Welcome to the Time Warner Cable Southern California local thread.
Map of the TWC So Cal service region is at the bottom of this first post.
Many find the following links helpful.
Time Warner Cable's Los Angeles WiFi Network Grows to 12K Hotspots
In the greater Los Angeles area there are now more than 12,000 wifi hotspots including the Nixon Library, Hollywood Casting & Film, Santa Monica/West LA, Brea, Downtown, San Fernando Valley, Manhattan Beach and the I-10 Corridor.
Here’s a pretty cool interactive map that will show you exactly where you can get WiFi access – just enter your address and click “Go.”
This is all part of a larger venture called “CableWiFi” launched in May 2012 and includes Time Warner Cable, Bright House Networks, Cablevision, Comcast and Cox Communications. You can read the official announcement here.
The number of WiFi hotspots is expanding into several additional cities in the future. You’ll see on the map the network has both indoor and outdoor hotspots located in high-traffic locations such as shopping districts, cafés, malls, sports and concert arenas, restaurants, parks and beaches. Learn more about our robust wi-fi presence in L.A. here.
Untangled (Corporate Blog) a look behind the scenes at America's second largest cable company
A digital adapter is a small device that allows digital television signals to be displayed on your analog TV.
Starting on or about 10/8/13 in Los Angeles, 10/15/13 in San Diego and 10/29/13 for Desert Cities, Yucca Valley, Barstow and Banning, CA some designated channels will be delivered in digital format only. This will not affect any TVs currently connected to a digital set-top box. If you want to view these channels on additional direct-connect analog TVs or similar devices request a Digital Adapter. The quickest and easiest way to order your equipment is online at Go Digital . If you order an Easy Setup Kit, it is directly mailed to your home at no cost. You may also call toll-free 1-855-TWC-DIGITAL (1-855-892-3444) or visit any payment center location to pick up the equipment or arrange for an installation for an additional charge.
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.
From TiVo Blog 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 - 10/6/13 at 6:10pm