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post #9061 of 9543
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Originally Posted by HuskerMike View Post

Cox is still massively overpriced. I know that most of their customers bundle, but if I saw correctly, Cox's basic cable is now over $70 a month. I pay less than that after taxes for CenturyLink analog cable and 7 mb internet. Comparing my brother's cable/phone bill on Cox to my CenturyLink bill, I get faster internet and pay about $40 a month less than he does.



century link needs to have more influence in omaha


btw, channel lineup for Century Link cable of Omaha:

2 KBIN - PBS
3 Info & SVC-Community / Public Access
4 Home Shopping Network
5 KMTV -CBS
6 C-Span 2/Nets2
7 TV Guide Channel

8 WOWT - NBC
9 KETV - ABC
10 KPTM - FOX
11 KXVO - IND
12 KYNE - PBS
13 C-Span

14 HBO**
15 HBO 2**
16 HBO Signature**
17 Cinemax**
18 Starz**
19 EWTN/TBN

20 CNN Headline News
21 The Weather Channel
22 CNBC
23 E! Entertainment TV
24 QVC
25 TV Classroom/WE
26 truTV
27 FX
28 ESPN
29 ESPN Classic
30 ESPN2

31 WTBS-Atltanta
32 CNN
33 FOX Sports Midwest
34 The Golf Channel
35 WGN
36 OWN
37 Syfy
38 Discovery Channel
39 Nickelodeon
40 TV Food Network
41 Lifetime Movie Channel
42 Fox News Channel
43 Disney Channel
44 Animal Planet

45 The Learning Channel
46 Cartoon Network
47 Home & Garden TV
48 ABC Family Channel
49 VERSUS

50 Showtime**
51 Showtime TOO**
52 Showtime Showcase**
53 The Movie Channel
54 MSNBC
55 Turner Network TV
56 A&E
57 Lifetime Television
58 Turner Classic Movies
59 USA Networks
60 Comedy Central
61 History Channel

62 Great Amer Country
63 SpikeTV
64 Travel Channel
65 VH1
66 BET
67 MTV
68 AMC
69 Community Access
70 NFL Network
71 Altitude Sports
72 Big Ten Network

73 Univision
74 CMT
75 TV Land

76 iNDemand 1-Events
77 PlayboyTV/Fresh
78 iNDemand 4-Movies
79 Knowledge Net/GMC


$36.99 a month for century link cable for 64 channels.
post #9062 of 9543
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Originally Posted by rmalbers View Post

"Cox is still massively overpriced."
Dude, I think everyone here already knows that! LOL
I just hate monopolies'. Anytime that happens you are going to get, well, you know what! The worst part is that as soon as content companies get their act together so we can drop cable COX will have raised the price of 'internet only' to what we are now paying for tv and internet and they will make even more money (because then they won't have to pay content providers). We were talking in the bar last night that if we could subscribe to just the ESPN channels, we could get rid of cable. That's what I'm waiting for.

If Century Link had a larger foot print in Omaha the prices might be better, but they only built in certain areas
post #9063 of 9543
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Originally Posted by HuskerMike View Post

Cox is still massively overpriced. I know that most of their customers bundle, but if I saw correctly, Cox's basic cable is now over $70 a month. I pay less than that after taxes for CenturyLink analog cable and 7 mb internet. Comparing my brother's cable/phone bill on Cox to my CenturyLink bill, I get faster internet and pay about $40 a month less than he does.

So but they also have better service local people and better channel choices
post #9064 of 9543
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Originally Posted by ajwees41 View Post

So but they also have better service local people and better channel choices

CenturyLink opted to go with DirecTV rather than upgrade Qwest's Telechoice TV (analog cable) product to digital. Telechoice and the related tconl.com Internet was basically a test product in Phoenix, Denver, and Omaha. Here in Omaha, it was built in the Millard school district plus some neighborhoods west of 680 farther north. With analog cable basically at the end of its usefulness, there is no chance of any expansion of that service. All CenturyLink customers in Omaha have the option of bundling DirecTV for a discount; also, I'm hearing via sources I can't disclose that introducing "Prism" TV (like AT&T U-Verse) in fiber-upgraded areas is under consideration.

