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post #31 of 80
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Well, yes to both sorta. Comcast just launched three channels on one smaller system in NJ just today. Mostly waiting on the DPI (Ad Insertion) equipment to come in and get installed.

No real time frame other that this year. But don't be surprised if by May/June we see a lot happen.
post #32 of 80
Quote:
Comcast just launched three channels on one smaller system in NJ just today.
Would you expand on that please? I'm in South Jersey on the old Garden State system.
post #33 of 80
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally posted by maxman
Would you expand on that please? I'm in South Jersey on the old Garden State system.
Comcast NJ - Union/Verona

Certainly...

21-QVC, 52-HSN, and 35- C-SPAN all DS'd on Monmouth/Ocean/Toms River System.
post #34 of 80
Thread Starter 
Comcast of NJ (Union/Verona) currently Digital Simulcasted (QAM256):

9 WWOR
11 WPIX
12 QVC
13 WNET
15 WNJU
22 HSN
24 ShopNBC
30 CSPAN
post #35 of 80
Thread Starter 
Comcast of NJ (Union/Verona) currently Digital Simulcasted (QAM256):

2 WCBS
4 WNBC
5 WNYW
7 WABC
6 WXTV
9 WWOR
11 WPIX
12 QVC
13 WNET
15 WNJU
22 HSN
24 ShopNBC
25 WNYE
30 CSPAN

Updated: 14 of 77 Analog channels now Digitally Simulcasted.
post #36 of 80
Thread Starter 
Comcast of NJ (Union/Verona) currently Digital Simulcasted (QAM256):

2 WCBS
4 WNBC
5 WNYW
7 WABC
6 WXTV
9 WWOR
11 WPIX
12 QVC
13 WNET
15 WNJU
16 WFUT
20 WMBC
22 HSN
24 ShopNBC
25 WNYE
30 CSPAN
62 NWS12

Updated: 17 of 78 Analog channels now Digitally Simulcasted.
post #37 of 80
Thread Starter 
Comcast of NJ (Union/Verona) currently Digital Simulcasted (QAM256):

2 WCBS
4 WNBC
5 WNYW
7 WABC
6 WXTV
9 WWOR
11 WPIX
12 QVC
13 WNET
15 WNJU
16 WFUT
20 WMBC
22 HSN
24 ShopNBC
25 WNYE
30 CSPAN
31 WGN
62 NWS12

Updated: 18 of 78 Analog channels now Digitally Simulcasted.
post #38 of 80
Thread Starter 
Comcast of NJ (Union/Verona) currently Digital Simulcasted (QAM256):

2 WCBS
4 WNBC
5 WNYW
6 WXTV
7 WABC
9 WWOR
10 WLNY
11 WPIX
12 QVC
13 WNET
15 WNJU
16 WFUT
17 WPXN
20 WMBC
21 WLIW
22 HSN
23 WNJN
24 SNBC
25 WNYE
30 CSPAN
31 WGN
62 NWS12

Updated: 22 of 78 Analog channels now Digitally Simulcasted.
post #39 of 80
Hershey PA Comcast is currently only simulcasting HBO, HBO2, SHO, TMC, MAX, Starz that are in the low band tier of the system. All other ch, they were testing are back to plain analog, nothing has changed here in over 2 months!

Your lucky Mark!
post #40 of 80
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I am lucky on the DS front. Most of the channels look really good. Some are just OK. But an improvement over my crummy Analog.
post #41 of 80
I appreciate the updates, Mark.

I'm watching here in the Twin Cities and everything is still analog at this point.

No one else on any other Comcast systems is seeing any DS'ing (besides Mark and scanpa)???
post #42 of 80
Yes, here in South Jersey, about 15 channels or so.
post #43 of 80
Boston Digital simuicast

3 CN8
12 WB
14 UPN
15 PAX
16 WGBX
17 Univision
18 WNDS
20 shop at Home
21 Telefutura
23 Daystar
24 Disney
44 Cspan 1
45 Cspan 2

13 out of 70.
post #44 of 80
Quote:
Originally posted by scanpa
Hershey PA Comcast is currently only simulcasting HBO, HBO2, SHO, TMC, MAX, Starz that are in the low band tier of the system. All other ch, they were testing are back to plain analog, nothing has changed here in over 2 months!

