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post #721 of 9136 Old 03-16-2005, 01:40 PM - Thread Starter
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The channel realignment was a piece of cake for Tivo.

7 channels were remapped including Oxygen previously 132 now 52.

Still "not authorized" for Discovery HD.
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Originally posted by Vidcan
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I live in Glendora and yesterday I guess Adelphia changed the numbers on all their digital channels. I am getting ABC. CBS, FOX, NBC, KCET but on their channel lineup I'm supposed to be getting DiscoveryHD too and I'm not. Also, I lost a few digital channels yesterday too and can't figure out for the life of me why. Did Adelphia start encrypting their digital channel lineup???
I'm using an LG 4200a using QAM tuning do you think that might be the problem.
I tried calling Adelphia today to ask whether I need to rent their STB to get this extra channel and they told me I need to give the serial number of my QAM tuner for them to add it to the computer. Sounded like mumbo jumbo to me.


VC

Well, after 3 calls to customer service and a reset of my Moxi PVR, no MAX-HD or Discovery HD. I am not sure why 2 channels would be missing, but everything else seems fine? Either way, Adelphia has to setup a service call for a tech to come out. I can only imagine that a tech could only bring a new PVR, what else could it be that the main office couldn't do to solve this?
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Originally posted by motoman
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Did they add any new HD channels? MAX-HD or Discovery-HD?
Thanks
Jim

I've had Discovery HD since December and Max was available since then too. So it's just a reallignment. (West Los angeles)

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Originally posted by joe221
I've had Discovery HD since December and Max was available since then too. So it's just a reallignment. (West Los angeles)

Thanks Joe...
Still no new HD stuff here yet.
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For discovery HD and Max HD it depends if your cable plant has enough bandwidth for these two channels. Where i live in Santa Monica we have a 750 mhz system, with no bandwidth available. West LA for example has an 860mhz system, giving them the bandwidth for 36 more hd channels (2 channels per 6 mhz)
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I wonder what we have in Manhattan Beach. The HD programming is pretty limited compared to some of my friends in other parts of the country.

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Originally posted by Valuepac
For discovery HD and Max HD it depends if your cable plant has enough bandwidth for these two channels. Where i live in Santa Monica we have a 750 mhz system, with no bandwidth available. West LA for example has an 860mhz system, giving them the bandwidth for 36 more hd channels (2 channels per 6 mhz)

This is the same problem we are having in Thousand Oaks, according to the local office. If I call the 888 number, they tell me that I should be getting it. When I went into the local branch, they explained the bandwidth problem to me. They also said that they do not currently have a solution.
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This is the same problem we are having in Thousand Oaks, according to the local office. If I call the 888 number, they tell me that I should be getting it. When I went into the local branch, they explained the bandwidth problem to me. They also said that they do not currently have a solution.

Thanks for the info. Oxnard is probably on the same system as T.O.
I got the same response from the 888 number but haven't talked to them locally. Well that sure sucks.........

Later,

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Originally posted by motoman
Thanks for the info. Oxnard is probably on the same system as T.O.
I got the same response from the 888 number but haven't talked to them locally. Well that sure sucks.........

Later,

Jim

In my case, I have spoke to my local hub (Glendora) and they have said that I should be getting MAX-HD and Discovery HD. I still am stumped at why they can't do anything from the local office and have to have someone come out. Unless there is some strange problem with the DVR, I don't see what a service call will do? Then again, I haven't felt confident on the answers I have got anyways.
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They need to switch all the analog channels to digital, then we will have no problem with bandwidth. Since all old cable ready tvs will no longer work without a box... give everyone cheap free digital boxes like d* and E* do.
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Last night, for some strange reason Channel 1 VOD was coming straight through with my CableCard. My wife and I watched a little of "Chicago." Later when only I was up, I checked to see what was on. Lo and behold, hard core pornography. I was especially surprised because I thought Adelphia said they weren't going to carry that any more. I was so offended, I stopped watching after a few hours.
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Originally posted by 2left
Last night, for some strange reason Channel 1 VOD was coming straight through with my CableCard. My wife and I watched a little of "Chicago." Later when only I was up, I checked to see what was on. Lo and behold, hard core pornography. I was especially surprised because I thought Adelphia said they weren't going to carry that any more. I was so offended, I stopped watching after a few hours.

