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Discussion in 'TiVo Series3 HDTV DVRs' started by phoenixZed, Aug 18, 2007.
For once customers are happy they can't deliver something on time
ooh! theres a bargain. 3 free months of the SA 8300DVR. If they paid me $1000 a month to use that box I would still rather pay for my S3 and TiVoHD boxes to watch HDTV.
Maybe they will offer FIOS in your area soon. I just got it and Comcast doesn't come close to it, except for HD ON demand which FIOS doesn't have any yet.
I got the letter yesterday.
I'm going to call and find out what forthcoming HD channels I will be missing. If they are any good, it might be worth it to have the free STB for a year.
Could you post what you find? Thanks. The only one I might be interested in is USA-HD, since Law & Order CI is moving there from next season.
What would really suck is if they start moving HD channels that are currently in the 700 range onto SDV. I suppose they can't legally move the networks, where most of my HD programming comes from, but they could move Discovery.
Looks like some of the "what are we missing" will be the new HD simulcasts of Discovery Channel, TLC, Science Channel, and Animal Planet.
Cox doesn't name areas beyond "select," but this looks pretty solid, given the timing.
NFL Network HD was added today and is apparently the first HD SDV channel. i called tech support becuase "something's wrong with my cable cards" and the guy said they aren't allowed to send signals to them because "it could literally melt your TV."
The guy clearly had no idea about SDV and offered to set up an appointment for a technician. I told him I'd call back later.
Tomorrow I'll be calling customer service to ask for a discount on the sports and information tier since I'm not getting what I pay for. Next is the FCC.
How much are your HD channels? I bet ou don't get a discount.
Does anyone from Cox in Fairfax know what (svc 4520 and svc 4523) mean next to channels 716, 717, and 718 under the column of service level? I don't think they have anything to do with SDV because in the official written communication from Cox that I received, ESPN HD and ESPN2 HD were not among the channels slated to be put on SDV after October 16th. Only new HD channels added after that date if i am not mistaken. Could it be just their own internal code
Is anybody here getting the NFL HD network that was added last week?
I guess I mean that in two ways. 1) Does anyone here subscribe to the Sports package, entitling you to receive NFL-HD. And 2) if so, are you actually receiving it?
I'm trying to figure out if it really is switched as that Cox letter ominously threatened.
I wonder if he meant "literally" as in "my jaw literally dropped to the floor"...
1. Yes, I am subscribed to it.
2. I don't actually get to use it.
If I could get FIOS I'd be gone by now... :-\
1.) Yes, I subscribe to the sports tier.
2.) No, I can't tune it in (black screen). I have cablecards and was told by Cox that this new channel was indeed switched and not available to anyone with cablecards in the Cox Fairfax area.
1. No I don't subscribe to the digital sports tier
2. yes, my SA8300 gets NFL HD just fine. They apparently put it with the HD channels like with the National Geographic HD channel (I don't get the SD version of National Geo since its in a digital tier as well).
no, my TiVo Series 3 does not get NFL HD.
I just subscribed to Cox last week, and received a Tivo HD this week, not realizing that we were facing this SDV issue. Could someone confirm for me which of the HD channels (700 range) that the Tivo can receive with the CableCards. I'm assuming the major networks are still available, but I don't know which of the channels I currently receive with the set top box were added since this change. I'm struggling with whether or not I want to keep the Tivo or return it.
As of now, you only won't get NFL-HD.
Okay, thanks, guess I don't need FoodHD as much as I need my Tivo.
D-Day is upon us.
Cox has launched 11 HD channels (History, Science, Animal Planet, Discovery, TLC, Food, HGTV, NHL, CNN, Versus, and TBS). I was already at work by the time I saw the announcement, so I haven't looked for them on my S3. But I doubt I would have found them anyway.
Someone want to confirm.
i'll check when i get home. according to the website:
they're live... no mention of SDV or not of course...
eta: well, of course, except for this little disclaimer at the bottom:
"Televisions and other consumer owned devices equipped with a CableCARD may require a digital set top receiver in order to receive all programming options offered by Cox Digital Cable."
The channels are live on my SA8300. The channels don't exist on my series 3.
FYI even though Cox Orange County has not yet deployed SDV they do have short term plans to do so and as a result recently added HD channels are not showing up for CableCard customers (they are for Cox Motorola digital boxes). Future channel additions will not be available to CC customers either since they are all planned to be under SDV umbrella.