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Forum: Cable, Digital Cable - Non-HDTV   11-25-2004, 09:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 860
Posted By Bob Lafleur
I got my kids hyped up to watch it... They lost...

I got my kids hyped up to watch it... They lost interest in the first 15 minutes and lett the room (I turned it off). Later on we turned it back on, and the last hour or so seemed better. Some of...
Forum: Digital Recorders (PVRs) General   09-01-2004, 09:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,772
Posted By Bob Lafleur
I guess I'll look into a Tivo, especially if...

I guess I'll look into a Tivo, especially if they are free after rebate.

I currently have Comcast BASIC service for $7.50/month. I'm happy with that. I don't want to have to pay >$55/month just...
Forum: Digital Recorders (PVRs) General   09-01-2004, 09:43 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,772
Posted By Bob Lafleur
Quote: Originally posted by dt_dc A...

Quote:
Originally posted by dt_dc
A standalone DVR from Tivo, Replay, etc. will record all of your cable company's basic analog channels just fine without 'digital' service from your cable company...
Forum: Digital Recorders (PVRs) General   08-31-2004, 08:17 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,772
Posted By Bob Lafleur
I'm in an area where Comcast will be using the...

I'm in an area where Comcast will be using the Motorola DVR's.

If I want a DVR, will I *have* to subscribe to DIGITAL cable? Can I get a DVR with analog cable only, and only record the "analog"...
Forum: Cable, Digital Cable - Non-HDTV   06-07-2004, 10:37 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 460
Posted By Bob Lafleur
Quote: Originally posted by DirtRider I know...

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Originally posted by DirtRider
I know they didn't make any mistake as the lady who provided the promo specifically said I'd get to channel 75 or so. That is why I jumped on the deal because...
Forum: Cable, Digital Cable - Non-HDTV   05-25-2004, 09:05 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,500
Posted By Bob Lafleur
Why do I get the feeling that the info reported...

Why do I get the feeling that the info reported on the BPL tests was a bunch of hype? The discussion suddenly got very quiet.

- Bob
Forum: Cable, Digital Cable - Non-HDTV   05-18-2004, 09:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 362
Posted By Bob Lafleur
You should really try to stay away from...

You should really try to stay away from diplexers if at all possible.

If I understand your question properly, you're asking if the satellite TV installer will use your existing cable wiring ......
Forum: Cable, Digital Cable - Non-HDTV   04-08-2004, 12:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 209
Posted By Bob Lafleur
Quote: Originally posted by the q I see ON...

Quote:
Originally posted by the q
I see ON DEMAND and DVR as complementary products, not competing.
Yes, in reality, the services are complimentary; you can get things with ON DEMAND that you...
Forum: Cable, Digital Cable - Non-HDTV   04-08-2004, 08:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 209
Posted By Bob Lafleur
I'm wondering what kind of motivation Comcast...

I'm wondering what kind of motivation Comcast has to get the DVR product to market? They seem to be putting a lot of effort into marketing "On Demand". In a way, "On Demand" and DVR are competing...
Forum: Cable, Digital Cable - Non-HDTV   04-01-2004, 07:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 595
Posted By Bob Lafleur
Cancel cable alltogether and just pick up a...

Cancel cable alltogether and just pick up a bunch of kids videos (Teletubbies, Sesame Street, Barney, Blues Clues, Dragontales, Bob The Builder, Clifford, Caillou, etc) (get 'em at a tag sale!) and...
Forum: Cable, Digital Cable - Non-HDTV   03-26-2004, 10:09 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,500
Posted By Bob Lafleur
Quote: Originally posted by LonghornXP I've...

Quote:
Originally posted by LonghornXP
I've also asked if the speed is shared like cable or dedicated like DSL and to my suprise I was told that it isn't shared with anyone and it is dedicated...
Forum: Cable, Digital Cable - Non-HDTV   03-26-2004, 10:05 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,500
Posted By Bob Lafleur
Quote: Originally posted by LonghornXP high...

Quote:
Originally posted by LonghornXP
high speed internet over powerline.
Have the RFI problems been worked out of BPL? I know originally there was a fair amount of opposition to BPL because of...
Forum: Cable, Digital Cable - Non-HDTV   02-16-2004, 04:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 226
Posted By Bob Lafleur
You can also watch the NASA channel via the NASA...

