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    QAM and HD using BASIC analog package

    You're totally ignorant of the reality that Comcast, even while stating right in their literature that they include HD locals in Basic, has begun to eliminate all their HD locals in Basic to force everyone to the extra-cost HD box and tiers. That's fraud. Buy a clue.
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    QAM and HD using BASIC analog package

    The intention of the mandate is to give broadcasters the right to assert their right to have their signal presented to viewers with quality. Exactly. A signal substantially lacking in quality from what is in fact being broadcast can hardly be considered to be "quality". Thank you for making my...
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    QAM and HD using BASIC analog package

    "You simply have to find the signals yourself" This is a joke, right? Comcast DENIES THE HD SIGNALS EVEN EXIST.They actively discourage the user from even looking for them. Then if the signals do exist (which they usually don't for a wide variety of reasons) they constantly switch physical...
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    QAM and HD using BASIC analog package

    "sound like Comcast is doing something wrong" Doesn't sound like it, they are. They're not delivering under Basic Service what is going out OTA locally as their mandate requires. That's illegal. They're crooks.
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    QAM and HD using BASIC analog package

    So I suppose it is convenient that they are indeed forced by law to provide all locals in HD, and that they do provide all locals in HD. Boy, I don't know what planet you live on, but the law says that for their monopoly, they must provide equivalent local OTA broadcasting on their cable within...
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    QAM and HD using BASIC analog package

    Oh please, of course they're monopolies! No sane person in America would ever suggest otherwise. They don't even have to serve low-profit rural areas if they don't feel like it. Many Americans get no cable service at all, because the monopolies wouldn't make enough profit by serving the American...
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    QAM and HD using BASIC analog package

    Also when you think about it, since cable providers have to provide the basic service of local channels+ to citizens at a low cost as the price of their monopolies, and most net-affiliated locals are HD-only, cable providers should be forced by law to provide all locals who broadcast in HD...IN...
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    QAM and HD using BASIC analog package

    Thanks, Bicker, very helpful! I read somewhere that Comcast by FCC/law has to provide all the major channels that are locally broadcast, including HD even in the basic package, but they just don't tell you about it or support them. Yeah, I know precisely what the Basic package offers. I lost a...
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    QAM and HD using BASIC analog package

    UPDATE: Ah, I get it--the QAM IS the cable tuner. Ok, so when Comcast goes "all digital" will this theoretical huge advantage of the QAM tuner picking up the free HD channels (on weird locations like 27.1) disappear? Doesn't Comcast plan to keep analog locals going for BASIC service til 2012 or...
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    QAM and HD using BASIC analog package

    I'm way confused about this whole QAM and HD issue. I get basic SD Comcast Cable. The coax goes straight into the TV. Have not yet received their new digital adapter box w/remote. It's in the mail. They are switching to all digital, but I guess it hasn't happened yet because I still get analog...
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