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iowabuck

join:2009-03-30
Silvis, IL

[IL] weather channel HD

Curious as to why Weather Channel HD only shows up on 45 out of 385 Mediacom channel lineups. I know it is only in SD here in Quad Cities. The only lower ranked networks are regional channels specific to a locale.


wth
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join:2002-02-20
Iowa City,IA
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Probably a capacity issue with all the different cable systems that Mediacom purchased several years ago. It was one of the last HD channels to be added in Iowa City a few years ago, and since then nothing has really been added that trips my trigger.



IowaMan
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join:2008-08-21
Grinnell, IA

Um... How do you have the Weather Channel HD when Des Moines doesn't even have it?


wth
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join:2002-02-20
Iowa City,IA
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said by IowaMan:

Um... How do you have the Weather Channel HD when Des Moines doesn't even have it?

Since the DSM market is larger than Iowa City, DSM got cable TV B4 cable was installed in IC. Many older systems have less capacity than newer systems. I think Iowa City's can handle up to 890 MHz, but not sure.


MediacomChad
Mediacom Social Media Relations Team
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join:2010-01-20
Gulf Breeze, FL
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reply to iowabuck

More HD channels are add as additional bandwidth is made available. Usually more HD channels are added as the areas are upgraded to all digital.