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post #7711 of 7869
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Originally Posted by rdgcss View Post

My limited experience with Charter is at the OBX with a non DVR box. Biggest complaint, advertisements embedded in the guide.

Oh lord I was trying to find something to watch on my brothers dish and could not believe all the ads embedded into the guide, drove me nuts and there was no rhyme or reason to the channel lineup.
post #7712 of 7869
So are we getting this new channel lineup in the Charlotte area or not? I don't see Charlotte listed anywhere on links on this page. Just when I'm finally getting used to the last change there's talk of changing them again. Do they have people sitting around with nothing to do but think this crap up or what?

http://www.timewarnercable.com/en/residential-home/tv/my-channels.html
post #7713 of 7869
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Originally Posted by Grateful11 View Post

Oh lord I was trying to find something to watch on my brothers dish and could not believe all the ads embedded into the guide, drove me nuts and there was no rhyme or reason to the channel lineup.

Dish or DirecTV?
post #7714 of 7869
Sounds like the double digit channels on Directv!
post #7715 of 7869
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Originally Posted by Grateful11 View Post

So are we getting this new channel lineup in the Charlotte area or not? I don't see Charlotte listed anywhere on links on this page. Just when I'm finally getting used to the last change there's talk of changing them again. Do they have people sitting around with nothing to do but think this crap up or what?

http://www.timewarnercable.com/en/residential-home/tv/my-channels.html

Those of us with CableCard devices better hope they default the CableCard lineups to the HD versions!

post #7716 of 7869
So they put up dates for all regions in the Carolinas but they haven't yet figured out a date for Charlotte?
post #7717 of 7869
Towards the end of clear qam's on TWC... I went to WallyWorld and bought an Element 19" Tv for $98..it will not tune QAM's..only ATSC and analog cable. This is not the first set I have heard of not tuning QAM's. Coincidence?

I have 8 closed circuit QAM's in the building now all above 750mhz..I guess I will have to add more with all of the OTA stations for monitoring around the building, otherwise will need a boatload of DTA'$..mad.gif
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post #7719 of 7869
Channel moves last night on TWC: Charlotte: WBTV HD, WBTV D2, WHKY, WAXN HD, News 14 Carolina, WNSC and WUNG.
post #7720 of 7869
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Originally Posted by bdfox18doe View Post

Channel moves last night on TWC: Charlotte: WBTV HD, WBTV D2, WHKY, WAXN HD, News 14 Carolina, WNSC and WUNG.

Nice thing about using the (for now) free DTAs in locations where I would otherwise be using the TVs QAM tuner is that I don't have to worry about rescanning.  The DTA also keeps the channel numbers consistent with the rest of the locations served by either STB or WMC setups.

 

I have two rooms now with a DTA + $39 Refurbed Roku... together they deliver a rich lineup, and the PQ on the streaming TWC stuff is quite acceptable for a 32" bedroom TV.  My only problem is that I can't use that setup anywhere my wife watches TV... too complicated for her very non-technical mind. 


Edited by jcalabria - 1/31/14 at 5:16am
post #7721 of 7869
Another move scheduled for March 18-20th. This time will be WCCB "moved"..
post #7722 of 7869
Charlotte area is finally up.

3/18 for Charlotte, Albemarle, Clover, Metrolina, Rockingham, Shelby, Gastonia, Monroe, Salisbury, and Wadesboro.

3/20 for Huntersville, Mooresville, Statesville.
post #7723 of 7869
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Originally Posted by stannc View Post

Charlotte area is finally up.

3/18 for Charlotte, Albemarle, Clover, Metrolina, Rockingham, Shelby, Gastonia, Monroe, Salisbury, and Wadesboro.

3/20 for Huntersville, Mooresville, Statesville.

 

On one hand, I really don't care much about the channel numbering since I watch nearly everything off of the DVR... but that very fact makes it take a long time to really learn a revised channel lineup for those few times I do watch Live TV.   At least with the genre-based lineup (as it is now), you can learn key channels to get you in the right neighborhood and then hit the guide.

 

I bet the local broadcasters just love being up there amongst the on-demand, foreign language and smut programming.  That's a lot of guide territory to cover, even using a favorites-based guide configuration.

 

Of absolutely no consequence to me other than an observation of their apparent knuckleheadedness... but WHY would they create a new lineup and put the Shop Zeal channels non-contiguously and out of order?

 

Also of no great consequence to me (but a bit more interesting) is that they are listing WUVC (Fayetteville Univision) in the Charlotte lineup.

post #7724 of 7869
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Originally Posted by jcalabria View Post

Also of no great consequence to me (but a bit more interesting) is that they are listing WUVC (Fayetteville Univision) in the Charlotte lineup.