Oh my, I stop watching after 3 hours, no more!
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Originally posted by 2left
...I was so offended, I stopped watching after a few hours.

Well, it's always a good rule-of-thumb to gather a lot of evidence before making a formal complaint.

Speaking of MAX-HD, it is available in my neck of the woods (Los Feliz), but I've been dragging my feet on getting it. To those subscribed, is it worth the extra $$, or is it mainly a rehash of what HBO-HD and SHO-HD offer? Are movies shown in their OAR, or re-formatted like HBO tends to do most of the time?
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Channel Packages or "Tiers"
Cable TV companies offer TV channels in packages known as "tiers." Some cable channels may also be sold individually. Common names for channel packages are:

Basic
Standard
Basic Plus
Expanded Basic
Standard Plus
Select
Expanded Plus
Digital
Director's Choice

All cable companies are required to offer their customers a "basic service" tier which includes local broadcast channels and public, educational and government (PEG) access channels. Federal law allows cable companies to include additional channels in the basic service tier. All subscribers are required to buy the basic service tier as a condition of buying any other cable channel or channel package.

Rate Regulation
The price you pay for the basic service tier portion of your cable service, as well as some reception equipment such as converters, is regulated by the City of Los Angeles. The City regulates the basic service tier using rules set by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), which establish a "benchmark" rate based on many factors including the number of subscribers and the number of channels offered on the basic tier.

Under Federal law, the City of Los Angeles cannot regulate rates for cable channels outside of the "basic service" tier, nor any premium services (such as Digital or High Definition Cable), individual pay channel packages (HBO, CINEMAX, Playboy, etc.), or pay-per-view programs.

Exceptions to Rate Regulation
Federal regulations allow cable companies to be relieved from basic tier rate regulation under certain conditions. If your cable company qualifies for this relief, the prices you pay for basic cable services may be completely unregulated. To find out if basic service is unregulated in your area, please call the City of Los Angeles Information Technology Agency at (213)922-8380.

Know Your Rights - Get the Facts
If you feel your cable company has not provided you with full information concerning the availability of a basic service tier, or you wish to file a complaint regarding cable service, please call the City of Los Angeles Information Technology Agency at (213) 922-8380. Or you can write to:

Information Technology Agency Consumer Service Section
200 N Main Street, Suite 1255
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Find out more about your rights by visiting the FCC web site at: http://www.fcc._qov/ or by calling 1-888-CALL-FCC.
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(excerpted) .... based on concerns expressed by community stakeholders and resident subscribers brought before the Board of Information Technology Commissioners and the City Council, the City felt that the creation of an affordable "basic" tier package would serve the best interest of Adelphia residents subscribers.

While the City understands that there may be some customers impacted by this change, the City is confident that the positive aspects of this change will save Adelphia's resident subscribers more money over the long term.

Highlights of the Settlement:
The creation of an affordable "basic" their package is available to Adelphia subscribers.
Collectively, Adelphia resident subscribers will save approximately $67 million in construction upgrade over a twelve year period that federal law allows operators to pass to subscribers.
o In terms of system construction and upgrade, Adelphia could pass these upgrades costs to consumers over a twelve year period. It was estimated this cost would be $2.35 a month per subscriber. Under the City's Agreement with Adelphia, this cost is reduced to $0.25 a month per subscriber for less then ten years.
Adelphia will not implement any rate increases associated with system upgrades for two years after this $12.00 basic package has launched.

Information Technology Agency Consumer Service Division has done everything within its authority to protect your rights and interests as Los Angeles cable television subscriber. You may contact our office at (213) 847-6851 should you have any further questions or concerns.
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I live in the Inland Empire area and switched from DirecTV to Adelphia today. I have read this thread before-hand and heard about the sub-par SD picture quality, but nothing prepared me for what I have now. Regular channels look like I've gone back to the days of rabbit ears. It is nothing short of awful. HD material looks decent, but I can't help but think it's not as good looking as DirecTV or OtA. I will live with Adelphia for a week or so and see if the pro (HD-DVR) outweighs the con (PQ).

