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dishrich

join:2006-05-12
Springfield, IL
reply to Bayshun1

Re: Is the HD fee a box fee or a service fee?

said by Bayshun1 :

If I get HD service am I paying $10 a month for the HD service it's self or just the rental of the box? I am asking because I currently have SD service and am considering switching my box for a cable card.

Putting the CC issue aside to answer your 1st question, paying the $10 HD fee DOES include an HD box on your primary (1st) outlet anyway. And, if you have have additional outlets (boxes), they also include an HD box as well.


rjk

@comcast.net

Still not clear. If you have no Comcast boxes (just tivo) do you still pay the HD technology fee?



Caddyroger
Premium
join:2001-06-11
To the west

said by rjk :

Still not clear. If you have no Comcast boxes (just tivo) do you still pay the HD technology fee?

Yes in most markets.
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Caddy

HerronScott

join:2004-12-23
Staunton, VA

My understanding is that the HD technology fee was only required if you were using Comcast's equipment.

Scott



Caddyroger
Premium
join:2001-06-11
To the west
Reviews:
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said by HerronScott:

My understanding is that the HD technology fee was only required if you were using Comcast's equipment.

Scott

I believe that is for the locals. The only thing the cable card does is tell the tivo what channels that allowed. The HD service has to be turned on for you to get HD programming
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Caddy

HerronScott

join:2004-12-23
Staunton, VA

Not with our local franchise. I get all the HD channels with no HD technology fee (2 Tivo's with CableCards).

Scott



Caddyroger
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join:2001-06-11
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said by HerronScott:

Not with our local franchise. I get all the HD channels with no HD technology fee (2 Tivo's with CableCards).

Scott

You will not get HD programming here unless you pay for it.
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Caddy

HerronScott

join:2004-12-23
Staunton, VA

Comes with our Digitial Preferred package and we've always received HD for the past 6 years that we've had our Tivo's and CableCARDS. Again we've never had an HD technology fee in this area although they did add it to the last rate schedule but I'm not being charged for it (and neither is my brother).

There's been a lot of discussion on the HD technology fee in the TiVo forums and the general concensus and feedback from Comcast in most franchises has been that it's only for where you have Comcast HD equipment (DVR, converter etc). I'm not positive that is consistently applied though across franchises so YMMV.

Scott


grantsa4

join:2007-08-15
Naperville, IL

Can anyone in IL with a Tivo and Cable Card comment on if they are paying an HD tech fee?


jlobb2

join:2013-03-28
Romeoville, IL

I'm in Romeoville and use a cablecard only(with a Ceton InfiniTV 4 tuner) and get the HD channels in my package. If you look at the channel lineup, it shows the hd channels as being included with the package you subscribe to.

Here is the link for channel lineup in my area at least.

»www.comcast.com/Clu/ChannelLineUp



rjk

@comcast.net

That is a very good point. If you pay for a package that includes HD channels, you should not have to pay an additional fee to receive them with your won equipment.