TWC added WUVC to the Charlotte area lineup last year after a new carriage agreement was signed with Univision. It replaced the 'generic' national Univision feed.
post #7725 of 7869
Can you guys lock out channels you don't want to see in the guide yet?
post #7726 of 7869
Hey guys, long time no see.

I was recently visiting my mother and she still has the old SA 8300 HDC, and it runs like a snail. I want to get her upgraded to a newer DVR, but I don't know which model is the best. I don't want to visit TWC and switch it out only to get another old one. Any advice on which model to ask for?
post #7727 of 7869
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Originally Posted by ke4pym View Post

Dish or DirecTV?

DirecTV
post #7728 of 7869
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Originally Posted by stannc View Post

Charlotte area is finally up.

3/18 for Charlotte, Albemarle, Clover, Metrolina, Rockingham, Shelby, Gastonia, Monroe, Salisbury, and Wadesboro.

3/20 for Huntersville, Mooresville, Statesville.

Please tell me it's not going to only be like the little video that's linked on this site showing tile or icon based Menus. If it is I'm going to freak out.

http://rowanfreepress.com/2014/02/04/time-warner-cable-tv-introduces-new-channel-guide-based-on-your-choices/
post #7729 of 7869
Just took the old 8300HDC in and all they could give me was an 8300HD, so no upgrade... but at least it is a little more responsive. This was at the Matthews location.
post #7730 of 7869
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Originally Posted by ke4pym View Post

Can you guys lock out channels you don't want to see in the guide yet?

On Warner, you can set up the Favorites like Directv and only those will show up in the guide. Also you can display only those channels to which you "subscribe". (at least where I am located anyway) Warner also offers more HD channels than Directv in their cable line-up.
post #7731 of 7869
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Originally Posted by jspENC View Post

On Warner, you can set up the Favorites like Directv and only those will show up in the guide. Also you can display only those channels to which you "subscribe". (at least where I am located anyway) Warner also offers more HD channels than Directv in their cable line-up.

Favorites suck and are a pain in the butt. I'm talking completely locking out channels from the guide that you don't want or subscribe to.

Re: More HD - really? Because every channel I have has an HD option. Not that I care, really. I've been doing HD since 2002 and I got over the "OMG I GOTTA HAVE HD" phase somewhere in 2005 after TWC went from 4 HD channels to 8 HD channels. smile.gif

DirecTV's PQ is far superior to TWC so much so it isn't funny. I didn't realize how bad it was when I went from a 8300 to a Cisco 8640something or another to a HR24 from DirecTV. And this is on an ISF calibrated display.
post #7732 of 7869
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Originally Posted by ke4pym View Post

Favorites suck and are a pain in the butt. I'm talking completely locking out channels from the guide that you don't want or subscribe to.

Re: More HD - really? Because every channel I have has an HD option. Not that I care, really. I've been doing HD since 2002 and I got over the "OMG I GOTTA HAVE HD" phase somewhere in 2005 after TWC went from 4 HD channels to 8 HD channels. smile.gif

DirecTV's PQ is far superior to TWC so much so it isn't funny. I didn't realize how bad it was when I went from a 8300 to a Cisco 8640something or another to a HR24 from DirecTV. And this is on an ISF calibrated display.

TWC passed Directv LOOONG ago with HD options. FS2, WGN, and VERY few others are HD on Directv but not TWC, but the list of HD-on-TWC-but-not-Directv is quite long. That being said, Directv's HD PQ is as you posted - FAR superior to TWC. And TWC looks better now than it did 2 years ago when I left, but still no where near. There are many more channels on TWC than Directv, but other than Pac12, not many I care about. Quality of HD is much better than quantity.
post #7733 of 7869
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Originally Posted by ke4pym View Post

Favorites suck and are a pain in the butt. I'm talking completely locking out channels from the guide that you don't want or subscribe to.

Re: More HD - really? Because every channel I have has an HD option. Not that I care, really. I've been doing HD since 2002 and I got over the "OMG I GOTTA HAVE HD" phase somewhere in 2005 after TWC went from 4 HD channels to 8 HD channels. smile.gif

DirecTV's PQ is far superior to TWC so much so it isn't funny. I didn't realize how bad it was when I went from a 8300 to a Cisco 8640something or another to a HR24 from DirecTV. And this is on an ISF calibrated display.

