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post #10171 of 10293
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Originally Posted by bdfox18doe View Post

Here ya go..: http://pro.sony.com/bbsc/ssr/product-PFD23A%2F3/

And thanks for the kind words, we do appreciate them!
WCCB is a great local station, despite the loss of FOX. But I am just beyond the viewing area, as the signal doesn't make it past Spartanburg. So I don't see it as often as I would like. Now if only they would have built that Crowder's Mtn translator as planned ...
post #10172 of 10293
Since last night they've been mirroring Weather Nation on both channels. Based on the arguing going back & forth I don't see this one ending soon.

I have a question for those here who live in a Charter area that has converted to digital. How is the picture quality on the Standard Definition DIGITAL channels and particularly the High Definition channels? I'd especially like to know how it compares to the quality on DirecTV if you have access to both? We were in Georgia on vacation last year, and stayed in a Comcast market that had switched over. Their digital quality was the best I have ever seen for SD channels. It blew DirecTV away.

I've been considering adding a TiVo & Cable Card from Charter since their upgrade. CSS airs a lot of college baseball and now that they offer it in HD it is more appealing. They do have several other channels in HD that DirecTV doesn't have, including C-SPAN (yes I'm a news junkie). My internet contract is running out and they won't offer me a "deal" for internet only. But I can get a deal if I add TV service, and that would be more economical than the price jump I'm about to get hit with.

My wife Loves DirecTV and doesn't want to switch, plus I don't want to lose the grandfathered Distant Nets I have on DirecTV. But I would like to have one Charter box for the extra channels if the quality is up to par.
post #10173 of 10293
Charter pic quality is very good, particularly the HD channels. There is no need for the SD duplication, but they look good also, but more of a 4x3 pic I think. And the TiVo Premiere will offer dual inputs for both cable and antenna channels, all integrated in the same menu interface. I would get that model with a tuning adapter. The newer Roamio does not offer both antenna or cable. Only one RF input.
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like Tyler said charter picture is great even better compare to directv but since they gone all digital you have to have a box on each tv now.

also Charter give you HD channels at no addition cost. and if you switch from directv they will give you hard time try get you not to switch.

also as of January 2014 Charter increase it Internet speeds to 60 mbps

here is charter.com website enter your address and see what deals they can give you.if you sign up for one of their special packages they will lock in your rate for a year.
post #10175 of 10293
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Originally Posted by LMckin View Post

also as of January 2014 Charter increase it Internet speeds to 60 mbps

Are you sure that applies to the Upstate SC? I have not seen any increase in speed.
post #10176 of 10293
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Originally Posted by rrainwater View Post

Are you sure that applies to the Upstate SC? I have not seen any increase in speed.

here is a news about it

http://www.fiercecable.com/press-releases/charter-begins-kicking-speeds-kick-2014

Charter's residential Internet subscribers will also see their speeds increase for no additional fee in 2014. Charter's 30mbps packages will be raised to 60 mbps as the company launches it new Charter Spectrum suite of products. Charter Spectrum will launch in all markets this year as those markets are upgraded to all digital. Charter Spectrum will bring to customers many new services and enhancements including increased Internet speeds, more HD channels and the most VOD content available in its markets.

Read more: Charter Begins Kicking Up Speeds to Kick Off 2014 - FierceCable http://www.fiercecable.com/press-releases/charter-begins-kicking-speeds-kick-2014#ixzz2qTzq3JO2
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post #10177 of 10293
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Originally Posted by LMckin View Post

here is a news about it

http://www.fiercecable.com/press-releases/charter-begins-kicking-speeds-kick-2014

Charter's residential Internet subscribers will also see their speeds increase for no additional fee in 2014. Charter's 30mbps packages will be raised to 60 mbps as the company launches it new Charter Spectrum suite of products. Charter Spectrum will launch in all markets this year as those markets are upgraded to all digital. Charter Spectrum will bring to customers many new services and enhancements including increased Internet speeds, more HD channels and the most VOD content available in its markets.

