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frito

@sbcglobal.net
reply to andyross

Re: Say goodbye to ClearQAM

At the bottom of my letter from Comcast (errr, xfinity), the fine print at the bottom say's "QAM tuner TV's will continue to receive Limited Basic channels 2-16,18,19,21,95 and 97 without a digital device.

I live just outside of Chicago in Berwyn.


telcodad
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join:2011-09-16
Lincroft, NJ
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Yes, right now Comcast must still abide by the 1996 FCC rule that requires them to provide the digital basic-tier channels in "Clear QAM," so that most recent TVs can receive them with their QAM tuners.

However, the FCC has recently proposed, at the urging of the National Cable & Telecommunications Association (NCTA), to eliminate this requirement (the subject of this thread):

FCC Proposes End to Scrambling Ban
Rulemaking Would Allow Providers to Encrypt the Basic-Cable Tier
»www.multichannel.com/article/474···_Ban.php
Multichannel News - October 3, 2011

bennor
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join:2006-07-22
New Haven, CT
reply to frito
said by frito :

At the bottom of my letter from Comcast (errr, xfinity), the fine print at the bottom say's "QAM tuner TV's will continue to receive Limited Basic channels 2-16,18,19,21,95 and 97 without a digital device.

I live just outside of Chicago in Berwyn.

Just read the fine print from my latest notice indicating they are doing away with analog on March 6th, and it too has the line in the fine print; "QAM tuner TVs will continue to receive Limited Basic channels 2-27, 70, 89-96, 99-100, 177, 185, 190, 228, 246-251, 253, 256-258, 280, 290-291 & 624".

This is in the New Haven, CT market.