Friday, July 27, 2007

More HD for Comcast customers

On Monday, Comcast will be adding six high definition channels to its HD package: Cinemax HD (channel 753), VERSUS/Golf Channel HD (channel 754), Universal HD (channel 755), MHD (channel 756), National Geographic HD (channel 757) and A&E HD (channel 758).

Those join the 13 already in the package. You need digital cable and an HD subscription ($7/month, $11.95 with the HD DVR), but rates aren't going up.

Local HD fans have been waiting for this for a long time, so it's good news for them. And another good reason to upgrade to an HDTV if you've been considering it -- it's less than a year and a half until the existing broadcast signals go away and you'll need some sort of converter to keep your old TV.

6 Comments:

At 1:32 PM, July 30, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Monday" as in "today"? Wow, thought they weren't going live til mid-August. I'm at work right now; can anyone confirm if they're turned on yet? I WANT MY MTVHD!!!! :)

 
At 1:56 PM, July 30, 2007, Blogger AndyW said...

Sorry, I don't have HD in the office, either. They told me it would be live as of this morning, though.

 
At 5:58 PM, July 30, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well, got home at 5 and no new HD channels. All the new channels have been showing up with guide info for at least a week, and MHD has been carrying ESPN HD (perhaps as a bandwidth test?). Thats still the case... :(

 
At 7:03 PM, July 30, 2007, Anonymous Beezulbubba said...

It is true, I am receiving all of the new HD programming. Don't moisten your panties over MTV HD though. MTV sucks! and MTV HD just makes in suck in high def. As best I can tell, they rehash their old library of crap concerts . . . like 50 cent, Faith Hill, and other crap that is too numerous to list here. It would be cool if they went back to the early 90s and aired some of the kick ass alternative flavor that was a benchmark of their schedule back then. . . . when they were cutting edge. Too bad MTV is no longer relevant (and hasn't been probably since the mid 90's or so) . . . friggan turd wrangling, pud slappers.

 
At 10:17 AM, August 02, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm not into the hd tv as much as the hd radio...where is all the extra programming on our local radio hd airwaves? i just bought a jvc car radio, but there are no subchannels out there as of yet...the list i see online at hdradio.com says kkli has a comedy channel on their hd2, but my radio still does not pick it up...any ideas out there when our local hd radio scene will take off?

 
At 12:53 PM, August 02, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The new channels are now working. Way to go COMCAST -- nice rollout!!!! /sarcasm

 

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