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post #241 of 8808
Do you guys that are having to pay extra have the other premium channels like HBO-HD & SHO-HD?

Jim
post #242 of 8808
Yeah, I've had HBO-HD and SHO-HD since March. The rep on the phone said "as far as Adelphia is concerned EPSN-HD is covered under the basic HD package, but ESPN has decided that they need to charge on an a-la-carte basis" or some nonsense like that....
post #243 of 8808
Guess I'll have to wait to see if mine goes away. I saw it in the guide last night and selected it and there it was.

What's everybody think about the video quality so far?

Jim
post #244 of 8808
Paying 10 dollars for the box a month..... they can't give us ESPN as well? Geez, Might as well gone dish. I can get all the local channels. So is ESPNHD gonna have an additional cost as well or will it be included ?
post #245 of 8808
Charging extra for ESPNHD ticks me off a bit even though it's only $1.50 and add to that it's not always HD. And when I spoke with Adelphia this morning they gave me conflicting info to what they gave pg_rider - I would think Santa Monica and Redondo both fall under Adelphia SoCal.
post #246 of 8808
I'm too lazy to stay on the line with them for 20 minutes, but it seems like they're charging for it? The only thing they regularly show on ESPNHD in HD is Sportscenter and frankly, I wouldn't pay 25 cents a month to see that in HD. I guess I'll just hold out till football season. That's the only way they'll get me to toss in a few bucks to subscribe.

cyclones22
post #247 of 8808
ESPN HD has MLB Sunday and Weds nights now. Tonight St. Louis plays SF Giants at SBC at 5:00pm PST.
post #248 of 8808
Just signed up for ESPN HD for $1.50/Mo here in Fullerton. College football starts this month and even if most/many games are not in HD at least the picture quality will be better. Well worth a $1.50 in my book.

bwb
post #249 of 8808
Quote:


Originally posted by cyclones22
The only thing they regularly show on ESPNHD in HD is Sportscenter and frankly, I wouldn't pay 25 cents a month to see that in HD.

I am pretty sure the topic of ESPNHD having a limited amount of actual HD and the fact that it's upconverted SD is pretty sucky (at least that's my opinion after checking it out this weekend). I fully agree it's ridiculous to charge extra for such a limited amount. Does anybody know offhand (I know I know I should just do a search) if other cable systems are charging extra for it?
post #250 of 8808
I dont think adelphia charges anyone on the east coast for there 5 HD channels (inhd 1 & 2.. Hdnet/movies)
post #251 of 8808
Quote:


Originally posted by motoman
Guess I'll have to wait to see if mine goes away. I saw it in the guide last night and selected it and there it was.

What's everybody think about the video quality so far?

Jim

Baseball game tonight looks outstanding! Can't wait for football.

B
post #252 of 8808
I called three times today to get ESPN HD authorized, but they were unable to activate it on my box. Channel 939 still says ESPN HD "not authorized". One of the reps suggested that the channel has not been officially added to my local line-up yet (Calabasas) so I would need to wait until it was officially "available". I'll give it a few more days and then I'll call again if it still hasn't come up.
post #253 of 8808
Quote:


Originally posted by Valuepac
I dont think adelphia charges anyone on the east coast for there 5 HD channels (inhd 1 & 2.. Hdnet/movies)

You are correct, except for the higher charge ($3.95/mo.) for the HD-STB.
post #254 of 8808
I called 888-683-1000 Friday night when I saw the new channel which was "not authorized," got through immediately, guy told me it would be $1.50, which I approved and it came on before I hung up the phone. He said when they get more HD channels, they will "package them" into one cost. I already get HBO, and I asked if there were any deals to add Showtime, and he gave me three months of Showtime free (which includes The Movie Channel and Flix). Many of these additional channels are in 5.1, whereas HBO shows only two channels in 5.1.

As for ESPN-HD, the Giants-Cards game looked great, but the rest of the weekend offered nothing in HD, except for Sportscenter which shows only the anchors and the crawl on widescreen; none of the highlights were in HD, although the picture looked good. In my opinion, there are enough live games in HD to make it worthwhile.
post #255 of 8808
The point is we shouldnt have to pay 1.50 extra when we pay higher prices then our east coast friends, and they get all their HD channels included
post #256 of 8808
The point is.. FINALLY... we're not forced to pay for channels that *I* have ZERO interest in.

