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post #8491 of 8808
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Originally Posted by kevin120 View Post

could you do a rescan?

Yes, for me everything got reshuffled ...for the better, though. The main networks are back where the should be, so CBS is 2.1 instead of 67.542, ABC is 7.1 instead of 74.546, etc. There are still some anomalies, like WGN which is at channel 40.1193!

Also looks like Aljazeera got traded for Russia Today. Hmm.
post #8492 of 8808
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Originally Posted by dylan24 View Post

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.

It appears that's what it was, as the game is listed in the Guide now.
post #8493 of 8808
In DVR's iGuide, it seems to show all channels. Is there a way to only show what I have from my cable TV subscription? I figured out why some of my recordings failed because I can't get those channels from my subscription! frown.gif

Also, is there a way to clear all DVR's recording history log at once instead of one by one?

Thank you in advance. smile.gif
post #8494 of 8808
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Originally Posted by phildaant View Post

In DVR's iGuide, it seems to show all channels. Is there a way to only show what I have from my cable TV subscription? I figured out why some of my recordings failed because I can't get those channels from my subscription! frown.gif

Not that I know of. The best you can do is program the channels you are subscribed to (by just trying them) into your favorites categories (that you name yourself). Since I basically only watch HD, there's a lot less channels to program and I only have 1 favorites folder programed (I just call it 'HD').

As for your 2nd question: I don't think so.
post #8495 of 8808
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Originally Posted by fleaman View Post

Not that I know of. The best you can do is program the channels you are subscribed to (by just trying them) into your favorites categories (that you name yourself). Since I basically only watch HD, there's a lot less channels to program and I only have 1 favorites folder programed (I just call it 'HD').
As for your 2nd question: I don't think so.
Oh, the way I do it is by searching for movies and stuff to record.
post #8496 of 8808
the new qam channel lineup provides proper station ids now, it also fixed frame rate bug in media center now for me
post #8497 of 8808
Did anyone else receive the email from TWC today offering a complimentary 6-mos. subscription to Showtime ~or~ free home phone service for a year? Cynic that I am, I'm wondering what's the catch. tongue.gif I don't really need a land line, but for free maybe I should consider it.

EDIT: Just read the fine print: the phone service is free, but "taxes and fees" will be added to the bill. Anyone have an idea of what that might run?
post #8498 of 8808
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Originally Posted by bruce73 View Post

Did anyone else receive the email from TWC today offering a complimentary 6-mos. subscription to Showtime ~or~ free home phone service for a year? Cynic that I am, I'm wondering what's the catch. tongue.gif I don't really need a land line, but for free maybe I should consider it.
EDIT: Just read the fine print: the phone service is free, but "taxes and fees" will be added to the bill. Anyone have an idea of what that might run?

Contract obligation? As in, only the first 6 months are free? And you sure this isn't just for new subscribers?

No offer in the mail here, though haven't got my mail today....
post #8499 of 8808
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Originally Posted by hansol89 View Post

the new qam channel lineup provides proper station ids now, it also fixed frame rate bug in media center now for me

It provides proper station ID's for some stations (about a third of them, as far as I can tell). It has indeed fixed the frame rate bug on qam channels. I don't use media center, but the bug use to affect a couple of devices that I have, including one plain TV.
post #8500 of 8808
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Originally Posted by bruce73 View Post

Did anyone else receive the email from TWC today offering a complimentary 6-mos. subscription to Showtime ~or~ free home phone service for a year? Cynic that I am, I'm wondering what's the catch. tongue.gif I don't really need a land line, but for free maybe I should consider it.
EDIT: Just read the fine print: the phone service is free, but "taxes and fees" will be added to the bill. Anyone have an idea of what that might run?
For my parents' home city, those taxes and fees were a few bucks in total. It depends on your city, state, etc. Contact TWC and ask about that for your city.
post #8501 of 8808
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Originally Posted by fleaman View Post

Contract obligation? As in, only the first 6 months are free? And you sure this isn't just for new subscribers?

No offer in the mail here, though haven't got my mail today....

It was via email sent to their "loyal customers." And, no, apparently no contract obligation. It will automatically expire in 6 months if you don't choose to continue. I have a feeling the phone service will need a cancellation, though.

You can check out the offer here.
post #8502 of 8808
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Originally Posted by phildaant View Post

For my parents' home city, those taxes and fees were a few bucks in total. It depends on your city, state, etc. Contact TWC and ask about that for your city.

Thanks, I figured it was nominal, but, if I decide to go ahead, I'll definitely call and ask first.
post #8503 of 8808
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Originally Posted by bruce73 View Post

It was via email sent to their "loyal customers." And, no, apparently no contract obligation. It will automatically expire in 6 months if you don't choose to continue. .

Ah, I read 'mail', not email.

