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post #4411 of 4506
We experienced no problems (Comcast HD cable - not OTA) in the Drs Inlet area.
post #4412 of 4506
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Originally Posted by wesl56 View Post

does anyone know anything about when uverse will be available in baymeadows/deerwood? i think we must be last on the list... is anyone using uverse internet? i havent seen any complaints about the internet so i asume its decent

i'm also still getting comcast analog here

so i finally got uverse installed today, even though the vrads been in my complex for several months... got the email saying it was available last thurs, and today was the soonest install date

tv:
i am impressed with the hd pq, the networks look just as good as they do with an ota antenna. the other channels look noticeably better than dishnet

im also impressed with the audio, there seems to be something funky going on, or maybe im just not used to good audio but my surround speakers are MUCH more active than they were with dish... im using a 7.1 receiver in dd pliix mode, i've noticed much more sounds coming from the surrounds and the rear surrounds (which i never really noticed with dish before)

i only subscribed to the family package to get the installation fee discount, with the intentions of dropping it after the required 1 month period, but im considering keeping it and upgrading now!

i have a pricing question for those of you with uverse: the family pack is $54 + $10 for hd, and includes dvr... the u100 is only $59 + $10 for hd, but there is a $15 charge for dvr... the u200 is $69 + $10 for hd, with included dvr... so its $84 for the u100 with dvr, but only $79 for u200 with dvr... i cant figure that out. im not sure why when i look online there is a fee for dvr with u100 but not any of the other packages, because thats likely the pack i'd want to keep, but not if i have to pay extra for dvr


internet:
my main reason for getting uverse, i subscribed to the max turbo 24/3 and i am really disappointed. i've been running speedtests all day since the install, and im getting between 16-20 down and a very consistent 2.79 up

the installer was very nice though, and left me his cell number and said if it doesnt improve in a few days (not sure how it would just magically improve?) to give him a call and he'd get someone out here

another thing: the gateway/wireless router they gave me only supports 802.11g - which from my experience tends to top out at around 20ish mb in real world use... why is att selling 24 internet but providing a device that is unlikely to support it?? i dont mind buying an n router, I just dont understand why they wouldnt provide one to the max turbo subscribers... on that note, with a laptop connected to the gateway via ethernet cable, im only seeing speeds that max out at 21 down and still 2.79 up. the gateway's wireless g is definitely a restriction, but im still not getting 24/3
post #4413 of 4506
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Originally Posted by bubbaprog View Post

WTEV is an embarrassment. I can't believe CBS lets them get away with such terrible quality. And they don't even have any subchannels! We're a top 50 market, this is simply inexcusable.

I think they're using a first generation, used MPEG encoder they bought from a station that was an early HD-adopter and replaced it with a modern unit. I have no other way of explaining the terrible PQ.

I've noticed a recent change; perhaps a new mpeg encoder?

What's different is when the show is edited with videoredo, it now doesn't get the time stamp info all wrong.

I don't see any PQ diff, but I never had a problem with that. And it's still in glorious stereo, all two channels.
post #4414 of 4506
It'd be nice if they got a new encoder, since they're about to add a subchannel. The Cool TV.

- Trip
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It's good to know WTEV really cares about quality.
post #4416 of 4506
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Originally Posted by grittree View Post

And it's still in glorious stereo, all two channels.


Yesterdays technology today.
post #4417 of 4506
still no u-verse in Fleming Island. comcast internet really isn't that bad here compared to what they were doing in orlando, but i feel like i'm being robbed at $60/mo with no competitors
post #4418 of 4506
So, we have updates?

A bunch of new channels, including CSSHD (which works, rarely, usually it's off-air) and CBSCSHD.

Also, new update to the DVR boxes -- my coax out is no longer working (don't ask as to why that is, I use it as a feed out to another room). Why in the hell would they do this?
post #4419 of 4506
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Originally Posted by bubbaprog View Post

So, we have updates?

A bunch of new channels, including CSSHD (which works, rarely, usually it's off-air) and CBSCSHD.

Also, new update to the DVR boxes -- my coax out is no longer working (don't ask as to why that is, I use it as a feed out to another room). Why in the hell would they do this?

