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Brighthouse Tampa - SDV coming!

Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by theaceman, Apr 17, 2009.

  1. Nov 8, 2012 #281 of 371
    megory

    megory Advanced TiVoOligan

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    Happened a lot yesterday. As I watch Ch 8 this a.m., it isn't cutting out. Sporadic. And yesterday, on one of my recordings, cutting out, freezing up, and pixelating.
    I'm in South Pinellas. You?
     
  2. Nov 8, 2012 #282 of 371
    cannonz

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    Orlando, now that your getting pixelating probably do have weak signal, should call cable company.
     
  3. cannonz

    cannonz Active Member

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    Did you get it figured out? Mine had to be weak signal hasn't happened once since new drop.
     
  4. megory

    megory Advanced TiVoOligan

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    Hi Y'all. I have a few questions and updates:
    1. My TV continues to sputter unpredictably.
    2. I just read that Bright House is dropping Channel 8 / NBC on January 1. Is that true and what do we do? Are we to be limited to HD? (I don't use HD because it limits my recordings. Some day I'll have Weaknees massively increase my HD)
    3. I've been considering getting a TA. Can I go to the BH office and pick it up? I presume I can easily install it myself.

    Anything else happening here? I just wish we had an option besides BHN
     
  5. windracer

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    I hadn't heard this, do you have a link? Do you mean just the SD channel, or NBC altogether (which would be strange)? You can still record 1008 (NBC HD) without a TA and it's not a copy-protected channel since it's a local station, so that won't cripple your ability to TTG/MRV (except to non-HD TiVos).
     
  6. megory

    megory Advanced TiVoOligan

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    Thanks WR. I followed it more and I do have the HD channel but the ribbon on Ch8 and . . . 607 (?) say it's coming to an end on those channels. I like to record analog so I can get more on my TiVo.

    I'm thinking of getting a TA because we're just using 1 TV these days, so don't need multi-room viewing/sharing.

    Merrie Holidaze!!
     
  7. windracer

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    I haven't seen any notice of the analogs going away, but I don't watch the analog channels. :)

    I believe Brighthouse permits self-installs, so you should be able to pick up a TA and do it yourself. It's pretty easy: power supply brick, coax connection, and a USB cable to the TiVo. I suggest using a splitter to run coax from the wall to the TA and the TiVo separately as the TA's internal splitter is terrible (and can interfere with MoCA, if you're using that). If you're lucky, Brighthouse should authorize the TA before you take it home so it should be plug-and-play without needing a phone call. Good luck!
     
  8. windracer

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    I know this really isn't the thread for this, but I know it has a lot of BHN customers subscribed to it.

    Just noticed this on my current bill:

    I've been a RoadRunner customer for almost 12 years and now they are starting to charge for the modem? :confused:
     
  9. igirl

    igirl Tivo and EyeTV User

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    We only just moved here and signed up with BHN, but bought our own modem years ago when another provider in another state tried charging monthly fees. Taking their money away is the only way to protest. :-/
     
  10. igirl

    igirl Tivo and EyeTV User

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    I came to this thread looking to complain about © channels on BHN in the Tampa Bay area. Everything from USA, TNT and TCM (probably others too) is locked down and cannot be transferred to computer. Very disappointed. Our previous provider didn't do this.
     
  11. windracer

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    I did end up purchasing a Motorola SB6141 from Amazon and installing it myself over the weekend (which also allowed me up upgrade to the 30mpbs service). Turned in the old modem to a local office yesterday so I shouldn't see the monthly charge. :)

    Yep, BHN copy flags everything except the locals. You can still stream those channels if you have two TiVo Premieres (or the TiVo Stream) but no transfers or PC downloads. :(
     
  12. igirl

    igirl Tivo and EyeTV User

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    We have the option of Comcast here - wonder if they do the same thing? I didn't originally like them because of convoluted pricing structures and "contracts". We don't often need to transfer shows - but having that option is nice.

    Wonder if my EyeTV software will record them from BHN instead? I'll have to set it up and test. It can export to iTunes as M4V to watch on AppleTV and iOS devices - - I can also read the files natively on our WDTV Live box. Just for those few we want on HDD.
     
  13. megory

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  14. Aug 7, 2013 #294 of 371
    windracer

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    Anyone having issues with BBC America HD (ch 1278 North Pinellas lineup)? I haven't been able to get it (or the SD version, ch 75) to tune in on my TiVo with TA for the past few days. Other SDV channels (like 1280, 1282, etc.) seem fine.

    edit: nevermind ... the one thing I didn't think to try originally, resetting the tuning adapter, seems to have fixed this.
     
  15. Aug 8, 2013 #295 of 371
    igirl

    igirl Tivo and EyeTV User

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    The TA Brighthouse uses is a major PI-TA. The things act up if the wind blows outside not to mention all the short power outages we get.
     
  16. Aug 8, 2013 #296 of 371
    windracer

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    I have my TA (and TiVo, of course) connected to a UPS for just that reason. It just seemed weird that I could tune in other SDV channels but not BBCA. :confused: Oh well.
     
  17. megory

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    While awaiting delivery of my new Roamio Pro I decided to get another tuning adapter from Brighthouse. I called support and asked if a truck roll was needed or if I could just pick one up at the local office and was told I could certainly just go pick one up.

    After waiting in line I told the rep at the desk I wanted to pick up another tuning adapter (I never mentioned TiVo). What she gave me was a "TiVo Tuner Pack": a box that contained a brand new Cisco 1520 TA and Cisco CableCARD (although it was an older PKM802 and not the newer PKM803).

    I had no issues setting up the TA myself and getting it activated and working (using my TiVo Premiere). I wish I had realized there was a CableCARD, though, because I didn't need it since the Roamio is replacing an older box I won't be using anymore. So I'll need to take the card back to get it off of my monthly bill (although I'll probably keep the card since it's newer than the SciAtl PKM800 I currently have so I'll probably have better luck with 6 tuners and the newer card).

    Still, I was pleasantly surprised with the whole process. They've come a long way from the early days when I was trying to get two S-Cards for my OLED S3. :D :up: Now if they would just stop copy-protecting everything so I could actually use that out-of-home streaming feature of the Roamio!
     
  19. BHNtechXpert

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    Oops sorry about that...but I will take credit for all the rest except for the last one :)
     
  20. Nov 1, 2013 #300 of 371
    sbiller

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    That's very cool. Kudos Gary.

    Regarding the copy-control flags, is there anything that can be done about it or is it related to the TV Everywhere content agreements that BHN has negotiated with the networks?

    I'm willing to start a lobbying campaign to get this changed! :)
     

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