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Berk32 do you happen to have the new spreadsheet with the new channels added to share?
Curious as to where TWC put them.
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Originally Posted by AndyHDTV View Post

Berk32 do you happen to have the new spreadsheet with the new channels added to share?
Curious as to where TWC put them.

i'll post it tonight - but i think the 2 spanish channels are on the ch 79 frequency in northern manhattan, (and it might be ch 100 for southern manhattan) - and History International was put in the same freq with the recently added nbatvhd
post #22113 of 26426
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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.

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Originally Posted by lorus View Post

Same here. Have you tried calling tech support?

I called Customer Support and they couldn't do anything over the phone. They will be sending a technician this coming saturday. New channels are supposed to just appear on the Tivo, since it's able to detech channel line-up changes.

A channel re-scan is not possible with the cablecard installed.
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Download/Software upgrade today. Between 4 and 4:30 they did a download. The Power On Channel is fixed. Anyone find anything else? Lower East Side..
post #22115 of 26426
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Originally Posted by rit56 View Post

Download/Software upgrade today. Between 4 and 4:30 they did a download. The Power On Channel is fixed. Anyone find anything else? Lower East Side..

what box?
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Originally Posted by Berk32 View Post

what box?

I am currently using the SA 8300 HDC

Doesn't it affect everyone regardless of box?
post #22117 of 26426
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Originally Posted by robbie06 View Post

I called Customer Support and they couldn't do anything over the phone. They will be sending a technician this coming saturday. New channels are supposed to just appear on the Tivo, since it's able to detech channel line-up changes.

A channel re-scan is not possible with the cablecard installed.

Please keep the thread posted on the results of the visit. Are they charging for the visit?

This is "great." So every time they add new channels the tech will have to come over and turn the channels on?

Best Buy has a special now on TiVo - $150 with HDTV purchase. TWC is about to get more customers. Are there enough techs?
post #22118 of 26426
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Originally Posted by lorus View Post

Please keep the thread posted on the results of the visit. Are they charging for the visit?

This is "great." So every time they add new channels the tech will have to come over and turn the channels on?

Best Buy has a special now on TiVo - $150 with HDTV purchase. TWC is about to get more customers. Are there enough techs?

I will keep you posted about what happens. I forgot to ask, but I doubt they will be charging me for a visit. They're coming to fix a problems that surely lies within their cablecard. New channels are supposed to just appear automatically on the Tivo. There seems to be some sort of problem on their side. I dont even think this is a problem that needs a visit. I just ended up speaking with a customer representative that does not know anything about cablecards.
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Originally Posted by rit56 View Post

I am currently using the SA 8300 HDC

Doesn't it affect everyone regardless of box?

Well there are 2 different softwares out there - ODN and MDN.
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WXTV 741 is now in HD as it should be
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Any Top Chef fans here? Had a few audio dropouts tonight- really would've liked to have heard the part where Kevin talked about college. Going to DVR the replay, and hopefully there won't be audio dropouts then. Starting to strongly consider Fios...

Anyone else have these problems tonight? Man South, Samsung 3090.
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Northern Manhattan spreadsheet

 

twcHD 12-7-09.zip 88.59765625k . file
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Usually TNTHD is very stable for me with my SA8300HD box running MDN Navigator except when watching "The Closer". This program is always plagued with glitches including pixelation in video and audio drop outs. Anyone else in Kew Gardens experiencing this? Thanks.
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Originally Posted by rit56 View Post

I am currently using the SA 8300 HDC

Doesn't it affect everyone regardless of box?

It's more about the software than the box. Yours is ODN. FWIW, there was no such action to MDN... and I mean MDN -21 which is ONLY in Man North.

The question is was it a ODN slipstream update or did they increment the version number.
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Speaking of frak-ups, seems like barely a day goes by without a "go to black video" happens on Fox... last night, it was on Glee, around the last quarter of the show.
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Re: HDC vs. 3090

IMO, the fast forward was far superior on the HDC. I got used to the amount of "jump back" time there was on the HDC, so I could recognize the end of the commercials and still not miss any of the show. The Samsung is different and less predictable. Also, the stretched guide just looks strange. But overall I think the larger HD and much lower noise level make the 3090 superior.
post #22127 of 26426
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Originally Posted by andgarden View Post

Re: HDC vs. 3090

IMO, the fast forward was far superior on the HDC. I got used to the amount of "jump back" time there was on the HDC, so I could recognize the end of the commercials and still not miss any of the show. The Samsung is different and less predictable. Also, the stretched guide just looks strange. But overall I think the larger HD and much lower noise level make the 3090 superior.

I agree 100% on all counts, although I have to admit that the fonts in the stretched guide do not really look stretched... its only the network logos that continue to look stretched after a brief period of adjustment.

Nailing the commercial skips in the 3090 is definitely much more difficult and inconsistent than on the 8300HDC... but overall I would never go back. The double sized hard drive, the smoother/faster GUI operation and just being an unobtrusive black component instead of silver monstrosity all overwhelmingly favor the 3090.
post #22128 of 26426
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Originally Posted by jcalabria View Post

I agree 100% on all counts, although I have to admit that the fonts in the stretched guide do not really look stretched... its only the network logos that continue to look stretched after a brief period of adjustment.

