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post #9061 of 9176
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Originally Posted by TheNatural View Post

I have a TivoHD with a tuning adapter. If Charles O is right it sounds like I'm going to to need to upgrade.

The TiVoHD and all Series 3 TiVos, cannot display MPEG4/H.264 channels. The TiVoHD most likely has the hardware capabilities, but TiVo chose not to update the SW. Even the Series 4 Premieres needed a SW update after Cox launched the MPEG4/H.264 channels, they also were not capable of displaying Copy Protected H.264 channels until May 2012.

Premieres and Roamios work fine now with the Contour (formerly Plus Pak) MPEG4/H.264 channels.

Cox CableCARD and Retail Devices - The link is a little outdated but lists which devices cannot access the Plus Pak

Also, the Intel Core i3/5/7 and their integrated Intel GPU HD Graphics cannot display Copy Protected H.264 channels in WMC 7.
(I'm not sure about 3rd Gen Intel Core i CPUs though, 1st and 2nd Gen will not work without a dedicated graphics card in WMC 7.)
post #9062 of 9176
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Originally Posted by Bryan_CoxPHX View Post

Also, the Intel Core i3/5/7 and their integrated Intel GPU HD Graphics cannot display Copy Protected H.264 channels in WMC 7.
(I'm not sure about 3rd Gen Intel Core i CPUs though, 1st and 2nd Gen will not work without a dedicated graphics card in WMC 7.)

I am running windows 7 wmc with a second gen intel core i3 cpu and I can use the plus pack channels just fine.
post #9063 of 9176
Watching this thread as a new PrismTV subscriber and longtime resident of Las Vegas.

Liking the Motorola VIP1232 DVR, and liking even more NOT using Cox Friggin' Cable, who has possibly the worst customer service in all of subscription TV.
Edited by BenCartwright - 12/8/13 at 5:41pm
post #9064 of 9176
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Originally Posted by BenCartwright View Post

Watching this thread as a new PrismTV subscriber and longtime resident of Las Vegas.

Liking the Motorola VIP1232 DVR, and liking even more NOT using Cox Friggin' Cable, who has possibly the worst customer service in all of subscription TV.

I looked into getting Prism. I went down to one of the stores, checked it out, and decided to get it. I went through all the stuff to set everything up for them to come and install it, only to be told it's not available in my area. Say what? I thought Prism was available to all in Las Vegas. Apparently not. I live at the Lakes (near Summerlin) and was told my address was not available for service. The store is located in Summerlin, too. rolleyes.gif
post #9065 of 9176
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Originally Posted by bruin95 View Post

I looked into getting Prism... I live at the Lakes (near Summerlin) and was told my address was not available for service. The store is located in Summerlin, too.:

Like with most subscription TV services, the first few people you talk to aren't always as knowledgeable as you need.

For PrismTV service in your neighborhood, there must be fiber optic signal service to your neighborhood 'node.' I pestered the local office for 4 months to install it to my condo complex, and even though one building was already being used as a 'test' building, my building wasn't listed as available. With persistence, I was finally able to connect with a tech who said that if one building has it, fiber must already be in nearby. This prompted them to update their service map, and I got service.

Bug 'em, politely but often. If there's not already fiber in your neighborhood, in that area it must only be that not enough people have requested it. All CaTV and CenturyLink wiring is is in underground conduits in Summerlin, and I'd bet a shlub shlammich they'd pull fiber through those conduits for you if motivated. Their service and their DVR layout are worth it.
post #9066 of 9176
So I went to the Prism website and put in my address. It does say that it's not available to me. I decided to put in neighboring addresses, about a block or two away, and they all came up good. Not sure why everyone around me can get Prism, but I can't.
post #9067 of 9176
If your neighbors show active or available, your address likely is too. Par for the course for telecom companies seems to be that the left hand doesn't know what the right hand can do. The difference between the worst of them like Cox and the better of them like Prism is their willingness to get to the bottom of the problems. CL/Prism is worth the extra effort IMO.

Call 'em back and let 'em know what you found.
post #9068 of 9176
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Originally Posted by BenCartwright View Post

If your neighbors show active or available, your address likely is too. Par for the course for telecom companies seems to be that the left hand doesn't know what the right hand can do. The difference between the worst of them like Cox and the better of them like Prism is their willingness to get to the bottom of the problems. CL/Prism is worth the extra effort IMO.

Call 'em back and let 'em know what you found.

Well, it seems that the reason I can't get it while others around me can is that those other addresses are all single family houses, and I live in a condo. My cul-de-sac is not "wired" for Prism service and, apparently, Century Link has no immediate plans to do so. The whole thing sounds fishy to me.
post #9069 of 9176
How far are you from the nearest single family home? Unless you're more than 200-300 ft, I'd bet you're within service limits. The tech who installed my 2 units was sharp, and he gave me his cell #. When you reply back with a distance, I'll call him and ask what he knows.
post #9070 of 9176
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Originally Posted by BenCartwright View Post

How far are you from the nearest single family home? Unless you're more than 200-300 ft, I'd bet you're within service limits. The tech who installed my 2 units was sharp, and he gave me his cell #. When you reply back with a distance, I'll call him and ask what he knows.

