Invest in a HD receiver or wait for Comcast?

Discussion in 'Playback Devices' started by Alex_C, May 19, 2003.

  1. Alex_C

    Alex_C Stunt Coordinator

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    Until about a month ago I had Comcast/AT&T. The channel selection was terrible and it cost $53 a month. So, I switched to DirectTV. I'm wondering if I should invest the money in an HD receiver when Comcast is coming out with Digital cable in 6 months.

    Any one know if the channel line up will change or have any other thoughts?


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  2. TrevorST

    TrevorST Stunt Coordinator

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    I just switched from DirecTV to Comcast in the Seattle area. my reasons for doing this were many but the main issue was that I was tired of spending money on equipment and the DirecTV charging me an additional $5 a month just to have it. I bought a HD unit a couple of years ago and have not used it as such for the last 18 months. Why.. Because of the programs I watch are not on HD channels and it was a pain in the neck to have to reset all the time. The new Motorola 5100 that Comcast is now providing ($5 a month same as DirecTV but they supply the equipment)allows you to overide you HD settings when a non HD program is selected. There is no DirecTV boxes that do this at the current time. Are there some things I miss, sure. The guides are no where near as good on Comcast and I do miss the record feature from the guide on my STB.

    One of the other reasons I moved to cable is their potential to carry a lot more HD programming than Satelite in the future.
     

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