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Why same HD station in the both 100s and the 1000s?

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Re: Why same HD station in the both 100s and the 1000s?


Cjywest wrote:

Why same HD station in the both 100s and the 1000s? Example NBC HD is both 188 and 1005. Is there a difference in quality or something? This actually is troublesome because when I add a station as a "favorite", the guide shows both channels which makes the guide selections more cumbersome. 


To clarify, duplicate "mirrored" channels (like having HGTV HD on two separate channels in the channel lineup) do not take up additional bandwidth.

 

The multiple channel locations are simply presented as an optional channel entry points for our customers. They take up no additional chanel space. 

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Re: Why same HD station in the both 100s and the 1000s?

All of these extraneous channels allows Comcast to keep rates high; without them, packages would be cheaper and they wouldn't have to pay for all of the associated fees, taxes, etc.

Expert

Re: Why same HD station in the both 100s and the 1000s?

Interesting link Andy. Not happening here yet.

Silver Problem Solver

Re: Why same HD station in the both 100s and the 1000s?

The new 1000 series numbers are Comcast trying to set up a national channel numbering scheme, which can make advertising easier.

 

From the numbers, it looks like you are in the Chicago area. You can check this thread about it:

http://forums.xfinity.com/t5/Channels-and-Programming/Possible-setup-for-national-channel-numbers-in...

Expert

Re: Why same HD station in the both 100s and the 1000s?

As you increase your service, all the lower levels of service are still there and available for you to use. It is just the crazy way their system works.

 

My box will find the HD channel in the 400 series witch is identical to the 800 series channel. It's a PITA since they programed their system that way. It makes it harder to search for the channel desired. No one has need for lower resolution channels once they get a widescreen HD television.

 

The should program the system to work better, but the current system works as far as they are concerned.

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Why same HD station in the both 100s and the 1000s?

Why same HD station in the both 100s and the 1000s? Example NBC HD is both 188 and 1005. Is there a difference in quality or something? This actually is troublesome because when I add a station as a "favorite", the guide shows both channels which makes the guide selections more cumbersome.