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Yesterday I decided to have my Sony TV to rescan the Adelphia cable to see if the added or changed anything. The bad thing doing this is Sony wipes out all my work labeling all the channels, the good is it did find changes. Before the Basic HDTV channels were scattered at random channel assignments ie 79.2 for ABC-DT. Now all the channels are in logical and equivelent to OTA assignments. 2.1, 4.1, 7.1, 11.1 and 28.1. Just a FYI if you have an ATSC equiped TV.

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Any of you Adelphia Moxi users know anything about when 3.2 will be pushed out?

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Any of you Adelphia Moxi users know anything about when 3.2 will be pushed out?

Last night at 3:20am I got the "MOXI needs to reboot" message and I thought for sure it needed to flash to 3.2! Alas, it didn't
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does anyone have a QAM tuner built into their tv or in LG or samsung receiver? My question is which channel are not scrambled. I heard from someone that some of the VOD content is not scrambled.. is this true?
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does anyone have a QAM tuner built into their tv or in LG or samsung receiver? My question is which channels are not scrambled. Are all the local HD channels avaliable... I heard from someone that some of the VOD content is not scrambled.. is this true?
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Wednesday, March 30, 2005
Today's Orange County business briefs
http://www.ocregister.com/ocr/2005/0...cle_461306.php

Adelphia revs up its high-speed Internet service

Adelphia Communications said Tuesday that it has widened the Internet pipe for its broadband customers without raising prices. The cable TV provider, which services parts of Orange County, bumped high-speed Internet service to 6 Megabits per second for its top-tier customers, who pay $49 a month for service.

The slowest service, however, is just five times faster than a 56k dial-up modem. For that 256k basic connection, Adelphia charges $25 a month.

Midlevel customers get a 4 Mbps connection for $32.

Cable TV companies have been ramping up speeds for several months.

By comparison, Time Warner Cable, which charges $45 a month for its service, boosted all customers to about 5 Mbps beginning last fall.

Adelphia boosts Internet speeds in North County

By Kathryn Balint
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http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/b...0adelphia.html
March 30, 2005

Adelphia Communications announced yesterday that it has increased Internet speeds for its high-speed data customers in North County.

Adelphia's announcement follows speed increases by Time Warner and Cox Communications, as customers seek faster speeds to download music, play games online and watch video on the Web.

"People want speed," Adelphia spokesman Bob Gold said.

Download and upload speeds for Adelphia's basic Internet service, which runs $24.95 a month for cable television subscribers, doubled to 256 kilobits per second from 128 kilobits per second.

Download speeds for Adelphia's preferred Internet service increased to 4 megabits per second from 3 megabites per second. Upload speeds increased to 384 kilobits per second from 256 kilobits per second. The preferred package costs $31.95 a month for subscribers to Adelphia's cable television service.

Adelphia's fastest Internet service, the premier package, now offers download speeds of 6 megabits per second, up from 4 megabits per second. Upload speeds increased from 512 kilobits per second to 768 kilobits per second. The premier package, which runs $48.95 a month for Adelphia's cable television subscribers, also offers free basic Web hosting for customers who want to create their own Web sites.

In February, Time Warner increased the speed of its standard service to 5 megabits per second, from 3 megabits per second. Its premium service increased to 8 megabits per second, from 6 megabits per second.

Last fall, Cox Communications ramped up its preferred service, its most popular option, to 4 megabits per second, from 3 megabits per second.

Adelphia also has given subscribers in all tiers additional e-mail storage.

The basic package now includes 25 megabytes of e-mail storage space, up from 10 megabytes; the preferred package offers 100 megabytes, up from 70; and the premier package offers 150 megabytes of e-mail storage, up from 100 megabytes.

