Comcast – I fought ’em so you don’t have to

I’ve been spending the better part of the last half-hour trying to figure out Comcast’s digital cable packages and pricing.  Their website allows you to get a channel lineup so you can see which channels each package has, but doesn’t let you easily compare.  I decided to put them into an Excel spreadsheet to do side-by-side comparisons.

Then, I couldn’t find pricing on some of their plans.  I had to call them and get pricing.  What they don’t tell you is that their Digital Classic and Digital Preferred ($14.99 and $15.99 per month, respectively) are costs in addition to normal basic cable fees of $49.25/month.  So, to really compare Digital Starter to Digital Class to Digital Preferred, I’ve put together the following Excel spreadsheet that shows price and channel selections.  It’s probably only valid for their Bellevue/greater Seattle service area, since the pricing and channel offerings vary by region.