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post #8461 of 8543
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Originally Posted by Nascar#43 View Post

L Supreme: Any word on when we will see the HD DTA's in Fall River?

Thanks,
Tim

Correction on my statement on HD DTAs. They are available in Moto areas, but not in SA areas as of now.
post #8462 of 8543
I believe Fall River is a Moto area. Is Comcast going to send something out on when to pick one up.
Thanks,
Tim
post #8463 of 8543
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Originally Posted by L Supreme View Post

Correction on my statement on HD DTAs. They are available in Moto areas, but not in SA areas as of now.

Does this mean those in Motorola areas (mine,though i myself am with Fios) can now get HD DTAs? as I know a good number of folks with Comcast with HD sets:) and SD BOXES frown.gif
A know a few folks with just limited basic but one with Digital economy.
I also have that friend who is being ripped off with Digital Starter a full HD box but NO HD!

Can they just pick them up at the South Lawrence office? I could easily help folks install them.
post #8464 of 8543
[quote name="chitchatjf" url="/t/793008/boston-ma-comcast/8400_100#post_23346588"
Can they just pick them up at the South Lawrence office? I could easily help folks install them.[/quote]

Yes
post #8465 of 8543
L Supreme, Can you confirm that Fall River has the HD DTA boxes???
post #8466 of 8543
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Originally Posted by Nascar#43 View Post

L Supreme, Can you confirm that Fall River has the HD DTA boxes???

I did see an HD-DTA in one of the buildings i visited in Fall River, MA it was a black type of box that had WPRI-DT on.
post #8467 of 8543
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Originally Posted by Nascar#43 View Post

L Supreme, Can you confirm that Fall River has the HD DTA boxes???

They are at any service center for Motorola areas.
post #8468 of 8543
L Supreme,
Thanks for the info. Picked up the HD DTA today. Works great. Just needs a guide now.

Thanks,
Tim.....smile.gif
post #8469 of 8543
An update on questions dealing with the HD DTA boxes: (all folks have HD sets but are only watching SD programming))

Friend A has limited basic and a SD DTA box

Friend B also has limited basic but the full box with guide. I do not think he uses the guide that much.

Friend C has two sets an HD set with a DCT 700 with guide in den and a CRT tube set with an SD DTA box in the bedroom She has Digital economy. (plans would be to move the DCT 700 to the bedroom)

Would there be any extra monthly charges involved in getting the HD DTA?

Would it be possible to have someone come to switch equipment? (I know there will be a charge for that)
post #8470 of 8543
The way I understand it is you have to have HD service at the house, a HD set top box at $ 9.95 a month. Then you are entitled to the HD DTA boxes at $ 2.00 a month. As of now there is no TV guide with them.
post #8471 of 8543
I had also been under the assumption that basic and digital economy were SD only tiers. and you had to get Digital Starter to get HD!

This $10 technology fee is the #1 thing that IMO sucks about Comcast though since I had the triple play I did not see it.
post #8472 of 8543
Update about the X1's

http://www.dslreports.com/forum/r27805390-X1-Xfinity-X1-now-available-to-New-Customers~start=600#end

I haven't seen anything about HD Complete Triple Play in Fall River but maybe im wrong?

according to this link each X1 will be $19.99? the DCX 3400 is currently $14.99 from my family's bill.
post #8473 of 8543
The HD Complete TP is available everywhere. Comes now with the X1 DVR with Anyroom Capability with up to 3 additional "terminals" which are also X1 boxes.

The X1 DVR's are moving to $19.99 this month and any existing customers with them were upgraded to Anyroom capability across any other X1 boxes they may have.
post #8474 of 8543
But it's still only available to TP customers?
post #8475 of 8543
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Originally Posted by ssetta View Post

But it's still only available to TP customers?

Yeah, looks that way. I'm signing up as a new customer and am consistently getting denied x1 service despite trying from many different angles (phone, online chat, etc.)
post #8476 of 8543
Yes it currently is just for Triple Play customers at the moment.
post #8477 of 8543
i already spoke with someone from comcast new england about the x1 and i was told they can only be truck rolled and can only be installed with an appointment, totally different compared to the dcx 3400 moto boxes.
post #8478 of 8543
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Originally Posted by Gt1racer View Post

i already spoke with someone from comcast new england about the x1 and i was told they can only be truck rolled and can only be installed with an appointment, totally different compared to the dcx 3400 moto boxes.

