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fyi, I also noticed on my latest QAM scan that UHD is unencrypted on channel 128-1.
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OT....does anyone know if there was ever a software update to the 8300HD DVR to allow simultaneous video output from both the component and the HDMI jacks? If not, does the newer 4250(?) box allow it?
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Cox didnt promise 50 HD channels by End of Year 08.

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OT....does anyone know if there was ever a software update to the 8300HD DVR to allow simultaneous video output from both the component and the HDMI jacks? If not, does the newer 4250(?) box allow it?

The 8240HDC supports outputting from both, assuming you feel like keeping your DVR box as opposed to switching to the 4250HDC and losing the capability to record your programming.
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thanks , dx master... I did mean the DVR vesion of the box.

also, Cox didn't actually "promise" , but it was communicated back in June :

"Cox Targets 50 HD Channels by Year-End"

"Cable Operator Readying Campaign to Take On DirecTV
By Todd Spangler -- Multichannel News, 6/20/2007 11:26:00 AM

Orlando, Fla. -- Cox Communications president Pat Esser said the operator is aiming to have the capacity to offer 50 HD channels across its systems by the end of 2007, and it hopes to double that to 100 by the end of 2009"


http://www.multichannel.com/article/CA6453819.html
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Looks like KTNV News has gone HD as of Saturday (12/15). They still have some work to do as the Channel 13 Time/Temp Bug is cut off on my regular SD set.

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I wonder when KLAS is going to get the stuff to do DD 5.1.
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I wonder when KLAS is going to get the stuff to do DD 5.1.

If a program is worth watching, it is worth watching WITHOUT DD 5.1
And if it isn't worth watching, being broadcast with DD 5.1 won't improve it.
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You're not missing anything on 13 HD. The rotating "13 HD" bug and the other thing on the left is way too big and distracting. And the colors they chose for graphics are ugly too. They look like old 2 strip technicolor. (teal-green and red)
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Ktnv 13 HD news looks to be the worst of the 3 big stations so far, imo.
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If a program is worth watching, it is worth watching WITHOUT DD 5.1
And if it isn't worth watching, being broadcast with DD 5.1 won't improve it.

I disagree sound is half the experience. While it won't help shows that aren't worth watching I don't watch those anyways. I only watch stuff that is worth watching.
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If a program is worth watching, it is worth watching WITHOUT DD 5.1
And if it isn't worth watching, being broadcast with DD 5.1 won't improve it.

Similarly, if a program is worth watching, it's worth watching in standard definition. Being broadcast in HD won't improve it.

True, of course, but wouldn't you rather watch it in HD if you could? Wouldn't you rather hear it in DD 5.1 if you could?

With your reasoning, why bother with color, or stereo? Why not just go back to the old B&W, mono programs? I mean, if it's worth watching...
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Yeah they are not fully up yet. I like the graphics i have seen so far.I heard atleast a week till we see anything. AND BY FAR CH3 IS THE WORST LOOKING IN THE MARKET period.
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Similarly, if a program is worth watching, it's worth watching in standard definition. Being broadcast in HD won't improve it.

True, of course, but wouldn't you rather watch it in HD if you could? Wouldn't you rather hear it in DD 5.1 if you could?

With your reasoning, why bother with color, or stereo? Why not just go back to the old B&W, mono programs? I mean, if it's worth watching...

Thats why I bought the entire Twilight Zone Box Set.
Funny its in DD!
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Yeah they are not fully up yet. I like the graphics i have seen so far.I heard atleast a week till we see anything. AND BY FAR CH3 IS THE WORST LOOKING IN THE MARKET period.

Are you watching the same channels as the rest of us?

Channel 13 looks like Fox News on crack. HD didn't do anything to make it more watchable for me.

Channel 3 looks fine except for Sunday Night Football. Their video quality of their news broadcast is very good, although they are only SD widescreen on location/helicopter footage where channel 8 has high quality component SD or true HD on their broadcast.
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Im watching the same channel. I dont get fox news from it at all and i never tried crack so I cant say. But ch 3 looks like the graphics was drawn with a crayon. ch 8 stars in the color muddy, and ch5 thats the usual fox stuff if you ask me.
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Im watching the same channel.

You seem pretty negative. I think our local HD news offerings are pretty good, especially for a Mid Major market like Las Vegas.

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You seem pretty negative. I think our local HD news offerings are pretty good, especially for a Mid Major market like Las Vegas.

In a world where anyone can produce STAR WARS out of their bedroom, i could care less how small or large a market is,presentation matters.

Im giving KTNV HD kudos for looking fresh and new.
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Well, whether good, bad, or in between, the HD on KTNV is miles and miles better than the SD garbage they were putting out. Now that they have finally switched over to HD, I might just start watching them again.
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But ch 3 looks like the graphics was drawn with a crayon. ch 8 stars in the color muddy, and ch5 thats the usual fox stuff if you ask me.

