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Comcast adds new HD channels to line up

Discussion in 'Other Sports' started by theogcasey, Apr 23, 2009.

  1. theogcasey

    theogcasey Contributing Member

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    My household was starting to get fed up with the limited HD programming. We started looking into alternatives (DirecTV, Dish Network, U-Verse) just to get a better variety but this might hold us over and keep us with Comcast for at least a short while longer. Here's a list of new channels coming Monday (4/27) for those interested.

    http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/ent/tv/6379114.html

    Comcast adds HD channels
    By DAVID BARRON Copyright 2009 Houston Chronicle
    April 17, 2009, 4:40PM

    Comcast will launch 27 high-definition channels and 10 additional digital channels April 27 on its Houston cable system.

    The new HD channels will be grouped in the 600 range on Comcast’s channel system via its HD set-top boxes. Existing HD channels also will be moved into the 600 tier while remaining on their current channels. For example, HBO’s HD signal will be available at its current channel 460 and at channel 695.

    New HD channels and their corresponding Comcast channel numbers are Speed Channel (601), Cartoon Network (622), Discovery (629), FX (631), ABC Family (632), Fox News (638), Lifetime (640), Disney (641), Animal Planet (642), Nickelodeon (643), E! (644), Spike (648), AMC (657) and SciFi (660).

    Also, Travel Channel (662), TLC (663), Lifetime Movies (671), Biography (672), Fox Business (677), Discovery Science (678), Planet Green (679), Hallmark Movie Channel (680), NHL Channel (681), Style (683), TV One (684), Live Well (685) and Encore (696).

    New standard digital channels are Reelz TV (102), Hallmark Movie Channel (103), Universal Sports (319), Ovation (118), Grand Cine (538), Mexicana! (539), Star Plus (723), Sony (724), Filipino Channel (725) and GMA Pinoy (726).
     
  2. Smokey

    Smokey Contributing Member

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    No Comedy Central HD?
     
  3. Bandwagoner

    Bandwagoner Contributing Member

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    Most of those HD channels have already been added.
     
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    I was inform by ATT, that ATT and DirectTV are going to get together? Is this true?
     
  6. Uprising

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    lucky.

    I have suddenlink, and besides the local channels in HD. We have like 6 other channels.

    :(
     
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    ATT will give you a $5 discount if you are a DTV customer. Then they will try and sell you U-verse.
     
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    I'm sure glad they waited for Battlestar Galactica to end before they got Sci Fi HD.
     
  10. ClutchCityReturns

    ClutchCityReturns Contributing Member

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    My first reaction as well :(

    But something is better than nothing, at least. FX HD is a plus.
     
  11. arkoe

    arkoe (ง'̀-'́)ง

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    Funny, I was having the exact same thought.

    This is screwing me up... the Tivo guide has stuff in the 600's and no longer shows stuff in the 300's, even though signal's still going to the 300's and not the 600's. Messes up recordings.
     
  12. bladeage

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    and why the hell do I not have ESPN classic anymore? I had it Tuesday night, now all of a sudden I don't have it. This is BS! I need my classic boxing fix!
     
  13. airbulllard

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    i will add this article to this thread since it has Comcast in the title...

    Now my question is this.. currently i have to pay extra to see NFL Network. Will i now have this channel along with my ESPNHD, NBATV, etc?

    Don't really care about ESPNU but i guess i'd rather have it than not. i really want NFL Network but have never thought it was fair to pay the 5 dollars a month or whatever to get it..
     
  14. airbulllard

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    from what i've read, the "Digital Classic" package is what NFL Network will come with, which is what you need to buy if you pay for ESPN HD. am i wrong?
     
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    Holy crap I had no idea there were these channels available in HD...thanks!
     
  16. Dave_78

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    Comcast is the worst. I'm with AT&T Uverse and could not be happier after dealing with Comcast for a month.
     

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