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post #571 of 879
Funny, as if I pull the plug on TV Cable it will then be "their bandwidth" on Internet cable feeding the input,, so they may as well do it , so to provide more services.

That way they may lose HBO and other movie sales but keep customers tied to basic cable.

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Originally Posted by kingpcgeek View Post

Cox is not going to offer 3rd party services on their hardware that use their bandwidth but don't generate revenue for them. HBO Go? you have to have HBO to get it. ESPN3? You have to have to pay for the tier that ESPN is in. Netflix and Hulu Plus are big with the cord cutters and the enemy of Cox.
post #572 of 879
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Originally Posted by kingpcgeek View Post

Cox is not going to offer 3rd party services on their hardware that use their bandwidth but don't generate revenue for them. HBO Go? you have to have HBO to get it. ESPN3? You have to have to pay for the tier that ESPN is in. Netflix and Hulu Plus are big with the cord cutters and the enemy of Cox.

Hulu is an interesting one because they are also a partner. They power our cox.com/tv With the changes we are making On Demand will be expanded so much in the near future that it will replicate these external services like HBO Go & Hulu in regard to the amount of content.

Fine, but explain to me why "Person of Interest" is excluded from CBS's "My Primetime" OnDemand lineup on Cox.
post #573 of 879
Well the last time we looked it was NOT on Cox on demand here in phoenix.

Nor was Big Bang either.

AND even after last year POI Was on the CBS internet site for us to watch..this year not.
post #574 of 879
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Originally Posted by domino92024 View Post

Fine, but explain to me why "Person of Interest" is excluded from CBS's "My Primetime" OnDemand lineup on Cox.

Are they airing new episodes right now? My understanding is that it will backfilling as time goes along. It is easier with currently airing new shows.
post #575 of 879
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Originally Posted by domino92024 View Post

Fine, but explain to me why "Person of Interest" is excluded from CBS's "My Primetime" OnDemand lineup on Cox.

It has to do with the studio that makes a particular show. Warner Brothers makes Person of Interest and TBBT. They are not allowing the shows to be On Demand
post #576 of 879
That is what I was told.

And there maybe others, but CBS is where a lot of the shows we like and due to Cox box failures we lost a few...so in my house CBS the worst for not doing replays.

Rich
post #577 of 879
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Originally Posted by domino92024 View Post

Fine, but explain to me why "Person of Interest" is excluded from CBS's "My Primetime" OnDemand lineup on Cox.

Are they airing new episodes right now? My understanding is that it will backfilling as time goes along. It is easier with currently airing new shows.

My official response from Cox San Diego management (in part):
Not all shows on each network are available through their On Demand offering. This is a choice of CBS, in this case. These are the shows that they chose to offer:

* The Big Bang Theory
* Big Brother
* Blue Bloods
* CSI
* CSI: NY
* Elementary
* The Good Wife
* Hawaii Five-0
* NCIS
* NCIS: LA
* Survivor
* Two and a Half Men
* Undercover Boss
* Vegas
post #578 of 879
Well we can not get most of those shows here in Phoenix AZ.

Matter of fact we get no CBS shows on demand...

Lucky you.

Rich
post #579 of 879
Rich, I don't know why you can't get that list of shows in Phoenix. We have all of them here in Tucson. Look under freezone, my primetime, CBS.
post #580 of 879
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Originally Posted by racprops View Post

Well we can not get most of those shows here in Phoenix AZ.

Matter of fact we get no CBS shows on demand...

Lucky you.

Rich

Cox just lately (in the last couple of weeks) added CBS. Check again.
post #581 of 879
Will do.

That would be nice.

Just in case of a recorder failure.

Rich
post #582 of 879
Let's start hearing reviews of 1.8.
post #583 of 879
Better, a few CBS Shows are now on Demand.

BUT Two Broke Girls and Person of Interest are still MIA.

Rich
post #584 of 879
We still miss the Older SA Boxes, the new Cisco boxes are a bit slower responding to the remote.

Rich
post #585 of 879
OK How do we check which version we are running?

Rich
post #586 of 879
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Originally Posted by occasio View Post

Let's start hearing reviews of 1.8.
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Originally Posted by occasio View Post

Let's start hearing reviews of 1.8.


Pros - I like the broader view in the guide.

Cons-
Still occasionally very slow changing channels - sometimes fails with an error message to call Cox.
Scrolling the guide still seems very awkward to me compared to my old SA box.
Toggling CC is awful, please implement the CC button on the remote.
I miss PIP so much, I've got a work around using the TV's PIP, but I sure miss having PIP and swap, etc.
The recommended shows feature is a waste of programming time, don't bother with such trivialities.

Bottom line - I'd go elsewhere if it made sense, for me it just doesn't. Cox is a solid ISP and phone provider. In the future, I might look to Direct TV. For now, I'll hope for a better Cox DVR.
post #587 of 879
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Originally Posted by racprops View Post

I called Cox tech about 3d programing..
During the call I was told that they are suppose to get NEW super boxes next years with 6 tuners and much better function, and the new boxes are to get HULU NetFix etc.
Just when I plan on pulling the plug...
Rich
(I will believe it when I see it.)

