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They do now with the new guide.

Do what?
post #7262 of 7863
They let you filter the guide for favorite channels now.
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They let you filter the guide for favorite channels now.

Wow. Welcome to 1996, TimeWarner Cable! Congrats! smile.gif
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Rumor has it 50/25 internet packages are on their way. And the 30/5 is going to 30/10. Anyone heard that?
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"Rumor has it 50/25 internet packages are on their way. And the 30/5 is going to 30/10. Anyone heard that?"

Soon for Charlotte, Salisbury will be first, to compete with the local Town system (Fibrant) that has fiber to the home.
post #7266 of 7863
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"Rumor has it 50/25 internet packages are on their way. And the 30/5 is going to 30/10. Anyone heard that?"
Soon for Charlotte, Salisbury will be first, to compete with the local Town system (Fibrant) that has fiber to the home.

Does this mean my 50/5 will become 50/25 or will it be a higher cost tier?
post #7267 of 7863
Windstream has been laying new fiber all over Union County. Has anyone heard rumblings of them planning to offer FTTH?
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"Does this mean my 50/5 will become 50/25 or will it be a higher cost tier?"

Channel bonding on the return was not in place before but will be shortly, price will not change just an improvement in upload speed of course. Diagnostics will show the four downstream frequencies and levels along with four up streams when it is enabled.
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Originally Posted by ybsane View Post

"Does this mean my 50/5 will become 50/25 or will it be a higher cost tier?"
Channel bonding on the return was not in place before but will be shortly, price will not change just an improvement in upload speed of course. Diagnostics will show the four downstream frequencies and levels along with four up streams when it is enabled.

Thanks for the info. I do a lot of software uploads to my clients, will shorten those times. Any idea of the time frame here in Salisbury?
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The article mentions TWC already disables FF on "Start Over" and "Look Back" programs, but they also already do on some, if not all, "On Demand" programming. This has been coming for awhile; frankly I'm surprised it's taken them this long. They'll have to get all the other MSO's to sign on, of course. And, of course, that won't be collusion. rolleyes.gif
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The article mentions TWC already disables FF on "Start Over" and "Look Back" programs, but they also already do on some, if not all, "On Demand" programming. This has been coming for awhile; frankly I'm surprised it's taken them this long. They'll have to get all the other MSO's to sign on, of course. And, of course, that won't be collusion. rolleyes.gif

Whether a particular On-Demand program allows or denies FF/REW depends on the agreement with the content provider. I think NBC was the first to make it a condition for allowing On-Demand presentation of their programming... Disney/ABC followed suit. Next round of contract negotiations with the other providers will likely prohibit FF as well, now that they now that other providers have been able to get that provision.
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NBC doesn't seem to have as many channels covering the Olympics this year, but in case any one else keeps forgetting the channel numbers:

  • NBC 1120
  • NBCSN 1514
  • MSNBC 1406
  • CNBC 1407
  • Bravo 1307
  • Soccer 1521
  • Basketball 1520
  • Telemundo 800
post #7274 of 7863
Both my Digital cable box and Internet (modem related?) are having issues. Digital cable (standard and hdtv) becomes blocky on sparatic channels and my Internet connection drops occassionally. Not sure if this is related to the Olympics and how much bandwidth is being comsumed.

Anyone else having issues in Charlotte area?
post #7275 of 7863
YBSANE is on vacation this week or he would get it fixed for ya slumpey...Best you call TWC and put in a trouble ticket..
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YBSANE is on vacation this week...

He's got some nerve... biggrin.gif
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The boy gets more vaca than I do...tongue.gif
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I have the Signature Home service consisting of two 8642HDC DVRs and one play only box. They have never been especially snappy or responsive but now they have become sluggish to the point that commands like fast forward can take up to 3 or 4 seconds to start. Does TWC have a faster more responsive Signature Home box?
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Originally Posted by rcase13 View Post

I have the Signature Home service consisting of two 8642HDC DVRs and one play only box. They have never been especially snappy or responsive but now they have become sluggish to the point that commands like fast forward can take up to 3 or 4 seconds to start. Does TWC have a faster more responsive Signature Home box?

An 8742 or a Samsung 3272 might be marginally faster, but the slow responses seem to be a fairly common complaint associated with the recent 5.2 software update, particularly with boxes operating in a multi-room setup (I have not seen any problems with my non-whole-house 8640 or Samsung 3260). Unconfirmed rumor has it that an ODN update that may address the responsiveness issue is being tested in parts of upstate NY.