Adelphia serves Carlsbad, Del Mar, Encinitas, Fallbrook, Solana Beach, San Marcos, Vista, portions of Rancho Santa Fe and some unincorporated areas of North County.

Kathryn Balint: (619) 293-2848; kathryn.balint@uniontrib.com
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does anyone have a QAM tuner built into their tv or in LG or samsung receiver? My question is which channels are not scrambled. Are all the local HD channels avaliable... I heard from someone that some of the VOD content is not scrambled.. is this true?

My Sony XS955 can capture all the local HD channels, but not Discovery or the premium channels. They appear at 2.1 4.1 7.1 11.1 and 28.1

Joe in West Los Angeles, CA
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OK....it is the last day of March...Where is the 3.2 update for the Moxi box?

My Sanyo Z3 is screaming for a pure digital connection!!!!!!!!
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Is there anybody at Adelphia worth asking?

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Digital Cable Premieres "On Demand" Service in Los Angeles Market
Marks Major Milestone for the Cable Industry

LOS ANGELES, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- 04/01/2005 -- Today, the cable industry marks a major milestone as On Demand, one of its advanced services, rolls out in the entertainment capital. Currently offered in nearly 200 markets nationwide, (1) On Demand with digital cable continues to expand rapidly as it launches in the Los Angeles area.

According to Jupiter Research, an estimated 18 million digital cable homes had access to On Demand in 2004 and consumer interest has been skyrocketing. In fact, a recent survey of 1,400 households in four of the top On Demand markets found that nearly half of digital cable customers used the On Demand service, nearly double the rate from 17 months ago(2).

"On Demand is changing the way people watch television, with the average Comcast customer using this cable-exclusive feature 27 times a month to view more than 12 hours of programming," said Page Thompson, vice president and General Manager of Comcast ON DEMAND. "From the excitement of your favorite sports -- with special NFL programming -- to hundreds of music videos and children's programming, Cable On Demand has something for everyone and is available anytime you watch."

Tailor-Made TV Viewing

Cable On Demand, free as part of an existing digital cable package, lets viewers watch TV on their terms by simply navigating an on-screen menu and pressing play -- it's that easy. Customers control what they watch and when with VCR-like features such as play, fast forward, rewind, stop, save and resume, so they won't miss a single moment.

"Consumers today demand greater flexibility and a choice when it comes to watching their favorite programs," said Dawn Callahan, Senior Director of marketing at Time Warner Cable. "On Demand gives them an edge over other services because it delivers the most entertainment options." With Cable On Demand, viewers have access to several hundred hours of entertainment, including premium channels and programming not available on regular TV.

Without leaving home, movie buffs have access to a virtual video store filled with time-tested movies, indie and cult classics, recent hits, dramas, comedies and action films right at their fingertips.

"We want our customers to experience the excitement and flexibility that our Adelphia OnDemand service offers," said Mariann Belmonte, Vice President of Marketing and Sales for Adelphia. "And only cable companies can offer true OnDemand service, while satellite can't."

Cable On Demand Consumer Sweepstakes

To help launch On Demand in Los Angeles, cable companies, studios and networks are kicking off a consumer sweepstakes to help educate Los Angeles residents about this hot new way to watch TV -- and you won't believe the prize.

Supported by advertising, radio promotions and public relations efforts, the sweepstakes offers one lucky Angeleno the opportunity to win the "Cable On Demand Ultimate Premiere Party." The winner will be whisked away to the ultimate house party in a luxurious home in the exclusive Hollywood Hills. The winner and their closest friends will be treated like stars -- complete with limos, fine food and drinks and Cable On Demand.

From now until April 29, residents of the Los Angeles metropolitan area can go to www.LaOnDemand.com, correctly answer five Cable On Demand trivia questions, and be entered into the sweepstakes to win the "Cable On Demand Ultimate Premiere Party." For a complete list of rules or to enter, visit www.LaOnDemand.com.

