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Bobster

@comcast.net
reply to andyross

Re: Say goodbye to ClearQAM

Clear QAM is gone in Somerset NJ.



telcodad

join:2011-09-16
Lincroft, NJ
kudos:7

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said by Bobster :

Clear QAM is gone in Somerset NJ.

Were you given the required 30 days advance notice?

Also, affected subscribers with extra TVs equipped with Clear QAM tuners are supposed to be offered one DTA (or CableCard) free for one year.

See: »www.fcc.gov/document/commission-···hibition

EDIT: Are sure that they did not just re-map those channels? See this item posted today by someone else in Somerset County: »Channel Mapping in 08844


Dan A

join:2008-01-03
Kendall Park, NJ

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reply to Bobster

Do a rescan of your tuner Comcast just did some remapping in your area as they also recently did in mine.

»Channel Mapping in 08844



Bobster

@comcast.net

Rescan fixed it, thanks.



Dan A

join:2008-01-03
Kendall Park, NJ

When Comcast of Central New Jersey remapped it on the 27th here on the Middlesex County I was surprised a to find WCAU 10.2 NBC Philadelphia Nonstop. WPHL's Tango Traffic 17.4 as well at WPHL feeds of 17.2 Antenna TV and 17.3 This TV that were already carried through WPIX and WPVI's Live Well Channels 6.2 HD & 6.3 SD that were already carried through WABC. None of them are mapped into the Comcast boxes or DTA's only their New York counterparts are mapped.



telcodad

join:2011-09-16
Lincroft, NJ
kudos:7
reply to telcodad

Starting tomorrow (Dec. 10th), cable operators can begin encrypting their digital basic service tiers (after providing customers 30 days advance notice):

Cable subscribers are about to get a sneaky fee
By Herb Weisbaum, NBC News - December 9, 2012
»www.nbcnews.com/business/cable-s···C7476067

From the article:

If you have cable service, you probably have at least one set-top box. On Monday, a federal rule change takes effect that could eventually force you to rent more cable boxes.
:
The Federal Communications Commission had prohibited the encryption of basic cable since 1994. But in October, the commission voted to allow it, starting on Dec. 10.
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None of the six major cable companies in the country has announced a date to encrypt basic channels.
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When asked what it planned to do, Comcast, the country’s largest cable service provider, said in a statement:

“Currently, we do not have any announcements to make. Should we plan any changes in the future, we will notify any impacted customers well ahead of time.”
:
Before a cable company can encrypt basic service, it must give customers 30 days advance notice. The FCC rule requires them to give two free converter boxes to customers with only basic service for two years and one free box to everyone else for one year. After that, the cable companies could sell or rent the boxes.

The FCC’s decision does not require those free converter boxes to deliver high-definition signals. For basic service in HD, customers would have to rent an HD box which could cost as much as $10 a month.

Consumer advocates say these box rentals will become a new revenue stream for cable companies.