I wish I don't have to pay ANY sports channel.

Besides.. I'm paying for the regular ESPN already... why there is no outrage about THAT?
post #257 of 8808
Noticed last night I now have firmware version 7.15. I'm going to try my DVI hookup tonight and see if that issue is resolved.

Jim
post #258 of 8808
Let us know how that works out, motoman. I still have version 7.10 here in Fullerton. It sucks having to disconnect my DVI cable whenever I switch to my DVD player or switch inputs.

cyclones22
post #259 of 8808
Quote:


Originally posted by cyclones22
Let us know how that works out, motoman. I still have version 7.10 here in Fullerton. It sucks having to disconnect my DVI cable whenever I switch to my DVD player or switch inputs.

cyclones22

I agree. Major suckage.
post #260 of 8808
So far so good. Hooked up the DVI cable from the Motorola 5100 to my Pioneer Elite 630 and no problems. I left the box on for about 15 minutes with the tv off and came back and turned the tv on and no error message.
Tried again a little while ago and all was still good. Looks like 7.15 fixed this problem.


Jim
post #261 of 8808
According to an article in the OC Register this morning, Adelphia is supposed to have their DVR available next week.

I've been on waiting list for months now so maybe I'll get a call... On second thought, since I still haven't gotten a call for being on the waiting list for HD, maybe I better call them;-)

bwb
post #262 of 8808
I actually called them a few weeks back and reiterated I wanted an HD DVR even after I signed up on the Adelphi Socal website some time ago. I frankly don't trust them to call me when it comes out for distribution. Let me know if you get one bwb, since I'm sure we're in the same neighborhood.

cyclones22
post #263 of 8808
Thread Starter 
From: Ventura County Star, August 10, 2004

It's a cable box with a VCR, just a little easier to use.

Adelphia, Ventura County's major cable television provider, is offering DVR to local customers. The new feature allows subscribers to record shows by the season, pause live shows, and record shows while watching others, all through the digital cable menus.

The company is using Moxi, a digital video recording system through a set-top box. The system can store 60 hours of standard definition television or up to 15 hours of high definition shows.

Customers can request the new box needed for the service as of this week. The equipment can be leased for $7.95 per month, plus $4.95 a month for service.

DVR is available in Agoura, Calabasas, Camarillo, Fillmore, Moorpark, Newbury Park, Oak Park, Ojai, Oxnard, Port Hueneme, Santa Paula, Simi Valley, Thousand Oaks, Ventura and Westlake Village.

For more information, call 1-866-9-GET-DVR or go online to http://www.adelphiasocal.com.
post #264 of 8808
You should feel lucky. I wonder when they will rollout DVR's to Santa Monica?
post #265 of 8808
I saw that same article in the Star. I was going to call since I never heard anything from them. What model Moxi are they using? Is it just a Motorola model? Does it have DVI out?
I doubt the Adelphia CSR will know any of this.
Thanks,
Jim
post #266 of 8808
I have been beta testing the 6208 and now i just recieved an email stating they are going to switch my DVR with a moxi unit for me to test.
post #267 of 8808
Quote:
Originally posted by motoman
What model Moxi are they using? Is it just a Motorola model? Does it have DVI out?

Adelphia is currently deploying the Motorola BMC9012. It has DVI out, but that feature is currently not enabled. We are planning to enable it in a future release.
post #268 of 8808
MoxiGuy,
Thanks for the reply and info on dvi. Bummer no dvi...........
I just got my dvi back on my 5100 with the 7.15 firmware so I hate to loose it again. I just changed everything back around so I would have that extra component input to use. I'm not sure if I want to go ahead and get one now.
Thanks again.
Jim
post #269 of 8808
The Moxio unit is useless as it does not have firewire output for D-VHS archiving.
post #270 of 8808
Quote:
Originally posted by jlin
The Moxio unit is useless as it does not have firewire output for D-VHS archiving.

It wouldn't be useless for me. I just want something that will let me get rid of my Tivo (and crummy IR Blaster connection).
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