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post #10261 of 10823
Hello Here just a note comcast does not put programming guide for channel 385,687 wjys2
when going to the channel it says local programming guide, The other channel is 392 wock
no programming guide when going to the channel it says asian american network
post #10262 of 10823
On that subject, is anyone getting programming information for channel 315, Oxygen HD?  Here in Chicago area 2 it doesn't even have a mnemonic.  If you tune to it you can see Oxygen's bug, so then you can figure out that it will have the same programming as Oxygen SD (which is channel 73 here), but that shouldn't be necessary.
post #10263 of 10823
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Originally Posted by sebenste View Post

January 10, 2012...Comcast has given us 30 days notice that analogs 2-14, 16-18, 20-1 and 99...the last of them...wil lbe switched off after 30 years of service. A technician on my block says that after that, all of them will be encrypted....including locals.

This includes DeKalb, Sycamore, Rochelle and Flagg Center.



Did they add any new HD channels after turning off the last of the analogs?
post #10264 of 10823
Quote:
Originally Posted by kb11 View Post

Did they add any new HD channels after turning off the last of the analogs?

City of Chicago systems only have like 2-3 analogs left ( I think just looping help videos and maybe a analog that can be used for EAS)

But they have less room and needed to trun off the analog a lot sooner then the rest of Chicago land.
post #10265 of 10823
I'll try to remember to check again, but I believe the analog channels with the looping help videos have also been cut off in the city.  Whether there's anything reserved for analog EAS I wouldn't know; I'd have to catch it during an EAS interlude.
post #10266 of 10823
My DVR (SA 120 GB model - probably 4 years old or so) has suddenly started to exhibit strange and annoying behavior. It will suddenly lock up and will not accept any remote commands, nor will the buttons on the device itself work. I can't change the channel or even turn off the power with the Power button on the DVR itself. The other day the clock display even froze at 10:45 and stayed there until I shut off the power strip that the DVR is plugged into (which is the only way I have found to unlock it when this happens). However when this occurs whatever program I am watching will continue to play.

I am wondering whether others are experiencing this, which would suggest it may be the result of a bad firmware upgrade that Comcast might be rolling out. If I am the only one then it probably means my DVR is shot and needs to be replaced.

If it needs to be replaced, does anybody know whether Comcast can transfer recordings from the old DVR to the new one? I have a few episodes of certain shows that I haven't yet watched and am loathe to lose! Also, what DVR hardware is Comcast distributing these days and if there is more than one model in current use, which should I ask them to give me?
post #10267 of 10823
Programs cannot be transferred. Watch them if you can, or they will be lost for good.

It's gotten confusing a to what is available here. If you are in the Chicago area, it can't be an SA as this is a Motorola market. If it's 4 years old, it's probably a DCT or DCH series. There are several Motorola models (DCT, DCH and DCX series, from oldest to newest), plus I think some Cisco RNG models that are compatible, although I'm not certain if any of them are DVR's.
post #10268 of 10823
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Originally Posted by jRickW View Post

My DVR (SA 120 GB model - probably 4 years old or so) has suddenly started to exhibit strange and annoying behavior. It will suddenly lock up and will not accept any remote commands, nor will the buttons on the device itself work. I can't change the channel or even turn off the power with the Power button on the DVR itself. The other day the clock display even froze at 10:45 and stayed there until I shut off the power strip that the DVR is plugged into (which is the only way I have found to unlock it when this happens). However when this occurs whatever program I am watching will continue to play.

I am wondering whether others are experiencing this, which would suggest it may be the result of a bad firmware upgrade that Comcast might be rolling out. If I am the only one then it probably means my DVR is shot and needs to be replaced.

If it needs to be replaced, does anybody know whether Comcast can transfer recordings from the old DVR to the new one? I have a few episodes of certain shows that I haven't yet watched and am loathe to lose! Also, what DVR hardware is Comcast distributing these days and if there is more than one model in current use, which should I ask them to give me?

your 4 year old box may not have HDMI. The newer ones have HDMI and 250-500GB HDDS
post #10269 of 10823
they cannot do anything to copy your old shows. Our bedroom dvr has tons of kids shows, that they watch over and over. It is hard to deal with when you have to swap boxes. Check on-demand to see if your shows are available. It might take the sting out.

When I went to a store recently (skokie), they would not give out the higher capacity boxes. They are being reserved for whole-house dvr installation. The low capacity box they gave me had a bad hdmi port, so I got lucky when the truck that came to replace it had one last high capacity box available.

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post #10270 of 10823
Hello channel 391 kbc is not working
post #10271 of 10823
It's a bit intermittent. Sometimes they work, sometimes not. 389-392 are all WOCK subchannels. They broadcast as channel 13, using RF4 and are rather weak. Comcast probably uses an antenna to pick them up. By me, each of the channels on Comcast is on a different frequency!
post #10272 of 10823
If you haven't checked your latest bill, there are price changes effective 2/18. Generally UP as always.
Limited Basic = $3
Starter = $3
Preferred = $4
Additional box = $1
S&E = $1
Internet = $2 (Economy = $3)
In-Home Service Visit = $17
Change service = $3.01

It also looks like hookups are being rearranged. They N/A'd prices for some things, but now seem to package it per product installation ($20 each), plus a $30 Tech visit fee.
post #10273 of 10823
Quote:
Originally Posted by andyross63 View Post

If you haven't checked your latest bill, there are price changes effective 2/18. Generally UP as always.
Limited Basic = $3
Starter = $3
Preferred = $4
Additional box = $1
S&E = $1
Internet = $2 (Economy = $3)
In-Home Service Visit = $17
Change service = $3.01

It also looks like hookups are being rearranged. They N/A'd prices for some things, but now seem to package it per product installation ($20 each), plus a $30 Tech visit fee.