Keep in mind analog cable will NEVER be regarded as a viable option on a HDTV message board.
post #9065 of 9543
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Originally Posted by billiefan2000 View Post

century link needs to have more influence in omaha


btw, channel lineup for Century Link cable of Omaha:

2 KBIN - PBS
3 Info & SVC-Community / Public Access
4 Home Shopping Network
5 KMTV -CBS
6 C-Span 2/Nets2
7 TV Guide Channel

8 WOWT - NBC
9 KETV - ABC
10 KPTM - FOX
11 KXVO - IND
12 KYNE - PBS
13 C-Span

14 HBO**
15 HBO 2**
16 HBO Signature**
17 Cinemax**
18 Starz**
19 EWTN/TBN

20 CNN Headline News
21 The Weather Channel
22 CNBC
23 E! Entertainment TV
24 QVC
25 TV Classroom/WE
26 truTV
27 FX
28 ESPN
29 ESPN Classic
30 ESPN2

31 WTBS-Atltanta
32 CNN
33 FOX Sports Midwest
34 The Golf Channel
35 WGN
36 OWN
37 Syfy
38 Discovery Channel
39 Nickelodeon
40 TV Food Network
41 Lifetime Movie Channel
42 Fox News Channel
43 Disney Channel
44 Animal Planet

45 The Learning Channel
46 Cartoon Network
47 Home & Garden TV
48 ABC Family Channel
49 VERSUS

50 Showtime**
51 Showtime TOO**
52 Showtime Showcase**
53 The Movie Channel
54 MSNBC
55 Turner Network TV
56 A&E
57 Lifetime Television
58 Turner Classic Movies
59 USA Networks
60 Comedy Central
61 History Channel

62 Great Amer Country
63 SpikeTV
64 Travel Channel
65 VH1
66 BET
67 MTV
68 AMC
69 Community Access
70 NFL Network
71 Altitude Sports
72 Big Ten Network

73 Univision
74 CMT
75 TV Land

76 iNDemand 1-Events
77 PlayboyTV/Fresh
78 iNDemand 4-Movies
79 Knowledge Net/GMC


$36.99 a month for century link cable for 64 channels.


no disney Only 1 PBS no food network not a fair comparison
post #9066 of 9543
Has anyone noticed the Tiling on TWC Lincoln?

They are aware of the problem, but state they don't get many complaints,,,Please, if you see Tiling (especially when viewing sports) report to TWC.

HH
post #9067 of 9543
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Originally Posted by JoelWNelson View Post


Keep in mind analog cable will NEVER be regarded as a viable option on a HDTV message board.

Bing!

Give that man an El Producto!
post #9068 of 9543
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Originally Posted by JoelWNelson View Post

CenturyLink opted to go with DirecTV rather than upgrade Qwest's Telechoice TV (analog cable) product to digital. Telechoice and the related tconl.com Internet was basically a test product in Phoenix, Denver, and Omaha. Here in Omaha, it was built in the Millard school district plus some neighborhoods west of 680 farther north. With analog cable basically at the end of its usefulness, there is no chance of any expansion of that service. All CenturyLink customers in Omaha have the option of bundling DirecTV for a discount; also, I'm hearing via sources I can't disclose that introducing "Prism" TV (like AT&T U-Verse) in fiber-upgraded areas is under consideration.

Keep in mind analog cable will NEVER be regarded as a viable option on a HDTV message board.

if they do Prism they should offer the whole city the cox would have competition
post #9069 of 9543
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Originally Posted by ajwees41 View Post

if they do Prism they should offer the whole city the cox would have competition

It should be available in all VDSL2/fiber-to-the-node upgraded areas. Areas still on 1.5 to 7 Mbps ADSL wouldn't be able to get it because it's an IP-based solution and requires ~10 Mbps bandwidth. Keep in mind no announcement has been made.
post #9070 of 9543
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Originally Posted by JoelWNelson View Post

It should be available in all VDSL2/fiber-to-the-node upgraded areas. Areas still on 1.5 to 7 Mbps ADSL wouldn't be able to get it because it's an IP-based solution and requires ~10 Mbps bandwidth. Keep in mind no announcement has been made.

