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post #151 of 4173
I've seen that OTA also. Not so much the audio drop, but definitely the picture breakup. I think it's normal for KCRA.

Hammer
post #152 of 4173
Quote:


Originally posted by jacmyoung
Comcast is now advertising VOD on TV, anyone know when VOD will be turned on? How about when DVRs will be available?

Are you sure you wern't just dreaming?
post #153 of 4173
Does anyone else have problems with INHD and INHD2? I'm getting all kinds of digital break up.. pausing... audio drop outs...pixelization... only on these two channels, all other HD channels are fine.
post #154 of 4173
Does Comcast offer CableCard in our area? any idea on prices?
post #155 of 4173
I saw the VOD commercial as well.... Pretty lame commercial if you ask me but it gets the messege through. Choptop, if i was you i would call comcast and have them look at it. They will probably just switch your box. They did that 3 times for me and it did do the trick. These motorola boxes are not very reliable.
post #156 of 4173
Stockton Comcast has had VOD for some time and I just assumed Sacramento was the same. Are you specifically referring to VOD for the locals, or is my assumption wrong?
post #157 of 4173
Quote:


Originally posted by Choptop
Does anyone else have problems with INHD and INHD2? I'm getting all kinds of digital break up.. pausing... audio drop outs...pixelization... only on these two channels, all other HD channels are fine.

Yes, I get the same symptoms here in South Sacramento.
post #158 of 4173
As if right now sacramento does not have VOD at all.
post #159 of 4173
Thread Starter 
Yeah, I saw a VOD commercial as well. Seem cool, VOD that is. But I'm sure there is a price for that, but it is very neat.

Does anybody know if they are still getting INHD and INHD2 with just expanded cable of $43? I'm going to switch soon, and was just wondering. Thanks. I really want a 2nd 6200, but to pay $5 for the box plus another $5 for a additional receiver fee is just crazy. I wish Comcast would consider the fact that us HD users are not dumb enough to pay a fee like that just to receive a 2nd receiver. Anyways, I hope when HD-DVR rollout, they won't charge for regular HD box anymore =) Maybe =) Of course Comcast charges a DVR fee as well, for each and every receiver, which is stupid too.

I'm sticking with Comcast for right now, due to KINGS in HD. That and their cable internet service. If it wasn't for those two things, I would be back with DirecTV right now. I sure do miss all those digital channels =( But hey, I'm not ready to get DSL just yet =) When I do, I will give DirecTV a call. I hope the HD PQ on DirecTV won't be so bad if I do end up switching over to them. I know Comcast will soon compress their HD contents more too, soon in the future, lets just hope that will come later then sooner.
post #160 of 4173
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Originally posted by s.bradford
Hey Hazama... you're in Placerville! Are you just hooked to the cable or are you getting anything OTA?

weird as it seems, I can get all of the Sac area OTA HD content with my Channel Master 'sail' of an antenna... but unfortunately, I rarely use it, since everything is so much more convenient coming straight out of the 6200.
post #161 of 4173
Quote:


Originally posted by wunautica

Does anybody know if they are still getting INHD and INHD2 with just expanded cable of $43?

I got mine back - so for the 43 + 5 I get the 4 Nets, plus INHD1/2, DiscHD and ESPNHD. Don't know how long that will last....
post #162 of 4173
Hazama... I just PMed you!
post #163 of 4173
Quote:


Originally posted by wunautica
Yeah, I saw a VOD commercial as well. Seem cool, VOD that is. But I'm sure there is a price for that, but it is very neat.

Does anybody know if they are still getting INHD and INHD2 with just expanded cable of $43? I'm going to switch soon, and was just wondering. Thanks. I really want a 2nd 6200, but to pay $5 for the box plus another $5 for a additional receiver fee is just crazy. I wish Comcast would consider the fact that us HD users are not dumb enough to pay a fee like that just to receive a 2nd receiver. Anyways, I hope when HD-DVR rollout, they won't charge for regular HD box anymore =) Maybe =) Of course Comcast charges a DVR fee as well, for each and every receiver, which is stupid too.