Read more: Charter Begins Kicking Up Speeds to Kick Off 2014 - FierceCable http://www.fiercecable.com/press-releases/charter-begins-kicking-speeds-kick-2014#ixzz2qTzq3JO2
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I don't see where that says residential customers have been upgraded. It seems it may happen in 2014 though.
post #10178 of 10293
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Originally Posted by LMckin View Post

like Tyler said charter picture is great even better compare to directv but since they gone all digital you have to have a box on each tv now.

also Charter give you HD channels at no addition cost. and if you switch from directv they will give you hard time try get you not to switch.

also as of January 2014 Charter increase it Internet speeds to 60 mbps

here is charter.com website enter your address and see what deals they can give you.if you sign up for one of their special packages they will lock in your rate for a year.
Are you seeing 60 mbps yet? I'm still getting 30 as well, and it's January, and we've been all digital for months. It may be happening later, but as far as I can tell, it hasn't happened yet.
post #10179 of 10293
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Originally Posted by mdavej View Post

Are you seeing 60 mbps yet? I'm still getting 30 as well, and it's January, and we've been all digital for months. It may be happening later, but as far as I can tell, it hasn't happened yet.

I don't know if i have it or not all i going on what i have read on internet and charter facebook about it.
post #10180 of 10293
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Originally Posted by LMckin View Post

I don't know if i have it or not all i going on what i have read on internet and charter facebook about it.
Gotcha. To check, just do a speed test: http://speedtest.charter.com/

Mine maxes out around 40 then drops to 25 or so. I'm only paying for 12, so I can't really complain.
post #10181 of 10293
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Originally Posted by mdavej View Post

Gotcha. To check, just do a speed test: http://speedtest.charter.com/

Mine maxes out around 40 then drops to 25 or so. I'm only paying for 12, so I can't really complain.

Charter employs a "speed boost" feature that makes it jump that high for a few seconds. Honestly I think the only point is so people using speedtests think their max speed is higher than it is. My guess is you are provisioned for 30 because I always get around 23-26 when I do speed tests and that is what I am provisioned for.
post #10182 of 10293
here is a screen shot of my speedtest http://awesomescreenshot.com/0f827lh5eb
post #10183 of 10293
You definitely don't have 60 mbps yet. Yours is really low. What are you supposed to be getting?
post #10184 of 10293
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Originally Posted by tylerSC View Post

WCCB is a great local station, despite the loss of FOX. But I am just beyond the viewing area, as the signal doesn't make it past Spartanburg. So I don't see it as often as I would like. Now if only they would have built that Crowder's Mtn translator as planned ...

Thank You Tyler, I too wish that Crowder's Mountain would have been built, as I can see that mountain top from my childhood home. Looks like Ted @ WSOC wins "Translator Wars" with the most transmitters in Charlotte!
post #10185 of 10293
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Originally Posted by bdfox18doe View Post

Thank You Tyler, I too wish that Crowder's Mountain would have been built, as I can see that mountain top from my childhood home. Looks like Ted @ WSOC wins "Translator Wars" with the most transmitters in Charlotte!

You might not can comment on it, but I remember reading that there were some discussions with the Charlotte Knights about airing some games? Do you anticipate any College Baseball from UNCC or Knights games in the spring? If so you would be my favorite OTA station... I love College & Minor league baseball.
post #10186 of 10293
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So far so good here. I don't know if ...Charter fixed it on their end ...
Just to do a little post-mortem on the channel 713 and 705 noise issue from a month ago, I found an interesting post on DSL reports about a similar issue in another market, similar frequencies involved. Turns out it was an "LTE leak", from a cellular system I presume. Not sure if that was our culprit as well, but it sounds plausible.
post #10187 of 10293
We started having interference on 707 for WSPA this week. Not sure about the others. Switched to 7.1 OTA channel on the TiVo and no issue. And also get 3.1, WBTV, with antenna for CBS. So not that concerned about the local channels from Charter, but will check them all this weekend.
post #10188 of 10293
Got a look at Charter's new HD in action today... my parents had been contemplating a switch from DirecTV to Charter for awhile now and they finally made the jump because my father is a weather channel junkie and was mad about DirecTV's decision to drop them. I must say I'm VERY impressed with what I saw. Of course time will tell with sports events, etc but the quality of Charter's HD channels appeared to blow what I get on DirecTV out of the water. I'm going to do some side by side comparisons this weekend as their DirecTV won't be cut off for a few more days.
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Originally Posted by cpalmer2k View Post

... but the quality of Charter's HD channels appeared to blow what I get on DirecTV out of the water. I'm going to do some side by side comparisons this weekend as their DirecTV won't be cut off for a few more days.
Before they cut the clear QAM, the local broadcast were simply converted to 256QAM with no further compression beyond what is done by the station/network. I A$$_U_ME that the same is true through their box. It looked like it here, that is, I could see no difference (other than time delay) between antenna input and HDMI input.
post #10190 of 10293
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Originally Posted by mdavej View Post

You definitely don't have 60 mbps yet. Yours is really low. What are you supposed to be getting?

