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post #22081 of 26429
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Originally Posted by Riverside_Guy View Post

Hey, does anyone have issues with the DD 5.1 mix CBS uses for it's football games? The announcer's voices are barely intelligible especially when crowd noise and band music are happening? All other channel's football contests NEVER have this problem... but I've noticed this on CBS more than once.

Actually no, CBS always sounds (and looks) the best to me of any of the networks for football. I was watching OTA yesterday, but the times I have watched via the 3090, it's sounded the same.
post #22082 of 26429
lord of the rings on tbs hd was terrible yesterday for me - dropouts and freezes every few minutes - in astoria, ny.
post #22083 of 26429
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Originally Posted by Berk32 View Post

History International HD (698) and WXTV-HD (Univision) (741) added this morning - no sign of WFUT-HD (768) yet

NBATV (SD) moved to 175 as promised and both SD and HD are off the Sports/HD Xtra tier (I forget if they promised to shift NBATVHD from 461 to someplace that makes more sense, but they haven't yet)


EDIT: at the moment (9:30am) - the feed on 741 is 480i. (the channel itself was supposed to go HD just after midnight along with WFUT - so gotta see whats going on there)

I checked before leaving work today on the OTA side of my TV and both WFUT and WXTV where putting out 1080i. So unless that has changed now, they are using the wrong feeds for those stations.

As for NBATV HD, that isn't to move, just to change tiers.
post #22084 of 26429
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Originally Posted by Berk32 View Post

History International HD (698)....

Thanks for the tip. 698 remains Planet Green HD channel here from S. Manhattan's headend, with 697 used for the History International HD intro. It had a stretched/zoomed program on at this writing. -- John
post #22085 of 26429
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Originally Posted by John Mason View Post

Thanks for the tip. 698 remains Planet Green HD channel here from S. Manhattan's headend, with 697 used for the History International HD intro. It had a stretched/zoomed program on at this writing. -- John

sorry - i meant 697...

North and South Manhattan should have the exact same lineups at this point
post #22086 of 26429
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Originally Posted by bouhhan View Post

lord of the rings on tbs hd was terrible yesterday for me - dropouts and freezes every few minutes - in astoria, ny.

I agree, I really wish they would use the 2:35 aspect ratio it is supposed to be in but TNT sucks anyway. Seriously, how many times can they show Men in Black? Wish they would put the LOTR blu ray out already. Rumor is that it is coming in March (theatrical version only) but there is no official release date.
post #22087 of 26429
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Originally Posted by John Mason View Post

Thanks for the tip. 698 remains Planet Green HD channel here from S. Manhattan's headend, with 697 used for the History International HD intro. It had a stretched/zoomed program on at this writing. -- John

Something right now is strecth 0 vision, ugh I hope the whole channel is not like this, maybe they are just older programs that they show.
post #22088 of 26429
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Originally Posted by MacAlert View Post

Anyone have problems with signal levels after the outage? All my STB's and cable modem are receiving signal levels between -20 and -15. TV picture is constantly breaking up and cutting out while some channels don't even load.

Forgot to mention, I am in the 11355 area.

Same, on 11373.
post #22089 of 26429
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Originally Posted by SRFast View Post

I have an annoying problem with the Samsung STB. Over the past few days the information banner at the bottom of the screen will not clear unless I press "EXIT". I've tried changing the duration from short, medium & long, but it didn't resolve the problem. I've rebooted the STB, but no joy. My SA 8300HD banners clear as expected. Anyone else have this problem?

TIA...JL

Down in Orlando over Thanksgiving, the in-laws Samsung box on Brighthouse hd exactly the same problem - 100% of the time. Very annoying.
post #22090 of 26429
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Originally Posted by Riverside_Guy View Post

Hey, does anyone have issues with the DD 5.1 mix CBS uses for it's football games? The announcer's voices are barely intelligible especially when crowd noise and band music are happening? All other channel's football contests NEVER have this problem... but I've noticed this on CBS more than once.

I've frequently had that problem - I end up having to fire up the whole home entertainment stereo system to get something better balanced. I'm sure I have something set wrong somewhere, although as you say it does not seem to be a problem on other channels. Had this problem for years now...
post #22091 of 26429
so 768 WFUT is up in HD - 741 WXTV is still in SD for some reason.
post #22092 of 26429
Not able to view channel 697 or 698 on TiVo in Staten Island. The screen says "Channel not Available." Is SDV here already? Or should I just call customer support?

Please help.
post #22093 of 26429
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Originally Posted by lorus View Post

Not able to view channel 697 or 698 on TiVo in Staten Island. The screen says "Channel not Available." Is SDV here already? Or should I just call customer support?

