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post #14911 of 15283
I noticed that 28-2 is still showing up (My TV automatically deleted 48-2) even though TheCOOLTV was dropped. Guide data is still there.
post #14912 of 15283
My TV automatically removed 28-2 as well, a week or two ago.
post #14913 of 15283
Hi,

I am trying to sign up for a TWC bundle with digital tv and Extreme internet (30/5). I am planning to purchase my own Tivo Premiere and use a cablecard. However, the TimeWarner Sales Rep (via TWC Online Sales chat) is saying I need a cable box in order to subscribe to the digital tv lineup. The reps (I have chatted with two) insists I can only get the basic and standard tv package when using a cablecard + tuning adapter.

My original assumption (after doing research) was that with a cablecard and tuning adapter (for switched digital video) I would be able to access all the channels provided by the digital tv lineup with the exception of features such as VideoOnDemand, PayPerView (which I can order over the phone) and the EPG.

Are the TWC Sales reps correct? That sounds to me like it would be in violation of the FCC guidelines regarding cablecards.

Thanks in advance for any assistance provided.
post #14914 of 15283
I just installed my HDHomeRun dual tuner version on a computer I just built, I've had it installed/setup on two other computers for the past couple of months, and when I did a channel scan it picked up 45.1 and 45.2 channels out of Greensboro. I have never gotten these channels on either of my Panasonic or LG tvs. The signal must be just right at the moment to pick these up. What's strange is that I didn't get 2.1, 2.2, 8.1, or 8.2 which I get on the Panasonic on a regular basis but not always on the LG. The HDHomeRun is hooked to the same cable as the LG tv with a splitter. So I did a channel scan on my LG to see if I got the same thing and I got the same channels as the HDHomeRun so maybe the signal is better at night than during the day.
post #14915 of 15283
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Originally Posted by VashDaStampede View Post

I am trying to sign up for a TWC bundle with digital tv and Extreme internet (30/5). I am planning to purchase my own Tivo Premiere and use a cablecard. However, the TimeWarner Sales Rep (via TWC Online Sales chat) is saying I need a cable box in order to subscribe to the digital tv lineup. The reps (I have chatted with two) insists I can only get the basic and standard tv package when using a cablecard + tuning adapter.
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Are the TWC Sales reps correct?

No, they are not. I have roughly the same thing as you now (digital cable w/cablecard in a Tivo HD, sports pass, & 30/5). Whether the online sales rep understands how to enter that into their system may be another matter - I've had this for 3+ years at this point.
post #14916 of 15283
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Originally Posted by toadfannc View Post

Anyone else getting "Unavailable, please try again" with NFL Network and Red Zone (ch #1498-1499)? This has been the case for me since about 10p last night. Before that, everything was fine. Called TWC tech support and they said that this is intentional. Said that the "official launch" is 12p today-- and that both channels will be back on line then. Seems fishy to me. I've been watching the NFLN since it came up on Friday. Told the CSR that and he said that the "some servers" had it up but it's now down system wide until official launch. Huh?

Working fine in southeastern NC
post #14917 of 15283
Thanks Splat! I ended up getting 2 cable boxes (1 HD DVR/ 1 regular HD) due to misinformation from both the online sales chat and the phone rep that I spoke to. Luckily, both boxes are being provided "free of charge"...presumably for at least 1 year. Will know for sure once the first bill arrives. Incorrect information from TWC cost me to lose out on the recent Tivo promotion that ended the 24th....but no big deal.

I am starting to learn why people prefer DirecTV...

Again, thanks for your response Splat!
post #14918 of 15283
Directv adds Ch 47 ION in HD.


All locals now in HD.
post #14919 of 15283
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Originally Posted by jamieh1 View Post

Directv adds Ch 47 ION in HD.
All locals now in HD.
Are they remapping the national feed to "Channel 47" in thr Raleigh market or is it the local ION station. I've noticed that our local ION station in SE VA was running different informercials than the national feed...
post #14920 of 15283
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Originally Posted by VARTV View Post

Are they remapping the national feed to "Channel 47" in thr Raleigh market or is it the local ION station. I've noticed that our local ION station in SE VA was running different informercials than the national feed...

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Originally Posted by jamieh1 View Post

Directv adds Ch 47 ION in HD.
All locals now in HD.
Just looked on my DirecTV channel list. It has "A3 Norfolk 49 ION (Virt)." For us, they are just remapping the national feed for the Norfolk market...
post #14921 of 15283
Says A3 Raleigh ION (virt)

appears to be remap
post #14922 of 15283
Good Saturday everyone,

Those with TIme warner, did you lose a lot of the sports channels like Pac 12 HD, Big Ten, CBS Sports, Fox Sports Atlantic off your HD package? I have banners saying pay $6.00 to add 20 channels on those and more I don't normally watch.
post #14923 of 15283
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Originally Posted by jspENC View Post

Good Saturday everyone,
Those with TIme warner, did you lose a lot of the sports channels like Pac 12 HD, Big Ten, CBS Sports, Fox Sports Atlantic off your HD package? I have banners saying pay $6.00 to add 20 channels on those and more I don't normally watch.

