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post #871 of 1092
Hey guys.. posted this over on the new San Diego HDTV forum..


I got an email from Cox 2 weeks ago saying the new trio guide and everything were available. I immediately gave them a call and scheduled an appointment for installation. I got one Cisco 8642HDC and one 1642HDC box. The 8642 is the DVR. The install consisted of the Cox tech installing some kind of filters and activating the new boxes. He also had to call and have it setup so the 1642 was a client for the 8642. It took about 45 minutes for setup and it went very smoothly. The tech commented that this was his 3rd install.

Overall, I am satisfied with the new guide. The guide uses the entire 16:9 screen pretty efficiently. The guide is split into three boxes which can show different info. My main gripe with the new boxes is they are SLOOOOOOOOOOOOOOW. I mean really slow. If anyone has ever used DirecTV, it's like that. At least a 1 second lag when pressing buttons and it takes about 2 seconds to tune a new channel. Im getting used to it though.

The whole home DVR setup is pretty nice. As you would imagine, anything you've recorded on the main box can be watched on the client boxes. The best feature is the client box can record programs to the main box. So if Im in the bedroom, I can flip through the guide and record programs from the client.

The client does not have DVR functions on LiveTV (since it has no HDD to buffer). You have to hit record and then you can FF, RWD, Pause, etc.

Hmm.. what else..
You can setup different users on the boxes, so you can have different favorite channels and guide layouts per user. I now have six HD HBO channels which is great. I can now see "HBO Boxing After Dark" live on HBO East in HD. The boxes have HDMI and Component outs, but only one output can be active at a time..

Overall, Im pretty happy with the new boxes. The SLOWNESSSSS is terrible, but Im getting used to it after a couple weeks. Ive used DirecTV and Uverse Guides and this new Trio guide seems to much more efficient in how it gives you information.

Oh yea, it's $5 more per month.. the install was free


Any questions? I can try to answer them..
post #872 of 1092
Has anyone with a TiVo Premiere asked Cox if they can get the Plus Pak channels for the extra $5.00?
post #873 of 1092
Thanks crazed_z06 for the info!! We have several HD DVR's in the house and this will save us a bundle, I've been waiting for this day.
post #874 of 1092
Cox is still working on RemoteDVR integration with Trio. Passport can be scheduled remotely but not Trio. RemoteDVR is coming next year with Trio along with remote scheduling and recording from the client box. Surprised to see you get free installation as most Cox customers are having to pay $75 for the install.

ricomputerguy in the Providence, RI and Hartford, CT cox threads has the Trio DVR in a Motorola system and he finds having one DVR a little bit of a stretch. He used to have 2 Motorola DVR's with Passport and would like to see a 2nd Trio DVR option. Time Warner's software allows for 2 MR-DVR's and that could really work with some multi DVR households.
post #875 of 1092
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Originally Posted by londawg View Post

Thanks crazed_z06 for the info!! We have several HD DVR's in the house and this will save us a bundle, I've been waiting for this day.

I've activated your account, so you can now post on the new forum.
post #876 of 1092
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Originally Posted by hdtvfan2005 View Post

Cox is still working on RemoteDVR integration with Trio. Passport can be scheduled remotely but not Trio. RemoteDVR is coming next year with Trio along with remote scheduling and recording from the client box. Surprised to see you get free installation as most Cox customers are having to pay $75 for the install.

Hmm.. well, they didnt mention any fee for the install. Just got my new bill and didnt see any install charge, so I assuming it's free lol

Recording from the client box already seems to be implented. Im really wanting the remote scheduling option. That is the one feature DirecTV has that makes me jealous

EDIT: Here's video of me tuning channels so you can get a feel for how long it takes..
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3fXO88pYD14
post #877 of 1092
Quote:
Originally Posted by crazed_z06 View Post

Hmm.. well, they didnt mention any fee for the install. Just got my new bill and didnt see any install charge, so I assuming it's free lol

Recording from the client box already seems to be implented. Im really wanting the remote scheduling option. That is the one feature DirecTV has that makes me jealous

EDIT: Here's video of me tuning channels so you can get a feel for how long it takes..
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3fXO88pYD14

crazed_z06
What is the current Trio SW_REV (Software Revision) that you are running?


Posted 12-01-10 from Tulsa I believe. Poster also posted many screen shots.
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Originally Posted by nmajdan View Post

Do you know how to check what version of Trio I am running? I accessed the diag screens, but couldn't find anything that specifically said Trio. The closest thing I could find was on the first screen, under "System Description", SW_REV (Software Revision?) is 1.6.4.25012.
post #878 of 1092
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bryan_CoxPHX View Post

crazed_z06
What is the current Trio SW_REV (Software Revision) that you are running?


Posted 12-01-10 from Tulsa I believe. Poster also posted many screen shots.

Mine also says:
SW_REV: 1.6.4.25012
post #879 of 1092
XHDTV showed up on RF channel 47 (49.1) which will go HD in the future.
post #880 of 1092
Little accidental downtime, but it's all good!
post #881 of 1092
Here is KSWB FOX network prime time bit rates with two sub channels today. Antenna TV and This TV


and TSReader html export file.

 

kswb2011Jan05.zip 3.4658203125k . file
post #882 of 1092
Quote:
Originally Posted by jeff2631 View Post

Here is KSWB FOX network prime time bit rates with two sub channels today. Antenna TV and This TV

and TSReader html export file.

