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What are the significant positives and negatives we'll experience with Spectrum vs what we've had with BHN?
Is it true that if we like our current package of BHN services, we'll be able to keep it under Spectrum?
Will DTA boxes continue to be supported by Spectrum?

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Charter does not have DTA's, so either you will have to use a regular (read: costly) box, or do without. They also do not offer or support whole-home DVR service. Here's a link I posted earlier in the thread:

https://www.dslreports.com/forum/r30...TV-Information

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Charter does not have DTA's, so either you will have to use a regular (read: costly) box, or do without. They also do not offer or support whole-home DVR service. Here's a link I posted earlier in the thread:

https://www.dslreports.com/forum/r30...TV-Information
I use whole home DVR a lot not having that or having the availability to stream my recording is a major deal breaker
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Seems that Spectrum is rolling out in California, and the the TWC Sportsnet channels that we get have been re-named
http://www.latimes.com/entertainment...nap-story.html
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It might be a good idea to browse through the guide, as some areas are also starting to see AXS and HDNet Movies that didn't have them before.

I am not sure how old/new this is, but here is a list (along with manuals!) of all the boxes Charter/Spectrum offers. I don't know if it will actually help anyone, but it'll give you an idea of what's to come:

http://www.charter.net/support/tv/di...ver-cable-box/

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One other thing of note, Spectrum also offers a channel on Roku for live-streaming but I have no idea if it is still going to be supported, or even available for you guys. Just something else to keep an eye on.

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It might be a good idea to browse through the guide, as some areas are also starting to see AXS and HDNet Movies that didn't have them before.

I am not sure how old/new this is, but here is a list (along with manuals!) of all the boxes Charter/Spectrum offers. I don't know if it will actually help anyone, but it'll give you an idea of what's to come:

http://www.charter.net/support/tv/di...ver-cable-box/
No problem here. Both my DVR and STB are on that list. (BHN here in Michigan has always used Motorola boxes.)
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Charter does not have DTA's, so either you will have to use a regular (read: costly) box, or do without...
Thanks Nayan. No DTA's is a bad deal for me. Have two of them for kitchen and guest room, and they worked perfectly and cheaply for those occasional viewing locations. Can't justify Spectrum's pricey cable boxes/service for the those rooms. So far, I don't view Spectrum as an improvement over BHN.
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AXS.TV and HDNet Movies are things that could likely return.

Also note that the last notice did not have MTM's listed. They are probably in talks with some of them like NHL Network. It's possible Charter will add some things and get new deals to ease concerns about these changes.

We shall see. Our notice comes next week.
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Thanks Nayan. No DTA's is a bad deal for me. Have two of them for kitchen and guest room, and they worked perfectly and cheaply for those occasional viewing locations. Can't justify Spectrum's pricey cable boxes/service for the those rooms. So far, I don't view Spectrum as an improvement over BHN.
That is mostly the reason I am looking for alternatives. I have 2 TVs with DTAs and will not be paying $20 to watch TV on those.
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With TX and CA, I'm sure as each month passes, more areas will be integrated into the Spectrum branding and lineups. It's not yet known if some of the TWC channels will make it on to the old Charter lineups, or if the TWC channel configuration will see its way to the BHN/Charter areas. I think the TWC numbering is a lot more logical, and would make sense to have national Spectrum channel numbers the way satellite/telcos do.

What I wish is that they'd clearly define what is HD and what is not. While it's a little better on the TWC website than before, there's still unanswered questions. Since Charter added all those international channels in HD to their own lineups, I presume the same channels are in HD on Spectrum.

Kevin, you might be able to help me with some of these at least in the Dallas market.

For the ones you mentioned before, I don't think there are HD feeds for Encore Family and Encore Westerns at this time. Discovery Life HD is one of those that Charter never had before (the same with Logo HD and Centric HD), so there could be some issues loading up those.
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It sounds as if the changes could start next month here.

I do wonder if our notice will have MTM's this month as it did not in late-August.

Regardless, it's time for some adds.
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