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Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   03-27-2015, 12:31 PM
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Posted By SPDICKEY
CableCard Tuning Adapter outage

After losing many channels in the 200 and 300 range, all on SDV service the night of March 26. I called up local TWC support yesterday and today who said they were getting many calls from the WLA...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   03-25-2015, 06:54 PM
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Posted By SPDICKEY
TWC obtains its feed of Channel 5 directly from...

TWC obtains its feed of Channel 5 directly from the KTLA studios in Hollywood (using part of their fiber backbone for most all the LA stations, not via over the air via antenna. Since you're hearing...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   03-23-2015, 06:08 PM
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Posted By SPDICKEY
Good point. Especially with a low rated (or in...

Good point. Especially with a low rated (or in this case practically unknown) channel like this. The ox that's getting gored is Fox in this case who are losing potential eyeballs for the commercials....
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   03-23-2015, 03:22 PM
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Posted By SPDICKEY
Perhaps the reason that channel was not seen in...

Perhaps the reason that channel was not seen in San Marino is because no one else complained that it wasn't there, except you. Congratulations are in order that your squeaky wheel got greased. That's...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   03-22-2015, 04:40 PM
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Posted By SPDICKEY
It means it was probably a glitch. No one noticed...

It means it was probably a glitch. No one noticed in San Marino but you did. You whined and got your channel. Congrats. And most likely no one else cares about that crummy channel.

And gas prices...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   03-16-2015, 03:15 PM
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Posted By SPDICKEY
So the KCOP subchannel is now working? After...

So the KCOP subchannel is now working? After seeing what MOVIES! has on the air, it really doesn't seem worth the trouble. Perhaps you're the only one in your town who even knows or cares about the...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   03-12-2015, 11:43 AM
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Posted By SPDICKEY
It was Motorola and Cisco that designed their...

It was Motorola and Cisco that designed their tuning adapters. See all the connectors needed? Two coax, a USB, DIAG, and the power. Takes a lot of room.

At least the Moto is smaller than Cisco's!...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   03-10-2015, 05:05 PM
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Posted By SPDICKEY
HBO Now is not live HBO. So pay TV operators still have an advantage

What you won’t be watching: Anything live. HBO Now is a pure on-demand service, and won’t carry a live feed of HBO’s cable programming. That also means you won’t be able to tune in live to any of...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   03-10-2015, 10:46 AM
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Posted By SPDICKEY
1261 comes in fine here in 90272 as one of the...

1261 comes in fine here in 90272 as one of the subchannels of KCOP-TV

Here's some more info about MOVIES! a subchannel service of FOX Television Stations and Weigel Broadcasting.
...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   03-06-2015, 04:15 PM
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Posted By SPDICKEY
Don't expect any big programming changes until...

Don't expect any big programming changes until if/when the Comcast deal goes through. Programmers won't be making deals with a lame duck management (TWC did these deals at the regional level, and...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   03-02-2015, 02:55 PM
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Posted By SPDICKEY
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, 11:41 AM
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Posted By SPDICKEY
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, 05:01 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.
...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   01-02-2015, 10:26 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, 10:15 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, 03:45 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, 08:13 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, 11:13 AM
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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, 11:51 AM
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Posted By SPDICKEY
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.
...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   12-16-2014, 11:49 PM
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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, 11:27 AM
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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, 12:14 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, 12:14 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, 09:31 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, 04:36 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.
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