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Originally Posted by phildaant View Post

Hi all!
OK, I have a dilemma on my new Motorola DCX3400 DVR with TWC starting in October 2012 and was wondering if there is a way to fix this for cheap or work around it. I have many TV shows on Sunday nights starting in October 2012 at 9:00 PM PDT for an hour (really wished MythBusters went back to its Wednesdays):
9/30 9:00 PM - 9:30 PM = Family Guy on FOX
9/30 9:30 PM - 10:00 PM = American Dad on FOX
10/7 9:00 PM - 10:00 PM = MythBusters on Discovery
10/14 9:00 PM/ - 10:00 PM = The Walking Dead on AMC
I have three stations with four shows I need to record and watch. According to my DVR, it has two HD tuners so it can record/show two at once. Do I need another DVR for the third one? Does TWC even have a DVR that has more than two tuners? I don't really want to wait eight long days and pay, to watch right away, on FOX.com and Hulu.com (Plus) for FOX's shows.
Thank you in advance. smile.gif

Record the repeats of MythBusters and the Walking Dead since they are replayed later in evening. smile.gif Also Family Guy and American Dad are on primetime on demand the next day after they air right about prime time in HD so you could watch them on VOD also the next day. Also networks such as Cartoon Network have a deal with TWC where their shows are on VOD the next day but are not fastforward capable.
post #8342 of 8816
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Originally Posted by kevin120 View Post

Record the repeats of MythBusters and the Walking Dead since they are replayed later in evening. smile.gif
Oh good idea since I won't be able to watch all of them within that night. I assume you mean they are reshown the next day? I will have to figure out when then when the new episodes are shown in the TV guides. Hopefully, it won't conflict with my possible new NBC show:

9/17 10:00 PM - 11:00 PM = Revolution
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Originally Posted by phildaant View Post

Oh good idea since I won't be able to watch all of them within that night. I assume you mean they are reshown the next day? I will have to figure out when then when the new episodes are shown in the TV guides. Hopefully, it won't conflict with my possible new NBC show:
9/17 10:00 PM - 11:00 PM = Revolution

usually they repeat the prime time block 2-2 1/2 hours later after the first airing of a new episode on most networks.
post #8344 of 8816
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Originally Posted by kevin120 View Post

... Also Family Guy and American Dad are on primetime on demand the next day after they air right about prime time in HD so you could watch them on VOD also the next day. Also networks such as Cartoon Network have a deal with TWC where their shows are on VOD the next day but are not fastforward capable.
Ooh, and that's free (part of $89.99 bundled?). Bah for next day (midnight PT?). Ew for no FF! Lame.

Am I understanding that all channels' prime time would be on VoDs the next day?
Edited by phildaant - 8/19/12 at 10:44pm
post #8345 of 8816
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Originally Posted by kevin120 View Post

usually they repeat the prime time block 2-2 1/2 hours later after the first airing of a new episode on most networks.
Ah cool. I will have to check when the new seasons are about to begin. smile.gif
post #8346 of 8816
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Originally Posted by phildaant View Post

Ooh, and that's free (part of $89.99 bundled?). Bah for next day (midnight PT?). Ew for no FF! Lame.
Am I understanding that all channels' prime time would be on VoDs the next day?
no only certain channels and that includes: FOX, NBC, ABC, CBS, Catoon Network among others.
post #8347 of 8816
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Originally Posted by kevin120 View Post

no only certain channels and that includes: FOX, NBC, ABC, CBS, Catoon Network among others.
Ah OK. Is there a full list somewhere for these VoDs?
post #8348 of 8816
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Originally Posted by fleaman View Post

No 30 second skip forward, but you can fast forward as mentioned and you can skip 5 min forward.
You have to get the B01 remote to program the 30 skip forward, there is no other way. TWC probably has a bunch of old ones laying around, but getting one from the office could be an ordeal ('cos they probably don't know what to look for).
The for sure way is to buy one yourself for $15, that's the cheapest solution unfortunately (unless you get lucky at a TWC office, etc.)
Another newbie question with 1056B03 RC and Motorola DCX3400 DVR: Since the supplied RC can't skip 30 seconds, does that mean there's no way to skip at all?

