[mythtv-users] Comcast just made things worse

LuKreme kremels at kreme.com
Thu May 6 20:20:59 UTC 2010

On 5-May-2010, at 22:51, Calvin Dodge wrote:
> On Wed, May 5, 2010 at 10:40 PM, Ben Kamen <bkamen at benjammin.net> wrote:
>> On 5/5/2010 11:34 PM, Calvin Dodge wrote:
>>> We missed tonight's shows because Comcast:
>>> 1) moved all the OTA digital streams to new virtual channels, and
>>> 2) Removed the station and channel identifiers from most of those channels
>>> When I called them to find out what was going on, I learned (at least,
>>> according to the phone answerer I spoke with) that they're apparently
>>> going to drop the OTA digital channels (to offer us more channels which
>>> will be available ONLY with a digital set-top box), and we need to get
>>> antennas if we want to receive local HD stations without using those
>>> extra-cost set-top boxes.
>> Doesn't that violate the OTA must carry rules??
>> Where are you located, I bet your local community (and possible
>> municipality) is ticked.
> Lakewood, Colorado
> Given the "must carry" rule, I'm wondering if the phone answerer was merely
> ignorant. Maybe this is just a glitch, and some day Comcast will plug those
> channel and station IDs back in.

I just got Comcast installed (it's free for me for Basic Cable because of my business Cable Internet) and the installer said that everything *EXCEPT* the OTA channels was moving to digital only.  My "Basic" cable is unaffected and I have no cable box, just two CoAx lines feeding my HDHomeRun

I am also in Denver; I have a good indoor antenna, but HD TV is still largely unwatchable for me (any drop outs are unacceptable to me) but I am way over by Cherry Creek Reservoir.

'Never say die, master. That's our motto, eh?' I CAN'T SAY IT'S EVER

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