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post #8461 of 8808
Is http://help.rr.com/HMSLogic/network_status.aspx only for TWC's Internet service, or does it include the other two cable services (phone and TV)?

Also, is there a way to go to a specific channel (CNN, ComedyCentral, KTTV, etc.) with DVR's iGuide without entering its numbers (use names and/or call signs). There are so many channels, it's difficult to remember their numbers to enter, and tedious to look them up. frown.gif
Edited by phildaant - 9/26/12 at 8:33pm
post #8462 of 8808
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Originally Posted by phildaant View Post

Is http://help.rr.com/HMSLogic/network_status.aspx only for TWC's Internet service, or does it include the other two cable services (phone and TV)?
Also, is there a way to go to a specific channel (CNN, ComedyCentral, KTTV, etc.) with DVR's iGuide without entering its numbers (use names and/or call signs). There are so many channels, it's difficult to remember their numbers to enter, and tedious to look them up. frown.gif
Set up a "Favorites" list with just the channels you normally watch. Then use the Favorites approach to getting a "mini-Guide (subset)" showing just those channels, and browse through that much smaller Guide to see what's on, pressing OK on that channel when you see something you want to go to.

You can create multiple different Favorites lists, each with whatever in it that you want.

You can arrange your guide's rows to be sequenced (a) alphabetically by name, or (b) numerically by channel number. Same would hold for the mini-Guide shown for a Favorites list.

That way you don't have hundreds of useless channels to browse through.
post #8463 of 8808
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Originally Posted by DSperber View Post

Set up a "Favorites" list with just the channels you normally watch. Then use the Favorites approach to getting a "mini-Guide (subset)" showing just those channels, and browse through that much smaller Guide to see what's on, pressing OK on that channel when you see something you want to go to.
You can create multiple different Favorites lists, each with whatever in it that you want.
You can arrange your guide's rows to be sequenced (a) alphabetically by name, or (b) numerically by channel number. Same would hold for the mini-Guide shown for a Favorites list.
That way you don't have hundreds of useless channels to browse through.
Ah, I will try that later. Do these favorite channels recognize changes by TWC? I know TWC delete, move, etc. channels once in a while.
post #8464 of 8808
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Originally Posted by phildaant View Post

Ah, I will try that later. Do these favorite channels recognize changes by TWC? I know TWC delete, move, etc. channels once in a while.
No.

If a channel disappears, it will automatically drop out of your Favorites list. But if it gets reassigned to a new channel number you need to make the corresponding adjustments yourself, deleting the old item in your Favorites list and adding the new item.
post #8465 of 8808
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Originally Posted by DSperber View Post

No.
If a channel disappears, it will automatically drop out of your Favorites list. But if it gets reassigned to a new channel number you need to make the corresponding adjustments yourself, deleting the old item in your Favorites list and adding the new item.
Ugh, that will be annoying. Thanks.

11:23 AM PDT: I briefly played with DVR's Favorites list. Wow, horrendous usability. I can only add one channel at a time? No tagging and adding all at once? No search? Ugh. frown.gif
Edited by phildaant - 9/27/12 at 11:24am
post #8466 of 8808
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Originally Posted by phildaant View Post

Ugh, that will be annoying. Thanks.
11:23 AM PDT: I briefly played with DVR's Favorites list. Wow, horrendous usability. I can only add one channel at a time? No tagging and adding all at once? No search? Ugh. frown.gif
Well, it's one channel at a time after creating the list. But you basically just browse throught the regular Guide and push the "heart" icon, which instantly adds that channel to the selected Favorites list. So it's not that bad. Remember, this is a graphical interface designed for very unsavvy home users, on a screen where the only input is from a remote, not a mouse and CTRL key on a keyboard (to select more than one item at a time).

