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Cox Cable Cards

Discussion in 'TiVo Series3 HDTV DVRs' started by jcaudle, Sep 12, 2006.

  1. LynnL999

    LynnL999 Member

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    Not an issue here in Orange County either, but I suspect our equipment is totally different.

    Sometimes, if you are tuned to an SDV channel and leave it there for a long time (like hours), the channel will time out, and then you need to retune it. I think that's actually how SDV is supposed to work to free up the bandwidth, although it's a bit clunky. But I've never had to reboot for it to work again.
     
  2. catatafish

    catatafish New Member

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    Yeah. It would be nothing but a blank screen all of the channels were blank, even some of the lower analogue. After a restart it would be fine again. Although some time it would be only one channel were couldn't get in and after restart that channel would come in. Of course as I had mentioned the Sereis 3 had a few digital channels it could never get in no matter what.

    I had 4 visits in the last 8 month. I just gave up it wasn't worth the hassle. We had been Cox customers for over 10 years.

    To be fair some very good and very polite people came in and tried to help, but most are not familiar with Tivo setups. One tech said that this year (last year 2011) they sated to implement a lot of changes in our area and it was giving a lot of people a hard time. He thought from when our problems started it was some of these changes behind it.

    Don't hate Cox, just got fed up. Perfecting will to ditch U-verse when our contract is up, although it has a lot more channels than were were getting for the same price.
     
  3. LoREvanescence

    LoREvanescence Always Autocorrected

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    Wait, I didn't know that cox or any cable companies were using H.264 for regular cable channels?

    If they are what channels are H.264?
     
  4. CoxInPHX

    CoxInPHX COX Communications

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    I believe Phoenix is going to be the first test market for use of H.264
    http://www.multichannel.com/article..._MPEG_4_Channels_To_Advanced_TV_Plus_Tier.php

    All of the "Plus Package" channels in Phoenix are currently in testing using H.264. They have not Officially Launched, but should in the next few months.

    1101 - Hub HD (Bonus Pak also required)
    1133 - DIY HD (Variety Pak also required)
    1134 - Cooking Channel HD (Variety Pak also required)
    1161 - Outdoor Channel HD (Sports and Info Pak also required)
    1900 - SWRV HD (Variety Pak also required)

    1202 - HBO Signature HD
    1203 - HBO Family HD
    1204 - HBO Comedy HD
    1205 - HBO Zone HD
    1210 - HBO East HD
    1211 - HBO2 East HD
    1212 - HBO Latino HD

    1222 - Action MAX HD
    1223 - Thriller MAX HD
    1225 - Cinamax East HD
    1226 - More Max East HD
    1230 - 5StarMAX HD

    1242 - Showtime Showcase HD
    1243 - Showtime Extreme HD
    1251 - TMC Xtra HD

    1263 - Starz East HD
    1264 - Starz Kids & Family HD
    1265 - Starz Cinema HD
    1266 - Starz Comedy HD
     
  5. LoREvanescence

    LoREvanescence Always Autocorrected

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    I checked the plus package channels, which I have been getting here for about a month now on my tivo.

    They are all still MPEG-2

    would love to see MPEG-4 / H.264
     
  6. Johncv

    Johncv Active Member

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    I try this, but Video PID display what look like a Hex number not related to MPEG2 or H.264.
     
  7. LoREvanescence

    LoREvanescence Always Autocorrected

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    can you take a picture or post here what it says?
     
  8. CoxInPHX

    CoxInPHX COX Communications

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    CNNHD is MPEG2 while HBOEHD is H.264

    1036 - CNNHD (MPEG2)
    [​IMG]

    1210 - HBOEHD (H.264)
    [​IMG]
     

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  9. CoxInPHX

    CoxInPHX COX Communications

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    You are using a TiVoHD, correct? not a Premiere.

    Perhaps the TiVoHD does not list MPEG2 and/or H.264, also perhaps it is not capable of tuning H.264 format.
     
  10. aztivo

    aztivo Member

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    Are you actually getting these channels? I shoe them in the TiVo but nothing shows up when I tune them
     
  11. CoxInPHX

    CoxInPHX COX Communications

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    No they are displaying "Channel Unauthorized" , They are still only in testing, probably for employees testing only on the Cisco WHDVR at the moment.
     
  12. rcobourn

    rcobourn Registered Snoozer

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    I got a lineup change message yesterday listing these channels, although they were already showing up in the guide for me before the message. Only difference is there seems to be guide data for them now whereas before all was listed as "To Be Announced". The channels also show unauthorized for me, at the moment.
     
  13. aztivo

    aztivo Member

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    Same here. Maybe cox will have them live in a few days
     
  14. CoxInPHX

    CoxInPHX COX Communications

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    I noticed the same thing, 1045-TruTVHD and 1071-TCMHD did go live last night also.

    I am not expecting to get the others, (Plus Package), without a fight, but perhaps I'll be surprised.
     
  15. LoREvanescence

    LoREvanescence Always Autocorrected

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    So it seems COX NH just flipped the SDV switch.

    Back in October I got a letter stating on November 7th, all channels listed will be converted to SDV and I would need to get a Tuning Adapter.

    I did, but I was unsure if the tuning adapter was working properly, I was under the impression from reading posts on AVSForums it was not as the yellow light was blinking. But I still was receiving all my channels so I thought it must be working fine and I don't know why that light is blinking.

    Well, as of this morning, none of the channels listed on the SDV sheet come in. They just give a message about there is a problem with the signal on this channel.

    I have tried to power cycle the tuning adapter, the tivo but nothing seems to be working by doing just that.

    in the menu's it shows a turning adapter is attached.

    Anyone know what I should try to get these channels working?
     
  16. LynnL999

    LynnL999 Member

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    Call tech support, make sure the tuning adapter is authorized properly. If it is, ask them to send a "hit" to it.
     
  17. LoREvanescence

    LoREvanescence Always Autocorrected

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    Just contacted tech support through live chat.

    They sent a hit and it seems to be working now

    thanks
     
  18. LynnL999

    LynnL999 Member

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    Yay! Glad it's working for you!
     
  19. ellinj

    ellinj Seems Very Friendly TCF Club

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    Anyone here in RI? Whats the situation?

    I got a letter a while back saying I needed to get a TA for SDV. I never did anything, and now can't find the letter. So far it appears that I am not missing anything.
     
  20. CoxInPHX

    CoxInPHX COX Communications

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    I inquired today with Cox AZ, regarding the Plus Package channels and was told it would cost me $10/mo for these channels to be authorized with a CableCARD. Ouch. Every other market I know only charges $5/mo and that is for the equipment charges for the Whole Home DVR package.

    Is any Cox Customer receiving the Plus Package channels paying an additional fee?
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    EDIT:

    I emailed back and questioned the initial quote of $10/mo just for the channels, and was told he made a mistake and the channels are Free with a CableCARD as long as you subscribe to the corresponding SD Tier. I should have them shortly, fingers crossed.

    First attempt did not get the channels working, although they do show as having been added to my account online. Issue has been escalated.
     

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