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post #3391 of 3781
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Originally Posted by nashman2 View Post

I see where we are getting Ovation at the end of the month, but not in HD.
Why aren't we seeing any new HDs? It's been a while.

It looks like Comcast will be removing several Premium Movie Channel HD feeds and swapping them with other HDs. This is taking place in a few weeks. Ill add details once it is official.
post #3392 of 3781
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Originally Posted by ice1138 View Post

It looks like Comcast will be removing several Premium Movie Channel HD feeds and swapping them with other HDs. This is taking place in a few weeks. Ill add details once it is official.

Reducing the number of premium HD stations to more 'free' HD stations? That doesn't make $en$e.
post #3393 of 3781
What? I love all my premium HD feeds. I'm so spoiled.
post #3394 of 3781
What kinda surprises me is that Comcast goes to the expense of rebuilding our system but doesn't build in enough capacity in to go beyond the 115 +/- HD channels we currently have. Very shortsighted.
Although I have all the movie channels, and don't like losing a single one, I've come to see that we now tend to go to OnDemand and watch stuff from there. OnDemand selections have improved from my standpoint.
I only hope the any new HDs are ones that are popular versus Game Show Network or the Knitting Channel HD.
post #3395 of 3781
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Originally Posted by nashman2 View Post

What kinda surprises me is that Comcast goes to the expense of rebuilding our system but doesn't build in enough capacity in to go beyond the 115 +/- HD channels we currently have. Very shortsighted.
Although I have all the movie channels, and don't like losing a single one, I've come to see that we now tend to go to OnDemand and watch stuff from there. OnDemand selections have improved from my standpoint.
I only hope the any new HDs are ones that are popular versus Game Show Network or the Knitting Channel HD.

I only have the Starz package and it seems like everytime I tune there the same stuff is showing all the time, is it not the same way for the other packages mostly? Save for the few tv shows that are on the "premium" movie channels.
post #3396 of 3781
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Originally Posted by nashman2 View Post

What kinda surprises me is that Comcast goes to the expense of rebuilding our system but doesn't build in enough capacity in to go beyond the 115 +/- HD channels we currently have. Very shortsighted.
Although I have all the movie channels, and don't like losing a single one, I've come to see that we now tend to go to OnDemand and watch stuff from there. OnDemand selections have improved from my standpoint.
I only hope the any new HDs are ones that are popular versus Game Show Network or the Knitting Channel HD.

Its not a matter of building in capacity. There is a finite amount of usable spectrum space. Its about using the space as efficiently as possible. The available space is going towards expanding VOD and Internet capacity as well as new video services.

The official notification regarding which channels will be added/dropped will be sent out on the 28th. Also Look for a HD channel realignment in the next few months as well.
post #3397 of 3781
Anyone playing online games in the area experiencing random lag? Since about June 15th I've been getting hit with random lag while gaming. I finally just ran a ping -t on the gateway IP given in my modem config and it showed that I was timing out every couple minutes.

I feel confident that I've done proper troubleshooting on my end and I've posted on the Comcast forums so I'm hoping to see a response from there. Just wondering if others are seeing the same or if there is a known issue.
post #3398 of 3781
I don't know if anyone else is experiencing this, but over the past couple weeks I have noticed on ESPN2 the audio surround channels are very scratchy. Not getting the same audio signal as from the front. Its almost like a high pitched scratchy version of the signal from the front. Every other channel sounds fine.
post #3399 of 3781
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Originally Posted by brandonnash View Post

I don't know if anyone else is experiencing this, but over the past couple weeks I have noticed on ESPN2 the audio surround channels are very scratchy. Not getting the same audio signal as from the front. Its almost like a high pitched scratchy version of the signal from the front. Every other channel sounds fine.

