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post #10741 of 10822
For blast, which is now 50M down, you MUST have a D3 modem to get the full speed. With your D2 modem, you max out at about 38.

Trying to use your own eMTA can be tricky or even impossible. You may want to check http://www.dslreports.com/forum/comcast and ask there.
post #10742 of 10822
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Originally Posted by Gov View Post

Hey guys is anyone using a DOCSIS 3.0 for "triple play" that they bought on their own instead of paying $7 rent per month? If so, I am considering purchasing one. Currently, I rent an Arris TM402g which is a 2.0. I have "blast" internet and feel like I may benefit from a 3.0 modem. Any thoughts?

Definitely upgrade to a DOCSIS 3.0 modem, you'll get a nice speed boost out of it. My old DOCSIS 2.0 modem peaked at around 36 Mbps; my DOCSIS 3.0 modem gets over 50+ Mbps.

Have you thought about just doing a modem swap for now? When the latest 2x speed increase came out I went to my local Comcast office and swapped my old modem for a newer DOCSIS 3.0 Arris TM822g model at no cost.
post #10743 of 10822
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Originally Posted by andyross63 View Post

Trying to use your own eMTA can be tricky or even impossible. You may want to check http://www.dslreports.com/forum/comcast and ask there.

You can purchase the Arris TM822g from Amazon (or a bunch of other places) and Comcast will provision it - I checked with Comcast several times to be sure. I'm tempted to do this myself, but the payback is three years out and I'm still waiting to see if fiber makes it out my way.
post #10744 of 10822
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Originally Posted by FSugino View Post

You can purchase the Arris TM822g from Amazon (or a bunch of other places) and Comcast will provision it - I checked with Comcast several times to be sure. I'm tempted to do this myself, but the payback is three years out and I'm still waiting to see if fiber makes it out my way.

What about a refurb? How about the TM722?
post #10745 of 10822
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Originally Posted by Gov View Post

What about a refurb? How about the TM722?

The TM722 should work just fine. Check out Comcast's list of supported modems and check the "DOCSIS 3.0 and above" box.
post #10746 of 10822
I wish there away we can own our cable box without paying $9.95 month like you can own your own
cable modem with out paying $7.00 month Tomorrow 10-22-2013 is the day comcast will start encrypting limited basic service. How do you check channel diagnostic on comcast high definition digital adapter
remote xr2 r1 remote the other remote all you had to do is press the info button
post #10747 of 10822
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Originally Posted by anthony ippolito View Post

I wish there away we can own our cable box without paying $9.95 month

http://www.zatznotfunny.com/2013-10/netflix-confirmed-samsung-smart-cable-box/
post #10748 of 10822
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Originally Posted by FSugino View Post

The TM722 should work just fine. Check out Comcast's list of supported modems and check the "DOCSIS 3.0 and above" box.

Thanks!
post #10749 of 10822
ClearQAM is gone today. Everything is now encrypted.
post #10750 of 10822
Yep. In in your area and as of this morning QAM basic over the air channels are scrambled. I assume there is no recourse other than using their digital adapter or an antennae.
post #10751 of 10822
Went to Comcast today to trade out my outdated modem and got a Technicolor TC8305C which has built in WiFi. So far so good!! My download speeds when up significantly!
post #10752 of 10822
There are still 2 ClearQAM channels by me. The OnDemand preview, and an 'EAS DETAILS CHANNEL' (86-911 here). Just gray with the text and some music. I noticed in the DTA's channel map there is a hidden channel 1999 that points to it.
post #10753 of 10822
As of last night I had thirteen QAM channels remaining: some scoreboard channels, the one with the looping announcement to get a DTA, Weatherscan, one with a basketball game I couldn't identify, the VOD preview, and something with an ad for a local psychic.  Two more were silent and blank.
post #10754 of 10822
I received an offer in the mail from Comcast last night, and was curious if anyone else is either on something similar, or has it currently. The offer is a "Premium Entertainment Award" for two full years at no additional monthly cost with a two-year agreement. They are offering 2 free Premium Channels ($480 value) and Streampix ($120 value). I have to claim this reward by 12/19/13.

