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Official Time Warner Cable Thread

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

  1. May 8, 2014 #5961 of 6277
    artemis89

    artemis89 New Member

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    I just turned in my TWC DVR and remote. I asked for my CableCard and tuning adapter. The old woman working the desk was a real dingbat and was like "You aren't going to get digital cable with the Tivo." Yeah, okay, whatever. I was tired and didn't feel like arguing so I was just like "Okay, that's cool. No, please keep the digital cable on my account, I want to pay for it even though I'm not getting it. Please give me a digital tuning adapter."
    Heh.

    I got the adapter (bigger than I thought, thought it was going to be a little dongle) and my CableCard. It's definitely an M-card because it says "multi-stream" on it.

    My bill went down $25 a month or so.
     
  2. May 8, 2014 #5962 of 6277
    artemis89

    artemis89 New Member

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    I was worried that the old lady got confused and messed up my account but I just logged online and everything looks okay. I have Preferred TV (digital cable), no more box (says I have a cablecard), and my Standard internet (my own modem). Everything looks okay. I am going to install it today. Let's hope nothing gets messed up.

    Any tips for installing with Time Warner? I know I have to call to get the card "paired" with them.
     
  3. May 9, 2014 #5963 of 6277
    truman861

    truman861 New Member

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    Make sure to speak with Priority Resolutions team but still the best of luck. I went through 7 TA's and 4 cards including a 4 hour tech visit which involved 3 techs at one point. Turns out it was some type of setting which was supposed to be turned on and wasn't, Kept being told that everything was good on their end and it wasn't. Sorry I don't know what it was that never got turned on.
    Just keep in mind you don't get anything on demand and my bill dropped 20.00 for each of my dvrs (12 for the box, 8 for the service of the individual box) and 12.00 for the non dvr box. I did have to pay the 3.95 per month Cable card charge though and no fee for the tuning adapter.

    Good luck
     
  4. artemis89

    artemis89 New Member

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    Well it's working, finally!

    The first CC wouldn't pair properly. I did it through the dedicated CC help line. It really was a bum card. I went over my local store and got a new one. The new one paired properly but my channels were really messed up. I had a TWC tech come by and he swapped out my digital tuning adapter for a new one. That seemed to solve the problem. My channels before were cutting in and out but now they are fine.

    Now I'm saving over $20 a month with my Tivo. The software on it is a little dated but I don't care. I use my roku for streaming. If the HDD fails in the Tivo (original owner had it since 2007), I'll just get a new HDD and install it myself and be able to retain the lifetime service.

    This was definitely worth the purchase and the small hassle in order to save money and get a DVR that I can expand if I want.
     
  5. 59er

    59er TiVotee

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    I recently received the notice about a total lineup rebuild for NYC effective 6/10. I'm bracing myself for this one.
     
  6. MKREdit

    MKREdit Member

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    Yes Brooklyn is 6/5
     
  7. jgolden

    jgolden New Member

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    I always thought I needed 2 cable cards for the S3 HD, can anyone else confirm 1 m-card can be used for both tuners (before I pull one and test)?:)
     
  8. SCSIRAID

    SCSIRAID Active Member

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    The S3 (with OLED display) requires 2 cablecards. multistream support was never implemented.
     
  9. unitron

    unitron Active Member

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    The original Series 3, the TCD648250 (with the clock display and the buttons on the front), went into production before the cable cabal had the final specs on M cards locked down, and when they did come out they were different enough from what had previously been expected that the 648 couldn't be made to work with just one for both tuners, although it can use 2 M cards, one for each tuner. Not certain if it can use one S card and one M card or not.

    The next two Series 3 platform models, the HD (TCD652160) and HD XL (TCD658000), can use 2 S cards or one M card.
     
  10. artemis89

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    Okay I have a quick question. As I think I've stated before, I'm in Rochester and I have Preferred TV. I found out recently that apparently my favourite channel, Investigation Discovery, is available on Standard TV. I was really surprised to find that out! But I'm really confused, I thought Standard TV only went up to channel 70?

    Does Standard TV still allow to to watch Free OnDemand through the TWC app? I use my roku to watch OnDemand since getting my tivo.

    I'm thinking of downgrading to Standard TV to save some money because as long as I get that channel I'm happy!

    Sent from Tapatalk
     
  11. unitron

    unitron Active Member

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    We're talking about TWC, right?

    As soon as you make the switch they'll remove that channel from their Standard tier, because TWC.
     
  12. artemis89

    artemis89 New Member

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    Yeah I'm talking about TWC.

    Are you saying that I should remain on Preferred? I seriously had no idea the one channel I wanted would be on Standard as well.

    Sent from Tapatalk
     
  13. Jun 2, 2014 #5973 of 6277
    unitron

    unitron Active Member

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    I was semi-jokingly predicting that TWC would screw you sooner or later.

    Go ahead and make the change and if they remove that channel at some point you can then decide if it's worth the extra money to get it back.
     
  14. Jun 6, 2014 #5974 of 6277
    Tivo II Jack

    Tivo II Jack New Member

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    I am in Brooklyn, NY and a TW subscriber. Yesterday, TW did a massive revamping of its channel lineups that included just about every single channel. A sample of the changes as it applies to the broadcast networks and some cable channels were that channels 02, 03, 04, 05, 07, 08, 09, 11, 16 were CBS, TNT, NBC, Fox, TBS, CW (WOR), PIX and USA in standard definition. Those same channels in HD were on 702. 703, 704,…716, etc.

    Now there are still multiple channels carrying the same broadcast but they are all in both SD and HD. Whichever you use will send the signal your equipment is able to handle. People with SD equipment will view/record in SD and those with HD equipment will view/record in HD on any channel.

