Comcast customers could be affected by digital TV switch
June 13, 2009
By Warren Kagarise
NEW — 6 a.m. June 13, 2009
TV stations killed their analog signals yesterday as stations nationwide began to broadcast in a digital format. Though the transition was mostly smooth in the region and nationwide, some local Comcast cable customers may need to pick up a digital adapter box in order to receive their full channel lineup.
Comcast ended the analog signal for Channels 30 through 70. Customers who subscribe to Comcast standard cable or digital cable; or those who have a TV connected to Comcast service without a digital set top box may need a digital adapter box.
Comcast introduced digital service in two phases in Issaquah. The first phase ended yesterday; another phase is planned for July 6-10.
Comcast planned to send detailed mailers to customers with their cable bills explaining who would be affected by the switchover and what equipment affected customers might need. Learn more by calling Comcast at 1-877-634-4434.
People using roof antennae and rabbit ears to receive analog signals for their TV sets were encouraged to pick up vouchers for digital adapter boxes. Learn more about the switchover here.