It's a one-time chore. When you're done you just use the result, and maintain it occasionally.
post #8467 of 8808
TWC sportsnet is up

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post #8468 of 8808
officially launches at 7 PM on monday then the 1st episode of backstage lakers is on at 9 PM

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post #8469 of 8808
Amazing. TWC Sportsnet is on analog channel 43. So even old analog basic cable subscribers are able to get the channel. Plus if you have basic cable or higher, a box or cablecard is not required to view the channel in SD.
post #8470 of 8808
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Originally Posted by WackyPacks View Post

Amazing. TWC Sportsnet is on analog channel 43. So even old analog basic cable subscribers are able to get the channel. Plus if you have basic cable or higher, a box or cablecard is not required to view the channel in SD.
Nice. I am sure this won't last long. TWC is probably want to offer for free and then charge! wink.gif
post #8471 of 8808
What will Time Warner do? Go around and put traps on the outside of every customer's building? Unlikely. Will TWC Sportsnet SD go from analog after a trial to encrypted digital? Not sure.
post #8472 of 8808
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Originally Posted by WackyPacks View Post

What will Time Warner do? Go around and put traps on the outside of every customer's building? Unlikely. Will TWC Sportsnet SD go from analog after a trial to encrypted digital? Not sure.

The analog versions of TWC Sportsnet and TWC Deportes are not a trial they are on until TWC yanks expanded basic analogs. And by the way the former comcast areas do not have the channels on analog digital standard cable only as they only have limited basic in analog only. There are traps already in place in legacy TWC areas and Former Adelphia areas as they never had scrambled analogs.
post #8473 of 8808
twc sportsnets signal keeps dropping and theres a lot of artifacting
post #8474 of 8808
Just tuned in now and it's looking fine here in Los Feliz (Eagle Rock).
post #8475 of 8808
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Originally Posted by CaCHooKa Man View Post

twc sportsnets signal keeps dropping and theres a lot of artifacting

This is happening in Dallas Texas as well with national version of TWC Sportsnet HD. So it looks like the problem is in LA. Also it seems TWC is squashing the HD feeds to fit the 4:3 SD channels yuck so basically it is distorted.
post #8476 of 8808
Time Warner will simply roll out a rate increase next year to all expanded basic customers and tout that they added all these new wonderful sports channels. Yes the new expensive sports channels bringing us the same games we used to get on other channels. Just watch what happens when the Dodgers bolt from Fox, launch their own channel (or go with TWC Sportsnet) and ask for more from TWC who will gladly pass it along to all expanded basic rate payers. Even those who don't care about sports.
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I wonder what category I'm in. I'm still using a Terayon modem that I 've had since the Adelphia days that I'm almost certain was supplied free to me (I know I didn't buy one). When I inquired a few months ago about upgrading my Internet, I was told that I needed to upgrade my modem, too. I told them it was theirs, not mine, and she said, no, it wasn't. So I'll be curious to know if I fall into the "leased" category or not. rolleyes.gif
post #8479 of 8808
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Originally Posted by bruce73 View Post

I wonder what category I'm in. I'm still using a Terayon modem that I 've had since the Adelphia days that I'm almost certain was supplied free to me (I know I didn't buy one). When I inquired a few months ago about upgrading my Internet, I was told that I needed to upgrade my modem, too. I told them it was theirs, not mine, and she said, no, it wasn't. So I'll be curious to know if I fall into the "leased" category or not. rolleyes.gif
It will probably say it on your next bill if you haven't gotten it recently. I remember having two different Terayon cable modems (TeraPro (not DOCSIS) and TJ715X cable modems) back in those days. Which one do you have now?
post #8480 of 8808
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Originally Posted by bruce73 View Post

I wonder what category I'm in. I'm still using a Terayon modem that I 've had since the Adelphia days that I'm almost certain was supplied free to me (I know I didn't buy one). When I inquired a few months ago about upgrading my Internet, I was told that I needed to upgrade my modem, too. I told them it was theirs, not mine, and she said, no, it wasn't. So I'll be curious to know if I fall into the "leased" category or not. rolleyes.gif
It will probably say it on your next bill if you haven't gotten it recently. I remember having two different Terayon cable modems (TeraPro (not DOCSIS) and TJ715X cable modems) back in those days. Which one do you have now?

The TJ715X. It's been rock solid. Must have had it now for 10 years or so.
post #8481 of 8808
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Originally Posted by bruce73 View Post

The TJ715X. It's been rock solid. Must have had it now for 10 years or so.
I got that one on 6/4/2005. On 10/4/2008, I had to replace it with an Ambit/Ubee U10C018 cable modem due to coax cable connection problems. frown.gif
post #8482 of 8808
Interesting that none of those "recommended" or acceptable Motorola modems supports telephony. This is required if you also have telephone service from TWC.