Yup - I noticed it and it is very irritating. I noticed it mostly on certain commercials. I would get a tinny sound from my surrounds.
post #3400 of 3781
I wonder if its from espn2 specifically or comcast's feed of it. I hear it during races. Sounds like f1 cars are driving thru metal pipes.
post #3401 of 3781
Got my letter from Comcast announcing the new channels.
It also tells about the new locations for HDs - 1001-1999.
The letter says they will be in their old locations and new starting July 28th, with the old going away by Halloween.

C-SPAN HD 1125
BBC Ammerica HD 1225
Nat. Geo Wild HD 1262
Cooking Ch. HD 1281
DIY HD 1291
GSN HD 1325
Ovation HD 1345
Hub HD 1511
RetroPlex HD 1816
IndiPlex HD 1862

We lose 1 HBO, 6 Max, 2 Showtime, 1 TMC HD Channels. Not happy about losing HDs to gain some, but it could be worse. Wish we could have gotten OWN HD.

Gotta ask -if we have limited "usable spectrum space" how can Comcast support 2 of every HD channel for 3 months? I'm sure it works out somehow...

Also - why didn't Comcast provide a new channel line up for the 1001-1999 channels? Is there somewhere we can see what the new line up will be?
post #3402 of 3781
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Originally Posted by nashman2 View Post

Got my letter from Comcast announcing the new channels.
It also tells about the new locations for HDs - 1001-1999.
The letter says they will be in their old locations and new starting July 28th, with the old going away by Halloween.

C-SPAN HD 1125
BBC Ammerica HD 1225
Nat. Geo Wild HD 1262
Cooking Ch. HD 1281
DIY HD 1291
GSN HD 1325
Ovation HD 1345
Hub HD 1511
RetroPlex HD 1816
IndiPlex HD 1862

We lose 1 HBO, 6 Max, 2 Showtime, 1 TMC HD Channels. Not happy about losing HDs to gain some, but it could be worse. Wish we could have gotten OWN HD.

Gotta ask -if we have limited "usable spectrum space" how can Comcast support 2 of every HD channel for 3 months? I'm sure it works out somehow...

Also - why didn't Comcast provide a new channel line up for the 1001-1999 channels? Is there somewhere we can see what the new line up will be?

That really sucks. As someone, like myself, who has HBO, Starz, Max, & Showtime and pay through the a$$ for it to have them take away those premium HD stations I expect to see my bill go down. If not, I'll be calling to see about having it happen.
post #3403 of 3781
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Originally Posted by nashman2 View Post

Gotta ask -if we have limited "usable spectrum space" how can Comcast support 2 of every HD channel for 3 months? I'm sure it works out somehow...

It is not really two discreet feeds for each channel at the new and old channel locations. You can have infinite amount of virtual channels for the same feed and its still the same amount of bandwidth. Think of the channels on the digital boxes as shortcuts to the actual frequency and service. If I create another shortcut on your box to ABC HD on channel 1001, I haven't really used any more space.
post #3404 of 3781
The only new HD channel I'm happy we are getting is BBC America HD. Can't believe we're going from 8 MAX HD feeds to 2.
post #3405 of 3781
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Originally Posted by ice1138 View Post

It is not really two discreet feeds for each channel at the new and old channel locations. You can have infinite amount of virtual channels for the same feed and its still the same amount of bandwidth. Think of the channels on the digital boxes as shortcuts to the actual frequency and service. If I create another shortcut on your box to ABC HD on channel 1001, I haven't really used any more space.

I get what you're saying.

Is there a way to get a line-up of the upcoming new channel locations? Before July 28th?

Any timetable for the new iguide roll out in Nashville? Will we need new boxes?
post #3406 of 3781
I like the new variety. I'll enjoy BBC, Ovation, IndiePlex, and RetroPlex. Unfortunately, they'll probably carry copy protection flags so I can't take recordings with me when I travel.
post #3407 of 3781
Anybody watching The Killing and Men of a Certain Age? How's your picture quality over Comcast?

