Comcast HD changes ..anybody know what they are doing..??

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  1. scottfll954

    scottfll954 Member

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    From TIVO

    You may have received a letter from Comcast informing you that they were upgrading the way they deliver HD channels on their XFINITY TV service. Some digital converters (cable boxes) will need to be upgraded to models that support the new HD platform. This is scheduled to occur in early November.

    Please note that this will not impact your TiVo BOLT™, TiVo Roamio™, TiVo® Premiere or TiVo HD DVR. You will continue to get all your HD channels - no action is necessary


    thanks....................
     
  2. tarheelblue32

    tarheelblue32 Well-Known Member

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    Comcast is transitioning their compression standard from MPEG-2 to H.264 and downconverting all 1080i channels to 720p. There are several discussion threads on this topic in the forums.
     
  3. scottfll954

    scottfll954 Member

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    I know that this is a loaded question..

    Will I notice a difference of the picture on my HD TVs..??

    thanks again..
     
  4. tarheelblue32

    tarheelblue32 Well-Known Member

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    The 1080i channels they are downconverting to 720p will probably look worse to someone with a good eye for picture quality, especially on larger screens, but the average person probably won't notice.
     
  5. TonyD79

    TonyD79 Well-Known Member

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    Even with the 1080i --> 720p, it depends on how much bandwidth they dedicate to the channels. Since they are doing it to preserve bandwidth, don't hold your breath.

    As for MPEG2 --> MPEG4. Again, it depends on how they do it. DirecTV has the best PQ that I have seen and they convert everything to MPEG4. But they don't squeeze the bandwidth. The MPEG4 itself saves a ton.
     
  6. jrtroo

    jrtroo Chill- its just TV

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    Fast forward on some channels after the transition will be a different experience. That's all I noticed in Chicagoland.
     
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  8. HarperVision

    HarperVision TiVo's Italian Cuz!

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    Yes, you should! :mad:

    Which is what they're banking on.......:rolleyes:

    "Con"cast..........the future of awful!

    Thanks, just seeing this now......they're pathetic and the American Joe Sixpack zombies just shuffle around cluelessly throwing their pay checks at corporations that prey on this fact!
     

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