I'm sticking with Comcast for right now, due to KINGS in HD. That and their cable internet service. If it wasn't for those two things, I would be back with DirecTV right now. I sure do miss all those digital channels =( But hey, I'm not ready to get DSL just yet =) When I do, I will give DirecTV a call. I hope the HD PQ on DirecTV won't be so bad if I do end up switching over to them. I know Comcast will soon compress their HD contents more too, soon in the future, lets just hope that will come later then sooner.

I am afraid the 2nd 6200 will cost you $10/mo. not $5/mo. The 1st $5 will be the 2nd HD box cost, another $5 for a 2nd digital box. In another word, if you don't have HD at all, you will pay nothing for the 1st digital box (if you have a digital package), $5 for the 2nd digital box. When the HD DVR is out, an extra $10 or more will be charged for DVR service, I just don't know if that will be for each DVR box or just $10 for the whole house. If the fee is for each box, our bills can add up fast. I will need at least three DVRs to replace my current Dishnetwork setup, which means at least $40 just to rent the boxes.
post #164 of 4173
Thread Starter 
Quote:


Originally posted by jacmyoung
I am afraid the 2nd 6200 will cost you $10/mo. not $5/mo. The 1st $5 will be the 2nd HD box cost, another $5 for a 2nd digital box. In another word, if you don't have HD at all, you will pay nothing for the 1st digital box (if you have a digital package), $5 for the 2nd digital box. When the HD DVR is out, an extra $10 or more will be charged for DVR service, I just don't know if that will be for each DVR box or just $10 for the whole house. If the fee is for each box, our bills can add up fast. I will need at least three DVRs to replace my current Dishnetwork setup, which means at least $40 just to rent the boxes.

No offensive but if you read my post again, I was stating that the cost will be a total of $10 for a 2nd HD box. As for the DVR fee, it will be $10 for each and every other DVR box. Its not like SAT, where its a 1 household fee. Just another sign that Comcast need more money Wellz I will call soon to downgrade my service, lets hope Comcast will put a good deal together for me.
post #165 of 4173
HD Special Events channel 925

Looks like it will have the NFL Network GotW's tonight at 6pm, 9pm, 12am. Discoveries: America at 1am. And Upon this Rock tomorrow at 7pm inbetween more NLF Network programming.

Troy
post #166 of 4173
So they do have bandwidth to spare. May be in between the NFL shows they can do HDPPV or something rather repeat the old stuff shown on InHD. TNTHD or BravoHD would be nice too.
post #167 of 4173
Thread Starter 
Good news that Comcast decided to add a special event channel now. I haven't been able to check it out yet, due to being very busy lately. I hope that they will use this channel as either for FSN HD games and the KINGS game in HD. I'm sure the basketball All-Star game will be on here as well, unless TNT-HD will be added soon =) Yeah, its all hope =) If Comcast gets TNT-HD, im staying with Comcast until this year basketball season end at least =) Yeah, Bravo HD+ would be nice too, but hey, one thing at a time =) I really want CBS HD though, because it would be just more convenient then my OTA right now, but looks like we are gonna have a better chance of getting Encore HD first =).
post #168 of 4173
I have a question regarding my comcast bill. Comcast is charging me $5 for HDTV and $5 for digital converter package. So i call them and ask them what is was and they say one was the box and one was the outlet i needed to get HDTV. I know i need the box to get HD but do i need to pay $5 just to get HD signal? Anyone else paying for this?
post #169 of 4173
Channel 925 is listed as "Should be available shortly" .... the Guide was updated though.
post #170 of 4173
Quote:
Originally posted by ccallana
Channel 925 is listed as "Should be available shortly" .... the Guide was updated though.

I got that just after 9pm, checked back a few minutes later and it was active.

Troy
post #171 of 4173
Quote:
Originally posted by PorscheT
I have a question regarding my comcast bill. Comcast is charging me $5 for HDTV and $5 for digital converter package. So i call them and ask them what is was and they say one was the box and one was the outlet i needed to get HDTV. I know i need the box to get HD but do i need to pay $5 just to get HD signal? Anyone else paying for this?