I noticed The Killing was extremely grainy and figured since it is Seattle and rainy so much that maybe the grainy picture was intentional to give a gloomy feel. But last night we watched the first episode of the season for Men of a Certain Age and found the video quality to be horrible, just extremely grainy.

We haven't had this issue with movies or broadcast channels so just wondering if any others are seeing this.
post #3408 of 3781
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Originally Posted by janryAVS View Post

But last night we watched the first episode of the season for Men of a Certain Age and found the video quality to be horrible, just extremely grainy.

Not sure about The Killing on AMC but Men of a Certain Age airs on TNT which is not compressed at all in the Nashville market. It may have been shot that way or over-compressed at the broadcaster.
post #3409 of 3781
I asked here why we didn't get a new channel line up as part of the letter we received announcing the 10 new HDs coming in 4 weeks.
I'm curious to see it, as it would be nice to become familiar with the new HD numbering system.
I remember getting one, in fact several, when the new HDs came last year.

I've emailed Comcast directly asking for this and in typical Comcast fashion was sent a link to the current, on line, Comcast channel line up. The email said any changes will be reflected as soon as they occur. Geez...
post #3410 of 3781
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Originally Posted by nashman2 View Post

I've emailed Comcast directly asking for this and in typical Comcast fashion was sent a link to the current, on line, Comcast channel line up. The email said any changes will be reflected as soon as they occur. Geez...

This is the new projected lineup that is subject to delay or change.

Current New Description
190 1001 HD On Demand
231 1002 WKRN HD ABC
232 1004 WSMV HD NBC
233 1005 WTVF HD CBS
234 1006 WZTV HD FOX
240 1008 WNPT HD PBS
236 1014 WUXP HD My Network
230 1017 WNPX HD ION
235 1018 WNAB-HD CW
252 1105 Fox News Channel HD
251 1106 CNN HD
272 1107 CNN HN HD
273 1108 MSNBC HD
276 1111 The Weather Channel HD
271 1115 CNBC HD
270 1117 Fox Biz Network HD
NA 1125 C-SPAN HD
220 1205 USA HD
204 1206 TNT HD
258 1207 FX HD
225 1208 SyFy HD
218 1209 Spike HD
219 1216 WGN America HD
221 1220 TBS HD
260 1221 Comedy Central HD
257 1222 G4 HD
NA 1225 BBC America HD
279 1232 Investigation Discovery HD
208 1240 Universal HD
205 1242 HD Theater
224 1250 Discovery Channel HD
253 1251 Science Channel HD
182 1260 Animal Planet HD
210 1261 National Geographic HD
NA 1262 Nat Geo Wild HD
222 1270 History HD
281 1271 History International HD
212 1280 Food Network HD
NA 1281 Cooking Channel HD
254 1285 Travel Channel HD
213 1290 HGTV HD
NA 1291 DIY HD
269 1292 Planet Green HD
217 1305 Lifetime HD
280 1307 Hallmark Channel HD
268 1308 WE HD
274 1311 QVC HD
282 1312 HSN HD
NA 1325 GSN HD
211 1330 A&E HD
223 1331 Bio HD
215 1332 Bravo HD
216 1340 E! HD
259 1341 Style HD
NA 1345 Ovation HD
214 1350 TLC HD
275 1351 TruTV HD
277 1360 TV One HD
198 1361 BET HD
193 1401 HD Music On Demand
197 1405 MTV HD
196 1406 VH1 HD
195 1407 CMT HD
261 1420 Fuse HD
209 1421 Palladia HD
278 1435 GMC HD
NA 1511 The Hub HD
186 1515 Disney Channel HD
185 1516 Disney XD HD
184 1521 Nickelodeon HD
187 1525 Cartoon Network HD
183 1530 ABC Family HD
790 1603 ESPN 3D
202 1605 ESPN HD
203 1606 ESPN2 HD
206 1607 Versus HD
286 1608 ESPNews HD
207 1611 Golf Channel HD
290 1612 Tennis Channel HD
200 1620 Speed HD
289 1630 Outdoor Channel HD
294 1671 CSS Events HD
295 1675 FSN Tennessee HD
284 1676 SportSouth HD
791 1703 XFINITY Events 3D
201 1705 NFL Network HD
296 1706 NFL RedZone HD
288 1711 NHL Network HD
287 1712 NBA TV HD
199 1714 MLB Network HD
285 1720 ESPNU HD
283 1721 CBS College Sports HD
293 1730 Big Ten Network HD
348 1750 iN DEMAND Game HD
349 1772 iN DEMAND Team HD
191 1801 HD Movies On Demand
256 1806 AMC HD
265 1815 TCM HD
NA 1816 RetroPlex HD
266 1820 Lifetime Movie Network HD
267 1821 Hallmark Movie Channel HD
263 1830 Encore HD
264 1846 MGM HD
262 1860 IFC HD
NA 1862 IndiePlex HD
347 1871 iN DEMAND Events HD
192 1901 HD Premium On Demand
301 1910 HBO HD
302 1912 HBO 2 HD
303 1915 HBO Signature HD
304 1917 HBO Family HD
306 1922 HBO Zone HD
307 1925 HBO Latino HD
310 1930 Cinemax HD
311 1932 MoreMax HD
320 1950 Showtime HD
321 1952 Showtime 2 HD
328 1970 TMC HD
340 1980 Starz HD
341 1982 Starz Edge HD
342 1986 Starz Kids & Family HD
343 1991 Starz Comedy HD
post #3411 of 3781
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Originally Posted by ice1138 View Post