Nailing the commercial skips in the 3090 is definitely much more difficult and inconsistent than on the 8300HDC... but overall I would never go back. The double sized hard drive, the smoother/faster GUI operation and just being an unobtrusive black component instead of silver monstrosity all overwhelmingly favor the 3090.

Are they only giving 320 gig hard drives now? or is it still a crapshoot. I like my HDC but would trade it in for more space
post #22129 of 26426
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Originally Posted by lee7n View Post

Are they only giving 320 gig hard drives now? or is it still a crapshoot. I like my HDC but would trade it in for more space

Generally a crapshoot but I think I've seen reports here about some recent availability of 320s @ 23rd St.

My first 3090 (when 3090s first arrived down here in Charlotte) was an OEM 320GB unit. My second one was a 160 which has been -ahem - "field upgraded".
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Originally Posted by lee7n View Post

Are they only giving 320 gig hard drives now? or is it still a crapshoot. I like my HDC but would trade it in for more space

Crap shot getting one, neighbor tried 4 days ago and was told they only had a "few" and they all went right away.

BUT he said there WAS a large stack of them at 23rd street. For under 60 bucks, you can get a 320G Pipeline and the right tool (Torx T10 security/tamper resistant) and swap out the internal yourself.
post #22131 of 26426
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Originally Posted by Riverside_Guy View Post

Crap shot getting one, neighbor tried 4 days ago and was told they only had a "few" and they all went right away.

BUT he said there WAS a large stack of them at 23rd street. For under 60 bucks, you can get a 320G Pipeline and the right tool (Torx T10 security/tamper resistant) and swap out the internal yourself.

I can wait, In a month or 2 they will probably only give that box out, gives me a chance to watch some stuff I have been meaning to get to. Will they let you see if it is a 320 before they snatch your old box away?
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Two days ago I was given a 320 box by a tech. I wasn't expecting it, but there it was. . .
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I apologize in advance if this has been asked already, but I have not been able to find it in the thread

Yesterday I connected a 500Gb esata drive to my 8300HDC box, following the instructions in the SA manual. The box recognized the drive, and formatted it without any problems.
But now I find that recordings are somewhat haphazard. Some shows record without any problems (e.g. Survivor tonight on 702, So You Think You Can Dance last night on 705). But others scheduled to record do not (e.g. NBC Nightly News on 704, B Walter's Special on 707) ) And when I hit the record button for a show in progress, it does not record.

Any advice, comments? I've tried a reboot of the box, but that does not help.
post #22134 of 26426
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Originally Posted by lee7n View Post

I can wait, In a month or 2 they will probably only give that box out, gives me a chance to watch some stuff I have been meaning to get to. Will they let you see if it is a 320 before they snatch your old box away?

Waiting can have it's issues. Maybe they'll switch over to the 3270 DVR which apparently lacks any PIP function (some don't care, deal-breaker for some).
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Originally Posted by Riverside_Guy View Post

Waiting can have it's issues. Maybe they'll switch over to the 3270 DVR which apparently lacks any PIP function (some don't care, deal-breaker for some).

I am in the I don't really care crowd, I use it once in a blue moon but can live without it. I am sure someone will say something if the 3270's start appearing. Seems odd to remove that since it has two tuners anyway.
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PiP has never worked in a useful way for me. I would be far more interested in a third or fourth tuner.
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Originally Posted by Riverside_Guy View Post

Speaking of frak-ups, seems like barely a day goes by without a "go to black video" happens on Fox... last night, it was on Glee, around the last quarter of the show.

My recording had some sort of glitch at the :47 minute mark and wouldn't go past there, I had to watch the end on Hulu.
post #22138 of 26426
Two things:

1. Does anyone else's 3090 make a high pitched noise (the same one that it makes when you turn the power on) at random times when the box is not on and/or recording? I hear it occasionally in the middle of the night and now during the day since I started working from home...and no, it is definitely not on or recording anything when it makes this noise.

2. Has anyone noticed that for a good number of channels, the boxes have old, outdated network/channel logos (Weather Channel SD & HD, WWOR-SD. WPIX-SD, Food SD), unreadable logos (MSG-HD), or no logo at all (WPIX-HD, WWOR-HD)? These are just a few examples that quickly come to mind and I wonder how hard it is for whatever service they use to get it right.
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Anyone else notice the big price increases?

It started with my promotional pricing of DTValue and Road Runner Standard going away, which jacked their respective prices from 49.99 and 29.99 to (standard rates) 67.50 and 45.95.

Now I got a notice saying it's 72.95 for DTValue starting next month. Moreover there are no promotions for those without Triple Play. I manage to negotiate a small discount, but its still ridiculous.

Anyone have any luck doing better or have any ideas?
post #22140 of 26426
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Originally Posted by ank View Post

Anyone else notice the big price increases?

It started with my promotional pricing of DTValue and Road Runner Standard going away, which jacked their respective prices from 49.99 and 29.99 to (standard rates) 67.50 and 45.95.

Now I got a notice saying it's 72.95 for DTValue starting next month. Moreover there are no promotions for those without Triple Play. I manage to negotiate a small discount, but its still ridiculous.

Anyone have any luck doing better or have any ideas?

Oh yeah. I noticed it. What they wanted for cable TV alone with DVR, costs me the same as I'm now paying for FiOS Triple Play with DVR . I actually switched yesterday. The other reason I switched was because my HD picture went downhill in the last few months, and they couldn't fix the macroblocking.
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