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MythTV/Comcast going all digital TV in Cambridge [OT]

On Mon, Jun 29, 2009 at 11:44 AM, Bill Bogstad <bogstad-e+AXbWqSrlAAvxtiuMwx3w at> wrote:

> FYI,
> I just got a letter from Comcast informing me that on October 20th
> they will be switching all of their Expanded Basic channels to digital
> format. The letter says nothing about QAM (clear or otherwise).  It
> says something about "digital equipment" and if you don't already have
> it you will need to do something.  They will provide up to two digital
> adapters at no charge.  I'm trying to find out if anything will be
> clear QAM, but I expect that will take lots of work
> with Comcast to find out.

I spent some time with my TV that supports clear QAM and verified that every
channel that Comcast currently sends me as NTSC (analog) is also available
as clear QAM.  There are even a few clear QAM channels that are not
available as analog.  I'm 95% certain that this was not the case when I last
checked (2-3 months ago).    I did not differentiate between 480i and higher
resolutions.  I just made sure that I would have equivalent access to NTSC.

Bill Bogstad

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