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Join Date: Sep 2000
Location: Los Angeles, CA
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Time Warner cable is introducing HD on many of it's systems. This includes HBO and carraige of the locals in your service area. After numerous calls up the chain of command in Woodland Hills CA, I finally got someone to acknowledge this. Of course they have no date when THEY will get their STB's. They esculated this to some VP in engineering abd wow I got to talk to him one on one.
"you will need our STB for $5.95 per month"
"why?, don't you just turn around the 8vsb on another channel?
"I asked how does it connect to your TV."
"It just plugs in".
"Well is that an RF connection or component analog."
"It's a yellow video connector or Svhs".
"Well, that's not HDTV. There are three current ways to do it. An 8vsb output on an unused channel, typically channel 3 or 4, a component analog connection including a VGA connector, or DVI which is probably too new to be considered."
"Hello, are you still there?"
"What does it matter?"
"Well, I can record from 8vsb on my Panasonic combo or on my PC with a HiPix card. I can't record from analog or DVI."
"We will get back to you.
TWC did just that, it's RGB or YcBcR. (they said RGB, I added the ycBcR, I didn't dare confuse them with that)