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Letter from Comcast RE: SDV

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

  1. moyekj

    moyekj Well-Known Member

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    No I can't tell for sure. I do have other non-video additional services identified such as frequency range used for phone and cable modem services. It used to be VOD channels were actually in the CableCard channel map so I also identified them with help of Tivo and PC QAM tuner (they were using 5 dedicated QAMS with 10 channels/QAM). Those are now hidden from CableCard map and I think have been reworked since. Last I checked there were a few frequency slots left that didn't seem to have anything on them, but I really don't have good enough diagnostic tools to pick out SDV channels. I suppose what I could do is rent out a cable box for a month or 2 so I can use its diagnostics to identify where the SDV channels are, but I'm not that OCD yet. :D
     
  2. Hystyk28

    Hystyk28 New Member

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    I actually just power cycled the adapter and bam, it went green. Thanks so much for your input though and if anybody has any questions I will be happy to add what I can.
     
  3. Saxion

    Saxion Substantive Member

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    Regarding the use of the Tuning Adapter to map clear QAM channels: Can someone with a Tuning Adapter do a test for us? Reboot your TiVo with your CableCARDs removed but with your TA plugged in, then see if your TiVo guide data still works for your local network HD channels. This would at least confirm whether TiVo supports this use of the TA. We'd be so grateful!
     
  4. pin87a

    pin87a New Member

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    I finally went and picked up my tuning adapter. The girl at the Comcast office knew exactly what I needed and was very helpful.

    It appears to be working properly (TiVo detects it) but it doesn't appear to actually be doing anything (not even sure if SDV is actually implemented in my neighborhood yet).

    The diag screen on my adapter shows "0 SDV Channels" versus jtmal0723's 62 and there is no change to the channels I receive. I guess the only true test is if all of my channels keep working whenever they actually do switch to SDV. Just gonna have to wait and see..
     
  5. CharlesH

    CharlesH Member

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    Here in the San Francisco Bay area, the Comcast VOD includes a lot of free content other than on-demand replays of TV shows. For example, they have stuff from the local Humane Society where you can see brief blurbs about particular animals they have up for adoption, and you can pick which ones you want to see. I haven't watched it, but apparently they also have something similar for selling used cars. Kind of like video classified ads. I'm really not sure why someone would want to sell their products on VOD rather than using a Web site, but that seems to be an area Comcast is going in.
     
  6. Funkmidget

    Funkmidget New Member

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    I received a similar letter today from Time Warner (in Austin, TX). This letter said that they would be giving out the tuners later this year. Were you able to get one, and if so, does it work as expected?

    Thanks!
     
  7. jtmal0723

    jtmal0723 New Member

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    yes, and I'm on Comcast too! I was able to pick mine up at a payment center and they scanned the serial number on the back and I went home to hook it up. Works as expected.
     
  8. timstack8969

    timstack8969 Member

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    Is anyone using "Tuning Adapters" for SDV on Comcast of Garden State?
     
  9. jtmal0723

    jtmal0723 New Member

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    I disconnected mine months ago since they decided to put off the SDV testing. I still have mine though.
     
  10. Oct 5, 2012 #150 of 152
    timstack8969

    timstack8969 Member

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    Any news if Comcast of Garden State, NJ is still planning on using SDV???
     
  11. Oct 6, 2012 #151 of 152
    morac

    morac Cat God

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    Comcast abandoned their plans for SDV awhile ago.
     
  12. Oct 7, 2012 #152 of 152
    jtmal0723

    jtmal0723 New Member

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    Wow, it's been YEARS since I've seen this thread, heh.... I received a call from Comcast a few weeks ago saying that they still saw I had the Tuning Adapter on my account, and they were politely asking for it back since Comcast has no future plans for SDV as my area went all digital late last year... Honestly I have no idea where in my closet I have it but I'll have to turn it in soon or they'll start charging me per month for it. It's no biggie. Everyone is correct, Comcast has no future plans for SDV any time soon. I am glad I was able to help everyone out years ago. :) :up:
     

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