[mythtv-users] Comcast to drop analog cable

Gabe Rubin gaberubin at gmail.com
Mon Jun 16 16:57:49 UTC 2008

On Sun, Jun 15, 2008 at 8:37 PM, Brad DerManouelian
<myth at dermanouelian.com> wrote:
> On Jun 15, 2008, at 7:06 PM, Mark Knecht wrote:
>> I agree, but that's 2010, and it's only true if it really happens. Not
>> to worry right now. I suspect Comcast will continue to have to meet
>> customer's needs or else they don't get paid. I'll drop 'em like a
>> rock when I have a good alternative in the SF Bay Area.
>  From what I have read on this list, Astound delivers all of their
> programming unencrypted. Even premium channels.
> I opted for DirecTV and awaiting HD-PVR support in MythTV. :)

This is true (for the most part).  I get a fair chunk of my subscribed
channels over firewire, including HBO and Showtime and others in HD,
and I have specifically told astound techs and customer service that
this is the sole reason I remain with them.  They are not 100%
coverage in the bay area, but they do cover parts (I live in SF).  And
no, I do not work for Astound or have any incentive to see others
subscribe, aside from Astound knowing it is in its business interest
to keep firewire accessible.

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