Is this Comcast? I can't imagine they would disable the coax port through a firmware update but who knows. It might be time for a DVR box exchange. I would need to do that occasionally when the boxes would act up for no explainable reason.

Any exciting new channels? Can't say I even know what CBSCSHD is. I'm a U-verse customer that is thinking of switching back to Comcast when my introductory rate ends in a few months.
post #4420 of 4506
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Originally Posted by scolumbo View Post

Is this Comcast? I can't imagine they would disable the coax port through a firmware update but who knows. It might be time for a DVR box exchange. I would need to do that occasionally when the boxes would act up for no explainable reason.

Any exciting new channels? Can't say I even know what CBSCSHD is. I'm a U-verse customer that is thinking of switching back to Comcast when my introductory rate ends in a few months.

That's the thing -- the coax isn't "disabled," it's just that the video is black. Audio comes through fine.

I deal with sports video for a living so having both CSSHD (even though they seem to keep forgetting to turn it on when CSS is broadcasting) and CBS College Sports is great. Wish I'd had it a few months ago but it will be great for the upcoming college football season.

Comcast gets more than $200 a month from me but it's worth every penny. Now if WTEV could just get its crap together and buy a decent encoder and support DD5.1.
post #4421 of 4506
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Originally Posted by bubbaprog View Post
That's the thing -- the coax isn't "disabled," it's just that the video is black. Audio comes through fine.
You can take your Moto box to the service center for an exchange with no charge. The only problem is you would lose any saved programs on the DVR.

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Originally Posted by bubbaprog View Post
Comcast gets more than $200 a month from me but it's worth every penny.
That's the reason I switched in the first place. I'm getting U-verse internet, voice, and TV for the same price as TV-only with Comcast, plus U-verse has more HD channels, and the whole house DVR is nice.

Unfortunately, the HD PQ is noticeably worse with U-verse. I may keep U-verse internet and voice and switch back to Comcast for TV. I'll end up paying more for less content, but better PQ in time for football season.
post #4422 of 4506
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Originally Posted by scolumbo View Post
Unfortunately, the HD PQ is noticeably worse with U-verse. I may keep U-verse internet and voice and switch back to Comcast for TV. I'll end up paying more for less content, but better PQ in time for football season.
I need working Firewire on my boxes so U-Verse is a no-go. Alas, U-Verse is a terrible technology compared to Verizon's FIOS (which have boxes with functioning Firewire) but... monopolies.
post #4423 of 4506
Versus no longer in the clear on QAM, right before the Stanley Cup which seems to make it intentional.
post #4424 of 4506
Not sure if it was intentional since all the games are on NBC. They also took many other channels, HGTV, A&EHD, and StarzMystery, StarzWestern plus a few others. Sucks but what can you do (unless you want to spend $$)
post #4425 of 4506
It really stinks!!! Gone are A&E & HDTV
post #4426 of 4506
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Originally Posted by Gator99 View Post

Not sure if it was intentional since all the games are on NBC. They also took many other channels, HGTV, A&EHD, and StarzMystery, StarzWestern plus a few others. Sucks but what can you do (unless you want to spend $$)

Not all the games were on NBC, I believe 3 & 4 were both on Versus while NBC showed The Biggest Loser reruns.
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TVGOS is not working for me on either of my Sony DHG-HDD500 units going on about two weeks now. I now have no listings at all on both units. I have contacted my local cable provider, Comcast, and they have no idea what I am talking about when I try to explain TVGOS. I have also left an email with my local PBS channel, which I am told carries the TVGOS data stream.

Anyone else in J-ville with TVGOS issues?
post #4428 of 4506
I just sold my unit, but the Guide was working. Forget which station caries it, but it wasn't PBS. Oh, BTW, I got the guide OTA, not via Comcast.


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Originally Posted by acribb View Post

TVGOS is not working for me on either of my Sony DHG-HDD500 units going on about two weeks now. I now have no listings at all on both units. I have contacted my local cable provider, Comcast, and they have no idea what I am talking about when I try to explain TVGOS. I have also left an email with my local PBS channel, which I am told carries the TVGOS data stream.