Let's say I recorded something for over three hours. I don't want to watch the whole thing, but I would like to skip/start half-way or to/at its second hour? Do I really have to use fast forward at maximum speed (seems to be skip every two minutes per second)? Or can other RCs let me do this?

Also, is there a way to show only HD and other options on http://tvlistings.timewarnercable.com/tvListings/ ? Like show me movies in HD only.
Edited by phildaant - 8/21/12 at 12:35am
post #8349 of 8816
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Originally Posted by phildaant View Post

Another newbie question with 1056B03 RC and Motorola DCX3400 DVR: Since the supplied RC can't skip 30 seconds, does that mean there's no way to skip at all?
Let's say I recorded something for over three hours. I don't want to watch the whole thing, but I would like to skip/start half-way or to/at its second hour? Do I really have to use fast forward at maximum speed (seems to be skip every two minutes per second)? Or can other RCs let me do this?
Also, is there a way to show only HD and other options on http://tvlistings.timewarnercable.com/tvListings/ ? Like show me movies in HD only.
Hold down the FF button and it will start jumping in 10 minute steps. /Dan
post #8350 of 8816
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Originally Posted by danki6x View Post

Hold down the FF button and it will start jumping in 10 minute steps. /Dan
Ah, I will try that. I actually tried pressing the button a lot, but that only changed the speed. Can it go more than 10 minutes? wink.gif
post #8351 of 8816
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Originally Posted by phildaant View Post

Ooh, and that's free (part of $89.99 bundled?). Bah for next day (midnight PT?). Ew for no FF! Lame.
Am I understanding that all channels' prime time would be on VoDs the next day?
Primetime on demand is a VOD channel you can find the shows on. Also, some channels have replays for a couple days using the SELECT key on that channel (Start Over and Look Back are accessed that way).

The repeated blocks of shows are usually on the non-network channels that want the block to run from say 9-11 both on the East and West Coasts. On the West Coast the first time they are on may be 6PM, then the same show again 9PM. Each Coast, 9PM then12PM. So, many of my recordings actually happen early in the evening so when 9PM comes around and network programs to record, the tuners are available.

I think it got answered - TWC does not have anything but 2 tuner DVRs, so a second machine would be needed. But, there is rumors they are getting close since everyone else has units with more tuners.

/Dan
post #8352 of 8816
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Originally Posted by phildaant View Post

Ah, I will try that. I actually tried pressing the button a lot, but that only changed the speed. Can it go more than 10 minutes? wink.gif
Just hold it down. When you let go it will continue playing. Don't even push it once. /Dan
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When manually recording with its record button while watching something already with Motorola DCX3400 DVR, how can I tell it how long to record by MY define amount of time? According to page 30 in http://www.timewarnercable.com/MediaLibrary/1/1/FAQ/Documents/iGuide_A28_UserRefManual.pdf manual, it seems to record until its end time based on its TV guide? How about overriding this setting? Like I want to add another hour after it ends (e.g., sport events).
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Originally Posted by phildaant View Post

When manually recording with its record button while watching something already with Motorola DCX3400 DVR, how can I tell it how long to record by MY define amount of time? According to page 30 in http://www.timewarnercable.com/MediaLibrary/1/1/FAQ/Documents/iGuide_A28_UserRefManual.pdf manual, it seems to record until its end time based on its TV guide? How about overriding this setting? Like I want to add another hour after it ends (e.g., sport events).

there is a feature for that in iGuide tune to a sporting event that you are recording and push info and select the record icon and there should be an option to extend the program if it runs longer than expected. I have used it before smile.gif

Also I believe that TWC is going to be using those reclaimed analogs for more channels. I think they might be adding more SDV QAMs in socal to allow for more channels.

