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post #691 of 980
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Originally Posted by Javelin View Post

It's listed in the channel lineup at 158


Oops, i meant the HD Version, i should've edited my post.
post #692 of 980
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Originally Posted by Gt1racer View Post

Oops, i meant the HD Version, i should've edited my post.

http://ww2.cox.com/residential/rhode...nel-lineup.cox

732 BBC America HD

Did you mean in the clear?
post #693 of 980
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Originally Posted by Hard Harry View Post

http://ww2.cox.com/residential/rhode...nel-lineup.cox

732 BBC America HD

Did you mean in the clear?

Yes i meant in the clear. but i didn't see the listing until you provided me the link thanks again.
post #694 of 980
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Originally Posted by Gt1racer View Post

Yes i meant in the clear. but i didn't see the listing until you provided me the link thanks again.

Yea, don't think so. Usually things they encrypt they don't dual broadcast in the clear. Usually anything above 100 you will never see in the clear unless someone makes a big mistake. Heh
post #695 of 980
I had preferred for the longest time with cox and when checking on speakeasy for speed results...i was getting 27 down and 7-8 up speeds and I know that preferred is 20 down with powerboost then goes to 15 down. I decided to bump up to Premier which is supposed to add another 10 download bandwith to my speeds. Has anyone done this and noticed a difference. I'm just wondering if I'll be paying extra money for something that won't really make a difference. I would assume I should be seeing download speeds in the 37 down range since my preferred speed was really high before. Are my assumptions correct? Anyone have premier internet and what are your speeds in RI?
post #696 of 980
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Originally Posted by cc1995 View Post

I had preferred for the longest time with cox and when checking on speakeasy for speed results...i was getting 27 down and 7-8 up speeds and I know that preferred is 20 down with powerboost then goes to 15 down. I decided to bump up to Premier which is supposed to add another 10 download bandwith to my speeds. Has anyone done this and noticed a difference. I'm just wondering if I'll be paying extra money for something that won't really make a difference. I would assume I should be seeing download speeds in the 37 down range since my preferred speed was really high before. Are my assumptions correct? Anyone have premier internet and what are your speeds in RI?

Unless you find someone in your particular town, I don't think their opinion will mean anything. Its like asking someone with a BMW in RI how is their traffic. :-) Your best bet is to upgrade for a day or two (I find the effect doesn't go up right away when I have upgraded in the past) and then downgrade if you don't think its worth the money.

I live in RI and CT (Premier>Ultimate>Preferred in Southern RI and Value>Preferred in Norther RI, plain Preferred in CT) and have seen different results in different towns, and also different results at different parts of the year. Also lived in CA and overall I am happiest with my internet in RI with Preferred and a SB6120 Modem.
post #697 of 980
Thread Starter 
take note LIn up to there **** again in CT hope Rhode Islands not next

http://www.dpuc.state.ct.us/DPUCUndo...iew&ExpandView

VIA ELECTRONIC FILING AND FIRST-CLASS MAIL
Mrs. Kimberley J. Santopietro
Executive Secretary
Department of Public Utility Control
10 Franklin Square
New Britain, CT 06051

Re: Cox Communications New England - Programming Information
Dear Mrs. Santopietro:
CoxCom, Inc. d/b/a Cox Communications New England (“Cox”) herein notifies the Department of Public Utility Control (the “Department”) of a potential programming deletion throughout Cox’s Connecticut service areas. Pursuant to federal law, Cox is required to obtain permission from broadcast stations to provide their signals on Cox’s programming lineup (known as “retransmission consent”). LIN TV Corp. is the owner of WTNH (ABC 8) in position 7, WCTX (MNT Network) in position 9 and SkyMax Weather; digital programming in position 125. Cox’s carriage rights for these signals currently expire at 11:59 p.m. on February 28, 2011.

Cox is in the midst of negotiations with LIN TV Corp. and is optimistic that the parties will reach an agreement in sufficient time for it to be authorized to continue carrying this programming after the current expiration. In an abundance of caution, Cox is notifying its customers of the possible loss of WTNH, WCTX and SkyMax Weather after February 28, 2011 via newspaper legal notices that will run on Saturday, January 29, 2011 in the Hartford Courant and Journal Inquirer.
post #698 of 980
To the cox rep
I was wondering somthing could you please tell me why cox hd CH 784 says temperley off air I have never seen any prgaomimg on cox hd CH 784 and I was just wondering why cox hd CH 784 always is off the air ? And I was also wonderig are thire any new hd channels coming to cox ?



