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post #3601 of 3748
According to a thread on DBSTalk they are now live.
http://www.dbstalk.com/showthread.ph...60#post2886460
post #3602 of 3748
The following is Rovi's resoloution to my TVGOS problem. "We have no complaints from any consumers with TVGOS software devices who are reporting a problem. From that one other case 5 years ago, it sounds like there may be an issue with the DTV Pal / Echostar Guide reading the signal WBNG is sending out.

Unfortunately that is an issue for Echostar. There is not much we can do."
I explained to them that TVGOS from Syracuse works but they feel the problem is with my DTV PAL dvr not tvgos or WBNG.
post #3603 of 3748
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Originally Posted by hiperco View Post

Well Fox 40 and ABC 34 are still causing me major issues (OTA and clearQAM). I'd really appreciate it if someone with MCE tuning local channels could check it out on your end.

FOX 40 clearQAM: Recordings crash
FOX 40 OTA: Live TV is fine. BUT recording impossible it says "No Signal".

ABC 34 clearQAM & OTA: Picture freezes after about 2 seconds and the program timer along the bottom counts up 2-3 seconds per actual second.

This is across 2 PC's and 3 different tuners!

Anybody?
post #3604 of 3748
Have you tries an MCE Forum?
A quick search found several, here's one http://forum.mceguide.co.za/
post #3605 of 3748
Thanks for the reply, but I'm trying to prove that this problem is happening to others using MCE tuning these specific channels. I guess I'm the only one in Binghamton using MCE
post #3606 of 3748
FYI, if it helps, I have no problem recording OTA using my HR24/AM21 tuner.
post #3607 of 3748
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Originally Posted by jdspencer View Post

FYI, if it helps, I have no problem recording OTA using my HR24/AM21 tuner.

My Dish 211k has no problem either. It seems there is something about the stream that totally confuses a PC. I also have a problem with clearQAM but OTA is immediate.
post #3608 of 3748
As I stated before in this thread my DirecTV programming is currently suspended, but they sent both an e-mail and physical mail to me re. locals and I notice FOX is missing. Anyone else experiencing that with the locals launch?
post #3609 of 3748
What does the DirecTV website show for your locals?
post #3610 of 3748
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Originally Posted by bidger View Post

As I stated before in this thread my DirecTV programming is currently suspended, but they sent both an e-mail and physical mail to me re. locals and I notice FOX is missing. Anyone else experiencing that with the locals launch?

Nope as of last night my FOX was working.
post #3611 of 3748
For all of those in the Corning Elmira area can you now confirm that all the 4 major network locals are up and in HD on DirecTV?

Considering that the answer is yes my next question is other than price what are the major reasons for making the switch from Time Warner? For me big sports packages would not be a reason to switch.
After doing the math it is obvious that there is major cost savings the first year, but after that the savings for DirecTV become much smaller. There must be other reasons people are making the switch.

Thanks
post #3612 of 3748
For me personally it's the picture quality. TW tends to compress alot of there HD and it pixelates alot. That's just my 2 cents.
post #3613 of 3748
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Originally Posted by raffiafinati View Post

...other than price what are the major reasons for making the switch from Time Warner? For me big sports packages would not be a reason to switch.
After doing the math it is obvious that there is major cost savings the first year, but after that the savings for DirecTV become much smaller.

Really no different than TWC in that respect in that you're given a discount rate for the first year before reality kicks in. TWC doesn't require a commitment though, unless they paid your ETF to switch from satellite.

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Originally Posted by raffiafinati View Post

There must be other reasons people are making the switch.

Equipment costs tend to be lower with DirecTV. I like the fact that other than a mirroring fee for additional receivers/DVRs, there are no equipment charges on the monthly statement. Yeah, I don't own my DVRs, but it was a very low upfront charge, free for the first and $99 for the second HD DVR. I use DirecTV2PC to watch recorded shows in the bedroom @ no extra charge. I also like the fact that when DirecTV deployed MPEG 4 HD they used the same channel alignment so I didn't have to re-learn where HD feeds of the channels were located. As a general rule the DirecTV equipment tends to be more advanced than what cable will provide.

