[mythtv-users] Comcast to drop analog cable

Mark Knecht markknecht at gmail.com
Mon Jun 16 17:12:54 UTC 2008

On Mon, Jun 16, 2008 at 10:06 AM, Brad DerManouelian
<myth at dermanouelian.com> wrote:
> On Jun 16, 2008, at 9:57 AM, Gabe Rubin wrote:
>> 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.
> I live in SF and they say they cover my zip code, but when I ordered
> service I got an email back saying they don't cover my street so I
> decided to stick with DirecTV. I'm glad I did because HD looks so much
> better on DirecTV compared to my friend's Comcast service.
> -Brad <eagerly awaiting Hauppauge 1212 support in MythTV> D.

I hadn't heard of Astound and don't know how they do what they do but
they don't service my zip code so in the short term that one's not an
option for me.


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