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|reply to rody_44 |
Re: [Bill] Comcast DTA
Yes, as that bill notice stated, "by customers with Digital Starter and above," so the need to pay for all DTAs in our area now does not include Limited Basic tier subscibers in our region, as you said.
However, unlike our Freedom Region area where it has been awhile since the digital migration has been completed, in some other areas, like tshirt's Puget Sound region, they are still in the process of migrating, and as that Seattle Times article says, "up to three adapters per household will be provided for free" without any subscriber tier restrictions being stated for them right now, I believe.
I guess tshirt will have to confirm this, though.
That was my point. It doesnt matter where your system is on the digital migration. He gets three just like we get three.
Yes, if you're talking about just Limited Basic subscribers (like tshirt).
The big question, I thought, was whether the higher-tier subscribers in those areas currently undergoing their digital migration have to pay for all their DTAs now, or are those areas still getting their first 2 free, as we used to here in the Freedom Region before July 1st.
|reply to telcodad |
I believe anyone gets upto 3, minus 1 for each settop you get/have/rent, that would be 3 for limited basic customers 2 for any one with one STB or cable card and so on. first 2 cable cards are "free" but count as a STB each.
This is a little confusing because stage one which removed analogs over 100 happened early on and they sent out DTA's only to call later and tell us Limited basic customers weren't suppose to have them, than a second wave of insisting you need them around the time of the OTA digital transition, only to some of us (still unneeded for those of use with digital tuners built in) and now down to ZERO analogs as of Sept 25 (so they claim, even local CSR's seem confued about it.)
Announcment and actual switchover info could/should be clearer
dta size has shrunk each time (like a deck of cards now) picture+sound quality is equal or less then Ver 1 and same crappy remote
The lack of locals in HD will drive me to change, but not nessasrily toward more comcast video, the only reason I have Comcast video at all is to avoid an anntenna TOWER (reception is good 20 feet above the house, I have plenty of large trees that reach above the dead zone)
or to satellite
or just internet
currently Limited basic less than $3 to the bill the lowest digital tier REGULAR price is $67, plus $10 for HD, plus $10+ for the STB say $90 at least 3 times what I would pay just for HD locals (really the only broadcast TV I watch) my wife and son like a few more but all 3 together aren't TV junkies.