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    NMIII

    Rank: Sony Fan


    Joined: May 05, 2006
    Posts: 6
    From: Chicago

      Posted: 2006-05-07 16:58

    A couple a years ago I purchased the Sony 70inch XBR950?  Has rear projection LCD with analog and HD tuners  build in.  For cable service I had extended basic no box.

    Amazingly, I have about $25k tied up in audio/video setup but have refused to pay more than $50/mth for cable service.  Then this year I purchased a 50-inch Pioneer Elite Plasma for the living room and made the desision that it was time to order the cheapest digital package ($59.00) with hopes they would broadcast the basic 2,5,7,9,11 & Fox (Chicagoland area) in high-def.

    I tried to have a conversation with the COMCAST technical rep about whether I could get the (basic) HD channels without their box and it lead to a waste of my time.

    So, got the Sony and the Pioneer hooked up directly to the service with no box and much to my horror my Sony is not picking up the same channels as my new Elite is.

    The elite has the cable card option and picks up the HD basic channels plus apparent raw feeds from on demand.  I get channels like 89.003 thru 89.011 and 90.003 thru 90.011 with .001 increments. 

    I re-ran the Sony digital tuner setup and it tells me its picking up digital channels but if I puch in a know channel off the Elite, it says "Tuning"... then says, "No Signal".

    What's up with this? both Tvs have the same direct feed and both have HD tuners.

    Any insight would be greatly appreciated.

    -Nate



       


    jehill
    Premium Member

    Rank: Sony Senior Advisor


    Joined: Mar 13, 2003
    Posts: 14283
    From: Sewell, NJ

      Posted: 2006-05-07 17:55

    The problem is that the Pioneer accommodates a cable card while the Sony does not.  It only cost $5/mo for the HD cable receiver.

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    -John

    Sony A/V System: KDL-55XBR8, BDP-S550 and AVD-LA2500PKG, consisting of AVD-C70ES Super Audio CD/DVD Receiver, 4 SS-LA500ED surround speakers, 1 SS-LAC505ED center channel speaker and 1 SA-WD200 Active Subwoofer


       
    jagfan2

    Rank: Sony Enthusiant


    Joined: Mar 11, 2005
    Posts: 26
    From: Jacksonville, FL

      Posted: 2006-07-07 08:59

    I'm in a similar situation as Nate.  Already have a Sony connected to HD via Cablecard.  Want to purchase a second smaller Sony for the computer room and when I contacted Comcast the cost for the second TV would be an additional 13.95 month.  I'm willing to pay the $5 but not $14 for a TV that will not get that much use.  I verified the cost on Comcast's web site.  See copy below.



























































































    HDTV Service
    If you have an "HD-capable" or an "HD-ready" TV set, a Comcast HD box is the only additional equipment you need to get the clarity, vivid color and wide-screen format of HDTV. Please note that when you order an HDTV converter, you must also select the HDTV Installation. 
    Qty Monthly Fee One-Time Fee
    HDTV Installation
    Required for HDTV service, includes component cables. 
    $29.95
    HDTV Service
    $5.00
    HDTV Service on an Additional TV
    Includes HD service one box and remote. 
    $13.95



       
    jehill
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    Rank: Sony Senior Advisor


    Joined: Mar 13, 2003
    Posts: 14283
    From: Sewell, NJ

      Posted: 2006-07-08 16:47

    What if your get a CableCard for the second TV?

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    -John

    Sony A/V System: KDL-55XBR8, BDP-S550 and AVD-LA2500PKG, consisting of AVD-C70ES Super Audio CD/DVD Receiver, 4 SS-LA500ED surround speakers, 1 SS-LAC505ED center channel speaker and 1 SA-WD200 Active Subwoofer


       
    jagfan2

    Rank: Sony Enthusiant


    Joined: Mar 11, 2005
    Posts: 26
    From: Jacksonville, FL

      Posted: 2006-07-10 18:06

    I want to get the KDL-23S2000 when it comes out in a few weeks and it doesn't have the the cable card slot.  Since the TV is for my computer room and won't get as much use as the main TV, I'm going to experiment OTA with an indoor antenna.  Don't know much about it - but I'm researching.


       
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