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post #19831 of 19869 Unread 08-25-2016, 04:33 AM
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Here's the Michigan notice. Please don't shoot the messenger.
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Interesting, no MTM deals............

Ohh well, with Pivot shutting down, at least one thing is off my list.

Thanks Yimitz!
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I find their interpretation of "small price increases" after the first year of a promo to be somewhat different than mine. $39.95 to $59.95 is 50 percent. I would call that "significant" but then I learned math a long time ago.
Totally agree. Reminds me of the big flashing billboard for the used car dealer: We screw the other guy and pass the savings on to you.
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We got our notice and it is exactly the same thing Yimitz posted. No MTM's, just the sports channel name changes.

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That sucks that we did not even get MTM changes.

Then again, everything is in transition mode.

The only things people are really wondering about are.......

- NHL Network (Bakersfield doesn't have it and a lack of a new deal is holding up it moving off of Sports Pass)

- RFD-TV (Some people want this)

- New HD Channels (Chiller, Teen Nick, Logo, Discovery Life, Centric, Aspire, etc.)

- Boomerang (Florida and Michigan do not have this)

It would be great if some of these boxes could be checked off.
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A heads-up for us CFL folks-

The Bucs/Redskins game has been moved to tonight and it will be on Fox 35. Masterchef has been moved to channel 65, so if you record/watch MC, check your DVR settings.

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Question for the forum...

My wife likes to record old movies from Turner Classic Movies on our DVD recorder. She has done so many times over the last few years and produced DVD's which she keeps for her own use as well as sending out to friends and family. After a pause of several months she just tried recording a movie and found that our DVD recorder was being blocked from copying the channel. We could DVR the movie, but got the same error when attempting to create a DVD from the DVR'd content. We can record to DVD on other channels so it doesn't appear to be our equipment or setup.

From what I can tell, this is either a change in what TCM is sending or in the way Brighthouse/Spectrum is providing the signal. I can find nothing recent regarding a change with TCM so I can only assume that Brighthouse/Spectrum is now copy protecting TCM content. I am using an S-video connection when recording from the cable box so could buy a device that strips the copy protection from the signal, but prefer not to spend the $100 if this is just some sort of transitional issue as the Brighthouse and Charter merge move forward.

Has anyone here heard anything or experiencing something similar?

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Many channels and cableco's are clamping down on recording and burning, so possibly with the merger and a new deal these restrictions are now in place. You can get around it, but because it's iffy legally I won't comment on that.

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Many channels and cableco's are clamping down on recording and burning, so possibly with the merger and a new deal these restrictions are now in place. You can get around it, but because it's iffy legally I won't comment on that.
Thanks for the reply Nayan! I'm afraid you may be right. Why they would want to block movies that are 70 and 80 years old I cannot figure out. I know that TCM does offer a small percentage of their library on DVD, but it is a very small percentage and real hit/miss especially among the pre-code movies my wife likes.

I am hopeful that some smart brighthouse person might see this post, realize it was a mistake, and fix it.
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Just an FYI- if you have missed seeing Al-Jazeera, they now have their own live-streaming channel (Al-Jazeera English) on YouTube. It went live on the 1st.

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That is wonderful.

hopefully, their content has been preserved.
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That is wonderful.

hopefully, their content has been preserved.
TWC (Charter) in Dallas has launched 36 of the 40 announced HD except for:
QVC HD
Discovery Life HD
Encore Family HD
Encore Westerns HD

maybe the later 3 aren't ready or are still in test mode? I know that Logo HD and Centric HD are confirmed for TWC areas that are going to Charter! And UP HD is being added to TWC systems that did not carry it in TX and CA even though Charter doesn't carry it on their legacy systems maybe new deal to add it back to those systems under TWC pricing in the works?
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Kevin,

That sounds wonderful.