Thank You
Matt handy
post #699 of 980
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Originally Posted by ricomputerguy View Post

take note LIn up to there **** again in CT hope Rhode Islands not next

http://www.dpuc.state.ct.us/DPUCUndo...iew&ExpandView

VIA ELECTRONIC FILING AND FIRST-CLASS MAIL
Mrs. Kimberley J. Santopietro
Executive Secretary
Department of Public Utility Control
10 Franklin Square
New Britain, CT 06051

Re: Cox Communications New England - Programming Information
Dear Mrs. Santopietro:
CoxCom, Inc. d/b/a Cox Communications New England (Cox) herein notifies the Department of Public Utility Control (the Department) of a potential programming deletion throughout Cox's Connecticut service areas. Pursuant to federal law, Cox is required to obtain permission from broadcast stations to provide their signals on Cox's programming lineup (known as retransmission consent). LIN TV Corp. is the owner of WTNH (ABC 8) in position 7, WCTX (MNT Network) in position 9 and SkyMax Weather; digital programming in position 125. Cox's carriage rights for these signals currently expire at 11:59 p.m. on February 28, 2011.

Cox is in the midst of negotiations with LIN TV Corp. and is optimistic that the parties will reach an agreement in sufficient time for it to be authorized to continue carrying this programming after the current expiration. In an abundance of caution, Cox is notifying its customers of the possible loss of WTNH, WCTX and SkyMax Weather after February 28, 2011 via newspaper legal notices that will run on Saturday, January 29, 2011 in the Hartford Courant and Journal Inquirer.

Obviously, we are hopeful that this is resolved. But that info above is accurate.
post #700 of 980
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Originally Posted by LawrenceWelkMH View Post

To the cox rep
I was wondering somthing could you please tell me why cox hd CH 784 says temperley off air I have never seen any prgaomimg on cox hd CH 784 and I was just wondering why cox hd CH 784 always is off the air ? And I was also wonderig are thire any new hd channels coming to cox ?

Channel 784 is the spot reserved for Cox Sports. They've aired several PC and URI basketball games in HD this year - when those air, they run on 784.

Channel 699 serves a similar function - it's reserved for 3D events.

New HD - technically, yes. The Music Choice channels will be added to the lineup in HD in the next few weeks.
post #701 of 980
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Originally Posted by EJW_CoxNE View Post

Channel 784 is the spot reserved for Cox Sports. They've aired several PC and URI basketball games in HD this year - when those air, they run on 784.

Channel 699 serves a similar function - it's reserved for 3D events.

New HD - technically, yes. The Music Choice channels will be added to the lineup in HD in the next few weeks.

Wait..there adding the music channels in HD? With the exception of 900, aren't the music channels just static photo's and banners? Seems like a big waste of bandwidth. They going to be SDV?
post #702 of 980
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by EJW_CoxNE View Post

Channel 784 is the spot reserved for Cox Sports. They've aired several PC and URI basketball games in HD this year - when those air, they run on 784.

Channel 699 serves a similar function - it's reserved for 3D events.

New HD - technically, yes. The Music Choice channels will be added to the lineup in HD in the next few weeks.

What are they over there in warwick? Music Choice HD? WOW who came up with that idea? WOW I can brag to my friend with verizon cable were getting music choice hd!!!! WOW am getting so thrilled NOT, I personally thing of better HD to add thn music choice big deal how about sluth or the HD nets or WGN HD even better yet more networks such as the pentgon network or nasa, natgo wild hello who dropped the ball on these networks? Music Choice HD I hope its better then it is know. please fix the bugs in the whole home dvr first when i go and rewind or fast forward the client box freezes. my host works great the guide layout is less then desired the search feature forget it the old guide when you hit search botten it looked for the show know it pops up with a blank search
post #703 of 980
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Originally Posted by ricomputerguy View Post

What are they smoking over there in warwick?Can you send me some? Music Choice HD? WOW who came up with that idea? WOW I can brag to my friend with verizon cable were getting music choice hd!!!! WOW am getting so thrilled NOT, I personally thing of better HD to add thn music choice big deal how about sluth or the HD nets or WGN HD even better yet more networks such as the pentgon network or nasa, natgo wild hello who dropped the ball on these networks? Music Choice HD what will they think of next over there at cox.toilet bowl HD

While I agree with your point ofcourse, you don't need to insult.

