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post #571 of 8808
Anyone hear if and when the new channels will be available in Newbury Park/Thousand Oaks?
post #572 of 8808
This had happened to me several times the last 2 weeks, I was recording a movie or TV series and suddenly appears a Emergency Alert screens informing about some flood or snow storm in LAX area, that will be OK if I living in that area but I am in Orange County.

The problem is also that cut alway the best part of the programming, I know that Adelphia use the zip codes to the line-up, can do the same to this Emergency Alerts. In the announces said that sintonize channel 6 for more information, can not put a banners to announce that.

TRADE
post #573 of 8808
Thread Starter 
It is true viewers watching local HD stations over the air or from cable or dbs already have access to other channels dedicated to weather and related alerts. But alerts are a broadcast station serving its local community

Weather Alerts are from a local broadcaster who may also be part of a network such as KABC, KCBS, KNBC and KTTV (Fox). The alerts are seen within the entire service area of a station. In addition to serving LA County the local stations also serve Orange, Ventura, San Bernardino and Riverside Counties. Any weather within this entire region may prompt an alert. I agree the banners and graphics are disruptive. And the alert system was designed before cable, satellite or digital TV. When the local station down rez the picture to display the alert the picture looks terrible.
post #574 of 8808
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Originally posted by trade
This had happened to me several times the last 2 weeks, I was recording a movie or TV series and suddenly appears a Emergency Alert screens informing about some flood or snow storm in LAX area, that will be OK if I living in that area but I am in Orange County.

I actually live in the area affected (Ventura County) and it's still incredibly annoying. I realize it's a public service, but I think in the last week that screen has popped up about 10 times - mostly for extreme weather alerts and also for Amber alerts (which I'm sorry if it sound unsensitive, but I'm unlikely to spot a child upducter from my couch). What makes this even more annoying is that the volume of these alerts is about 500x that of the HD programming I'm inevitably watching at the time and the announcement sounds like it was recorded over a really bad cb radio.

Is this a Moxi "feature" or does it happen for folks with other cable boxes? It would be nice to have a preference to turn it off or ideally set a priority level (in case of Atomic Bomb, pop up a warning screen, but I don't need to be told that it's raining).

- Rick -
post #575 of 8808
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Originally posted by bgooch
When the local station down rez the picture to display the alert the picture looks terrible.

This is annoying as well, but I think trade is referring to the *more* annoying instance where MOXI essentially changes the channel you're currently watching and displays a gray screen with white emergency alerts while the audio sounds like what you get when you obey those traffic signs that tell you to tune to AM 1400 for local traffic info. It tells you to tune channel 3 for more info, and after about a minute, you're returned to your regularly scheduled program (which, undoubtedly, is downrez'd to SD while a graphic at the bottom of the screen displays very similar information to what MOXI just interrupted your viewing to show you).

Maybe we're all just spoiled because LA usually doesn't have weather.

- Rick -
post #576 of 8808
Well, I don't know if Moxi change the channel or is only interrupted the transmission of the actual broadcasting program, but I think that is the Adelphia fault because is not on the local stations that happen.

But in any case maybe they can put another kind of alert to weather, because is scary, I remember the Day After movie each time.

I will prefer a pop up alert on the guide or whatelse than the doom siren.

TRADE
post #577 of 8808
Thread Starter 
Ciena to Support Adelphia Multi-Service Networks in California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida and Ohio

LINTHICUM, Md. --(Business Wire)-- Jan. 10, 2005 --

New and Expanded Deployments are Delivering Video on Demand, High-Speed Data and Commercial Services Using VirtualWire VLAN Switching of the New CN 4350

Ciena(R) Corporation (Nasdaq:CIEN), the network specialist, today announced that to Adelphia customers. Adelphia is the fifth-largest cable television company in the United States and serves customers in 31 states and Puerto Rico.

Adelphia first deployed Ciena equipment in its Los Angeles network in November 2003 with the initial roll-out of VOD in that market. Today's announcement represents a significant expansion of that relationship along with new installations at other major Adelphia cable systems, including those in and around Cleveland, Colorado Springs, Colo., Waterbury, Conn., and West Palm Beach, Fla.

