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post #8401 of 8812
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Originally Posted by phildaant View Post

AFAIK, my RC currently can't do skip 30 seconds. I'd need to get a different RC at a later time.
Don't waste another minute wishing you had the right remote.

Just spend the $10 and buy this UEI 1056B01 remote right now. This is exactly the remote you want. Used to be given out by TWC/LA with the Motorola boxes, and has the SETUP button needed to program all of the buttons.

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I do watch live for sport games. I do record with buffer like 8 minutes for a 30 minutes or 15 minutes for one hour. wink.gif
Once in a while, I just randomly channel surf and watch whatever what hits my eyes. Then, I might do a record on it whatever was shown that wasn't planned ahead.
I understand.
post #8402 of 8812
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Originally Posted by DSperber View Post

Don't waste another minute wishing you had the right remote.
Just spend the $10 and buy this UEI 1056B01 remote right now. This is exactly the remote you want. Used to be given out by TWC/LA with the Motorola boxes, and has the SETUP button needed to program all of the buttons.

I understand.
Do any retail stores sell these? I don't do eBay.
post #8403 of 8812
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Originally Posted by DSperber View Post

I think perhaps you're thinking about the fact that EACH TUNER HAS ITS OWN 30-MINUTE BUFFER, regardless of whether it is in the foreground or background. As long as you don't change channels on either of the two tuners, its specific dedicated recording buffer continues to operate independently of the other dedicated recording buffer for the other tuner.

Correct,.
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Originally Posted by DSperber View Post

This independent dual-tuner/dual-buffer functionality and the ability to swap foreground/background tuners and bring the related recording buffer with it has always been present on the dual-tuner Motorola boxes... as long as you use "swap" as you method.

Yeah well the newer 3400 moto box doesn't have 30 minute buffers for each tuner, only one, the one you're watching. Once you change from that tuner and go back, it's gone.
Obviously the 3400 box has at least 2 tuners, as it can record 1 program while you watch another.
Perhaps the 3416/6419 moto boxes had 3 tuners?? Since I could swap between 2 different live channels, with 30 min buffers in each, while also hard recording a separate chan (3rd chan) to the HD.

So while I got a HD gigabit upgrade with the 3400, I got a down grade with the tuner capabilities.
post #8404 of 8812
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Originally Posted by phildaant View Post

Do any retail stores sell these? I don't do eBay.
Well online shopping is up to you. You can search for this remote as well as I can. But that's the remote you want as it has the needed SETUP button and is designed to have its buttons re-programmed (including the sought-after 30-second skip) .

Here it is refurbished for a bit more money, whereas the eBay unit was brand new.

Look, they don't make it anymore! You're just going to have to decide how to deal with that situation which typically requires some kind of compromise. If you don't want to "do eBay" yourself, just send me the money (via PayPal) and I'll buy it for you online and mail it to you.
post #8405 of 8812
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Originally Posted by DSperber View Post

Well online shopping is up to you. You can search for this remote as well as I can. But that's the remote you want as it has the needed SETUP button and is designed to have its buttons re-programmed (including the sought-after 30-second skip) .
Here it is refurbished for a bit more money, whereas the eBay unit was brand new.
Look, they don't make it anymore! You're just going to have to decide how to deal with that situation which typically requires some kind of compromise. If you don't want to "do eBay" yourself, just send me the money (via PayPal) and I'll buy it for you online and mail it to you.
Oh, they don't make it anymore? So I only can use this specific one and not any other brands?
post #8406 of 8812
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Originally Posted by phildaant View Post

Oh, they don't make it anymore? So I only can use this specific one and not any other brands?

As mentioned previously, this one (ebay, etc.) is the older discontinued one. It doesn't actually have the 30 sec skip fw feature stock, but you can program/hack as per online (wiki, etc) instructions to do that.

The newer one, that has the 'B03' at the end, is the current remote that TWC is giving out. It's identical to the one on ebay (etc.) EXCEPT it can NOT be programmed to do the 30 sec skip fw feature.

