Cablevision CableCard Info, Experiences...

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  1. Carlos_E

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    I got a message on my Tivo today that said Encore channel 83 is no longer available. Did they move it to a new channel or is it switched digital?
     
  2. mad6c

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    Wasn't this in two place 8x something and 3xx?
     
  3. DCIFRTHS

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    I got this message too. In my area, Encore is on channel 357.
     
  4. mbernste

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    I still have Encore on 83, but I seem to be missing Starz on 81, but I am getting the HD version.
     
  5. dbenrosen

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    They moved/are moving the movie channels up into the 300s where all the other extra movie channels (HBOW, HBO Family, etc.).

    We should be getting Vs. HD/Golf HD early next week. It was originally scheduled for this week but was postponed, probably to allow us to miss the entire NHL playoffs in HD.
     
  6. Carlos_E

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    When I try to tune in channel 83 I get an error saying there is no channel and a blank black screen. I have cablevision in Brooklyn.
     
  7. DCIFRTHS

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    I think that the NJ lineup is different from many other areas. I'm not sure where you are Carlos, but I am in Westchester, and I get the Independent Film Channel on 83.
     
  8. DCIFRTHS

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    That's a logical move.

    At the risk of advertising my ignorance, what programming does "Versus" carry?
     
  9. CharlesH

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    Sports. As in Team A vs Team B. Like the Hockey playoffs which seem to rotate between Fox Sports and Versus
     
  10. dbenrosen

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    Versus is the national cable network for the NHL (NBC is the network). Versus used to the OLN (Outdoor Life Network). They carry the Tour de France (along with other professional cycling events), Prefessional Rodeo (if you're into that), The America's Cup (sailing, might be called the Louis Vitton Cup now), etc.

    The SD version of Versus is going to be moved out of its current location (408) down to the 140's where the other free extra sports channels (Fox Soccer Channel, ESPN News) are, along with the SD version of the Golf Channel which currently is part of the sports pak you have to pay for.
     
  11. paladin732

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    Hey, I just got a replacement unit and cablevision wants me to bring the s3 box into the walkin center with the cable cards... does this sound right? It doesnt make sense to me

    anyone know of a way to get them to pair the cards with the new box via the phone?(Keep in mind everything happened after i spent 20 minutes convincing a rep that this was not an issue with tivo)
     
  12. Lensman

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    I just wanted to chime in that I'm in an area where we were "forced" to get digital boxes. I'm guessing this is because CV is dropping analog cable completely from the signal in order to reclaim the bandwidth.

    I got to stay on a plan that gave me all my original Family Plan channels and also had a bunch of new HD channels as well. This is not an IO plan. (But it is a digital plan according to the discounts I'm getting on OptimumOnline and OptimumVoice.)

    BTW, I just got an S3. Can anyone tell me what the best lineup is for me? As I said, I'm on the Family Plan with a digital lineup and want my HD channels.
     
  13. dbenrosen

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    You should not have to bring the S3 anywhere. I bet they think you are talking about one of their boxes.

    You can get it paired over the phone, if you work hard at it. I haven't had it done in a while and when I did it I got inside help from over at the Cablevision Yahoo news group. They may have changed it recently and would allow you to do it over the phone. Just ask for a supervisor and try that route first.
     
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    krstone

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    Just got a letter in the mail from CV saying that I will not be able
    to continue receiving the MLB package with cablecards. The letter says
    to exchange my cablecards for a digital box.

    Well, isn't that just swell.

    I am getting the MLB package just fine now with cablecards. Why the
    change?

    Just another move to piss of the customer. Grrrrrrrr.

    Ken
     
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    DCIFRTHS

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    It sounds like Cablevision is moving the MLB package to SDV in your area :mad:

    What general area are you located in?
     
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    krstone

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    danbee46

    danbee46 New Member

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    After reading about the problems many of you have had with Cablevision and the installation of CableCards, I was really worried. However, this morning the cable guy arrived at about 11 am and was finished in less than an hour with everything running perfectly. He had only installed one S3 previously, but seemed knowledgeble about the machine. Now if only I could get the wireless adapter to work.....
     
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    DCIFRTHS

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    Enjoy using your new S3 :)

    ... and for anyone else that is worried about using an S3 with Cablevision, I can also report good results here in Westchester.
     
  19. Michael Scott

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    I bought a Series 3 Tivo on Monday. The Cablevision installer arrived on Wednesday to install the 2 cable cards. It was the worst experience I've ever had with an installer.

    He told me that he hated cable cards, that they're annoying, dumb and unreliable and that I was wasting his time. He wanted to know why I bought such an expensive DVR when the Cablevision 8300 was proven technology, etc.

    To top it all off, both cable cards he brought with him were defective. Then he said, "See what I'm saying?" as if that somehow proved his point. Well, who was the one who arrived at my house with 2 defective cards?

    Nice.

    Fortunately, I was able to get another appointment the next day and the same guy came back out with 2 new cable cards and everything seems to be working fine now.

    All in all, it was an unpleasant experience.
     
  20. Carlos_E

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    I would have told the guy to shut up. He's getting paid to install cable cards, not give you lip!
     

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