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post #5971 of 9179
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Originally Posted by gvc View Post

Channels 719, 729, 734, 739 show the HD on Demand message. My guess is that these are channel numbers reserved for other future HD channels?

I would think NFL Network HD and the CW network are two of them.....CW would probably be on 734. Just guessing.
post #5972 of 9179
Multistream cablecard update:

Quite possibly the easiest and quickest CableCard installation I've heard of. The guy was done in 10 minutes. Took out the two Scards, put in the Mcard, emailed in the numbers to Cox HQ, got an email back in a few minutes saying it was provisioned and it worked fine.

I'm floored Cox was able to provide a flawless experience this time around (as opposed to Saturday morning when the guy came out without any Mcards).
post #5973 of 9179
I went to the channel last night and the movies were available to order, didn't feel like wasting the $5.95 just to test it out.

(if you were being sarcastic, sorry, it's been a long day)

post #5974 of 9179
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Originally Posted by antoine62 View Post

I went to the channel last night and the movies were available to order, didn't feel like wasting the $5.95 just to test it out.

(if you were being sarcastic, sorry, it's been a long day)


I wasn't being sarcastic, but I did find out that HDOD is now available, just not to me. Apparently, my box didn't take the update because when I go to any of the HDOD channels it says "no data available". Not a big deal for me, though. I never buy PPV's anyway, HD or not.
post #5975 of 9179
I've been experiencing a very annoying audio issue over 33.1 lately that I can only describe as a very loud static/snow sound. It's so loud it actually makes everyone in the room jump in their seats. This is happening via their OTA feed through a D* hr20-100. It's been happening for 3 weeks straight now when I watch Reaper. I don't know if it happens at other times since in the only show that is watched on that channel.

Anyone else experiencing this?
post #5976 of 9179
D* has placed a ton of full page ads in today's USA today paper touting their new status as king of the HD hill in tvland. This is their first major ad blitz since the addition of the new HD channels. Cox and the like should begin to feel more heat to add more channels, but there's no way they can even come close to matching what D* has done. I guess I'll go ahead and dump CoxHD in favor of D*.
post #5977 of 9179
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Originally Posted by VegasFlyby View Post

I've been experiencing a very annoying audio issue over 33.1 lately that I can only describe as a very loud static/snow sound. It's so loud it actually makes everyone in the room jump in their seats. This is happening via their OTA feed through a D* hr20-100. It's been happening for 3 weeks straight now when I watch Reaper. I don't know if it happens at other times since in the only show that is watched on that channel.

Anyone else experiencing this?


Happens here too. ALso during Smallville. Usually about 2-3 times in any given 1 hour episode. Its like a loud pop, with a 1/2 second loud static hiss, then a second of muffled voice, then all returns to normal. OTA 33-1 on a DTV HR20-700.
post #5978 of 9179
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Originally Posted by gvc View Post

D* has placed a ton of full page ads in today's USA today paper touting their new status as king of the HD hill in tvland. This is their first major ad blitz since the addition of the new HD channels. Cox and the like should begin to feel more heat to add more channels, but there's no way they can even come close to matching what D* has done. I guess I'll go ahead and dump CoxHD in favor of D*.

I saw their commercial as well - a gigantic satellite in space. Though the satellite had a spoiler on it. Why would something in space need extra downforce? Theres no air!!
post #5979 of 9179
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Originally Posted by Killi View Post

Happens here too. ALso during Smallville. Usually about 2-3 times in any given 1 hour episode. Its like a loud pop, with a 1/2 second loud static hiss, then a second of muffled voice, then all returns to normal. OTA 33-1 on a DTV HR20-700.

Thanks....I'm in contact with the engineer and he's trying to find out what's going on.
post #5980 of 9179
Is anyone actually getting true high-def on Natl. Geo HD and History Channel HD on Cox? Seems to me every program is just a 4:3 image stretched.

And what's the deal with TNT-HD? Some movies are true high-def -- like I watched PATRIOT recently and it was the real deal -- but many others are 4:3 standard-def stretched --like SEVEN the other night.

