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post #4321 of 4506
Analogue channels dropping in San Marco... updated channel list upcoming

Wow, they're really screwing with things. The rarely-seen analogue channel 119 is currently active.

The bad news is we lost ESPN, ESPN2, etc. The good news is it's been replaced by the "World Fishing Network."

Update: as of Saturday, World Fishing Network has dropped off again.
post #4322 of 4506
As promised, here's our current lineup here in San Marco



post #4323 of 4506
Received my digital transport boxes from Comcast today. Holy hell are they miserable to use. VERY VERY VERY SLOW.

On the other hand, the picture quality is (obviously) considerably better than the old analogue, but I'm not sure it's worth losing all the stuff currently available in QAM. Suppose I'll have to get an A/B switch.
post #4324 of 4506
I live near Atlantic and University. Since they did the conversion a little over a week ago, I've lost all my locals in high-def via QAM except for Channel 4 which shows up at 117-something. I do have a HD DVR HBO & Encore channels with comcast so from what I've read here I should be able to get the HD locals via QAM. Do I need to call comcast and get some filters removed? Can anyone verify that they get the locals in QAM?

I only have one HD box for the living room TV. I have several other HD TV's that are directly plugged into cable. Until this change I was able to enjoy locals in HD. I really don't want to deal with cable boxes and it sounds like they ones they give you for free aren't high def.
post #4325 of 4506
Kelly, check and see if can tune the local HD channels using 1-x and 2-x. On many tuners, just enter channel 1 and you will tune 1-1. Channel up then gets others.

My HD locals are still there. I can tune them on either ch 66-x or 1-x.
LL
post #4326 of 4506
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Originally Posted by grittree View Post

Kelly, check and see if can tune the local HD channels using 1-x and 2-x. On many tuners, just enter channel 1 and you will tune 1-1. Channel up then gets others.

My HD locals are still there. I can tune them on either ch 66-x or 1-x.

All the local High def channels used to be 1-x. Those channels have disappeared but I noticed last night that I am getting some of the local HD channels in the 66-x range. I need to take a closer look and make sure I'm getting all of them.
post #4327 of 4506
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Originally Posted by kellyr66 View Post

All the local High def channels used to be 1-x. Those channels have disappeared but I noticed last night that I am getting some of the local HD channels in the 66-x range. I need to take a closer look and make sure I'm getting all of them.

Look at the channel list I posted above and match it up with a frequency to channel map.
post #4328 of 4506
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Originally Posted by bubbaprog View Post

Look at the channel list I posted above and match it up with a frequency to channel map.

I don't understand your channel list. What are the numbers on the left? For the most part, those numbers don't match the channel numbers that I get on my Vizio & Panasonic TVs using QAM. Your numbers look more like what you get using HD Cable tuner box.

It looks like channel 4 HD is 117-1. The other local HD channels can be found in the 64.x - 66.x range although I still haven't verified them all.
post #4329 of 4506
This link provides accurate qam channel list:

http://www.silicondust.com/hdhomerun...201#sidebyside
post #4330 of 4506
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Originally Posted by kellyr66 View Post

I don't understand your channel list. What are the numbers on the left? For the most part, those numbers don't match the channel numbers that I get on my Vizio & Panasonic TVs using QAM. Your numbers look more like what you get using HD Cable tuner box.

It looks like channel 4 HD is 117-1. The other local HD channels can be found in the 64.x - 66.x range although I still haven't verified them all.

The numbers on the left are the Comcast channel numbers. Like I said, you can match up the numbers as they might appear on a tuner using the frequencies.

The HDHomerun results are usually accurate too though as we've seen the lineup is currently in flux throughout our area.
post #4331 of 4506
79.101 and 81.101 -- what, exactly, is going on there?

Free MLB Extra Innings right now too btw. Channel 113.x.
post #4332 of 4506
I am looking for info on an outfit called Mediastream that covers Waycross GA and was told to look in here as Waycross from an MSO standpoint may be the same market as jacksonville. Do I have this correct? Would this thread be the right place? More specifically, my questions involve mostly IP connection, again is this the appropriate thread?
post #4333 of 4506
Either here or the Savannah thread. Maybe too small for either.

I take it you want to know something they won't tell you.
post #4334 of 4506
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Originally Posted by grittree View Post

Either here or the Savannah thread. Maybe too small for either.

I take it you want to know something they won't tell you.