Also correct. The X1 boxes require an initial firmware download and typically require a much more precise signal level to function so professional install is always required, even for ancillary boxes added later.
post #8479 of 8543
I have an appointment on Friday to migrate to the X1 platform, I hope I don't regret it......
post #8480 of 8543
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Originally Posted by sdolen View Post

I have an appointment on Friday to migrate to the X1 platform, I hope I don't regret it......

I'm sure you won't. I live in an apartment building that has 30 year old coax cemented into the walls and at first the signal caused an issue in functionality but with the amplifier the tech installed it's been running fine for months. Like any new product you'll have some unexpected things here and there but the pro's far outweight any con's with the X1.
post #8481 of 8543
Box swaps for X1 coming soon for non-TP customers. I'll post when its official. Will still require a tech to come out and install it though.
post #8482 of 8543
Just noticed that Speed HD has (finally) appeared on Ch 925 -- pity that most of its interesting content (like Formula 1 and WRC) has moved to other channels or been dropped. At least we'll get the Australian V8 Supercars in HD.
post #8483 of 8543
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Originally Posted by dashford View Post

Just noticed that Speed HD has (finally) appeared on Ch 925 -- pity that most of its interesting content (like Formula 1 and WRC) has moved to other channels or been dropped. At least we'll get the Australian V8 Supercars in HD.

Where are you located dashford? We do not yet have Speed HD here in the MetroWest area.
post #8484 of 8543
Verizon has had Speed HD for years. smile.gif
post #8485 of 8543
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Originally Posted by chitchatjf View Post

Verizon has had Speed HD for years. smile.gif

So?
post #8486 of 8543
Finally Speed HD in Fall River! now i can watch Nascar Raceday and Wind Tunnel in HD.
post #8487 of 8543
I'm in Metrowest and I have it.
post #8488 of 8543
Wow. Could be late to this party, but I just noticed it today.

Have Comcast in Milford, HD service on an HTPC w/ Cablecard. In a spare bedroom I have a cheaper 19" HD flatscreen that's just there for occassional use by guests.

I had been using the 'free' digital convertor box on it that I received a couple years ago when they dumped analog completely. But when they started charging $1.99 a month for them, I dumped them quickly and just used the clear qam local channels they provided through the built in digital tuner on the spare room tv.

Last night I had a guest stay in that room... this morning they told me the tv in their room got no reception. I checked it, did a re-scan and low and behold, no more clear qam channels... except one. A looped service message from comcast that they had recently encrypted these signals in my area, and to call them to obtain a digital converter box if I wanted to continue to receive these channels. Oh, of course.. that will cost me the extra $1.99 a month

Now you need a converter to just get the locals. Another blatant money grab. Ridiculous. Bunny ears it is for the spare room.
post #8489 of 8543
Some new additions! WFXT 25.2 Fox Movies is now on 296 and (in my area) WSBE-HD has finally been added to channel 819.
post #8490 of 8543
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Originally Posted by sha2012 View Post

Wow. Could be late to this party, but I just noticed it today.

Have Comcast in Milford, HD service on an HTPC w/ Cablecard. In a spare bedroom I have a cheaper 19" HD flatscreen that's just there for occassional use by guests.

I had been using the 'free' digital convertor box on it that I received a couple years ago when they dumped analog completely. But when they started charging $1.99 a month for them, I dumped them quickly and just used the clear qam local channels they provided through the built in digital tuner on the spare room tv.

Last night I had a guest stay in that room... this morning they told me the tv in their room got no reception. I checked it, did a re-scan and low and behold, no more clear qam channels... except one. A looped service message from comcast that they had recently encrypted these signals in my area, and to call them to obtain a digital converter box if I wanted to continue to receive these channels. Oh, of course.. that will cost me the extra $1.99 a month

Now you need a converter to just get the locals. Another blatant money grab. Ridiculous. Bunny ears it is for the spare room.

Just had the same thing happen. I have an infrequently used set that I originally equipped with rabbit ears; then used the clear QAM for the last year and a half. As of today I am aware of its disappearance which brought me back to the forum. Currently rescanning with only 1 station remaining after the scrambled were removed. I have one HD DTA box on another set which works fine. Faced with paying the $2 or bringing back the rabbit ears is a tough call--but will probably drop by Comcast and pick up another box. I agree it's cheap sxxx behavior on their part, but rabbit ears in a small space are ugly.
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