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nevadabell
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join:2001-05-11
oregon

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Comcast Oregon channels changes late 2008

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i just got word from a comcast supervisor that we will get new hd channels on or around Dec 1st and this is what it might look like will update when public notice gets printed or see something that is correct

702 KATU HD
703 KRCW HD
706 KOIN HD
707 DISCOVERY CH
708 KGW HD
710 OPB HD
711 HDTR
712 KPTV HD
713 KPDX HD
717 NFL NETWORK HD
723 SPEED HD (ON OR AROUND DEC 1ST)
732 VS HD (* VS/GOLF HD TILL AROUND DEC 1ST)
733 GOLF HD (* ADD AROUND DEC 1ST)
734 STARZ HD
735 ESPN HD
736 ESPN2 HD
738 TLC HD
739 ABC FAMILY HD
741 DISNEY CH HD
743 ANIMAL PLANET HD
744 CNN HD
748 FOX NEWS (* ADD AROUND DEC 1ST )
750 HISTORY HD
751 HBO HD
752 AETV HD
753 FX HD (* ADD AROUND DEC 1ST )
754 TNT HD
755 TBS HD
757 UNIVERSAL HD
758 USA HD
759 SCIFI HD
761 MAX HD
763 MHD
766 FOOD HD
767 HGTV HD
771 AMC HD
772 SCIENCE CH HD
773 N.G. HD
776 SHOTIME HD
788 CSNNW HD/ FSN HD * MOJO DELETION EFFECTIVE AROUND DEC 1ST

nevadabell
Premium
join:2001-05-11
oregon

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i just seen this online
i just found out this will be rolled out to one area at a time till somewhere in march

nevadabell
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join:2001-05-11
oregon

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Re: Comcast Oregon channels changes in early 2009

new info about changes in early 2009 will let you know when i get our local paper and see if the date is across the oregon system or just salem on that date
update to launch schedule
SALEM AREA JAN. 14TH
EUGENE/CORVALLIS FEB. 11TH
SW WASHINGTON MARCH. 18TH
TUALATIN/MCMINVILLE APRIL. 15TH
WEST PORTLAND /ST. HELENS MAY 13TH
EAST PORTLAND JUNE 10TH

ViRGEdx

join:2002-10-25
reply to nevadabell

Re: Comcast Oregon channels changes late 2008

Thanks for finding the notice for the Salem area, nevadabell.

I'm not particularly happy to be one of the first in the nation, but as long as they're not going to encrypt the digital EB channels, things could be worse. Plus I'd assume we're going to get DOCSIS 3.0 at the same time for HSI, which will be a nice pickup.



psujim

join:2007-10-10
Reading, PA
reply to nevadabell

Re: Comcast Oregon channels changes in early 2009

It certainly is nice to see progress!! It's a good move that they will include a digital converter and two digital adapters to each customer. I'm assuming if you have an HD or DVR converter, that you would only pay the difference? Who knows with Comcast.


dishrich

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

Well it also appears that you guys are NOT going all digital ONLY, since it says limited basic will continue in analog, also. This is just like how they did it in Chicago.



psujim

join:2007-10-10
Reading, PA

said by dishrich:

Well it also appears that you guys are NOT going all digital ONLY, since it says limited basic will continue in analog, also. This is just like how they did it in Chicago.
I would expect that to be true for all markets that eventually go this route.

ViRGEdx

join:2002-10-25

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reply to nevadabell

Re: Comcast Oregon channels changes late 2008

The Statesman Journal posted a FAQ from Comcast outlining the transition. Among other highlights:

1) It looks like standard/expanded basic is going the way of the dodo. It repeatedly mentions that affected customers are getting access to a bunch of channels that currently are on only Digital Starter, so presumably everyone is getting moved there (it's the same price).

2) 3 free digital adapters; 1 set top box and 2 DTAs. Comcast says there's no monthly charge, I don't know if this is a temporary thing, or 1+2 for free is being built in to all digital packages.

3) They specifically mention this as allowing faster internet services. So DOCSIS 3 is coming, we just don't know when.

Also of interest, the newspaper had the customer percentages. 75% are already digital, 10% are standard/expanded basic, and the last 15% are limited basic. So this change only really affects some 10% of their customers here.

And finally, it looks like the digital side of the transition is already done. I'll start sniffing with my HDHomeRun later and see if the the digital EB channels are indeed there and unencrypted.



cypherstream
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join:2004-12-02
Reading, PA
kudos:3

That's a really well written FAQ. Can't wait until my area transitions. Hopefully I'll still be around to see it.


nevadabell
Premium
join:2001-05-11
oregon
reply to nevadabell

here is another change in Benton/Linn county kinda a repeat of early info except no date for digital only 32-71

ViRGEdx

join:2002-10-25
reply to nevadabell

Alright, I've gone through the entire channel spectrum. The entire Digital Starter tier has been unencrypted. It's possible to pick up everything in that tier in digital except for the TV Guide channel, and the 4 public access channels (which were at one point in digital, and have since gone missing). The nationals are available in HD, the HD versions of the cable networks are still encrypted, however (damn).



cypherstream
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join:2004-12-02
Reading, PA
kudos:3

Are they still on weird numbers, or do they line up and make sense?