I don't know what speed i should be getting as i switch from directv,att phone and internet to charter back in december with charter silver plan tv,phone,internet.

could you post a screenshot of your speedtest.
post #10191 of 10293
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Originally Posted by LMckin View Post

I don't know what speed i should be getting as i switch from directv,att phone and internet to charter back in december with charter silver plan tv,phone,internet.

could you post a screenshot of your speedtest.
I can't right now, but it's usually about 25Mbps down, 3Mbps up. Not sure what internet plan you have, but I don't know of any as low as the speed you're getting. If I were you I'd call and ask what speed you signed up for, then tell them what you're actually getting. At that point they will do some diagnostics from their end then probably send a tech out to fix it.
post #10192 of 10293
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Originally Posted by mdavej View Post

I can't right now, but it's usually about 25Mbps down, 3Mbps up. Not sure what internet plan you have, but I don't know of any as low as the speed you're getting. If I were you I'd call and ask what speed you signed up for, then tell them what you're actually getting. At that point they will do some diagnostics from their end then probably send a tech out to fix it.

ok right now i have my desktop computer in the shop and i'm using a laptop with wire less i don't know if the speeds is diffrent on wireless or not. i check my speeds again i got 7.16 on download and 3.95 on upload. i could ping them on their chat to see
Edited by LMckin - 1/23/14 at 7:57am
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Wireless will be very different. Check again when you have a wired connection.
post #10194 of 10293
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Originally Posted by mdavej View Post

Wireless will be very different. Check again when you have a wired connection.

ok i'll check again when i get my desktop back from computer shop.
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rrainwater, how's 713 at the moment? I lost it again yesterday and it's not back yet.
post #10196 of 10293
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Originally Posted by mdavej View Post

rrainwater, how's 713 at the moment? I lost it again yesterday and it's not back yet.

No issues here. I just tested and after 5 minutes, my TiVo isn't showing any errors on that tuner so it would seem to be fine for me.
post #10197 of 10293
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Originally Posted by rrainwater View Post

No issues here. I just tested and after 5 minutes, my TiVo isn't showing any errors on that tuner so it would seem to be fine for me.
Thanks
post #10198 of 10293
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Originally Posted by mdavej View Post

rrainwater, how's 713 at the moment? I lost it again yesterday and it's not back yet.
Well they are definitely having problems with the local HD channels from Charter. Both WYFF and WSPA have been breaking up badly for several days now, on 704 and 707. Haven't checked 713. I wonder if it could be LTE/4G interference? Or is it weather related conditions? Does Charter still receive the local signals via an antenna or do they have some sort of direct fiber connection from each station? There is definitely a problem somewhere. But strangely the SD digital versions of the local channels come in fine. But since I also have an attic antenna connected to the TiVo and the other TV, there is no loss of HD local channels for us. We mainly have Charter for the special cable only channels, and internet, but not for the locals.
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I've got a theory on the Charter HD issue... Most of the suggestions I've seen have centered around interference coming from analog channel 3. When Charter went digital here in Cherokee County the only analog channel remaining was a title slate on Channel 3 explaining that they had gone all digital, and that viewers seeing that message should connect their digital cable boxes or call their # to get one.

This message went away after a period of time (maybe a day, maybe a week? I can't remember). Perhaps it went away in your area as well, and that is why the issue disappeared? Now that they keep "flipping the switch" lets say they've turned the modulator displaying that message back on again for their newly converted areas. Could that be feeding into the system and causing the interference?

Just an idea...
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That's a good theory. I think you may be on to something. Problem is I have no way of getting Charter to look into it without coming to my house and charging me money. I wish there was some way to notify them of problems like this. If your theory is correct, then at least that means it will go away eventually when they shut off the nag channel.
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