Anyone else in J-ville with TVGOS issues?
post #4429 of 4506
The TSReader data I have from February shows TVGOS on WJCT 7-1.

- Trip
post #4430 of 4506
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Originally Posted by Trip in VA View Post

The TSReader data I have from February shows TVGOS on WJCT 7-1.

- Trip

Correct. I have reached out to the Engineering department at WJCT PBS and they said they will get back to me as soon as they hear back from Rovi.

When I call Comcast about the issue, they have no idea what I am talking about, and if they do happen to understand what TVGOS is when I explain it to them, they tell me to contact the manufacturer of the equipment. And around we go.

Could it be Comcast screwing things up? If so, how are they involved in TVGOS, I mean, what is their role? Do they have to do something intentionally to send out the signal that WJCT PBS generates, or do they just take the PBS feed and pass it on through to cable?

If this is Jacksonville Comcast's issue, I would like to be able to tell them what the resolution should be.
post #4431 of 4506
WJXX HDTV seems to have disappeared from Clear QAM. If anyone knows where it is, please tell me. WTEV, too, now that I look at the list.
post #4432 of 4506
Sorry I gave the wrong info on TVGOS. I can swear that I remember it wasn't PBS because it normally is. I think it was ch30, or perhaps it's sister ch47. Maybe it was that way about 5yrs ago and changed since.
post #4433 of 4506
Anyone know how & why Brunswick was stuck in the Jax market? With her much taller sticks, it seems to me that BWK is a better fit, culturally & regionally, with Savannah. Jax's short towers basically ensure cable &/or dish purchases are needed for Jax reception, whereas home antennas can be deployed and receive Savannah stations with ease. So what's the reasoning?
post #4434 of 4506
I'm in Orange Park on Comcast with one STB. The other TV is just connected with the cable and I've recently lost the following HD clear QAM channels.

ABC - 431 111-6
CBS - 433 109-1
Fox - 434 108.2

WJXT and NBC still come in fine. I've rescanned several times and checked the Homerun listing and there doesn't appear to be a change in the lineup.

Anyone else having this issue?
post #4435 of 4506
no problem on my comcast in Orange Park.
post #4436 of 4506
After a year of trying out U-verse, I'm back to Comcast. There are some nice features to U-verse, but ultimately, I found the HD PQ to be lacking. Watching football and tennis this weekend only reinforced the fact that I made the right decision.

The biggest drawback to the switch is the Any Room DVR from Comcast is significantly behind U-verse's Whole Home DVR. The non-DVR boxes can't record a program, while U-verse's non-DVR boxes could not only initiate a recording but also pause and rewind live TV. The U-verse guide, menu and search functions are also significantly better than Comcast. In the end though, HD PQ was the most important factor for me. In that regard, Comcast wins hands down.
post #4437 of 4506
Comcast is serving up an SD cropped version on what's supposed to be NHLHD. Not a huge deal right now but will be if they don't fix it by the time the season starts.
post #4438 of 4506
Anyone else using a Ceton cable card device or the new HDHomerun Prime?

I received my HDHomerun Prime two weeks ago, works like a champ. Running a Acer Revo 3610 (atom/ion processor) and feeding Two Xboxes and the Media Center PC. No problems so far. I have had two HDhomeruns (QAM tuners) for the past 2 years with not a problem. Now I have 7 tuners.

Just thought I would see if anyone else is using cablecard HTPC's here in the Jax market.
post #4439 of 4506
Can Someone point me to a current Comcast QAM/Station List For Jacksonville?

I'm sure it is here some place.

Also, can I use Comcast QAM and Microsoft Media Center with just a third party tuner to get local channels? I have only spent a few minutes with it, but can't seem to get it to find ANY channels.

My tuner is a Kworld USB ATSC TV Stick UB435-Q. Using their software, not Media Center, I can tune around 77 channels but can't get their program guide to work.

Thank you.
post #4440 of 4506
http://www.silicondust.com/support/channels/

that is exactly how you would use a tuner and media center for. You have set ul your tuner in media center and it will scan for your channels based on those settings. However not all channels may come through in media center and you will to go to settings and manually edit the channels by either add the qam number (use the link above for channels)
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