"These deployments emphasize our continued commitment to building next-generation networks to deliver a suite of advanced services to our customers nationwide," said Harold Willison, director, high-speed data transport, design and engineering for Adelphia. "Ciena helped us successfully converge our L.A. network to deliver advanced services while reducing our overall costs and simplifying our network operations, and now we're replicating that success in our other systems."

Adelphia has deployed a variety of equipment from Ciena to converge, transport and deliver the multiple services over its broadband networks, including the new CN 4350(TM) Ethernet Services Provisioning Switch; the CN 2100(TM) Passive Optical Multiplexer; and the CN 2200(TM) Managed Optical Ethernet Multiplexer.

"Adelphia is quickly becoming a signature cable customer for us as their rapid roll-outs across the country demonstrate our competitive advantage - carrier-grade, multi-service transport and switching platforms that are extremely simple to deploy and manage," said Jim Collier, senior vice president of worldwide sales, Ciena. "Even more importantly, Adelphia was the first to deploy our new CN 4350 featuring VirtualWire(TM) VLAN switching, and they are already seeing the significant equipment and operational savings by leveraging our transport and switching platforms at the edge of the network and centralizing routing at their major headends."

Ciena is the leader in optical Ethernet switching and transport for cable networks based on multi-system and operator-wide deployments with cable operators such as Adelphia Communications, ARMSTRONG Cable, Buckeye CableSystem, Cablevision, Cox Communications, and others. Ciena products are the backbone of networks passing more than 15 million homes.

ABOUT CIENA

Ciena Corporation is the network specialist, focused on expanding the possibilities for its customers' networks while reducing their cost of ownership. The company's systems, software and services target and cure specific network pain points so that telcos, cable operators, governments and enterprises can best exploit the new applications that are driving their businesses forward. For more information, visit www.ciena.com.
post #578 of 8808
I live in Fullerton and my Moxi today don't show the programing info.
The same happens the last year in December 17th Friday also.

Adelphia is making something each month to broken the Moxi?

TRADE
post #579 of 8808
So I was looking up an episode of Extreme Engineering on Discovery (the one on the Bering Strait) on my Moxi box via find by titles and it had episodes listed on DiscoveryHD when I went to view upcoming - so the channel info is in the guide somewhere but it's not on my box. Ditto for American Chopper. Anybody got any info on the D-HD rollout in Santa Monica?
post #580 of 8808
Sorry, this isn't High Def, but it has to do with adelphia in LA. Does anyone know if Adelphia plans to add NBA TV to their line up? It is killing me not having it right now.
post #581 of 8808
I told to Adelphia about my problem with Moxi, no show TV Guide, the CS very unuseful to fix since their console, I demand talk with the support of DVR but only get an appointment in two weeks for a cable guy visit.

Yesterday I was using my DCT6200 and I try use channel guide & the menu and nothing appears on the screen, I tried with the remote control and the on box button, but only the ligth on the box turn on but nothing more happen. I called again to the Adelphia CS and again nothing can do only try refres the cable box.

Somebody have any idea what is happening, the low signal level explanation sounds to me very unprobable.

TRADE
post #582 of 8808
Since yesterday I recover the TV guide info on the Moxi, I don't know what happened but I think that the box can receive the info from the headend. Still I don't believe that the signal strength has relation with this problem....

About the DCT 6200 I found what is wrong, in my display the TV Guide and CC only appears when i setup the decoder analog outputs to 480i, I haved to 720p and for that reason don't show the TV Guide.

Now I found a problem with SHOWTIME HD channel, I had my decoder Adelphia setting to SPANISH, the most of the movie channels have the SPANISH AUDIO, the same SHOWTIME digital channel sound in spanish well but the HD channel doesn't have any sound. Maybe is a problem of SHOWTIME, but I think that I said that to Adelphia people will not fixes. Somebody know how I can contact to the SHOWTIME Channel people.

Thanks

TRADE
post #583 of 8808
I have the Moxi and have been noticing a lot of artifacts in Adelphia's HD broadcasts. It was particularly evident during the NFL games this weekend. Seems like every other play, the picture was broken up by pixelation or some other artifacts. Is this something others have noticed too?
post #584 of 8808
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Originally posted by apao
I have the Moxi and have been noticing a lot of artifacts in Adelphia's HD broadcasts. It was particularly evident during the NFL games this weekend. Seems like every other play, the picture was broken up by pixelation or some other artifacts. Is this something others have noticed too?