Please help.

no channels are SDV (yet) in NYC
post #22094 of 26429
fyi - History International HD on 697 now does have something on in HD.
post #22095 of 26429
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Originally Posted by adrman View Post

Actually no, CBS always sounds (and looks) the best to me of any of the networks for football. I was watching OTA yesterday, but the times I have watched via the 3090, it's sounded the same.

Hmmm, that surprises me. NBC, ESPN, Fox ALL mix their football audio far, far better than CBS... do you have a 5.1 home theater AVR that you listen to for football?
post #22096 of 26429
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Originally Posted by heinriph View Post

Down in Orlando over Thanksgiving, the in-laws Samsung box on Brighthouse hd exactly the same problem - 100% of the time. Very annoying.

Ah, now I remember. My aunt had a non DVR Samsung a while back and she had the same issue, the banner would NOT go away automatically. She called them and they gave her some 2-3 button press rigamarole. I told her just hoit EXIT once. She got annoyed and they put in a SciAtl box. This was ~4-5 months ago or so.
post #22097 of 26429
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Originally Posted by Riverside_Guy View Post

Hmmm, that surprises me. NBC, ESPN, Fox ALL mix their football audio far, far better than CBS... do you have a 5.1 home theater AVR that you listen to for football?

Yes, Marantz SR7001 avr, Polk RTi8s and CSi2 across the front and RTi4s as surround, SVSPB10 sub. I prefer the way CBS uses the surrounds in the mix. I can't say I've ever had a problem hearing the announcers though.
post #22098 of 26429
Wow, I am surprised. My system is very evenly balanced, but jacking up the center channel MAY help. BUT, it is a major hassle to do so, my AVR is old, so it doesn't touch any video at all (having only composite & S Video video I/O). I'd have to go to another input to get the OSD up to adjust.. the must switch input again.. not really willing to do that.

I think this follows the same kind of bad mixing many network dramas tend to have. It can be very difficult to hear what is being said over a mix that has background/music way too high. While that trend doesn't seem to bother those 35 under at all, as age increases, trouble follows. The problem isn't so much the hearing as it is a loss of ability to "pull out" dialog from a mix where the dialog simply isn't at all very forward.

OTOH, CBS DOES have THE best time-outs remaining data in their banner. ESPN changes a very dull yellow to gray, so you have to look close to see how many remain. CBS has bright yellow that disappears into the background black. Excellent. Now if they can hire someone who actually knows how to mix audio...
post #22099 of 26429
In the FWIW department, I generally go to tvguide.com to see over all TV schedules. Was poking around the TWC site and came across this:

http://tvlistings.rr.com/tvListings/

Seems to be pretty slow to load, even with a 10 Mbs connection. BUT it also spans more time in the grid than tvguide does.
post #22100 of 26429
Two points that readers here will find of great interest:

1) During a service visit, a S. Manhattan tech swapped my HDC out for a 3090. Looking through the top grate, it already has a 320GB drive. It sounds like a good time to try your luck if you've been looking for one of these;

2) After finally getting my SB6120 configured (and that was a bit of a chore with level 3 support), my roadrunner speed are better than ever. I am getting my max provisioned speeds, and even though I am only provisioned for standard service, speedboost goes all the way up to 30MB/s. I think that's because the 6120 is a DOCSIS 3 modem.
post #22101 of 26429
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Originally Posted by Berk32 View Post

so 768 WFUT is up in HD - 741 WXTV is still in SD for some reason.

wxtv is up and running in 1080i over the air although seems like programming is mostly 4:3. sounds like TWC screwed up.
post #22102 of 26429
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Originally Posted by nyctveng View Post

wxtv is up and running in 1080i over the air although seems like programming is mostly 4:3. sounds like TWC screwed up.

TWC did screw up. I called customer service yesterday and they said the information would be sent to their IT dept. We will see.
post #22103 of 26429
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Originally Posted by nyctveng View Post

wxtv is up and running in 1080i over the air although seems like programming is mostly 4:3. sounds like TWC screwed up.

or its just possible that there is a problem with the feed they are supposed to be getting and are just passing along the SD feed until it is resolved.
post #22104 of 26429
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Originally Posted by Berk32 View Post

or its just possible that there is a problem with the feed they are supposed to be getting and are just passing along the SD feed until it is resolved.

