reply to tshirt
Re: [Bill] Comcast DTA
said by tshirt:As another one of the Q&As states:
If you have a high-def TV with a digital tuner and you're now getting high-def channels, you're set. Don't bother with a DTA because it will degrade your signal.***
*** yet all the info(verbal and some written) I've gotten direct from CC implies EVERYTHING will be encoded and without an DTA all you will see is static.
Q. Will customers need a digital device if they own a digital QAM tuner TV?Note that they say "at this time." Comcast is anticipating being allowed by FCC to encrypt the Limited Basic digital channels sometime in the future. At that time, even TVs with "Clear QAM" tuners won't be able to receive any channels at all.
A. Customers with a digital QAM tuner TV will be able to continue to get their Limited Basic cable channels without requiring a digital device at this time. Comcast recommends that customers utilize equipment on all TVs.
And the people on the phones, chat and the(admittedly fairly generic) flyer in the DTA box say the opposite.
once again comcast's worst ability (COMMUNICATION) is showcased.
Being fairly technical and somewhat of a fan boi I have at least considered and researched other possiblities, but many around here( particularly those that can only afford limited basic on their analog tv or even a basic digital flatscreen must be somewhere between fully confused and panic.
ComCast COULD much enhance their image, by being total clear and concise, even verbose out this latest round of digtal transition even if it costs them a few higher, "panic" upgrades...at this time.
In the end even a digital qam tuner wont do you any good. But its done in steps so there is no clear answer. What works now wont work 6 months down the line. Read the flyers as they come and you get your answer. Bottom line is in the ned you will need boxes for everything.