or Connect
AVS › AVS Forum › HDTV › Local HDTV Info and Reception › New York, NY - RCN
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

New York, NY - RCN - Page 12

post #331 of 592
On RCN Queens, FoxHD used to be 130-3 which is now dead. I've rescanned numerous times but no luck. I tried 109.2 as suggested by muevelonyc but thats dead too. Anyone out there with RCN queens who knows where FoxHD is? Did you ever find it ht1948?
post #332 of 592
Fox HD was spotty lately. Don't worry, I think it'll come back. I miss ESPN so much :-(
post #333 of 592
FoxHD is temporarily out but probably will come back. 94.1 has it on digital (non-HD)
post #334 of 592
Quote:
Originally Posted by maferri View Post

Sometime between Friday April 26 and Friday May 9th, it seems RCN of Manhattan reduced the bandwidth devoted to the Sci-Fi channel by a factor of 2. The evidence?
1) picture quality noticeably worse (LOTS of pixelation)
2) my DVR is capturing files which are only 50% of previous size for the same shows.

Has anyone else noticed?

Thanks,
Matthew

Yes I've noticed horrible condition on RCN-NY's Sci-Fi AND its still going on... I just usually end up recording it thru a analog [ch.66] tuner to a DVR-or-DVD...
I've also noticed that the cablebox ch.66 [as well as the a Qam tuners 116.10]differs from the analog ch66. ::: Different advertising and splash screen, The analog ch.66 has messages from sci-fi at the bottom basically saying ''Sci-fi is available in HD-contact your cable provider'' the Qam/cable box Sci-Fi has no such messages usually different advertising ... Maybe the bad condition of cablebox/Qam tuned Sci-fi is some after effect of shoving a HD signal down to a SD channel?

On a side note... Thanks RCN for putting food network and Animal planet in HD and not Sci-fi and other more deserving programing... arseholes
post #335 of 592
Food network and Animal Planet are in HD? In Queens, or just Manhattan? What channels?

I have Silicon Dust HDHomerun tuner and it doesn't always pickup everything in the channel scan. It took me forever to find YESHD at 101-1. This is a partial listing of what I have, its only the channels I have mapped into Vista MCE not all the available channels. If anyone wants me to post the full list of what I'm getting in Queens let me know.

42- 1 FAM
42- 2 TWC
42- 3 ABCNEWS
42- 5 CNBC
87- 1 SNYHD
87- 4 CSPAN
87- 5 CSPAN2
94- 5 WNYW
101- 1 YESHDNY
101- 3 TNTHD
102- 1 TBS
106- 1 WPXN
106- 2 WLIW
106- 4 WNJN
106- 8 WNYE
106- 9 LIFE
106-12 HGTV
106-13 OXYGEN
107- 1 ESPNEWS
107- 2 DSC
107- 3 USA
107- 4 FX
107- 5 E
107- 8 FMC
107- 9 TCM
107-10 BRAVO
107-12 TVLAND
107-13 TLC
113- 2 NGCHD
113- 3 WE
115- 1 SPIKETV
115- 2 VH1
115- 6 ESPN
115- 7 ESPN2
115- 9 NIK
115-10 CNN
115-11 TOON
115-12 AETV
115-13 LMN
116- 1 HISTORY
116- 5 TRAV
116- 6 TRUTV
116- 7 ANIMAL
116- 8 CNNH
116- 9 ESPNCL
116-10 SCIFI
116-11 TOOND
116-12 DISN
118- 2 MSG
118- 3 MTV
118- 6 FNC
118- 9 WLNYDT
118-10 COMEDY
118-12 WGNSAT
118-13 FOOD
119- 2 WPIXDT
122- 1 WCBSDT
122- 3 FLIVING
122- 4 AMC
130- 2 WNBCDT
131- 1 WABCDT
131- 2 WNETDT
135- 3 WWORDT
post #336 of 592
FoxHD is back again. 109.2

mjbaird, as I stated in my post FoodHD and AnimalPlanetHD looks like were temporarily unencrypted but are not encrypted and thus unavailable without cablecard or a box.
post #337 of 592
muevelonyc you're in Manhattan, right? Anyway, thanks for the help. FoxHD is back here in queens too, just in time for me to watch the all-star game last night. Channel 130.3.
post #338 of 592
I guess ESPN HD is gone forever. Argggggggg
post #339 of 592
It appears that Fios will have 100 HD channels in NY by 8/1!
Nothing official yet.

http://www.dslreports.com/forum/r208...by-81~start=20
post #340 of 592
RCN's Basic Cable Customers Get A Deal

So RCN will finally be reclaiming the analog spectrum in NYC. Supposedly, customers will start getting notifications in September with the analog shutoff scheduled for October 1.
post #341 of 592
I hope that means new HD channels.
post #342 of 592
ESPNU Goes HD

The article is about ESPN U HD and their launch on August 28. But is does mention that RCN has signed on to carry the channel.

I wouldn't expect this one until after the October Analog Crush - but maybe we'll be suprised.
post #343 of 592
Has anyone recently rescanned all the QAM channels? Any changes?
post #344 of 592
Actually, I've been seeing some changes for the worse...

