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post #631 of 3586 Old 01-16-2008, 06:15 PM
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Nice suprise, and I will certainly watch these channels. Would rather have KMOV, Mojo, Universal Hd, Travel Channel HD, but beggars, can't be choosers.

I Personally would like USA-HD,CNN HD,TLC HD and Discovery HD. Id like kmov but thats not a priority for me due to i got an antenna and i barely watch kmov...

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On 1-23 charter will be adding Discovery Channel HD, Versus/Golf HD and Weather Channel HD

Sweet good to know.. Just a shame and waste of bandwidth on the Weather HD front.. Do people really watch anything on this channel other than quick blips from time to time?


Oh well.. Maybe they have some special programming I am unaware of. I do have to say I never watched the History channel till' Charter carried it in HD and now I have several things I watch on it.

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We are seriously considering switching from charter to d*! Got a tosh hdtv, jvc audio and while HD looks alright, sd and even digital channels look like crud! I'd like to hear some advice as to how to hook everything up for max viewing pleasure! I've read and read until i'm totally confused!!!
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We are seriously considering switching from charter to d*! Got a tosh hdtv, jvc audio and while HD looks alright, sd and even digital channels look like crud! I'd like to hear some advice as to how to hook everything up for max viewing pleasure! I've read and read until i'm totally confused!!!

Do you know what model cable box you have? Since different Charter boxes have different settings and connection options, it's important to know what type of box you have, since the advice will likely be different for different boxes.

Additionally, as you may be aware of, AVS as additional forums for specific types of TV's here: http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/forumdisplay.php?f=9

It may be helpful to see what other tips and tricks other users of your TV have found.
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I've had Charter's HD service for about 3 years now. Yeah, still lots of shortcomings, pathetic HD lineup, etc. I just spent the holidays in Dallas helping my parents set up HD through ATT U-verse. They have lots of HD channels, the price is relatively low, but the picture and DVR flat out stink compared to Charter (MOXI).
I just got a rate increase and my bill went from $115/mo (after taxes and fees)to $170/mo! I have 5 meg internet, MOXI, additional HD receiver, and every one of their HD channels, including the movie channels. Fortunately, I renegotiated the monthly bill back down to $112. Phew.
Good to see the new HD channels coming. My wish list? CNN, CNBC, HGTV, and FoodTV. It's not that I really want CBS, I just can't believe it's still not there. I agree with phatty, why waste the bandwidth on freaking weather?
Sheebs, no TV provider is going to make your SD channels look much better. Sorry, but your older non-HD crt will make SD look its best. Welcome to HD world.
A question: does anyone know if it's possible to hook an OTA to Charter's MOXI?
Thanks to all who post here. I've appreciated the input/insight you all have offered here over the years.
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Sweet good to know.. Just a shame and waste of bandwidth on the Weather HD front.. Do people really watch anything on this channel other than quick blips from time to time?


Oh well.. Maybe they have some special programming I am unaware of. I do have to say I never watched the History channel till' Charter carried it in HD and now I have several things I watch on it.

-Phatty

The only thing ill problay ever see on weather channel is how weather changed the world the program sounds good. So total waste of bandwidth

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I was scrolling through the HD channels and WGN HD was listed? Didnt hear anything about that. Weather channel is a waste of space - I want my HD Sci Fi channel.
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A question: does anyone know if it's possible to hook an OTA to Charter's MOXI?

Can't be done. The Moxi has no OTA tuner, so hooking up an antenna to the box is not an option.
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I was scrolling through the HD channels and WGN HD was listed? Didnt hear anything about that. Weather channel is a waste of space - I want my HD Sci Fi channel.

WHAT? WGN HD?Where did you see that?

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WHAT? WGN HD?Where did you see that?

It was in my channel line up, but now it's gone - strange! It was right below HDnet.
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the box is DCH6200, i've got the cable from the wall into cable box, and hdmi from tv to surround system. digital audio cable from cable box to surround system.
believe me! i've been reading until my eyes are crossed and then some. Just not sure what to do!
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There is tons of info just concerning the Moxi:
http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...pp=60&page=179

They just laid off half of the company and canceled their two retail models. A new cable version is in testing.
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KMOV will start broadcasting the news in HD Monday, and we won't be able to watch it (at least in HD). Do you think this will help resolve the feud between Belo and Charter so they will finally carry the Digital feed again?
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KMOV will start broadcasting the news in HD Monday, and we won't be able to watch it (at least in HD). Do you think this will help resolve the feud between Belo and Charter so they will finally carry the Digital feed again?

