Ladies and Gentlemen,
The year is TWO THOUSAND SEVENTEEN. I repeat, 2-0-1-7. The 2017-2018 NBA season will begin in just about a month. Will Comcast offer more than one HD channel? Naaahhhhhh.
I contacted NBA.com (customer support is mindbogglingly worse than Comcast), and I was assured that 100% of all NBA feeds are in HD (duh). When I called Comcast and let them know, I was told Comcast chooses not to provide HD for cost savings.
I think I'll go NBA League Pass streaming only (same cost) just out of spite.
*slow clap for Comcast
How did you contact NBA.com? Email?
Same with Comcast. Phone, or chat? Who was the name of the representative that told you they choose not to do it over cost savings? I'm just curious as to who would be that forthcoming.
MLB Extra Innings has the same problem. Out of 16 channels, only 2 are in HD.
I had NBA LP Broadband from 2008-2015. When they changed their pricing model to not allow the 5 team plan, I got the full LP, even though I knew I would be getting mostly SD channels. That was why I didn't get full LP initialy in 2008.
Last season, I didn't get any LP. I just relied on national TV games.
On another note, Audio Pass used to be free, I think througn 2014 or 2015. Now that costs money too. I used to like using Audio Pass when I couldn't stream.
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I ordered NBA League Pass. In the past, I've had LP Digital Broadband, but since they changed the pricing plan to either only have 1 team or all teams, I couldn't do 1 team anymore. This time I ordered through cable. I asked the sales rep how many channels would be in HD. Even though I already knew the answer. He couldn't tell me. He just said the games would be in HD depending on where the game was played. I asked "But aren't there certain channels that will be in HD, and thus it will depend on whether the games are on those channels?" He said "yes, but I can't tell you which of those channels are in HD. I can only tell you the channel numbers. 440-452, and 460." I had been ready to complain at how few channels were in HD, but since he couldn't give me a number at how few channels there were, my complaint wouldn't go anywhere. He probably would have just said that he can't verify how many channels were in HD, and so I don't think my complaint wouldn't move past him without him being able to verify that. I'm not sure how my existing NBA.com account will link to League Pass. He said it would ask to select my provider, and I would log in that way. But I don't know, I didn't do that before when using LP Digital.
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You can select the home or away braodcasting team through the NBA Broadband app.
But not through TV, you have to just monitor the channels and hope the game is on multiple channels, which means multiple feeds.
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