Your lucky Mark!
Just a quick update, Except for HBO East on CH-14, all other Movie ch. have been removed from the Low Band Tier.

We now have only 1 ch in DS! Ch-14 HBO-E


with the removal of the other 5 ch completely, this should add some room for some DS roll out on other ch.
post #45 of 80
Thread Starter 
Comcast of NJ (Union/Verona) currently Digital Simulcasted (QAM256):

2 WCBS
4 WNBC
5 WNYW
6 WXTV
7 WABC
8 CN8
9 WWOR
10 WLNY
11 WPIX
12 QVC
13 WNET
15 WNJU
16 WFUT
17 WPXN
19 WRNN
20 WMBC
21 WLIW
22 HSN
23 WNJN
24 SNBC
25 WNYE
28 PIN
30 CSPAN
31 WGN
33 EWTN
62 NWS12

Updated: 26 of 78 (33%) Analog channels now Digitally Simulcasted.
post #46 of 80
Comcast of MN (St. Paul) currently Digital Simulcasted (QAM256):

3 KPXM
8 KMWB
10 WFTC
13 CMCST
14 ACC
15 PA
16 GA
18 EDUC
19 PA
20 EDUC
21 NASA
23 CSPAN
25 CSPAN2

I've only checked channels 2-25 so far.
post #47 of 80
Comcast of MN (St. Paul/Shoreview) currently Digital Simulcasted (QAM256):

3 KPXM
8 KMWB
10 WFTC
13 CMCST
14 ACC
15 PA
16 GA
18 EDUC
19 PA
20 EDUC
21 NASA
23 CSPAN
25 CSPAN2
27 WGN
41 TCM
53 DIS
95 HSN
98 EDUC
99 UNIV

19 of 72 (26%) analog channels digitally simulcasted.
post #48 of 80
Comcast of MN (St. Paul/Shoreview) Channels being Digital Simulcasted (QAM256):

Two more added yesterday:

24 INSP
28 QVC

21 of 72 analog channels digitally simulcasted.
post #49 of 80
Thread Starter 
Comcast of NJ (Union/Verona) currently Digital Simulcasted (QAM256):

2 WCBS
4 WNBC
5 WNYW
6 WXTV
7 WABC
8 CN8
9 WWOR
10 WLNY
11 WPIX
12 QVC
13 WNET
15 WNJU
16 WFUT
17 WPXN
18 TVGC
19 WRNN
20 WMBC
21 WLIW
22 HSN
23 WNJN
24 SNBC
25 WNYE
28 PIN
30 CSPAN
31 WGN
33 EWTN
73 CMT
77 TCM

Updated: 28 of 78 (36%) Analog channels now Digitally Simulcasted.
post #50 of 80
Quote:
Originally Posted by markjrenna
Comcast of NJ (Union/Verona) currently Digital Simulcasted (QAM256):

30 CSPAN
33 EWTN
73 CMT
77 TCM
Quote:
Originally Posted by blitzen102
Comcast of MN (St. Paul/Shoreview) currently Digital Simulcasted (QAM256):

13 CMCST
14 ACC
21 NASA
23 CSPAN
25 CSPAN2
41 TCM
53 DIS
Just wondering what they're doing with encryption for Digital Simulcasts of non-broadcast stations. Ie, for the 'extended basic' world ... TCM, DIS, MTV, etc ... will an in-the-clear QAM tuner pick these up?
post #51 of 80
Quote:
Originally Posted by scanpa
Just a quick update, Except for HBO East on CH-14, all other Movie ch. have been removed from the Low Band Tier.

We now have only 1 ch in DS! Ch-14 HBO-E


with the removal of the other 5 ch completely, this should add some room for some DS roll out on other ch.
Update Hershey Pa Comcast Feed DS Status

31 of 69 Analog Ch are now in DS (QAM256) as of June 14, 2005

02 WGAL - NBC 8
03 WLYH - UPN 15
04 WPMT - FOX 43
06 WPVI - ABC 6 (philadelphia)
07 WITF - PBS 33
08 CN8 - CN 8
09 WHP - CBS 21
10 WPHL - WB 17 (philadelphia)
12 WHTM - ABC 27
13 WGCB - IND 49
14 HBO 1E - HBO East
19 C-SPAN 1
21 SNBC
25 AMC
32 ESPN-C
39 DIS
55 CMT
56 EWTN
59 HLMRK
61 HSN
62 PAXTV
63 ANIMP
64 TCM
66 GOLF
68 TVLND
69 SPEED
72 C-SPAN 2
73 GSN
75 OLN
76 STYLE
78 INFO

:)
post #52 of 80
Motorola is showing a 6312 (all digital version of 6412) at Cable-Tec Expo. Should give Comcast more incentive to simulcast since they can order cheaper boxes ...