Hopefully, changes are coming in our next notice.
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I was looking at that presentation for the changes Charter is bringing and it makes me very unhappy. In essence, they are force-feeding you premium channels if you want anything other than the basic TV plan. I am looking into alternatives now.

http://www.dslreports.com/shownews/H...ks-Away-137832

https://www.dslreports.com/forum/r30...TV-Information
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I was looking at that presentation for the changes Charter is bringing and it makes me very unhappy. In essence, they are force-feeding you premium channels if you want anything other than the basic TV plan. I am looking into alternatives now.

http://www.dslreports.com/shownews/H...ks-Away-137832

https://www.dslreports.com/forum/r30...TV-Information
FYI you don't have to switch to the plans if you don't want to and it is actually cheaper to do so unless you want 300Mbps internet and Multiroom DVR and or 6 tuner DVRs which the later are not even able to tack onto the new packages for existing customers.
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FYI you don't have to switch to the plans if you don't want to and it is actually cheaper to do so unless you want 300Mbps internet and Multiroom DVR and or 6 tuner DVRs which the later are not even able to tack onto the new packages for existing customers.
What would be the other option if you don't want to switch to their plans?
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IMPORTANT:

http://www.dslreports.com/forum/r309...se-Forum-Users

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This all sucks!
Yes, it does! Does anyone have an idea of when the switchover will happen?
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Yes, it does! Does anyone have an idea of when the switchover will happen?
From what I've heard, October is when things are supposed to become more Spectrum and less BHN oriented.

Sadly the closing of the DSLReports forum means we will not have Gary here either (his last visit was almost a year ago) and word is they are closing the Tampa offices and moving everything to the main headquarters in a few months. This leaves some big questions about the local offices as well as the stations run by TWC/BHN. I guess we'll have to wait and find out, though I really don't see anything good coming from this merger so far .

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From what I've heard, October is when things are supposed to become more Spectrum and less BHN oriented.

Sadly the closing of the DSLReports forum means we will not have Gary here either (his last visit was almost a year ago) and word is they are closing the Tampa offices and moving everything to the main headquarters in a few months. This leaves some big questions about the local offices as well as the stations run by TWC/BHN. I guess we'll have to wait and find out, though I really don't see anything good coming from this merger so far .
I am disliking everything about the merger. I am not convinced I want to give Charter any of my money. I don't like the way the plans are set up, the fact that they are taking away the digital adapter boxes, and I am pretty sure I am not going to like them raising prices in a year.
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I thought long and hard about leaving last year and I kind of felt guilty. Now though, with the way things are going I am so glad I did. I saw the packages and equipment requirements and the whole thing just turns me off.

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The satellite dishes are awful. I'd ditch DirecTV in a heartbeat if Comcast wasn't so terrible with HD. My area only has 45 HD channels.

CA got some new channels today, including AXS tv and HDNet Movies for former TWC systems.

I wish Charter would be here in Central PA.
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That's what I'm hoping for you guys, that you'll get some of the long-lost channels like those.

I have D* and being a sports lover it was the right choice for me, especially the special channels they have for big events and the sports mix. There are a number of streaming options available now and a few more coming down the pike, so at least there is sort of a choice if anyone decided to leave Spectrum.

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I might look into Prism which is by me.

This merger really sucks.
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What would be the other option if you don't want to switch to their plans?
keep what you have and don't make changes.
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I might look into Prism which is by me.

This merger really sucks.
hmm don't know the only real thing that will be lost if you change is 6 tuner DVR and Whole House DVR. 100/10 and 300/20 internet will be the offered tiers 59.99 for 100/10 and 99.99 for 300/20.
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One thing I would like to know is what the price is for The Silver with internet bundle after the promo.

Changes to appear imminent. Maybe it will not be that bad but you never really know.
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I am looking into uverse. Probably not a big difference in cost, I would imagine.
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I just want to wait and see. But if I do end switching I'll probably keep the internet and get tv through a internet tv service like PlayStation vue or sling.
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