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DSMUser

@mchsi.com

[IA] HD Cable without a box - ever happen?

I was up in Wisconsin this week and as I was clicking through the channels, I noticed that in the 300.xx range, they receive all of the cable channels in HD, with no box. These were in HD just using the QAM tuner. As someone with 6 HD sets, only two with boxes (just can't afford the other $40/mo for lesser used sets to have a box on each), this would be great to have in Des Moines. Does anyone know if it will ever happen? HD is not a novelty anymore, why do we need to pay to rent a box to do something the TV already does?

kwbelt1

join:2006-06-03
Marion, IL
With the FCC now allowing cable systems to encrypt all channels and require everyone to have a box I highly doubt we'll have all the HD channels available to us.


MediacomChad
Mediacom Social Media Relations Team
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reply to DSMUser
In Des Moines, we do offer some local channels in HD over QAM:

5-1 WOI ABC HD
13-1 WHO NBC HD
21-3 KFPX ION HD
8-1 KCCI CBS HD
17-1 KDSM FOX HD
23-1 KCWI CW HD
86-2 WGN America HD
11-1 KDIN IPTV HD
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lotusracer
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Moline, IL
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reply to DSMUser
said by DSMUser :

why do we need to pay to rent a box to do something the TV already does?

Because it's all about squeezing revenue out of subscribers... even at the cost of loosing a few.... and nothing to do with providing good service or common sense/decency.

It's not just Mediacom that operates that way either
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OldCableGuy

@planetcr.net
If you live in Cedar Rapids or Marion, ImOn offers this today.