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Brier Dudley offers a critical look at technology and business issues affecting the Northwest.

May 15, 2009 at 6:08 PM

Comcast digital switch update: Bellevue’s next, Seattle in fall

Comcast provided an update today on its digital conversion – the one affecting cable customers, and requiring most to have cable boxes on every TV.

The company’s finished testing and changing the system in smaller suburbs and is now making the switch in Everett and Olympia. Then it’s going to happen in Bellevue, Spokane, Tacoma, Aberdeen and South King County this summer.

Seattle’s getting the switch in the fall and the entire state should be done by year-end, spokesman Steve Kipp said.

Homes that have already been converted may notice some crisper images, by the way. The company also announced that it converted 31 channels to high definition this week. They include:

Encore HD, Starz Kids & Family HD, Starz Comedy HD, Starz Edge HD, Speed HD, ESPNews HD, WE TV HD, Style HD, E! HD, Bravo HD, Lifetime HD, Travel Channel HD, Fox News Channels HD, Fox Business HD, CNN HD, CNBC HD, Spike HD, TBS in HD, Nick HD, Cartoon Network HD, Disney XD HD, Fuse HD, TV One HD, QVC HD, G4 HD, BIO HD, Planet Green HD, AMC HD, LMN HD, IFC HD and InDemand PPV Events HD.

The HD versions of those channels are now being provided in Brier, Clearview, Lynnwood, Mill Creek, Mountlake Terrace, Mukilteo, Black Diamond, Covington, Enumclaw, Maple Valley, Pacific, Unincorporated King County, Bonney Lake, Buckley, Carbonado, Eatonville, Graham, Orting, Roy, South Prairie and Wilkeson.

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