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Official Time Warner Cable Thread

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

  1. Feb 5, 2014 #5901 of 6277
    TVjunky

    TVjunky New Member

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    It doesn't on TWC she was trying to force me to get a TWC cable box saying it was required for that package. I told her i only need the TWC cable box if i want on-demand but it's not required that i have one

    However you can get the TWC APP on a roku or xbox or ios device and some others and get the live and on-demand content now
     
  2. snowbunny

    snowbunny New Member

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    I'm going to ditch these. They have never, ever worked for more than a few days without having to call, wait for at least an hour, and go through multiple reset techniques. TimeWarner is not meeting the FCC "support" guidelines for third-party devices, it's that simple.

    Now that Comcast plans to buy TimeWarner, perhaps I should be reading up on Comcast customers' experiences.

    For this reason alone I *loathe* TimeWarner.
     
  3. rcoates777

    rcoates777 New Member

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    I've been a customer of 3 cable companies. Here are my rankings/grades:

    A - Verizon (FiOS)
    B - Comcast
    F - TWC

    Unfortunately I currently have TWC. My guess that we will see no real changes for a long time despite the Comcast buyout.

    The horrible Tuning Adapter required by TWC is my biggest gripe.

    Bob
     
  4. AudioNutz

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    I was a Comcast customer until about 18 months ago, before I moved into Time Warner's territory. I have been locked in a death match over the cci bit ever since.

    I was THRILLED when I read the announcement this morning that Comcast has just entered into an agreement to acquire Time Warner Cable! Let freedom ring!
     
  5. SCSIRAID

    SCSIRAID Active Member

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    I moved from TWC Carolinas territory into Comcast Florida territory. I am so glad to be rid of the tuning adapter. Havent missed a recording since.... Its also very nice to have all the programming flagged 'copy freely' instead of 'one generation only'. Overall very happy with Comcast.
     
  6. wtherrell

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    I can live with the stupid TA thing. My biggest gripe with TWC is that I cannot transfer programs from one Tivo to another one on my same network within my own home. They set the no-copy byte on practically everything. Only the local channels are transferable. ComCast does this only for premium channels, I understand.

    Sent from my SCH-I545 using Tapatalk
     
  7. AudioNutz

    AudioNutz New Member

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    When I was with Comcast, none of the channels, not even the premiums had any protection.
     
  8. Teeps

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    As I understand. Us time warner customers, will likely see no change in hardware/infrastructure or delivery, if comcast buys out twc. The check will just be made out to comcast instead of time warner.

    The sale is far from a done deal...
     
  9. SCSIRAID

    SCSIRAID Active Member

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    From a 'hardware/infrastructure' perspective... I would say you are exactly correct. TWC customers may be able to get relieve from CCI flags... but that remains to be seen.
     
  10. wtherrell

    wtherrell Member

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    You're more likely to see my remains before that happens.

    Sent from my SCH-I545 using Tapatalk
     
  11. Teeps

    Teeps Active Member

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    That would be welcome; but, likely will not happen.
    I believe the name will be the only change. The people, contractors, etc will carry on with little or no change in operations or policies.
    If it even happens...
     
  12. unitron

    unitron Active Member

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    Likely you'll have to make an issue of the issue at your local office--tell them that other Comcast customers aren't being restricted that way.

    Not to mention contacting Comcast corporate offices and bugging them about unequal treatment.

    Although that could result in former TWC customers having to take cold comfort in knowing that now *all* Comcast customers are subject to the anti-copy bit if they decide to solve the problem that way instead.
     
  13. SCSIRAID

    SCSIRAID Active Member

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    That would suck.... lol
     
  14. Teeps

    Teeps Active Member

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    That is the most likely outcome.
    And for the cable cutters, still using cable for internet access.
    I see higher cost to keep the current band width, or charge by data used, like phone co's are doing now.
     
  15. wtherrell

    wtherrell Member

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    You are correct, Teeps. Cableco going to get your $$ one way or another.

    Sent from my SCH-I545 using Tapatalk
     
  16. DougJohnson

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    OK. I've got to tell this story. This week I bought a new Roamio Plus to replace my 7 year old OLED S3. I was dreading the cable card hassle.

    My Roamio showed up and I called Time Warner's local number to get a new m-card. After a short time on hold, I got a guy who said "I can help you with that". And he did. Offered to FedEx the card or let me pick it up. In spite of previous awful experience with Time Warner offices, I said I'd pick it up.

    Before, the Time Warner offices made the DMV look good. You stood in line in a dark cave until a single clerk, who moved slower than you thought possible, got around to being rude to you and, maybe, get you what you needed.

    This time, I walked into a stylish lobby, was greeted at the door, asked what I wanted, led over to a friendly agent, who asked a couple of questions, got the m-card, got a receipt from me, and I was done. Five minutes total.

    Pairing was similarly painless. One phone call to the local number, a brief time on hold while I was forwarded to the correct agent, I read the numbers off the cable card screen, and I started getting channels. Another five minutes.

    I know, y'all think I'm drunk or crazy, but that's my story and I'm sticking to it.

    -- Doug
     
  17. dlfl

    dlfl Cranky old novice

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    What TWC system are you in? (i.e., where are you located?). I'm betting it isn't my TWC region, SW Ohio. Also, have you verified that your CableCARD (and Tuning Adapter, if you use one) support(s) 6 tuners?
     
  18. AudioNutz

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    I noticed a great deal of spit & polish at my local TWC place as well over the past 3 months. Companies will typically brush their teeth and comb their hair when they know they're ripe for acquisition.
     
  19. Teeps

    Teeps Active Member

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    Even a blind pig finds an acorn...
    The TW office in Torrance moved to a new and similar to your description office a while back.
    I've had mostly good experiences, my XL4 activation went similar to your experience.

    But wait; the price of cable service is going up next month, so warns the notice in this month's bill....
     
  20. DougJohnson

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    Dallas, Texas. I didn't think to check all 6 tuners (who needs 6 tuners anyway?) until you mentioned it, but they all work fine, including the tuning adapter.

    -- Doug
     

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