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Today, my TV found and added TV channel 8.5 WJW-DT5 in Cleveland. The channel is black with no programming being transmitted. Does anyone know what they are planning to add on that subchannel?
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I don't even have 8.3 or .4 yet.
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I don't even have 8.3 or .4 yet.
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Same here, but my channels don't scan the same on all devices - e.g. my recorders find mostly scrambled channels on 118.x except a few like WGN on 118.55. My TV only finds a bunch of music channels there. (Neither finds 8.3, 4 or 5)...

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What was the problem last night - Both 5.1 and 19.1 were constantly breaking up?

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Anyone else getting "BBCA currently unavailable"? I couldn't record The Living and the Dead last night...

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For those with Samsung TVs, are you guys using Digital Clean View when watching so-called HD cable? I've found that the PQ is pretty awful with it turned off, especially in darker scenes. The two biggest issues seem to be mosquito noise that is constantly moving around in the background, and also on people's faces. The other thing is the block-type artifacts. I'm sure my 65" TV just magnifies the effect, as I don't remember it being nearly as offensive on a smaller screen.

Anyway, bottom line (unless there is something wrong with my equipment) most of the channels look like crap. If I turn on DCV, it makes a significant difference, but at the expense of a little blur. I'm still wondering about the best setting—low, auto or something else?
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So, I think TW officially becomes Spectrum today. It looks like the channel packages have changed too. The channels I currently get look like they are part of the gold package now, which forces you to get the movie channels. Not sure if I like the change yet and how the pricing will be different, when my current offers expire next month.

When will the Internet speeds increase in the Cleveland area?
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So, I think TW officially becomes Spectrum today. It looks like the channel packages have changed too. The channels I currently get look like they are part of the gold package now, which forces you to get the movie channels. Not sure if I like the change yet and how the pricing will be different, when my current offers expire next month.



When will the Internet speeds increase in the Cleveland area?


It does seem they are transitioning or just have. I rebooted my modem and connected to 16x4 channels (from 12x4). I'm getting about 70 megs down now when I was getting a little over 60 on the legacy 50/5 internet plan. Upload speeds are unchanged if not a bit slower. It would seem that the 100mbps and 300mbps plans (if they will even exist in NEO) should be available however I'm not seeing anything on their website. I may call however I don't really want to pay more than my promo plan now...


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Still getting unscrambled analog and local digitals thankfully...

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Still getting unscrambled analog and local digitals thankfully...
That will change in the not too distant future. One of the changes Spectrum will surely make is going all encrypted digital, as they have in other markets. OH is one of the few untouched markets left at this time as TWC was rolling through their upgrades before the Charter purchase.
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Anyone have an update on Spectrum?

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So, I think TW officially becomes Spectrum today. It looks like the channel packages have changed too. The channels I currently get look like they are part of the gold package now, which forces you to get the movie channels. Not sure if I like the change yet and how the pricing will be different, when my current offers expire next month.

When will the Internet speeds increase in the Cleveland area?
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Anyone have an update on Spectrum?


Seems like all markets have been converted. You should be able to call in and get Spectrum promos and/or 60mb internet. I've heard 100 meg is not available yet.


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Seems like all markets have been converted. You should be able to call in and get Spectrum promos and/or 60mb internet. I've heard 100 meg is not available yet.


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All of OH has been converted. Within the former TWC footprint, I don't think some portions out west (ID), the Carolinas, Upstate NY and New England have been converted yet to Spectrum. Neither has Oceanic in Hawaii.
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Spectrum - Be Careful What You Wish For

I live in the Erie, PA area and have been talking to Spectrum about converting to their packages. Problem is I keep getting different stories on the phone and on chat. Of course I'd like to double my internet speed to 60, which would require a new modem, but they'd send it to me and have no monthly charge. That part sounds OK. But things got confusing when it came to DVR's and channels available.

First they said I couldn't keep my enhanced DVR's (which I really like), then they said I could, then I couldn't. Also, they only offer one model DVR, which only stores 35 hours of programs, and can only record 2 shows at once!! It's like going back in time 10 years with Time Warner. Also, one station I have to have is only listed in the Miscellaneous section of their channels lineup (https://www.timewarnercable.com/cont...s-lineup.html/). I asked about it, and first they said if you get the Gold package you get all channels, the later they said none of the Misc. channels are available in my zip code????

After all that discussion, they would only lower my bill by $17, so its not worth it to me to take chances. They also said all current TW customers are grandfathered, and wouldn't be made to change to Spectrum's plans. So I'm stayin as is for now. 30 Mbps is fast enough for me, and we have a fiber optic company installing cable here to offer 150 Mbps as its slowest speed.
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I live in the Erie, PA area and have been talking to Spectrum about converting to their packages. Problem is I keep getting different stories on the phone and on chat. Of course I'd like to double my internet speed to 60, which would require a new modem, but they'd send it to me and have no monthly charge. That part sounds OK. But things got confusing when it came to DVR's and channels available.

First they said I couldn't keep my enhanced DVR's (which I really like), then they said I could, then I couldn't. Also, they only offer one model DVR, which only stores 35 hours of programs, and can only record 2 shows at once!! It's like going back in time 10 years with Time Warner. Also, one station I have to have is only listed in the Miscellaneous section of their channels lineup (https://www.timewarnercable.com/cont...s-lineup.html/). I asked about it, and first they said if you get the Gold package you get all channels, the later they said none of the Misc. channels are available in my zip code????

After all that discussion, they would only lower my bill by $17, so its not worth it to me to take chances. They also said all current TW customers are grandfathered, and wouldn't be made to change to Spectrum's plans. So I'm stayin as is for now. 30 Mbps is fast enough for me, and we have a fiber optic company installing cable here to offer 150 Mbps as its slowest speed.
I'm skipping their offers for now - IIRC the fine print indicated an undisclosed bump in year 2. I'm also guessing taxes and fees would soak up the few dollars of nominal savings, and switching might trigger immediate loss of unscrambled channels.

I am hoping that eventually Spectrum credentials will access more streaming sources - TWC excluded TNT, SYFY, AMC and others. I think BBCA, FX and HIST were the only ones I was ever able to get any use out of...

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For those with Samsung TVs, are you guys using Digital Clean View when watching so-called HD cable? I've found that the PQ is pretty awful with it turned off, especially in darker scenes. The two biggest issues seem to be mosquito noise that is constantly moving around in the background, and also on people's faces. The other thing is the block-type artifacts. I'm sure my 65" TV just magnifies the effect, as I don't remember it being nearly as offensive on a smaller screen.

Anyway, bottom line (unless there is something wrong with my equipment) most of the channels look like crap. If I turn on DCV, it makes a significant difference, but at the expense of a little blur. I'm still wondering about the best setting—low, auto or something else?
I watch with an antenna, and with the digital clean view turned on, the picture does get a little cleaner on the 480i channels. MPEG artifacting is also less noticeable as well as composite artifacts. However, as you mentioned, there is motion blur with it turned on. For this reason, I keep the digital clean view setting off. Even with it off, the artifacting on my Samsung (46" 1080p) isn't too bad. In fact, compression artifacts are less noticeable compared to my old HDTV, which has a 37" 720p display. As you stated, larger screens will increase the uglyness of the MPEG compression artifacts. If your TV is 4K, lower resolution channels will look very soft and smudgy.

Check your connections going between your cable box and TV. Make sure you are using a HDMI cable as this will give you the best picture possible. If you are using an HDMI cable, make sure your cable box is outputting a 1080p signal, then set the zoom setting on your TV to screen fit as this can slightly help improve sharpness by not over-scanning the picture.

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