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HDNet Movies dropped in Houston? (Comcast)

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by astrohip, Dec 31, 2008.

  1. astrohip

    astrohip Well-Known Member TCF Club

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    My TiVo just had a notice up that HDNetMovies has been dropped from the lineup. This is Houston/Comcast.

    Has anyone heard anything about this? I actually like that channel, as it's a good source for HD movies. Usually I'll hear something in advance from Comcast about a change, but nothing this time... :confused:
     
  2. pyrexia

    pyrexia New Member

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    I am in the same boat... I am left wondering why this channel has been dropped. No communication from Comcast and I am paying extra for this channel!!!!
     
  3. Bettamojo5

    Bettamojo5 Rolling Along

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    Must have been a local move by Comcast in your area. We still have the channel on Comcast in Indianapolis.
     
  4. Jan 9, 2009 #4 of 12
    rasuch

    rasuch New Member

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    Email Rick Germano to complain about Comcast Houston taking HDNet Movies off. They did add The Weather Channel in HD tho. What a rip! Here's a direct link to contact Rick. If we get enough people to complain, we might get the channel back.

    comcastsupport.com/forms/contact/RickGermano/Default.aspx
     
  5. Jan 9, 2009 #5 of 12
    kmccbf

    kmccbf New Member

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    Here in Bloomington IN I received what I thought was a notice that HDNet Movies was being dropped, then that it was being moved to a digital tier I didn't have. When I called Comcast here is what I found out.

    HDnet Movies was being dropped from one package, but it was added to a different package called something like HD Classic. If you had their prior HD package you most likely had HD Classic under a different name. So you really shouldn't see any change. But their notice was really confusing.
     
  6. Jan 9, 2009 #6 of 12
    andyf

    andyf Active Member

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    Check your November paper bill online (or the real paper if you get it). The front page details the HD Pack is no longer available, SLEUTH is pulled and HDNET moves to Digital Classic.
     
  7. Jan 9, 2009 #7 of 12
    scooterboy

    scooterboy Coney Island Small

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    In the AVS Boston Comcast forum, people have been clamoring to get HDNet and HDNet movies for a really long time. You already have them?

    I looked at the HDNet schedule on their website a couple of times and wasn't impressed at all, so I didn't care much. HDNet Movies on the other hand, sounds pretty good.
     
  8. Jan 9, 2009 #8 of 12
    heySkippy

    heySkippy oldweakandpathetic

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    We probably record more movies from HDNet Movies than from any of the dozens of HBO/Showtime/etc HD channels we get. It's a pretty good mix.
     
  9. Jan 9, 2009 #9 of 12
    krthomas

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    I spoke to a Comcast rep today and she said HDNet Movies would be returning to Houston on Feb 19.
     
  10. madscientist

    madscientist Deregistered Snoozer

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    We signed a 3 year deal with RCN and got a bunch of premium channels as part of the HD/digital tier. Then a month or so ago we noticed we didn't get HDNet/HDNet Movies anymore: they took it out of our current tier and moved it to another one we'd have to pay extra for.

    I keep trying to find the time to raise enough hell to get it back for the duration of our contract; I liked that channel.
     
  11. krthomas

    krthomas New Member

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    We have them because Comcast took over from Time Warner here last year and (I assume) HDNet had already been contracted under Time Warner.
     
  12. scooterboy

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    Ah - that makes sense.
     

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