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HDTV with Openband

Discussion in 'Broadlands Community Issues' started by Cooper, Nov 18, 2002.

  1. Cooper

    Cooper New Member

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    Does anyone knows the status of the HDTV broadcast thru the Openband cable system?
     
  2. sonnguyen

    sonnguyen New Member

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    Cooper,

    This is the only information I have for it. Rick Jones (OpenBand Senior Manager of Customer Services) informed me today (01/15/03) of the following:

    "Yes we are evaluating HDTV for possible future implementation. No time frame as of yet but Engineering is working on the issue."
     
  3. pauleyc

    pauleyc Member

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    Cooper / sonnguyen,

    I bought in Southern Walk and was trying to find out the same (haven't closed yet). Did a google search and caught this posting. I tried calling OpenBand w/ no luck.

    If either of you currently live in Broadlands, the HOA is listed as including all services. Do you have option of not taking cable? I will stick with DirectTV / OTA for HD if OpenBand does not provide it. Thanks!
     
  4. Mr. Linux

    Mr. Linux Senior Member & Moderator Forum Staff

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    Paulyc,

    It's my understanding that Broadlands South residents pay for all the Openband services, regardless if they decide to use them or not. I *did* hear that there was an exception when it came to local telephone service. So, you could get Direct TV, but you would still have to pay Openband for their cable service.

    Since I'm a Broadlands NORTH resident, I'm not talking from direct experience here, and there's a strong chance I may be wrong. Anyone else have better information?
     
  5. pauleyc

    pauleyc Member

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    Then I recommend everyone continue to ping OpenBand (weekly if necessary) until they comit to providing HD content like several of their competitors. I'm currently moving out of Woodbridge (to a single at southern walk in May) and as I'm turning off my cable modem .. I get a notice the HD is in Woodbridge! Comcast and COX are rolling it out in several areas and Openband should follow suit if they want to continue to boast being a "high tech" provider. Btw - Does OpenBand get its cable services from Adelphia? I know they like to advertise they do it all, but like StarPower they probably just repackage local services for a discount.
     

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