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No specifics, but in the FAQ section on their "HD Enhanced Program":
Q. What happens if I don't switch my cable box?
A. You will lose access to some HD channels on TVs with older cable boxes.
Oh wait, I see , you mean the CSRs themselves should know what channels. Good point, I'll call them. If anyone else knows or can provide a list, that would be appreciated. Also a technical explanation along the lines of, let's say as an example, "They are switching to H.264 blah blah blah on channels x-z, etc." would be helpful.
edit to add: I called them. She had no knowledge of what model the new boxes will be nor if they have firewire. She claims all HD channels will be replaced, over time, one by one, switching from MPEG2 to MPEG4 format.
In A/V reproduction accuracy, there IS no concept of "accounting for personal taste/preference". As art consumers we don't "pick" the level of bass, nor the tint/brightness of a scene's sky, any more than we pick the ending of a novel or Mona Lisa's type of smile. "High fidelity" means "high truthfulness", faithful to the original artist's intent: an unmodified, neutral, accurate copy of the original master, ideally being exact and with no discernable alterations, aka "transparency".
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