As for 'other brands'? Dunno about that. True Universal remotes aren't programmed specifically to TWC, unless it was a TWC remote like the ones mentioned. We know the B01 can be programmed for the 30 skip fw, we know the B03 can NOT. Dunno about any other ones.
post #8407 of 8812
Just noticed the following in the programming alerts:

-KBEH & KBEH DT2 to Broadcast
-ME TV to Variety
-Fox Business Network to Basic Cable
-Fox Movie Channel to Variety
-RL TV to Variety
-Aspire to Variety

So what happened? TWC received something from Fox in exchange for moving 2 Fox channels to reach more people? For those new channels to Variety, I would not be surprised if TWC got them for next to nothing or maybe are even coming out ahead on the deal.
post #8408 of 8812
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Originally Posted by WackyPacks View Post

Just noticed the following in the programming alerts:
-Fox Movie Channel to Variety
.

Did it say when that would happen? I have Variety tier but don't get it yet. Fox Movie Chan should be 126 and 877, can't access either.

Also, is 877 the HD chan of it? On the line up it doesn't appear to be. Is there a HD Fox movie chan??
post #8409 of 8812
I should have mentioned the dates:

On or after October 1, 2012 - KBEH & KBEH DT2 to Broadcast
On or after October 31, 2012 - ME TV to Variety
On or after November 1, 2012 - Fox Business Network to Basic Cable
On or after November 1, 2012 - Fox Movie Channel to Variety
On or after November 28, 2012 - RL TV to Variety
On or after November 28, 2012 -Aspire to Variety


From the graph on the Official AVS National HD Channel Lineups page, it appears that most of the big providers do not even have Fox Movie Channel in HD. For TWC, graph says limited. I am guessing it is probably not available in HD in Socal.
post #8410 of 8812
Thanks WackyPacks!

Ironically when I tried Fox movie chan that day the on screen listing showed 'Tears of the Sun' was playing, which I always wanted to watch (never had). But w/o HD I dunno----too painfull tongue.gif

I guess I can hope that they add a HD version soon perhaps.
post #8411 of 8812
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Originally Posted by fleaman View Post

Thanks WackyPacks!
Ironically when I tried Fox movie chan that day the on screen listing showed 'Tears of the Sun' was playing, which I always wanted to watch (never had). But w/o HD I dunno----too painfull tongue.gif
I guess I can hope that they add a HD version soon perhaps.
Yeah, I can't stand non-HD anymore. I also can't stand low quality HD. I remember TWC was showing Raider of the Lost Ark movie, in HD, a few weeks ago. OMG, that looked worse than my DVD on a 20" LCD screen! Ugh. I was expecting it to look better than my DVD!
post #8412 of 8812
The new Time Warner Cable Sportsnet broadcast will be on channel 43 for standard definition and channel 403 for HD in the Los Angeles, Orange County, and San Diego areas.

In the upcoming days the guide should reflect a Coming Soon message until the channel officially launches on Oct. 1.
post #8413 of 8812
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Originally Posted by CaCHooKa Man View Post

The new Time Warner Cable Sportsnet broadcast will be on channel 43 for standard definition and channel 403 for HD in the Los Angeles, Orange County, and San Diego areas.
In the upcoming days the guide should reflect a Coming Soon message until the channel officially launches on Oct. 1.

Time Warner Cable SportsNet will be on 43 on most of the former Adelphia lineups (except Santa Monica where it will be on 33 and in Ventura where it will be on 47). The majority of the former Adelphia lineups (from what I dug up by typing in various zip codes on Time Warner Cable's SoCal website) includes the Beverly Hills, City of Los Angeles, West Hollywood, Boyle Heights/East L.A., Calabasas, Oxnard/Port Hueneme, and Camarillo/Newbury Park/Thousand Oaks lineups. The former Comcast lineups, (e.g Hollywood/Westchester, Inglewood, Carson, etc.) don't list a channel number for TWCSN in standard-definition. Nor do the "legacy" lineups (by that, I mean the ones were not acquired from Adelphia or Comcast). As for the San Diego/Desert Cities division of Time Warner Cable, standard-definition channel placement of TWCSN will be as follows: San Diego: channel 35. Barstow: (not listed as of this posting). Desert Cities/Desert Hot Springs: channel 28. Banning: channel 60.