I've never understood completely what that is, but some CSR's add that to your account, some don't. Some will remove it and credit it for you, others won't. Play a good old fashioned game of "CSR Roulette", and you should eventually get it removed and the past amount for it credited back. This is assuming you don't have any other digital cable boxes...
post #172 of 4173
I called back and the CSR again said that i would need it to get the HDTV outlet for $5 to get HDTV channels. I am getting fustrated that a lot of people arent paying that fee and i'm still stuck with it. So if i upgrade my package to classic, doesnt that include the box and the HDTV outlet? So if i just upgrade to classic pkg i will get the box and HDTV plus all the other included in classic channels for $10? Since i am already paying $10 more for my HDTV.
post #173 of 4173
You will still pay an extra 5 dollars for the HDTV converter, but the digital package fee thing should go away.

I would ask to speak with a supervisor, as that fee is not required for standard OTA HD channels. Remember, however, that Comcast at some point will be requiring you to have a digital package of some type to get the other non-OTA, non-premium HD channels, so a digital package will still be a requirement.
post #174 of 4173
My HDSE 925 channel is now listed as "Pay Per View" ....

Wonder if its one of those Digital only channels
post #175 of 4173
Thread Starter 
Quote:


Originally posted by PorscheT
I have a question regarding my comcast bill. Comcast is charging me $5 for HDTV and $5 for digital converter package. So i call them and ask them what is was and they say one was the box and one was the outlet i needed to get HDTV. I know i need the box to get HD but do i need to pay $5 just to get HD signal? Anyone else paying for this?

K, it all depends if you have 1 or 2 receivers. If you only have 1, there should be a single $5 fee for getting HD, this fee covers the converter box. If you have 2 box, assuming one is a regular and one is an HD. Comcast is going to charge you a extra receiver fee, this is $5. So the cost of getting 1 regular box and 1 HD box will be a total of $10. While one HD box would cost you $5. I would call them again to advise that you one have 1 HD box if this is the case, they should remove that Digital Fee. I had to do this, since I noticed it on my bill. I called, and said what the heck was this? They said that I shouldn't of been charged for that fee or didn't know why it appeared on my bill, so they end up crediting me for 1 1/2 total months, the time it took me to notice this. Comcast sure can be sneaky.
post #176 of 4173
Thanks for the input everyone!!! I will definately be calling them since i do only have 1 box. And nightowl... i asked the CSR if i canceled the HDTV subscription if i would still be getting ABC and FOX and they said i wont. And that i would get the channel but i would only have audio and no video. I was like WTH? I thought local HD should be free.
post #177 of 4173
OK. so i called back and i got the exact same response. So i ask to talk to a superviser and he says pretty much the exact same thing as the guy before but just in many more words. He said that everyone without a digital package should be paying $10 for HDTV even for local. $5 for the box and $5 for the HD service. As much as i kept arguing that they cant charge for local HD he kept saying its the service. So i give up and hang up. I call back 10 minutes later and finally get someone who knows what they are doing. FYI he wasnt even a superviser. So he tells me that the digital converter package is an additional box that i supposedly have. Which i dont. He was very helpful in resolving this and giving me a reimbursing me for the last 6 months. Now i can be satisfied with comcast. You were right wunautica. Thanks to all again
post #178 of 4173
Info on the Central Valley Comcast SportsNet for this mornings Bee:

"The programming will be part of Comcast's expanded basic cable package, though some Kings home games will be offered in high-definition as well.

Comcast HD subscribers will be able to see several home games in high-definition in the early part of the season - and all of them after Dec. 19.

Those broadcasts, with their brilliant picture clarity and superior sound, will air on Comcast's Channel 920, an all-purpose HD position.

Comcast SportsNet West's permanent in-house home - Channel 34 - is currently occupied by the Comcast-owned Outdoor Life Network, best known for its live coverage of the Tour de France.

OLN will move to Channel 65 on Nov. 2."

http://www.sacbee.com/content/sports...11852949c.html

A nice Christmas present
post #179 of 4173
The presently under construction Mira Mobile truck that they are going to use to do the games in HD will not be done in time for the start of the season. They willl do games in HD before it is done using other HD trucks when they are available. Other existing HD trucks are generally already booked for other events especially on weekends so early season HD games will probably be midweek games.
post #180 of 4173
So the new Comcast Sportsnet channel will be 920 not the new 925 special events channel? What are they going to do when the games are not on, Just two empty channels?
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