As I thought about it more, I guess if it makes the sound quality better, it could be good. But honestly, its probably just a easy, almost no cost, way to get instant bang out of their new 1Ghz bandwidth. They can say they have 50 more HD channels. As long as they take them down and put up HD channels with actual content, I will be happy. Also, he might have just meant making 900 or 901 in HD, since they have video and sometimes whole concerts.
post #704 of 980
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Originally Posted by Hard Harry View Post

While I agree with your point ofcourse, you don't need to insult.

As I thought about it more, I guess if it makes the sound quality better, it could be good. But honestly, its probably just a easy, almost no cost, way to get instant bang out of their new 1Ghz bandwidth. They can say they have 50 more HD channels. As long as they take them down and put up HD channels with actual content, I will be happy. Also, he might have just meant making 900 or 901 in HD, since they have video and sometimes whole concerts.

True sorry about the rant but maybe your right but they need to fix the whole home dvr bugs such as when you rewind or fast forward on a client box the show freezes and box locks up the only way to get out is stop the show then restart the show
post #705 of 980
This Music Choice add has nothing to do with the Whole Home DVR. These were slotted for addition quite some time ago. It's not as if adding these channels prevents work on updating Whole Home.

I'm sure you guys know this, but video providers' hands are often tied with regard to new channels. There is a small percentage of companies that owns the largest percentage of channels - and when Cox (at the national level) signs contracts, there are often stipulations about carriage of multiple channels. It's not as cut and dry as us in Warwick picking and choosing what to add to the lineup.
post #706 of 980
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Originally Posted by EJW_CoxNE View Post

This Music Choice add has nothing to do with the Whole Home DVR. These were slotted for addition quite some time ago. It's not as if adding these channels prevents work on updating Whole Home.

I'm sure you guys know this, but video providers' hands are often tied with regard to new channels. There is a small percentage of companies that owns the largest percentage of channels - and when Cox (at the national level) signs contracts, there are often stipulations about carriage of multiple channels. It's not as cut and dry as us in Warwick picking and choosing what to add to the lineup.

but whats the point of music choice in hd though the channels look good as is what going to be different about music choice hd
post #707 of 980
I think a lot of people would tend to agree with you, but that's the nature of the business. Deals are deals - if we want to carry one thing, sometimes we need to carry another.

It does not prevent us from adding more HD channels in the future.
post #708 of 980
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Originally Posted by EJW_CoxNE View Post

I think a lot of people would tend to agree with you, but that's the nature of the business. Deals are deals - if we want to carry one thing, sometimes we need to carry another.

It does not prevent us from adding more HD channels in the future.

Hmm, ok, well that makes sense. If it was a stipulation of some other contract. To me it was mostly just funny. Made me double-take.
post #709 of 980
Got a question for the group: yesterday afternoon I was watching NASCAR on ESPN2 and the audio would all of a sudden get very choppy. If I changed the channel, the new channel was fine but as soon as I switched back, it would start again within a few seconds. I've noticed this here and there in the past on a few channels, but normally it stops after flipping the channel. I'm just curious if anyone else has experienced this, or if it might be somehow related to the TV and not the box. fwiw, the box is a DCT6200; HD, without DVR.

EDIT: Just put it on again and the audio is completely unintelligible. I'm guessing some sort of problem on the network's end?
post #710 of 980
Hi ej
Quick question about the music choice channels that are getting added to the hd line up are the music channels going to be avabile to everyone or just for the folks whom have the whole home Dvr? The other question I wanted to ask you sir is what became of the channel logs on the passport Echo guide for exp I know that the tennis channel had a logo over the summer and now it's gone and another exp is that of the cooking channnel 151 on the channel guide
It has the logo of the fine lving channel in the yellow box in the right hand corner so you might want to let some one know that the channel logo on the passport echo guide that logos might need to be rest or maybe the whole guide needs to be reset the final thing I want to tell you that the RI news channel is now called news channel 5 I don't remember when it became news channel 5 quite awile ago


Thank you
Matt handy
post #711 of 980
Music Choice is partially owned by COX. Not sure if that has anything to do with the deal, but it's probably a big factor.

It's primary operator/owner is Comcast but Time Warner and Cox also have a stake in the ownership.
post #712 of 980
Does anyone know if Cox ever intends to show the premium sports packages (NHL Center Ice/MLB) in HD? It's frustrating to pay the premium and have worse than analog picture.
post #713 of 980
I heard that all new HD Channels COX is adding will require the Whole Home DVR to receive.

