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Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   10-14-2014, 06:05 PM
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Posted By SPDICKEY
Hang around a payment location for a while and...

Hang around a payment location for a while and see how many pay in cash. There are those who are un-banked and don't have checking accounts. They pay bills in person, or use expensive prepaid debit...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   10-14-2014, 03:48 PM
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Yet DSL and Verizon's triple play package is...

Yet DSL and Verizon's triple play package is available in most of their service areas here FiOS isn't/

Seems that public offices for wireline providers are not really needed, except for payment...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   10-13-2014, 06:33 PM
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Posted By SPDICKEY
Be glad you're not using Verizon DSL or FiOS. The...

Be glad you're not using Verizon DSL or FiOS. The Verizon Payment Location for Santa Monica that used to be in a liquor store on Pico Blvd. is now no longer. Nearest one to Santa Monica is now in...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   10-13-2014, 12:52 PM
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Posted By SPDICKEY
TWC's Santa Monica public office has been in the...

TWC's Santa Monica public office has been in the same place since the 1960s on Nebraska Ave. Never closed even though the system built by Theta Cable has changed hands to Group W, Century, Adelphia...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   09-28-2014, 02:59 PM
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Posted By SPDICKEY
WGN was grandfathered in by the former owners of...

WGN was grandfathered in by the former owners of the cable systems before they were acquired by TWC. Your system was built by ATC (American Telecommunications and Communications) who was owned then...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   09-27-2014, 09:44 PM
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Posted By SPDICKEY
You're current (old) channel line-up is still...

You're current (old) channel line-up is still available. Just do another guided setup, enter your ZIP and when shown a couple of channel line-ups, don't select either. Don't accept the sample...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   09-24-2014, 10:34 PM
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Posted By SPDICKEY
TWC might have moved the little watched MSNBC-HD,...

TWC might have moved the little watched MSNBC-HD, along with a few others, to switched digital, making it inaccessible by a DTA.
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   09-23-2014, 11:31 AM
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Posted By SPDICKEY
Same here in 90272 (we share same channel...

Same here in 90272 (we share same channel line-up), MSNBC was in full 1080i, I noticed today it was back to 480i with a few other channels and the DTA puts it in stretch-o-vision, CNN is okay in...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   09-18-2014, 09:07 PM
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Posted By SPDICKEY
Canceling the service ensures you won't get the...

Canceling the service ensures you won't get the boxes you desire. Good work.
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   09-17-2014, 06:01 PM
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Posted By SPDICKEY
Could be A theft of service thing to make sure...

Could be A theft of service thing to make sure all those devices are actually installed in your premise.

Ten outlets, really?
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   09-17-2014, 05:14 PM
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Posted By SPDICKEY
Still wouldn't have three numbers, if they did do...

Still wouldn't have three numbers, if they did do and east/west feeds in HD, you wouldn't be able to see the SD feeds listed.

However, they haven't left two HD feeds of any basic channel when a...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   09-17-2014, 03:50 PM
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Posted By SPDICKEY
Where do you get 3? They probably don't provide a...

Where do you get 3? They probably don't provide a SD version of the east coast feed, just the HD one. I think its great that they provide more programming options like both west and east feeds of...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   09-17-2014, 03:04 PM
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Posted By SPDICKEY
The SD feeds of the above are Pacific time zone....

The SD feeds of the above are Pacific time zone. The HD versions are Eastern time. That may change when HD versions of the Pacific feed are offered.
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   09-17-2014, 02:12 PM
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Posted By SPDICKEY
I defend the right of a company to publish terms...

I defend the right of a company to publish terms and conditions and their enforcing the same. Much better than the anarchy of folks deciding what they like to do when they want.

And you might not...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   09-17-2014, 02:05 PM
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Posted By SPDICKEY
There used to be THREE instances of many of the...

There used to be THREE instances of many of the channels you listed. The old analog position, the SD digital position and the HD one. At least they're down to two, reducing the number of channels...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   09-17-2014, 09:42 AM
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Posted By SPDICKEY
Read the small print you cut off on the bottom of...

Read the small print you cut off on the bottom of the page. What the large type giveth, the small print takes away. Note especially the references to the TOC which I quoted above.

You did require...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   09-17-2014, 02:02 AM
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Posted By SPDICKEY
When you signed up, in the small print, it says...

When you signed up, in the small print, it says you agree to all of TWC's terms and conditions, its there, and they did let you know.

You may want to fully read and comprehend TWC's Residential...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   09-16-2014, 10:31 PM
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Posted By SPDICKEY
Free installation is always a promotion, not an...

Free installation is always a promotion, not an "every day thing." The regular practice is to charge the rate card, unless you qualify for the promotion. Like I said, I don't know why your girlfriend...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   09-16-2014, 10:08 PM
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Posted By SPDICKEY
Don't know why they would charge for an install...

Don't know why they would charge for an install if they were having a free install promotion.

However, they won't be disconnecting from the pole anymore now that the systems are all-digital and...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   09-15-2014, 10:38 AM
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Posted By SPDICKEY
The 400 series of HD channels will be going away...

The 400 series of HD channels will be going away with the new line-up. You can view your new line-up by going to zap2it.com and entering your ZIP code, look for the (Rebuild) listings for your area.
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   09-04-2014, 12:16 PM
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Posted By SPDICKEY
The big benefit of auto switching will be the...

The big benefit of auto switching will be the reduced number of numbers used in the line-ups. No more searching through duplicated SD and HD channels when HD is all I want in the first place. Will be...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   08-26-2014, 04:57 PM
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Posted By SPDICKEY
Give up all hope on the SB6141 doing anything...

Give up all hope on the SB6141 doing anything better than 100 on TWC. You're looking at an old list.

The new approved modem list at...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   08-22-2014, 01:09 PM
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Posted By SPDICKEY
Got MAXX in 90272 yesterday.

Got MAXX in 90272 yesterday.
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   08-21-2014, 02:10 PM
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Posted By SPDICKEY
The whole purpose of the digital transition is to...

The whole purpose of the digital transition is to eliminate trapping in systems.

Anything upstream of the tap is feeding multiple homes. Any trapping would have to be installed at the individual...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   08-21-2014, 09:18 AM
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Posted By SPDICKEY
Addressable filters (traps)? Not here in my...

Addressable filters (traps)? Not here in my system. Our tap is located in a box outside my condo. No traps there, just drops connected directly to ports. That the system isn't addressable outside the...
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