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Comcast Digital Channels Without Converter Box

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Silicon Dust

I have Comcast Triple Play service and I’m happy with it.  I’ve looked at Verizon’s FiOS service, but Verizon didn’t want to rent me a static IP with my residential service.  Comcast was more than happy to provide me with a static IP for an extra $4.95 per month.  I have a few servers at home that I use for heavy software testing and having a static IP is a must.

Anyway, I have a box in the family room and 3 other TVs around the house.  I didn’t want to pay for the additional boxes since my Visio LCDs came with an integrated HD converter; all Visio LCDs do.  The Visio line allows you to watch digital channels as well, but there is one problem.  The digital channels are mostly available by tuning to a 5-digit or 6-digit number (e.i. 103-706 for History channel).  It was a pain to remember where all the channels were since the Guide feature didn’t provide the full channel information; until now.

I’ve found Silicon Dust.  The site provides a listing of all those channels.  Keep in mind that channels need to be re-scanned occasionally and you may lose channels in the future if/when the content providers require Comcast to encrypt the channels, such as HBO and all other premium line-ups.

Enjoy, and if you know of other sources of Comcast digital listing, please share with us by commenting below.