In all divisions in southern California, TWCSN HD will be on 403.
post #8414 of 8812
How long does it usually take to update iGuide? Let's say there's a power outage, or I had to manually disconnect the Motorola DVR-DCX3400. Does it take hours long to update them? I wonder why DVR doesn't keep it in its memory until the old data is outdated.

Thank you in advance. smile.gif
post #8415 of 8812
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Originally Posted by phildaant View Post

How long does it usually take to update iGuide? Let's say there's a power outage, or I had to manually disconnect the Motorola DVR-DCX3400. Does it take hours long to update them? I wonder why DVR doesn't keep it in its memory until the old data is outdated.
Thank you in advance. smile.gif
About 3 days to fully populate.

Don't ask.
post #8416 of 8812
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Originally Posted by DSperber View Post

About 3 days to fully populate.
Don't ask.
WTF? That long? Does this mess up future recordings too? I hope it downloads the earliest data and then the later ones. Ugh, I need to get an UPS for this DVR then. Grr!
post #8417 of 8812
Uh oh. I think I had my first DVR crash and automatic reboot. I was deleting a bunch of my recording histories (had a bunch of cancellations from me on purpose, system, and channel status in its logs), and then all the sudden Samsung SyncMaster T22B350 HDTV said it lost HDMI signal from the DVR for almost 15 seconds or so. DVR's LED screen said dUI (drunk under influence? :P) and it seems to have rebooted. That's not good. Does this happen to you guys often? It seems like a reboot would mess up iGuide too and have to wait for it to be updated. frown.gif

Does this DVR keep logs and stuff like cable modems do? I did not see one except for recording histories. I did see the technical specifications like firmware version (24.35).

Speaking of cancellations in my recording history logs, I noticed I had missing recordings and looked at the cancellations in my DVR's recording history logs. What happened to my scheduled recordings? I had a lot of the recordings and remotely cancelled ones. I can understand my manual cancelled ones, but what about these "Not recorded due to a cancellation by the system." and "Not recorded due to the status of the channel." messages? Does this happen a lot to others? frown.gif
Edited by phildaant - 9/16/12 at 1:34pm
post #8418 of 8812
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Originally Posted by phildaant View Post

How long does it usually take to update iGuide? Let's say there's a power outage, or I had to manually disconnect the Motorola DVR-DCX3400. Does it take hours long to update them? I wonder why DVR doesn't keep it in its memory until the old data is outdated.
Thank you in advance. smile.gif

It takes hours to fully populate the complete program schedule. The box stores the guide in volatile memory, also known as volatile storage, computer memory that requires power to maintain the stored information. That differs from non-volatile storage that can retain the stored information even when not powered. non-volatile memory. That would include read-only memory, flash memory, ferroelectric RAM (F-RAM), most types of magnetic computer storage devices (e.g. hard disks, floppy disks, and magnetic tape), optical discs, and early computer storage methods such as paper tape and punched cards.
post #8419 of 8812
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Originally Posted by SPDICKEY View Post

It takes hours to fully populate the complete program schedule. The box stores the guide in volatile memory, also known as volatile storage, computer memory that requires power to maintain the stored information. That differs from non-volatile storage that can retain the stored information even when not powered. non-volatile memory. That would include read-only memory, flash memory, ferroelectric RAM (F-RAM), most types of magnetic computer storage devices (e.g. hard disks, floppy disks, and magnetic tape), optical discs, and early computer storage methods such as paper tape and punched cards.
Do all of TWC's DVRs behave like this? Also, it stinks that it loses the data from its reboot even if there was no power disconnections/outages. Sheesh.
post #8420 of 8812
TWC SportsNet announced some of their Laker programming today.