I recorded two movies over the weekend off of HBO-HD and SHO-HD onto the Moxi. Both had major breakups while watching them.

Jim
post #585 of 8808
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Originally posted by apao
I have the Moxi and have been noticing a lot of artifacts in Adelphia's HD broadcasts. It was particularly evident during the NFL games this weekend. ...

The games on FOX (especially the Sunday game) were breaking up on me but the CBS games were ok. HBO and SHO are spotty - sometimes good sometimes bad.

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Originally posted by trade
... but the HD channel doesn't have any sound. Maybe is a problem of SHOWTIME...

I think the cause of this is the SAP audio is not being broadcast with the HD signal so even though it may be available on the SD channel you can not get it on the HD channel of the same program. I've noticed on HBO many times a note on the HD/DD5.1 screen saying that the Separate Audio Program (SAP) was not available on the HD feed.
post #586 of 8808
Thread Starter 
Trade

Welcome to the SHO.com help section, where you can provide feedback and get answers to your questions.

http://www.sho.com/site/util/contact.do
post #587 of 8808
Thanks for all your answers, I sent the question to Showtime maybe can confirm your observation of SAP is not available in HD channels.

I will test now on the MOXI if that happens also, it have a excelent feature in the INFO you can select the language and change easily the language audio. Rather than the DCT 6200 box that you need change the settings to all the system.

TRADE
post #588 of 8808
After almost 3 mos. with MOXI, including the last 3 weeks of hell trying to get Adelphia to diagnose/fix the no IP address problem (3 separate service calls with one tech more clueless than the previous one), I've regrettably decided to bag the MOXI and go back to the moto 6200. At least I can use DVI (he said looking for the silver lining...).

So I'm thinking about TIVO or ReplayTV although my understanding is neither supports HD and the best connection is via S-video (?). I do miss not being able to record, but are these my only options with cable?
post #589 of 8808
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Originally posted by apao
I have the Moxi and have been noticing a lot of artifacts in Adelphia's HD broadcasts. It was particularly evident during the NFL games this weekend. Seems like every other play, the picture was broken up by pixelation or some other artifacts. Is this something others have noticed too?

I've had the same problem but only on ABC (907) and Fox (911). All other channels are fine. I've had adelphia out to check it - signal levels and all connections are good and they replaced the box to no avail. I have found that if I pause those stations for :05 the problem is virtually eliminated. The only major inconvenience is that you have to re-pause every time to return to one of those two stations if channel surfing.

bwb
post #590 of 8808
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Originally posted by bruce73
After almost 3 mos. with MOXI, including the last 3 weeks of hell trying to get Adelphia to diagnose/fix the no IP address problem (3 separate service calls with one tech more clueless than the previous one), I've regrettably decided to bag the MOXI and go back to the moto 6200. At least I can use DVI (he said looking for the silver lining...).

So I'm thinking about TIVO or ReplayTV although my understanding is neither supports HD and the best connection is via S-video (?). I do miss not being able to record, but are these my only options with cable?

Yes, they are the only options at moment in the DVR world without decoders inside. I am using now REPLAYTV that offer composite output and works very well with the Motorola 6200.
Also the Ethernet connection with your PC is very good to RECORD to DVD your favorite series and programs. I will keep the Moxi only has double tuner and the only option with Adelphia for the moment, I hope that Comcast or Cox (the future owners) offers another alternatives soon.

TRADE
post #591 of 8808
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Originally posted by trade
...I am using now REPLAYTV that offer composite output and works very well with the Motorola 6200...

Trade, how's the PQ using composite? And, will ReplayTV record HD at all, perhaps in letterboxed format?
post #592 of 8808
Ticker started working here in West LA... and I must say, it's actually a pretty handy feature for checking the weather quickly or seeing the latest headlines!
post #593 of 8808
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Originally posted by bruce73
Trade, how's the PQ using composite? And, will ReplayTV record HD at all, perhaps in letterboxed format?

Bruce

The PQ using composite is fine, I did not try record HD but I think that will works OK, you may review the REPLAYTV forum to see what are the issues with that. Really I am just begun to use it.