In fairness TWC offers something DirecTV, or DISH for that matter, doesn't at this time: a quality High Speed Internet solution. Also, TWC has done a really good job of adding HD channels. You know what would be huge? If after doing away with their analog cable feed TWC allowed you to use the QAM tuner on your HD set to pick up the standard cable channels in HD. You'd only need a box if you want PPV, On Demand, Sports packages, and premium channels. But you'd get A&E-HD, History-HD, E!-HD, etc. without having pay for a box in every room. IMO that would crush satellite. Don't expect it though since they love the extra revenue the boxes generate.

As I've stated prior in the thread I'm currently under a promo period w/ TWC for Surf & View while my DirecTV service is suspended. I'm about four months in and I'm still on the fence about it. I love Roadrunner, but dealing with a TiVo HD and tuning adapter for SDV channels hasn't been painless. Averaging about one or two missed recordings a month, while my DirecTV DVRs would only cut out in severe cloud cover, which didn't occur anywhere near monthly, despite what the cable ads state. In short, if you don't feel compelled to switch to satellite, then don't. Personally, I just found TWC to be very much stuck in the their ways over a decade ago when I made my switch. IOW, they had a "take it or leave it" attitude. I left at that time, but the fact that no other quality HSI solutions exist brought me back...for now.
post #3614 of 3748
Also on installation, cable tends to be a lot cheaper. Directv charges an arm and a leg for installation if you cannot commit to two years. Every one of their promos requires a 2 year contract. I think the charges are not quite as bad if you only do 1 year. If you own a house and have a stable job, then great but if not keep this in mind.
post #3615 of 3748
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Originally Posted by ak3883 View Post

Also on installation, cable tends to be a lot cheaper. Directv charges an arm and a leg for installation if you cannot commit to two years.

Yeah, they're waiving the equipment and install fees if you commit to 24 month consecutive programming service with them. If you don't want the commitment then you'll pay those charges. I don't know why you'd even consider if you weren't looking at it as a long term solution.

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Originally Posted by ak3883 View Post

Every one of their promos requires a 2 year contract. I think the charges are not quite as bad if you only do 1 year.

Wasn't aware you had a choice. Last I recall it was eighteen months for install of SD receivers and twenty-four for advanced (DVR, HD, and HD DVR) equipment. Can't imagine the majority of installs are SD these days.

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Originally Posted by ak3883 View Post

If you own a house and have a stable job, then great but if not keep this in mind.

Pretty good rule of thumb before taking on any commitment.
post #3616 of 3748
Anyone else notice Elmira CW is very dark ?
post #3617 of 3748
Binghamton's CW looks fine. Of course it's SD.
post #3618 of 3748
Alot of prime time shows are super dark.. I emailed weny.. no answer as of yet
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post #3620 of 3748
I know it's not MSG/MSG+ but you guys got a nice consolation prize, free sports tier. Did they unlock NBA LP/NHL Center Ice too?

I read they also put NBA Network and NHL network on(so on analog cable as well) in lieu of MSG and MSG+?
post #3621 of 3748
I noticed that thy also put up the NBCSports channel in HD too.
post #3622 of 3748
Anyone with Directv have the new guide yet?
post #3623 of 3748
Yup it was downloaded yesterday. Didn't you get it?
post #3624 of 3748
nope.. i have 2 hr24's.. no update
post #3625 of 3748
Strange. D* has been pushing the software by DMA, so I thought everyone in the Binghamton DMA would have gotten it yesterday.
post #3626 of 3748
I am in Elmira DMA.. was listed as same day as Binghampton
post #3627 of 3748
I'm in Elmira DMA and I got it last weekend
post #3628 of 3748
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Originally Posted by Indiana627 View Post

Strange. D* has been pushing the software by DMA, so I thought everyone in the Binghamton DMA would have gotten it yesterday.

We received the guide update, which I really like, before new years. I think that Thursday before.
post #3629 of 3748
Did anyone get 5.1 audio for the Super Bowl? I only got stereo sound vai DirecTV and over the air as well.
post #3630 of 3748
Are you in Elmira? If so WYDC is the only local broadcaster offering 5.1 audio.
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