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moulder3

join:2007-05-21
Boston, MA

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HDNet now in Boston!!! (plus 15 other new HD channels!)

Boston has more new HD adds, including HDNet!

Here is the updated Boston HD lineup (courtesy of chambemd at AVSforum) as of 12/16

* indicates new addition

*762 HBO FH
*763 HBO ZD
*764 TMC WD
*765 SHO 2H
*766 SHO HD
*767 MMXDW
*768 MXHDW
*769 HBO 2H
*770 HBO HD
771 HBO SH
772 HBO Family HD East
773 HBO Latino HD
774 HBO Comedy HD
775 HBO Zone HD
776 More MAX HD
777 ActionMax HD
778 5 Star MAX HD
779 ThrillerMAX HD
780 WMAX HD
781 @MAXHD
782 OuterMAX HD
*783 HDNet
*784 Travel Channel HD
785 Encore HD
786 G4 HD
787 Style HD
788 Lifetime Movie Network HD
789 Fox Business News HD
790 Hallmark Movies HD
791 QVC HD
792 Toon Disney HD
793 Fuse HD
794 Bravo HD
795 CNBC HD
796 ESPN News HD
797 Biography HD
798 IFC HD
799 Women's Entertainment (WE) HD
802 WGBH HD (PBS HD)
804 WBZ-DT Boston (CBS-HD)
805 WCVB-DT Boston (ABC-HD)
806 WFXT-DT Boston (Fox-HD)
807 WHDH-DT Boston (NBC-HD)
808 WLVI-DT Boston (CW-HD)
814 WSBK-DT Boston
815 Planet Green HD
816 TV One HD
819 MGM HD
821 National Geo HD
822 NHL HD
823 Discovery HD
824 Disney HD
826 ABC Family HD
828 Palladia HD
830 FX HD
831 TBS HD
832 HGTV HD
833 TNT HD
834 E! HD
835 USA HD
837 A&E HD
*838 Tennis HD
839 HD Theatre
841 Fox New Channel HD
842 CNN HD
846 Universal HD
847 The Weather Channel HD
848 Golf HD
849 ESPN HD
850 ESPN 2 HD
851 NESN HD
852 Comcast Sportsnet NE HD
853 NFL Network HD
854 Food HD
*856 CBS College Sports Network
859 AMC HD
860 Cartoon Network
862 SciFi channel HD
863 Animal Planet HD
865 Versus HD
866 Science Channel HD
867 TLC HD
868 Cinemax HD
*869 HBO SH
870 HBO HD
871 HBO2 HD
872 History HD
873 Starz! Edge HD
874 Starz! Kids & Family HD
875 Starz! HD HD
876 Starz! Comedy HD
877 Showtime HD
878 Showtime Too HD
879 SHOCD
880 Showtime Extreme HD
*881 SHO CW
*882 AMX DW
883 The Movie Channel HD
884 The Movie Channel 2 HD
885 Big 10 Network HD

While we are very lucky in Boston, I would just point out that Comcast needed to add most of these channels to stay competitive with RCN, (another cable franchise in parts of Boston) which also already went all-digital.

I do hope that the lineup is fixed sometime soon though, since pay channels are all over (762-782 and 868-884)


nszulga

join:2007-06-17
Northborough, MA

Any word on additions in MetroWest, just outside Boston? Probably not, but haven't had a chance to check being at work and all.


moulder3

join:2007-05-21
Boston, MA

said by nszulga:

Any word on additions in MetroWest, just outside Boston? Probably not, but haven't had a chance to check being at work and all.
I don't know for sure, but everything I've read is that Boston & Brookline are the only 860mhz systems and the only ones in the area to go all-digital. Doing so means they have (had?) an abundance of bandwidth for HD.


rabidmoose

join:2008-12-09
Arvada, CO
reply to moulder3

Wow, nice additions!

I agree with you though, they need to fix that lineup. It's incomprehensible the way it is now.


nszulga

join:2007-06-17
Northborough, MA
reply to moulder3

said by moulder3:

said by nszulga:

Any word on additions in MetroWest, just outside Boston? Probably not, but haven't had a chance to check being at work and all.
I don't know for sure, but everything I've read is that Boston & Brookline are the only 860mhz systems and the only ones in the area to go all-digital. Doing so means they have (had?) an abundance of bandwidth for HD.
Yeah they are lucky! Just was curious, some of those additions would be nice to have.

