I own 3 Televisions capable of Digital HDTV displays. I rent 1 box that is not HDTV capable the other sets are directly connected directly to the cable wall outlet. The only sets that I can get the high quality signal on is the sets that are not connected to the cable box. By connecting the sets I can get all the major broadcast signals in the highest quality resolution. The only problem is that Comcast keeps moving the channels around I try to keep this spread up to date as soon as I realize Comcast has played musical chairs with our HD channels. I hope folks find this useful
I would appreciate any feedback concerning corrections additions or improvements.
12/25/2010 Comcast moved their Channel lineup around. If your having problems you might try rescanning. Drop a comment if you have any corrections or additions.
2/6/2011 Fox 26 was moved from 100-601 to 601-1
I could add in some of the deviations as they vary from town to town.
Comcast sent me 3 packages labeled “Digital Transport adapter Self-Installation Kit” . The back of the box has this information:
We’re Upgrading Our Network.
Right now the Comcast network carries two signals, Analog and Digital.
Analog Doesn’t have the necessary bandwidth ti carry our ever-expanding library of content and other features.
To bring you better service, we’re switching the Analog signal portion of our network to our advanced All-Digital signal.
While some extra channels are available using the box such as Sci Fi and AMC, what is clear is that it if hooked up to a Hi Def digital Television, that one will lose HD on any sets that are hook it into it. It is clear that one must either rent a Hi Def box or or not use anything. Putting a box on the deprecates the signal available for free seems counter productive.