[mythtv-users] To survive the switch to digital...

Mark Knecht markknecht at gmail.com
Mon Dec 1 21:16:05 UTC 2008

On Mon, Dec 1, 2008 at 11:54 AM, Kevin Kuphal <kkuphal at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Mon, Dec 1, 2008 at 1:42 PM, Mark Knecht <markknecht at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hi Nick,
>>   If your Comcast loop is like my Comcast loop then what you can
>> record on Feb. 16th before the change will be the same on Feb. 17th
>> after the change.
>>   The longer term issue for me is that Comcast is likely going to
>> reduce the number of channels they provide using analog which will
>> mean over time I can record less and less. How long will it take until
>> what's available on the analog side is no longer acceptable? I have no
>> idea...
> Hard to say.  My Comcast package is only the analog side (12 channels) and I
> have more TV to watch then I know what to do with.  Netflix and Hulu make up
> the rest of what I miss.  I'd be fine if it stayed this way forever.
> Kevin

I agree. My wife and kid don't. They want stuff on basic cable
channels - Monk, Psych, The Closer, etc. Like you I've got more than
enough. NetFLix discs, plus Watch Instantly, plus Watch Instantly on
the Roku box is more hours than I can devote. Problem I see coming is
that Comcast Internet will segment download bandwidth based on whether
I'm a cable TV subscriber or not. They will give 250GB to TV
subscribers and only 100GB to those of us who quit cable TV. Less
bandwidth makes watching Watch Instantly & Hulu more problematic.

Only time will tell but one things for sure - I neither like nor trust
Comcast. I expect they will make trouble in the long run.


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