yes either that or they are mistakingly taking over the air 68.2 which is univision sd. 68.1 is wfut.
post #22105 of 26429
HD Channels we are missing that TWC has the rights to:

truTV-HD
RFD-HD
WGN America-HD
Jewlery TV-HD
post #22106 of 26429
TWC NYC

118 HD channels (+1 announced, +5 announced but postponed)

340 Adult HD On Demand
350 PPV-HD
351 PPV-HD-2
411 TEAM HD
445/791 GAME-HD
446 GAME2-HD *** 1/11/10 ***
461 NBATVHD
465 Tennis Channel HD
467 CBS College Sports HD
468 NHL Network HD
471 Big Ten HD On Demand
472 Big Ten Network HD
480 Outdoor Channel HD
481 Versus HD
482 Golf HD
651 HBO HD
652 HBO2 HD
653 HBO Family HD
654 HBO Comedy HD
655 HBO Signature HD
656 HBO Zone HD
657 HBO Latino HD
658 CineMax HD
659 MoreMax HD
660 ActionMAX HD
661 ThrillerMAX HD
662 WMAX HD
663 @MAX HD
664 5StarMAX HD
665 OuterMAX HD
666 Showtime HD
667 Showtime 2 HD
668 ShowCase HD
669 Showtime Extreme HD
674 TMC HD
675 TMCxtra HD
676 Starz HD
677 Starz Edge HD
678 Starz Kids & Family HD
681 Starz Comedy HD
682 Encore HD
684 Chiller HD******** Postponed to a later date
*** Sleuth HD******** Postponed to a later date
685 BBC America HD
686 Crime and Investigation HD
687 Live Well HD (WABC 7.2)
689 Style HD
691 Fuse HD
692 G4 HD
697 History International HD
698 Planet Green HD
699 Showcase On Demand HD
700 Movies On Demand HD
701 NY1 HD
702 WCBS (CBS) HD
703 TNT HD
704 WNBC (NBC) HD
705 WNYW (FOX) HD
706 Nickelodeon HD******** Postponed to a later date
707 WABC (ABC) HD
708 TBS HD
709 WWOR (My Network TV) HD
710 FX HD
711 WPIX (The CW) HD
713 WNET (PBS) HD
714 MSNBC HD
715 CNBC HD
716 USA HD
717 Syfy HD
718 Bravo HD
720 Palladia HD
723 Investigation Discovery HD
724 E! HD
726 SNY HD
727 MSG HD
728 ESPN HD
729 ESPN2 HD
731 WPXN (iON) HD
733 QVC HD
734 Universal HD
736 Spike HD******** Postponed to a later date
738 ABC Family HD
739 HSN HD
740 History Channel HD
741 WXTV (Univision) HD
743 Fox Business News HD
744 Fox News HD
746 A&E HD
747 WNJU (Telemundo) HD
748 MSG+ HD
749 Disney HD
750 Food Network HD
752 The Learning Channel HD
753 YES HD
754 AMC HD
758 Headline News HD
759 WE HD
760 Disney XD HD
761 Cartoon Network HD
762 Lifetime HD********Postponed (again) to a later date
763 Biography HD
764 HGTV HD
765 National Geographic HD
766 Discovery HD
767 HD Theater
768 WFUT (Telefutura) HD
772 Weather Channel HD
774 Speed HD
775 Science Channel HD
778 CNN HD
780 Lifetime Movie Network HD
781 IFC HD
782 TCM HD
783 MLB Network HD
784 Hallmark Movie Channel HD
786 Animal Planet HD
787 MavTV HD
788 Travel Channel HD
790 TV One HD
792 ESPNews HD
793 ESPNU HD
794 Smithsonian HD On Demand
795 Smithsonian HD
796 MGM HD
post #22107 of 26429
I am not receiving the HD channels that premiered this week with a Tivo HD. Is anyone with a Tivo receiving any of these channels?
post #22108 of 26429
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Originally Posted by robbie06 View Post

I am not receiving the HD channels that premiered this week with a Tivo HD. Is anyone with a Tivo receiving any of these channels?

have you tried rescanning?

It's especially odd that you aren't seeing the 2 Spanish channels - as they should be available to everyone in the clear.
post #22109 of 26429
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Originally Posted by robbie06 View Post

I am not receiving the HD channels that premiered this week with a Tivo HD. Is anyone with a Tivo receiving any of these channels?

Same here. Have you tried calling tech support?
post #22110 of 26429
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Originally Posted by Berk32 View Post

have you tried rescanning?

It's especially odd that you aren't seeing the 2 Spanish channels - as they should be available to everyone in the clear.

Did not help.

I guess it's a question for the experts, but what should be the normal procedure for getting the new channels unto the cable cards?
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