Originally posted by jliem
I'm currently receiving analog-only cable (my bill says "limited" cable plus "expanded" cable and it costs $40/month). I've just purchased an EDTV and would like to upgrade my cable service. I initially thought I'd have to upgrade to digital cable, but on Comcast's website, they offer a service called "High Definition Television for Analog Customers" for $6.75/month. What exactly does this get me? What will I be missing out on by not having digital cable? What is the model of the cable box that I will be getting?
It should get you the locals in HD (except for KIRO, which doesn't have an agreement with Comcast yet). I believe it also gives you access to any premium channels which are offereing in HD that you've otherwise subscribed to. I believe this is actually just the cost of the HD box, so if you're already renting a box for that set it might not be that much more than what you're paying now.
I believe there's also one for a few bucks more ($5 maybe) that I'm going to have to look into, that will get yoy ESPN-HD and the two channels INHD channels, and possibly Discovery in HD.
BTW, if you want DVI, make sure you let them know. They apparently have some older boxes kicking around that don't do DVI. Same with Firewire.