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Comcast Hits HD Milestone

Discussion in 'Local Reception' started by Nick, Oct 16, 2008.

  1. Nick

    Nick Retired, part-time PITA DBSTalk Club

    Apr 23, 2002
    TVWeek News:
    Comcast’s HD lineup includes more than 200 movies, live sporting events through several outlets including ESPN and TBS and nearly 300 television series, in both linear and on-demand formats.

  2. n3ntj

    n3ntj Hall Of Fame

    Dec 18, 2006
    I heard this same radio commercial today and nearly fell down laughing.. there aren't even 1000 HD channels.. this "HD options" BS is getting really old.

    EXTACAMO Godfather

    Apr 6, 2007
  4. rhambling

    rhambling Godfather

    Dec 19, 2007
    :icon_lame and :beatdeadhorse:
  5. harsh

    harsh Beware the Attack Basset

    Jun 14, 2003
    Salem, OR
    This is why they use the carefully chosen terminology.

    The real question is how many of these options are dependent on your package choice (not to mention your choice of receiving hardware).
  6. Thaedron

    Thaedron Hall Of Fame

    Jun 29, 2007
    Precisely. They don't say channels... they say options or viewing choices or anything to lead you to think channels, without saying the word. They can advertise that they are the HD leader without saying that they have more HD channels than anyone (which they don't). The latter would be lying, the former is creative marketing.
  7. Nick

    Nick Retired, part-time PITA DBSTalk Club

    Apr 23, 2002
    Depends on how one looks at it -- channels or choices.

    Before VOD was introduced, for example, let's say I had 50 premium HD movie channels from Comcast. Therefor, at any given moment I could choose any one of 50 different HD movies currently showing, but not all starting when I was ready to sit down and watch.

    After VOD came into the picture, let's say I can call up any one of an additional 100 HD movies, giving me access to 150 HD movies at any given time, so my choices in HD movies have tripled. Even better, the HD movies on VOD will start when I say, not according to a predetermined schedule.

    Some of you may still be hung up on HD channel-counts, but the new reality in HD programming is 'choices'. To think of it another way, Comcast's VOD puts a video store in my cable box.
  8. mutelight

    mutelight Godfather

    Oct 6, 2008
    If you have their HD STB (any model) you can play back any of the content. Hardware is not an issue.

    There is are a lot of PPV HD movies and some free HD movies but at least a few months ago when I was with them there was nothing near 1,000 HD "options", I don't even think there was 1,000 onDemand videos period. :confused:
  9. braven

    braven Hall Of Fame

    Apr 9, 2007

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