View Full Version : No HDTV from Cox on CBS

01-29-2004, 08:44 AM
That's right even though the Super Bowl will be presented in HDTV, if you have Cox cable you won't get the HDTV signal. What a crock of **** that is :mad:.

... and Cox wants you to feel sorry for them in their negotiations with ESPN :rolleyes: . They could give us the HDTV on CBS if they really wanted to.

01-29-2004, 06:17 PM
Cox stinks. Always has and probably always will. With dtv, I get better and more of everything plus all the networks and local channels in hi def for free. Cox is obsolete. You don't have an 8 track in your jeep do you? :)

01-29-2004, 06:46 PM
I got this email from Cox today after my post here:

Dear Mr. Towle:

Thank you for your recent e-mail to Cox Communications regarding your cable service.

We regret any confusion this matter may be causing you. You may be happy to note that we are broadcasting the Super Bowl in high definition.

The Super Bowl will be broadcast on CBS channel five, channel 705 HD.

We hope this sufficiently responds to your inquiry. Thank you again for contacting us via e-mail. Please let us know if we can be of further assistance.


E-Care Specialist
Cox Communications - Arizona

So the good new is they will have HDTV.

So why can't they broadcast CBS all the time in HDTV?

01-29-2004, 09:03 PM
Much of the programing is not formatted in hd from the get go so in order to show everything in hd they have to squash or stretch the picture, in which case you are better off watching the standard 4:3 ratio because otherwise everybody looks like Stewie from The Family Guy. (best show ever)

01-31-2004, 07:23 PM
Yes...I do have an 8 track in my Jeep and I love it:D

It is not so easy finding the good tapes any more but the ones I do have are in STEREO! Yeah baby! I only have one speaker now but when I get that second speaker welded to my roll bar I will have Ol' Blue Eyes rocking strong:o

02-13-2004, 05:29 PM
With the proper equipment; you can get all the local HD programming. I simply hooked an aerial antenna to my Hughes HD Set Top Box which is cabled to my HD plasma TV. Digital signals can be picked up through the air for free. I use Direct TV's dish; by the way for all other programming.