[mythtv-users] OT: FCC investigates cable companies' analog-to-digital migrations

John Drescher drescherjm at gmail.com
Thu Nov 6 01:28:34 UTC 2008

On Wed, Nov 5, 2008 at 8:09 PM, Johnny Russ <jruss at mit.edu> wrote:
>> OK, good point. I have no way of knowing what channels they will make
>> available on the analog side. For now I can only assume that it will
>> be equivalent to whatever they make available on the digital side for
>> channel numbers below 99 or some upper limit. Today our analog cable
>> doesn't go above about 84 but there are channels that have no
>> programming. I suppose they are free to remove channels over time and
>> leave us with less to watch on those TVs/ Eventually I'll probably
>> have to go to digital converters.
> I currently just use the analog channels below 99. About two months ago, I
> got a message in the mail telling me that Comcast would be moving 3 or 4
> particular channels to the 100's (i.e. digital). Fortunately they weren't
> channels I watch or care about. But I doubt it will be the last time they do
> it. It will be really frustrating when they move some channels that I care
> about. Hopefully a little scrutiny from the FCC will cause them to be more
> cautious about these practices.
For us them moved like 6 to 10 channels. Their excuse  was to make
room for new hd channels. The only problem is no HD channels occupy
the frequencies that the old channels were at. At least as of 4 months
after the move.


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