The installer told me this back in April 2012 when I got the WH DVR installed. He seemed to think it was coming soon, but I think it'll be a while still.
post #588 of 879
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Originally Posted by jake9 View Post

The installer told me this back in April 2012 when I got the WH DVR installed. He seemed to think it was coming soon, but I think it'll be a while still.

Hmmm Stay tuned. You should hear more news in the near future.
post #589 of 879
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Originally Posted by occasio View Post

Let's start hearing reviews of 1.8.

I'm happy overall. A few points.
  • Wider guide is much better
  • So far, no error messages saying to call cust serv.
  • Fewer clicks when selecting a channel I want to watch.
  • The DVR List looks like it needs an upgrade now. Lots of wasted space at top of screen.


Other points.
  • CC toggle would be very nice.
  • PIP would also be nice, but this is something not even DirecTV has, if I recall correctly.
post #590 of 879
Had tne WHDVR installed yesterday. Host and one client. Last night received the upgrade. Whew....a.lot to deal with. LOL. To soon to make any real comparisons, but so far I like the WHDVR system. I have found only one change I do not like. On the favorite channels of the old system you could go to favorites scan the few channels you have selected, and go back to where you were by uaing previous. On the WHDVR system if you go to favoritws, scan the few channels you selected, and hie previous,,, you go back one favorite channel. To get back to where you were,,, you have to punch in the channel you were on. Not a big BIG deal, but I sure liked the convience of the previous going back to where you started. OR...am I missing something? Is there a way to do what I described?
post #591 of 879
On ours we lost the "Just in" and so on with the on Demand HBO, Showtime etc.

REALLY MISSED THAT, it made checking on what is new this week very easy...

Never used PIP never knew we had it, never needed or wanted it so no lost.

There were of features missing with the WHDVR over the older simple box but I cannot remember it all...
post #592 of 879
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Originally Posted by occasio View Post

Let's start hearing reviews of 1.8.

It's still very slow responding to commands, although possibly a bit faster than before. But not as responsive as the Motorola boxes.
post #593 of 879
Recommendations features appears okay so far. However, it looks like it's going to take some time to understand my viewing habits before it delivers relevent results.
post #594 of 879
Slow to respond? That was one of the main reasons I dropped it a year ago and went with DirecTV.

As long as it's Java based it will never improve.

WHDVR is awful. I really feel for the tech guys. Then again WHDVR is the official Full Employment act of 201x. That is at least if the customer's don't mind being perpetual Beta Testers.
post #595 of 879
I feel sorry for Cox.

They are trying to keep up with Direct and having to do so with a malfunctioning system.

IF I was to stay with a pay for programing I would now have to switch to Direct.

Rich
post #596 of 879
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Originally Posted by racprops View Post

I feel sorry for Cox.
They are trying to keep up with Direct and having to do so with a malfunctioning system.
IF I was to stay with a pay for programing I would now have to switch to Direct.
Rich
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Slow to respond? That was one of the main reasons I dropped it a year ago and went with DirecTV.

So why DirecTV instead of Dish?
post #597 of 879
For me and my peeps it was a much better deal. True to my nature I over analyzed it and DirecTV came up the winner. Overall Cox's programming is better but the extra $500 per year just wasn't warranted. I kept their Internet.
post #598 of 879
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Originally Posted by justanotherokie View Post

For me and my peeps it was a much better deal. True to my nature I over analyzed it and DirecTV came up the winner. Overall Cox's programming is better but the extra $500 per year just wasn't warranted. I kept their Internet.

The problem for me is cox standard cable withholds 90% of the HD programing...and Cox WHDVR is crap so I cannot stand it.

Even worst is EVEN with all the HD, there still in very little on...

I have been watching how long it is taking for the big hit movies to come to HBO ETC. and it is way too long, my feeling is they will keep them on Pay per View as long as someone is willing to pay.

Thing is I already PAY $150.00 a month and I get no new movies. That is not what I signed up for.

And this is true with Dish and Direct as they also run the same programing...

Good news is my four tuner computer is up and running.

Now to configure my second three tuner computer and then my third four tuner system.

And once my wife has burned off all the programs she had saved on her system we can pull the plug.

Went I sit down to watch programing not of networks, I want to watch HULU and ALL the great Shows on there over almost anything on cable.

I love our modern age...

Rich
post #599 of 879
Well I have had it with the blasted Cisco box.

They had some kind of glitch the past two evenings..First I could not watch anything On Demand, then last night it would not record programs it was told to record. And again it would not run On Demand.

BUT The old SA gray box would. When I called the first night for tech support I heard a message saying that some customers with Whole Home system might have some problems and that they were work on it..well it also “got” the other black boxes as well.

This POS is going back to the shop and I am getting a SA box to fill in until I get my DIY DVR Computer system fully up and running and that has my top interest now.
post #600 of 879
I hear you! What a P.O.S. Cox really missed the boat on the WHDVR thing. The boss's son in law spearheaded the project.
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