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post #19411 of 19435 Old 08-14-2015, 06:10 AM
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BHN is quite expensive, but their service is top-notch. I no longer have TV service with them but my internet for the same plan as yours is $93/month. If you live in an apartment then you don't really have a choice as to who your provider is, but I do feel for you though price-wise!

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I guess my one week in Charlotte with 300/20 for $75.00 will be just a dream now. I am a little surprised there is not more competition or something here in Orlando. There is not that much difference in the metro areas of both cities. I know Charter will have all us at some point.
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Charter is merging with Time Warner AND BrightHouse, so they will have us soon enough . I too wish there were more competition, as where I live I can either have BHN or dial-up. DSL isn't even available in my neighborhood. If I lived just two streets over though I could have U-Verse .

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We will know if we are getting some of the new HD channels no later than one week from today when Yimitz posts the notice from Michigan.

Chiller HD, LOGO HD, Centric HD, Teen Nick HD and possibly Discovery Life HD could be in play.

I am really hopeful for Chiller HD.

If none of these are announced, it will further the theory that they are waiting for the Charter merger before adding new HD.
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Logo, centric, and teennick HD should all be added at the same since they are form the same company
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Logo, centric, and teennick HD should all be added at the same since they are form the same company
This would likely happen although only LOGO HD is live.

Centric HD goes live 9/1 and Teen Nick HD 9/15

It's possible they are announced though as BHN is not shy about announcing HD versions of channels (Babyfirst and FORO TV) that turn out to not be available upon launch.

I just hope we get something as these are some of the last major HD holdouts.
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Tomorrow (Wednesday) is the first possible day for our notice.

We will know if we are getting more HD no later than Thursday though via Yimitz.

Here's to getting some HD.
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I will be keeping an eye out. I'll also post what pages they are on in the other forum.

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I will be keeping an eye out. I'll also post what pages they are on in the other forum.
Nayan,

Please let us know if you see one today (Wednesday) as I get a paper tomorrow and can grab on on Friday.
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I just went through both and saw no notices, so either tomorrow or Friday is when they arrive for us.

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Nayan,

Thanks for letting us know.

We should know the deal in no more than 30 hours via Yimitz.

I'd really love to get Chiller HD and if none of the new HD channels are announced, it only adds fuel to the fire that they are waiting for the merger.
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Nothing today so I guess we'll get them both tomorrow.

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No notice in my paper this morning either.
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I guess tomorrow is notice day for all of us! Thanks for the update Yimitz .

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I saw no notice in the Sentinel this morning but that is very odd Yimitz that you did not get yours.
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No notices again for either paper. Maybe there is truly nothing happening this month? I'll check though the weekend even though it's rare that we would get one then, but if there is anything I guess it'll be Monday.

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No notice today in Indy either
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Very unusual.

What's really bizarre is Michigan not getting their notice on Thursday.
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OK, talk me off the ledge.

I had ATT Uverse folks ringing the doorbell with Fiber in the area. 45MB down, 10 Up, U450 and the same number of boxes for about $100 less. My guess is it will be closer to $80 less by the time I see the various taxes and fees. I really don't watch all that much TV and could easily be a cord cutter, except... NCAA Football. (Go Buckeyes).

So some package is a must. I thought maybe I'd save around $1000 going this route, but I am having buyer's remorse. Since I just singed up today I am certain I can cancel within 30 days of hookup, so it's tempting to try it out 15 days or so and eat the cost since there is no install fee but the smart part of me says if you think you might cancel, just call them and and stop the install.

Here is my concern:
I am on the Internet most of the day. We have three laptops, a PC, 3 Rokus, an Xbox, two Samsung Galaxy Tablets and 5 Samsung Galaxy phones. Now the kids have started college. One is at UCF but he's looking to go up to Gainesville as quickly as he can. The other is in Lakeland and comes home occasionally for big Buckeye games but mostly stays down there. Particularly when his sport will startup.

On Brighthouse I am paying $259 a month. For that I get HBO, Sports Pass, 3 STBs (two with DVR) and an 11.95 fee for DVR service. I have one Echo access point and the modem for another 7. Also Lightning for $50.

With Uverse -- 45MB dedicated (Supposedly) vs. 150 Shared on Brighthouse
U450 so all movie channels. Same number of STBs with whole house type DVR. I think I get one wireless receiver as well. Checking on that...
Also no Phone with Uverse, but my BHN phone is not even hooked up I've almost never used it.

Some of the stuff I don't believe:
- I was led to believe I can rent movies on ATT that are still at the theater. The cost is double but I can't seem to verify that anywhere.
- I've had BHN since moving here in 2010. For one year in Dan Diego I had Uverse and actually really liked it. It was 12MB at that time but far less devices.
- 3 of 4 Rokus, the PC, and the Printer are all Cat5E. If three laptops, 5 phones, two tablets and a Roku hit the wireless router I'm slightly concerned about the ability to handle it. The new Echo setup here is pretty good though I find on my phone if I go to the back bedroom where the Echo receiver is it's better to quickly turn off wi-fi and turn it back on.
- Although I HATE the Public BHN Hotspots while driving when I am sitting somewhere I use them if they are available. I can't imagine ATT has that much coverage or I'd see it pop up on Wireless Networks so that would be a loss

Actual channels available is not a big concern outside of sports. My wife rarely uses HBO she's mostly on the typical Bravo/Food Network/Travel etc. Standard stuff. I'm still tempted to make the switch but this damn U-verse internet is giving me pause.

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Since you really don't watch that much TV, have you checked out Sling? It doesn't have Bravo, but it does have Food Network, Travel, Lifetime, History and ESPN. They also have an add-on sports package that would cover what you need. You're paying an insane amount for things you probably really don't need/use.

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I bet the notices will come on Monday
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I bet the notices will come on Monday
I'm thinking so too. I took a peek this morning just in case and saw nothing.

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Hopefully..........

We really would not be suspicious if Michigan had gotten their notice on Thursday.

I know Pivot (TWC MTM's) and Boomerang (Won't be resolved until after the TWC deal) are out of reach but would love to knock Chiller HD off of my list.

It would also be nice if we got some of those other Viacom HD channels or even Discovery Life HD just to fill out our HD.

Chiller HD is the only one that really matters though.

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I watch teennick a lot so I would love to have it in HD
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I watch teennick a lot so I would love to have it in HD
It's nice to see someone else really want a channel.

Teen Nick officially goes HD on the 15th of September and unless it's launch is delayed or BHN is waiting on the merger which may or may not happen, they have no reason not to add it along with Centric HD and LOGO HD.

It will be interesting to see if Michigan gets their notice tomorrow. If not, it might be a sign that BHN forgot or is not giving us a notice this month. Given how we still have channels on MTM's, it might be against the law for them not too.

We will see what happens tomorrow.
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