6 million may lose digital TV reception

kvahey@comcast.net kvahey@comcast.net
Tue Feb 19 11:58:33 EST 2008

Comcast in some headends has already switched to showing the DT signal
in the lower analog slots.

There is a belief that in the fall Comcast may announce that you must
get a new digital set top box and will phase out analog completely.
That makes some sense as it would open up some bandwidth for them to
add more digital channels. Most of the major cable networks now offer
HD service as well.

I think the big 'bait and switch' will occur during the 2008 holiday
season that stores will imply that you need a HDTV to get service.
Most consumers are clueless that all you need is a digital tuner. HDTV
is just a bonus for those willing to pay for it.

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