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mat123's Avatar mat123 03:58 PM 07-14-2006
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Originally Posted by occasio View Post

I heard that Tivo rumor & no one here could tell me anything about it.

Apparently, Cox was doing a bunch of surveys asking customers about TIVO. Led to speculation that Cox was considering TIVO for their DVRs.

http://www.tivocommunity.com/tivo-vb...=298457&page=1

mat123's Avatar mat123 04:11 PM 07-14-2006
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OK I'm following you that now. I'm not sure about the IGuide thing. I haven't heard about us doing that locally.

Here's some info on Cox using IGuide, if you're curious...

http://www.gemstartvguide.com/pressr...r.asp?prId=463
mat123's Avatar mat123 04:19 PM 07-14-2006
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You can do that sometimes but not always, like if two new epsiodes are on following each other. Like I said it is an old Tivo feature, but if we are switching DVR software then I will have to wait and see how that works out. Is there anyone at Cox I can mention this to? They may think this is not a problem or more likely, not care. Gotta try. There was rumor about Tivo coming to Motorola boxes...can only hope.

Thanks a lot for your help.

Here's an easy work around to your problem... For that particular show I just pull it up in the guide (using the search function). I then scroll through all the episodes, disabling the ones that are duplicates. I repeat this every few days. Kind of a pain, but it works easy enough.
mat123's Avatar mat123 07:36 PM 07-16-2006
I'm so upset with the EAS system!! I'm sick of the EAS knocking out all DVR recordings. Not only does it stop the recording, the DVR does not pick it back up after the EAS finishes!!

Why on earth would I need to watch an EAS message if I'm watching a recording the next day! stupid stupid stupid.... Cant they figure out a way to broadcast an EAS message without stopping the DVR in its tracks?

Since when did they start using EAS for amber alerts?? There were two or three tonight that totally screwed up my DVR.
thelostone's Avatar thelostone 07:42 AM 07-17-2006
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Here's an easy work around to your problem... For that particular show I just pull it up in the guide (using the search function). I then scroll through all the episodes, disabling the ones that are duplicates. I repeat this every few days. Kind of a pain, but it works easy enough.



Thanks, I have had to do that but it sorta defeats the purpose of a DVR. I do it for the top shows that I don't want to miss. With this talk of iguide....I need to look into that.
occasio's Avatar occasio 04:24 PM 07-17-2006
EAS got me too with Brotherhood. I think the iGuide talk was mostly for the TV Guide channel & their On-Demand
subroc174's Avatar subroc174 11:01 AM 07-19-2006
I was at the Cox Hampton Roads site today and took a look at the HD Programming link - That page showed NBCHD on Channel 710 (712 in West Point)
As of this AM, my guide did not display 710 . . . anyone heard anything? Occasio?
eric1971's Avatar eric1971 11:45 AM 07-19-2006
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I was at the Cox Hampton Roads site today and took a look at the HD Programming link - That page showed NBCHD on Channel 710 (712 in West Point)
As of this AM, my guide did not display 710 . . . anyone heard anything? Occasio?

NBCHD is only for those that receive the Richmond affiliate. If WAVY is your NBC affiliate, you will not currently receive NBCHD. There is an explanation on the website under the channel listing.
Jermaine Davis's Avatar Jermaine Davis 11:53 PM 07-24-2006
Any word on when wavy and cox are gonna tie the knot? It would be great if they could do it by football season, seeing as NBC has the sunday night game this year. I really hate watching football OTA. Also, any word on fox?
mat123's Avatar mat123 06:00 AM 07-25-2006
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Any word on when wavy and cox are gonna tie the knot? It would be great if they could do it by football season, seeing as NBC has the sunday night game this year. I really hate watching football OTA. Also, any word on fox?

I have a feeling if anyone had any news, we'd be the first to know. This has been asked almost on a weekly basis for as long as I can remember -- the simple answer is no.

We won't hear anything until either WAVY decides to provide their signals for free or COX decides to pay WAVY for them (and most likely charge us more in our bills). I think there is a side issue of carrying sub-channels as well. WAVY wants them all carried, COX says "no" when they could be used to broadcast infomercials or test patterns 24/7. COX stated they would only carry sub-channels if they had a real value to its customers. I did notice that COX carried the WTKR sub-channels during March Madness, but that was a temporary deal.

