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post #26191 of 26427
I started a new thread in the HDTV Recorders section, but maybe the question should be here. Anyone know if TWC plans any improvements to the online DVR Manager? Its awful
post #26192 of 26427
August 7, 2013
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The previously announced rebrand of Speed Channel and Fox Soccer Plus has been postponed.

On August 1, 2013 Halogen Network was rebranded as pivot.

On or about August 9, 2013 we will launch Sports Extra 5 thru Sports Extra 9 on ch. 370 to 374 and Sports Extra 5 HD thru Sports Extra 9 HD on ch. 390 to 394. These services will be part of our Digital service offering.

Also on that date, Fox Movie Channel will be rebranded as FX Movie Channel.

On or about September 23, 2013 G4 will be rebranded as Esquire.

On or about September 24, 2013 we will cease carriage of ESPN 3DTV.\

On or about October 1, 2013 in Brooklyn we will launch BCAT 5 HD on ch. 756. Also on that date in Brooklyn, all BCAT services will be rebranded as Brooklyn Public Network.
post #26193 of 26427
I need to get my mother a new non-DVR STB. Her Samsung SMT-H3050 is waaay too slow, and it's pissing her off.

Any better non-DVR boxes in our area? Probably gonna go to Queens Center.
post #26194 of 26427
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Originally Posted by G1Ravage View Post

I need to get my mother a new non-DVR STB. Her Samsung SMT-H3050 is waaay too slow, and it's pissing her off.

Any better non-DVR boxes in our area? Probably gonna go to Queens Center.

Pretty sure every non-dvr box they currently give out is better than that - that's a very old one.
post #26195 of 26427
This would be a good time for TWC to plug Starz On Demand HD. If it's going to happen at all.
Is anyone who has Showtime getting Encore or TW Movie pass for free?
post #26196 of 26427
August 21, 2013
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On or about September 24, 2013 we will launch QVC Plus on ch. 103. QVC Plus will be part of our Digital Television service offering.
post #26197 of 26427

Time Warner Cable offers free antennas, Best Buy credit to customers caught in CBS blackout

By:Jon Fingas posted Aug 23rd, 2013 at 10:33 AM @ engadget.com

Time Warner Cable may not be in a rush to end the CBS blackout, but it's not leaving subscribers out in the cold. The TV provider is now giving away a "limited quantity" of basic TV antennas in the Dallas, Green Bay, Los Angeles, Milwaukee and New York City regions. For those who don't snag a free antenna, the company is also offering $20 in credit toward buying a unit at certain Best Buy stores in those same cities. These sorts of stopgap measures aren't new, but they may provide some comfort to TWC viewers who aren't likely to watch CBS channels through cable anytime soon.

TWC Link: http://twcconversations.com/antenna/
Edited by net_synapse - 8/23/13 at 1:42pm
post #26198 of 26427
I read somewhere CBS and TWC agreed to air local debates, Comptroller/ Mayor, whatever. I hope this will be a springboard for them to reach an agreement.
post #26199 of 26427
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Originally Posted by DNINE View Post

I read somewhere CBS and TWC agreed to air local debates, Comptroller/ Mayor, whatever. I hope this will be a springboard for them to reach an agreement.
Don't expect CBS to be back til a day before football starts. Airing debates is keeping regulators happy and a public service,not a springboard. Debates will be commercial free so CBS doesn't profit.

Also this whole antenna giveaway is more of a negotiating tactic rather than trying to benefit customers.
post #26200 of 26427
The email that TW sent me with the link about free antennas has a Customer comment thread. The comments are all in favor of TW and against CBS, I don't think there was a comment asking them to try to work it out together, all were bashing CBS. Of course it's TW site so they can put out whatever they want. After reading those you could walk away thinking people are happy with what's going on.
post #26201 of 26427
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Originally Posted by DNINE View Post

The email that TW sent me with the link about free antennas has a Customer comment thread. The comments are all in favor of TW and against CBS, I don't think there was a comment asking them to try to work it out together, all were bashing CBS. Of course it's TW site so they can put out whatever they want. After reading those you could walk away thinking people are happy with what's going on.
Those threads are heavily moderated and negative posts don't last very long.
post #26202 of 26427
Does TWC in NYC have DVR receivers that will integrate the OTA signal into the guide? I know they don't here. Just curious.
post #26203 of 26427
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Originally Posted by ejb1980 View Post

