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Old 01-16-2013, 11:37 AM
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Originally Posted by Sportsdad View Post
What about satellite? (or is that considered OTA?)

FWIW, we *had* comcast until the "HD age" came upon us. We dropped comcast (except for a cable internet provider) and went DISH. No issues with DISH for 9 years now.
Satellite isn't consider OTA, as the signal is encrypted and needs decoding by the receiver.

Over cable, there are two types of signal - Clear QAM, which isn't encrypted and most HDTVs can view without a box, and the encrypted/premium channels that need the cable box to decode. Comcast likes to pretend that the QAM signals aren't there and that you need the box to view HD - don't expect any help from their customer service in viewing it.
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