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Old 11-29-2010, 10:07 AM   #76
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From what I understand while there's not always a huge difference, component can't handle 1080p so you would definitely want HDMI for blu-ray, plus the ease of having one cable is nice.
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Thanks for the info. I just figured that when direct TV said they have so many HD ch. I had them when I hooked up the TV. Now they want $100 for a box and I got ticked and told the guy to go F%#$ them self. I have had their service for 10 years and they can't cough up an HD box. If I was a new customer they would give me the boxs and a few free movy ch.

Is there competition in your area? I would tell them do this now or I will take my business to a Cable company. There's no fcking reason you should pay $100 up front for the box.

Oh and don't over pay for an HDMI cable. They are dirt cheap and no more than 15 bucks.
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Old 11-29-2010, 11:26 AM   #78
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From what I understand while there's not always a huge difference, component can't handle 1080p so you would definitely want HDMI for blu-ray, plus the ease of having one cable is nice.

true enough.

1st try hooking up some rabbit ears to it I bet you pick up at least all your local channels in HD, I am being serious. My locals look better over rabbit ears then through Comcast.
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Old 11-29-2010, 11:41 AM   #79
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Is there competition in your area? I would tell them do this now or I will take my business to a Cable company. There's no fcking reason you should pay $100 up front for the box.

Oh and don't over pay for an HDMI cable. They are dirt cheap and no more than 15 bucks.
I'd love to tell Direct TV To stick it but they are the only one who have the NFL network. Other then that I'd drop them. I'v look on Ebay like others have sugested but they go for $70 and up when the bidding is done. I'd be better off getting a new one from DTV.
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Is there competition in your area? I would tell them do this now or I will take my business to a Cable company. There's no fcking reason you should pay $100 up front for the box.

Oh and don't over pay for an HDMI cable. They are dirt cheap and no more than 15 bucks.
Only problem is cable blows vs DirecTV when it comes to their HD offering, both in number of HD channels and picture quality.

He probably could have sweet talked them into a free upgrade or a few months worth of free movie channels, but telling them to F off probably isn't the best route.
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From what I understand while there's not always a huge difference, component can't handle 1080p so you would definitely want HDMI for blu-ray, plus the ease of having one cable is nice.
Speaking of Blu-ray's. Can a blu-ray player also play regular DVD's?
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Speaking of Blu-ray's. Can a blu-ray player also play regular DVD's?
absolutely
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Only problem is cable blows vs DirecTV when it comes to their HD offering, both in number of HD channels and picture quality.

He probably could have sweet talked them into a free upgrade or a few months worth of free movie channels, but telling them to F off probably isn't the best route.
We as a group have had this fight quite a few times and IMO Comcast has better HD programing vs. DTV, plus HD On Demand. I have had both and I gladly stay with Comcast, well at least until FIOS comes.
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Speaking of Blu-ray's. Can a blu-ray player also play regular DVD's?

Yes and buy your HDMI cables on-line not in the story, the difference in price is night and day.
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Thanks that's what I thought.
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We as a group have had this fight quite a few times and IMO Comcast has better HD programing vs. DTV, plus HD On Demand. I have had both and I gladly stay with Comcast, well at least until FIOS comes.
Comcast has more HD channels?

I'm just going off my experience with Time Warner, they're pretty piss poor.
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Comcast has more HD channels?

I'm just going off my experience with Time Warner, they're pretty piss poor.

Time Warner is what my in laws have and it is awful and they have the option to switch to FIOS but don't do it becasue they have just always been with TW, blows my mind!

Anyways the whole who has the most HD channels is hard to nail down because everyone of them counts HD channels differential. Basically it all boils down to marketing gimmicks.
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Comcast has amped up their HD lineup significantly, however, they cram as many channels into one thread as they can, and it tends to degrade the signal. At least they used to. I'm happy with my service from Comcast, just not happy with price. I'll be calling their customer retention line here soon to see what kind of price breaks I can get.
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Ok, so I bitched enough and they are going to hook me up with a new HD/DVR receiver and up grading my other receivers.
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Only problem is cable blows vs DirecTV when it comes to their HD offering, both in number of HD channels and picture quality.

He probably could have sweet talked them into a free upgrade or a few months worth of free movie channels, but telling them to F off probably isn't the best route.
Really? That's not the case in my area. Comcast has every channel in HD and the beauty of it all is HD cable channels are pegged to east coast time.

Always be nice but don't settle for nothing. Call in another time if you have to.
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