Huh?
post #5981 of 9179
While you are correct about the bulk of History HD's programming, Nat Geo HD is mostly real HD. If it's not, you will see the sidebars. They have been producing almost everything in HD for over two years. History HD unfortunately stretches SD 4:3 content to fill the screen at all times. But if you look on the digital guide, it will show what shows are real HD and which are not. You will see that the majority are not on History HD. A&E, TBS and TNT also stretch.

For a comprehensive list of HD channels and whether they stretch or crop the image, check out this list:

http://digitalcaffeine.com/hd/
post #5982 of 9179
Be aware: as of this writing, guide data for Cox is shifted up an hour for all programs next Sunday. Surely it will be corrected before then. dont know if it will affect DVR programs set up for "all episodes"
post #5983 of 9179
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Originally Posted by gvc View Post

Be aware: as of this writing, guide data for Cox is shifted up an hour for all programs next Sunday. Surely it will be corrected before then. dont know if it will affect DVR programs set up for "all episodes"

That's because the idiots at Cox think that Daylight Savings Time is ending this weekend. But it isn't. Congress has moved the date to the first Sunday in November. So it won't change until 2 AM on Nov 4th.
Typical of Cox---Right on the ball!!
post #5984 of 9179
Any other Cox customers notice that the audio on TNT-HD is out of sync? Whenever I've watched the channel the last couple days, all programming is about 1 second out of sync. Weird!

This only happens with TNT-HD, all other channels are fine.
post #5985 of 9179
that is a constant problem i have noticed it since getting COX HD. i try to ignore it sometimes, but it drives me crazy. if i watch for too long and switch channels, i think all of the audio is out of sync (it isn't). originally, i called COX, but they gave me the typical--we can update your box and that will fix the problem, i said thanks, but no thanks.
post #5986 of 9179
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Originally Posted by gvc View Post

Be aware: as of this writing, guide data for Cox is shifted up an hour for all programs next Sunday. Surely it will be corrected before then. dont know if it will affect DVR programs set up for "all episodes"

Well, its Tuesday and guide time data for next week still not fixed...Sunday and Monday data showing all shows one hour earlier than actual. I cant believe they dont know about this.
post #5987 of 9179
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Originally Posted by gvc View Post

Well, its Tuesday and guide time data for next week still not fixed...Sunday and Monday data showing all shows one hour earlier than actual. I cant believe they dont know about this.

I explained why this is happening in post #5991.
Cox just doesn't CARE!!
post #5988 of 9179
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Originally Posted by gvc View Post

Well, its Tuesday and guide time data for next week still not fixed...Sunday and Monday data showing all shows one hour earlier than actual. I cant believe they dont know about this.

We went over this in March didn't we?

There is a patch to fix this, but Cox LV hasn't rolled it out yet for reasons unknown.
post #5989 of 9179
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Originally Posted by gvc View Post

Channels 719, 729, 734, 739 show the HD on Demand message. My guess is that these are channel numbers reserved for other future HD channels?

Any update on these? (Too bad Cox doesn't use their semi-standard numbering of HD channel = 700+analog channel here)
post #5990 of 9179
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Originally Posted by doormat View Post

We went over this in March didn't we?

There is a patch to fix this, but Cox LV hasn't rolled it out yet for reasons unknown.

Wed. morning and still no guide time data fix for next week. I even called yesterday to tell the nice people at Cox about the problem. The lady told me all that stuff was handled by the Atlanta Corporate offices. Basically told me "not my problem" ..
post #5991 of 9179
OK, finally, thursday morning and all guide time data fixed for next week. Now ...what will happen when the time REALLY changes on the 4th??
post #5992 of 9179
FYI, If you hate Joe Buck's announcing, you can hear the Denver broadcast on KOA 850 AM after sunset thanks to the wonders of nighttime AM propagation.
post #5993 of 9179
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Originally Posted by GeorgeLV View Post

FYI, If you hate Joe Buck's announcing, you can hear the Denver broadcast on KOA 850 AM after sunset thanks to the wonders of nighttime AM propagation.


