Originally Posted by DrDon
I'm not sure if this has anything to do with your experience, but a Spectrum source told me, last week, that the original plan was to swap out legacy BHN gear right off the bat, but that was abandoned due to expense. Downside, according to the tech I spoke with, is that they now have to support a plethora of equipment and it's quickly becoming a nightmare.
Also was told that CableCARD support is all but gone.
Usually when there's providers getting purchased like this, there's a preservation of whatever was intact. Spectrum has blown that out of the water.
It really shows a strength of Comcast now, after dealing with so much of this through the years, launching the X1 platform and increasingly standardizing the lineup throughout their footprint. Hopefully Spectrum can get there someday without running all their existing customers away.
There's the issues with different programming packages, the melding of the channels from Charter and the channels from TWC/BHN, the lack of Whole Home equipment, and the fact they're disposing of the DTAs and forcing everyone into boxes, which also adds to the equipment expenses, since DTAs are substantially cheaper and not everyone needs or wants DVR capability, as well as HD or premium and On Demand content.
I think most of the TWC footprint is getting or has received Hillsong Channel in HD, although I don't see it for the legacy Charter areas yet, from what I'm seeing so far. If someone has any of that information on that, let me know. I basically need someone in every TWC/BHN/Charter market to just go through the guide and tell me what's there in HD, because they're making it nearly impossible to find accurate information on it for the chart.