Hey Buddy, Sorry I didn't say what you wanted to hear... but yes you can lock out the channels from the guide that you do not subscribe to or want to see. The very same way you can do it with Directv. I am not in love with TW by any means, but they have come a long way from what they used to be, and that was horrible where I am, as far as picture and sound. I guess you must love Directv and their high prices and Dolby DIgital sound that craps out a couple of times an hour and miss parts of the show with no sound. Directv has some sorry SD picture, ever so bad that I'll take more HD choices with Warner even if it is a little weaker than Directs MPEG 4 offerings. Right now, Directv is lacking in HD channels that I watch, and I do not want to look at that blurry SD mess.
post #7734 of 7869
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Originally Posted by jspENC View Post

Hey Buddy, Sorry I didn't say what you wanted to hear... but yes you can lock out the channels from the guide that you do not subscribe to or want to see. The very same way you can do it with Directv. I am not in love with TW by any means, but they have come a long way from what they used to be, and that was horrible where I am, as far as picture and sound. I guess you must love Directv and their high prices and Dolby DIgital sound that craps out a couple of times an hour and miss parts of the show with no sound. Directv has some sorry SD picture, ever so bad that I'll take more HD choices with Warner even if it is a little weaker than Directs MPEG 4 offerings. Right now, Directv is lacking in HD channels that I watch, and I do not want to look at that blurry SD mess.

Explain what you mean with the DD issues. I have the worst receiver Directv has ever made (HR34) and I have had every issue in the book - but not anything with the DD.
post #7735 of 7869
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Originally Posted by ejb1980 View Post

Explain what you mean with the DD issues. I have the worst receiver Directv has ever made (HR34) and I have had every issue in the book - but not anything with the DD.

You are lucky, or either you don't have DD enabled in the menu. Here is a link to the topic on DBS.... >>>>>>>>>> http://www.dbstalk.com/topic/172387-on-which-channels-do-you-have-audio-dropouts/
post #7736 of 7869
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Originally Posted by jspENC View Post

Hey Buddy, Sorry I didn't say what you wanted to hear... but yes you can lock out the channels from the guide that you do not subscribe to or want to see.

I guess you must love Directv and their high prices and Dolby DIgital sound that craps out a couple of times an hour and miss parts of the show with no sound. Directv has some sorry SD picture, ever so bad that I'll take more HD choices with Warner even if it is a little weaker than Directs MPEG 4 offerings. Right now, Directv is lacking in HD channels that I watch, and I do not want to look at that blurry SD mess.

That's good to hear that they finally got that option. I was a TWC HD subscriber from 2002 when I first got an HD set until they screwed me over with Signature Home in 2010. Sadly, I still have to put up with them for internet services (which while speeds suck, the service is mostly consistent)

As far as DD audio drops - This isn't something I've ever experienced. DD just works. On the high price front - I get more channels and features for less $ than I ever paid TWC. And I'm not even in a contract anymore.

http://www.gadgetreview.com/2013/09/time-warner-cable-vs-directv.html is dated last September and indicates DTV has more HD channels (some markets may vary). Granted this is before DirecTV finally dropped that horrible Weather Channel channel (good riddance to it).

On the other + fronts, I can attach external storage (as in I've got a RAID 1 array attached to the primary receiver) and unless something has changed record more programs at any given time as well. Finally, I've been able to delete remote programs since 2010 when I became a subscriber. Something the whole home DVR's just got the ability to do in the past 18 months and a usable show foldering system has been around since 2009 or so.

DirecTV's numbering system also has historically made more sense and been easier to use. And DTV doesn't have the stupid channel 1101 for HD followed up by 101 for SD (which couldn't be locked out from channel surfing or the guide).
post #7737 of 7869
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Originally Posted by ke4pym View Post

Wanna cite something a bit newer than 4 years old? With people using modern receivers?

I will revise my comment - stupid long thread that seems to roll on forever.

This is the first I've ever heard of anyone having DD issues. Not something I've experienced with HR24's, H24's Denon and Sony receivers (using both optical and HDMI). The audio just works.
post #7738 of 7869
Yeah, the price thing threw me for a loop. I have a higher package and no more "bundle" discount and I still pay about $60/month less for TV and Internet! You do have to call and get things taken off your bill a lot, though with all of their (not unique to them) stupid fees. They tried to charge me for HD, after signing up 3 years ago with a promise of free HD with autopay. Paying for HD is not going to happen.
post #7739 of 7869
It's beginning to sound like Ford versus Chevy
post #7740 of 7869
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Originally Posted by ke4pym View Post

And DTV doesn't have the stupid channel 1101 for HD followed up by 101 for SD (which couldn't be locked out from channel surfing or the guide).

That's going away on TWC March 18th.

Does DTV carry local subchannels?
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