Who's "right" and who's "wrong" I'll leave to you. Anyone have anything else to add? Did I sum it up correctly?
Nmlobo's Avatar Nmlobo 05:23 PM 07-25-2006
Since all of the 800 series test channels have disappeared (a-d complete) , any idea of what Cox is "testing" on the one remaining test channel? I don't remember the channel number but it is not in the 700 or 800s
occasio's Avatar occasio 05:48 PM 07-25-2006
Channel 399 & its news to me. I'll see if anyone knows anything.
occasio's Avatar occasio 05:49 PM 07-25-2006
Ok did a little scanning & its a rebroadcast of COX channel 11. I have ideas what they are doing but I'd rather not say till I was sure.
occasio's Avatar occasio 02:36 PM 07-27-2006
Are there any cable card users from Cox on here?
Todd's Avatar Todd 03:40 PM 07-27-2006
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Are there any cable card users from Cox on here?

I'm obviously not, but a friend of mine is...
Les Garrenton's Avatar Les Garrenton 07:27 PM 07-27-2006
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Are there any cable card users from Cox on here?

Yup, in an LG plasma set.
occasio's Avatar occasio 04:51 PM 07-28-2006
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Yup, in an LG plasma set.

Did you see any changes with the firmware upgrade from yesterday?
Les Garrenton's Avatar Les Garrenton 07:39 PM 07-28-2006
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Did you see any changes with the firmware upgrade from yesterday?

I haven't noticed anything. What should I be looking for? It's a Motorola card. Currently it's showing Version 04.21, but I don't know what it was before yesterday.
occasio's Avatar occasio 08:38 PM 07-28-2006
4.21 is the new version with mostly stability upgrades. Supposed to fix issues with tiling. I'm still waiting on the FAQ.
mat123's Avatar mat123 10:49 PM 07-28-2006
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4.21 is the new version with mostly stability upgrades. Supposed to fix issues with tiling. I'm still waiting on the FAQ.

Is this for cable card or the DVR?
Jermaine Davis's Avatar Jermaine Davis 12:42 AM 07-29-2006
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Are there any cable card users from Cox on here?

I use a cable card in my 50 in sony lcd rear projection tv.
occasio's Avatar occasio 06:57 AM 07-29-2006
It's a firmware upgrade for the CableCard only.
mat123's Avatar mat123 02:52 PM 07-29-2006
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It's a firmware upgrade for the CableCard only.

Darn -- I wish they would fix the constant tiling I get on ESPNHD and occasionally on Nat Geo & WUND.
occasio's Avatar occasio 03:07 PM 07-29-2006
You're saying that you get constant tiling on ESPNHD????

That sounds like an issue with either your receiver or your wiring. I have never had an issue with tiling on ESPN-HD.
mat123's Avatar mat123 04:01 PM 07-29-2006
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You're saying that you get constant tiling on ESPNHD????

That sounds like an issue with either your receiver or your wiring. I have never had an issue with tiling on ESPN-HD.


Constant + audio drop outs... It was fine last football season, but when I tried to watch the world cup it was all messed up and has been since. All other HD channels work fine...

Nat Geo has been giving me similar issues for the last couple months, but seemed better last week.
Trakem's Avatar Trakem 09:18 PM 07-29-2006
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You're saying that you get constant tiling on ESPNHD????

That sounds like an issue with either your receiver or your wiring. I have never had an issue with tiling on ESPN-HD.


IAWTP
mat123's Avatar mat123 12:34 AM 07-30-2006
Anyone else seeing this? I noticed that my 6412 Phase III DVR has all the local channels 5C protected. I read elsewhere in the forums that at the very least OTA channels (including HD) must be non-protected (some kind of FCC rule?). I'd prefer all channels except premiums be non-protected, but we'll see.

They were non protected before the digital switch over -- now they are...
robertawillisjr's Avatar robertawillisjr 07:12 AM 07-30-2006
I've noticed momentary sound spikes on ESPN over the past few days.
Jermaine Davis's Avatar Jermaine Davis 10:40 PM 07-30-2006
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Anyone else seeing this? I noticed that my 6412 Phase III DVR has all the local channels 5C protected.

What does that mean?
mat123's Avatar mat123 05:41 AM 07-31-2006
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What does that mean?

If you have a firewire cable, you should be able to transfer shows off your DVR to your PC or other digital device (external DVR/DVD recorder/ect). However, if the show/movie is 5C protected/encrypted, the DVR does NOT allow firewire transfer.

I'm told that there are specific FCC regulations stating that local OTA content must be non-encrypted. I can see why they would want to encrypt HBO/Starz/Cinemax/ect, but PBS & USA?

I was hoping that someone else would be able to verify that the locals are 5C encrypted as I have discovered before I take it up with Cox.
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