I only have TV, no internet. Though I've been a 'loyal'rolleyes.gif TWC tv customer for maybe a good 8 years now. Perhaps you gotta have both tv and internet.

Though interestingly TWC gives the impression a 'card' might come in the 'mail'>>
http://www.timewarnercable.com/Corporate/support/customerappreciation/showtime-homephone.html

1. Call our dedicated confirmation line at 1-866-342-6848.

2. Provide the confirmation code from the card you received in the mail.

3. A Time Warner Cable representative will take care of scheduling your free standard installation.


Guess if I get no card in the mail, I'm outta luck as TWC doesn't have my email addy to send anything too....
post #8504 of 8808
Yeah, I've had TV and Internet since TWC took over from Adelphia, which must be going on 10 years now. As I said, I don't need a land line, but, hell, free for a year, why not.

EDIT: I called this morning and set up a (free) installation for this Monday. No hidden costs, only the local tax which the rep estimated at $3-5/mo. And, she threw in the complimentary 6-mos of Showtime as well, which surprised me. Guess TWC is desperate to keep their old customers (or wanting to soften the blow of upcoming rate increases rolleyes.gif ...).
Edited by bruce73 - 10/12/12 at 10:56am
post #8505 of 8808
For the free one year free phone offer, the offer says:

"After 1 year, automatically continue to enjoy your service for life for only $9.95* per month as long as you maintain all three services in good standing."


What does TW mean by "three services"? Does it mean I need to keep Showtime AND Phone Service in addition to one of their other services (TV or Internet) to continue at $9.95? Or does it mean I need to do the triple play of TV, Internet, and Phone?
post #8506 of 8808
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Originally Posted by WackyPacks View Post

For the free one year free phone offer, the offer says:
"After 1 year, automatically continue to enjoy your service for life for only $9.95* per month as long as you maintain all three services in good standing."
What does TW mean by "three services"? Does it mean I need to keep Showtime AND Phone Service in addition to one of their other services (TV or Internet) to continue at $9.95? Or does it mean I need to do the triple play of TV, Internet, and Phone?
It sounds like the bundled services: Internet + TV + Phone services to me.

You should ask TWC about it.
post #8507 of 8808
Yes, it means TV + Internet + Phone. I've had TV + Internet for years, and they've been trying to get me to add Phone for quite a while. They finally made me an offer I couldn't refuse. biggrin.gif
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Yeah, they have been bugging me as well. Thanks for the info. Which calling plan are they using for this promo? Looks like TW has Local Unlimited, California Unlimited, and Nationwide Unlimited. I supposed the promo is for Local Unlimited? What is Local Unlimited anyway? No extra charges if a call is within a certain number of miles of my house or something like that?
post #8509 of 8808
The promo email I got says "unlimited local and nationwide calling."
post #8510 of 8808
Thanks. Looks like I am going to give them a call get a few more specifics before making a decision.
post #8511 of 8808
The FCC is killing "Clear-QAM"

Due to requests to the FCC by the cable operators, Clear-QAM will be no longer in the near future. Time Warner has not announced any timeline, but they now can do it.

Operators may be able to install whole house decoders, or they will provide boxes for each TV set. Naturally we'll have to pay for this.
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FCC Votes to Lift Ban On Digital Basic Tier Encryption
Contains three-year sunset on NCTA commitment, but with Media Bureau able to extend it.

By John Eggerton -- Broadcasting & Cable, 10/12/2012 3:59:18 PM


The FCC is said to be wrapping up its order lifting the prohibition on digital basic-tier encryption.

Commissioners were said to be working on statements at press time and the chairman was said to be pushing to get the order out by end of the day. According to a high-placed source, the vote will be 5-0, but with some concurrences.

FCC chairman Julius Genachowski circulated an order in August allowing cable operators to encrypt basic tiers that incorporated some accommodations for IP-enabled devices -- like Boxee -- offered up by cable operators to help secure passage of the item.

http://www.broadcastingcable.com/article/489863-FCC_Votes_to_Lift_Ban_On_Digital_Basic_Tier_Encryption.php

This won't effect devices that have cable cards such as TiVo and Windows Media Center PC. It will mean that your non-cable box TV with a QAM tuner will not receive the encrypted channels.
post #8512 of 8808
TWC TV

Anyone know what the problem is with TWC TV lately? The service is unavailable on my PC, but I'm able to stream it fine on my Android phone.
post #8513 of 8808
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Originally Posted by bruce73 View Post

TWC TV
Anyone know what the problem is with TWC TV lately? The service is unavailable on my PC, but I'm able to stream it fine on my Android phone.

works fine for me
post #8514 of 8808
Yeah, it's finally working here now. smile.gif
post #8515 of 8808
In the latest paper bill, it shows $11.88 + $8.88 for these two stations. Shouldn't they be removed automatically after the three free months end for the $89.99 triple bundled package?

