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Any New HD for Comcast Chicago??

dpwilgreen
11-09-2007, 06:39 PM
Just wondering if anybody has heard of any new HD channels coming to Comcast Chicago anytime soon. The last one added was TBS in October. Thanks to anybody who knows something!

bradegel
11-09-2007, 09:49 PM
I was told by a Comcast insider that Comcast will be adding 10 HD channels by years end in the Chicago market....and 30 more in 2008. That is all I know.

Bradley

ComcastGuy
11-10-2007, 07:08 AM
I was told by a Comcast insider that Comcast will be adding 10 HD channels by years end in the Chicago market....and 30 more in 2008. That is all I know.

Bradley

This is accurate information for most classic markets.

Lee Stewart
11-10-2007, 07:25 AM
Comcast Guy:

How is Comcast's trials with Switched Digital coming along?

keithbart
11-10-2007, 01:34 PM
ComcastGuy,

That is a lot of new HD channels. I know earlier this year the Chicago area made room by eliminating 38 analog channels. I am wondering if they have to remove more to make room for more HD channels or they have the capacity now.

ComcastGuy
11-11-2007, 06:36 AM
Comcast Guy:

How is Comcast's trials with Switched Digital coming along?

As far as I know, they are fine. From what I hear they are rolling it out here in Central PA around the New Year. This will improve not only the amount of HD capacity, but also internet speeds. If and when it happens here, I will post results, but as always, I always take dates and time frames with a grain of salt.


ComcastGuy,

That is a lot of new HD channels. I know earlier this year the Chicago area made room by eliminating 38 analog channels. I am wondering if they have to remove more to make room for more HD channels or they have the capacity now.

If they removed 38 (wow) analog channels, they should be doing well with capacity at this time until Switched Digital is rolled out.

keithbart
11-11-2007, 09:19 AM
ComcastGuy, Here is a link to the article.


http://www.tvpredictions.com/chicagocomcast071707.htm

bradegel
11-11-2007, 11:41 PM
Considering we are supposed to get 10 channels in the next 1 1/2 months (by years end)...they better start rolling out soon :)

Bradley

ryknoll3
11-14-2007, 08:47 PM
I noticed a strange thing on tvguide.com. I have the listings customized for my area (NW Indiana, and they are showing listings for channel 175 HISTD. There isn't a channel 175 active right now, but hopefully this means that History HD is coming soon. Can't wait, also want to see Discovery Channel HD.

Marcus Carr
11-15-2007, 12:12 AM
Online guides sometimes have channels listed before they are added.

keithbart
11-16-2007, 06:06 PM
Same here in South Bend, ryknoll3. The TV guide listing has HISTD on 175 but no signal yet.

Cozdiver
11-18-2007, 09:52 PM
http://www.cbsdigitalchicago.com/comcast/hd/

keithbart
11-19-2007, 06:47 PM
According to the link above it looks like 4 HD channels will be added by the end of the year.