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post #151 of 26426
I was just e-mailed by a VP of public affairs at TWC telling me that Discovery HD will be added this November, She said that's all she could say as other "programming issues" regarding other networks haven't been finalized enough to discuss. She "expects" further stations in hd to be added in "2004" A start?
post #152 of 26426
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Originally posted by kilmar
"Don't hold your breath. Asphyxiation is a horrible way to go."

How do you know?
post #153 of 26426
I'm a TWC customer in upstate NY.

TWC is probably up to their usual end of year tricks to justify raising their rates by giving out a few more channels.

Maybe INHD and ESPNHD will be in their gift basket this year.

Anyone else have an opinion?
post #154 of 26426
Maybe they made add something. If they do bring back INHD, lets hope there is some to watch other than a blank screen.
post #155 of 26426
Thanks for all the info on this post. Sorry if this is a silly question but the Pioneer box I got today just says Voyager HDTV on the front. Is this the 3510 box?
post #156 of 26426
Quote:
Originally posted by BelB64
I was just e-mailed by a VP of public affairs at TWC telling me that Discovery HD will be added this November, She said that's all she could say as other "programming issues" regarding other networks haven't been finalized enough to discuss. She "expects" further stations in hd to be added in "2004" A start?

Post the e-mail.
post #157 of 26426
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Originally posted by blackbody
How do you know?

If you are an X-Files fan then you would know that Auto-Erotic Asphyxiation is a a horrible way to die (at least to the person that finds the body).
post #158 of 26426
I was told "Discovery HD in first quarter 2004 or sooner", from a friend of mine who works for TWC here in Staten Island. I hope he's right.

A little off topic.....Anyone else find themselves watching complete crap just because it's in HD?

Herm
post #159 of 26426
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Originally posted by Herman


A little off topic.....Anyone else find themselves watching complete crap just because it's in HD?

Herm

All the time my friend, all the time ... sigh
post #160 of 26426
"A little off topic.....Anyone else find themselves watching complete crap just because it's in HD?"

I ended up watching Stuart Little. I had zero clue what was going since I was just gawking at the picture quality.
post #161 of 26426
TWC in Binghamton just started to carry DiscoveryHD.

I've now become quite a bug aficionado after watching a lot of Insectia. Can't beat the photography.
post #162 of 26426
TWC Manhattan will start Discovery HD on ch 706 Nov. 19, according to my bill.
post #163 of 26426
Quote:


Originally posted by kilmar
If you are an X-Files fan then you would know that Auto-Erotic Asphyxiation is a a horrible way to die (at least to the person that finds the body).

Or an INXS fan...
post #164 of 26426
Sounds promissing on Disc-HD. Generally the bill inserts are accurate. Anyone else get their bill.

Drew

PS: I love the 0.3k Club.
post #165 of 26426
Quote:


Originally posted by Herman

A little off topic.....Anyone else find themselves watching complete crap just because it's in HD?

That's what Thirteen-HD is there for, a screen saver for HDTVs. Once in two blue moons they'll have something worthy to watch, but most of the times I just switch to Thirteen-HD to prevent burn-ins from watching SD.
post #166 of 26426
Nothing about new HD adds on my latest bill, although someone at the TWC HD Hotline just said she'd heard about the mid-November Discovery addition. She mentioned ESPN-HD for Nov., too.

Are all the sports package adds, mentioned here , just digital on-demand adds, not HD? -- John
post #167 of 26426
They're not HD--but they are full-time subscription, not on-demand.
post #168 of 26426
I looked quick at the bill this morning and saw that Discovery HD is being added on channel 706, WNJN is being added to 750, Anyone know if this going to HD? and What is the Digital Sports Package for $3.95/mo 451-456 inclcuding NBA-TV, Fox Sports, Digital Nets, The Tennis Channel and Fuel. I would pay the 3.95 if NBA and Fox Sports are HD, but will not if they aren't. Anybody have any info? Thanks
post #169 of 26426
As I read my bill, only Discovery will be HD.
post #170 of 26426
An antennaweb.org scan shows WNJN-DT (51, Monclair, N.J.) is HD (unless they're just digital, not HD). Since TWC is putting it on the HD-series section at 750, that implies it's another HD PBS to me.