The legal notice for San Diego listed TWC Sportsnet and TWC Deportes as being added to basic cable tier which is above limited basic and there was no mention of channel numbers or analog so the channels might be digital only.
post #8355 of 8816
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Originally Posted by kevin120 View Post

there is a feature for that in iGuide tune to a sporting event that you are recording and push info and select the record icon and there should be an option to extend the program if it runs longer than expected. I have used it before smile.gif ...
Interesting. Does this work for others beside sports? I really hate it when stuff start early or later, and I missed them! frown.gif
post #8356 of 8816
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Originally Posted by phildaant View Post

Interesting. Does this work for others beside sports? I really hate it when stuff start early or later, and I missed them! frown.gif

Nope.

by the way most of the iGuide features in iGuide version R29 mimic Tivo features with the exception the Startover/Lookback and caller id features smile.gif
post #8357 of 8816
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Originally Posted by kevin120 View Post

Nope.
by the way most of the iGuide features in iGuide version R29 mimic Tivo features with the exception the Startover/Lookback and caller id features smile.gif
Hmm, I thought remember seeing TiVo doing some of the features I wanted to do.
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I noticed deleting my recordings still show 20% used on my Motorola DCX3400 DVR's HDD. What's up with that? Does it update slowly or have a bug?
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I noticed tonight that TWC has remapped the clear-QAM channels in Westwood. I now see that (finally!) the over-the-air subchannels map to the same numbers that one would see them on with a set of rabbit ears. (Most of them used to map to 87.xxx.) For example, NBC California Nonstop (channel 225 on the box) maps to 4.2 on my Sony HDTV. I lost a few local HD channels in the remapping so I had to do a channel scan to get them back. As a bonus, even some of the local stations that only broadcast in SD are mapping their digital QAM channels to their over-the-air numbers. For example, KVMD can be found on 31.1 (in addition to analog 23), KJLA on 57.1 (in addition to analog 28), KLCS on 58.1 (in addition to analog 3), KRCA on 62.1 (in addition to analog 24), KBEH on 63.1 (in addtion to analog 20--albeit not much longer), and KHIZ on 64.1 (in addition to analog 32). But for some reason KTBN (channel 17 in analog) maps to 16.122 instead of 40.1 (What's up with that?). I know it has nothing to do with analog 40 being ESPN2, because KCET HD maps to 28.1 and as stated above analog 28 is KJLA.

The CSPANs and home-shopping channels are now in the 15.xxx range.

I don't know if it's just me, but I noticed improved picture quality (i.e. less compression) on the local HD channels. Or is it just my imagination running away with me (sorry about the Temptations reference wink.gif).
post #8360 of 8816
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Originally Posted by phildaant View Post

I noticed deleting my recordings still show 20% used on my Motorola DCX3400 DVR's HDD. What's up with that? Does it update slowly or have a bug?
It's a bug that has plagued, as far as I know, the last few Motorola models. Simply unplug the DVR for about 15 sec. and then plug it back in. Just be aware that this refreshes the box and it'll take about 15 min. or so for your guide to begin re-populating. You'll probably won't have access to your recordings for that period of time either.
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Originally Posted by EvlAsh View Post

It's a bug that has plagued, as far as I know, the last few Motorola models. Simply unplug the DVR for about 15 sec. and then plug it back in. Just be aware that this refreshes the box and it'll take about 15 min. or so for your guide to begin re-populating. You'll probably won't have access to your recordings for that period of time either.
OMG, that's bad. I did noticed hours the next morning, it did finally refresh/update down to 11% after I deleted a few old recordings. Does this slow updates problem interferer future recordings if I have little free disk space left? How long has this bug been around? frown.gif
post #8362 of 8816
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Originally Posted by EvlAsh View Post

It's a bug that has plagued, as far as I know, the last few Motorola models. Simply unplug the DVR for about 15 sec. and then plug it back in. Just be aware that this refreshes the box and it'll take about 15 min. or so for your guide to begin re-populating. You'll probably won't have access to your recordings for that period of time either.

