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post #2191 of 2904
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Originally Posted by Demolition Man View Post

So.... who enjoyed that wonderful Comcast internet service outage due to DNS server issues?

Not me.

Didn't go down for me. Long ago, I switched my DNS provider from Comcast to opendns.com. It's completely free, makes my internet faster and safer, and their website makes it easy for even the technically challenged to change it.

Since the issue was a DNS one, I was able to read all the stories on the local websites about the outage, during the outage.
post #2192 of 2904
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Originally Posted by Demolition Man View Post

So.... who enjoyed that wonderful Comcast internet service outage due to DNS server issues?

Not me.

So that's what it was. Restarted system, modem, router, iPhone to wireless network all to no avail. Sure enough the local comcast service number had a busy signal. Figured there was an area problem. Didn't bother trying the 800 number.
post #2193 of 2904
Yeah, we were done most of of the evening. Came back on a little before midnight.
post #2194 of 2904
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Originally Posted by georule View Post

Yeah, we were done most of of the evening. Came back on a little before midnight.

I was pissed. I reported the first signs of the issue yestrday morning around 9:00 am. They denied there was a system problem and said it must be at my end so they scheduled a truck roll. They called me back around 4:00 pm and said they resolved a system "noise" issue. I could acccess sites again more reliably so I had them cancel the truck roll. Then everything went down compeltely around 6:30 PM or so.
post #2195 of 2904
I was just thinking the other day that Comcast's internet service has gotten more reliable (which it has) than it used to be...hopefully we won't see a repeat of last night for a long time.
post #2196 of 2904
Having alternate DNS services set up on your devices or router is never a bad thing. Comcast's DNS has had issues for me before, and I'm sure it will again.

I highly recommend this tool if you're interested in figuring out which alternate DNS servers would give you the best performance.

If you set up alternates, next time Comcast's DNS server goes down, you won't even notice.
post #2197 of 2904
This DNS stuff is something new to me. I feel old. Maybe I will go back to reading books.
post #2198 of 2904
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Originally Posted by Demolition Man View Post

So.... who enjoyed that wonderful Comcast internet service outage due to DNS server issues?

Not me.

Glad that wasn't just me. It was frustrating as hell. AND...it appears that when I left for work at 8:30am, it still wasn't fully fixed. My service cut in and out.
post #2199 of 2904
I added Google's public DNS as a secondary so hopefully I'll keep on working next time.
post #2200 of 2904
The Xfinity app is now out for Android phones. Just got to wait for the MyDVR stuff to sync up with my DVR here so I can start using it.
post #2201 of 2904
Anybody know if December 16th is the "go-date" for new HD channels in Minneapolis?
post #2202 of 2904
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Originally Posted by Demolition Man View Post

The Xfinity app is now out for Android phones. Just got to wait for the MyDVR stuff to sync up with my DVR here so I can start using it.

Apparently we need the new updated guide before that is available to us in SLP. They couldn't give me an ETA other than early 2011.
post #2203 of 2904
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Originally Posted by JMS9 View Post

Anybody know if December 16th is the "go-date" for new HD channels in Minneapolis?

That was the date I saw quoted on the TiVo Forums from someone that asked Comcast.
post #2204 of 2904
Anybody know if Xfinity (online) has more content than ondemand through my cable box? Looks like it does, have tried searching and I'm coming up dry.

Also --- assuming that's true --- it doesn't look like xfinity is available through the PS3, has anybody hacked it and gotten it to work?
post #2205 of 2904
Xfinity/Fancast seems to have a lot more available than On Demand, yes. Even the premium channels have a ton of movies that are streaming only. I have used it some, but I don't like that I have to use Firefox instead of Safari for it (the Move player plugin that they use only runs on 32 bit browsers for the Mac).
post #2206 of 2904
My (recent) understanding is that Xfinity is a Hulu thing, so I suspect you're right, there's a lot more there.
Anybody use Hulu and Xfinity and care to comment? Would still love to stream through my P3s if that's doable...
post #2207 of 2904
Any idea why the HD channel for The Weather Channel isn't localized for the Twin Cities?

Instead of scrolling through local conditions on the bottom it scrolls through conditions in major cities across the nation.