Joe
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My SA8300HD running MDN is dropping all kinds of scheduled recordings, usually on Sunday nights. I look at the recording log and it just says it "could not record the program", no further explanation. Any idea why this is happening? Does TWC do some kind of automatic system-wide shutdown for disk defragmentation or something early on Monday mornings? I make sure there are no recording conflicts and don't even allow 2 recordings to overlap, even though that's theoretically not a problem for the machine and hasn't been in the past. Yet it's not recording scheduled shows for some reason.

Anyone know if they've pushed another "update" out recently? Anybody here still using SA8300HD w/ an expansion drive? Back in December, a software update chopped the DVR's buffers from one hour to about 27 minutes, which is going to suck come football season. I presume they did this on both MDN and ODN systems, yes? (Or maybe I'm the only one inconvenienced by the buffer-time reduction and nobody else has even noticed.)

Every time they push an update out, it seems, we lose more DVR functionality. To what end, I have no idea. Maybe they want to gradually wean us off DVR's for the cloud-based future where they can disable FF for commercials and benevolently provide other "improvements" that will "enhance" our viewing experience. They're going to enhance me right into a satellite competitor if they keep this up.
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Originally Posted by archiguy View Post

Every time they push an update out, it seems, we lose more DVR functionality. To what end, I have no idea. Maybe they want to gradually wean us off DVR's for the cloud-based future where they can disable FF for commercials and benevolently provide other "improvements" that will "enhance" our viewing experience. They're going to enhance me right into a satellite competitor if they keep this up.

They enhanced me right to DirecTV in October of 2010 after 2 lousy months of Signature. Can't be happier with my decision.

Now if there were a serious option to RoadRunner here...
post #7282 of 7863
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Originally Posted by ke4pym View Post

They enhanced me right to DirecTV in October of 2010 after 2 lousy months of Signature. Can't be happier with my decision.
Now if there were a serious option to RoadRunner here...

I am considering the jump to DTV as well. Since we can get the Wideband stand-alone now, that makes it possible.

Missed recordings are one of the biggest factors.
Edited by jrs - 8/13/12 at 5:20pm
post #7283 of 7863
i dont believe missed recordings is a DVR issue..im not seeing that problem up here in statesville..possibly a charlotte system issue?..i remember a few years ago when i was constantly missing recording on cbs and fox and no other stations it was said to be a head end problem.
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Watching the Panthers on Fox and am wondering if Macro-blocking and HD should be in the same picture together...? Or is that HD-lite..?mad.gif
post #7285 of 7863
More better now..remote access is a good thing..but the pucker factor is another ..eek.gif
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Is anyone else having Cisco Tuning Adapter issue today or is it just me?

I have 2 TA's both are broadcast only right now. Each goes to a different CC tuners from different vendors.

Tuning Adapters themselves seem to have great signal. Tuner: -3 dBmV, FDC: -1 dBmV, RDC: 54 dBmV.
But SDV in diagnostics menu shows SERVER: Status: Unavailable.

All TA's & CC's have had recent hits from the billing system.

Jim

post #7287 of 7863
Mine has been working fine. Matthews area.

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post #7288 of 7863
Thanks Joe. You only live a couple of miles from me. Right off John St. here.

I don't know what it was. Cold reboot today fixed everything.

Jim
Edited by Jim_it - 8/19/12 at 3:37pm
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Anyone having issues with CBS, ABC and FOX? I click on the channel and no content or sound. Happens on 1105, 1110 and 1125 plus the lower CBS, abc, and fox channels.
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Charlotte, North Carolina (August 7, 2012) – Time Warner Cable today introduced AutoHD to customers in North and South Carolina using high definition-capable set-top boxes. The new feature, which is automatically activated on Time Warner Cable HD set-top boxes, will tune the HD signal of many popular channels, even when the standard-definition channel number is selected.

AutoHD is available at no additional charge to any Time Warner Cable customer with an HD-capable set-top box. AutoHD will also automatically record the HD signal of shows, even if the customer scheduled the recording on the SD channel. And AutoHD will also display content viewed through Time Warner Cable’s Start Over® and Look Back® features in HD if available.

“AutoHD helps Time Warner Cable customers enjoy many of the HD channels we offer better,” said Darrel Hegar, regional vice president of operations, Time Warner Cable Carolinas. “Whether you’re watching sports, your favorite series or the local news, AutoHD helps ensure you’re seeing it in crystal clear HD.”

AutoHD will deliver the HD signal on HD-capable Time Warner Cable set-top boxes automatically for select channels. For more information, please visit twc.com/hdtv
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