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    I hate it already. I lost the functionality of my TV favorites list, I have an extra remote I have to use now, and I just generally hate comcast.

    That being said, I have a few questions some fellow users here may be able to answer (comcast wasn't very forthcoming):

    1. Can I remove channels from the DTA lineup? I had the perfect man list of channels. No lifetime, no home and garden, and no WE. Now I have sprout, lifetime, lifetime movie, and a slew of others getting in my way. Any way to delete these?

    2. Can I program my TV's universal remote (one that actually doesn't feel like a motel 6 remote and has functionality)?

    3. I hate comcast.
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    I can't actually answer your questions, but I will say I feel for you. The switchover has been nothing short of a pain in the a55 for my family as well. Since completing our forced switch over about two months ago, we've had to call three times to have two of the basic converters reset/reprogrammed.

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    • #3
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      I don't get into all the customized things like fave channels, etc, but I've had almost no probs with Comcast.

      The only thing I get once in a long while is a "freezeup" on HD channels when I first change to them, then I have to just switch channels for a split second and then go back to the channel I was watching. Again, it's only when I first go to that channel, and it's rare.
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      • #4
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        I feel your pain.

        And it's shocking to find out that the alternative is worse.

        We were " close to switching to AT&T, when I called to find out more about their HD and on demand. The guy saw that I had a poor phone service, and I also wanted to delete my second line- he "changed" it to a "better" one.

        First- it didn't change until I called back to find out what went on- and was told we would be credited. Which we kind of were, but were still charged for calls.

        Second- the "better" one turned out to be way more expensive than I was told. I tried to resolve it, and wondered why I was still paying for a second line- shortening the story- I gave them one chance more, and they failed. So now we have Comcast in a package. Which is cheaper than ATT.

        Still not happy with Comcast, but compared to ATT, it's a lot better. IMHO, it sucks that we have all of 2 choices- bad and worse- in my area. Yes, TV can come from satillites, but then I have low speed I-net, and still have to pay phone. Some areas have WOW.

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        • #5
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          Speaking of Comcast does anyone else's HD/DVR box spontaneously reboot? Especially when setting it up to record? Or turning it on while it's recording? I've gotten into the habit of starting the first recording of the evening 6 minutes early so if it does that it's back up before the show starts and I don't miss anything.
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          • #6
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            Originally posted by Brenthoven View Post
            I don't get into all the customized things like fave channels, etc, but I've had almost no probs with Comcast.

            The only thing I get once in a long while is a "freezeup" on HD channels when I first change to them, then I have to just switch channels for a split second and then go back to the channel I was watching. Again, it's only when I first go to that channel, and it's rare.
            You shouldn't have a problem because you have a digital tv the issue is the forced transition to digital cable boxes for every analog tv in your house...
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            • #7
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              Originally posted by alfablue View Post
              I feel your pain.

              And it's shocking to find out that the alternative is worse.

              We were " close to switching to AT&T, when I called to find out more about their HD and on demand. The guy saw that I had a poor phone service, and I also wanted to delete my second line- he "changed" it to a "better" one.

              First- it didn't change until I called back to find out what went on- and was told we would be credited. Which we kind of were, but were still charged for calls.

              Second- the "better" one turned out to be way more expensive than I was told. I tried to resolve it, and wondered why I was still paying for a second line- shortening the story- I gave them one chance more, and they failed. So now we have Comcast in a package. Which is cheaper than ATT.

              Still not happy with Comcast, but compared to ATT, it's a lot better. IMHO, it sucks that we have all of 2 choices- bad and worse- in my area. Yes, TV can come from satillites, but then I have low speed I-net, and still have to pay phone. Some areas have WOW.
              If you hate the choices that much, you can do satellite tv and get DSL which isn't as slow as you think. Or you can get just internet from comcast (costs more but it is an option).
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              • #8
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                Originally posted by Shirtless Guy View Post
                If you hate the choices that much, you can do satellite tv and get DSL which isn't as slow as you think. Or you can get just internet from comcast (costs more but it is an option).
                Around here DSL = ATT = evil.

                that would change if we got chosen for one of the google high speed cities.

                But now, choices are limited.

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                • #9
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                  Originally posted by Shirtless Guy View Post
                  You shouldn't have a problem because you have a digital tv the issue is the forced transition to digital cable boxes for every analog tv in your house...
                  Hahahahaha. Yeah. Right.

                  Comcast blocked ClearQAM channels pretty much everywhere, unless you get an HD/PVR/OMGWŦFBBQ box or one of their "Digital Transport Adapter" (ie: digital cable to analog tv) boxes.

                  I have a lovely 37" HDTV, and watch standard definition TV from Comcast (in part thanks to my landlord) via a DTA box.
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                  • #10
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                    Originally posted by dxmnkd316 View Post
                    1. Can I remove channels from the DTA lineup? I had the perfect man list of channels. No lifetime, no home and garden, and no WE. Now I have sprout, lifetime, lifetime movie, and a slew of others getting in my way. Any way to delete these?
                    I haven't figured out how to kill all the Elmer Gantry stations yet; maybe not.

                    I hate Comcast too. If it's any consolation, I've had three Comcast tech visits in the last two years, and each guy has talked about how much he hates Comcast and the only reason he's working for them is the lousy economy.

                    OTOH, the digital TV is a step up for me because I was living in the stone age and now I can watch EuroNews and Frog24, so I'm into it.
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                    • #11
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                      Pretty sure this is just a ploy to get you to have an HD box on every TV.
                      the state of hockey is good

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                      • #12
                        Re: Comcast Digital Switchover

                        Originally posted by dxmnkd316 View Post


                        I hate it already. I lost the functionality of my TV favorites list, I have an extra remote I have to use now, and I just generally hate comcast.

                        That being said, I have a few questions some fellow users here may be able to answer (comcast wasn't very forthcoming):

                        1. Can I remove channels from the DTA lineup? I had the perfect man list of channels. No lifetime, no home and garden, and no WE. Now I have sprout, lifetime, lifetime movie, and a slew of others getting in my way. Any way to delete these?

                        2. Can I program my TV's universal remote (one that actually doesn't feel like a motel 6 remote and has functionality)?

                        3. I hate comcast.
                        Why don't you get satellite?

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                        • #13
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                          Originally posted by state of hockey View Post
                          Pretty sure this is just a ploy to get you to have an HD box on every TV.
                          +elevntybillion.

                          And it works.

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                          • #14
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                            Originally posted by state of hockey View Post
                            Pretty sure this is just a ploy to get you to have an HD box on every TV.
                            Or to get rid of analog to allow for more HD channels as well as faster internet.

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                            • #15
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                              Originally posted by Priceless View Post
                              Why don't you get satellite?
                              Our family has never really bought into the whole satellite thing. Every time I personally have used it, had issues with it. Loading times were ridiculous. Pauses between changing channels was annoying but not completely intolerable.

                              I don't know. I'm sure we're going to start thinking about it.
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                              As of 9/21/10:         As of 9/13/10:
                              College Hockey 6       College Football 0
                              BTHC 4                 WCHA FC:  1
                              Originally posted by SanTropez
                              May your paint thinner run dry and the fleas of a thousand camels infest your dead deer.
                              Originally posted by bigblue_dl
                              I don't even know how to classify magic vagina smoke babies..
                              Originally posted by Kepler
                              When the giraffes start building radio telescopes they can join too.
                              He's probably going to be a superstar but that man has more baggage than North West

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