EvlAsh do you have COX cable in the Orange County area? iGuide has not had an issue with the DVR percentage being stuck. The most likely reason he is seeing the percentage not change is SD content on a DCX3400 takes up so little space per hour you could have about 2-4 hours of SD programs to 1% of DVR storage space so you would think that your not gaining DVR space back because the SD content is a very small file on the DVR.
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Originally Posted by Mastaclocksetta View Post

I noticed tonight that TWC has remapped the clear-QAM channels in Westwood. I now see that (finally!) the over-the-air subchannels map to the same numbers that one would see them on with a set of rabbit ears. (Most of them used to map to 87.xxx.) For example, NBC California Nonstop (channel 225 on the box) maps to 4.2 on my Sony HDTV. I lost a few local HD channels in the remapping so I had to do a channel scan to get them back. As a bonus, even some of the local stations that only broadcast in SD are mapping their digital QAM channels to their over-the-air numbers. For example, KVMD can be found on 31.1 (in addition to analog 23), KJLA on 57.1 (in addition to analog 28), KLCS on 58.1 (in addition to analog 3), KRCA on 62.1 (in addition to analog 24), KBEH on 63.1 (in addtion to analog 20--albeit not much longer), and KHIZ on 64.1 (in addition to analog 32). But for some reason KTBN (channel 17 in analog) maps to 16.122 instead of 40.1 (What's up with that?). I know it has nothing to do with analog 40 being ESPN2, because KCET HD maps to 28.1 and as stated above analog 28 is KJLA.
The CSPANs and home-shopping channels are now in the 15.xxx range.
I don't know if it's just me, but I noticed improved picture quality (i.e. less compression) on the local HD channels. Or is it just my imagination running away with me (sorry about the Temptations reference wink.gif).

Your mind might not be tricking you on the HD channels TWC has rearranged the QAM HD locals to different 3:1 HD QAM muxes which could have improved quality as they moved some 1080i channels and 720p channels to new mux slots.

clear QAM for 91377 zip code:

CH12 - 101,201,CSPAN
CH12 - 102,202,CSPAN2
CH12 - 103,203,CSPAN3
CH12 - 104,81,HSN
CH12 - 105,141,JWLTV
CH12 - 107,14,QVC
CH12 - 108,164,SHOPNBC
CH12 - 109,111,TVGNP
CH12 - 113,233,CALCHAN
CH28 - 122,17,KTBN
CH28 - 127,236,RTTV
CH87 - 301,404,KNBCDT
CH87 - 302,407,KABCDT
CH87 - 303,411,KTTVDT
CH88 - 305,402,KCBSDT
CH88 - 306,405,KTLADT
CH88 - 307,400,KMEXDT
CH89 - 309,412,KCETDT
CH89 - 310,409,KCALDT
CH89 - 311,413,KCOPDT
CH90 - 313,401,KVEADT
CH90 - 314,410,KPXNDT
CH90 - 315,408,KOCEDT
CH91 - 317,390,KWHYDT
CH91 - 318,399,KFTRDT
CH91 - 319,406,KDOCDT
CH92 - 165,336,KCETDT3
CH92 - 166,239,KCETDT4
CH92 - 167,192,KCETDT2
CH92 - 168,31,KLCS
CH92 - 172,6,KBEH
CH92 - 173,235,KOCEDT2
CH92 - 174,166,KOCEDT3
CH92 - 175,238,KOCEDT4
CH92 - 176,29,KDOC
CH93 - 181,658,KSCIDT4
CH93 - 182,695,KSCIDT5
CH93 - 183,600,KSCIDT7
CH93 - 184,638,KSCIDT8
CH93 - 185,225,KNBCDT2
CH93 - 186,156,SKYLINK
CH93 - 187,139,KTLADT2
CH93 - 188,95,LOOR095
CH93 - 190,800,UMEX
CH93 - 191,801,Telefutura
CH99 - 21,101,TW101
CH99 - 80,3,KEYT
CH99 - 89,8,WGN
CH99 - 204,165,LEASED
CH99 - 216,-,Agoura
CH99 - 217,-,Westlake
CH99 - 224,10,TOTV
CH99 - 225,20,EDAC020
CH99 - 226,25,PUAC025
CH99 - 232,26,Weather
CH99 - 995,-,Test Screen
CH100 - 197,27,KAZA
CH100 - 198,2,KCBS
CH100 - 199,16,KFTR
CH100 - 200,32,KHIZ
CH100 - 201,24,KRCA
CH100 - 202,18,KSCI
CH100 - 203,798,KWHYDT2
CH100 - 204,22,KWHY
CH100 - 205,228,KABCDT3
CH100 - 206,858,TWCSP
CH100 - 207,7,KABC
CH100 - 208,4,KNBC
CH101 - 214,9,KCAL
CH101 - 215,28,KCET
CH101 - 216,13,KCOP
CH101 - 217,33,KJLA
CH101 - 218,34,KMEX
CH101 - 220,35,KOCE
CH101 - 221,30,KPXN
CH101 - 222,5,KTLA
CH101 - 223,11,KTTV
CH101 - 224,21,KVEA
CH101 - 225,23,KVMDDT
CH101 - 226,19,KXLA
CH110 - 2,-,VOD
CH110 - 3,-,VOD
CH110 - 4,-,VOD
CH110 - 5,-,VOD
CH111 - 2,-,VOD
CH111 - 3,-,VOD
CH116 - 1193,8,WGN Amer
CH124 - 700,700,3DTV1
CH131 - 208,454,Weather HD
CH134 - 1204,458,WGNHD
CH135 - 151,-,VOD
post #8364 of 8816
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Originally Posted by kevin120 View Post