Does TWC in NYC have DVR receivers that will integrate the OTA signal into the guide? I know they don't here. Just curious.
no they dont and why would they want to? to benefit the 0.001% of customers that have both OTA and cable? and field complaints from inaccurate guide info from OTA when they already have issues of providing accurate for their own channels? and also have to maintain software to integrate the 2? i dont think so.....
post #26204 of 26427
I'm in east midtown Manhattan and the clear QAM channels no longer work on TWC, not even the broadcast channels. Are there any options besides renting a digital adapter (I know, free until January 2015, then $1 a month after)? Is there any way to buy one straight out or a third party solution?
post #26205 of 26427
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Originally Posted by u20v00a View Post

I'm in east midtown Manhattan and the clear QAM channels no longer work on TWC, not even the broadcast channels. Are there any options besides renting a digital adapter (I know, free until January 2015, then $1 a month after)? Is there any way to buy one straight out or a third party solution?
Why would you want to buy something that is being offered for free and costs practically nothing after 2015? do you even subscribe to video? Filters are sometimes installed to block video channels to Internet only customers.
post #26206 of 26427
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Originally Posted by nyctveng View Post

no they dont and why would they want to? to benefit the 0.001% of customers that have both OTA and cable? and field complaints from inaccurate guide info from OTA when they already have issues of providing accurate for their own channels? and also have to maintain software to integrate the 2? i dont think so.....

Satellite does this. I suppose you couldn't on cable since the local channels ignorantly are on "other" channel numbers. I do it with Directv. Last year, Directv did the same thing to one of our locals (ironically, also CBS) but I would have never known be it not for the crawlers since OTA was there. Don't knock it till you try it.
post #26207 of 26427
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Originally Posted by nyctveng View Post

Why would you want to buy something that is being offered for free and costs practically nothing after 2015? do you even subscribe to video? Filters are sometimes installed to block video channels to Internet only customers.

I'm an internet only customer, but sometimes watch the news on broadcast TV through clear QAM. My understanding is that cable companies are required to carry broadcast channels via clear QAM without the need for consumers to purchase additional equipment. Given TWC's history with creeping modem rental fees ($4 to $6 to probably $8 next year), a digital adapter that is free through January 2015 then $1 after means it will cost much more than that in just a few years. I'd like to find a solution to head off the fee increases ahead of time. Even for those who rent a cable box and use clear QAM for a second (bedroom TV), you're looking at a backdoor price increase. One option is an antenna, but I want to see what else is available.
post #26208 of 26427
Just noticed Tennis channel is on analog channel 8
post #26209 of 26427
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Originally Posted by u20v00a View Post

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Originally Posted by nyctveng View Post

Why would you want to buy something that is being offered for free and costs practically nothing after 2015? do you even subscribe to video? Filters are sometimes installed to block video channels to Internet only customers.

I'm an internet only customer, but sometimes watch the news on broadcast TV through clear QAM. My understanding is that cable companies are required to carry broadcast channels via clear QAM without the need for consumers to purchase additional equipment. Given TWC's history with creeping modem rental fees ($4 to $6 to probably $8 next year), a digital adapter that is free through January 2015 then $1 after means it will cost much more than that in just a few years. I'd like to find a solution to head off the fee increases ahead of time. Even for those who rent a cable box and use clear QAM for a second (bedroom TV), you're looking at a backdoor price increase. One option is an antenna, but I want to see what else is available.

They are no longer required to maintain clear QAM, but they haven't given any indication that they plan on dropping it - as of now they only seem to be ready to drop Analog (which has already begun)
post #26210 of 26427
There are no other legal options. Like Berk32 said TWC is no longer required to maintain clear QAM. FCC gave the OK to encrypt and Comcast has been aggressively encrypting across the country. Just a matter of time before TWC follows suit to reduce theft and truck rolls. Cord cutters and internet only customers that use clear QAM are eating into their revenue.
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Originally Posted by u20v00a View Post

I'm an internet only customer, but sometimes watch the news on broadcast TV through clear QAM. My understanding is that cable companies are required to carry broadcast channels via clear QAM without the need for consumers to purchase additional equipment. Given TWC's history with creeping modem rental fees ($4 to $6 to probably $8 next year), a digital adapter that is free through January 2015 then $1 after means it will cost much more than that in just a few years. I'd like to find a solution to head off the fee increases ahead of time. Even for those who rent a cable box and use clear QAM for a second (bedroom TV), you're looking at a backdoor price increase. One option is an antenna, but I want to see what else is available.
post #26211 of 26427
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Originally Posted by u20v00a View Post

