[mythtv-users] The end of analog - Digital Converter Vaporware?

John Drescher drescherjm at gmail.com
Wed Jan 23 18:09:26 UTC 2008

On Jan 23, 2008 1:01 PM, Brian Wood <beww at beww.org> wrote:
> John Drescher wrote:
> >>> I thought this action was only for OTA signals and has no effect on
> >>> cable providers.
> >> 1.  You are technically correct
> >> 2.  Rumor (and wild speculation!) has it cable companies may be
> >> itching to drop their analog broadcasts shortly after....remains to be
> >> seen.
> >>
> > I kind of doubt that. The reason is that (at least Adelphia and now
> > Comcast) they charge for analog and then an additional charge for
> > digital. For me this is $55 / month for analog and I believe it is $20
> > to $30 more to upgrade to digital. If they pushed everyone to digital
> > they would have to lower these rates...
> What planet are you living on?
> My cable operator explained to me that I now have to pay the additional
> digital rate "because of the FCC ruling".
> Pure hokum, but I'll bet it works. If it doesn't I'll bet they will try
> to actually get the FCC to try such a ruling.

If my rate went up to $75 for basic digital and no premium channels I
would not be a Comcast subscriber any more.


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