If you or anyone you know lives in the Northern San Joaquin Valley who subscribes to Comcast and lacks digital adapters will lose their picture starting this week, as the cable provider giant enters the final stage of its digital migration. This is merely an extension of the federally mandated digital migration that began in mid-2009. Comcast generously kept its old analog channels up for its most basic tier subscribers, at least until now.
If you don’t want to lost access when the cut happens, the cable TV company wants you to take the necessary steps to get a box so you don’t lose access. This will apply to any TV anywhere in your house that lacks said digital conversion box.
And Comcast does emphasize every single, last TV in your house. The ones in your guest bedrooms or in your musty basements or up in the attic where you leave your Christmas tree and photo albums.
Comcast started this innovative transition – a move that many feel is a step forward into the future of cable television – way back in 2010 and now plans to convert the last remaining signals in the area to an all digital system. The final deadline? June 26th.
Again, any and all TVs with Comcast service that lack the set top box (STB) will lose their signal. That means no more Disney channel or Food Network or anything else that lets you zone out of reality for hours a day. However, people with TVs that are plugged into a digital, DVR or HD receiver with not be affected by the switch. In fact, they probably won’t notice at all.
You can get these digital converter boxes are being offered free of charge from Comcast. Obviously, you’ll need an existing subscription to their service, but if you’re lucky enough or risk affection, you can get up to three per household. For free. The box will allow you and your family and your friends without hobbies to continue watching free broadcast channels and receive additional digital channels also free of charge.
Just be aware and enjoy watching your TV!