Official Time Warner Cable Thread

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

  1. eochs

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    Channel 110

    I checked it with a regular HD box (got one free with bundle) and it works fine in HD on there... I may have TWC try sending a new signal to the TA and cablecars also
     
  2. Teeps

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    I get bbc world news on ch 209 and it's 480i which is sd.
     
  3. dougdingle

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    You may not like this answer...

    In Los Angeles, TW sends quite a few channels SD only. Of about 10 HBOs, only two are HD, and even there, they're just east and west coast feeds of the same channel, so if you have a DVR, it's really a single HD HBO feed. A complete ripoff for the now $18/month for that :mad:

    Of another 10 or so Encore movie channels, one is in HD.

    BBC America is HD here, but may not be there.

    In other words, you may be seeing what's available in your area, and nothing you do will change that.
     
  4. Teeps

    Teeps Well-Known Member

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    Doug, what channel is bbc America on?
     
  5. dougdingle

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    It's on 110. It's BBCAP (Pacific feed).
     
  6. Teeps

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    Hump? I just checked my channel list and didn't see it...
    But, there it is ch. 110 bbca 1080i.

    So the op should be able to get bbca in hd too.
     
  7. dougdingle

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    I get bbc world news on ch 209 and it's 480i as well.

    It is utterly pathetic that in a major market like Los Angeles, TW manages to (in effect) send one HBO channel in HD for the $18/month they now charge for it.

    What is even more galling is that if I stream HBO from my Roku, most of the HBOs are in HD. So they have the feeds coming in, they just can't be bothered giving them to the customers who pay extra for that package.
     
  8. eochs

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    I'll hook up the digital HD box they gave me (its on a closet shelf unused) tonight and see if the channels come in HD on them before calling TW... thanks
     
  9. eochs

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    not BBC world news, i'm talking about BBC america
     
  10. ej42137

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    OP says he gets BBCA in HD with his TWC cable box; at least here in LA 110 is BBCA in glorious HD (on my Roamio). But we only get HBO and HBOP in HD, the rest are SD.
     
  11. eochs

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    to be fair, i can't remember now... I'll recheck it tonight on the cable box
     
  12. dougdingle

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    I know. As I said, I get BBC America (Pacific) in HD on 110.

    Someone was asking about BBC World News, which I get in SD on 209.
     
  13. dougdingle

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    If you're in the Los Angeles area, and you are as annoyed as I am by paying $18 a month for what is essentially ONE HBO HD channel, and $8 a month for ONE Encore HD channel (with the rest all being SD), you can let your feelings be known (as I have) by writing to cotp@twcable.com or calling the Office of the President at 212-364-8300 option 2.
     
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    Teeps

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    Anyone in L.A. area having a problem with receiving SpikeTV ch 116?

    Since the weekend this channel does not play on either my XL4 or S3-648, if the tuning adapter is connected.
    With T/A disconnected, USB or power, Spike comes in!
    Go figure.
    Was on the phone with TW national cable card folks, no joy; a truck roll scheduled for tomorrow.

    Any One?
     
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    dougdingle

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    Just checked - comes in fine on a Roamio Plus with multicard and TA. I'm in the TW 90068 area.

    Perhaps the TA needs fresh data - that happens to me sometimes.

    When you power it down, wait for about a minute, then power it back up, do you get the spinning blue and white circle and a notice that guide data is being updated?
     
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    Teeps

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    You're getting ch 116?
    Right now is a cop show on in 480i?

    Just rebooted the ta for the 3rd time.
    When tivo says a ta is connected, if I go to live tv I see a bar graph (I do not see spinning blue and white circle) with acquiring channels. That screen only lasted about 15 seconds.
    Then the screen went black, as it was on spiketv ch 116, which was playing in 480i.

    I would blame this on the 20.5 update on the XL4; the 648 was not updated since the .m update.
     
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    dougdingle

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    At 4:22 PM, I'm seeing "Cops" from Albuquerque, New Mexico. Appears to be standard def (480i).

    The bar graph must be on the newer TiVos. I haven't seen that yet on my Roamio. On my old S3 it's the spinning blue & white circle.
     
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    ej42137

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    Not I; here in 90045 Spike is coming in at 1080i. With an active tuning adapter. But since both the cable card and TA are in charge of choosing SD or HD, it sure could be that your TA is malfunctioning.
     
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    Teeps

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    Understood, but with the tuning adapter disconnected from tivo USB or power
    off on tuning adapter. 116 comes in.

    Soon as USB connection or power is restored (and ta completes boot sequence) 116 goes black.

    time warner is supposed to be here today to check the coax drop from the utility pole to the house; wouldn't be the first time a squirrel chewed the coax cable that caused random problems.
     
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    ncbill

    ncbill Well-Known Member TCF Club

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    I have this same problem in my area - multiple SyFy channels, but all in SD.

    Though I haven't yet hooked up the TA, just using the CableCard.
     

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