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Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   03-02-2015, 03:55 PM
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Cable operators are required to print these...

Cable operators are required to print these notices in advance, even when they think things might not happen for some reason that they need not disclose. That's why the "may be" language. They are...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   02-28-2015, 12:41 PM
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Recheck the notice, it says "on or around...

Recheck the notice, it says "on or around February 27, 2015." I suggest we're still in the "around" period.

Check again on Monday.
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   02-15-2015, 06:01 PM
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Posted By SPDICKEY
We'll probably see a move to MPEG-4 before...

We'll probably see a move to MPEG-4 before Comcast does anything to existing switched digital video tiers. But the box switch out will be the biggest barrier in LA.
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Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   01-02-2015, 11:26 AM
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Posted By SPDICKEY
Ad prices charged by the cable networks (and by...

Ad prices charged by the cable networks (and by TWC for local ads) are based on the number of people watching a channel, not by the number of households (not individual TV sets in homes) that are...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   12-24-2014, 11:15 AM
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Posted By SPDICKEY
http://www.fcc.gov/document/commission-relaxes-cab...

http://www.fcc.gov/document/commission-relaxes-cable-encryption-prohibition
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   12-23-2014, 04:45 PM
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Posted By SPDICKEY
That should be rephrased to say, "I had been...

That should be rephrased to say, "I had been using the clear QAM without paying for it." Not a perk, some would call it cable theft.
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   12-22-2014, 09:13 AM
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Posted By SPDICKEY
We got the notice in 90272 that Standard Cable...

We got the notice in 90272 that Standard Cable channels will finally be encrypted in December and that a STB or DTA would be required for all channels. Clear QAM is now dead.
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   12-18-2014, 12:13 PM
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Posted By SPDICKEY
It appears to be all the same assets that TWC has...

It appears to be all the same assets that TWC has via cable. No local stuff, like delayed local news. But I don't have a cable box to compare.

Of course no look-back or start over. But that's what...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   12-17-2014, 12:51 PM
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Lots of coverage on TWC and Roku, just Google it....

Lots of coverage on TWC and Roku, just Google it. Here's a recent blurb about the on-demand. Which is great since I use a TiVo and can't get on-demand there, at least until Comcast takes over.
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Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   12-17-2014, 12:49 AM
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Posted By SPDICKEY
And you can see multiple HD feeds using TWC's...

And you can see multiple HD feeds using TWC's Roku app instead of a STB.
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   12-16-2014, 12:27 PM
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Posted By SPDICKEY
Big part of the reason is the number of off-air...

Big part of the reason is the number of off-air stations, most all in HD, that TWC has by law to provide in LA. Smaller cable operators in smaller markets don't have the number of broadcasters like...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   12-14-2014, 01:14 PM
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Posted By SPDICKEY
Pathetic, that some don't know that Time Warner...

Pathetic, that some don't know that Time Warner Cable, the cable operator. And Time Warner, the owner of HBO are not the same company. Haven't been for years. Pathetic.
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   12-13-2014, 01:14 PM
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Posted By SPDICKEY
HBO has been $15 or slightly below for over a...

HBO has been $15 or slightly below for over a decade. Even back when it was a single channel SD service. Right now TWC provides two HBO feeds of their main channel, east and west. So you have two...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   12-10-2014, 10:31 AM
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Posted By SPDICKEY
Not true. With a DTA you will to those channels...

Not true. With a DTA you will to those channels in your package available except those using switched video and premium channels. For example I have standard TV with a couple of tiers and Showtime. I...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   12-09-2014, 05:36 PM
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Posted By SPDICKEY
Good to know the slower speeds are caused by your...

Good to know the slower speeds are caused by your equipment in the home, rather than anything wrong with the TWC service.
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   12-09-2014, 01:35 PM
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Posted By SPDICKEY
Buy a length of Cat5 cable and run it directly...

Buy a length of Cat5 cable and run it directly from the modem to your PC. Test again.

You can buy ethernet cable cheap from http://www.monoprice.com/Search?cp_id=10208&keyword=ethernet
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   11-27-2014, 10:59 PM
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Posted By SPDICKEY
Guess when you were at DirecTV you never...

Guess when you were at DirecTV you never complained about having to have a box to watch TV? Now why are you complaining when the cable companies want the same control over their signals the satellite...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   11-22-2014, 10:51 AM
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Posted By SPDICKEY
A customer provided battery in the cable voice...

A customer provided battery in the cable voice modem will take care of the majority of local power failures at your home.

Of course your cordless phones won't work at all in a power failure. Best...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   11-19-2014, 03:00 PM
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Posted By SPDICKEY
Good news. Looks like the deal with Tribune...

Good news.

Looks like the deal with Tribune was to take a small hit on sub counts with a tier move in the legacy systems, (what percentage of subs are Starter TV only?) but they get a big boost...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   11-18-2014, 11:54 PM
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Posted By SPDICKEY
NBC - Tonight, Midnight Special, too many game...

NBC - Tonight, Midnight Special, too many game shows to mention, John Davidson Show, David Copperfield Specials, Real People...

Metromedia - One Day At A Time, Different Strokes, Soul Train,...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   11-18-2014, 08:40 PM
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Posted By SPDICKEY
But not at home I assume. I know from my...

But not at home I assume.

I know from my past life at NBC Burbank and Metromedia in Hollywood that working in a studio spoils you for what you can see at home. Digital and HD has been a big...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   11-18-2014, 02:45 PM
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Posted By SPDICKEY
Actually they stole video service by making an...

Actually they stole video service by making an unauthorized connection to the cable plant. Shame on TWC for not putting in a video trap on that line. Something scrambled QAM fixes.
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   11-18-2014, 01:44 PM
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Posted By SPDICKEY
I'm watching on a 60" plasma, so I indeed can see...

I'm watching on a 60" plasma, so I indeed can see the deficiencies in the reception. Not all that I can lay blame at TWC's feet.

First order of business will be to reduce the loss of video...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   11-18-2014, 11:37 AM
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Posted By SPDICKEY
For information about TiVo and Comcast, see the...

For information about TiVo and Comcast, see the link I posted earlier that leads to to TiVo's instruction page.

CSG and Amdocs are the billing system providers for cable operators.

Comcast will...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   11-18-2014, 11:32 AM
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Posted By SPDICKEY
I guess you think the original owner was the...

I guess you think the original owner was the best, with the 12 (yes 12) channel system and perhaps Z Channel as your only premium offering. Or how about that brown Jerrold box with the long cord and...
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