No it wont help i dont see how just news would help....anyways you can get it with an antenna i got an antenna and get kmov in perfect plus kmov has said coming soon in hd they did not state on monday.

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this is weird.....I got a message a few days ago saying new hd channels 1-23 and now on my bill it says 2-18 does anyone know which ones right?

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No it wont help i dont see how just news would help....anyways you can get it with an antenna i got an antenna and get kmov in perfect plus kmov has said coming soon in hd they did not state on monday.

That was probably wishful thinking on my part. I'm not familar with how HD works with an antenna. Do I need to by a special antenna or will an old one I have work?

By the way, a blog on kmov.com mentions when they will start their news in HD. It caught me by surprise too.

http://www.beloblog.com/KMOV_Blogs/o..._really_d.html
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An odl antenna would work most likely try it out.


also i found out the new date for hd channels is 1-30.

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On 1-23 charter will be adding Discovery Channel HD, Versus/Golf HD and Weather Channel HD

Is the Discovery channel different from (775) Discovery Channel Theatre that we have had for a long time?

Answering my own question: They are separate channels.
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Is the Discovery channel different from (775) Discovery Channel Theatre that we have had for a long time?

Answering my own question: They are separate channels.

The date has now changed to 1-30. i got that date from Steve General manager/Vice President.He also said more channels will be added later on in the year.

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The date has now changed to 1-30. i got that date from Steve General manager/Vice President.He also said more channels will be added later on in the year.

Did he give any hint as to what channels would be added and when? Any progress on the Belo/KMOV situation? We can always hope.
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No he did not i recommended some channels but that was it pretty much i requested USA HD,TLC HD, and Universal HD. Wish i knew what channels.

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No he did not i recommended some channels but that was it pretty much i requested USA HD,TLC HD, and Universal HD. Wish i knew what channels.

Those would be nice additions and of course for them to get the Belo/KMOV issue resolved. The Weather Channel in HD---WOW, it would be more interesting to have a "Watching grass grow in HD" channel!
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this is weird.....I got a message a few days ago saying new hd channels 1-23 and now on my bill it says 2-18 does anyone know which ones right?


If anyone uses a Tivo, you'll notice that the have logged the 3 new HD channels from Charter. They are not active yet though.

772 - Golfvs
776 - DSCHD
794 - TWCHD
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If anyone uses a Tivo, you'll notice that the have logged the 3 new HD channels from Charter. They are not active yet though.

772 - Golfvs
776 - DSCHD
794 - TWCHD

heh, that's what I was just coming here to check on. hopefully we're getting them tomorrow.
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heh, that's what I was just coming here to check on. hopefully we're getting them tomorrow.

Deadliest Catch on Discovery in HD.. can't wait...
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heh, that's what I was just coming here to check on. hopefully we're getting them tomorrow.

It wont be active till 1/30 charter even sent a message today saying that.

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It wont be active till 1/30 charter even sent a message today saying that.

eh, they've activated channels earlier before. it wouldn't surprise me to see them do it again.
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eh, they've activated channels earlier before. it wouldn't surprise me to see them do it again.


I just logged into Charter.net to set a recording for tonight (gotta love the Moxi online scheduling feature) and these channels are already showing up in the guide.
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I emailed charter trying to get usa hd and i got this response

Dear Mr. *******:



I am responding on behalf of Steve Trippe. Thank you for your note.



I can assure you that the addition of HD programming is a priority for us and we plan to add many more networks in 2008 and 2009. Agreements for many networks' HD signals are currently being worked on by our corporate programming department, including USA HD. At this time I can tell you that we will be adding three HD networks on January 30, 2008. Versus/Golf Channel HD, Discovery Channel HD and The Weather Channel HD will be added to the HD Tier on channels 772, 776 and 794 respectfully. We hope that you enjoy these new channels, with more to come throughout 2008.



Thank you for taking the time to inform us of your interest in USA HD. I appreciate it.



Larry Hart

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Larry.hart@chartercom.com

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Hi Guys - just wanted to check in and say that I am thrilled to finally find a good discussion place for Charter in St. Louis.

I am excited about the new HD Channels, but to me, nothing is worse than not having CBS in HD.

I was wondering if someone could help me out (pretty ignorant when it comes to antennas and whatnot) about whether I can install on antenna to get it?

The TV I have is a Panasonic TH-42PX600U Plasma TV

Can someone link me to an antenna that would work for me? And where would I plug it in?

Thanks in advance. Really happy to find this place!
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