Nice picture for Fox HD. A shame they feel compelled to keep going to the minister of misinformation known as Joe Buck. Joe should thank his lucky stars that he gets to ride the coattails of his dad who was truly a joy to listen to. This acorn fell FAR away from the tree evidently.
post #5994 of 9179
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Originally Posted by GeorgeLV View Post

FYI, If you hate Joe Buck's announcing, you can hear the Denver broadcast on KOA 850 AM after sunset thanks to the wonders of nighttime AM propagation.

...or you could listen to it on the internet thanks to the wonders of modern technology.
post #5995 of 9179
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Originally Posted by bruin95 View Post

...or you could listen to it on the internet thanks to the wonders of modern technology.


Yes, one of the best workarounds for alternate audio is to subscribe to MLB's Gameday Audio package. One of the few things that MLB has done right for its fans as a whole (no blackouts!). I've experienced that slight adjustments involving delaying the broadcast via your DVR will be needed to sync up the internet audio with the Fox broadcast.
post #5996 of 9179
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Originally Posted by JoustGod View Post

Nice picture for Fox HD. A shame they feel compelled to keep going to the minister of misinformation known as Joe Buck. Joe should thank his lucky stars that he gets to ride the coattails of his dad who was truly a joy to listen to. This acorn fell FAR away from the tree evidently.

funny..I don't mind him nearly as much as Tim McCarver... but I can't stand John Miller and Joe Morgan either...

I wish Vin Scully was still young....

-b
post #5997 of 9179
I am a Center Ice subscriber and last night I was looking forward to watching the Buffalo-Florida game. However, the page that listed which game was on which channel, indicated that the game was on NHL Net rather than Center Ice. I could not find this channel in the Cox lineup.

Does anyone know whether we will be getting this channel? I'm sure I can get a more accurate answer from the knowledgable people on this board as opposed to calling Cox.

Thanks,

Hask
post #5998 of 9179
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Originally Posted by hask View Post

I am a Center Ice subscriber and last night I was looking forward to watching the Buffalo-Florida game. However, the page that listed which game was on which channel, indicated that the game was on NHL Net rather than Center Ice. I could not find this channel in the Cox lineup.

Does anyone know whether we will be getting this channel? I'm sure I can get a more accurate answer from the knowledgable people on this board as opposed to calling Cox.

Thanks,

Hask

I doubt it's coming anytime soon. If you're a hockey fan you ought to subscribe to satellite since Cox doesn't carry many of the channels with hockey content at all and what they do carry is SD only.

NHL Network: DirecTV 215 (HD), Dish 403 (HD), Cox DOES NOT CARRY
HDNet: DirecTV 79 (HD), Dish 9422 (HD), Cox DOES NOT CARRY
Versus: DirecTV 604 (HD), Dish 9468 (HD), Cox 67 (SD Only)
FSN West: DirecTV 652 (HD), Dish 367 (HD), Cox 49 (SD Only)
Prime Ticket: DirecTV 653 (HD), Dish 361 (HD), Cox 50 (SD Only)

And of course Center Ice has several channels of HD on DirecTV and Dish.
post #5999 of 9179
A Strange occurence today. I wonder if anyone else noticed this?
I own a digital clock, which hangs on the wall, is never touched and which receives its time signal from an observatory in Colorado. That clock is accurate to within 1/64 of a second.
My Cox Cable box also displays the time, and usually the two devices are ABSOLUTELY IN SYNC.
When I awoke early this morning, I noticed that the Cable Box was EXACTLY one minute behind the Atomic Clock. This is not an earth shaking event, but it did puzzle me.
Every so often throughout the day (watching football and the WS) I would glance up at each device and the Box was STILL one minute behind the Atomic Clock.
But Lo and Behold at EXACTLY 12:13AM this morning (Sunday) the Cable Box "caught up with" the Atomic Clock. Can anybody explain this? Or is it just another example of the exemplary dependable service provided by the good folks at Cox? (cough-cough).
post #6000 of 9179
Proof positive that COX is behind the times!
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