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post #511 of 8544
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Originally Posted by LonghornXP View Post

We all will indeed see A&E HD, Food Network HD and HGTV HD. I've also been told that all six of the Discovery HD channels will be offered within 45 days of each channels launch. So the first four will be offered this summer I'm told. I've also been told that we can expect to see all the new Starz HD channels very close to their launch as well. I'm also told that they are working very hard for carriage of SciFI HD, USA Network HD and TBS HD. They aren't having problems or anything just a lack of time when you doing deals for what ten total HDTV channels. Those are the only specific HD channels I was told about but they will work to get the others but they won't overpay either. They are willing to pay a fair price which is what is being offered thus far from all the channels I listed above.

We will have TBS HD by October since the MLB playoffs will be carried on it. I'm sure it will be one of those things like when they rolled out ESPN2 at the last minute because of the World Cup. Unfortunately Fox still has some of the MLB playoff games and the entire World Series

Is there an FX or MTV HD yet? I know about MHD, but it would be really nice to see Laguna Beach in HD!
post #512 of 8544
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Originally Posted by Motortree View Post

You're clearly lacking intelligence in your responses and that is realized by the fact that Tivo makes their Series 3 unit.

You're clearly just being rude to avoid the reality of the situation. Get over yourself, son.
post #513 of 8544
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Originally Posted by macd23 View Post

Also, does anyone know the cheapest way to get every single available HD channel (including the 4 movie channels)? I could care less about non HD programming, so I am wondering, in all the confusing packages comcast offers, what the cheapest route to getting the max HD I can out of the system is....anyone??

The Platinum package is the least expensive way. Getting the individual channels costs a lot more than getting the packages.
post #514 of 8544
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Originally Posted by LonghornXP View Post

For those of us in Southern New Hampshire (I'm 90% sure Boston is included) these are the things we can expect to see. We all will indeed see A&E HD, Food Network HD and HGTV HD. I've also been told that all six of the Discovery HD channels will be offered within 45 days of each channels launch. So the first four will be offered this summer I'm told. I've also been told that we can expect to see all the new Starz HD channels very close to their launch as well. I'm also told that they are working very hard for carriage of SciFI HD, USA Network HD and TBS HD.

This is incredibly good news. A&E, Sci-Fi, and USA and especially. How reliable do you feel your source is?

(No Bravo HD? I'd have figured that NBC Universal would do them all at once...)

After this, all they need is BBC HD and I'll be in heaven.

____

Edited to add: Oh yeah -- what about FX? TNT and FX have a lot of original programming -- I wonder why FX doesn't offer HD yet...
post #515 of 8544
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Originally Posted by DaveFi View Post

Oh how I wish I lived one block over and could get Verizon FIOS. ... Just one measly block...

For me, I think my neighbors in the apartment complex next-door can get it, but I cannot. Verizon is so capricious about that.
post #516 of 8544
Former Adelphia area in southeastern Mass will be losing HDNet and HDNet movie channels as on June 1st. WLVI HD, VS/Gold HD, Food HD, National Geographic HD, A&E HD, MHD and Universal HD will be added to the line-up.

At this time, no other areas of Comcast New England will be gaining A&E HD or Food HD. However, with the recent move of ESPN Classic from analog standard cable to Digital Classic, these changes should be happening later this year.

Former Adelphia NH will be losing HDNet and HDNet movies. No replacements in the works. But at least you will still have NFL HD.
post #517 of 8544
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Originally Posted by bicker1 View Post

This is incredibly good news. A&E, Sci-Fi, and USA and especially. How reliable do you feel your source is?

(No Bravo HD? I'd have figured that NBC Universal would do them all at once...)

After this, all they need is BBC HD and I'll be in heaven.

____

Edited to add: Oh yeah -- what about FX? TNT and FX have a lot of original programming -- I wonder why FX doesn't offer HD yet...