    Normally when TW (or any cable provider) makes changes to their channel lineup, the Tivo will quickly see the changes and make any necessary changes to your To Do items as well as your Season Passes. These changes were so many in number, it seems it is taking my Roamio Pro a very long time to do this.

    Today I had to manually record all shows in my To Do list and so far it looks like I will have to do so again tomorrow. I have no problem doing that until Roamio catches up, but there is also a problem with season passes. Almost all the networks shows are already in summer schedule and any that are not now showing reruns cannot be replaced by new season passes because there are no upcoming showings available to use to set new season passes.

    I am sure this will all work itself out but I am wondering if I should just wait for Roamio to catch up and adjust to the new lineup or where ever possible, make new season passes that conform to the new channels.
     
  15. Jun 6, 2014 #5975 of 6277
    cwoody222

    cwoody222 Active Member

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    Yep, read up in this thread, what you describe has happened elsewhere.

    For me, what they did was create a NEW lineup which I had to switch to. But, a few days later they deleted that lineup and the changes were applied to the old lineup. So I had to switch again.

    Above in this thread has some hints of what you may have to do in order to switch your lineup.

    Your Season Passes on channels that no longer exist WILL need to be set up again in the Fall when the shows return. You can either keep your inactive SPs over the summer or, do what I did, create Auto-Record Wish Lists for each one. Then, I changed them back to Season Passes when I could.
     
  16. Jun 6, 2014 #5976 of 6277
    59er

    59er TiVotee

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    Manhattan is supposed to change on Tuesday 6/10.
     
  17. Jun 8, 2014 #5977 of 6277
    randymac88

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    My lineup changed either last night or today. My entire system is completely jacked right now because of it. I have dozens of season passes that are not recording, and right now Tivo doesn't even have a place for HBO, so Game of Thrones isn't recording anywhere. I don't even know where to start in order to sort this out. I suppose I'll do some reading at the office tomorrow.

    Anyone know if this SD/HD business all being on the same channel has any implications on picture quality or compression rates?

    Edit: I am in the Upper East Side of Manhattan.
     
  18. Jun 8, 2014 #5978 of 6277
    WatchesTV

    WatchesTV New Member

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    Hi all,

    I have also been bitten by the TWC Brooklyn lineup change, but my issue is a little different. (I don't care about having to redo the SP's, I'll just re-do them. Pain but at least I can do it.)

    I have service with two TiVos (Roamio Pro & original TiVo HD). I haven't checked the TiVo HD yet, but my (almost brand new) Roamio has the new lineup in its memory, so the channel numbers have all changed.

    However, the channels themselves haven't changed! If I want HBO, I still go to 651. If I want WPIX, I go to 711. WNBC, 704. And so forth. So, watching Game of Thrones tonight I entered channel 651 and it played. Later, watching WPIX news (which I don't ordinarily do) I type 711 and it plays. But the TiVo thinks I'm on a different channel.

    So... My channels haven't changed...!??

    Any idea what to do about this? Anyone seen anything like this?

    Thanks!

    UPDATE: Seems a full reboot of the TiVo and tuning adapter fixed things.
     
  19. Jun 9, 2014 #5979 of 6277
    Tivo II Jack

    Tivo II Jack New Member

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    I am also on TW in NYC (Brooklyn)

    I manually changed almost all 122 of my season passes and it wasn't as bad as I thought it would be. The only ones I didn't change are those that have no upcoming episodes available or available on the channel I want the SP for. For instance, the regular channel for HBO is now 511 but the only upcoming episodes for Boardwalk Empire (reruns) are on other HBO channels so I left it as is until the next season starts. Here is how I did it. It may be tedious looking, but it will go fast once you get into a groove.

    Click on your first SP / click on Upcoming / Click on any upcoming episode listed / Click on Season Pass Options / Click on Get Another Season Pass / Highlight 'Channel:' and you will be able to scroll left and right to all available channels. Find the one you want and get a new season pass.

    Click on OK and you will see both SP's listed so click on the old SP and cancel it. Move to next season pass.

    When you are done, you will have all your new SP's listed in the same order as the old ones had been with all the SP's you were not able to change due to reasons listed above at the top of your list to be changed when the shows air again.

    No matter how many channels a program is carried on, they will be identical on all and you will watch/record in either HD or SD depending on what your TV/Tivo is equipped to do. All my SP's that were for channels HD channels 701 and up are now set for Channel 1 and up for ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, USA, TNT, TBS, SYFY, ETC.,ETC.
     
  20. Jun 9, 2014 #5980 of 6277
    macsamurai

    macsamurai TiVoSamurai Too!

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    That's not true. If you use 1-99 for those networks, you're going to get SD, not HD. There are higher tier channels for the HD versions of those channels.

    Here are just a few that are SD on the low end and HD on the high end, for example:

    2 = 1209 (WCBS - CBS) (used to be 702, for example)
    3 = 103 (TNT)
    4 = 1203 (WNBC - NBC)
    5 = 1206 (WNYW - FOX)
    6 = 258 (Nick)
    7 = 1200 (WABC - ABC)
    35 = 112 (Tru TV)
    36 = 116 (Spike)
    45 = 113 (Comedy Central)
    61 = 264 (Cartoon Network)
    64 = 160 (HGTV)
    65 = 129 (National Geographic)
    80 = 630 (LMN)
    81 = 627 (IFC)
    85 = 121 (TV Land)

    There are more that I just haven't listed. Easiest is for you to go to http://www.timewarnercable.com/en/tv/channels-lineup.html.html and type the network name into the channel finder search box in the upper right, It will show you all the channels that are assigned to that network.
     

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