but if they dd that should give cox some competition and have local service people which is important to some people
post #9071 of 9543
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Originally Posted by ajwees41 View Post

no disney Only 1 PBS no food network not a fair comparison

2 and 12 are PBS

disney is on 43

tv food network is on 40



btw: channels on Century Link basic lineup (that cox dont allow on basic lineup)


2 KBIN - PBS


26 truTV
29 ESPN Classic

36 OWN aka Oprah Winfrey Network
41 Lifetime Movie Channel

49 VERSUS
62 Great Amer Country

70 NFL Network
71 Altitude Sports
72 Big Ten Network




actually, I think Century Link needs to allow the whole city to have a chance to get their cable system.

some competition to the Cox Cable monoply is needed for the whole city of Omaha and also Council Bluffs and Sarpy County.
post #9072 of 9543
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Originally Posted by billiefan2000 View Post

2 and 12 are PBS

disney is on 43

tv food network is on 40



btw: channels on Century Link basic lineup (that cox dont allow on basic lineup)


2 KBIN - PBS


26 truTV
29 ESPN Classic

36 OWN aka Oprah Winfrey Network
41 Lifetime Movie Channel

49 VERSUS
62 Great Amer Country

70 NFL Network
71 Altitude Sports
72 Big Ten Network




actually, I think Century Link needs to allow the whole city to have a chance to get their cable system.

some competition to the Cox Cable monoply is needed for the whole city of Omaha and also Council Bluffs and Sarpy County.


I don't think cox as much as the channels chose where they ary cox had ESPN Classic on the expanded basic, but moved it it to digital do to contract with ESPN also all those plus more are on the digital while Century Link does not even have digital.
post #9073 of 9543
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Originally Posted by ajwees41 View Post

if they do Prism they should offer the whole city the cox would have competition

I agree with ajwees41. there needs to be competition in Omaha. Cox is a monoply in Omaha
post #9074 of 9543
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Originally Posted by billiefan2000 View Post


I agree with ajwees41. there needs to be competition in Omaha. Cox is a monoply in Omaha

Does anyone know if any city Omaha's size have more then one local cable provider?
post #9075 of 9543
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Originally Posted by ajwees41 View Post

Does anyone know if any city Omaha's size have more then one local cable provider?

Any market where AT&T has U-verse has multiple providers. That would include Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Kansas City, etc.
post #9076 of 9543
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Originally Posted by HuskerMike View Post

Any market where AT&T has U-verse has multiple providers. That would include Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Kansas City, etc.

what About areas that don't have AT&T U-Verse that are about the same size do they have more than one local cable provider?
post #9077 of 9543
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Originally Posted by ajwees41 View Post

what About areas that don't have AT&T U-Verse that are about the same size do they have more than one local cable provider?

Well, anyplace that has a telco that used their fiber optic bandwidth to go into video delivery has multiple providers. That would include Verizon and Qwest/CenturyLink. It takes an awful lot of infrastructure to deliver television, and nobody starts up without some sort of monopoly to ensure that they can recover their investment.
post #9078 of 9543
anyone with a Tivo Premiere able to view the Plus Pack channels? do you have to pay the $5 plus fee? do you need a POE filter?
post #9079 of 9543
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Originally Posted by ajwees41 View Post

what About areas that don't have AT&T U-Verse that are about the same size do they have more than one local cable provider?

Yes, lots of them. The problem isn't with a cableco holding a local monopoly, it's finding a second company who thinks they can make money in a specific area.

Many metropolitan areas have what is called a cable overbuilder. From Wiki:
Quote:


The Telecommunications Act of 1996 gave way for more competition to enter the cable TV market. Encouraged by this law a number of investors, led by local telephone companies, established competitive broadcast cable services in markets across the country. These entities became known in the industry as 'cable overbuilders,' meaning they would build new cable infrastructure into areas where there were existing cable systems.

The two largest cable overbuilders are Wide Open West (WOW) & RCN.

WOW is in metro areas of Chicago, Detroit, Cleveland, Columbus, Evansville, and with the recent acquisition of Knology (another cable overbuilder) they will add Lawrence, Athens, Huntsville, Lanett, Montgomery, Valley, Prattville, and Dothan in Alabama, Augusta, Columbus, and West Point in Georgia, Panama City and Pinellas County in Florida, Charleston in South Carolina, Knoxville in Tennessee, Rapid City, Sioux Falls, and Watertown in South Dakota.

