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Comcast MPEG4 - Anything?

Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by ghuido, Apr 27, 2012.

  1. Phantom Gremlin

    Phantom Gremlin New Member

    Jun 20, 2002
    My area still has many analogs in the channel range of 2 - 31. But they did change 32-69 to digital a while ago. I'm surprised you're 100% digital. I have a plethora of of channels even with hundreds of MHz left alone as analog. Perhaps you're not on an 860 MHz system.

    Well, let's hope not anytime soon. I'm sure TiVo won't bother updating the Series 3 to decode MP4, even though it's theoretically got the hardware (the devil is in the details). I certainly don't want to buy new boxes!
  2. morac

    morac Cat God

    Mar 14, 2003
    Sorry, I was a little unclear. I just received 20 additional channels to what I already had. There's over about 100 HD channels now, though I don't subscribe to some of them.
  3. MichaelK

    MichaelK New Member

    Jan 10, 2002
    my comcast headend area is 860 and has been all digital for a couple years now off the top of my head.

    Comcast has been handing out DTA's since 2008:

    I'm only like an hour away from Morac (If i remember he's in a county right across the Delaware from Philly) - I'm surprised it took that long for his area. If I recall he's cisco based and they might have even tried SDV there for a while? I'm moto- I think they MAYBE (WAG on my part) changed moto areas's first and then later cisco/sciatl?

    edit: I also think it might be related to finding room for higher internet with DOCSIS 3- after they got eveyone on DTA's they upped the internet speeds and added a higher tier or two. Nuking those last ~30 analog channels is way more then they would need to adding another internet channel or 2 from what i understand- so not entirely sure why it would be related- maybe it allows them to split internet traffic within the nodes- some on one set of frequencies some on others?
  4. morac

    morac Cat God

    Mar 14, 2003
    Actually I'm Motorola based (Comcast of Burlington County). Comcast here went mostly digital about a year or two ago (and gained about 80 HD channels and faster Internet (16/2 base) at the time), but the approximately 26 limited basic channels were still analog. Those channels were switched to digital last month, freeing up more room for even more HD channels. That's the final stage in "Project Cavalry".
  5. gonzotek

    gonzotek tivo_xml developer

    Sep 24, 2004
    Comcast of Gloucester County also seems to be following the same schedule as Burlington (we also have moto boxes, went mostly digital last year, then all digital in the last few weeks).
  6. Adam1115

    Adam1115 20,000!!! TCF Club

    Dec 15, 2003
    Denver ish
    I don't see it that way. The content is being streamed across their internal network, not the Internet. They have to pay their upstream providers for bandwidth for you to stream netflix, they don't have to pay anyone for them to deliver content over their own network.
  7. Philmatic

    Philmatic Member

    Sep 17, 2003
    If anything SDV is the band-aid solution. Comcast took the right path when they switched from Analog to 100% Digital, SDV is crap.

    H.264 + 100% Digital lineup is what is in the best interest of everyone. SDV is not.

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