When it gets to "locals on the 8s" it goes through weather in each region of the country instead of giving the local forecast.
post #2208 of 2904
Because Comcast hasen't got Local 0n the 8's for the HD Channel yet but Surewest has.
What new HD Channels are you to get?
post #2209 of 2904
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Originally Posted by BassX View Post

Any idea why the HD channel for The Weather Channel isn't localized for the Twin Cities?

Instead of scrolling through local conditions on the bottom it scrolls through conditions in major cities across the nation.

When it gets to "locals on the 8s" it goes through weather in each region of the country instead of giving the local forecast.

There is a national rollout on a a city-by-city, system-by-system basis. It is called Intellistar 2, I believe.
post #2210 of 2904
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Originally Posted by JonM in MN View Post

My (recent) understanding is that Xfinity is a Hulu thing, so I suspect you're right, there's a lot more there.
Anybody use Hulu and Xfinity and care to comment? Would still love to stream through my P3s if that's doable...

While Comcast is tied into Hulu and pass through everything Hulu is able to stream, they also have a lot of programs not available on Hulu or elsewhere that use a proprietary program/DRM (Move Player container in Flash). So even if you were able to get the Hulu stuff to stream on your PS3 (I tried on my first gen Apple TV and was only marginally successful) the the non-Hulu content probably wouldn't.

Is it bad that I'm greedy for more HD?? Comcast has really done a great job of making me feel like I'm not being anally violated by their pricing but the wife and I would like more premium channels, and Nat Geo Wild would be nice too.
post #2211 of 2904
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Originally Posted by ehren in MN View Post

While Comcast is tied into Hulu and pass through everything Hulu is able to stream, they also have a lot of programs not available on Hulu or elsewhere that use a proprietary program/DRM (Move Player container in Flash). So even if you were able to get the Hulu stuff to stream on your PS3 (I tried on my first gen Apple TV and was only marginally successful) the the non-Hulu content probably wouldn't.

Is it bad that I'm greedy for more HD?? Comcast has really done a great job of making me feel like I'm not being anally violated by their pricing but the wife and I would like more premium channels, and Nat Geo Wild would be nice too.

Good stuff, thanks. Since Xfinity seems > Hulu, what we need is a way to do it on the PS3 or through it.
Has anybody tried to stream Xfinity from a PC to a PS3?
post #2212 of 2904
Is it just me, or has ESPNHD been blacked out the last 18+ hours for everyone else too? Really pissing me off.
post #2213 of 2904
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Originally Posted by JMS9 View Post

Is it just me, or has ESPNHD been blacked out the last 18+ hours for everyone else too? Really pissing me off.

No problems receiving it here.
post #2214 of 2904
So is tomorrow really the big day? I feel like a kid on Christmas morning. Been waiting years for new HD.....don't f'ing let me down, Comcrap. When I get home from work at 0600 I wanna see new HD channels galore, you sonsabitches.
post #2215 of 2904
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Originally Posted by JMS9 View Post

So is tomorrow really the big day? I feel like a kid on Christmas morning. Been waiting years for new HD.....don't f'ing let me down, Comcrap. When I get home from work at 0600 I wanna see new HD channels galore, you sonsabitches.

And if I don't f'ing see 'em, I'm switching to DirectTV, for sure this time!
post #2216 of 2904
The 24/7 music channel (sadly in standard def) Cool TV has been added on channel 248 on the St. Paul/Anoka system. No idea for the Minneapolis folks.
post #2217 of 2904
Remember when MTV used to be that "cool" channel that played music 24/7...?
post #2218 of 2904
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Originally Posted by JMS9 View Post

Remember when MTV used to be that "cool" channel that played music 24/7...?

How old are you anyway?
post #2219 of 2904
I live in 55404. I checked before I went to work and the new HD channels are live. Starting in the 800's and finishing in the low 900's. I only had a chance to look for a quick minute but I am pretty pleased. Now I want more.
post #2220 of 2904
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Originally Posted by idiomasque View Post

I live in 55404. I checked before I went to work and the new HD channels are live. Starting in the 800's and finishing in the low 900's. I only had a chance to look for a quick minute but I am pretty pleased. Now I want more.

A friend of mine in Fridley sees the new HD channels as well.
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