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Re: Is the HD fee a box fee or a service fee?
said by HerronScott:You will not get HD programming here unless you pay for it.
Not with our local franchise. I get all the HD channels with no HD technology fee (2 Tivo's with CableCards).
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.
Can anyone in IL with a Tivo and Cable Card comment on if they are paying an HD tech fee?
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.
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.