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post #7111 of 7386
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Originally Posted by moyekj View Post

My TiVos reported a lineup change tonight for the TWC sports channel!
DELETED
713 NBCSOC
714 NBCBSK
ADDED
1065 TWCSNHD
65 TWCSNSD
85 TWCDP
None of the ADDED channels tune yet but certainly a good sign!
EDIT: I tried rebooting TAs but it seems clear Cox is not actually broadcasting these channels yet as there is no signal on them. Hopefully they will get it done this week and we only miss tonight's game.

Also According to Tribune Media

Cox Santa Barbara
http://tvlistings.zap2it.com/tvlistings/ZCGrid.do?method=decideFwdForLineup&zipcode=93101
65 - TWCSNSD
1065 - TWCSNHD

Cox San Diego
http://tvlistings.zap2it.com/tvlistings/ZCGrid.do?method=decideFwdForLineup&zipcode=92135
71 - TWCSNSD
1071 - TWCSNHD
post #7112 of 7386
Yay, I'm happy for you guys smile.gif
post #7113 of 7386
Looks like the Tribune lineup update was premature as there is no deal yet. I found this update posted Oct 30 in San Diego Cox website indicating no deal yet:
http://ww2.cox.com/myconnection/sandiego/community/alert.cox?campcode=fif_b_1_alert
post #7114 of 7386
Well, the way the Lakers' season is going so far perhaps it's a good thing I can't watch eek.gif
post #7115 of 7386
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Originally Posted by moyekj View Post

Well, the way the Lakers' season is going so far perhaps it's a good thing I can't watch eek.gif

yeah, its like they know they have a limited audience and perform accordingly smile.gif (although 2 of the 3 games were viewable on cable networks)
post #7116 of 7386
Well now the TWC channels have been removed from Tribune and TiVo listings again so it was indeed a false alarm (or wishful thinking for Cox giving Tribune updated channels before the deal was closed). Looks like there's going to be a long stretch of Lakers games now we won't be able to see. mad.gif
post #7117 of 7386
Yea, no game tonight and looks like we are in for a long wait. Have to give them Clippers a look I guess.
post #7118 of 7386
FYI, it's not ideal but you can actually stream the games live online from here:
http://nbaliveonline.tv/streaming/
E-1 under "Detroit Pistons vs Los Angeles Lakers" is the TWC feed that I'm watching right now.
post #7119 of 7386
The Lakers announced on Facebook that TWC and Cox have "agreed to terms".
post #7120 of 7386
Yes, it really happened:
http://sports.blogs.mydesert.com/2012/11/04/cox-adds-time-warner-cables-lakers-network-could-directv-and-dish-be-next/
Quote:
Cox Communications reached an agreement Sunday evening to pick up the new Time Warner Cable SportsNet and Deportes networks that are the new Southern California television home for the Los Angeles Lakers.

Cox, which serves areas of San Diego, Orange County and Las Vegas, became the final major cable provider in the Los Angeles market to reach terms with the networks that are five weeks old. SportsNet and Deportes are now available in about 60 percent of the L.A. TV market.

The addition of Cox, along with earlier deals with Charter, Verizon FiOS and AT&T U-Verse, means the only major holdouts currently not picking up the Lakers Network are satellite providers DirecTV and DISH Network. The addition of Cox certainly could apply more pressure to DirecTV and DISH to reach a deal soon or risk losing customers.

Time Warner Cable is the largest pay-TV provider in Southern California with 2.3 million subscribers. DirecTV follows in second with 1.7 million subscribers, and Cox ranks No. 3 with 1.2 million.

TWC SportsNet has exclusive rights to 55 of the Lakers’ 78 remaining regular-season games, including the next 11. Cox is expected to add the networks by the Lakers’ next game Wednesday against the Utah Jazz.
post #7121 of 7386
Great news. Glad to hear this. I wonder if our bills go up now. No word on the financial end of deal yet.
post #7122 of 7386
Comcast is also a holdout for it.
post #7123 of 7386
TWC is now on 1065. Laker game tonight will be seen.
post #7124 of 7386
Now I'm *really* happy for you guys smile.gif
post #7125 of 7386
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Originally Posted by Whitearrow View Post

Now I'm *really* happy for you guys smile.gif
LOL, I think actually we were better off without since the Lakers are 1-4 to start the season. eek.gif
post #7126 of 7386
I was thinking the same thing. How do we get Cox to stop broadcasting the games, too painful.

Has to get better. They cannot stay at this level for long I hope.
post #7127 of 7386
Ok, new Lakers Team, New TV Channel, and now new Lakers Coach coming. Going to be interesting. And all on Cox smile.gif
post #7128 of 7386
Has anyone else been having internet issues tonight? It seems to be dropping out intermittently for no reason. It's not my router, and I checked all the connections. My modem and my splitter are both fairly new frown.gif

(Any troubleshooting ideas welcome)
Edited by Whitearrow - 11/14/12 at 8:36pm
post #7129 of 7386
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Originally Posted by Whitearrow View Post

Has anyone else been having internet issues tonight? It seems to be dropping out intermittently for no reason. It's not my router, and I checked all the connections. My modem and my splitter are both fairly new frown.gif
(Any troubleshooting ideas welcome)
I'm not having trouble on my LAN, but I did notice yesterday my WAN side IP got updated to a new number for some reason, so I wasn't able to access my home devices from outside the home today because I don't know what the new WAN number is yet. Even though it's dynamically assigned Cox has been good in the past at keeping the number static according to MAC address.
post #7130 of 7386
Has anyone with a TiVo been having problems with 1002, KCBS-DT? The status page has been showing tons of corrected errors on that channel only, and I can see video and sometimes audio breakups during shows.
post #7131 of 7386
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Originally Posted by Whitearrow View Post

Has anyone with a TiVo been having problems with 1002, KCBS-DT? The status page has been showing tons of corrected errors on that channel only, and I can see video and sometimes audio breakups during shows.

