Also, on the Comcast side you should be aware that Comcast is now exchanging, for no cost, the nasty little DTA low definition boxes that we use for our ancillary TVs for High Definition DTA boxes, which enable the user to access all the high definition stations in the 400 range without having to lease the costly DVR boxes. I don’t recall Comcast having publicized this change, which provides all televisions in the home with a high definition signal! All residents should be encouraged to make this exchange because they will no longer have to suffer with the small, lower definition picture that the outmoded DTAs provide. As I informed you previously, while the Comcast “high definition” doesn’t match the DirectTV clarity, these new little HD DTA boxes are quite an improvement. Whichever new providers you are negotiating with should certainly provide the same or better service than Comcast.
To remind you, here is my prior email to you:
Here is additional information from a Pelican Bay resident. Apparently Summit Cable has lost the contractor doing the Pelican Bay installation. Also, those residents already installed, as well as The Vineyards, have recently suffered a system wide shutdown (apparently due to lack of redundancy) as well as reporting many DVRs that do not properly record (due to being supplied with inferior equipment). The largest shareholder of Summit is apparently a Bahamian cable company, probably operating on a shoestring, most likely trying to gain entry in the US market with hopes of being bought out at a premium. I’m told that residents who call the Pelican Bay representatives (probably the consultant) involved in the Summit roll-out to complain are told that everything is fine and proceeding as planned, so be careful who our representatives speak with.
I have no horse in this race. I don’t particularly like many aspects of Comcast’s equipment, policies, performance, procedures and rates. My Direct TV is far better (and includes real 1080 reception unlike Comcast), except when it rains, but it doesn’t provide wireless.
We need to be very wary of Summit Cable