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#1 04-06-2007 10:49:05 AM

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From: Schaumburg, IL
Registered: 02-14-2005
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City of Chicago going nearly 100% digital … siness-hed

Contains a few lies (the digital cutoff date is for BROADCAST, not cable) and misinformation (Basic service will still be analog). Not mentioned is that you only get ONE free cable box. If you have multiple TV's, you will have for the extra boxes.

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#2 04-07-2007 11:10:06 AM

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From: Bucks, PA
Registered: 02-12-2005
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Re: City of Chicago going nearly 100% digital

That's interesting.  I wonder what prompted them jumping the gun so much, and I wonder if Chicago is the first market to do this.  Seems odd that such a large market would be a test area.

Also, the Tribune posted the following "Corrections and Clarifications" today that directly address some of your comments.

A Friday Business section story about Comcast Corp. completing its digital upgrade in Chicago contained incomplete information about the impact of the change on certain analog cable customers. After the digital upgrade, those customers who plug a cable directly into their television and bypass the need for a set-top box can still do so, but they would receive only local broadcast channels. A cable box will be required to receive other cable-only channels. The cable box will be offered free by Comcast for the primary household TV, but boxes for secondary sets require a monthly fee, a Comcast spokesperson said.



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