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Letter from Comcast RE: SDV

Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by jtmal0723, Oct 4, 2008.

  1. Oct 5, 2008 #21 of 152
    mikeyts

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    I'm sure that they have the system set up, though they might not be presenting any services as publicly available switched broadcasts yet. They will have been testing it for months before rolling it out to subs.
     
  2. Oct 5, 2008 #22 of 152
    morac

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    Cherry Hill is running SDV right now and has been for some time. I'm not sure how hard it is to expand that to the entire Garden State Cable system.
     
  3. Oct 6, 2008 #23 of 152
    jtmal0723

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    jtmal0723

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    It works. The TiVo says it's operational and everything so all is good! Thumbs up to Comcast.
     
  5. Oct 6, 2008 #25 of 152
    MickeS

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    Good to hear, for all you poor suckers still using cable. ;)
     
  6. Oct 6, 2008 #26 of 152
    skaggs

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    Nice!:up:
     
  7. Oct 6, 2008 #27 of 152
    rv65

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    Glad you got yours working. Our Time Warner area uses SDV though they can't get theirs out fast enough. Let's hope they do get them in a timely manner. I too am interested a Tivo.
     
  8. Oct 6, 2008 #28 of 152
    oddlycalm

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    Nothing yet on the West coast. The Comcast tech support call center had no idea what SDV is let alone what the tuning adapter is. They were nice about it and got back to me, but nada. Looks like you folks in the Northeast are the test market.

    oc
     
  9. Oct 6, 2008 #29 of 152
    jhimmel

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    Congratulations. As far as I know, you are the first (and only) person to deploy a tuning adapter who is not restricted by NDA.

    Jim H.
     
  10. Oct 6, 2008 #30 of 152
    mikeyts

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    Are you certain that there are channels presented as switched digital that you can tune now that you weren't able to tune before? Unlike letters announcing SDV sent out by TWC and Cox, that one didn't seem to list the group of services that they planned to provide as switched broadcasts.
     
  11. Oct 6, 2008 #31 of 152
    bdraw

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    Congrats!

    Can you email me a picture at ben at engadget?

    Thanks
     
  12. Oct 6, 2008 #32 of 152
    jtmal0723

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    I would have thought so, but nothing's different yet. I even took the adapter off and the same channels on the SDV list still come in. So the switch wasn't thrown yet.
    Done

    And for everyone else's viewing pleasure, I've attached the same photo.
     

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  13. Oct 6, 2008 #33 of 152
    bdraw

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    Also, did you have to pay extra for it?
     
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    Enforcer

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    Somewhere Baby Jesus is crying because TWC is clueless. Living in an area that has had SDV for a very long time, I had hoped they would roll this out in our area first. Wishfull thinking.
     
  16. Oct 6, 2008 #36 of 152
    davezatz

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    We need to find out which channels are truly switched and if there's any sort of perceptible lag in "tuning" the station.

    Also, I wonder if jtmal0723 is in an area that used to be a different cable provider?
     
  17. Oct 6, 2008 #37 of 152
    MichaelK

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    did you have to call in with any numbers to 'activate' it? Or did they link it to your account or anything?

    or did it just work without any intervention from comcast?
     
  18. Oct 6, 2008 #38 of 152
    jtmal0723

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    You won't be charged extra for it, according to the letter. My area used to be provided by Garden State Cable before Comcast bought them out in 2001.

    If you go down to a payment center to pick one up, they just scan the number on the back of the unit like an ordinary cable box. If comcast comes to your house, then yes they'll have to phone in the numbers to activate it.
     
  19. Oct 6, 2008 #39 of 152
    MichaelK

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    jtmal0723 can give more specifics but in the mean time-
    most of NJ was some other differnt provider at one point (it was a complete hodge podge early on) but I believe that system has been comcast for some time now if not always (it's almost right across the Delaware River from the comcast mothership in Philly).

    Cherry Hill was one of the 3 SDV test markets if I recall for comcast.

    Maybe also union NJ (or maybe that's one of the OCAP markets)- which is about an hour away and separated by a pile of other systems- some from comcast, some cablevision, maybe a time warner.

    I'm about an hour (in a slightly differnet direction) and whenever I ask they tell me that they have no plans to ever do sdv here- left hand vs right hand - but we have moto on my system so maybe that's part of it.
     
  20. Oct 6, 2008 #40 of 152
    raianoat

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    Nice! I can't wait for TWC to start to offer adapters.
     

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