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Some Comcast Changes Delayed in Ocean County

Company says Philly HDs by the end of the week

Comcast Cable customers in Ocean County will have high-definition feeds of Philadelphia local channels by the end of the week, the company said Monday.

The carriage of the channels was supposed to have begun last Friday, but while some aspects of to the company's high-def lineup were completed, the Philadelphia additions never appeared.

"We did need to delay some of those additions but we fully expect them to be available by the end of the week," said Jennifer Bilotta, a company spokeswoman, on Monday.

Most of the changes to Comcast's lineup – deleting legacy feeds of HD channels in the 200s range, as well as the addition of a few other channels including WLNY, a Long Island, N.Y. station – were completed.

The delay could cause some confusion for Philadelphia Eagles fans.

The team is scheduled to play a preseason football game against the New England Patriots Monday night at 8 p.m. which will air in high definition on WPVI (ABC) and ESPN. If the game is blacked out on ESPN due to local carriage agreements, Eagles fans in Ocean County will have to settle for a standard definition feed of the game.

Over the weekend, Mercer County fans of the New York Giants and Jets reportedly watched their teams in standard-def only after NFL Network was blacked out. In those areas, Comcast was scheduled to add HD feeds of New York-based channels last week. Those channel additions were also delayed.

The new channel lineups, including the Philadelphia HD additions, apply to all three of Ocean County's Comcast systems.

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Sal Lib August 20, 2012 at 08:08 PM
not just you Jak, ive asked a bunch of friends that live in ocean county speeds have gone down drastically.
Nancy K August 21, 2012 at 11:03 AM
we are idren getting disconnected from the internet quite frequently. They told me to disxonnect cable, then power. wait 5-10 minutes and reconnect in the same order. This works, but last week I had to do it everyday!!! has anyone else had this problem?
Xavier August 21, 2012 at 12:06 PM
Saturation most likely. Comcast just doubled the bandwidth in my area. I was getting about 12mbps and I now get around 24 to 25 on a good day. That being said I doubt they upgraded their hardware to accommodate the increase.
Xavier August 21, 2012 at 12:07 PM
Ask them to test the signal strength coming into the house to your modem.
Ed August 21, 2012 at 01:36 PM
Nancy...had that problem early July...they had to adjust signal at the pole. Mine was going out every hour.

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