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Comcast Degrades HD Quality To Make Room For More Channels

http://consumerist.com/374090/comcast-degrades-hd-quality-to-make-room-for-more-channels

 

To bad they dont put that in their commercials. 

 

"More HD Channels then Direct TV at worese quality!"  "Get it for only $25 for the first 6 months!"

Comments

  • LaserwolfLaserwolf Member Posts: 2,383

    I handle Tech/Installation phone calls for Directv. Almost everyone throws a fit about the $99 or $299(HD-DVR) upgrade cost, but no one complains about the picture quality.

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  • DekronDekron Member UncommonPosts: 7,358
    Originally posted by Laserwolf


    I handle Tech/Installation phone calls for Directv. Almost everyone throws a fit about the $99 or $299(HD-DVR) upgrade cost, but no one complains about the picture quality.

    Convergy's?

  • LaserwolfLaserwolf Member Posts: 2,383

    Yup

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  • DraenorDraenor Member UncommonPosts: 7,918

    My family owns two HD TV's and the fact of the matter is that Comcast is just not doing their part in bringing more HD channels in...we have the full HD package and it's a few dozen channels AT MOST, it's probably closer to just barely over a dozen.

     

    Your argument is like a two legged dog with an eating disorder...weak and unbalanced.

  • unconformedunconformed Member Posts: 700

    Verizon should burden the cable satellite market within 3 years. cable should be forced to upgrade their 900mhz plant or seek out new tech such as channel bonding to stay competitive. there is a whole plethora of HD channels that time warner hasnt landed a deal with. Im assuming it is the bandwidth issue thats holding them back. Ive worked on the technical side of this field and watched them move bandwidth allocations all over the place to stay competitive thanks to FIOS penetrating their market in staten island, ny. they progressed from 3,5,7 and now 10Mbps with a 15Mbps + 20Mbps option.

    there is still room thanks to the folding of the analog spectrum but, cable cos. need to act quicker. it seems they are dragging their feet while verizon is looking to the future regarding bandwidth.

     

    "Channel bonding combines several DOCSIS channels together to significantly increase data rates when compared to the speed of today's cable modems. Announced today is the new Broadcom(R) BCM3255 set-top box chip that incorporates this channel bonding technique. This new chip can support up to 120 Megabits per second (Mbps) downstream data rates, enabling next generation media centers to support an all-IP network platform, such as Comcast's RNG family of devices. Moving to an all IP-based platform for voice, video, and data content helps to decrease MSOs network operating costs while enabling the network to support fast high-definition video downloads, high bit rate services and other IP voice and video services."

    chips, dips chains & whips.

  • PyndaPynda Member UncommonPosts: 855

    Not to mention Comcast illegally and secretly 'throttling' down the speed of their cable broadband customers. What a bunch of scumbags.

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