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=549974

Edited: Link (thanks markjrenna)
post #53 of 80
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by dt_dc
Motorola is showing a 6312 (all digital version of 6412) at Cable-Tec Expo. Should give Comcast more incentive to simulcast since they can order cheaper boxes ...

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/forumdisplay.php?f=42

That link doesn't seem to be correct.
post #54 of 80
Thread Starter 
Comcast of NJ (Union/Verona) currently Digital Simulcasted (QAM256):

2 WCBS
4 WNBC
5 WNYW
6 WXTV
7 WABC
8 CN8
9 WWOR
10 WLNY
11 WPIX
12 QVC
13 WNET
15 WNJU
16 WFUT
17 WPXN
18 TVGC
19 WRNN
20 WMBC
21 WLIW
22 HSN
23 WNJN
24 SNBC
25 WNYE
28 PIN
30 CSPAN
31 WGN
33 EWTN
73 CMT
77 TCM
101 WTHRSCN

Updated: 29 of 78 (37%) Analog channels now Digitally Simulcasted.
post #55 of 80
Not progressing too quickly, are they? There's a block of about 30 channels here that they haven't touched yet, along with a few others. (South Jersey).
post #56 of 80
Thread Starter 
All of the non DPI channels are now complete. July will be another hot month and we just may see them all go Digital. ;)
post #57 of 80
Comcast of Hershey PA is now simulcasting 67 of 68 Ch in the Analog Tier.

Analog Ch now Simulcast in Digital:

02 WGAL - NBC 8
03 WLYH - UPN 15
04 WPMT - FOX 43
05 TBS
06 WPVI - ABC 6 (philadelphia)
07 WITF - PBS 33
08 CN8 - CN 8
09 WHP - CBS 21
10 WPHL - WB 17 (philadelphia)
11 QVC
12 WHTM - ABC 27
13 WGCB - IND 49
14 HBO 1E - HBO East
19 C-SPAN 1
20 PCN
21 SNBC
23 BET
24 CNN2 HN
25 AMC
26 CNBC
27 MTV
28 HGTV
29 CNN
30 ESPN
31 ESPN2
32 ESPN-C
33 TNT
34 SPIKE
35 CSN-P
36 TWC
37 A&E
38 DISC
39 DIS
40 NICK
41 VH1
42 Life
43 HIST
44 FAM
45 TLC
46 MSNBC
49 MTV2
51 SCI-FI
52 COM
53 FX
54 FNC
55 CMT
56 EWTN
57 E!
58 USA
59 HLMRK
61 HSN
62 PAXTV
63 ANIMP
64 TCM
66 GOLF
67 TOON
68 TVLND
69 SPEED
70 COURT
71 DHLTH
72 C-SPAN 2
73 GSN
74 Bravo
75 OLN
76 STYLE
77 Food
78 INFO

The only Ch not in Simulcast Digital is CH-50 TV Guide Ch.

:)
post #58 of 80
You're way ahead of us - no recent progress here (South Jersey).
post #59 of 80
Thread Starter 
The other Comcast systems are following the progress of the Philly and Eastern PA local systems.

The hold up is mostly the DPI or Digitally inserting programs, otherwise know as Ads. Here on the Comcast of NJ system they are weeks, if not days away from full completion.
post #60 of 80
Of interest:
Quote:
http://www.cableworld.com/cgi/cw/sho...tthesystem.htm

August 29, 2005

Meet the System: Northern New Jersey
(...)
Digital Simulcasting: A Taste of Digital Cable

Digital simulcasting of all analog signals is a key part of Comcast's video strategy.
(...)
In Northern New Jersey, the move to digital simulcast will take place throughout September.

"We need more bandwidth," field operations VP Adams says. "We're looking to add HD channels, and the only way we can get the bandwidth to do that is to be doing this all-digital simulcast, eventually having a digital platform."
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