I'm an internet only customer, but sometimes watch the news on broadcast TV through clear QAM. My understanding is that cable companies are required to carry broadcast channels via clear QAM without the need for consumers to purchase additional equipment. Given TWC's history with creeping modem rental fees ($4 to $6 to probably $8 next year), a digital adapter that is free through January 2015 then $1 after means it will cost much more than that in just a few years. I'd like to find a solution to head off the fee increases ahead of time. Even for those who rent a cable box and use clear QAM for a second (bedroom TV), you're looking at a backdoor price increase. One option is an antenna, but I want to see what else is available.
As an internet-only customer, you are not entitled--legally or otherwise--to receive Clear QAM channels over the cable line. You were benefiting from TWC's negligence in failing to trap out the TV frequencies on your line. If you request a digital adapter from TWC, you will be required to subscribe to the Broadcast Basic package at a rate of $20/mo for 12 months, and you will also have to pay full price for the digital adapter, which is about $5 per month (the free digital adapter is only for those who were subscribing to broadcast basic at the time of the switch to encrypted basic.)

As of now, your best bet is simply to throw up an antenna, or possibly subscribe to Aereo.
Edited by UnnDunn - 8/27/13 at 4:25pm
post #26212 of 26427
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Originally Posted by Berk32 View Post

Just noticed Tennis channel is on analog channel 8
Yes looks like they threw it up on TBS old slot the for those few that still have analog available and didnt delete 8. As of today it's only West 79-153st and East side north of 86 St that still have analog in Manhattan. Queens is next.
post #26213 of 26427
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Originally Posted by UnnDunn View Post

As an internet-only customer, you are not entitled--legally or otherwise--to receive Clear QAM channels over the cable line. You were benefiting from TWC's negligence in failing to trap out the TV frequencies on your line. If you request a digital adapter from TWC, you will be required to subscribe to the Broadcast Basic package at a rate of $20/mo for 12 months, and you will also have to pay full price for the digital adapter, which is about $5 per month (the free digital adapter is only for those who were subscribing to broadcast basic at the time of the switch to encrypted basic.)

As of now, your best bet is simply to throw up an antenna, or possibly subscribe to Aereo.

actually the free box was to anyone with a tv not connected to a box and the price of the digital adapter is $1 not $5.
post #26214 of 26427
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Originally Posted by kevin120 View Post

actually the free box was to anyone with a tv not connected to a box and the price of the digital adapter is $1 not $5.
But only if you subscribe to a TV package. If you do not subscribe to a TV package, you will have to get Basic TV and a set top box.
post #26215 of 26427
Speaking of Analog disappearance; is there a separate analog system on TWC? ...

The gym I belong to in manhattan [NYSC on Mercer Street] has little TV's on most of their equipment that tune in analog channels [NY1 still on 10] but these have more than the regular analog that we will lose soon, 8TBS is still there, 20msg 14CNBC and more all the way up to 27vh1 and 28MTV - 2 is StarzK&F but oddly 13pbs is the only missing one

Not all NYSC have this particular spread and like them to catch up on hockey games ....
post #26216 of 26427
Commercial accounts like gyms and hotels may have a mini headend on site that has a bank of say 20 boxes that get fed into analog modulators and transmitted to multiple tv. This is a cost effective way of not having to have a box at every tv and have a customized lineup.
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Speaking of Analog disappearance; is there a separate analog system on TWC? ...

The gym I belong to in manhattan [NYSC on Mercer Street] has little TV's on most of their equipment that tune in analog channels [NY1 still on 10] but these have more than the regular analog that we will lose soon, 8TBS is still there, 20msg 14CNBC and more all the way up to 27vh1 and 28MTV - 2 is StarzK&F but oddly 13pbs is the only missing one

Not all NYSC have this particular spread and like them to catch up on hockey games ....
post #26217 of 26427
CBS and Showtime are back
post #26218 of 26427
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Originally Posted by Berk32 View Post

CBS and Showtime are back
About time, here is related article

http://www.multichannel.com/index.php?q=cable-operators/cbs-time-warner-cable-sign-carriage-agreement/145231

http://www.twcableuntangled.com/2013/09/we-have-a-deal-with-cbs/
Edited by nyctveng - 9/2/13 at 2:33pm
post #26219 of 26427
We really really REALLY need our channel lineup overhauled.

Fox Soccer became FXX today - so now FXX HD is sitting in the middle of the sports channels in the 400s
post #26220 of 26427
Does anyone have Showtime on demand up?
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