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Forum: HDTV Programming   11-28-2014, 08:46 AM
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Unfortunately the do charge a fee. In my area it...

Unfortunately the do charge a fee. In my area it is called an additional outlet fee of $9.95 but they do give me a $2.50 discount for the cable card, which gives me a net cost of $7.45.
Forum: HDTV Technical   11-26-2014, 10:57 AM
Replies: 878
Views: 179,751
Posted By PaulGo
Comcast X1 DVR Goes on the Blink While...

Comcast X1 DVR Goes on the Blink

While there's no good time for a cable TV outage, right in the middle of a big holiday week has to rank among the worst.
According to reports in the official...
Forum: HDTV Technical   11-24-2014, 02:32 PM
Replies: 878
Views: 179,751
Posted By PaulGo
Wheeler Promises Speedy Resolution Of Set-Top Fix...

Wheeler Promises Speedy Resolution Of Set-Top Fix



Sens. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) said Monday that they have been assured by FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler that he...
Forum: HDTV Technical   11-24-2014, 02:25 PM
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Posted By PaulGo
Congress Ends CableCARD Mandate ...

Congress Ends CableCARD Mandate



Barring a presidential pardon, the CableCARD mandate is headed for an inglorious exit.
Late last week the US Senate passed...
Forum: HDTV Technical   11-20-2014, 11:08 AM
Replies: 878
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Posted By PaulGo
In my area the on screen guide will be available...

In my area the on screen guide will be available at the b3ginning of December.

DTA On-Screen Guide FAQs



October 16, 2014 at 3:20 PM ...
Forum: HDTV Technical   10-07-2014, 11:41 AM
Replies: 878
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Posted By PaulGo
Both VOD streams were encoded in HEVC/H.265, a...

Both VOD streams were encoded in HEVC/H.265, a codec that promises to be about 50% more efficient than MPEG-4/H.264.

Ultimately I can see Comcast adopting this codec for all of its content, but...
Forum: HDTV Technical   09-29-2014, 02:50 PM
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Views: 179,751
Posted By PaulGo
Comcast Eyes Augmented Reality Tech DENVER...

Comcast Eyes Augmented Reality Tech

DENVER -- Comcast is planning its next move in customer services apps, and augmented reality technology may be on the product roadmap.
Speaking here...
Forum: HDTV Technical   09-29-2014, 02:43 PM
Replies: 878
Views: 179,751
Posted By PaulGo
Rovi's Guide Scales 500,000 DTAs DENVER --...

Rovi's Guide Scales 500,000 DTAs

DENVER -- The digital transition has prompted cable operators to install millions of digital terminal adapters (DTAs) in homes with old-style analog television...
Forum: HDTV Technical   09-19-2014, 03:33 PM
Replies: 274
Views: 31,950
Posted By PaulGo
I am not sure about other systems but on Comcast...

I am not sure about other systems but on Comcast channel names will display from the cable card when tuned to a channel or when info is pressed.
Forum: HDTV Technical   09-08-2014, 11:07 AM
Replies: 274
Views: 31,950
Posted By PaulGo
Why not call Samsung - it has a one year warranty?

Why not call Samsung - it has a one year warranty?
Forum: HDTV Technical   09-04-2014, 01:59 PM
Replies: 274
Views: 31,950
Posted By PaulGo
Does this device have the ability to play mpeg-4...

Does this device have the ability to play mpeg-4 cable channels? I know it has the ability to handle mpeg-4 from other sources, but Samsung does not mention if it can play mpeg-4 cable. I ask this...
Forum: HDTV Technical   09-01-2014, 08:36 PM
Replies: 878
Views: 179,751
Posted By PaulGo
TiVo Braces For Comcast’s MPEG-4 Shift ...

TiVo Braces For Comcast’s MPEG-4 Shift

8/29/2014 9:30 AM Eastern

TiVo has begun to alert customers to how they will be...
Forum: HDTV Technical   08-31-2014, 01:37 PM
Replies: 274
Views: 31,950
Posted By PaulGo
A modern TVs (through HDMI) remote can control...