The fine print on the back states there is an early termination fee; equipment, installation, taxes and franchise fees are extra. Call for restrictions and complete details.

On the face of this, it seems like a good deal, as long as the customer does not mind being locked in for two years. I don't think the additional taxes / franchise fees would add much to the monthly cost.

Any comments would be appreciated.

Thanks.

Mark
post #10755 of 10822
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Originally Posted by giomania View Post

I received an offer in the mail from Comcast last night, and was curious if anyone else is either on something similar, or has it currently. The offer is a "Premium Entertainment Award" for two full years at no additional monthly cost with a two-year agreement. They are offering 2 free Premium Channels ($480 value) and Streampix ($120 value). I have to claim this reward by 12/19/13.

The fine print on the back states there is an early termination fee; equipment, installation, taxes and franchise fees are extra. Call for restrictions and complete details.

On the face of this, it seems like a good deal, as long as the customer does not mind being locked in for two years. I don't think the additional taxes / franchise fees would add much to the monthly cost.

Any comments would be appreciated.

Thanks.

Mark

Hey Mark,

What kind of services do you currently have?
Triple Play? Premium channels? etc.

I have cable & internet, but NO phone. I'm at $170+ with no premium channels.

Wouldn't mind the two premiums, but not sure I want to lock in for 2 years.
Seems like a bribe to keep customers from seeking better providers.
I'd prefer to see Comcast add more HD channels and improve service.
post #10756 of 10822
Are you sure it's really from Comcast? There are some 3rd parties that create some shady deals, and you could run into issues if they don't match up with a real Comcast plan. Real Comcast plans typically don't have ETF's.
post #10757 of 10822
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Originally Posted by andyross63 View Post

Real Comcast plans typically don't have ETF's.

They DO if they come with a gift card... wink.gif
post #10758 of 10822
Both of the channels of ThisTV plus the channel for Bounce are now carrying Bounce programming.  Right now Comcast is not providing ThisTV nor FNX (which are available OTA at 9.3 and 20.2 respectively, with Bounce at both 23.2 and 26.5).
 
Edited by dattier - 11/1/13 at 8:51am
post #10759 of 10822
ThisTV (from 9.3) will be channel 354 on December 4. FNX will be channel 373 on December 12.
post #10760 of 10822
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Originally Posted by mikey man View Post

Hey Mark,

What kind of services do you currently have?
Triple Play? Premium channels? etc.

I have cable & internet, but NO phone. I'm at $170+ with no premium channels.

Wouldn't mind the two premiums, but not sure I want to lock in for 2 years.
Seems like a bribe to keep customers from seeking better providers.
I'd prefer to see Comcast add more HD channels and improve service.

I have Cable (Digital Starter) and Internet (Performance), with one cable card, and am at 119.90. I own my own modem and whole-home DVR (Moxi), so I have no equipment fees.

Mark
post #10761 of 10822
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Originally Posted by andyross63 View Post

Are you sure it's really from Comcast? There are some 3rd parties that create some shady deals, and you could run into issues if they don't match up with a real Comcast plan. Real Comcast plans typically don't have ETF's.

Good point; I didn't think of that. I will examine it more closely and report back.

Thanks.

Mark
post #10762 of 10822
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Originally Posted by andyross63 View Post

ThisTV (from 9.3) will be channel 354 on December 4. FNX will be channel 373 on December 12.
Thank you, Andy.

It's one thing not to be right on top of it when a new channel is introduced to the market, as is the case of the delay with FNX or the delay earlier this year with Movies!.  But an interruption in the delivery of a channel that people are already getting can't be going over well at all.  Also, I wonder how long they'll broadcast Bounce on three channels.
post #10763 of 10822
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Originally Posted by andyross63 View Post

Are you sure it's really from Comcast? There are some 3rd parties that create some shady deals, and you could run into issues if they don't match up with a real Comcast plan. Real Comcast plans typically don't have ETF's.