Chad473

join:2007-12-18
Lancaster, PA
reply to moulder3

enjoy while the rest of us drool at that HD lineup.



mikedz4

join:2003-04-14
Weirton, WV
reply to moulder3

--- BANGS HEAD OFF WALL TIL AMBULANCE COMES while repeating "why couldn't I live in a FIOS or Time Warner area?"



owine
Premium
join:2002-08-29
Chicago, IL
reply to moulder3

Boston's lineup is not really a response to competition. There is no FiOS in Boston. They do compete with RCN but the key is that they are a 860mhz system with a very small amount of analog channels.



gate1975mlm
Premium
join:2001-09-30
Philadelphia, PA
kudos:8

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reply to moulder3

Boston is kicking the living crap out of Philadelphia when it comes to HD Channels



cypherstream
Premium,MVM
join:2004-12-02
Reading, PA
kudos:3
reply to moulder3

Oh my god.

What does that cost ya a month?


gt1racer

join:2008-11-19
Fall River, MA

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reply to moulder3

I just love that i live 1 hr from Boston, and i have only 43 HD channels compared to Boston's over 100 HD channels



HamburgRsdt

@comcast.net
reply to moulder3

I'm in Hamburg PA and would die for that lineup. I think last time I counted we had 35 or 36 channels. I hope Comcast in Hamburg will hire some of your talented Boston engineers! Or at least our engieers have a conference call with Boston's and learn how they do it up there!

Frusterated in Hamburg-


moulder3

join:2007-05-21
Boston, MA

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reply to cypherstream

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Comcast pricing - Boston
said by cypherstream:

Oh my god.

What does that cost ya a month?
I attached our new rates. It's not cheap, but probably not THAT much more than what most are paying. Basically $76 or so (for cable, excluding pay channels) + $15 for the 1st HD/DVR box.

I could probably save $15 a month with RCN cable (the other provider in Boston) but I've been very impressed with Comcast's offerings.

Comcast Guy

join:2008-01-16
Harrisburg, PA
reply to moulder3

That's very impressive! Kudos to engineering in that area.

Expand your moderator at work

zackotronic

join:2008-09-08
Sharon, MA
reply to gt1racer

Re: HDNet now in Boston!!! (plus 15 other new HD channels!)

said by gt1racer:

I just love that i live 1 hr from Boston, and i have only 43 HD channels compared to Boston's over 100 HD channels
yea i live only 30 minutes from boston and I am in the same boat as you.

JamesDax

join:2001-02-24
Philadelphia, PA

said by zackotronic:

said by gt1racer:

I just love that i live 1 hr from Boston, and i have only 43 HD channels compared to Boston's over 100 HD channels
yea i live only 30 minutes from boston and I am in the same boat as you.
You two have 10 more the Comcast hometown Philly.


Spiderman865

join:2005-12-27
Joliet, IL
reply to moulder3

How's the picture quality with all of those bandwith hogging HD channels?



joetaxpayer
I'M Here Till Thursday

join:2001-09-07
Sudbury, MA
reply to moulder3

said by moulder3:

said by nszulga:

Any word on additions in MetroWest, just outside Boston? Probably not, but haven't had a chance to check being at work and all.
I don't know for sure, but everything I've read is that Boston & Brookline are the only 860mhz systems and the only ones in the area to go all-digital. Doing so means they have (had?) an abundance of bandwidth for HD.
"all digital" mean the lower channels are no longer viewable on regular TVs? This would kill the old TiVo's as well.

moulder3

join:2007-05-21
Boston, MA
reply to Spiderman865

said by Spiderman865:

How's the picture quality with all of those bandwidth hogging HD channels?
I've been very impressed overall. While some channels seem to have some pixelation during fast movement, they are the "secondary" type channels (Food Network, AMC, FX, Style, Bravo).

I could be crazy, but I don't think Comcast is using 3:1 compression on the locals (ABC, NBC, CBS, FOX), major sports channels (ESPN, ESPN2, CSN, NESN), or primary movie channels (HDNet, HBO, Showtime...etc.)

Overall, I'm extremely satisfied with the quality of the HD channels.


mceamon

@comcast.net
reply to moulder3

anyone know when Spike HD is coming?


wilkcards

join:2007-03-30
West Warren, MA
reply to moulder3

I'm about 60 miles from boston, and they added 5 HD channels in my area (qvchd, encorehd, fbnhd, cnbchd, and bravohd).
I was hoping for HDNet, though.
Also, I can't seem to get these channels in mediacenter which is really annoying me right now.



Spiderman865

join:2005-12-27
Joliet, IL
Reviews:
·Comcast
reply to moulder3

Glad to hear that and it is something to look forward to when our area goes all digital sometime in the future. I can say that the I am happy with my picture quality, but disappointed with the quantity of HD channels in my area.
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