Those channels have been on the Sports Tier for a long time. Sounds like you were lucky and just happened to be getting the sports tier for free. With the addition of Red Zone to that package, Time Warner has probably been auditing accounts and making sure that people are getting the Sports Tier for free.
post #14924 of 15283
First thing I did was check with a neighbor, and they too had the channels all the while like me, and then they just vanished. However, yesterday, I did get some of them back. I don't get it. I thought when I bought the HD package, that those were included, and it even indicates so on my channel list for my area.
post #14925 of 15283
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Originally Posted by jspENC View Post

First thing I did was check with a neighbor, and they too had the channels all the while like me, and then they just vanished. However, yesterday, I did get some of them back. I don't get it. I thought when I bought the HD package, that those were included, and it even indicates so on my channel list for my area.

Nope, the sports pass is addition to the Digital package. It shows up on the channel list as in HD but it is not included in the digital package. If you sort the channel list on Time Warner's website by package, you will see that those channels are not listed in the digital package. You can find out more about the sports pass here.

http://www.timewarnercable.com/en/residential-home/tv/premiums/sports/sports-pass.html
post #14926 of 15283
DIRECTV CUSTOMERS

Directv has Hurricane Sandy info channel up on Ch 325/349

Local coverage from the affected areas in the North East.
post #14927 of 15283
Ever since Sandy passed, I have not seen WRAZ and WRAL. WRAL was my fourth-strongest signal until then, now, i get just a few pixelated blips. All other channels come in normally for me. Was/is there an issue?
post #14928 of 15283
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Originally Posted by ejb1980 View Post

Ever since Sandy passed, I have not seen WRAZ and WRAL. WRAL was my fourth-strongest signal until then, now, i get just a few pixelated blips. All other channels come in normally for me. Was/is there an issue?

Did you lose the leaves on your trees about then? It is possible you were getting a signal due to leaves reflecting it in. I have had this happen before too.
post #14929 of 15283
WRAL has a statement up saying that WRAL and WRAZ s contract is up at end of December with Directv, Lets hope they get a deal done.
post #14930 of 15283
The past two winters, the leaves were not an issue. The antenna hasn't moved in over two years!
post #14931 of 15283
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Originally Posted by tarheelone View Post

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Originally Posted by jspENC View Post

First thing I did was check with a neighbor, and they too had the channels all the while like me, and then they just vanished. However, yesterday, I did get some of them back. I don't get it. I thought when I bought the HD package, that those were included, and it even indicates so on my channel list for my area.

Nope, the sports pass is addition to the Digital package. It shows up on the channel list as in HD but it is not included in the digital package. If you sort the channel list on Time Warner's website by package, you will see that those channels are not listed in the digital package. You can find out more about the sports pass here.

http://www.timewarnercable.com/en/residential-home/tv/premiums/sports/sports-pass.html

 

 

The Channel Lineup page at that TWC site is the most useless thing I've seen in a long while.Filter by package, it says, and then there are zillions of packages shown.

 

It even has disclaimers that say that it might not be possible to subscribe to all of the listed packages.

 

TWC needs to simplify its subscription levels.

That much complexity is enough to make a person long for the simplicity of OTA.

post #14932 of 15283
I agree veedon. Apparently it even confuses their employees. Also the software they use for the on-screen guides tends to get fouled up about twice a week for me and I have to re-boot the stupid box or it freezes up and is as slow as pouring ketchup from a bottle. (for lack of better term)rolleyes.gif
post #14933 of 15283
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Originally Posted by jspENC View Post

I agree veedon. Apparently it even confuses their employees. Also the software they use for the on-screen guides tends to get fouled up about twice a week for me and I have to re-boot the stupid box or it freezes up and is as slow as pouring ketchup from a bottle. (for lack of better term)rolleyes.gif

 

Slower than molasses in January?

I wouldn't know. I've never had digital cable. Just analog.

post #14934 of 15283
hoping someone can help me. I just put together a htpc with one of my cards being a hauppuage clearqam card. I signed up for time warner digital cable, but am having trouble getting the card to pick up all the clear qam channels. specifically the hd channels for nbc, abc, & the cw. i tried the link on the op's orignal post that shows durham's clear qam channels, but the info there didn't seem to help with these channels. any help would be appreciated. thanks.
post #14935 of 15283
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Originally Posted by Ring30 View Post

hoping someone can help me. I just put together a htpc with one of my cards being a hauppuage clearqam card. I signed up for time warner digital cable, but am having trouble getting the card to pick up all the clear qam channels. specifically the hd channels for nbc, abc, & the cw. i tried the link on the op's orignal post that shows durham's clear qam channels, but the info there didn't seem to help with these channels. any help would be appreciated. thanks.

 

 

They move the QAM channel numbers around a lot.

Last I knew, TWC assigned most of the local stations to QAM channels 77 through 79, 84 through 87, and 99.

(There is no rhyme or reason to it, and TWC has horrible customer service,so good luck getting them to tell you the channel numbers.)

But I have never been able to get PBS (WUNC) via clear QAM during a channel scan, so that channel number remains a mystery.

post #14936 of 15283
I just ran a channel scan on my Samsung DTB260F - got the same channels I've been getting - everything local except WTVD
post #14937 of 15283
WTVD is 87.7 on QAM for me. Sadly, it is not HD.
post #14938 of 15283
Scooper: what qam channels are the hd ABC, NBC & CW stations on?
thanks

Veedon: I actually get the PBD in HD. I'll have to let you know the channel # when I get back in front of my htpc. But, IIRC, it's 4.1 like it shows in the op's link to Durham's QAm list.
post #14939 of 15283
Try this and see if it helps... http://www.silicondust.com/support/channels/

Put in your zip code.
post #14940 of 15283
My Samsung automatically maps them to their OTA channel number, and I don't have any other tuners hooked to the cable at this moment (I use OTA/ Dish primarily).
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