This appears to be valid. I called the number, and it was the typical recorded female voice "Thank you for calling Comcast...we will connect you." I hung up, but then I searched and found they are giving out 24 months free HBO and Streampix to New subscribers with 2-year contract, here: http://www.xfinityspecial.com/double-plays.html?PID=Google:xfinity:Xfinity_Seed_Terms:Seed_Xfinity&lead=eng

So, I think this offer is legitimate.

I don't really see that I will be going away from Comcast, but you never know. I guess I should ask what the early termination fee would be.

Mark
post #10764 of 10822
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Originally Posted by dattier View Post

It's one thing not to be right on top of it when a new channel is introduced to the market, as is the case of the delay with FNX or the delay earlier this year with Movies!.  But an interruption in the delivery of a channel that people are already getting can't be going over well at all.  Also, I wonder how long they'll broadcast Bounce on three channels.
From a list of upcoming contract renewals on the Comcast site, WGN is one that was listed for December.
http://xfinity.comcast.net/learn/programming/
It's probably a combination of agreements with contract updates when you add a channel, plus some technical stuff involving the retransmission.
post #10765 of 10822
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Originally Posted by andyross63 View Post

It's probably a combination of agreements with contract updates when you add a channel, plus some technical stuff involving the retransmission.
I'm sure it's wholly contractual or political; there really shouldn't be any technical snags.  The renewal date of Comcast's deal with WGN might not be a factor either, as their addition of Antenna TV probably took place mid-contract.
post #10766 of 10822
But we don't know when the contract was made, if provisions were made for Antenna TV to automatically be added when it went on-air.
post #10767 of 10822
Comcast Romeoville latest notice on 11/3 bill:

Effective 12/16/2013, Howard Stern On Demand will no longer
be provided by Comcast. If you currently subscribe to Howard
Stern On Demand, your subscription will be automatically
discontinued at that time, and your account will be credited
for the unused portion of your subscription. We apologize for
any inconvenience.

Effective 10/18/13 Comcast will offer the following new
service bundle in your area: Internet Plus includes Limited
Basic, HBO, Streampix, digital converter and remote for the
primary outlet, Performance Internet for $69.95/mo. Prices
subject to change. Applicable taxes and fees additional.
Available to residential customers only.

Effective 11/12/2013, Bloomberg Television will move from
channel 128 to channel 102 and Cable Marketplace 2 will move
from channel 102 to channel 111.

Effective 11/26/2013, WE (ch. 502) will move from Digital
Preferred to Expanded Basic and WE HD (ch. 281) will move
from Digital Preferred to Digital Starter. With this change, WE
and WE HD will no longer be included with MultiLatino Ultra
service. (For Comcast Business TV customers, WE will move to
Standard/Digital Standard and WE HD will move to
Preferred/Digital Deluxe.)

Effective 12/4/2013, THIStv (via WGN-DT) will be available on
channel 354 with Limited Basic service.

Effective 12/12/2013, WYCC-FNX (First Nations Experience) will be available on
channel 373 with Limited Basic service.

On 12/19/2013, El Rey will be added on Digital Preferred
channel 139. El Rey is a new English language general
entertainment network geared to Latino audiences.

Effective 12/19/2013, SOAPnet will no longer be available on
channel 109.

Effective 1/6/2014, G4 and G4 HD will no longer be available on
channels 136 and 288, respectively.
post #10768 of 10822
Nice to see more official information about the shutdown of SOAPnet and G4.
post #10769 of 10822
As mentioned earlier, Bloomberg TV has moved to 102, and the ad channel that was on 102 moved to 111.

The Filipino Channel (TFC) has been opened up to all on channel 670 due to the typhoon coverage (similar to TVJapan after the earthquake/tsunami). By me, it works on the cable box, but the DTA's channel map has not been updated.
post #10770 of 10822
Thanks for posting notice know if we can get ones posted for Olathe/MO and Orlando that would be good to.
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