Originally Posted by brives81
BTW...we've met in person once when you worked at a certain electronics retailer that is no longer open. I'm a little surprised to see you make the switch to TWC. I've been following your posts for the last 5 years now and you're a die hard DTV customer. I hope it all works out for you!
Cool, thanks for sharing that.
It was probably late 2007 or 2008 when we talked about TWC. At the time they didn't have an awful lot as far as HD and I was picking up CBS and FOX in HD out of NYC with DirecTV, my sticking point when a TWC rep paid a visit in the Spring of 2006. My previous dealings with TWC left a sour taste in my mouth, but times change. One could make the argument that since deploying Switched Digital Video, TWC has done a much better job of adding HD than DirecTV. After having Roadrunner installed, I just couldn't envision going back to DSL. When DirecTV canceled the tuner card for Windows Media Center, my personal fave DVR, it was a setback as far as I was concerned. You now have both the Ceton and the soon-to-be-released Silicon Dust HD Homerun Prime Cable Card-capable devices for W7 MC integration. I tried to follow the DirecTV "Nomad" thread @ DBSTalk, but I gave up. Even if they do come up with something, there's still the issue of quality HSI solution. Fact is I felt that when I had RR installed, it was only a matter of time before I at least gave TWC a spin.
Speaking of which, I found a TWC Cable Card support # on TCF and, after switching out a faulty RF cable that shipped with the tuning adapter, I now have all the non-OnDemand HD channels on the HD TiVo. And the reboot suggested for the SA box worked. I'm still evaluating the difference between DirecTV and TWC HD. So far I don't see huge difference on the cable-specific HD channels (ESPN-HD, A&E-HD, etc.), but the fact that WYDC stretches SD content makes me want to wretch. Certainly not TWCs fault. I still like DirecTV, but they need to come up with, or partner with another company, that gives them a viable HSI solution.
Thanks again for the assistance.