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post #20101 of 20112 Old 03-21-2017, 04:59 PM
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I'm with Nayan.

The question is how long will cable be able to sustain millions dropping it each year?
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Gotta rant about Spectrum: My latest monthly Spectrum bill went up by around $3. Back in June 2016, I was put on a "deal" by BHN's Retention dept for a exact dollar amount for monthly service for the next 2 yrs, per the retention rep's word and my notations of the conversation. So, yesterday I spoke with a CSR in Spectrum's accounting/billing dept. She explained that although I was told I would be charged a specific amount for my monthly bill, what I was actually receiving was a specific dollar amount of discount off the total monthly charges, and the reason for the increase in my new bill was because the monthly charge for my two digital adapters had increased from $2 to $3.25 each...and "we have no control over these type of changes in equipment charges." I responded with "how can you say you have no control over equipment charges - you own the equipment!?" She responded with "well, prices change all the time and there's nothing controlling it." What a load of B.S. I also asked her to look at the notes in my account record and confirm that the discount I'm receiving along with free Epix was for a 2-yr period beginning last June. To which she replied: "Yes, it's all there for 24 months." So, I asked her to send me an email containing those notes in my account regarding the discount, and after a few seconds of silence she said "OK, I just sent them to you." However, what I actually received in my email was a generic info page about Spectrum's service policies and agreements; it had nothing in there whatsoever about the notation details in my account record regarding a discount! The intentional deception here is quite obvious.
So, I called Spectrum again, but spoke with a different person in billing who apologetically explained that my discount was for only 12 months, not 24, and they have no way to copy the notes placed in anyone's account and email them out.
BTW, as far as I know, Spectrum has not changed their standing policy of not providing support to the digital adapter (DTA) boxes, yet they just increased the monthly charge for them by over 62%! I'm starting to highly dislike this deceptive and unethical company.
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Did you check to see if the email didn't have an attachment? Sometimes I have to open or read the email to get an attachment and then open the attachment.
Not to defend BH/Spectrum. If Dish or AT is viable we're gone.
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Did you check to see if the email didn't have an attachment? Sometimes I have to open or read the email to get an attachment and then open the attachment.
Not to defend BH/Spectrum. If Dish or AT is viable we're gone.
There was no relevant content included anywhere in the email nor thru an attachment

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Then you're spot on
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I've been seeing stories of billing issues, so you're not alone. I also recently read where they may try to kill the ban on usage caps for them as well. TV I can get elsewhere (I went to Sat) but internet is a whole other story.

http://www.dslreports.com/shownews/I...ge-Caps-139192

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My Spectrum bill which arrived today, contains the same information as last month, that Chiller and Esquire will no longer be available after April 25.
It adds that we can see the channel lineup at spectrum.com/channellineup. However, when I tried that link it leads to a drop down menu for "state" and Florida is not one of the choices.
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I don't think Florida has fully switched over to Spectrum yet, so that's probably why there's no lineup. People are still using legacy BHN for now or have switched themselves over to Spectrum. As far as a timetable when it'll be complete, I have no idea but I would hang onto BHN for as long as possible since the switchover in other areas has been anything but smooth.

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Hey All,

A new version of Navigator has been rolling out around the country. ODN 8.0 Don't know when former Bright House Networks subs will get it. It's for the modern boxes (Arris, Cisco, (now Technicolor) and Samsungs.) New Features include:

A new Quick Settings Menu-
That opens when the box is powered on and can be activated and deactivated using the Menu button, or turned off with the Exit button. (It also goes away after about 15 seconds.) It will provide access to common settings all in one place.

Being able to reboot your box in Settings without unplugging it

Recently Viewed option-Available by the arrow keys that allows you bookmarking of the last shows watched whether Live TV, DVR'ed, or On Demand. You will be able to see the last 14 shows viewed. (This can be turned on and off in Settings.)

The ability to Name Your Box-This will also apply to Remote Services

A Kids Portal Channel- Children's and Family Programing all in one place.

For more information on the new Guide, go here: https://www.timewarnercable.com/en/t...new-guide.html

For reviews on the new Guide, go here:

https://www.dslreports.com/forum/r30...-8-0-Navigator

As a sidenote, what boxes are Spectrum giving out in Florida markets?

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Hey All,

A new version of Navigator has been rolling out around the country. ODN 8.0 Don't know when former Bright House Networks subs will get it. It's for the modern boxes (Arris, Cisco, (now Technicolor) and Samsungs.) New Features include:

A new Quick Settings Menu-
That opens when the box is powered on and can be activated and deactivated using the Menu button, or turned off with the Exit button. (It also goes away after about 15 seconds.) It will provide access to common settings all in one place.

Being able to reboot your box in Settings without unplugging it

Recently Viewed option-Available by the arrow keys that allows you bookmarking of the last shows watched whether Live TV, DVR'ed, or On Demand. You will be able to see the last 14 shows viewed. (This can be turned on and off in Settings.)

The ability to Name Your Box-This will also apply to Remote Services

A Kids Portal Channel- Children's and Family Programing all in one place.

For more information on the new Guide, go here: https://www.timewarnercable.com/en/t...new-guide.html

For reviews on the new Guide, go here:

https://www.dslreports.com/forum/r30...-8-0-Navigator

As a sidenote, what boxes are Spectrum giving out in Florida markets?

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rebooting the box was a pain before. I'm looking to forward to easier reboots.
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They've migrated the BHN and TWC websites over to the Spectrum platform. In order to see TWC lineups, you have to go down to the bottom, where it opens up the legacy TWC website. Whenever you put in timewarnercable.com, you get re-routed to Spectrum.

Eventually, I would think all 3 companies will be on the same website. I'm not 100% sure on how to find the BHN pages at the moment. Charter's TV guide page, which I find to be the most accurate for legacy Charter systems, does not allow you to search anything for TWC/BHN systems yet.

There is some action it seems. I would guess Impact Network HD might have appeared on BHN systems. It's started to appear on both legacy Charter and legacy TWC systems. More legacy Charter areas are getting the missing HD channel package from TWC/BHN contracts. NBA TV HD is unevenly appearing for legacy Charter, so far only on areas with NBA teams. I've noticed it on systems in Massachusetts, North Carolina (specifically within the Charlotte market), Georgia (specifically within the Atlanta market), Wisconsin (within the Milwaukee market), Minnesota (within the Twin Cities market), and Southern California (within the LA market), whether or not some of these have received the other Spectrum channels. I don't know if this portends a good trend for the TWC/BHN areas that have the channel universally, if someday they'd keep it in Orlando and remove it in Tampa, for example. Everything else seems to be aligning, although legacy Charter is not adding the Spectrum SportsNets out-of-market, MGM HD or Fusion HD to TWC/BHN systems at this time. Some have reported issues with Sportsman Channel HD and MavTV HD in legacy TWC/BHN areas, so those could be endangered as options align, even though legacy Charter carries both universally (but threatened to drop Sportsman Channel last year).

The previously mentioned BabyFirst TV officially has an HD feed now that Verizon FiOS has added, it will be interesting to see if it finally appears for Spectrum. But everyone's grasping at straws for new channels. Especially BHN systems since they have everything and more than just about everyone else.
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I'm not 100% sure on how to find the BHN pages at the moment.
https://myservices.brighthouse.com/home

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