Thursday, June 28, 2007
Newer cable TV technology also makes it possible to have a lot more channels available to subscribers. Comcast's largest programming package has over two hundred and seventy five channels that include a comprehensive list of the best national cable TV channels, HDTV channels, premium movie packages, and local channels. That selection makes cable TV providers competitive with any other type of technology out there.
Another addition that Comcast has implemented is user friendly software that the viewer can use to manage all of the channels that she or he has access to. Basically the on screen program guide serves to provide viewers with real time information about what's available to watch on each channel at any given time of the day or night and even in advance of when the program comes on. The information presented through the on screen program guide includes who stars in each program, what kind of content it has in it, MPAA ratings in the case of movies, and plot summaries. In short, the on screen program guide lets you decide what to watch without the frustration and inconvenience of channel surfing.
Digital video recording is another popular type of technology offered by Comcast. With a digital video recorded built into it, a Comcast receiver can easily be programmed to automatically record TV shows and store them on the device's built in hard drive for later viewing. A Comcast Digital Video Recorder will allow you to watch the programs that you want to watch even if you have some other obligation when they come on.
Video on demand technology is similar in some ways, but eliminates the need to plan ahead like with the digital video recorder. Basically, video on demand technology allows you to choose what you want to watch from a list of TV shows and movies.
All of these technologies make cable TV a real option for many families and all of them are available through Comcast.