Posted by Tucker Hottes at 11:31:06 AM on April 20, 2006
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Well, I have won a small victory in my war with Service Electric over High Definition. Yesterday, roughly nine months after I was promised HD service "in two weeks," I got (yet another) phone call returned saying I might be good to go. That was enough to warrant a quick trip to their office to swap out my regular digital
box for an HD unit with DVR.
I say it was only a small victory because it was - only a few of the HD channels get watchable reception, the others have stuttering audio and jittery, artifact-filled video. One of the channels that does come in clearly is HBO HD, which was stunning. The most recent Sopranos and Constantine were on, so I got to check those out in jaw-dropping HD. Word from the SECTV office is that a tech should be able to boost the signal at the pole, fixing the reception. Of course, the earliest they can send someone out is next Friday.
The DVR functions work like a charm (of course, why wouldn't they), and I got to experience watching my first timeshifted, commercial-free show. Words can't describe the feeling. I think I almost cried. So in one fell swoop, I'm that much closer to being modern. Nice to see the HDTV I bought last summer actually doing some work for a change.