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

Aaron aaron at rb303.net
Tue Jul 27 05:07:36 UTC 2010

On Mon, Jul 26, 2010 at 3:17 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 my
> Comcast subscription.
> I'm wondering if anyone actually knows (first hand) if Comcast kills your
> 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 own
> 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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Just to let you know, i cancelled Comcast 2 years ago and still can
get a IP with my cable modem. I can't access anything, but I get an
IP.  So i'm not 100% sure they block it at the poll. I never thought
to try seeing if I get any TV channels.

I have FiOS now, and would never switch back.

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