Official Time Warner Cable Thread

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

  1. Feb 2, 2015 #6201 of 6277
    lsheptx

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    Hey Tivo II Jack, you were right, the Roamio Pro is awesome. After using the Motorola DVR box from TWC for five years, it's hard to appreciate how smooth and seamless the Tivo box is. The cable card from my old setup was no problem and the TWC rep helped me without issue...knowledgeable and recommended other helpful hints.
     
  2. Feb 2, 2015 #6202 of 6277
    Tivo II Jack

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    We are in perfect agreement here, the TW box as well as I now know, the FiOS boxes are like driving a Yugo while the TiVo boxes are like Porsches. You push a TiVo button and it happens, with DVR's provided by your TV service, you push the button and then w...a...i...t for your command to happen.

    I HATE both TW and Verizon FiOS they are both useless and with them customer service is a total oxymoron. I do agree that the TW people you have to call to work with cable cards are friendly, knowledgeable and a pleasure to deal with,
     
  3. Feb 3, 2015 #6203 of 6277
    dlfl

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    And that's kind of amazing when you think about it .... how did TWC management slip up there?
     
  4. Feb 3, 2015 #6204 of 6277
    Tivo II Jack

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    Guess it's like the "Infinite Monkey Theorem" that if you put a monkey at a typewriter keyboard he will eventually type the complete works of Shakespeare.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Infinite_monkey_theorem
     
  5. Feb 3, 2015 #6205 of 6277
    wtherrell

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    I agree, but its not " a monkey ". It's an infinite number of monkeys. And it wouldn't be just Shakespeare's stuff.
    I think its more like what we used to say here in the south. Even a blind hog roots up an acorn now and then.
     
  6. Feb 3, 2015 #6206 of 6277
    Tivo II Jack

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    It is according to Wikipedia:

    The infinite monkey theorem states that a monkey hitting keys at random on a typewriter keyboard for an infinite amount of time will almost surely type a given text, such as the complete works of William Shakespeare.
     
  7. Feb 3, 2015 #6207 of 6277
    Arcady

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    You can just stop right there... :p
     
  8. Feb 3, 2015 #6208 of 6277
    wtherrell

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    Wikipedia? My information comes from an even higher authority: Apple.
    It was included with my Apple II + computer word processing program cassette tape.
    :p
     
  9. Feb 4, 2015 #6209 of 6277
    DougJohnson

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    For the last year or so, my interactions with TWC have been amazingly positive. Pairing of cable cards, fixing TA problems, upgrades of service, new internet modems, good deals on retention... All knowledgeable, helpful, friendly, and quick. Huh?

    I think someone is making a major effort to turn around TWC customer service. I've seen major bucks spent on new customer service centers around here. The reps seem to have had a serious training and attitude adjustment.

    Just sayin'

    -- Doug
     
  10. Feb 4, 2015 #6210 of 6277
    DougJohnson

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    Either one works. A single monkey for infinite time or infinite monkeys for infinite time. The single monkey just takes longer. :D

    -- Doug
     
  11. Feb 4, 2015 #6211 of 6277
    wtherrell

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    Yes, but it's well beyond the life expectancy of the universe!
     
  12. Feb 4, 2015 #6212 of 6277
    DougJohnson

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    Sure. Infinitely beyond. With infinite monkeys, you'd have the job done with all the monkeys' first key stroke. In either case, you'd need an infinite supply of bananas and someplace to put an infinite supply of monkey poop. :eek:

    But let's avoid the problem all together. We don't need monkeys. The job is already done for us. The complete works of Shakespeare are encoded in the number pi. Just pick your encoding scheme and start looking.

    -- Doug
     
  13. Feb 4, 2015 #6213 of 6277
    wtherrell

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    Monkey poop pi. Lol .
    ;)
     
  14. eochs

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    I know this may have been answered, but 300 pages is a lot to go through...

    We just moved and now have TWC... I've got the cablecard and TA working, along with Moca and my Roamio basic and Mini work mostly great... I am in Austin, TX

    My question:
    Time Warner did some shuffle last year where they got rid of SD/HD separate channels and automatically detect based on equipment to give you SD or HD... Most of the HD channels work correctly, but a few (some of the HBO's, BBC America, and others, probably 15 total that I've found from my "favorites" channels) are showing in SD with 16:9 picture but with bars on the side... I've tried re-running guided setup, rebooting the TA, rebooting the TiVO, but no help...

    How do I fix this? My wife is not please as she watches a bunch of shows on BBCA and they now look terrible...

    Thanks!
     
  15. eochs

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    I know this may have been answered, but 300 pages is a lot to go through...

    We just moved and now have TWC... I've got the cablecard and TA working, along with Moca and my Roamio basic and Mini work mostly great... I am in Austin, TX

    My question:
    Time Warner did some shuffle last year where they got rid of SD/HD separate channels and automatically detect based on equipment to give you SD or HD... Most of the HD channels work correctly, but a few (some of the HBO's, BBC America, and others, probably 15 total that I've found from my "favorites" channels) are showing in SD with 16:9 picture but with bars on the side... I've tried re-running guided setup, rebooting the TA, rebooting the TiVO, but no help...

    How do I fix this? My wife is not please as she watches a bunch of shows on BBCA and they now look terrible...

    Thanks!
     
  16. Teeps

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    Did you delete the program info & todo ; thumbs ratings and suggestion lists?
     
  17. eochs

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    Ah, I did not... Will that also remove my recordings (we have many from our old cable company) and onepass/season pass setups?
     
  18. Teeps

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    No, but there is the option for clear and delete EVERYTHING...
     
  19. eochs

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    Also, will that fix the fact that TiVO/TWC is giving me the channel in SD instead of HD?
     
  20. Teeps

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    I don't know.

    But, if that does not fix the problem.
    I would call timewarner and see if the channels in question are offered in HD.
    If they are, then it would be time for a call to tivo.

    What channel are you receiving bbca? I'll check my lineup.
     

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