I owned my own Motorola Surfboard cable modem many years ago, to avoid paying monthly rental. This was offered as a cost-savings option and of course it took some number of months before the purchase price had been covered by the ongoing monthly savings. Then they (or it might have been Comcast at the time, or perhaps AT&T Broadband before them... can't recall now) decided to go ahead and charge you a monthly fee anyway, even if you owned your own modem!!! That went over well, of course.

Then I opted for the "triplecast" and they came out with an Arris modem which in addition to its RJ-45 ethernet jack also has two telephone jacks on it (which support up to two telephone numbers, and get connected to the home telephone wires via a nearby wallplate, all done by the installer when he comes out). I didn't want TWO modems, so I just removed my Motorola cable modem and now use the Arris modem for both (a) telephone, and (b) internet.

Anyway, none of the Docsis 3.0 Motorola modems mentioned includes telephony support.

I haven't received any notice in the mail yet from TWC about this whole subject, but I'm curious to know what they recommend as an "own your own" option for those of us who use their telephone service.
post #8483 of 8808
I'm on the west side of LA (Culver City, old Comcast area). About 2AM yesterday, all my QAM channels disappeared, and many of the HD channels from the cable box disappeared or appeared only intermittently. Today, all the HD channels are back, but none of the QAM channels are. Did TW reshuffle all the QAM channels? I'd rather not rescan if not necessary, because with my setup it means losing a lot of information.
post #8484 of 8808
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Originally Posted by merrillgi View Post

I'm on the west side of LA (Culver City, old Comcast area). About 2AM yesterday, all my QAM channels disappeared, and many of the HD channels from the cable box disappeared or appeared only intermittently. Today, all the HD channels are back, but none of the QAM channels are. Did TW reshuffle all the QAM channels? I'd rather not rescan if not necessary, because with my setup it means losing a lot of information.

You're not alone... just heard the same thing from my girlfriend. Haven't looked into it yet by it sounds like they reshuffled everything.
post #8485 of 8808
I just got TW hooked up so I could watch the Lakers. I was going to set a recording for the first pre-season game on Sunday Oct 7, I think at 7pm. The guide shows "Blackout" where the game info would be. Is anyone else seeing this as well?
post #8486 of 8808
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Originally Posted by dylan24 View Post

I just got TW hooked up so I could watch the Lakers. I was going to set a recording for the first pre-season game on Sunday Oct 7, I think at 7pm. The guide shows "Blackout" where the game info would be. Is anyone else seeing this as well?
I am not at home to check the DVR's TV guide, but http://tvlistings.timewarnercable.com/search/?qs=Lakers&searchType=title and http://www.titantv.com/search/search.aspx?stxt=Laker&srid=61696e64-f442-4781-820c-3745d7b477fb&lid=7b61d7ee-e657-4c3d-811b-6df6aaf78288 also don't seem to show that game. I thought we're not supposed to have blackouts on TWC channel. frown.gif
post #8487 of 8808
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Originally Posted by merrillgi View Post

I'm on the west side of LA (Culver City, old Comcast area). About 2AM yesterday, all my QAM channels disappeared, and many of the HD channels from the cable box disappeared or appeared only intermittently. Today, all the HD channels are back, but none of the QAM channels are. Did TW reshuffle all the QAM channels? I'd rather not rescan if not necessary, because with my setup it means losing a lot of information.

could you do a rescan?

I am curious as to where TWC moved everything in the former comcast areas as those areas don't have SDV yet and maybe TWC is getting them ready for an SDV launch.
post #8488 of 8808
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Originally Posted by dylan24 View Post

I just got TW hooked up so I could watch the Lakers. I was going to set a recording for the first pre-season game on Sunday Oct 7, I think at 7pm. The guide shows "Blackout" where the game info would be. Is anyone else seeing this as well?
Yep, shows "Blackout" for me as well, Dylan.
post #8489 of 8808
no blackout for me

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post #8490 of 8808
Interesting. It looks like for those without Navigator it lists the game. I'm assuming it's just a program guide glitch and the actual game itself will not be blacked out. Just a thought - maybe somehow Navigator gets its guide info from outside the LA territory where the game would, in fact, be blacked out.
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