I've noticed in the last week that more of the standard definition "Expanded Basic" channels are no longer Clear QAM. I haven't done a full search, but I know SciFi, Spike, FX, and ESPN Classic are now coming up encrypted. Anyone else seeing this?
post #345 of 592
Yeah looks like they dropped a ton of channels and encrypted them. SciFi one is really going to piss me off. At least I got to see BSG reach earth.
post #346 of 592
Did anyone notice that they have encrypted SNY? :-(
post #347 of 592
yeah that and MTV Jams, and a ton of other channels. Looks like they're totally shafting us now.
post #348 of 592
SNY is back, for now
post #349 of 592
They're starting to move channels around. Well, at least the PPV (200 to 900) and Music Choice (300 to 800) ones, anyway.
post #350 of 592
Is there a reason why CNN is not broadcast in HD on RCN?
post #351 of 592
Looks like RCN is going all digital in all of NYC by feb. 17th.

http://www.businesswire.com/portal/s...17&newsLang=en
post #352 of 592
Does anyone with a Synergy V remote control for their HD boxes & DVR's also own a new Pioneer plasma? There are three codes in the brochure that comes with the remote and it was printed in 2005 as is totally outdated and they do not work. If you are a Pioneer owner, please give me the three digit code for this remote.
post #353 of 592
all the new analog crush channels are now available!!...I live on 23rd street on the East Side of Manhattan (I think we are the first neighborhood to get analog crush in NY)...turned on my TV this morning and noticed all the new HD channels along with all my older channels in different spots...checked every channel and they all seem to be working excpet for CNBC HD which seems to be missing...also I'm not receiving any of the HD Premium tier channels (Smithsonian HD, HDNet, MGM HD etc)...do I have to now pay extra for those 5 HD channels?...I'm getting all the other channels just fine (although some channels such as USA HD, Sci-Fi HD etc are not available yet and are 'Coming Soon' according to the phamplet I received)

if I have to pay extra I might just forgo those channels as they are not channels I watch very often anyway...great job RCN!...their HD lineup now compares very favorably to the other major cable providers in my area

new NYC channel lineup

http://www.rcn.com/pdf/ny_crush_lineups.pdf
post #354 of 592
I'm jealous. I don't have any of the new channels yet. How long is it going to take for them to get everyone?
post #355 of 592
Quote:
Originally Posted by lmz00 View Post

I'm jealous. I don't have any of the new channels yet. How long is it going to take for them to get everyone?

I think it will take 3-4 months for them to complete all of NYC...they are going neighborhood by neighborhood so hopefully your area is coming up soon
post #356 of 592
Gotta love the priority RCN gave to putting up all these new HD channels... and the 'coming soon' ones are the ones that should have been on first.... I just dont need any of the news channels in HD while we have to wait for good stuff like Sci-Fi HD ... even Food HD should have been a secondary HD channel... food still looks tasty enough in SD....
post #357 of 592
Quote:
Originally Posted by CopRock View Post

Gotta love the priority RCN gave to putting up all these new HD channels... and the 'coming soon' ones are the ones that should have been on first.... I just dont need any of the news channels in HD while we have to wait for good stuff like Sci-Fi HD ... even Food HD should have been a secondary HD channel... food still looks tasty enough in SD....

Actually I will be looking forward to viewing CNN in HD. When you consider the amount of time people spend watching the news, this is a must have!!!
post #358 of 592
I have seen Workers taging 96th street west. I have seen this before on 96th but nothing came, anyone know something?
post #359 of 592
I'm glad they added CNBC and ABC Family, as well as the supplemental movie channels (HBO 2, etc.). Hopefully, USA and Sci-Fi will be up soon.
post #360 of 592
Quote:
Originally Posted by TitusTroy View Post

all the new analog crush channels are now available!!...I live on 23rd street on the East Side of Manhattan (I think we are the first neighborhood to get analog crush in NY)...turned on my TV this morning and noticed all the new HD channels along with all my older channels in different spots...checked every channel and they all seem to be working excpet for CNBC HD which seems to be missing...also I'm not receiving any of the HD Premium tier channels (Smithsonian HD, HDNet, MGM HD etc)...do I have to now pay extra for those 5 HD channels?...I'm getting all the other channels just fine (although some channels such as USA HD, Sci-Fi HD etc are not available yet and are 'Coming Soon' according to the phamplet I received)

if I have to pay extra I might just forgo those channels as they are not channels I watch very often anyway...great job RCN!...their HD lineup now compares very favorably to the other major cable providers in my area

new NYC channel lineup

http://www.rcn.com/pdf/ny_crush_lineups.pdf

Thanks for the lineup link and other info. Wonder how RCN's Hd PQ is holding up with all the new HDs? Guess "analog crush" means no more, or very few, analog channels. Had RCN in midtown Eastside several years back and found the HD PQ slightly better than TWC for digital channels; RCN's STB/service also measured slightly higher resolution-wise ( ~1335 lines vs ~1290 lines ) than TWC's STB/service using HDNet's test pattern.

Anyone else getting the newest HD channels? Spoke with a hotline rep (1-800-746-4726) and AIUI I'd need to pay the Basic Cable price ($35), $8.99 for a HD cable STB, $14.95 for Premium, $19.95 for Starz/Cinemax/Showtime Movie Premium HD, and $17.95 for HBO Movie Premium HD. Assume the new non-HD channels such as NASA and the Pentagon are included in such a package since the Premium encompasses the Signature channels. I get total of $61.84. (Add another $9 for an optional package of 7 HD channels, HD Premium, which includes the 2 HDNets.)-- John

EDIT: Looks to me, from the pdf lineup, that the four premium channels are now HD for virtually all of the premium 'flavors' within each premiium group! That's a remarkable boost in movie premium channels!
EDIT2: Using the RCN.com dropdown shopping menu, looks like the total cost, less ~$6 taxes, would be $108, not the estimate just above. That includes RCN Basic, RCN Premiere (formerly DigitalVision), HBO, Premium Movie Pack, HD Premiums (HDNets, etc.), plus a HD DVR STB.
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception
AVS › AVS Forum › HDTV › Local HDTV Info and Reception › New York, NY - RCN