I have a friend in Waycross and she has a lot of issues with IIP that she shouldn't have. But she's very non-technical, so I was looking for experiences with Mediastream in general.
post #4335 of 4506
I'm just amused at hearing the name of a non-corporate cable company :-)
post #4336 of 4506
no new channels at neptune beach or girvin blvd... was the article in february about new HD channels a sign of false hope?
post #4337 of 4506
I just now got an HD package from Comcast... not sure if the channels I'm getting are new or not.

I did notice (courtesy a new TV) that all the ESPN Gameplan channels are open at the moment, despite... them not being on the cable box and college football still being a ways away.

Also, anyone else monitoring the 5e coming out of their box? Mine seems to be rather haphazard, which is frustrating from a MythTV perspective.
post #4338 of 4506
Just Curious does anyone in Jax (Comcast) have a cablecard installed either HTPC or Tivo?
post #4339 of 4506
What great quality for the Jags pre-season games :\\

Looks worse than a youtube video
post #4340 of 4506
Of course it looks like crap - it is SD material not HD
post #4341 of 4506
Is there ANY hope of getting WCWJ in DD5.1 anytime soon?!

~Alan
post #4342 of 4506
Anyone watching the Dallas/Texans game on WAWSDT2 (MyjaxTv)? I didn't realize that OTA was SD but comcast was in HD. Has it always been that way?
post #4343 of 4506
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Originally Posted by Gator99 View Post

Just Curious does anyone in Jax (Comcast) have a cablecard installed either HTPC or Tivo?

I got one installed in my Sony DVR (similar to Tivo).

Getting the card was easy. Went to the Tinseltown office and said I wanted a cablecard for a Tivo. No hassle at all.

The cost is $7.95/mo. Couldn't find that anywhere on the price list, but if you turn in your STB, you eliminate the charge. I guess they consider the CC in a STB the free one you get.

Getting it paired was less smooth. The routine is to call and (eventually) get to a person in the Florida division. After giving her all the appropriate numbers, she contacts the "pairing" people, who after they do whatever they do, contact her. She then calls you.

That's how it's supposed to work. How it actually worked was it took more than 4 days, many calls, a supervisor spending a full hour working with the "pairing people". Sheesh, it's a two minute procedure!

BTW, I don't think the Cowboys game on MNT (30-2) was in HD. They only send a SD signal, but it is framed 16x9.

Tomorrow is supposed to be the day the Deerwood sector has analog cut off. Arlington was scheduled for 8/24. Did that happen?
post #4344 of 4506
thanks gritree - I was wondering if you had to pay them for the install or if they would give you the card. By the way what type of card was it a m-card (multiple streams) or the other?

The reason I ask is that I am hoping to get the HDhomerun prime cable card tuner (3-tuners thus the need for the m-type card) when it is available at the end of the year. And I was hoping they didn't have to send out a truck/tech.

Damn - I thought it looked HD, as WAWSDT on Comcast has two channels (104-3(436) which is 1280x720p and 63-3(206) which is 480x480p)
post #4345 of 4506
You get an M card. No truck roll as of now. I don't expect the Prime card this year.
post #4346 of 4506
thanks, you may be right about the timing on the HDHomerun Prime.
post #4347 of 4506
[quote=grittree;19122914Tomorrow is supposed to be the day the Deerwood sector has analog cut off. Arlington was scheduled for 8/24. Did that happen?[/QUOTE]

Rumor had it that the Mandarin area was to be cut-off this month also.

So I bit the bullet and had an AT&T UVerse install last week. The HD PQ from Comcast seemed to be bit better, but AT&Ts SD is far superior.
post #4348 of 4506
Mandarin is due Sep 28.

I can't get U-verse. People I know in Texas who have it think it's great.
post #4349 of 4506
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Originally Posted by grittree View Post

Mandarin is due Sep 28.

I can't get U-verse. People I know in Texas who have it think it's great.

Thats a shame, but they're adding new addresses all the time, check on it every once in a while.

I got the U300, HD, Whole House DVR, 4 STBs (all HD), + HBO/Cinemax 3 months free for ~$40 a month less than Comcast prices.
post #4350 of 4506
If you guys like it, great, but U-Verse compresses everything to such a nasty degree, plus you have to have those gigantor boxes on every TV, there's no QAM.. I wish we were a Verizon area because their approach to fiber is so, so, so much better. None of this IPTV nonsense.

Since upgrading to an HD & Sports package, I'm overjoyed with Comcast. Maybe it's just my box, but this is easily the most power user-friendly provider I've ever seen. I'm tempted to order another box just to plug into one of my computers for college football season.
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