD DTAs: one hooked up via coax to an old SD TV and another hooked up to a PC via a TV tuner card's analog coax input and software set to ch 3. In both cases, I can't even see the HD versions of the channels in the list by pressing CH+. I skip from 99 (CBUT) to 101 (Weatherscan, which has been gone for months, BTW), to 112 (KCTS Create). No 104, 105, 107, 109 etc. The maddening thing is: I see in the list the dozens and dozens of SD encrypted channels that I don't get in the 100s, 200s, 400s, 600s and 700s.
So I can 100% confirm you don't get HD channels via the coax out.
Other discussions from the East coast (earlier adopters) indicate the best you'll get even via HDMI on the DTA is 720p, which is bothersome since many of the local HDs were 1080i.