[mythtv-users] Can I get HD content from Comcast Basic Cable in W. Mass? Any other HD solutions under $40/mo?

Jeremy McDermond mcdermj at xenotropic.com
Mon Nov 5 06:23:31 UTC 2007

On Nov 4, 2007, at 12:30 PM, Brian wrote:
> Does anyone know if Comcast in Western MA broadcasts the locals in  
> HD on
> basic cable? Would a HDHR work to receive those channels?

I'm in Springfield on Comcast.  I have an HDHR hooked up, with only  
Comcast's "Basic Cable" which is the $5.16/mo package. I'm currently  
receiving WFSB, WTXX, WWLP, WGGB, WGBY (and the WGBY additional  
channels such as PBS Create), and WTIC in HD using the QAM tuner in  
the HDHR.  It actually works fairly well, and I've had no real  
problems with it.
> I cannot spend $1000 via 16x9 for a modified DirectTV box. I can do a
> HDHR for $200. I'd greatly prefer a firewire solution as it's  
> basically
> free.

I can't tell you about the firewire, because I don't have a STB of any  
kind.  I'm using a PVR-500 and the HDHR to funnel content into my Myth  

> Thanks in advance,

Hope this helps you out a little.  If you have additional questions,  
feel free to ask.

> -Brian
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Jeremy McDermond
Xenotropic Systems
mcdermj at xenotropic.com

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