TRADE
post #594 of 8808
Thanks, Trade, I'm still researching this in various forums and FAQs sites. I think I'm sold on Replay over TIVO, since it does have a component out to the TV and digital audio. But I'm still not sure if it's worth it for me since most of my recording would be HD. If the PQ is better than OK (and I've read of some workaround connection schemes), that's good; but there apparently is still an issue with not being able to schedule HD recordings due to limitations in downloaded channel lineup.
post #595 of 8808
Thread Starter 
The following is an excerpt

http://www.businessweek.com/bwdaily/...0922_db035.htm

One possible scenario had him (Paul Allen) bidding for parts of bankrupt Adelphia's (ADELQ ) business, especially in Los Angeles, where Charter has operations nearby. Those systems are likely to go to Time Warner (TWX ), which is bidding along with Comcast for all of Adelphia. That's likely to be put off while May & Co. get Charter's house in order. Even a billionaire has to know when it's time to put away the checkbook.
post #596 of 8808
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Originally posted by apao
I have the Moxi and have been noticing a lot of artifacts in Adelphia's HD broadcasts. It was particularly evident during the NFL games this weekend. Seems like every other play, the picture was broken up by pixelation or some other artifacts. Is this something others have noticed too?

I noticed it also in HD on my Moxi Moto box. I have a new Panasonic 50" DLP. I'm thinking about getting Audioquest YIQ-3 half meter ($160) Component cables and replacing the std. 6ft ones that Adelphia gave me.
post #597 of 8808
I subscribe to Adelphia in Hermosa Beach, and cannot get ESPN HD, and when (if anyone knows) will TNT HD be added?
post #598 of 8808
I'm sure this problem has come up before, but does anyone have a solution for guide data not being updated in the Moxi DVR?

The last entry date is Friday (Jan 21) at 3pm. This is the first time I've noticed that the guide has not gone 10 days in advance. I tried triggering updates and reseting the box, but no luck. The signal is split before it enters the box, but it has always been this way, and has never caused problems before.

Thanks in advance.
post #599 of 8808
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Originally posted by Scotes
So I was looking up an episode of Extreme Engineering on Discovery (the one on the Bering Strait) on my Moxi box via find by titles and it had episodes listed on DiscoveryHD when I went to view upcoming - so the channel info is in the guide somewhere but it's not on my box. Ditto for American Chopper. Anybody got any info on the D-HD rollout in Santa Monica?

I called Adelphia today and the CSR didn't have a clue. The guy couldn't even find Adelphia SoCal's own press release: (third from top)
http://www.adelphiasocal.com/pressroom.shtml#12132004

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

JUST IN TIME FOR THE HOLIDAYS, ADELPHIA LAUNCHES NEW HDTV PROGRAMMING IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

Customers Can Enjoy Discovery HD Theater and Cinemax HD on Adelphia HDTV with Picture Resolutions Six-Times Better Than That of Standard Definition

SANTA MONICA, Calif. - December 13, 2004 - Adelphia, Southern California's largest cable operator, is launching Discovery HD Theater and Cinemax HD on Adelphia HDTV....

Supervisor is supposed to call me back.

I'd also like to see KTLA, WB, & UPN in HD.
post #600 of 8808
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Originally posted by M22
I'm sure this problem has come up before, but does anyone have a solution for guide data not being updated in the Moxi DVR?

The last entry date is Friday (Jan 21) at 3pm. This is the first time I've noticed that the guide has not gone 10 days in advance. I tried triggering updates and reseting the box, but no luck. The signal is split before it enters the box, but it has always been this way, and has never caused problems before.

Thanks in advance.

M22, I've just been through the same issue. A quick check to see if you're connected to the Adelphia's servers is to go into the MOXI's service menu, look at the "#1-Overview" screen and check the CPE IP address. If one is there, that's good. If it says "unavailable" it's not able to get an IP address and therefore can't download any program info.

It comes down to signal strength. You might try removing any splitters and running a direct line to the MOXI, power cycling the box and see what happens. After 3 weeks of going round and round with 3 different service guys, the last of which said the cable from the pole to the building needed upgrading (which didn't explain why MOXI worked fine for nearly two months prior to this), I was pretty fed up with Adelphia's lack of knowledge/support for the MOXI and had it removed.
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