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Cox OC Analog Cutoff Starts 9/1

I received a letter from Cox in my mail today (6/27). The letter states that Cox will "begin the transition to All Digital on September 1, 2015". It did not provide any more specifics beyond that, namely exact cutoff dates for specific portions of the Cox OC service area.

Everything else in the letter (i.e., the fine print at the bottom of the letter) mirrors what has been said here:

- 1 mini box free for 1 year (offer ends 10/10/15). (I already have a box. Though the letter does not state as such, based on what has already been stated here, I presume if I did not have a box, then I would be eligible to get 2 units free for 1 year.)
- a CableCARD can be provided instead of a mini box free for 1 year.
- regular rates apply thereafter for the mini box and/or CableCARD.
- additional units may be ordered at the regular rate (currently $1.99/mo).
- HD channel availability may vary between mini box and Advanced TV receiver or CableCARD device. (I presume this refers to channels distributed via SDV.)
- An HDTV set with an HDMI connection is required for HD quality video.
- Older HDTV sets without HDMI connections will experience improved video quality, but not HD.
- RF video connection may be required for secondary audio access.

More info at http://cox.com/goalldigital
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On the analog side, the minibox looks to just be cropping the area outside the 4:3 display, as opposed to letterboxing.
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I'm on a hill near the MV/RSM border. I am using a Channel Master 4228 with a 7777 amp in my attic. I get most of the L.A. channels in good quality most of the time.
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Lucky you. I am on the RSM/Trabuco border right behind a hill. I have tried a 4228, several highly regarded DIY antenna designs, along with a couple of amps. Best I could get is one or two channels sporadically. Also tried to get the San Diego stations which are actually better LOS, but just too far away for reliable reception.
Thanks both - I am near a hill - Camino Altozano and Banderas. I was hoping something like this would work.
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The transition to digital started a few weeks ago in RSM. Five analog channels are showing a "transitioned to digital only format" message:
56 Food Channel
59 E!
67 A&E
69 TV Land
72 Animal Planet
I wonder when the next drop will happen and what will go away then.
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The transition to digital started a few weeks ago in RSM. Five analog channels are showing a "transitioned to digital only format" message:
56 Food Channel
59 E!
67 A&E
69 TV Land
72 Animal Planet
I wonder when the next drop will happen and what will go away then.
Yeah, it has started in Palos Verdes, too. I am wondering since they lump PV in with Orange County, if they will use the digital transition as an excuse to give us the same channel numbers as OC. (Ex. Food Channel here is 42, E! is 55, A&E is 38, etc.)
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The transition to digital started a few weeks ago in RSM. Five analog channels are showing a "transitioned to digital only format" message:
56 Food Channel
59 E!
67 A&E
69 TV Land
72 Animal Planet
I wonder when the next drop will happen and what will go away then.
still getting those analog stations in OC
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Good news for any Cox OC/PV Tivo people. We are getting On-Demand.

I can't post a link because I don't have enough posts but just search "Cox VOD Tivo Broadcasting cable."

Frankly, I'm shocked (but delighted) PV is included.
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Eight more analog channels dropped in RSM with the new month:
17 FX
19 ABC Family
27 TBS
33 QVC
37 HSN
47 Galavision
62 History
66 AMC

Those mini-boxes run hot!
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Those mini-boxes run hot!
Try to get the Cisco Mini box, the Evolution one is reported to be vastly inferior to the Cisco.

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Good news for any Cox OC/PV Tivo people. We are getting On-Demand.

I can't post a link because I don't have enough posts but just search "Cox VOD Tivo Broadcasting cable."

Frankly, I'm shocked (but delighted) PV is included.
cool; how do I access it?
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Try to get the Cisco Mini box, the Evolution one is reported to be vastly inferior to the Cisco.

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is the Cisco mini box available in OC?
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is the Cisco mini box available in OC?
Yes, the Lake Forest, CA Cox Store does.

They look almost identical, so you have to look at the bottom for the model #

I see you have a TiVo, why not just get a TiVo Mini instead?

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Yes, the Lake Forest, CA Cox Store does.

They look almost identical, so you have to look at the bottom for the model #

I see you have a TiVo, why not just get a TiVo Mini instead?
Thanks for the info; I checked and the mini box I have is not the Cisco one. I may check at the closer store (Quail Hill) and see if it could be exchanged; not sure what the differences operationally would be but I have had problems with the one I have (loses all guide information every couple of days; gets no signal on a number of channels, including 14 and 28).

Regarding TiVo mini - I have not looked into this but it sounds interesting - I guess the advantage would be that you would get all content; not clear how the connectivity works though. I have just one TiVo box which is connected to Cox coax and uses a cable card and tuning adapter; its also connected to my local network router via ethernet cable; however, the TiVo mini would be in a different room (upstairs) so not sure how to connect it.
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Yes, the Lake Forest, CA Cox Store does.
They look almost identical, so you have to look at the bottom for the model #
I see you have a TiVo, why not just get a TiVo Mini instead?
I was wrong, the Rancho Santa Margarita store has then in the back, you have to ask for them specifically.

The Orchard - Lake Forest store, only had one.

As for TiVo you need a Premiere or Roamio for Cox On Demand.
And you need a 4 Tuner Premiere or a Roamio to use a TiVo Mini

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