Cable On Demand is sponsored by several top entertainment companies, including Adelphia, Buena Vista Pay Television, Comcast, Discovery, E! Networks, HBO, HereTV, In Demand, Lion's Gate, MGM, MTV, New Line, NFL Network On Demand, Paramount Pictures, RipeTV, Scripps Networks, Sony, Starz, Time Warner Cable, TV Guide, TVN Entertainment, Twentieth Century Fox, NBC-Universal and Warner Home Video.

For more information about digital cable or to find a local provider, log on to www.onlycablecan.com or call (877) ONLY-CABLE.

(1) - VOD: Targeting Users to Enhance Revenue Opportunities. Distributed bu Jupiter Research. (December 2004)

(2) - Consumer Opinions in Four VOD Markets. Distributed by the Leichtman Research Group. (December, 2004)

Contact:

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I'm in the Los Feliz area and see that the time on my moto 6200 still hasn't changed to DST. I'm guessing that this is taken care of at the local office (Eagle Rock). Is there any way to change this manually (I've tried power cycling the unit)?

The bedroom VCR which is hooked up directly to cable does show the time change, but as the VCR's time settings are set to AUTO, perhaps it is the one doing the conversion.
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Per the Adelphia So-Cal webpage, as of 3-31 there is no more $4.95 fee for On Demand HBO, Starz, etc. if you subscribe for the service.

The link:

http://www.adelphiasocal.com/pressroom.shtml#04052005

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April 8, 2005 Filed at 10:57 a.m. ET
Time Warner, Comcast Bid for Adelphia
By REUTERS

PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) - Media group Time Warner Inc. (TWX.N) and its bidding partner, top U.S. cable TV operator Comcast Corp. (CMCSA.O), have reached a deal to buy bankrupt cable operator Adelphia Communications Corp. (ADELQ.PK) for nearly $18 billion, a source familiar with the matter said.

The tentative deal with Adelphia's creditors beat back a last-minute rival offer from cable firm Cablevision Systems Corp. (CVC.N), which a separate source has said was preparing a bid of $16.5 billion in cash.

Time Warner and Comcast have been viewed for months as the likely winners of the auction for Adelphia's 5.3 million subscribers. Adelphia is reorganizing its business in bankruptcy court, but it agreed more than a year ago to simultaneously entertain bids for its assets.

The deal, finalized late on Thursday after several days of frenzied activity, is now subject to approval by a bankruptcy court judge and a majority of each class of Adelphia's creditors.

Time Warner, which is contributing a large percentage of the bid itself, could stand to reap several key benefits from the acquisition.

It could become the dominant multiple system operator in the highly sought-after Los Angeles market by garnering subscribers from both Adelphia and Comcast, Sanford Bernstein analyst Michael Nathanson said in a research note. And it can unwind a stake Comcast owns in its Time Warner Cable business by trading some of its new Adelphia subscribers to Comcast.

Comcast, for its part, could get 2 million new cable subscribers and the chance to liquidate its stake in Time Warner Cable in a tax-free swap, Nathanson said.

Time Warner and Comcast will pay Adelphia bondholders in cash and stock warrants, one source said. The New York Times reported that they would pay about $13.5 billion in cash and about $4.5 billion in warrants for stock in a new company formed by combining Time Warner's cable business and Adelphia.

Spokesmen for Time Warner, Comcast and Adelphia declined to comment on the deal.

Time Warner and Comcast had raised their offer slightly in recent weeks, one source familiar with the situation said, but the agreement still missed Adelphia's goal of March 31, the end of the quarter -- in part because of Cablevision's late-stage involvement in the process.

Investors lost billions of dollars when Adelphia collapsed in 2002 amid claims that the company's founding Rigas family siphoned millions of dollars of Adelphia funds for personal use and misrepresented its financial condition.

The scandal forced Adelphia to seek Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in 2002. Last summer John Rigas, Adelphia's founder, and his son Timothy, Adelphia's former chief financial officer, were convicted of fraud and conspiracy. They are awaiting sentencing.

Adelphia is expected to pay about $725 million to U.S. authorities to settle claims stemming from the accounting and management scandal, sources close to the situation have said.

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