So, having previously worked at a cable provider, I can provide a little insight into how feed progression works, although I can't state whether these are all true from Comcast as well:
You should have 2 instances of each channel that is available in HD, one for SD and one for HD, it's not automatic. If the channel# is lower than 100, you're likely viewing the SD version of that channel.
If you are not subscribed to the HD box fee(which is usually more than the standard digital box fee) (or service, if Comcast charges for it), even if you have an HD box, the HD portion will not be enabled, even when you're using Component/HDMI
Some Cable Providers have lower compression on their channels than netflix's HD streams. My ex-employer did, at least here in Kansas (Cox Communications).
If you're seeing full blown "artifacting" rather then smudging/color blur, that is not normally feed compression. That's usually ingress/interference, or damaged/degraded lines. Especially if the artifacting is totally different colors then the surrounding source colors.
If you want a better feed of your local HD channels, it is currently illegal for cable providers to encrypt the rebroadcast(pre-reencoding at the headend) local stations HD feeds that they rebroadcast. You could run a splitter on the cable line, hook it up to your TV in addition to your box, and then scan for channels. The numbers will be all over the place, but you're going to get as pure an HD signal as you can get from those channels, the equivalentof using an OTA antenna and being right next to the station.Unfortunately this may not be an option for much longer
I feel the Dual Shock/Sixaxis/whatever's analog sticks are far better for racing games than the 360s. I feel they're about even for FPS as far as sensativity, but I find controlling a camera easier with the concave sticks of the 360 over the convex of the PS3.
That being said, if the game has any regular and/or primary use of the D-pad, every single xbox controller ever released has been a joke. Even the new twist pad is terrible. Luckily that only matters for a few rare games.
@SethPhotopoulos: First post thread disrail, that's my own fault.
Dislike is probably too strong a word. I have no interest in music past or present. It really does nothing for me. I can recognize that someone has capabilities to sing, or what a melody is, etc. It just doesn't connect to me at all, and has no interest. At closest I have some nostalgia for old school video game music at times, for the games that were linked to my childhood (Castlevania, Megaman, some Metroid stuff, etc). But I do not listen to it as a habit or as a form of entertainment. I can sometimes get a song stuck in my head, but that is mostly from "Earwig" patterns, which is a very real design mentality/tactic behind some music that can cause your brain to loop it for a while. It's a huge annoyance for me rather than an identifier that I like a song.
There's no real reason behind it, while I was forced into playing about 5 different instruments over my childhood, I had no interest in music even before or during any of that.
Edit: Looking back, I can sometimes find some movie/game scores or random songs that I find appealing, and have posted them on the forums before. But after recognizing that they're decent, I move on, and don't listen again.
So, someone posted on Miiverse asking about ZombiU.
I replied to their comment.
I now receive notifications every time someone replies to the original comment, rather than to my comment, and there are non stop responses.
I've deleted my original comment, unstarred the community, and done everything I can think of, but my notifications within Miiverse are nonstop on this thread. Anyone know if it's possible to remove yourself from that thread?