Saturday, May 16, 2009
COMCAST SET TOP TUNER BOXES
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Some questions have come up as to exactly how many boxes, and of what type we will be receiving under the provisions of the new Cable Contract.
Let's have a look:
In the first hardware deployment, each apartment will receive one Standard Set Top box. This box will be connected to an existing outlet at the request of the Unit Owner, and connected to a colocated TV of your choice. The box will be programmed to receive; Limited Basic, Expanded Basic, Digital Starter, Video on Demand and the 48 music channels included in our Bulk Cable agreement.
Due to the large numbers of boxes, and the absence of our Snowbirds, this deployment will take time; and in fact will be resumed in the December (2009) - January (2010), timeframe.
Complete plans for the training and demonstration of operation of the box and it's distribution, will be available soon.
At some time in the future, as yet undetermined, for those with more than one TV, Two additional boxes will be made available. The boxes are different from the Standard Set Top Box discussed above, and are called Digital to Analog Converter boxes (DTA).
The DTA box will be a simple box capable or receiving only channels from 2 - 100. This range includes Limited Basic and Expanded Basic programming. The DTA will continue to provide these two Tiers of service even if channels are converted to Digital format in the future; which many undoubtedly will. All three boxes described herein are part of our contract, there will be no additional costs for these 3 boxes.
Please raise any question you may have in the Comment stream.