My unit is about half way into the cul-de-sac, about 500 feet from the main street where you would enter from. Across that street is a wall with houses on the other side. That's about another 300 feet. All those addresses come up good. Now, there are units that are right at the street. So those are about 300 feet from the houses. Every address on my cul-de-sac comes up with no service.
post #9071 of 9176
What is your internet speed and how many HD feeds do you have? I had Century Link Prism for two years and had 10MBIT download and two HD feeds.
post #9072 of 9176
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Originally Posted by mark613 View Post

What is your internet speed and how many HD feeds do you have? I had Century Link Prism for two years and had 10MBIT download and two HD feeds.

I'm getting 65mbps down and 15mbps up. Not sure what you mean by how many HD feeds I have.
post #9073 of 9176
How many HD programs can you record at one time? wWhen I had Prism I could only record and or watch two at a time. Also, my download speed was only 10 mbits down and a disgusting 768 kb up. I finally gave up after two years and went back to Cox. I now can record up to six shows at one time and my internet speed is 150 mbits down and 30 mbits up. In 2014 the speed will be up to 1 gig down. I really dont need that though. If your hsppy with CL that is great. They screwed with me and lied at the same time.
post #9074 of 9176
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Originally Posted by mark613 View Post

How many HD programs can you record at one time? wWhen I had Prism I could only record and or watch two at a time. Also, my download speed was only 10 mbits down and a disgusting 768 kb up. I finally gave up after two years and went back to Cox. I now can record up to six shows at one time and my internet speed is 150 mbits down and 30 mbits up. In 2014 the speed will be up to 1 gig down. I really dont need that though. If your hsppy with CL that is great. They screwed with me and lied at the same time.

I'm really not sure why you're asking me this since I DO NOT have Prism.
post #9075 of 9176
Sorry about that. I replied to a post about Prism and somehow it appeared under a post of yours.
post #9076 of 9176
History of Televison (HOT) on KNBX 31.3 and simulcast 31.4 is quiet (in the black) this morning.

The network was spotted Tuesday, but disappeared again soon after. It looks like the signal on 31.3 is the problem, as 31.4 seems to be attempting to feed the blank signal on their 31.4 sub-channel.
Edited by rdvegas - 12/19/13 at 7:17am
post #9077 of 9176
Saturday morning finds that the psip for KLSV 50.1 (Jewelry TV) has vanished, leaving only infomercials on 50.3. Towards the low end of the tv dial finds that KEEN 17.7 (Video-1) is still quiet.

By the end of the day, TUFF on KHMP 18.4 went into hiding.

Movies! on KLAS 8.3 has joined the missing this evening.

TUFF returned mid-morning Sunday to KHMP 18.4, while Movies! returned to KLAS 8.3 mid-afternoon Sunday.

While the service of Jewelry TV is missing from KLSV 50.1 this weekend, I did notice that the last psip for 50.1 no longer reads "LATV Feed" but instead reads"KLSV".

The SOI network was yanked from KBLR 39.3 eleven months ago this week. Yet that psip continues to read "SOI" as well as containing current SOI program information.
Edited by rdvegas - 12/22/13 at 2:40pm
post #9078 of 9176
I have had prism for two years only on one TV the rest i use antenna. I have prism internet . im very happy. I had COX but customer service was crap and I saved money. got more channels and most important got more local channels . I really felt like a sucker with COX . And i couldn't stand to be a COX sucker paying more for less.
post #9079 of 9176
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Originally Posted by BMillervegas View Post

I have had prism for two years only on one TV the rest i use antenna. I have prism internet . im very happy. I had COX but customer service was crap

I'm hearing the same thing about Prism's customer service. Almost every review I've read about Prism includes complaints about how horrible their CS is.
post #9080 of 9176
According to usually reliable RabbitEars.info, KHMP 18.3 Las Vegas is becoming an affiliate of Family Net. That sub-channel has been a simulcast most of the time of the KHMP 18.2 America One service, but has aired their own infomercials and networl commercials rather than local commercials during A-1 breas.

The Luken Communications My Family Net on KGNG 47.6 is morphing their name, rumor has it, to Family. The new network on KHMP is expected to be a different network than that aired on KGNG. This comes after the partner Luken had teamed with for My Family Netwwork split ways and is venturing out on their own.
post #9081 of 9176
At 5 am, Almavision on KEGS 30.2 is sidelined by a Dish network error message.

Hispanic LATV on KINC 15.2 is missing, and being replaced by English language Liquidation Channel this morning. Something afoot? A very pixelated LATV returned at 6 am.