Any chance you could snag HTML for KSDX-LD 9 and KPBS 30? It would be much appreciated.

- Trip
post #883 of 1092
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Originally Posted by Trip in VA View Post
Any chance you could snag HTML for KSDX-LD 9 and KPBS 30? It would be much appreciated.

- Trip
Here is KPBS. I've never received KSDX since I don't have a VHF antenna pointed there.


TSReader export html zip

 

kpbs2011Jan09.zip 2.388671875k . file
post #884 of 1092
Thanks!

- Trip
post #885 of 1092
Congrats to Channel 10 for finally putting their subchannel to good use. TheCoolTV has music videos like Channel 69 used to have. San Diego tv is getting exciting. No excuses to pay for cable now !
post #886 of 1092
Quote:
Originally Posted by JoeM View Post

Congrats to Channel 10 for finally putting their subchannel to good use. TheCoolTV has music videos like Channel 69 used to have. San Diego tv is getting exciting. No excuses to pay for cable now !

Yes, I was holding out waiting for a sub-channel with music videos.
post #887 of 1092
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Originally Posted by JoeM View Post

Congrats to Channel 10 for finally putting their subchannel to good use. TheCoolTV has music videos like Channel 69 used to have. San Diego tv is getting exciting. No excuses to pay for cable now !

I didn't even know KGTV had a digital subchannel prior to the arrival of "TheCoolTV".
post #888 of 1092
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Originally Posted by Tom Wellman View Post

I didn't even know KGTV had a digital subchannel prior to the arrival of "TheCoolTV".

They have an Azteca channel on 10-15 and also on analog 39 which is redundant, at least here in the South Bay as we get both Aztecas (and they have Smackdown which 10-15 doesn't) from TJ.
post #889 of 1092
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Originally Posted by JoeM View Post

They have an Azteca channel on 10-3 and also on analog 39 which is redundant, at least here in the South Bay as we get both Aztecas (and they have Smackdown which 10-3 doesn't) from TJ.

If I recall correctly, Azteca America on KGTV is mapped to 10-15.

Quote:
Originally Posted by jeff2631 View Post

Here is KPBS. I've never received KSDX since I don't have a VHF antenna pointed there.

TSReader export html zip

Not to bother you again, but could I get a new KGTV? I'd like to see how the configuration has changed.

- Trip
post #890 of 1092
Quote:
Originally Posted by Trip in VA View Post

If I recall correctly, Azteca America on KGTV is mapped to 10-15.

Yes, that is correct.
post #891 of 1092
Quote:
Originally Posted by Trip in VA View Post
If I recall correctly, Azteca America on KGTV is mapped to 10-15.



Not to bother you again, but could I get a new KGTV? I'd like to see how the configuration has changed.

- Trip
Here is KGTV now with two subchannels.


And the TSReader htm export file.

 

kgtv2011Jan13.zip 2.716796875k . file
post #892 of 1092
Thanks.

- Trip
post #893 of 1092
Quote:
Originally Posted by jeff2631 View Post

Here is KGTV now with two subchannels.


And the TSReader htm export file.

Am I correct in my assumption that KGTV-DT has dropped their main HD channel to 11.16 Mbps? They were around 14.9-15.1 Mbps. That's quite a drop!
post #894 of 1092
Tsreader - KSDX-LD.


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ksdx-tsreader.zip 1.6689453125k . file
post #895 of 1092
Awesome. Thanks!

- Trip
post #896 of 1092
Quote:
Originally Posted by domino92024 View Post

Am I correct in my assumption that KGTV-DT has dropped their main HD channel to 11.16 Mbps? They were around 14.9-15.1 Mbps. That's quite a drop!

It seems to be variable around 11 and 13 but it's not real good.
post #897 of 1092
Quote:
Originally Posted by jeff2631 View Post

It seems to be variable around 11 and 13 but it's not real good.

Interesting--it seems variable on a program-by-program basis. I have 3 episodes of V on my TiVo; two of them, a reprise of the final episodes of the beginning of the season, aired back to back on a Sunday, are 6.42 GB in length and the one which aired this week is 6.38 GB, all averaging about 14.2 Mbps for 60 minutes. This week's Private Practice is 4.97 GB, averaging 11.2 Mbps for 59 minutes. Last week's Private Practice was 6.52 GB, for an average of 14.7 Mbps for 59 minutes and this week's Castle was 6.34 Mbps, averaging 14.3 Mbps for 59 minutes. They may just be using a sophisticated VBR encoder, yielding a lower bit rate for content with less visual complexity.

Remember that KGTV is broadcasting 720p, 13% fewer pels/sec than 1080i, so "real good" is a bit different for them than for KFMB or KSND.
post #898 of 1092
Interesting, I have seem to have noticed that ESPN on ABC produced sporting events picture quality seems to have gone downhill over the last couple of years on KGTV. I know for a while ESPN has had picture quality issues on their cable network. Now with KGTV running 2 subchannels, this cant help with regards to picture quality.
post #899 of 1092
Anybody remember the name of the video music sub-channel that was on kswb (69) ?
post #900 of 1092
Quote:
Originally Posted by JoeM View Post

Anybody remember the name of the video music sub-channel that was on kswb (69) ?

It was "The Tube", which went out of biz 1 Oct 2007

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Tube_Music_Network
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