A modern TVs (through HDMI) remote can control all the basic functions of the Samsung box (such as at a minimum putting in channel numbers and going up and down on the channels), The best solution...
Forum: HDTV Technical   08-22-2014, 10:24 AM
Replies: 274
Views: 31,950
Posted By PaulGo
No, it does not have that ability. It can...

No, it does not have that ability. It can receive DLNA streams from your computer or other devices capable of outputting DLNA.
Forum: HDTV Programming   07-28-2014, 02:55 PM
Replies: 12,069
Views: 1,490,240
Posted By PaulGo
Comcast Confessions: when every call is a sales...

Comcast Confessions: when every call is a sales call

More than 100 Comcast employees spoke to The Verge about life inside the nation’s largest cable and broadband company

When AOL executive and...
Forum: HDTV Technical   07-28-2014, 02:43 PM
Replies: 878
Views: 179,751
Posted By PaulGo
Where I live the outlet fee (which the FCC in one...

Where I live the outlet fee (which the FCC in one area ruled illegal) is $9.95, less the $2.50 cable card credit brings the cost to $7.45 for a cable card, which I feel is a lot. I spoke to an FCC...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   07-22-2014, 11:28 AM
Replies: 1,798
Views: 222,555
Posted By PaulGo
Mark, Comcast is trying. But is is...

Mark,

Comcast is trying. But is is frustrating to see bugs in software / firmware which to me seems obvious and should be fixed before release. To be fair I commend Comcast for thinking out of...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   07-22-2014, 10:14 AM
Replies: 1,798
Views: 222,555
Posted By PaulGo
The only problem is that the X1 box cannot...

The only problem is that the X1 box cannot currently by turned off, the only option is to set a delay (I set it a four hours of inactivity) to turn the box off. Mark does these discrete codes...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   07-21-2014, 03:24 PM
Replies: 13,917
Views: 1,571,460
Posted By PaulGo
Comcast has not encrypted all channels in...

Comcast has not encrypted all channels in Montgomery County, MD.
Forum: HDTV Programming   07-21-2014, 01:33 PM
Replies: 12,069
Views: 1,490,240
Posted By PaulGo
Bloomberg won a lawsuit against Comcast forcing...

Bloomberg won a lawsuit against Comcast forcing them to move Bloomberg to the same channel location as the other HD News and Business channels.
Forum: HDTV Technical   07-21-2014, 10:36 AM
Replies: 878
Views: 179,751
Posted By PaulGo
The Post-CableCARD Path Which One...

The Post-CableCARD Path

Which One Will Comcast Take?

The commercial agreement between Comcast and TiVo announced last week...
Forum: HDTV Technical   07-19-2014, 11:57 AM
Replies: 878
Views: 179,751
Posted By PaulGo
Comcast, TiVo Working On Non-CableCARD Approach ...

Comcast, TiVo Working On Non-CableCARD Approach

To Support Comcast’s Linear TV & VOD Mix on TiVo Boxes Sans Security Modules ...
Forum: HDTV Programming   07-18-2014, 10:50 AM
Replies: 12,069
Views: 1,490,240
Posted By PaulGo
Confessions Of A Comcast Video Repair Agent ...

Confessions Of A Comcast Video Repair Agent

By Chris Morran (http://consumerist.com/author/chrismorranconsumerist/) July 17, 2014 ...
Forum: HDTV Programming   07-18-2014, 10:37 AM
Replies: 12,069
Views: 1,490,240
Posted By PaulGo
Comcast Employees Say Needy Retention Call Is...

Comcast Employees Say Needy Retention Call Is Totally Normal

While we all spent yesterday shaking heads and commiserating with Comcast customer Ryan Block in his exhausting effort to get a...
Forum: Rear Projection Units   07-16-2014, 09:51 PM
Replies: 15,884
Views: 1,930,173
Posted By PaulGo
Only if you you use HDMI 3 and put it in the PC...

Only if you you use HDMI 3 and put it in the PC mode will you have the limited ability to adjust the settings. In all the other modes available on HDMI 3 their is no problem in adjusting all the...
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