Welcome to the local thread for Time Warner Cable Southern California
Map of the TWC So Cal service region is at the bottom of this 1st post.
Many find the following links helpful.
Road Runner HSI Forum FAQ
TWC WiFi provides the company's high-speed Internet subscribers with free Internet access away from home in a relatively small area of about 40 miles.Read the LA Times Article TWC rolls out Wi-Fi service in Los Angeles UPDATE 8 months after the LA Times article TWC announced it has 3,000 hotspots in the Los Angeles area with plans for 10,000 by year end. Found here: Comcast, Time Warner & three other cable firms team up on WiFi network
Find a Wi-Fi hotspot
The Corporate Blog: Untangled a look behind the scenes at one of America's largest cable companies
Question: Why can't I view some channels on my TiVo Series3 or newer model using a CableCARD?
Answer: TiVo Series3 and newer are not able to access channels delivered using two-way technology, including Switched Digital Video (SDV) technology.
However, TWC has worked with Cable Labs and TiVo Inc. to develop an external device called the Tuning Adapter, which allows customers with CableCARD-equipped TiVo DVRs to receive programming delivered using SDV technology, while they continue to enjoy all the features of their TiVo DVRs.
Please note Tuning Adapter do not provide access to our other interactive features (such as the Electronic Programming Guide, Video On Demand, and other two-way services HD TiVo DVRs are not designed to access). For more information, see links past the next section on CableCARDs.
New FCC Regulations Give Consumers Easier Access to CableCARDS
August 11th, 2011 from TiVo Blog The wait is finally over. CableCARDs are now easier than ever to obtain and install in your TiVo Premiere, TiVo Series3 or TiVo HD DVR. On August 8th, 2011 the new rules and regulations on CableCARDS the FCC adopted last fall went into effect. What this means for you Cable operators are now required to:
Price CableCARD rental fees uniformly and disclose fees prominently both on their websites and rate cards;
Provide discounts on the price of programming packages that include set-top box rentals by the cost of the set-top box rental for customers who bring their own retail set-top box;
Not impose fees on customers using consumer owned set-top boxes that they do not assess on customers using operator-leased set-top boxes;
Permit self-installation of CableCARDs (although some providers have until November 1, 2011 to comply with this requirement);
Provide accurate information about CableCARDs and CableCARD compatible devices;
Provide multi-stream CableCARDS by default (unless the customer specifically requests a single stream card;
In any professional installation, arrive with the correct number of functioning CableCARDs;
Ensure that customers can use their retail devices to access to of the all linear channels that comprise the cable package to which they subscribe (including switched digital channels); and
Provide accurate information about CableCARDs, CableCARD compatible devices and, in any professional installation, arrive with the correct number of functioning CableCARDs - stuff you would think is so basic that it shouldn't have to be spelled out in regulation.
For additional information regarding CableCARDs and consumers' rights visit CableCARD: Know Your Rights or Digital Cable Compatibility: CableCARD-Ready Devices.
If you have questions as to whether your cable operator is complying with the CableCARD rules, you can email the FCC at CableCARDEnf@fcc.gov or call (202) 418-1160. To file a complaint, visit File Complaint.
ADDITIONAL LINKS Thanks to The Gadgetress
* Switched Digital Video - Will it impact you? (TiVo)
* How to install a Tuning Adapter for switched digital video (TiVo)
* Switched Digital Video (SDV) & CableCard compatibility (Green Button Forum for Windows Media Center)
* TiVo and cable industry unveil Switched Digital Video workaround (CNET's Crave)
* FCC Vacates SDV Rulings Against Time Warner Cable, Cox (Multichannel News)
On July 31, 2006 Time Warner Cable (TWC) replaced Adelphia and Comcast and serves about 1.9 million subscribers in Los Angeles. This thread merged Adelphia L.A. with TWC L.A. and former Comcast L.A. joined our topic going forward. Adelphia topics remain at the beginning and TWC L.A. posts are at the tail end of this thread.
TWCLA Regional Map
Edited by bgooch - 5/12/13 at 10:57am