KLSV 50.1 Jewelry TV is still missing, as is Video-1 on KEEN 17.7. Analog KGHD channel 6 is still gone and not yet converted to digital. KVTE analog 35 is inching closer to their broadcast it or lose it status with the FCC. Status of KGNG on digital channel 26 is still in the works, while their analog on channel 47 counts down to the analog shut-down next year.

Beautiful colorbars continue to search for viewers on KEGS 30.1, KNBX 31.1, and KBLR 39.3. Senseless simulcasts of the Walk KNBX 31.2 continues on KGNG 47.8, HOT KNBX 31.3 on 31.4, KTNV 13.1 on 13.2, and A-1 KHMP 18.2 on 18.3. Although 18.2 does often air different infomercials from 18.3, and different commercials during local network breaks. Occasional material from TUFF KHMP 18.4 even simulcasts on 18.2 now and then. Meanwhile, Titan listings are almost always in error for KHMP.
Edited by rdvegas - 12/27/13 at 6:02am
post #9082 of 9176
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Originally Posted by rdvegas View Post

Hispanic LATV on KINC 15.2 is missing, and being replaced by English language Liquidation Channel this morning. Something afoot? A very pixelated LATV returned at 6 am.

I think what we're seeing here (it seems to be so in Phoenix and other places with LATV as well) is that we're getting exactly what LATV is sending out. The mother ship, KJLA, seems to be running a lot of infomercials; I wonder if LATV is falling on hard times? Just speculating.
post #9083 of 9176
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Originally Posted by dhett View Post

I think what we're seeing here (it seems to be so in Phoenix and other places with LATV as well) is that we're getting exactly what LATV is sending out. The mother ship, KJLA, seems to be running a lot of infomercials; I wonder if LATV is falling on hard times? Just speculating.

You may be onto something. I'm not not normally watching tv at 5 am, so to catch the Liquidation Channel where LATV should have been certainly caught my attention. And Titan listings didn't seem to match. The fact that when LATV did return at 6 am with a sub-par signal could also indicate a temporary substitution for the network. With KLSV 50.1 missing, which and was showing a pisp for "LATV Feed" a few weeks ago, also fuels the speculation fire.
post #9084 of 9176
Christmas evening I was watching KHMP 18.1. A movie started and I decided to give it a watch. Fifteen minutes into the movie, which I believe originated from their AMG network affiliation, the local station aborts the movie. KHMP then aired an hour and fifteen minute Christmas Special. What happened to the movie? This was preventable. This was un-professional television broadcasting.
post #9085 of 9176
KEGS (rf 24, virtual 30) has applied to move to rf 25. Unless the station beefs up their network affiliations, it won't matter much what rf channel they use if no one watches them.
post #9086 of 9176
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Originally Posted by bruin95 View Post

I'm hearing the same thing about Prism's customer service. Almost every review I've read about Prism includes complaints about how horrible their CS is.
WOW I haven't heard that. But of course proof is COX is losing over 1000 subs per month and prism is gaining over 1000 sub per month in Vegas so I guess the vast majority are finding it's at least better than COX so many people feel like suckers paying too much for COX.
post #9087 of 9176
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Originally Posted by rdvegas View Post

KEGS (rf 24, virtual 30) has applied to move to rf 25. Unless the station beefs up their network affiliations, it won't matter much what rf channel they use if no one watches them.
Makco TV is trying to tie up as many channels as they can so no new stations can come in and take these free channels smart move given the wacky way OBAMA administration is making new laws based on donations and whim. If you check opensecrets.org you will find
that every politician on both sides who got money from the cable industry and or cell phone industry want to take away half the TV channels and give them to cell phones so cellular industry can provide tv wirelessly to consumers just like the broadcast tv station already do. But it won't be free.
post #9088 of 9176
KEEN's Worship Videos on 17.3 is in the black Tuesday morning. KEEN's 17.7 Video-1 music videos has been missing for weeks, yet there is a psip for that channel. KNBX's HOT on 31.3 and the simulcast on 31.4 is frozen. Unfrozen just in time for Dear Phoebe with Peter Lawford.
Edited by rdvegas - 12/31/13 at 7:03am
post #9089 of 9176
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Originally Posted by BMillervegas View Post

WOW I haven't heard that. But of course proof is COX is losing over 1000 subs per month and prism is gaining over 1000 sub per month in Vegas so I guess the vast majority are finding it's at least better than COX so many people feel like suckers paying too much for COX.

I can't even subscribe to Prism, or I'd find out first hand. I currently sub to Directv for TV and COX for Internet. No way would I sub to Prism's Internet, though. Way too slow for me.
post #9090 of 9176
Yes your right about that Prism's internet speed is slower in most cases. It depends on where you live how far from fiber hub you are. I'm getting 10 mbps on prism
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