This is the new projected lineup that is subject to delay or change.

What about the premium HD stations?
post #3412 of 3781
Thanks ice1138!

They seem better organized.
post #3413 of 3781
What about the HBO's, ESPN's, etc etc?
post #3414 of 3781
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Originally Posted by Wryker View Post

What about the HBO's, ESPN's, etc etc?

Looks like I missed a few. I edited the post to show the complete list.
post #3415 of 3781
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Originally Posted by ice1138 View Post

Looks like I missed a few. I edited the post to show the complete list.

Thanks!
post #3416 of 3781
Not really a comcast issue, but a local one...why didn't someone pick up the nashville fireworks? A few years ago CBS had the live feed and it was amazing. Much better picture and sound than any of the other cities with live feeds then. The helicopter was very nice. So we're now forced to watch either new york, boston, or d.c. if we want to watch fireworks.
post #3417 of 3781
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Originally Posted by brandonnash View Post

...why didn't someone pick up the nashville fireworks?

They did and succeeded in pretty much keeping it a secret. WKRN ran it on the WX subchannel over the air and on cable but they only announced it on their late Sunday and Monday morning newscasts which are watched by about ten people.

The telecast was, of course, in SD and without the music track. It looked like it was shot by a photog with a shoulder held camera and you were evidently expected to find the accompanying music on some radio station.

At least Channel 2 tried. Channels 4 and 5 with deeper pockets and better equipment gave it a pass.
post #3418 of 3781
Does anybody else have a problem with the Palladia HD channel via Comcast STB? I continuously get the black screen w/ 'Channel should be available shortly', but it comes in with no issue via my TiVo box.
post #3419 of 3781
Yes. I get the same screen. I've reported it, it gets fixed, then randomly goes out again.
post #3420 of 3781
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Originally Posted by Zakk Wyldcat View Post
Does anybody else have a problem with the Palladia HD channel via Comcast STB? I continuously get the black screen w/ 'Channel should be available shortly', but it comes in with no issue via my TiVo box.
This is almost always caused from ingress, RF interference from FM radio, somewhere in the home or outside lines. There are a few channels (Palladia HD, Showtime HD, SD MTV networks, nick jr, etc) that sit in the FM spectrum and will have these problems if everything connection/cable is not sealed properly.
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