I don't have TiVo, but I have lots of problems getting 1002 to come in correctly. Lots of pixelization, and audio dropouts. Service techs have been out 4 times for this issue, and I swiched boxes several times, and I'm now on the WHDVR. But this happens on all 3 of my TV's, and the third TV does not have any box, just a straight cable feed. Often there is no problem, but sometimes the channel is unwatchable.

I'm about ready to make the switch over to satellite since there are many shows we record on CBS HD. One of the techs did admit Cox has had trouble with CBS HD in many areas, but I don't know what the fix is. I don't think it's your TiVo though.
post #7132 of 7386
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Originally Posted by Whitearrow View Post

Has anyone with a TiVo been having problems with 1002, KCBS-DT? The status page has been showing tons of corrected errors on that channel only, and I can see video and sometimes audio breakups during shows.

I'm just using a HTPC and connecting direct to the wall (clear QAM), but I frequently had the issues you mentioned with KCBS-HD. I ended up migrating to OTA for recordings. My guess is they could fix the problem by moving it to a different QAM channel that is less sensitive to whatever is causing interference with it.
post #7133 of 7386
I wanted to post a warning to anyone that has the whole house set up from Cox. Don't try to attach an eSATA drive to the unit. While the Cisco datasheet says you can attach a drive up to 1.5TB, the software doesn't appear to support it. When I did this all the recorded shows as well as the entries in the series manager disappeared. After removing the drive and doing a power cycle on the box the series manager entries returned, but none of the recorded shows came back. All 50+ hours of programs are gone. Surprisingly, my wife and daughter are still speaking to me. eek.gif
post #7134 of 7386
Really?confused.gifredface.gif
post #7135 of 7386
Can't get to them now?
post #7136 of 7386
I had a Cox tech out on Sunday to address my Internet problems (seems to be working for now but apparently my house has weird wiring -- he thinks someone put in a splitter behind the wall somewhere that's messing with my signal).

Anyway, he also told me that Cox will have a 1 terabyte DVR out in 2013. Given that I am feeling a little burned by TiVo, I may be switching back rather than upgrading to a new TiVo once they have this available.
post #7137 of 7386
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Originally Posted by Whitearrow View Post

Given that I am feeling a little burned by TiVo,...
Care to elaborate? I think it would take a *LOT* of aggravation to force me to go back to a cable co. DVR.
post #7138 of 7386
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Originally Posted by moyekj View Post

Care to elaborate? I think it would take a *LOT* of aggravation to force me to go back to a cable co. DVR.

TiVo is transitioning from whatever codec they use now (mpeg?) to h264 on a whole mess of channels. Since the big deal last year when the HD channels moved to the 1000's, I had been getting all the "plus pak" channels, which include a whole mess of extra HBO and Showtime channels in HD, and several others, without problem. Earlier this month they stopped working. Apparently that is because they have all been shifted to h264, which is supported by the newer TiVo's but not my just over 3-year-old TiVo HD's. More channels (the 1100's) are apparently going to be switched to h264 soon. My service is actually decreasing over time while my costs stay the same or increase.

TiVo isn't offering any help to those so affected -- no discounts on new boxes, not even the ability to transfer lifetime service over. This leaves me feeling burned. Other than maybe a hard drive replacement, I expected my TiVo HD's to last way more than 3 years. (My series 2 box, now in the home of a friend, is 11+ years old and is still working with a replaced hard drive.) I bought lifetime on both TiVo HD's, and it wasn't cheap. I don't expect every new bell or whistle that TiVo comes up with to be available on an older box, but I do still expect the basic service -- watching and recording TV -- to function at the same level when I bought it.

I realize this isn't TiVo's fault, but by abandoning anyone without the latest and greatest hardware to continually diminishing service over time, they are driving people like me right into the arms of the cable company. Why should I bother with the upfront expense and hassle of getting a TiVo working, when a viable alternative is available from the cable co? It may not be as awesome or as cool or do as many things, but at least I know I won't be left behind by new technology, and I will get all the channels I pay for.

Sorry for the rant. You asked smile.gif
post #7139 of 7386
Understood. Doesn't really affect me since 2 out of 3 of my TiVos are series 4 which already support H.264 tuning. Note that Cox can't get too carried away with H.264 channels since they have many, many legacy boxes that don't support H.264. I actually think a transition to H.264 channels is long overdue and applaud Cox for doing it.
post #7140 of 7386
I would probably order at least one Premiere if TiVo at least acknowledged "wow, this really sucks for you" and offered something like the transfer of lifetime service (either free or cheap) as an incentive.
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