You can also watch the NASA channel via the NASA web site.

They do carry a lot of press releases, news conferences, and other special stuff. A day or two before the superbowl, they had one of the...
Forum: Cable, Digital Cable - Non-HDTV   02-09-2004, 01:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 509
Posted By Bob Lafleur
Quote: Originally posted by WOLVERNOLE I...

Quote:
Originally posted by WOLVERNOLE
I have not had cable for several years and have lost touch with what is going on with the "cable business." On my visit to my Dad's home (out of my state) I...
Forum: Cable, Digital Cable - Non-HDTV   02-03-2004, 07:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 313
Posted By Bob Lafleur
If you just get basic cable, and HD channels,...

If you just get basic cable, and HD channels, then you need a decoder box... So, here's a question: Do you get some of the "benefits" of digital cable that the box provides... I.e. on screen program...
Forum: Cable, Digital Cable - Non-HDTV   02-03-2004, 07:03 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,879
Posted By Bob Lafleur
Quote: Originally posted by MrBeetle and why...

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Originally posted by MrBeetle
and why networks like FoodTV, HGTV, Style, CNN, and many others exist is because they are piped into everyone's house.
Who cares how many of these "networks"...
Forum: Cable, Digital Cable - Non-HDTV   02-03-2004, 07:00 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,879
Posted By Bob Lafleur
Quote: [i]If it was alacarte, they would...

Quote:
[i]If it was alacarte, they would either charge alot more, or simply go out of buisness.[/b]
Don't you think that if there was a la carte, some of these channels might be encouraged to...
Forum: Cable, Digital Cable - Non-HDTV   02-02-2004, 08:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 458
Posted By Bob Lafleur
Quote: Originally posted by brad2 What...

Quote:
Originally posted by brad2
What exactly are my legal options and how should I proceed legally?
Move.
Forum: Cable, Digital Cable - Non-HDTV   02-02-2004, 08:40 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,879
Posted By Bob Lafleur
Quote: Originally posted by restart88 Great....

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Originally posted by restart88
Great. 74 shopping channels and the TV guide channel. Just what I was dreaming of. :(
I really wish we could just pick the channels we want and pay "a la...
Forum: Cable, Digital Cable - Non-HDTV   02-02-2004, 08:34 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,879
Posted By Bob Lafleur
Quote: Originally posted by Tomo_kun There...

Quote:
Originally posted by Tomo_kun
There is a rumor that started at TiVocommunity saying that we are going to supposedly have flat mirriors.
What do you mean by "flat mirrors"?

- Bob
Forum: HDTV Recorders   01-20-2004, 01:50 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 20,122
Posted By Bob Lafleur
Quote: Originally posted by fender4645 This...

Quote:
Originally posted by fender4645
This is not really HD related but it looks like Comcast will begin integrating a trial of Ucentric's 'Whole Home Music' into the current DVR trial. An...
Forum: Cable, Digital Cable - Non-HDTV   01-20-2004, 09:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 564
Posted By Bob Lafleur
I found the link that I spoke of above. Here it...

I found the link that I spoke of above. Here it is:

http://perso.numericable.fr/~gjullien/satellite.htm
Forum: Cable, Digital Cable - Non-HDTV   01-20-2004, 07:20 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 724
Posted By Bob Lafleur
Some people say they have problems with this a...

Some people say they have problems with this a lot, and some people say they never have problems. I think a lot of it has to do with how well your dish is aimed at the satellites.

It is a...
Forum: Cable, Digital Cable - Non-HDTV   01-18-2004, 10:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 564
Posted By Bob Lafleur
Here's a little trick you can use, if you're...

Here's a little trick you can use, if you're willing to wait about another month and a half...

Twice a year, the sun will fall directly in line with the satellites (the sun behind them,...
Forum: Cable, Digital Cable - Non-HDTV   01-16-2004, 09:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 236
Posted By Bob Lafleur
Even if you only have 1 PC connected to your...

Even if you only have 1 PC connected to your cable modem, you still should have a router/firewall. It's amazing the amount of "trashy" hits you'll get from "people" (robots, whatever) trying to find...
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