I feel good about my information. Also just because I didn't mention one or more of the channels you said doesn't mean they won't be carried soon either. From what I've been told is that Comcast is working deals with the balance between price and ease of getting the contract. So Discovery isn't playing hard ball and has a price that is more than fair so Comcast is working on this contract. Also even though I wasn't told about Bravo HD it wouldn't surprise me in the least if this would be included in the USA Network and Scifi HD deal.

Oh and I was also told that Comcast has been contacted by Disney with a fairly fair offer for their upcoming HD channels so that seems like good news but Comcast won't be working on those deals until the fall when the channels are closer to being launched. Also Comcast wants to work with Disney to get access to their primetime content in both SD and HD for their On Demand service. Comcast also wants to work with Fox for the same On Demand access. Also Comcast is currently working with NBC Universal to get the same type of deal they have with CBS for On Demand. This means HD and SD content for customers at no extra charge for all Comcast customers (even those not in O&O area's).

Just keep in mind that much of this is more complex than just working a deal for a few HD channels.
post #518 of 8544
So Food HD will be for ex-Adelphia areas only? That's disappointing.
post #519 of 8544
I live in Canton. Recently noticed that I no longer receive the NFL network (265 or 715). Considering what I pay for service and the tier's I have, not sure why I do not have this any longer. I realize I can just call Comcast and inquire but figured I'd start here with my first post. I've been at the same address for 8+ years and thought maybe that some of the grandfathered packages (I think we were Time Warner before Comcast) that I've had might have simply caught up with me.
post #520 of 8544
I still get NFL.

The tiers that offer NFL are:

Digital Preferred
Sports and Entertainment
Spanish Tier (why I do not know)

If you get the Encore channels (Encore action,Encore love,Encore Mystery,Indieplex,Encore Westers,Retroplex) you SHOULD get NFL!
post #521 of 8544
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Originally Posted by bicker1 View Post

You're clearly just being rude to avoid the reality of the situation. Get over yourself, son.

Your momma wears combat boots and eats kitty litter, and she can't get FiOS TV either...boohoohoo
post #522 of 8544
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Originally Posted by mikeg99 View Post

I live in Canton. Recently noticed that I no longer receive the NFL network (265 or 715). Considering what I pay for service and the tier's I have, not sure why I do not have this any longer. I realize I can just call Comcast and inquire but figured I'd start here with my first post. I've been at the same address for 8+ years and thought maybe that some of the grandfathered packages (I think we were Time Warner before Comcast) that I've had might have simply caught up with me.

The cable companies are required by law to notify their customers about any channel changes which will occur and provide ample notice, like 45 dyas. This is except for pay-per-view where there is no notification requirement as PPV is not a subscribed tier or channel. The method of notification is through the bill which is mailed to your house. So check your bill envelove contents each month as it may contain this channel move or deletion info.
post #523 of 8544
There was something in today's Globe sports section about Comcast winning the right to offer the NFL Network only on a sports tier rather than as part of standard digital cable. I assume this means that many will need to upgrade in order to get this channel.

Mickey
post #524 of 8544
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Originally Posted by MickeyGee View Post

There was something in today's Globe sports section about Comcast winning the right to offer the NFL Network only on a sports tier rather than as part of standard digital cable. I assume this means that many will need to upgrade in order to get this channel.

Mickey

Here's that mention in the Globe, towards the middle of the page.

http://www.boston.com/sports/basebal...ble/?page=full
post #525 of 8544
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Originally Posted by bicker1 View Post

The Platinum package is the least expensive way. Getting the individual channels costs a lot more than getting the packages.


?? I don't see this package listed on their site. They have the most confusing packages known to man.....Its ridiculous.
post #526 of 8544
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Originally Posted by macd23 View Post

?? I don't see this package listed on their site. They have the most confusing packages known to man.....Its ridiculous.


Platinum was the old name, Premier is the new name
post #527 of 8544
Fer Frack's sake, can't they just settle on the name of some package that roughly corresponds to the "Send us all the money you have" plan that I'm currently signed up for?

First it was the gold plan. Then it's platinum. Now Premier? What? Did they run out of precious metals?

