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Official Time Warner Cable Thread

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

  1. Firekite

    Firekite New Member

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    That's not a full-time channel. It's a test pattern 24x7 with the exception of any time a particular event is being shown such as the occasional Spurs/Mavs/Rockets game, etc.
     
  2. Eccles

    Eccles Mostly harmless

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    Most people? That's rather a sweeping generalization. Personally, I'd be happy to be able to schedule a visit on a Sunday, to avoid having to take a half-day off work during the week.
     
  3. echoout

    echoout Beer Drinker

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    Man, I wish I could get them out on a Sunday. The sooner the better.

     
  4. realityboy

    realityboy Well-Known Member

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    I live in Dayton, and that is how the sdv channels seemed to work here as well. They played the same loop of advertising, but recently when I moved to a different address, all of those channels were available so apparently they aren't sdv. At least they aren't yet.

    Everything seemed to be going well with TWC here until this week when I have lost 2 of my local stations in HD. Hopefully they'll be back by Monday so I don't have to call TW and stay on hold forever.
     
  5. thehepcat

    thehepcat New Member

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    Any updates on the dongle situation? TW Rochester has added a number of SDV HD channels over the past weeks, but I'd love to be able to get the NHL HD channel starting up soon.
     
  6. Interactive

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    Ok, so tonight I noticed that I've got a bunch of new channels showing up in the S3 guide but none of them are tuning. HGTVHD, CNNHD, etc. Is this just because my part of North Texas (McKinney) hasn't been turned on, is it because of SDV, or because something needs to be adjusted with my CC's?
     
  7. Firekite

    Firekite New Member

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    I promise you this: if and when the dongle situation comes to a head, you will not have to go around asking for it.
     
  8. DaveDFW

    DaveDFW Member

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    The new HD channels in North Texas are available only in Dallas, Mesquite, Plano, and Richardson. According to TWC's press release, the rest of the Metroplex should be getting those HD channels ("and more") by the end of 2008.

    I'm not sure why they picked those cities over all the others, other than they were the first areas with completed 860mhz upgrades.

    TTYL
    David
     
  9. Monty2_2001

    Monty2_2001 New Member

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    I'm in Grapevine, TX and also have a ton of new channels in the 700's, all black now. I hope it's just a matter of time, and that they are not SDV..
     
  10. Interactive

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    Honestly, Tivo and TWC are in jeopardy of loosing my business to DTV. This whole SDV thing and the delays of actually giving me HD content are driving me totally nuts.
     
  11. bobrt6676

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    I also have TWC in Dayton. I occaisionally have a problem getting 760-763. All other HD channels never a problem. Usually if 760-763 is a problem I change to the other tuner and they are there. Are these the channels you have a problem with?
     
  12. DaveDFW

    DaveDFW Member

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    I sound like a broken record, but the new HD channels are only in Dallas, Mesquite, Plano, and Richardson.

    TWC is promising SDV in the Metroplex sometime this year, but these first 11 channel in these four cities are not SDV.

    The real problem is that TWC has poorly communicated what is going on.

    TTYL
    David
     
  13. JimWall

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    When espn2, aehd first came out in cincy they were sdv and later changed. Probably because there was so much usage that the channel was in use most of the time so sdv did not save bandwidth.
    The fox sports HD channel channel information in the tivo guide keeps showing "HD promo" which matches the loop that is broadcasted. The guide program starts showing actual programming starting 7 PM on 4/3 so I guess TWC starts transmitting actual shows then. We will have to wait and see.
    The "HD promo" still shows up in the schedule so it is not broadcasting the entire foxsportsohio SD channel. The Cincinnati Reds don't appear in the HD channell's schedule. Bummer!!! The "HD promo" loop is there instead.
     
  14. cab2

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    I saw the below link in a ad piece that D* sent to my house and checked it out this am. Pretty interesting website. It lists what HD channels are available in your area, by zip code. It seems to list all the various vendors in my area. Sigh, for my area, TWC = 30ish channels and D* (directv) is at 86. Glad I found this site, but just makes me more diasappointed with TWC.

    http://www.whereishd.com/
     
  15. realityboy

    realityboy Well-Known Member

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    Haven't had a problem for a little over a year. Right now 722, 746, and 746 are not working on either tuner.
     
  16. Interactive

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    +1.

    I saw this site as well and it only made me more frustrated. But it sure did validate what I've been assuming: That TWC is WAY behind the satellite boys in terms of HD content.
     
  17. realityboy

    realityboy Well-Known Member

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    Pretty much the same here plus TBS HD also. They must've changed at some point, but I didn't recheck them again until after I moved.
     
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    ehchan

    ehchan New Member

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    Just wanted to report a successful cablecard installation in Costa Mesa, CA. I made sure to call CS to leave notes on my work order for the installer to bring lots of M-Cards, and he did just that. Luckily, the first one he installed worked great, and I had all my channels within 10 minutes of his calling in the codes. The guy seemed to know what he was doing with the Tivo, even though he was a contractor, so I consider myself lucky. I only wish we had the same lineup as D*, but after they screwed my family with their draconian contract policy, i'm not dealing with them again. Tivo works great for me! (phew!)

    Ed
     
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    jschuur

    jschuur TV-holic, improving

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    I'm in Orange County (Santa Ana), just got set up about a month ago, and no sign of SDV channels (or announcement thereof) so far.

    No jynxing it! If I understand things correctly, we're all just hoping that widespread SDV implementation won't start happening until the USB/dongle adapter comes out from TiVo, right?
     
  20. Apr 2, 2008 #3120 of 6277
    rockonpearl

    rockonpearl New Member

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    Time Warner Cable came out about 3 weeks ago. Installed two cards ... no problems that I am aware of. Everything seems to work fine :up: with the exception of "switching channels" :thumbsdown:. I no longer get High Def video/music channel, HDA&E, and a few other high def channels because (purportedly) Time Warner of Maine does not want to use "NEW" technology, i.e. "switching cable cards", until they have been around a bit longer. Any truth to this? I was REALLY dissappointed to not get these channels anymore, especially when there aren't many high def channels to begin with. Does anyone know when they plan to adopt "switching" technology and what my legal rights are here? :confused:
     

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