... iGuide has not had an issue with the DVR percentage being stuck. The most likely reason he is seeing the percentage not change is SD content on a DCX3400 takes up so little space per hour you could have about 2-4 hours of SD programs to 1% of DVR storage space so you would think that your not gaining DVR space back because the SD content is a very small file on the DVR.
They were HD recordings in mine.
Edited by phildaant - 8/27/12 at 10:21am
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Is there any word on which channel/tier the Lakers will air on this coming season and how much it will cost? There's nothing like paying the team's luxury tax by way of TWC.
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Channel will actually be called Time Warner Cable SportsNet. They will also have the Sparks and Galaxy (though some may not even care about these 2). I expect it to be like the Pac-12 LA. In other words, it is on basic cable but it will be sent digitally on a number in the hundeds and also encrypted. So, you will need either a box or cablecard.
post #8367 of 8816
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Originally Posted by WackyPacks View Post

Channel will actually be called Time Warner Cable SportsNet. They will also have the Sparks and Galaxy (though some may not even care about these 2). I expect it to be like the Pac-12 LA. In other words, it is on basic cable but it will be sent digitally on a number in the hundeds and also encrypted. So, you will need either a box or cablecard.

Likely so. I wonder what the national versions of TWC SportsNet and TWC Deportes are going to show? I am supposed to get them come October 1st on the Sports tier here in Dallas and they have already announced channels for us and they will in SD/HD but what boggles me is why they don't have TWC Deportes in the El Paquetazo or Mas Canales tier (Nuestra Tele) as well as the sports package?
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You might find answers to your questions about Time Warner Cable SportsNet at http://twcsportsnet.com/

The announcement was posted there last May...
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Time Warner Cable Sports Unveils Regional Sports Networks’ Launch Plans
May 10, 2012
New Networks Debut October 1 Delivering Year-Round Slate of Live Sports, News and Analysis Featuring Los Angeles Lakers, LA Galaxy and Los Angeles Sparks

Time Warner Cable Deportes, the First Spanish-Language Regional Sports Network, Will Provide Region’s Only Comprehensive Spanish Sports Coverage

On-Air Roster Includes Stu Lantz, Bill Macdonald,
Adrian Garcia Marquez, Francisco Pinto, Andy Adler and Heidi Watney

El Segundo, CA (May 10, 2012) – Time Warner Cable Sports today unveiled launch plans for the company’s two new regional sports networks debuting on October 1, 2012 to serve Southern California-area sports fans. The networks, branded Time Warner Cable SportsNet and Time Warner Cable Deportes, will deliver the region’s most comprehensive sports information, complementing a year-round schedule of more than 120 live sports events as the new exclusive local homes of the Los Angeles Lakers, LA Galaxy and Los Angeles Sparks.

