Originally Posted by joshMV4
By "basic cable", do you mean the $15 / month package?
Yeah, I think what happened was when I moved into the apartment I live in, Comcast must have never come out to disconnect the service. When I moved in, I had called called Comcast to order service before I even had the chance to plug anything in. A couple of days later, when I finally got around to it, I noticed I had reception and was getting a lot more than the limited basic package said I should be getting. I did call to verify that I had only signed up for the limited basic, the lady said that was correct, and that a tech would probably take care of the problem the next time there was a service call in the area. That was about 6 months ago...
I didn't get my HDTV until about 3 months ago. I was always intending to get my HD feeds from OTA, like I do. It wasn't until about a month ago that I even bothered with scanning the cable input on the TV: It came up with something like 62 analog channels and 68 digital channels. Like I said before, a majority of those seemed to be audio only channels (a lot of mexican polka music), some 480i channels up between 120-132?, and for whatever reason, occasionally the Speed Channel (analog) comes in all scrunched up, but if I hit the WIDE button on the remote, it takes up the whole screen and looks pretty damn good, especially for being analog.
If there ever was the time I actually decided to order HDTV service through comcast, it wouldn't be while I'm still living in this apartment. I'm pretty sure they ran RG-59 cable through the walls (poor shielding), not to mention the fact that for as little TV as I watch, $50 a month is a tough pill to swallow.
I bought my HDTV (Sony kdf-e55a20) primarily to watch movies, the knowledge that I could jerry rig a small antenna to the roof of the building without it sticking out too much to get the locals, and the fact that a friend of a friend was able to get it for me for about 66% of what it would have cost at Best Buy, Circuit City, or ABC Warehouse with a warranty program better than most of the chain stores.