http://www.streetinsider.com/Press+Releases/Time+Warner+Cable+SportsNet+Debuts+Studio+Programming+Lineup/7738436.html

90 minutes before tipoff - #LakeShow
60 minutes before tipoff - Access SportsNet: Lakers Pre-Game
After the game - Access SportsNet: Lakers Post-Game

In addition, there will be:

Encore+ - Replay of game with social media interaction.
Lakers Compacto - Replay of game condensed to 1 hour.

Plus, the channel will air a selection of classic games.


Personally, I am exhausted even thinking about this. I cannot imagine ever watching all these extra shows. Yet, this will be done for every game they broadcast. Time Warner is sure betting heavily that the Lakers are always going to be championship contenders.
post #8421 of 8812
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Originally Posted by WackyPacks View Post

TWC SportsNet announced some of their Laker programming today.
http://www.streetinsider.com/Press+Releases/Time+Warner+Cable+SportsNet+Debuts+Studio+Programming+Lineup/7738436.html
90 minutes before tipoff - #LakeShow
60 minutes before tipoff - Access SportsNet: Lakers Pre-Game
After the game - Access SportsNet: Lakers Post-Game
In addition, there will be:
Encore+ - Replay of game with social media interaction.
Lakers Compacto - Replay of game condensed to 1 hour.
Plus, the channel will air a selection of classic games.
Personally, I am exhausted even thinking about this. I cannot imagine ever watching all these extra shows. Yet, this will be done for every game they broadcast. Time Warner is sure betting heavily that the Lakers are always going to be championship contenders.
Yeah, it's stupid. I am a Lakers fan, and I don't even watch everything. frown.gif
post #8422 of 8812
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Originally Posted by phildaant View Post

Yeah, it's stupid. I am a Lakers fan, and I don't even watch everything. frown.gif

I don't watch the Lakers, or the new Pac12 channels, nor CBS Sports Network. And I resent having to pay for them. Because you know TWC will ask for a rate increase and tell us how lucky we are to have all these sports networks pushed down our throats!
post #8423 of 8812
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Originally Posted by phildaant View Post

Do all of TWC's DVRs behave like this? Also, it stinks that it loses the data from its reboot even if there was no power disconnections/outages. Sheesh.

I was speaking to the Motorola DVRs issued in former Adelphia areas. And yes it sux. That's why I ditched their DVR and the high monthly fees in favor of a Windows Media Center PC with a Ceton Tuner. I can now record four channels at once, the program guide doesn't disappear when the power fails. I can watch it via a Media Extender on another TV in the house. And I no longer have to pay through the nose for two DVRs from TWC!!!
post #8424 of 8812
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Originally Posted by SPDICKEY View Post

I don't watch the Lakers, or the new Pac12 channels, nor CBS Sports Network. And I resent having to pay for them. Because you know TWC will ask for a rate increase and tell us how lucky we are to have all these sports networks pushed down our throats!
Yep, as always. TWC isn't the only one too that does this. frown.gif
post #8425 of 8812
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Originally Posted by SPDICKEY View Post

I was speaking to the Motorola DVRs issued in former Adelphia areas. And yes it sux. That's why I ditched their DVR and the high monthly fees in favor of a Windows Media Center PC with a Ceton Tuner. I can now record four channels at once, the program guide doesn't disappear when the power fails. I can watch it via a Media Extender on another TV in the house. And I no longer have to pay through the nose for two DVRs from TWC!!!
Does Ceton Tuner use one cable card to do four channels?
post #8426 of 8812
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Originally Posted by phildaant View Post

Does Ceton Tuner use one cable card to do four channels?
Check this post for a general overview.

