Time Warner Cable Dallas & SDV Newbie Question

Discussion in 'TiVo Series3 HDTV DVRs' started by Joe Siegler, Mar 6, 2010.

  1. Mar 17, 2010 #41 of 463
    TexasGrillChef

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    Because... They look at their subscription #'s, and the number of cablecards allready out there, & they go. Oh.. cable cards only represent 10% of our users. Hey no problem. We can deal with those easy enough. Maybe make 50% of those 10% get our DVR equipment now!

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  2. Mar 17, 2010 #42 of 463
    Grumock

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    Nowhere...
    more like 3% of subscribers are cable card users
     
  3. Mar 17, 2010 #43 of 463
    TexasGrillChef

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    Well if we go with your figures... Then thats why they could care even less about if they have TA's before they do the actual switchover to SDV.

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  4. Mar 18, 2010 #44 of 463
    rogmatic

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    I bet it is even smaller than 3%. When you ask someone from TWC about cable cards, they act like it is the first time anyone has asked about them.
     
  5. Mar 18, 2010 #45 of 463
    StanSimmons

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    rogmatic

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    I ordered one online and then had an online chat with a representative. She said that it will be mailed to me and that I should get it before April 5. She then said that I should let them know if I don't (which I thought was pretty funny because I will sure as hell let them know if my cable is working).
     
  8. Mar 19, 2010 #48 of 463
    Arcady

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    My internet service in North Dallas has been basically dead for the last two days, and when I called up to complain about it I also asked about the tuning adapters. They acted like I was making it up and that there was no such thing.

    Anyone have any experience with AT&T U-Verse?
     
  9. Mar 19, 2010 #49 of 463
    TexasGrillChef

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    TiVo's don't work with U-Verse, and the PQ isn't as good because they turn their bitrate down really low so that they can have more channels.

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  10. Mar 19, 2010 #50 of 463
    DaveDFW

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    My part of town has U-verse fiber to the home. I get nonstop mailings from U-verse trying to get me to sign up, but they promise the same speeds and prices as TWC/Roadrunner. Since I have no problems with my internet service, that basically gives me zero incentive to switch.

    The video service, as TGC mentioned, doesn't work with Tivo so it's not even a consideration. If I'm forced to dump my Tivos, I'll just go to satellite.

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  11. Mar 19, 2010 #51 of 463
    kingkong316

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    Ok I filled out the form online to get my TA's now lets see if anyone actually contacts me.
     
  12. Mar 19, 2010 #52 of 463
    rogmatic

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    How bad you guys expect it to be? After reading the thread on problems with TAs, I am really worried about the impact. I was going to buy a new Premier but am now going to hold off to see how it works with my HD XL.
     
  13. Mar 20, 2010 #53 of 463
    TexasGrillChef

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    -------------------- UPDATE --------------------------

    I have a meeting with the local PR person for the Dallas-Fort Worth TWC in Irving on Monday morning.

    As soon as this meeting is over with and I get back home. I will let you know what information I was able to obtain on our issues regarding the Tuning Adapters and the SDV switchover.

    Stay Tuned.

    TGC
     
  14. Mar 20, 2010 #54 of 463
    DaveDFW

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    Great! I have confidence that you'll be able to accurately relay Tivo owners' concerns, I only hope that TWC actually listens. :)

    TTYL
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  15. Mar 21, 2010 #55 of 463
    lrhorer

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    It almost surely is. There are not 300,000 Series III class TiVo units on TW Cable in the entire nation, let alone in the Dallas area by itself.
     
  16. Mar 21, 2010 #56 of 463
    TexasGrillChef

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    Never said there were that many TiVo S3/HD/HDXL's.

    However... Some cable card TV's can use the TA' s as well. I have 3 TV's. All which use cable cards. Sadly though. Only one of the 3 cablecard TV's I have can make use of the TA.

    I have 6 Cablecards total.

    1 for each TV, 2 For the S3, and 1 for the TiVo HD.

    I need 3 Tuning adapters. I am just glad that the two cable card TV's I have have the TiVo's connected to them. So I won't need their stupid box.

    TGC

    P.S..... Don't forget that Windows 7 HTPC's with cable card support can also support TA's as well.
     
  17. Mar 21, 2010 #57 of 463
    Grumock

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    Funny I was made aware that the Tuning adapters only work with TIVo, Moxi, & ATI Tuners that are hooked to PCs with win7. Do you currently have a Tuning adapter hooked to your TV? If not, i would not make that bet then.
     
  18. Mar 21, 2010 #58 of 463
    Arcady

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    What kind of TV has a cable card slot and can use a tuning adapter?
     
  19. Mar 21, 2010 #59 of 463
    Grumock

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    Nowhere...
    None that I am aware of.
     
  20. Mar 22, 2010 #60 of 463
    TexasGrillChef

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    My HP 32" LCD TV from a few years back. They just sent me the TA firmware upgarde and instructions on how to do it.

    Now we will have to see if it actually works! LOL

    I have the meeting with TWC later this morning, So when its done I will post the update.

    TGC
     

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