Also, will my DVR recordings will be deleted/denied when these stations get removed?

Thank you in advance. smile.gif
Edited by phildaant - 11/1/12 at 9:48pm
post #8516 of 8808
No mention at all of the new TWC/LA web site format??? Perhaps it's national as well, but for sure it's new in the TWC/LA area.

INCOMPREHENSIBLE!! Can't find things that used to exist (e.g. "Programming Change Alerts" page seems to have disappeared). And instead of automatically forwarding you to the proper page if you are trying to use old shortcut links you might have created, they just send you to the common new 404 page (which at least is a "generalized starting page"). Actually this is a "fix", because for a long time they simply returned a 404 page advising you that you've tried to access a page that no longer exists!!

Most annoying, however, is that it appears to be built strictly for Internet Explorer at least insofar as the "Channel Lineups" page goes. You used to be able to use Firefox as well, but no more. When you uncheck the ALL or any of the tiers, it is supposed to instantly re-populate the page with the results of your request. Well, it does ZERO in Firefox, but works properly in IE.


Anyway, it does look prettier and absolutely more modern and elegant. New fonts, new style, everything certainly is sleek and pretty.

But it's radically different than it used to be, so good luck trying to figure out how to use it.

Much like what Yahoo! did with their "Movies" site, which used to be understandable. They brought in some foreigners, apparently, to rebuild that site a few years back, and it's been unusable and incomprehensible ever since. Real shame, as I used to use it all the time. They've actually now tried two additional variations following the initial disaster, but have never achieved the sheer simplicity and usability of the original design... WHICH WORKED PERFECTLY, SO WHY SCREW WITH IT?

Same kind of thoughts about the new TWC/LA site.
post #8517 of 8808
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Originally Posted by DSperber View Post

No mention at all of the new TWC/LA web site format??? Perhaps it's national as well, but for sure it's new in the TWC/LA area.
INCOMPREHENSIBLE!! Can't find things that used to exist (e.g. "Programming Change Alerts" page seems to have disappeared). And instead of automatically forwarding you to the proper page if you are trying to use old shortcut links you might have created, they just send you to the common new 404 page (which at least is a "generalized starting page"). Actually this is a "fix", because for a long time they simply returned a 404 page advising you that you've tried to access a page that no longer exists!!
Most annoying, however, is that it appears to be built strictly for Internet Explorer at least insofar as the "Channel Lineups" page goes. You used to be able to use Firefox as well, but no more. When you uncheck the ALL or any of the tiers, it is supposed to instantly re-populate the page with the results of your request. Well, it does ZERO in Firefox, but works properly in IE.
Anyway, it does look prettier and absolutely more modern and elegant. New fonts, new style, everything certainly is sleek and pretty.
But it's radically different than it used to be, so good luck trying to figure out how to use it.
Much like what Yahoo! did with their "Movies" site, which used to be understandable. They brought in some foreigners, apparently, to rebuild that site a few years back, and it's been unusable and incomprehensible ever since. Real shame, as I used to use it all the time. They've actually now tried two additional variations following the initial disaster, but have never achieved the sheer simplicity and usability of the original design... WHICH WORKED PERFECTLY, SO WHY SCREW WITH IT?
Same kind of thoughts about the new TWC/LA site.
Yeah, annoying. I noticed some of my old TWC bookmarks/favorites are broken too. Ugh!
post #8518 of 8808
Re: the Programming Alerts page

I typed "programming alerts" (without the quotes) into the search box at the top of the page and found them at http://www.timewarnercable.com/en/about-us/legal/regulatory-notices/programming-legal-notices.html

Hope this helps.
Edited by Mastaclocksetta - 11/4/12 at 10:04am
post #8519 of 8808
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Originally Posted by Mastaclocksetta View Post

Re: the Programming Alerts page
I typed "programming alerts" (without the quotes) into the search box at the top of the page and found them at http://www.timewarnercable.com/en/about-us/legal/regulatory-notices/programming-legal-notices.html
Hope this helps.
I see. Thank you. Yes, that does now appear to be the new site version of the old page URL.

Seems it would have been user-friendly to just forward this particular old URL very specifically and directly to this new URL, instead of to the general 404 home page, given its very specific purpose and known use. Same with the channel lineup URL. These are two VERY COMMONLY USED pages within the entire site architecture, and it's very likely people have their own shortcut/bookmarks set up from the old site organization, so why not make the transition to the new site easier for users?

Oh well...

thanks again.
post #8520 of 8808
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Originally Posted by bruce73 View Post

Yeah, it's finally working here now. smile.gif

... and now, it's not. Wonderful. rolleyes.gif

EDIT: Looks as if it's a Firefox problem, as it works with Chrome. Does anyone know the trick to get it going on Firefox?
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