this looks like a job for... tomorrow!

I heart Comcast!

- Game 3 of the Predators' spectacular playoff run.
- First game at home here in Nashville.
- Broadcast in glorious high-definition.



..or not..

Seriously now, how can I spend all my time hating Microsoft when there are much more evil monopolies out there like Comcast? I am only one man with only so much hate.

6 comments:

ComcastCares1 said...

On behalf of Comcast, I would like to apologize for the inconvenience.

I will reach out to my executive contacts to resolve this for you. Please feel free to send me an email with your account or phone number so that I can assist further.

Thanks in advance for the opportunity to assist!

Sincerely,

Mark C.
Comcast Executive Offices
We_Can_Help@cable.comcast.com

jacksonh said...

Was it a local blackout, or did the service just go down? My guess is it was blacked out because it was on VS.

jpobst said...

I don't think it was a local blackout, cause only the HD didn't work. I watched the 2nd and 3rd periods in SD. I missed the 1st period because I had set it to record the HD version.

Although, the channel did stop working almost the instant before the game started. It recorded some announcers talking before the game and then nothing. I wonder if there is such a thing as an HD only blackout?

jacksonh said...

Do you know if they advertised it being available in HD? I have seen games that just weren't available in HD (apparently HDTV media trucks are the most scarce resource in the world) so they blacked out the HD channel, although usually they just display the channel in SD.

HD sports is still in a pretty sad state. Despite all the HD Center Ice commercials, I actually don't get any games in HD. Maybe next year....

comcastcares1, while you are at it can you get HD broadcasts of caps games in Hampton Roads?

jpobst said...

Oh, that's true. Maybe they just didn't have the game in HD. Most of the games aren't in HD, this one was just listed in the guide as HD and all the other playoff ones I had watched were.

I can forgive that, they just need to remove it from their guide then if that's the case, or as you said, play the SD one on the HD channel. Something so that I don't see it listed in the guide, click record, and later find an hour of nothingness.

jpobst said...

Trying to clean up the spam and accidently deleted jacksonh's very interesting comment:

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/07/25/technology/25comcast.html?_r=3&ref=technology&oref=slogin&oref=slogin&oref=slogin this article reminded me of this.