Alls I know is that if I sign up for the Premier plan, it'll no doubt be replaced next year by the Double Secret Black Unobtainium Plan.
post #528 of 8544
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Originally Posted by toots View Post

Fer Frack's sake, can't they just settle on the name of some package that roughly corresponds to the "Send us all the money you have" plan that I'm currently signed up for?

First it was the gold plan. Then it's platinum. Now Premier? What? Did they run out of precious metals?

Alls I know is that if I sign up for the Premier plan, it'll no doubt be replaced next year by the Double Secret Black Unobtainium Plan.

Thanks Toots, we definitely needed some humor around here the way things were going.
post #529 of 8544
In Bristol county WNAC-DT is currently on 811, (No guide data in guide yet)

I wish they would stop wasting bandwidth on these duplicate network feeds from Providence.
post #530 of 8544
Suprised that we have WNAC-DT as it is owned by Lin, that gave Cox Cable such a hard time in Rhode Island. Wont be suprised if WPRI -DT , CBS is put on Bristol County.
post #531 of 8544
Comcast called me to switch over to digital voice.

They seem to be giving me the equivalent of the $99 triple play package plus Digital platinum with Sne and a second box for my bedroom with NO expiration date.
post #532 of 8544
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Originally Posted by Wally1912 View Post

Here's that mention in the Globe, towards the middle of the page.

http://www.boston.com/sports/basebal...ble/?page=full

This only applies to New York.

MA still has it on Digital preffered,though i will be getting Sne by the end of this month.
post #533 of 8544
Ch-5 news will be in HD starting Monday at 5PM
post #534 of 8544
That's great, but I wonder what the point is, of local news in HD, if the remotes are all in SD.
post #535 of 8544
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Originally Posted by danmar5 View Post

Ch-5 news will be in HD starting Monday at 5PM

will it be just the 5pm or all of them?
post #536 of 8544
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Originally Posted by danmar5 View Post

Ch-5 news will be in HD starting Monday at 5PM

Where did you get this information from? I went over the their web site and I do not see anything about the new being in HD. Chronicle, yes. They have a special on Monday about HD. But according to their TV listings, the news is not in HD. You would think if they are going to be showing the new in HD, they would plaster it all over their web site.
post #537 of 8544
It looks like WNAC has requested WFXT be blacked out during FOX programing in Bristol county, so this is your warning if you PVR anything off of FOX. This is the message on 825 (WFXT HD)

Due to FCC rules, this program has been blakced out. Please tune to Ch 811 WNAC for FOX HD programing. Of course 811 has no guide data yet so this really sucks for PVR recording, but a heads up to anyone who PVRs 24 etc, you better update it ASAP or get this dumb black screen

I hope LIN does not start this crap w/CBS (WPRI is not on yet, but I can see it happening now)
post #538 of 8544
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Originally Posted by chitchatjf View Post

Comcast called me to switch over to digital voice.

They seem to be giving me the equivalent of the $99 triple play package plus Digital platinum with Sne and a second box for my bedroom with NO expiration date.

Chitchatjf:

Is this the 129.99 package availble to all ? And what do you mean by "no expiration date" ? When I was called I was told this was special pricing for one year.

-Ken
post #539 of 8544
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Originally Posted by therob006 View Post

Where did you get this information from? I went over the their web site and I do not see anything about the new being in HD. Chronicle, yes. They have a special on Monday about HD. But according to their TV listings, the news is not in HD. You would think if they are going to be showing the new in HD, they would plaster it all over their web site.

Try it again:

http://www.thebostonchannel.com/index.html

Promo video and everything.
post #540 of 8544
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Originally Posted by BobColby View Post

Try it again:

http://www.thebostonchannel.com/index.html

Promo video and everything.

Finally we get local news in HD, CBS was suppose to convert most of their O&O's over a year ago and it never happened. Although I watch all the news channels, looks like I will be watching WCVB from now on until someone else switches over. Hopefully that will be CBS-4 next because they have the hottest woman anchors.
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