Additional box = $1 so now it's $9 a box? for ones that are pushing 5 years old?

Directv is only $6 a box and that is for any box.
post #10274 of 10823
Quote:
Originally Posted by Joe The Dragon View Post

Additional box = $1 so now it's $9 a box? for ones that are pushing 5 years old?

Directv is only $6 a box and that is for any box.

"Digital Additional Outlet Service" Old=$7.95, New=$8.95
post #10275 of 10823
I just received an e-mail about Disney Junior channel coming in late March. Anybody know if Comcast in our area will get it? Filling in the form does say Comcast will provide the channel in some areas...
post #10276 of 10823
Based on a post on another forum, it is replacing SOAPnet, which is part of the Preferred package. Also, from Wikipedia:
Quote:


Disney-ABC announced that Soapnet is expected to cease most operations at 11:59 PM (E.T./P.T.) on March 22, 2012, with Disney Junior to replace it in its channel space at the stroke of midnight.
post #10277 of 10823
Quote:
Originally Posted by andyross63 View Post

If you haven't checked your latest bill, there are price changes effective 2/18. Generally UP as always.
Limited Basic = $3
Starter = $3
Preferred = $4
Additional box = $1
S&E = $1
Internet = $2 (Economy = $3)
In-Home Service Visit = $17
Change service = $3.01

It also looks like hookups are being rearranged. They N/A'd prices for some things, but now seem to package it per product installation ($20 each), plus a $30 Tech visit fee.

leave it to Comcast to raise prices then hog coverage of the local sports.
post #10278 of 10823
Has anyone noticed that the SD version of the main local's (WLS, WGN in particular) are VERY LOUD!! They are much louder than the HD versions, and still well above even other SD channels.

With my new receiver, it will say 'Dialog Norm +4dB' on these, whereas it usually says 'Dialog Norm -3dB' on most others. From what I have been able to figure out, this is some code put into the Dolby data stream to help normalize to standard volume levels?

It's most obvious with the main TV and receiver, but still noticeable with the bedroom TV and a DTA.
post #10279 of 10823
Keep an eye out on your February bill. It contains the new full price list. Last month's list was just the changes.
post #10280 of 10823
Anybody try out the new StreamPix? If you have Preferred Plus or higher, you can get it OnDemand under Premium Channels. For others, it's $4.95/month.
post #10281 of 10823
I just noticed that the SD digital feed of WCIU (6 on box, 226-1 or so ClearQAM) has 5.1 audio.
post #10282 of 10823
Hello just a note channel 385 wjys2 has programming guide ,but channel 392 work
still has no programming guide.
post #10283 of 10823
FYI...Received a notice in the mail yesterday from Comcast that on April 3rd, limited basic will be going all digital and you will need a DTA or digital receiver to receive channels 2-15, 18 and 21. Also of note, notice says that if your TV has a QAM tuner you will still receive limited basic channels.
post #10284 of 10823
Got the same notice down here as well; they FINALLY must be doing the last analog reclaim for the whole Chicago region...
post #10285 of 10823
Hopefully this means more HD coming after the complete analog shut down.
post #10286 of 10823
Anybody notice what the hell happened to WFLD's newscast feed today? It looked like it was streaming from the interwebs! Horrible & choppy, gave my ex-wife a headache.
post #10287 of 10823
Quote:
Originally Posted by SycamoreSeej View Post

Anybody notice what the hell happened to WFLD's newscast feed today? It looked like it was streaming from the interwebs! Horrible & choppy, gave my ex-wife a headache.

I thought I was watching Youtube it was so bad on the SD channel!

Mine was coming through a DTA, so I'm not sure if that played a role in the pissant PQ.

post #10288 of 10823
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bink View Post

I thought I was watching Youtube it was so bad on the SD channel!

Mine was coming through a DTA, so I'm not sure if that played a role in the pissant PQ.


I was too, but it always looks decent. But this was inexcusable. They didnt give a reason/excuse on their FB page.
post #10289 of 10823
Quote:
Originally Posted by Spiderman865 View Post

Hopefully this means more HD coming after the complete analog shut down.

Like the big ten hd over flows, CLTV HD, fox movie channel HD, Comcast Network HD, HD NET MOVIES, and more.
post #10290 of 10823
We just noticed something in the past week or so. With the digital set top box (the kind without DVR, no display, and you can see the Motorola CableCard through the top vents), the SD channels are getting clipped where bottom and top are being cut off (like ESPN crawl at the bottom). HD channels work fine. I tried cycling through the set up of the Panasonic Viera plasma we have for zoom, 4:3, full, etc. and even in 4:3 mode, the video is clipped. Anyone else seen this?
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