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Discussion in 'TiVo Series3 HDTV DVRs' started by nathanziarek, Aug 17, 2007.
[To Time Warner, as Cartman] God I hate you guys!!!!!!!!!!!! [/Cartman]
BTW. My company uses Time Warner Cable Fiber Internet and it sucks too... We have had three outages in the last 2 weeks.... Usually lasting 2-3 hours.
Here in Charlottesville, VA (Comcast) none of the S3 owners I know (both of us) have been able to get ESPNHD or ESPNHD2. The tech who installed my CCs said that neither have worked with any CCs he's installed. I called in a couple of times, and the first rep said that it was TiVo's fauly (shocker) but the second told me that it's a known issue, that it's happening throughout most of their Virginia systems, and that they hoped to have it addressed by the end of August.
The second one told me that first ESPN blamed Comcast but that later they agreed it had something to do with satellites.
Probably all BS but it was somewhat encouraging to hear that they acknowledge the problem.
It would be nice if they fixed it before the Sox and Yankees tonight.
bferrel or mbarcus, have either of you actually tried ESPN2 HD yet? I am at work and will not have a chance to check it out. It's killing me not knowing for sure.
It should be channel 976.
Also, did either of you try to get an M-Card when you were setting up your install???
I think it is ridiculous (and possibly illegal) that Time Warner Cincinnati is advertising M-Cards as being available yet not allowing Tivo customers to have them!
Time Warner Cincinnati Motorola M-Card Link
Time Warner Cincinnati Scientific Atlanta S-Card Link
FWIW, I have Time Warner in the Raleigh, NC area with 2 cable cards and a Series 3 and I get ESPN2HD just fine.
Dolfer, did you read my post?
Wait... per the above, I am confused. If I get ESPN and TNT, am I supposed to be getting ESPN-HD and TNT-HD, or can Charter (my provider) still bundle them separately? I have been told that the only HD channels I get without getting the HD service are premiums I already get and locals. Are they violating a contract with ESPN / TNT / Discovery by not providing these to me free of additional charges?
I did... You can't hit it with your TW digital cable box?
It doesn't matter to me anyway. I just read the fine print on their channel lineup that says it is NOT available with one way cable cards. Isn't this illegal???
I am getting nothing but crappy previews on 976.
And if it's not compatible with an S-CARD THEN GIVE ME ONE OF THE M-CARDS YOU ARE ADVERTISING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! And quit giving out those piece of s**t Scientific Atlanta S-Cards!
In order to get ESPN/2 HD and TNT HD, you need to subscribe to the HD Tier. I think they may have renamed this package but it is still the same. It costs $9.99/month in my area. It basically includes all of their HD channels besides the premium channels (HBO, etc). Without this tier, you will only get your locals in HD.
Yeah that's what I thought... so they are just not allowed to sell ESPNHD without regular ESPN then?
That $10/mo or $7/mo even is such a rip off...
My understanding is that the model of cable card has to match that of their head-end equipment. Apparently, the protocol between the cable card and the head end is proprietary. It's only the protocol from the host (e.g., TiVo) to the cable card that is standardized.
No. and they have no clue as to what is going on and seems as if they don't care.
Got my cable card yesterday and my ESPN2HD works. I am in the Dallas, Texas area.
Read the flyer that came in the mail, and punch 976 in to your trusty TiVo, you aren't getting ESPN2HD.
The asterisk on the back of the flyer states "Not available on one-way cable cards."
We now have SDV in Cincinnati. You may want to do the FCC thing, but also consider a complaint to the City Manager's office of Cable Communications and the ICRC . I plan on sending the ICRC's executive director a note this evening. I'd encourage you to do the same.
I would have to believe
that everyones state attorney general would be interested in any company intentionally witholding part of a package they sell.
The DirecTV analogy would be reasonable if one could only get some channels by using only thier leased hardware. Oh wait, there are (or soon will be) channels you can't get unless you use the HR20-xxx, the HR10 cannot do this but DirecTV leaves this 'upgrade' to the users decision.
For a cable company to limit your channels without having some sort of accomodation other than renting the cable companies DVR seems rather unfair...
S3 Tivo with Time Warner in San Antonio, TX, broken ESPN2HD, but working ESPNHD. This is a Scientific Atlanta network. I am paying for one of the super digital packages, so I should be getting everything they offer. Multiple TW techs have confirmed I am authorized for ESPN2HD.
Additionally, the local TW office has a page listing all the SDV channels and ESPN2HD is explicitly listed as NOT being SDV. This is further confirmed by my old cable box that has a second delay tuning into SDV, yet it does not do this when tuning into ESPN2HD.
When on ESPN2HD I get the "not authorized" display or just a black screen, seemingly randomly. Tivo diagnostics screen says "Current Tuning Status: Not Tuned: Wrong Card State". Tivo will not let me manually type in the ESPN2HD channel when in the CableCARD channel test .
Joe, the flyer says "Not available on one-way cable cards". Does this mean an M-Card would work?
How do you know it's SDV? Did a tech confirm that with you or are you assuming that's the case?
A multistream cable card is simply able to process two one-way streams on a single card (hence multiple, not two-way). I did confirm with a CSR today while I was calling to complain they knocked ESPNHD out in the process.
This is SDV plain & simple.
ESPN HD is gone????
I can see it now! Get Time Warner Cable's convenient CableCard/SDV USB Dongle for Tivo for just $14.95 a month!