[mythtv-users] OT: Comcast local QAM - would they still send signal if I cancel?

mythtv at derdev.com mythtv at derdev.com
Mon Jul 26 20:38:15 UTC 2010

On Mon, 26 Jul 2010 15:49:38 -0400, Greg <greg12866 at nycap.rr.com> wrote:
> On 07/26/2010 03:17 PM, mythtv at derdev.com wrote:
>> I don't think this is a dumb question, it's certainly not one that
>> Comcast
>> would answer...
>> Today I receive my local stations over QAM to my HDHR as delivered by
>> Comcast subscription.
>> I'm wondering if anyone actually knows (first hand) if Comcast kills
>> signal completely or simply backs you down to "locals only" (like an
>> antenna") if you completely cancel your account.  I envision that it's
>> more
>> work for them to send a truck to kill the signal completely than it is
>> for
>> some support agent to back down my subscription and stop billing.
>> Basically I'm wrestling with a decision to put up an HD antenna of my
>> or not... if there's a decent chance that Comcast would keep feeding me
>> the
>> locals, I'd love to know.  Of course, YMMV will be in everyone's
>> response -
>> I understand.
>> thanks!
>> Dave.
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> I know up here in northern NY state,our cable is addressable. My 
> daughter and her family are on a 2 month vacation.They turned off all 
> cable services except the digital phone..I checked they have no TV 
> digital or QAM,also the Internet access is off.but the phone and 
> security system works...
> _______________________________________________

Sounds like the ultra cheap Comcast signal plan or my own antenna are the
only meaningful options.
Thanks so much for all the responses!  

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