One M-Card inserted into the Ceton tuner card services the 4 independent cablecard-enabled tuners in that Ceton tuner card. You can have up to three of these Ceton cards (each requiring its own M-Card) in one WMC PC, providing a total of up to 12 cablecard-enabled tuners in that one machine.

You can also add OTA/ATSC tuner cards (e.g. Hauppauge HVR-2250 card with its 2 OTA/ATSC tuners). You can have up to 4 OTA/ATSC tuners in a WMC machine, so up to two of these HVR-2250 cards, if you wanted.

You can have as much disk storage as you care to buy and provide to WMC.

You can have up to five simultaneously active WMC media center extenders around your house (connected through your home router/LAN, which also connects to the HTPC machine) feeding live/recorded program content via HDMI to the HDTV at each of those locations.
post #8427 of 8812
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Originally Posted by DSperber View Post

Check this post for a general overview.
One M-Card inserted into the Ceton tuner card services the 4 independent cablecard-enabled tuners in that Ceton tuner card. You can have up to three of these Ceton cards (each requiring its own M-Card) in one WMC PC, providing a total of up to 12 cablecard-enabled tuners in that one machine.
Thanks.
post #8428 of 8812
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Originally Posted by DSperber View Post

Check this post for a general overview.
One M-Card inserted into the Ceton tuner card services the 4 independent cablecard-enabled tuners in that Ceton tuner card. You can have up to three of these Ceton cards (each requiring its own M-Card) in one WMC PC, providing a total of up to 12 cablecard-enabled tuners in that one machine.
You can also add OTA/ATSC tuner cards (e.g. Hauppauge HVR-2250 card with its 2 OTA/ATSC tuners). You can have up to 4 OTA/ATSC tuners in a WMC machine, so up to two of these HVR-2250 cards, if you wanted.
You can have as much disk storage as you care to buy and provide to WMC.
You can have up to five simultaneously active WMC media center extenders around your house (connected through your home router/LAN, which also connects to the HTPC machine) feeding live/recorded program content via HDMI to the HDTV at each of those locations.
Wow. Hmm, only Windows. I'd like Linux support. I will worry about this next year when my year bundled promotion ends.
post #8429 of 8812
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Originally Posted by phildaant View Post

Wow. Hmm, only Windows. I'd like Linux support. I will worry about this next year when my year bundled promotion ends.
You might look into yet another alternative... Ceton's upcoming "Q" solution.

The Q (probably available early 2013) boasts 6 tuners, and is essentially an "imbedded Windows Media Center" machine. It talks to all of the same "Echo" media center extenders (when they become available, probably end-of-2012) you will be able to use with Windows Media Center itself.

So the Q/Echo is a "standalone whole home LAN-based competitive solution" to the cable companies and FIOS, not requiring either TWC/MoCA DVR hardware nor your own Windows HTPC. Yes, you still need cable service from TWC, and two M-Cards, and a home LAN.

That way you wouldn't have to worry about Windows vs. Linux and a home HTPC to maintain yourself. You'd just be buying a "DVR machine/system black box" instead of renting much lesser-capable and more expensive equipment from TWC.
post #8430 of 8812
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Originally Posted by DSperber View Post

You might look into yet another alternative... Ceton's upcoming "Q" solution.
The Q (probably available early 2013) boasts 6 tuners, and is essentially an "imbedded Windows Media Center" machine. It talks to all of the same "Echo" media center extenders (when they become available, probably end-of-2012) you will be able to use with Windows Media Center itself.
So the Q/Echo is a "standalone whole home LAN-based competitive solution" to the cable companies and FIOS, not requiring either TWC/MoCA DVR hardware nor your own Windows HTPC. Yes, you still need cable service from TWC, and two M-Cards, and a home LAN.
That way you wouldn't have to worry about Windows vs. Linux and a home HTPC to maintain yourself. You'd just be buying a "DVR machine/system black box" instead of renting much lesser-capable and more expensive equipment from TWC.
Oooh, much better!
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