Originally Posted by TitusTroy
all the new analog crush channels are now available!!...I live on 23rd street on the East Side of Manhattan (I think we are the first neighborhood to get analog crush in NY)...turned on my TV this morning and noticed all the new HD channels along with all my older channels in different spots...checked every channel and they all seem to be working excpet for CNBC HD which seems to be missing...also I'm not receiving any of the HD Premium tier channels (Smithsonian HD, HDNet, MGM HD etc)...do I have to now pay extra for those 5 HD channels?...I'm getting all the other channels just fine (although some channels such as USA HD, Sci-Fi HD etc are not available yet and are 'Coming Soon' according to the phamplet I received)
if I have to pay extra I might just forgo those channels as they are not channels I watch very often anyway...great job RCN!...their HD lineup now compares very favorably to the other major cable providers in my area
new NYC channel lineuphttp://www.rcn.com/pdf/ny_crush_lineups.pdf
Thanks for the lineup link and other info. Wonder how RCN's Hd PQ is holding up with all the new HDs? Guess "analog crush" means no more, or very few, analog channels. Had RCN in midtown Eastside several years back and found the HD PQ slightly better than TWC for digital channels; RCN's STB/service also measured slightly higher resolution-wise ( ~1335 lines vs ~1290 lines
) than TWC's STB/service using HDNet's test pattern.
Anyone else getting the newest HD channels? Spoke with a hotline rep (1-800-746-4726) and AIUI I'd need to pay the Basic Cable price ($35), $8.99 for a HD cable STB, $14.95 for Premium, $19.95 for Starz/Cinemax/Showtime Movie Premium HD, and $17.95 for HBO Movie Premium HD. Assume the new non-HD channels such as NASA and the Pentagon are included in such a package since the Premium encompasses the Signature channels. I get total of $61.84. (Add another $9 for an optional package of 7 HD channels, HD Premium, which includes the 2 HDNets.)-- John
EDIT: Looks to me, from the pdf lineup, that the four premium channels are now HD for virtually all of the premium 'flavors' within each premiium group! That's a remarkable boost in movie premium channels!EDIT2: Using the RCN.com dropdown shopping menu, looks like the total cost, less ~$6 taxes, would be $108, not the estimate just above. That includes RCN Basic, RCN Premiere (formerly DigitalVision), HBO, Premium Movie Pack, HD Premiums (HDNets, etc.), plus a HD DVR STB.