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Official Time Warner Cable Thread

Discussion in 'TiVo Series3 HDTV DVRs' started by tunnelengineer, Sep 14, 2006.

  1. dolfer

    dolfer Myles Standish Proud

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    Amen! I can't wait for Verizon to enter the Cincinnati market! I hope it happens soon. I have been praying for an alternative to TW for a long time...
     
  2. BruceShultes

    BruceShultes New Member

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    I am hoping for Verizon to negotiate the rights to carry TV over FIOS in my area before TW implements SDV.

    However, whether TV over FIOS is available or not, I plan to drop TW as soon as they implement SDV.

    I already have D* and FIOS can provide internet service in my area.

    I can always use my S3 OTA.
     
  3. dolfer

    dolfer Myles Standish Proud

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    Can someone verify that Time Warner Cincinnati is blocking ESPN2 for S-Card users???
     
  4. Arcady

    Arcady Stargate Fan

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    Can anyone verify that only a single M-Card is needed in the TiVo HD in the north Dallas TWC market?
     
  5. skylab

    skylab New Member

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    Confirmed as of today. There have been a few complaints posted with the FCC. here is my post from another thread:

    People are also filing complaints in proceeding 97-80. To view other comments and complaints go to http://fjallfoss.fcc.gov/prod/ecfs/comsrch_v2.cgi and put 97-80 in the box for proceeding.

    To file a comment in 97-80 put 97-80 in the proceeding box, fill in the required fields, and you can type in a brief comment at the bottom. Here is the site: https://gullfoss2.fcc.gov/prod/ecfs/upload_v2.cgi

    The more people that fight this the better.
     
  6. JoeSchueller

    JoeSchueller New Member

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    I would also encourage you to go on to your local gov't website and find their office of communications and the local regulatory commission.
     
  7. vman41

    vman41 Omega Consumer

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    The real future is fiber to the premises (FIOS), SDV is just a stop-gap. The AT&T U-verse thing knows where the future is, but it looks like most areas will get a half-assed fiber/copper hybrid.
     
  8. Joey Bagadonuts

    Joey Bagadonuts New Member

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    Something concrete they can talk about? How about their customers who just shelled out anywhere from $300-$700 for an S3 and getting a total screwing by TWC? Or is TiVo just happy they got the sale and then say the hell with their customers? Sure looks like that's their plan.
     
  9. JoeSchueller

    JoeSchueller New Member

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    I agree w/ Joey... they've got to pick up the flag and run on this. No way will all of us with little FCC complaints and local complaints amount to much on our own. Someone needs to represent the issue nationally, and I think TiVo should bear that burden. They're selling a product and service TWC is making obsolete without any warning or recourse.

    Anyone here know anyone at the EFF?
     
  10. pashasurf7873

    pashasurf7873 New Member

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    I'm one of the bummed Tivo 3 owners due to the fact that TWC in Hawaii is moving alot of programming incl most HD channels to SDV. http://www.tivocommunity.com/tivo-vb/showthread.php?t=364085
    So unless the USB Dongle comes out before sept 24th (unlikely) I will need to get a piece of junk SA8300 HD box to watch HD.
    My question about the Cablecards is: If I return them on the 24th will I need them back whenever the USB Dongle comes out?? TWC says they won't be using the CableCards after that date, so I am worried down the road they may not re issue them.
    Anyone out there have any suggestions? Thanks
     
  11. Zaph32

    Zaph32 New Member

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    Yes, confirmed. I'm in Frisco, 2 TivoHD units, each with a single M-Card.

    Getting the M-Cards will be tough because the reps don't know what they are.
     
  12. drewpydog

    drewpydog New Member

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    TWC in Winston-Salem (Greensboro) moved the Travel Channel to digital last week - so I called to get M-cards for my Tivo HD and S3. They say they don't have M-cards. I'm not paying 4 install fees and 4 monthly rentals when I could do it with two. So long, Anthony Bourdain.
     
  13. ChrisFix

    ChrisFix New Member

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    What are they charging for CC install?...Here in Raleigh-Durham they charge $42.95 Per Card....it is insane.

    They will deliver an STB and install it for $18.95 and do a complete new install, including running coax for $42.95 total...not that they are trying to screw CC customers!
     
  14. cody_dingo

    cody_dingo New Member

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    The TWC contractor just left here. I got a call last weekend that the M-Cards weren't pairing correctly with the TivoHD and was asked if I wanted to try SA S-Cards instead. I agreed, so they rolled a truck today. So far I've seen a little pixelation, but for the most part it seems fine. He left less than an hour ago, so time will tell...

    Overall, the install went fine. This was this guys SECOND CableCard install, ever, in any device. Went smoothly. Inserted cards, wrote numbers down and he made a call. Piece of cake.
     
  15. dolfer

    dolfer Myles Standish Proud

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    Not to be a downer... But if you have two SA S-Cards things are probably going to be getting ugly for you *very* soon. I would be interested to know how CBS HD in primetime works out for you.
     
  16. jmjerome

    jmjerome New Member

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    Time Warner So Cal West Hollywood CA.

    TWC SOCAL, just tried to charge me $1.99 to downgrade my service, (I removed STARZ). Once I balked at the charge and asked to cancel my service completey, the agent waived the fee.

    I just wanted to give you a heads up!
     
  17. cody_dingo

    cody_dingo New Member

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    Can you please elaborate?
     
  18. dolfer

    dolfer Myles Standish Proud

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    Unless you are very lucky, you will most likely experience the pixelation, audio drops, and other issues (fast forward skips, etc) that other Scientific Atlanta S-Card users are experiencing.

    I hope it does not happen to you as it is not very pleasant! Sometimes it is unbearable.

    Tivo is supposedly working on a software update to rectify the problem. It should be released any day now. Hopefully...

    Please watch a few hours on a few different channels and let us know how it goes. For me, CBS in HD has been particularly bad. Please post back and let us know your experience.
     
  19. cody_dingo

    cody_dingo New Member

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    Oh...yeah, I know all that. I've been following it very closely. I just didn't know it happened on specific channels--I thought it was pretty widespread and pretty random. Been watching HDNet off and on today and I see it here and there, and it is annoying, but I haven't seen a ton of it.

    I'll definitely post my findings. Thank you! :)
     
  20. gpsj1966

    gpsj1966 New Member

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    I haven't been able to get mine working. I had 2 M-Series cards and it wouldn't work. Beginning to wonder if that wasn't the problem. I thought it was working fine with the 2 cards and then one day when I was watching something that needed the cable card I got a message that said that a program was scheduled to record and that the Tivo was going to switch channels so that it could record. When I tried to change back to the channel I was watching I got the cable card screen saying that the card wasn't activated. This was about 2 weeks ago. Since then I have had 2 techs come out who freely acknowledge that they don't know anything about cable cards or Tivo and after fooling with it for an hour or so they gave up. The last one swapped out one of the cards and at my suggestion we were planning to set it up one card at a time but we could never get the first card to work. He said that he would talk with the supervisor and get him to come take a look but that never happened. Finally the other day I call and the rep sends me to the supervisors voice mail and I didn't hear anything for a day or so and I called back and the new rep and it starts all over again. Now this one tells me the only thing she can do is schedule another appointment (So another tech can tell me he doesn't know anything about cable cards).
     

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