ViRGEdx

join:2002-10-25
reply to nevadabell

Here's the list, you tell me if it makes sense.

[Channel Number]:[Station Name]/[Zap2It Station ID]
14-13: KOPB (HD)/KOPBDT (the HD feed is not the same as the SD feed, KOPB calls this "HDTV")
14-14: Create/KOPBDT3
14-15: The Oregon Channel/KOPBDT4
73-1: KATU
73-2: KGW
73-3: KRCW
73-4: KPXG
73-5: Trinity Broadcasting Network/KMNT
73-6: Sci-Fi/SCIFIP
73-7: Country Music Television/CTMVP
73-8: Fox News Channel/FNC
73-9: Comcast Sports Network Northwest/CSNNW
73-10: CNBC
72-2: KRCW (HD)/KRCWDT
76-3: KPTV (HD)/KPTVDT
79-1021: The Weather Channel/TWC
79-1101: CNN Headline News/CNNH
80-3: KPDX (HD)/KPDXDT
80-63: KOIN (HD)/KOINDT
86-xx: On Demand (Dynamic allocation)
91-2: KATU (HD)/KATUDT
91-7: KGW (HD)/KGWDT
91-10: NBC Weather Plus/KGWDT2
92-202: CSPAN2
92-203: Animal Planet/APL
92-204: The Travel Channel/TRAV
92-207: CNN
92-208: The Golf Channel/GOLF
92-209: Home Shopping Network/HSN
92-210: QVC/KCTSDT2
94-1: The Biography Channel/BIO
94-3: History International/HISI
94-12: Lifetime Movies/LMN
94-1074: TVMart?/ADCH315?
100-4: G4
100-5: Bloomberg/BLOOM
100-1064: Leased Access?/LEAC099
101-24: CSPAN
101-1093: Locked Comcast Channel
104-301: Black Entertainment Television/BETP
104-302: Oxygen/OXYGENP
104-303: Discovery/DSCP
104-304: The Learning Channel/TLCP
104-305: Cartoon Network/TOONP
104-306: TruTV/TRUTV
104-307: Food Network/FOODP
104-308: USA/USAP
104-309: Home & Garden Television/HGTVP
104-311: The History Channel/HISTP
104-312: A&E/AETVP
105-2: ShopNBC/SHOPNBC
105-3: MoviePlex/MPLEX
106-1: ABC Family Channel/FAMP
106-2: Telemundo/TELEP
106-3: Jewlery Television/JWLTV
106-4: KOIN
106-5: Disney Channel/DISNP
106-6: TBS/TBSP
106-8: VH1/VH1P
106-9: Fox Sports Northwest/FSN1
106-10: ESPN
106-21: TV Land/TVLANDP
106-113: Versus/VERSUS
107-11: ESPN2
107-12: MTV/MTVP
107-13: WGN America (unlisted)
107-14: Northwest Cable News/NWCN
107-15: American Movie Classics/AMCP
107-16: Comedy Central/COMEDYP
107-17: E!/EP
107-18: Spike TV/SPIKEP
107-19: MSNBC
109-11: Azteca America (KXPD)/AZTECA
109-12: KOPB (SD)/KOPB (the SD feed is not the same as the HD feed, KOPB calls this OPB TV)
109-13: KPDX (SD)/KPDX
109-14: KPTV (SD)/KPTV
109-15: TNT/TNTP
109-16: The Hallmark Channel/HALMRKP
109-17: Limetime/LIFEP
109-18: FX/FXP
109-20: Nickelodeon/NIKP
110-1: Discovery Kids/DKIDS
110-2: The Science Channel/SCIENCE
110-1102: Univision/UNIP
111-1154: Galavision/GALA
111-1162: WE
116-4: Sprout (Abnormally low signal strength, won't lock)



sansri88
digital is here
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join:2005-12-17
New York, NY
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That's a lot of channels in the clear..do you get PSIP data for it? Like channel name, guide data if your TV has one (mine has a rudimentary one that shows what's on at that moment).


ViRGEdx

join:2002-10-25

I don't think so. I use a HDHomeRun so ultimately it pulls its data from elsewhere and I know little about PSIP as a result; but when fumbling around through one of the setup programs, it looks like any kind of significant PSIP data (e.g. a channel name) is only supplied for the national networks.