[mythtv-users] Comcast Fall attack

Dave C megadave at gmail.com
Fri Nov 9 01:05:08 UTC 2007

FYI, Comcast rep is feeding you bull.

The deadline for digital is for 'over the air' broadcast stations, and
imposes no requirements on closed systems such as cable and sat.
Obviously, that doesnt mean they wont try to use it to convince you to
pay them more money.

On 11/5/07, coffee177 <coffee177 at comcast.net> wrote:
> Just found out from a friend of mine that called comcast about losing a
> channel on the lineup- and I qoute:
> "The girl I talked to admitted that Comcast is going to continue to
> raise the price on basis extended (it's now $52.99) and take channels
> away trying to get the customers to switch to digital before the
> February 2009 date that everyone has to go to digital. She couldn't tell
> me what channels we would be losing next, but she knew we would lose
> them 1 by 1.
> I called and was transferred to the wrong area the first time.   It was
> a girl that services the Georgia area.  She told me the price of digital
> was $49.99 so I should switch now.  After discovering that I was not in
> the area she serviced she said I would have a different price in Indiana
> so the price she gave me was wrong for my area.  Another unfair thing,
> the price is so different depending on what area you live in.  Ours is
> $69.99 for the same thing."
> Now, Ive got an analog tuner (pvr150) and Ill probably be switching
> soon. We are kinda limited here in Indiana. Wondering what my options
> are?
> Anyone have comcast and using mythtv digital? Are there alot of channels
> or are they all encrypted?
> Being a comcast customer is so depressing...
> coffee
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