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post #23611 of 26425
It seems that they are giving out more cisco boxes then samsung. Went to 23rd replaced my samsung dvr it went dead on me
post #23612 of 26425
Not sure if this is a glitch or a new way to appease the Networks but I am watching NBC's Last Comic Standing via HD On Demand (Ch. 699) and it no longer allows me to FF through commercials (or parts of the actual show)
post #23613 of 26425
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Originally Posted by coreynyc View Post

Not sure if this is a glitch or a new way to appease the Networks but I am watching NBC's Last Comic Standing via HD On Demand (Ch. 699) and it no longer allows me to FF through commercials (or parts of the actual show)

just tested - same problem.

we knew that it was possible they could do it at any point.....
post #23614 of 26425
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Originally Posted by HRAMOS1965 View Post

It seems that they are giving out more cisco boxes then samsung. Went to 23rd replaced my samsung dvr it went dead on me

Which Cisco box did they give you?
post #23615 of 26425
Cisco 4640 HDC
post #23616 of 26425
to watch those 3D channels you need the 3d TV or just the glasses
post #23617 of 26425
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Originally Posted by coreynyc View Post

Not sure if this is a glitch or a new way to appease the Networks but I am watching NBC's Last Comic Standing via HD On Demand (Ch. 699) and it no longer allows me to FF through commercials (or parts of the actual show)

They've had this ability for some time. About 3 years ago, I would occasionally be prevented from FF'ing through commercials. If I tried, I'd be taken to the beginning of the commercial segment, so I'd have to watch them all over again. Very insidious AFAIC! I believe they were just testing the code back then, but it seems they may have taken it to the next level.

A_C
post #23618 of 26425
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Originally Posted by HRAMOS1965 View Post

to watch those 3D channels you need the 3d TV or just the glasses

you need 3dtv and the proper glasses

(glasses you get from movie theaters are useless)
post #23619 of 26425
Looks like you have to subscribe for the new 3DTV1 3DTV2 (483, 484) channels. At least I'm seeing a call-customer-care graphic--despite having an "all the best" subscription. -- John
post #23620 of 26425
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Originally Posted by John Mason View Post

Looks like you have to subscribe for the new 3DTV1 3DTV2 (483, 484) channels. At least I'm seeing a call-customer-care graphic--despite having an "all the best" subscription. -- John


They ran the Daytona race here in 3D two weekends ago and it was the same way. It was "free", but you had to call and request it. My guess is that they didn't want stupid/clueless people calling in for service because the picture was messed up on their regular TVs... this way only people with 3D TVs would bother calling in and they would be expecting and know what the odd looking channel was.
post #23621 of 26425
^^^Thanks. Thought it might be something along those lines. Suspect displaying the side-by-side, split-screen images, as with the 3D golf Masters this spring, along with brief explanatory text, might entice more viewers and push 3D along. Guess they're not calling it 3D HD, even though, AIUI, it's 1080i/p cameras but delivered at 1/2 rez before 1080i re-scaling. -- John
post #23622 of 26425
I'm going to just take a moment to compliment TWCNYC - it's so rare that I have this opportunity.

I have a Tivo with cable card, and I'm lazy enough that I just put off doing anything about getting a TA. About a week ago, TW called me and arranged to have one installed for free.

Today, the service guy came by and installed the TA. He called first, then arrived on time. He was polite and seemed knowledgeable. He installed the device quickly and was on his way in about 15 minutes. When I gave him a tip, he acted genuinely surprised, paused for thought, and then accepted it.

All in all, it was a very good experience. Of course, all I know, right now, is that the TA works fine when there isn't any SDV. The proof will come in mid-July, if that's when they still plan to roll out SDV.

-barry
post #23623 of 26425
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On or about July 29, 2010 we will launch the following channels:
CMT HD on ch. 694
DIY HD on ch. 688
Fox Soccer HD on ch. 485
gmc HD on ch. 695,
GOL TV HD on ch. 469
Hallmark HD on ch. 684
National Geographic Wild HD on ch. 696
Ovation HD on ch. 683
Reelz HD on ch. 650
Showtime Beyond HD on ch. 670
Showtime Next HD on ch. 673
Showtime Women HD on ch. 671
Sundance HD on ch. 693
TV Guide HD on ch. 690.
Then, in Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens we launch:
Nickelodeon HD on ch. 706
VH1 HD on ch. 719
Discovery Kids HD on ch. 722
Cooking Channel HD on ch. 751
Galavision HD on ch. 769.
In Mount Vernon:
Nickelodeon ch. 739
VH1 HD on ch. 726
Discovery Kids HD on 735
Cooking Channel HD on ch. 751
Galavision HD on ch. 754.
These HD simulcasts will be available at the same service level as their standard definition counterpart.

On this date, in addition to their current channel locations, we will also add a simulcast of the following channels:
Music Choice On Demand 1975
Music on Demand on 1976
Cutting Edge on Demand on 1977
Sports On Demand on 1978
Sportskool On Demand on 1979
Exercise On Demand on 1980
Kids Preschool On Demand on 1981
Kids On Demand on 1982
History and Nature On Demand (formerly known as News & World On Demand) on 1983
Lifestyle On Demand on 1984
Entertainment On Demand on 1985
Primetime On Demand on 1986.

Is this still happening???
post #23624 of 26425
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Originally Posted by DigitalfreakNYC View Post

Is this still happening???

as of now yes....