This included SWRVHD, DIYHD, COOKHD and others.

My TiVo Premiere has these channels in the guide, but when trying to tune into them I receive a "Channel Not Available - Contact your cable provider for more information" message. This is different than the not authorized message I get on channels I do not receive in my package.

On the tivo community forums I have read other posters who state that when they called cox in other markets they were tolled that these channels require the whole home dvr, and it appears to be a marketing decision rather than a hardware limitations.

Anyone know anything more about this here? If that were true that the channels require the Whole Home DVR wouldn't that violate the cable card regulations?
post #714 of 980
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Originally Posted by LoREvanescence View Post

I heard that all new HD Channels COX is adding will require the Whole Home DVR to receive.

This included SWRVHD, DIYHD, COOKHD and others.

My TiVo Premiere has these channels in the guide, but when trying to tune into them I receive a "Channel Not Available - Contact your cable provider for more information" message. This is different than the not authorized message I get on channels I do not receive in my package.

On the tivo community forums I have read other posters who state that when they called cox in other markets they were tolled that these channels require the whole home dvr, and it appears to be a marketing decision rather than a hardware limitations.

Anyone know anything more about this here? If that were true that the channels require the Whole Home DVR wouldn't that violate the cable card regulations?

This has been discussed before and no it doesnt violate anything as technically these are part of the "Plus" package that you get with the Whole Home DVR. Also, these channels are on a different "band" than the regular channels, currently the hardware doesnt tune to it.........
post #715 of 980
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Originally Posted by Ph8te View Post

This has been discussed before and no it doesnt violate anything as technically these are part of the "Plus" package that you get with the Whole Home DVR. Also, these channels are on a different "band" than the regular channels, currently the hardware doesnt tune to it.........

Not 100% accurate, newer Motorola DVRs have a 1GHz tuner, The Decision to pair the Plus Package channels with the Cisco only, is purely a marketing decision. In Cisco systems there currently is no 1GHz tuner capable unit other than the new 8642 and 1642. There is also no reason other than a marketing one, why a subscriber should need to lease two boxes in order too receive certain channels. For someone with only one DVR, they still should be allowed to lease just the Cisco 8642.

As for Tivo and Moxi it is unclear whether they have 1GHz tuners and software to support those frequencies. From my research it appears their tuners both top out at 930MHz.
post #716 of 980
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Originally Posted by Bryan_CoxPHX View Post

Not 100% accurate, newer Motorola DVRs have a 1GHz tuner, The Decision to pair the Plus Package channels with the Cisco only, is purely a marketing decision. In Cisco systems there currently is no 1GHz tuner capable unit other than the new 8642 and 1642.

As for Tivo and Moxi it is unclear whether they have 1GHz tuners and software to support those frequencies. From my research it appears their tuners both top out at 930MHz.

The TiVo Premiere actually has a 1GHz Tuner, the older TiVo's do not. I happen to have the premiere.


I found out some more information. Apparently COX does plan on getting these channels to work with the TiVo Premiere, but unfortuantly we have to wait. I guess when they make On Demand available on the TiVo Premieres they are also going to allow these channels on the TiVo Premiere.

No word yet when that's going to come about though
post #717 of 980
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Originally Posted by LoREvanescence View Post

The TiVo Premiere actually has a 1GHz Tuner, the older TiVo's do not. I happen to have the premiere.

Can you provide a link to the TiVo specs stating it has a 1GHz tuner?
post #718 of 980
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Originally Posted by Bryan_CoxPHX View Post

Can you provide a link to the TiVo specs stating it has a 1GHz tuner?

Certainly

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Two Microtune MT2131 silicon tunersa popular 1GHz tuning solution
post #719 of 980
sorry for double post, wouldn't let me post link until I had at least 3 posts

The quote in the above post is found in this review

http://www.scribd.com/doc/28974077/Technical-Review-of-the-TiVo-Premiere"]http://www.scribd.com/doc/28974077/T...-TiVo-Premiere[/url]
post #720 of 980
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Originally Posted by LoREvanescence View Post

sorry for double post, wouldn't let me post link until I had at least 3 posts

The quote in the above post is found in this review

http://www.scribd.com/doc/28974077/T...-TiVo-Premiere

Thanks I found similar evidence:
Broadcom BCM7413 chipset with 2 - Microtune MT2131 1GHz Tuners

http://www.tivocommunity.com/tivo-vb...d.php?t=444083
http://www.zoran.com/IMG/pdf/PB-00069.pdf
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