Beginning with the 2012-13 NBA season, the networks’ exclusive game coverage will include full seasons of Lakers, Galaxy and Sparks games, as well as CIF high school regular season and playoff contests. This is the first time in history that all locally televised Lakers games will be available on one network. Beyond live game coverage, Time Warner Cable Sports is creating a daily programming schedule to give local sports fans comprehensive in-depth coverage, fresh opinions and behind-the-scenes insight into their favorite local teams and personalities.

“We are building Time Warner Cable SportsNet and Time Warner Cable Deportes from the ground up to be the new homes for Southern California sports fans,” said Time Warner Cable Sports President David Rone. “Our networks are created around live coverage of some of the region’s signature franchises and represent a 24/7 commitment to give fans more access and insight than they have ever seen before.”

Added Mark Shuken, Senior Vice President and General Manager for Time Warner Cable Sports Regional Networks, “Because Southern California is home to some of the most intensely loyal fans in the country, we’re developing these networks from the fans’ perspective and investing in the technology and talent needed to respect that passion. Whether in their living rooms or on the go, fans will always be able to follow their local teams with our multiplatform coverage.”

Recognizing the importance of Hispanic consumers in Southern California, Time Warner Cable Sports is launching Time Warner Cable Deportes, the nation’s first Spanish-language regional sports network. Time Warner Cable Deportes will broadcast all local Lakers and Galaxy games entirely in Spanish – also a first. To bring this unique and customized experience to its audience, Time Warner Cable Deportes will feature separate production teams, Spanish-speaking talent and a distinct graphics package. Additionally, Time Warner Cable Deportes has built a dedicated team that will oversee the production of original programming including daily local sports news, a daily soccer news show and coverage of other sports including boxing and lucha libre.

Southern California sports fans will see a talented mix of familiar and new on-air game and news personalities, including Lakers broadcasters Stu Lantz and Bill Macdonald on Time Warner Cable SportsNet and Adrian Garcia Marquez and Francisco Pinto on Time Warner Cable Deportes. Also joining the networks are two noted and highly experienced sports journalists. Studio host Andy Adler, formerly of KNBC and WNYW, will anchor nightly studio programming from the networks’ new state-of-the-art technical facility and Heidi Watney, former reporter for the Boston Red Sox and NESN, will report on and interview teams, athletes and fans while on-the-scene.

The networks are employing the latest technology to give fans on the go the most current coverage and updates in English and Spanish. Both networks will feature live in-market game streaming to personal computers and mobile devices, and an integrated interactive social media experience catering to the unique passions that make sports a community activity.

For more information about Time Warner Cable SportsNet, visit www.twcsportsnet.com and for more information about Time Warner Cable Deportes, visit www.twcdeportes.com.

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EvlAsh do you have COX cable in the Orange County area? iGuide has not had an issue with the DVR percentage being stuck. The most likely reason he is seeing the percentage not change is SD content on a DCX3400 takes up so little space per hour you could have about 2-4 hours of SD programs to 1% of DVR storage space so you would think that your not gaining DVR space back because the SD content is a very small file on the DVR.
No. I'm a former TWC customer (dropped them for FIOS a few months back). Anyway, there where times when I deleted all recordings from the DVR and it would still show 10% of disk space in use. By refreshing the DVR, the disk space in use would drop to 0%.
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Originally Posted by phildaant View Post

They were HD recordings in mine.
Oops, I forgot to follow-up. Mine finally updated the next day. I hope the recorder doesn't get confused for future recordings if it is low on free disk space.
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