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Must Read Comcast’s Latest Subscriber Shakedown

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There are times when you just have to tip your cap to Comcast for coming up with creative ways of swindling its subscribers. The company’s latest masterpiece has been the rollout of its channel encryption program, which now forces customers who have even the most basic television services to get all of their channels through a digital adapter box.

I first received my digital adapter box last week and installed it on Sunday just in time to watch football. When I flipped it on I was horrified to find out that I could no longer access the HD network television broadcasts that I had before been able to get by simply hooking the Comcast cable to the back of my television set. But with Comcast’s digital adapter sitting between the two, I can now only get standard definition channels.

I called Comcast Monday morning and asked why I was no longer getting access to the HD channels that had been part of my service package. They told me that to get those channels back I would need to buy their special HD box and pay them a $10 monthly HD service fee. At this point I became incredulous.

“So you’re telling me that I’ll need to now pay you an extra $10 per month just to get the same channels that I used to get?” I asked.

Source BGR

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