HDTV from analog cable?

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  1. Richard-Tien

    Richard-Tien Auditioning

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    Hi everyone,

    I was talking to Comcast today about setting up cable for our newly rented home (reason why I can't use a dish).

    She said that it was possible to recieve get HDTV channels even if I subscribe only to the analog cable output and not digital. I would just have to pay an extra 5 dollars for the HDTV STB. Is this true?

    Thanks in advance
     
  2. Patrick Sun

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    I think your cable account would need to be upgraded from the analog package to one of the 3 Digital packages (Silver, Gold, Platinum), in order to be eligible to receive the Motorola STB that's capable of HDTV output (and yes, it costs $5/month for the box's rental).
     
  3. Michael Reuben

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    It's technically feasible. Whether Comcast will continue providing it is a different question. Time Warner Cable in New York used to send the HD signals unscrambled across their regular cable feed. Anyone with a decoder could view them. Then they decided to scramble them, so that they are only available to people who sign up for digital cable and use TW's box.

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