RCN is in metro areas of Boston, Chicago, District of Columbia, Leigh Valley, New York City, and Philadelphia.

So as you can see, it's entirely possible for an area to have more than one cable company to choose from. All it takes is someone who thinks it's a good investment.
post #9080 of 9543
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Originally Posted by ajwees41 View Post

anyone with a Tivo Premiere able to view the Plus Pack channels? do you have to pay the $5 plus fee? do you need a POE filter?

Yes, I recently got a Tivo Premiere and asked for the plus pack. I subscribe to starz and received all of those channels. I subscribe to sports tier but it isn't authorizing me for DIY even though I should get it. I haven't called them to ask them to include it because it took 4 tries with online tech to get the cablecard to even work and I'm afraid if they try to get DIY working they'll mess up the Starz package.

Only received one bill since the switch so far. They didn't charge me for the plus pak but they did charge me $10 for the self install on the cablecard (I suppose because I was on the phone with them 4 times.) Annoying.
post #9081 of 9543
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Originally Posted by HDNewbie1028 View Post

I subscribe to sports tier but it isn't authorizing me for DIY even though I should get it.

I've been in the same boat since December - using a Hauppauge CableCard tuner on my HTPC, DIY HD has never worked for me. I even went into the store at 80th and Dodge, they said all of the correct codes are on my account, but I still don't get it.
post #9082 of 9543
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Originally Posted by jrfendrick View Post


I've been in the same boat since December - using a Hauppauge CableCard tuner on my HTPC, DIY HD has never worked for me. I even went into the store at 80th and Dodge, they said all of the correct codes are on my account, but I still don't get it.

And now for something completely random - my Tivo updated today and now 2 out of the 6 plus pack Starz channels don't work now. This is in addition to the DIY channel not working. I called Cox and they said all of the codes are right and there is nothing they can do without rolling a truck.

I don't want to pay for a truck roll but this is so frustrating. Rebooted the tivo 2x and even pulled and reseated the cable card with same results. I don't know for sure if this is a result of the tivo update or not. Hadn't had a chance to look at Starz for a while so they could have been out. I know they (Starz) all worked when I first got Cox to set them up.

Suggestions?
post #9083 of 9543
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Originally Posted by HDNewbie1028 View Post

And now for something completely random - my Tivo updated today and now 2 out of the 6 plus pack Starz channels don't work now. This is in addition to the DIY channel not working. I called Cox and they said all of the codes are right and there is nothing they can do without rolling a truck.

I don't want to pay for a truck roll but this is so frustrating. Rebooted the tivo 2x and even pulled and reseated the cable card with same results. I don't know for sure if this is a result of the tivo update or not. Hadn't had a chance to look at Starz for a while so they could have been out. I know they (Starz) all worked when I first got Cox to set them up.

Suggestions?

did you post on the tivo community forums http://www.tivocommunity.com/tivo-vb/index.php?


and tivo's face book page?
post #9084 of 9543
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Originally Posted by ajwees41 View Post


did you post on the tivo community forums http://www.tivocommunity.com/tivo-vb/index.php?

and tivo's face book page?

I haven't yet. Checked the channels about 1/2 hour ago and guess what? They're back. Very pixelated but back. Will see what tomorrow brings. Hadn't done a thing since the phone call to Cox so who knows what Cox did on their end.

Other interesting thing - the DIY channel no longer says "searching for signal" like it had been. Now it says "channel not authorized"

My money is on this whole thing is that it is a Cox problem rather than a tivo problem, but I may post anyway. Thanks for the link.
post #9085 of 9543
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Originally Posted by HDNewbie1028 View Post


I haven't yet. Checked the channels about 1/2 hour ago and guess what? They're back. Very pixelated but back. Will see what tomorrow brings. Hadn't done a thing since the phone call to Cox so who knows what Cox did on their end.

Other interesting thing - the DIY channel no longer says "searching for signal" like it had been. Now it says "channel not authorized"

My money is on this whole thing is that it is a Cox problem rather than a tivo problem, but I may post anyway. Thanks for the link.

