Resolution of HBO-HD channel changed from 1080i to 720p

Hey All,

I recently noticed that HBO-HD (Comcast channel 300 in the Pittsburgh, PA area) was broadcasting in 720p instead of 1080i, which has been the standard for as long as I can remember. Thinking my cable box might have accidentally changed settings, I went into the service menu: the "native" setting was still checked.

All research indicates HBO-HD has always broadcast in 1080i. Has something changed on Comcast's end? For what its worth, Cinemax-HD (part of the larger HBO corporate family) is also now broadcasting in 720p instead of 1080i.

Has anyone else noticed this?

Comcast -- what's going on? Are you changing things without telling customers...again? ; )