Cable Rate increase: TiVo, eero, and new channels

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  1. Apr 2, 2019 #1 of 11
    JoeKustra

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    Seems May is rollout month. I received my annual rate increase letter along with a new rate and lineup brochure. This is normal. But the contents are far from normal.

    TiVo rollout has started. Cost for a TiVo is 21.95/month. A Mini is 5.95/month. There is an optional $50 setup fee. I assume it's TE4 since voice is included. They offer a "TiVo Smart Box" for $9.95 which I guess is just an Arris STB with TE4 on it.

    A new option is eero. Two eero base units are 9.95/month, each additional at 5.95/month. The optional eero Plus Service is 9.95/month.

    There's a new thing: Wireless Extender for a one time trip charge of $35.00 and I have no clue what it is. They list (under Additional Trip) a charge for "Premium Service". Maybe the tech wears a suit?

    Channels listed, but not yet active:
    1000 SECV OnDemand (so that's how TiVo will get it)
    1001 Netflix
    1002 YouTube
    1003 HBO GO
    1004 Music Choice
    1005 Pandora
    1006 Toon Googles
    1007 iHeart Radio
    1008 WWE Network
    1009 Yahoo
    1010 FlexFling

    They did not add the five 800 channels which are 4k and still have no signal but TiVo has them in my guide. They have removed the Sports Fee and Broadcast Fee from the brochure, so won't know until I get my next bill.

    Internet has improved. Now I can select 10, 40, 100, 200, 500, 1G. I have 70Mbps now, which will jump to 100Mbps except I will drop to 40Mbps. I'll still have a 1TB cap. The 1G service has a 5TB cap. It's just me - no kids. We already have DOCSIS 3.1 and my speed is solid 24/7/365. The two adjacent Service Electric offices still are a year behind. My feed's web page has not been updated, so there's no link to post yet. Should be a fun month.

    Update: internet speed jump has happened. So three weeks free.
     
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    schatham

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    What provider? Do you use the providers Tivo? If so why?
     
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    JoeKustra

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    Service Electric Cablevision: www.secv.com but as I posted, the web pages haven't been updated yet.

    I own all my equipment except the cable cards. Maybe the title should be: "My provider now supplies TiVo".
     
  4. Apr 3, 2019 #4 of 11
    HerronScott

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    How does that cost compare with the existing DVR costs?

    Scott
     
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    JoeKustra

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    Current DVR is 19.95 and I think it's an Arris unit. Current prices: http://www.secv.com/cdocs/secv_rate_card.pdf
     
  6. Apr 3, 2019 #6 of 11
    trip1eX

    trip1eX imo, afaik, feels like to me, *exceptions, ~aprox

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    my small provider offers Tivo too. What sucks is their Tivo has on-demand and I can't get it with my Tivo afaik.

    as far as the renting equipment business goes ...i laughed at Comcast advertising a new streaming box (Roku equivalent) for $5/mo. It seems so antiquated. And hard to believe they think they can get away with that. I mean if I was there I would like no way ever going to pay that when a Roku is $50. But someone there can say yes they will with a straight face. And hey maybe they are right to some degree. My parents would probably be like it's only $5/mo.
     
  7. Apr 3, 2019 #7 of 11
    schatham

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    Comcast will be laughing when they charge $7 to use Xfinity app on customer bought Roku.
     
  8. Apr 4, 2019 #8 of 11
    OrangeCrush

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    Might be the same thing Bright House used to offer before they were eaten by Charter. You had to get their "advanced gateway" which was a cable modem/wifi router & moca bridge combo box, and the extenders were little moca wifi APs you could put in other rooms with cable drops to clear up dead zones.

    (Of course you can just buy MoCA wireless access points. I bought a couple for $12 on ebay a few months back to get wifi in my workshop)
     
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    The app's been in 'beta' for over two years now and no charge in sight.
     
  11. schatham

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    Aren't these billing changes geared towards changing this.
     

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