I'd also buy the sports package(s) if it was partially HD, like ESPN-HD, but not otherwise. Thought I'd read The Tennis Channel, at least on INHD, was HD. -- John
post #171 of 26426
I'm confused as well. I thought that TWC made a deal with the Fox Sports Nets to broadcast HD. Why wouldn't that go for NYC? The tennis channel is in HD on INHD. Charging for SD programming doesn't make sense.
post #172 of 26426
Lots of comments here about Docovery channel and INHD. Anyone know when/if we'll be able to see UPN and the WB in HD? WB particularly aggravating as they start so many of their shows announcing they're being broadcast in HD, and I believe they broadcast OTA from the ESB? Anyone know why TWC isn't carrying them, or when they will?
post #173 of 26426
Thread Starter 
Despite what Bob Watson emailed me, all this buzz has me very excited!

TM
post #174 of 26426
Well I got my 3510HD on my first try, but I see something very strange on the HD channels. The image will tint from red to green about every 2 seconds or so. Its very faint, but still noticeable. I have it hook up to my Sony 34HS510 via DVI. I haven't really check on component, but will today. Anybody else have this problem?

EDIT: I just tested through component, but don't see anything so I'm guessing its the DVI. However I also see a faint white bar moving across the screen.
post #175 of 26426
I guess I had the scrolling white bar problem. Service menu fix took care of it.

Problems aside, the Pioneer box is really good. Responsiveness is not as good as the 3100HD as some others have noted, but at least I have control over what its outputting. Now my SD channels look better than what they were. DVI is a plus also.
post #176 of 26426
Just wanted to say hello. I've been searching for a TWCNYC thread for a while. I currently have the Pioneer 5010HD box which I requested when I ordered my service. Never have used any of the SA boxes b4 so I can't compare. I'm glad to see I'm not the only one that thinks we here NYC should be leading the HD market instead of trying to keep up.

I'm using D* for ESPN-HD,Discovery-HD,HDNet & HDNetMovies & HD-PPV.

For all of you looking forward to ESPN-HD, you will be very disappointed. Not only are they using "Circle Surround", but the picture quality does not compare to CBS' & ABC's NFL Games. They also have very little HD programming.
post #177 of 26426
I'm getting ready to order up an HD box from TWC (plasma on the way). Could some of you please confirm what I need to ask for?

1. Seems I need to insist on a Pioneer 3510. Someone mentioned using DVI out. Is the DVI out activated on this box? What audio outputs does it have?

2. Is it true I can't have the HD box AND the TWC pvr box? That's what they told me on the phone.

Thanks.
post #178 of 26426
TWC will give you a hard time on getting the Pioneer 3510. Just keep harassing them and tell them that your TV has DVI. They should eventually get it to you. Also tell them that you know several people that have this box.

The Pioneer has Digital out.(coax, not optical), DVI connection and component. I have heard from several folks that the Component connection actually looks better than the DVI.
post #179 of 26426
Hi guys... Driven to distraction by TWC and only found this board out of frustration...

You can - even though they tell you you can't - use the SA 8000 dvr box on the same television with an HD box. I've been using for some time now and no problems at all -- except that the remote will turn them both off or on at the same time -- i just turn the boxes off and on manually.

I was originally using the SA 3100HD, swapped for the Pioneer 3150HD - not much better... I'm told by an "elevated" technician that he installed a SA 3250HD just last week... He's working on having one for me by the end of the week... There hasn't been much written here about the 3250 -- does anyone have one or any comments...?

I actually showed the tech some of the various boards and postings about stupid technicians... He was howling! and agreed with all of it! It really is too bad that after upgrading the entire system in my building, TWC only connected one apartment to the new system and left... woops@! forgot something? It has taken two years to resolve this problem with them, and finally they "realized" the error and will now be wiring the rest of the building into all the new equipment designed to handle the needs of digital cable, road runner, etc.... Not to even mention the poor HDTV signal... The credit they offered? A free month of road runner!

I argued and got 2 months service credit... but a FREE MONTH OF ROAD RUNNER!!!

Just wanted to share w you all.... and thanks for all the valuable information!
post #180 of 26426
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Originally posted by irand
I'm told by an "elevated" technician that he installed a SA 3250HD just last week... He's working on having one for me by the end of the week...

In Manhattan?
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