Originally Posted by cool_hand_2k
dvdmth, I wish it were the case that it was caused by an outage unfortunately ch 30 has a big old "We're enhancing our network" screen showing. We all call these the Red Screen of Death (RSoD). This is Comcasts way of saying that the analog channel you used to watch here is now gone. What I was hoping was that someone new where the digial channel was. Most of my analog channels have always had a twin (the digial, something like 85.x) but because the analog picture quality was just a bit better I hid the digitals after a scan. Now with Animal Planet (analog) gone I'm forced to find the twin (digital) but no luck so far. what a disappointment. Comcast kept a bunch of channels I have never watched and ended one of my favorites. Now I'll need boxes all over my house (some of which I'll have to pay extra rent on). I'm now debating if this is the time to switch to satillite, maybe DirecTV.
Sorry for the rant.
If anyone sees Animal Planet in Aurora please post.
Odd, here in south Jeffco AP is still on analog 30 (I just double-checked on an analog TV). Something must be different in Aurora.
The digital version of Animal Planet is encrypted (I double-checked this through the diagnostic menu on one of our cable boxes). You will not find it anywhere via clear QAM. You must get a digital box/adapter or a cable card (provided you have something that will take cable card) to get the digital channel.
If it's any consolation, all expanded basic channels are going digital-only within the next few months (for future HD channel expansion, something called Project Cavalry). You should be able to get one cable box plus two digital adapters for free. Additional adapters cost something like $2 a month. I don't know how many TV's you have, but before you decide to switch to satellite, be sure to compare how much it will cost you with them (you pay for each box with satellite as well). We have both Comcast and DirecTV here, and though each has its advantages, I like DirecTV overall better (though I'd definitely miss Comcast if we had to cancel).