Please keep us updated. Might be switching to TiVo soon and the extra hd are a big part if Omaha and or Cox changed something might wait so that can't blame the TiVo.
post #9086 of 9543
Total Digital Connection Bundle: Free Premium Discount any one have this bundle with Cox in Omaha? if you do have a tivo with a cable card and no box do you still get your free premium?
post #9087 of 9543
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Originally Posted by ajwees41 View Post

Total Digital Connection Bundle: Free Premium Discount any one have this bundle with Cox in Omaha? if you do have a tivo with a cable card and no box do you still get your free premium?

Yes I have the bundle and I get the Starz package free.

Also - the two Starz channels I've been having issues with are still giving me grief. They are heavily pixelated during the day but get clearer in the evening and are completely clear (for the most part) after 10 pm. The other plus pak Starz channels are clear as a bell.

You'll like the Tivo - only thing I miss is the on screen caller id feature. You don't get that with the cable card.

Oh and one more thing - not long after I had my tivo hooked up Cox ran a free preview weekend for epix. Even though it was supposed to be unscrambled on the cable cards they didn't do it on mine. My other HD receivers had the channel unscrambled. I didn't call them about it but something to watch for in the future. Cox announced an HBO free weekend for June - will be interesting to see if they're open on the cable card.
post #9088 of 9543
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Originally Posted by HDNewbie1028 View Post

Yes I have the bundle and I get the Starz package free.

Also - the two Starz channels I've been having issues with are still giving me grief. They are heavily pixelated during the day but get clearer in the evening and are completely clear (for the most part) after 10 pm. The other plus pak Starz channels are clear as a bell.

You'll like the Tivo - only thing I miss is the on screen caller id feature. You don't get that with the cable card.

Oh and one more thing - not long after I had my tivo hooked up Cox ran a free preview weekend for epix. Even though it was supposed to be unscrambled on the cable cards they didn't do it on mine. My other HD receivers had the channel unscrambled. I didn't call them about it but something to watch for in the future. Cox announced an HBO free weekend for June - will be interesting to see if they're open on the cable card.

well since we have Epix and get HBO free shouldn't be a problem lol. Have you tried posting on facebook about no access to the free previews for cable card users. I got it more for the extra HD since they(Cox) has as of yet no plans to offer the extra HD via 1Ghz Motorola hardware.

I wonder if your problem is signal related on the starz channels also are you able to view the HD feed of DIY if you have the right package?


another reason cox customers are smarter than cox customer service.

did you pick up the cards or have cox ship them? f shipped how much was shipping?what's your bill like does Omaha charge a gateway fee for cable card users, or should the only changes we see be the difference between the rented boxes and cable card fee?
post #9089 of 9543
looks like Cox Omaha is going to use the whole home dvr remote for every box per an email. Glad I got my tivo's ordered.
post #9090 of 9543
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Originally Posted by ajwees41 View Post


well since we have Epix and get HBO free shouldn't be a problem lol. Have you tried posting on facebook about no access to the free previews for cable card users. I got it more for the extra HD since they(Cox) has as of yet no plans to offer the extra HD via 1Ghz Motorola hardware.

I wonder if your problem is signal related on the starz channels also are you able to view the HD feed of DIY if you have the right package?

another reason cox customers are smarter than cox customer service.

did you pick up the cards or have cox ship them? f shipped how much was shipping?what's your bill like does Omaha charge a gateway fee for cable card users, or should the only changes we see be the difference between the rented boxes and cable card fee?

I live in West O so I went to the Village Pointe store and picked up a red M card. No tuning adapter needed. I called first to make sire they had one in stock and had them put my name on it.

I have to pay my bill tonight so I'll look it over and see if they charge d me for the plus pack. They didn't last month although be prepared for a $10 self install fee. Ridiculous.

The tivo has a signal strength meter on it. All of my channels, imcluding 4 of 6 starz channels register at 70 or above. The two that are the problem children are less than 30. I have a splitter on there so I might take that off and see if I get a stronger signal.

I have the sports tier and I get SD DIY but nothing with HD DIY. And Cox tells me the code is set up right so they don't know why it doesn't work. Someone else said they run an HTPC set up and they can't get HD DIY and Cox fed them the same story so its not a tivo issue.
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