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In a world where anyone can produce STAR WARS out of their bedroom, i could care less how small or large a market is,presentation matters.

Im giving KTNV HD kudos for looking fresh and new.

You don't happen to work for Journal Broadcasting, do you?

"Fresh and new" is the last description I would give to the KTNV news. I'll give them a few weeks to polish their production, but the rotating bug long ago wore it the welcome it never had and the "13" lapel pins they make the anchors wear is plain hokey.
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You don't happen to work for Journal Broadcasting, do you?

"Fresh and new" is the last description I would give to the KTNV news. I'll give them a few weeks to polish their production, but the rotating bug long ago wore it the welcome it never had and the "13" lapel pins they make the anchors wear is plain hokey.

NO I DONT WORK THERE.YOU SEEM TO KNOW MORE IN THAT RESPECT. IM simply a demanding HD viewer who likes an experience when i flip the set on. LETS BE CLEAR ,If they dont get it together in a few weeks i put them in the DUD BIN. All im saying is thank god one station is getting my attention. FINALLY!
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Does any one know if Cox Las Vegas is using switched digital video (SDV) here is Vegas for the new HD channels? And if so which ones are SDV? I am using a Tivo S3 and do not receive all the new HD channels. I was wondering if the channels I do not receive are SDV.
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anyone know what the status of the tivo/cox deal looks like? Seems to me that of all the cox people i have spoken to, only ONE of them mentioned it, and he was a sales rep that went store to store. Met him at an ultimate electronics store last march and he mentioned it.

now, comcast (is that right?) has it happening, but not us.

Personally, cox is ok by me (their SD picture is better than DTV after i tested that service) but the program guide gets just BARELY a passing grade.

it looks terrible, is laggy, and needs an interface update desperately!

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Why does Discovery HD (Cox -Channel 700) look better than ANY OTHER HD station?

has something to do with that being a showcase channel for HD. everything on the channel is filmed natively in HD meaning no conversion and upscaling.

more or less the only "real" hd channel IMO *which is an uneducated one* besides mojo HD.

but i am about 99% certain all those shows on DHD Theatre are filmed 1080i

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BTW Word the name of that channel now is just HD Theatre. They took Discovery out when the Discovery Channel HD came out.

As to SDV no Cox doesn't use it here yet. My parents have both a S3 and TiVo HD and they get all the new stations. My mom who has the S3 I have to reboot the system to get the new channels or when Cox moves the channels around. My dad's TiVo HD with the M stream card doesn't need to be rebooted.
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(their SD picture is better than DTV after i tested that service)

FYI, around here:

D*= DirecTV
DTV= Digital Television

So as not to confuse anyone.
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Thats why I bought the entire Twilight Zone Box Set.
Funny its in DD!

Now those are definitely worth watching in B&W!
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Now those are definitely worth watching in B&W!

Especially when you live on Maple Street, have a bomb shelter and have 2 satellite dishes and 2 antennas on the wall and subscribe to Dish Network
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Xmas coal for those wishing to get rid of Cox's guide data :


"Cable TV Operator to Use Gemstar's Passport IPG, My TV Guide
By Steve Donohue -- Multichannel News, 12/19/2007 6:11:00 PM

Cox Communications signed a contract extension with Gemstar-TV Guide International which gives the cable TV operator rights to distribute its Passport interactive program guides, and certain features and services of My TV Guide."

http://www.multichannel.com/article/CA6514432.html
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Especially when you live on Maple Street, have a bomb shelter and have 2 satellite dishes and 2 antennas on the wall and subscribe to Dish Network

Do you have a watch that stops time?
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Xmas coal for those wishing to get rid of Cox's guide data :


"Cable TV Operator to Use Gemstar’s Passport IPG, My TV Guide
By Steve Donohue -- Multichannel News, 12/19/2007 6:11:00 PM

Cox Communications signed a contract extension with Gemstar-TV Guide International which gives the cable TV operator rights to distribute its Passport interactive program guides, and certain features and services of My TV Guide."

http://www.multichannel.com/article/CA6514432.html

The coolest thing from the article?

The agreement will allow Cox subscribers to remotely record TV programs on digital video recorders through the My TV Guide product, which lets subscribers access DVRs located in their homes via an Internet connection...“We’re also happy that our new agreement includes select My TV Guide features and services, like remote record, which Cox may begin to deploy in the months ahead.”

I have been waiting for this feature ever since I rented my first DVR from Cox. They say that deployment for those with the Scientific Atlanta DVR's will begin in early 2008. Maybe Vegggas can shed some more light from his sources as to when it may happen in Vegas.

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