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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...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   11-18-2014, 11:26 AM
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Posted By SPDICKEY
Or a free (for a while at least) DTA.

Or a free (for a while at least) DTA.
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   11-18-2014, 02:23 AM
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Posted By SPDICKEY
If Comcast all ready has a deal with a cable...

If Comcast all ready has a deal with a cable network (and its hard to think of a cable network out there that Comcast doesn't carry, somewhere), they will immediately begin paying the Comcast rate as...
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   11-14-2014, 04:35 PM
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Posted By SPDICKEY
I saw it at the Brenden Theatres and IMAX at the...

I saw it at the Brenden Theatres and IMAX at the Palms Hotel in Las Vegas. The have a 46-by-60-foot screen screen and an unused 70mm IMAX projector available for the showing. The screen had been...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   11-14-2014, 03:54 PM
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Posted By SPDICKEY
The real benefit is in those households using...

The real benefit is in those households using multiple devices at the same time.

No more slowing down you game play, while Sally is watching Netflix on the Roku, Mom is streaming music on her...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   11-03-2014, 06:05 PM
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Posted By SPDICKEY
Some local stations still provide over the air an...

Some local stations still provide over the air an HD and SD versions of their feed.

For example:

KCBS Los Angeles
The station's digital signal is multiplexed:


Channel Video ...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   10-31-2014, 11:01 AM
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Posted By SPDICKEY
After the digital conversion there are no longer...

After the digital conversion there are no longer be any analog channels at all. And I'm not sure what SD only digital boxes are still left out there. Hopefully when HD west coast feeds are made...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   10-30-2014, 11:32 AM
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Posted By SPDICKEY
The analogs will go away completely in about a...

The analogs will go away completely in about a month. Then will come MAXX and the channel realignment. If they follow the same path as TWC did at my house.
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   10-27-2014, 06:31 PM
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Posted By SPDICKEY
Same here in 90272. We get clear QAM of Santa...

Same here in 90272. We get clear QAM of Santa Monica, Calabasas as well as Los Angeles PEGs on our digital feed, along with WGN America. Not tuneable by a converter except for the LA PEG where we...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   10-14-2014, 07:05 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, 04:48 PM
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Posted By SPDICKEY
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, 07:33 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, 01:52 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, 03:59 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, 10:44 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, 11:34 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, 12:31 PM
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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, 10:07 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.
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