We'll know for sure in the next week or 2 if SDV launch goes at full force.
post #23625 of 26425
3DTV1 is SDV (looks like i was the first in my area to switch to it - took a little while to bring up the 'call' screen)
3DTV2 isn't a real channel as of now
post #23626 of 26425
If you live in TWC NY/NJ area,with a 3DTV, call to have the special 3DTV code enabled. There's no charge, just a few minutes to update your account.
post #23627 of 26425
Does any one know if they are giving out 4840 HDC,at 96st.I see that they have them at 23st.I live near 96st.Its a lot more easy for me to go to 96st. If you know let me know???
post #23628 of 26425
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Originally Posted by HRAMOS1965 View Post

Cisco 4640 HDC

Is this a DVR version? Is there a Cisco cable box that is a DVR?
I have to ditch my Samsung.

TIA
post #23629 of 26425
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Originally Posted by marcos_p View Post

Is this a DVR version? Is there a Cisco cable box that is a DVR?
I have to ditch my Samsung.

TIA

yes its a DVR
post #23630 of 26425
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Originally Posted by ANGEL 35 View Post

Does any one know if they are giving out 4640 HDC,at 96st.I see that they have them at 23st.I live near 96st.Its a lot more easy for me to go to 96st. If you know let me know???

If you stop by, ask about the 8640 as well, I think there may be many waiting to hear about the 8640's availability @ 96th street.

Why would you want a 4640 over a 8640? Just curious... I think the 8640 may come with a larger drive.
post #23631 of 26425
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Originally Posted by Riverside_Guy View Post

If you stop by, ask about the 8640 as well, I think there may be many waiting to hear about the 8640's availability @ 96th street.

Why would you want a 4640 over a 8640? Just curious... I think the 8640 may come with a larger drive.

The 4640 is not a DVR just an HD box.
post #23632 of 26425
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Originally Posted by mets18 View Post

The 4640 is not a DVR just an HD box.

My bad. Iwant the 8640 HDC Not the 4640. I will try to go to 96st on monday. I will let you know if they have them.
post #23633 of 26425
Well, my signal problems on W 88th street have gotten worse and so I decided to walk over to 96th Street today to get a new box. I asked if there were any 8640 HDC boxes available and they found one for me. I came home and connected the box and the picture was nice and crisp and for a while there... I thought my problems were solved... But it was not to be. After about 45 minutes the signal issue resurfaced and I lost signal completely again. When I reboot the box sometimes it gets stuck displaying APP on the LED screen and sometimes it sort of boots as it displays a count down sequence from L19 to L1. But in the end, I still end up with no picture. I can get the channel guide and the banner comes up when I change channels, but that's about it. This also happened with the 8300HD box.

I called TWC and they will send someone at the end of next week for the 10th + time. Now they can not blame the DVR box or the internal wiring as it has also been replaced a couple times. I hope the problem remains as bad as it has been today. This way they might get a better chance of pinpointing the problem. It just so happens that whenever they show up the DVR is working fine. They adjusted and changed equipment on the roof, but given that the DVR was working fine before, during and after the repairs... the actual cause of the problem has never been identified.

I already asked in the 8640 thread, but I'll ask here too... does anyone know if there is a front panel key combination to reset the 8640HDC? Something like the Vol -, Vol + and Info key combination used to reboot the 8300HD.
post #23634 of 26425
Trying to tune into ch 483 (even though i dont have a 3dtv) - got them to activate it...

getting the wonderful "3dtv1 is currently unavailable please try again later"
post #23635 of 26425
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Originally Posted by Berk32 View Post

Trying to tune into ch 483 (even though i dont have a 3dtv) - got them to activate it...

getting the wonderful "3dtv1 is currently unavailable please try again later"

Too bad they don't display a split-screen 3D-motion-video several times a day for an hour or so, maybe with a count-down clock showing upcoming demos (or live 3D programs). Believe some 3D demos have test patterns for adjusting left-right images. Really need a schedule somewhere for future 3D shows, too.

Looks like they've removed the 3D golf Masters files at HD Showcase on Demand available for weeks this spring. Don't have 3D gear here either, but TWC customers should have access to 3D cable signals...perhaps just to tinker with 3D computer display options. Perhaps some firm will introduce 3D decoding hardware that doesn't require a complete high-end computer system, although AIUI your display must still be fast enough to avoid ghosting from rapidly changing, simultaneous left/right 3D images (seen through 3D lft/rt switching glasses).. -- John
post #23636 of 26425
Just got off the phone with them. You need to have one of their boxes in order to get the 3D channels.
post #23637 of 26425
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Originally Posted by lmz00 View Post

Just got off the phone with them. You need to have one of their boxes in order to get the 3D channels.

Do you mean that this is unavailable to CableCard (TiVo) subscribers?
post #23638 of 26425
You are also supposed to have a 3dTV purchased after March 2010.

From TWC NY/NJ website:

"To receive 3D On Demand service, a 3D TV purchased after March 2010, compatible 3D glasses, Digital Cable, remote and an HD or HD DVR set-top box are required. The compatible HD converter must be connected to your 3DTV via an HDMI cable only (HDMI adapters, including DVI to HDMI are not compatible) and viewer must wear glasses that are compatible with their 3D TV. Some services are not available to CableCARD customers. Not all equipment supports all services. DVR service is an optional service available for an incremental charge. Subject to change without notice. Not available in all areas. Some restrictions apply. Time Warner Cable is a trademark of Time Warner Inc. Used under license. All other trademarks remain the property of their respective owners. " There are a lot of FAQ's on the website which can reduce the need to call customer service.
post #23639 of 26425
My old Scientific Atlanta Explorer 8300HDC is not working, I get a message saying it's no longer authorized for service. I guess I have to go to the service center on 23rd st to get it replaced.
post #23640 of 26425
First try a cold boot - unplug for at last 10 minutes. If this doesn't work, call TWC for a refresher signal. Unless you've already dismantled the converter box and started off to exchange it.

"Not authorized for service" doesn't mean the box is broken.
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