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post #1711 of 2482
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Originally Posted by zebrafetish2000 View Post

Does your TV accept component inputs?

MY TV has 2 component inputs. I re-tested my blu-ray player with my HD DVR's HDMI cable & all the HDMI inputs accepted 1080p. Until i get a new HDMI Cable i'll set my blu-ray player for 1080i since i don't have any problems with that resolution.
post #1712 of 2482
I'm on Dish, but have an antenna on the roof. I'm in Marion about 20 miles east of the city, on top of a drumlin, so I have a clear view of Rochester. I sit high enough up that I can intermittently get Buffalo stations. Recently I have been having problems with WHEC's ota signal. I will have a 100 signal strength, then all of a sudden I'll loose the signal for a second or 2, then it comes back in. I also get pixilation intermittently. This is the only station I'm having problems with. Just wondering if anyone else is seeing this?
post #1713 of 2482
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Originally Posted by dwarren2 View Post

I'm on Dish, but have an antenna on the roof. I'm in Marion about 20 miles east of the city, on top of a drumlin, so I have a clear view of Rochester. I sit high enough up that I can intermittently get Buffalo stations. Recently I have been having problems with WHEC's ota signal. I will have a 100 signal strength, then all of a sudden I'll loose the signal for a second or 2, then it comes back in. I also get pixilation intermittently. This is the only station I'm having problems with. Just wondering if anyone else is seeing this?

I'm having a similar problem with random channels on TWC because last night all the stations i watched had pixels on the screen most of the night. I rebooted my box this morning & the Pixels aren't showing up anymore. Did any other TW customers have the same problem last night?
post #1714 of 2482
Looks like Bounce Tv has appeared on WROC 8.2. Right now just color bars with a station ID.
post #1715 of 2482
Is anyone in the Rochester area getting CKWS-DT1 RF30 from Brighton, ON?
post #1716 of 2482
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Originally Posted by Wiptydoer View Post

Is anyone in the Rochester area getting CKWS-DT1 RF30 from Brighton, ON?

no luck for me, but I'm not near the lake. The map on rabbitears shows them only reaching part way over the lake.
post #1717 of 2482
I know some have received CKWS RF30 in Niagara Region.
The transmitter is essentially right on the lake shore, it is the closest Canadian TV signal to Rochester. It may not be the strongest signal, but here in
Brighton I can receive analogue 36 and 40, and digital RF42, all which are weak signals.
The strongest stations from Rochester across the lake are 10, 13 and 31.
post #1718 of 2482
Is not the ERP for CKWS Brighton, barely 1 Kilowatt?? My light bulbs consume more than that.
post #1719 of 2482
I believe it is 5.5KW.
post #1720 of 2482
Looks like they've got it set up to have ME TV on 10.2 and move the weather to 10.3
post #1721 of 2482
I've been using a Samsung DVR from TWC for the last few weeks (I may be returning that external HD soon L.W). The last couple of days I noticed that the program guide only goes out 5 days instead of 6. Has anyone else noticed this?
post #1722 of 2482
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Originally Posted by tshaff09 View Post

Looks like they've got it set up to have ME TV on 10.2 and move the weather to 10.3

This is exciting...i remember when i was only OTA i really hoped for the retro tv channel as a sub. ..ME Tv seems to be quite similar to RTV.

Oh and i saw a commercial for MEtv..its supposed to be coming the 27th of sept. i beleive.
post #1723 of 2482
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Originally Posted by tshaff09 View Post

Looks like they've got it set up to have ME TV on 10.2 and move the weather to 10.3

Does anybody know if tw will still have weather plus when they add me tv to their channel lineup?
post #1724 of 2482
I'm back to six days out - weird!

BTW, I'm going to try the E-sata - might be a couple months until I have time to miss around with it - if that is okay.
post #1725 of 2482
I had it doing that the other day too. Someone forget to load the guide updates on time, maybe?

Not a huge deal as long as it updates before we get to that day.
post #1726 of 2482
I noticed this weekend that all the QAM channels on TWC are gone. I've tried scanning using both a TV as well as an HD HomeRun.

Anyone else seeing the same thing?
post #1727 of 2482
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Originally Posted by richsteele View Post
I noticed this weekend that all the QAM channels on TWC are gone. I've tried scanning using both a TV as well as an HD HomeRun.

Anyone else seeing the same thing?
No - all my regular QAM channels are there.

It might be an local issue. You should change your profile to include where you live - knowing that might help to pinpoint your problem.
post #1728 of 2482
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Originally Posted by davehancock View Post
No - all my regular QAM channels are there.

It might be an local issue. You should change your profile to include where you live - knowing that might help to pinpoint your problem.
Penfield. Though relieved you're not having problems it's odd that I have the problem across multiple sets that have lasted for at least two days. I'm always reluctant to call TWC for problems with QAM because, even if I get someone who knows what that is, all I get is sales talk about upgrading to digital.
post #1729 of 2482
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Originally Posted by richsteele View Post
Penfield. Though relieved you're not having problems it's odd that I have the problem across multiple sets that have lasted for at least two days. I'm always reluctant to call TWC for problems with QAM because, even if I get someone who knows what that is, all I get is sales talk about upgrading to digital.
I know what you mean about contacting TW - the stupid script that they follow seems to ignore QAM. Unfortunately, I think that you will still need to call them.

I wonder if they somehow added a filter that knocks out those channels. According to FCC regulations they are supposed to deliver the local digital channels and have them "in the clear". TW went through their system a few years ago and changed out the filters (taps) that knocked out those channels. I suppose that some of those old filters are still kicking around and could have been accidentally installed in your area.

What "service" do you have? Just "basic" (about $10/month) or expanded basic. I assume that you do not have any digital boxes at all.
post #1730 of 2482
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Originally Posted by davehancock View Post

I know what you mean about contacting TW - the stupid script that they follow seems to ignore QAM. Unfortunately, I think that you will still need to call them.

Yep.

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Originally Posted by davehancock View Post

I wonder if they somehow added a filter that knocks out those channels. According to FCC regulations they are supposed to deliver the local digital channels and have them "in the clear". TW went through their system a few years ago and changed out the filters (taps) that knocked out those channels. I suppose that some of those old filters are still kicking around and could have been accidentally installed in your area.

Good to know, thanks.

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Originally Posted by davehancock View Post

What "service" do you have? Just "basic" (about $10/month) or expanded basic. I assume that you do not have any digital boxes at all.

We have expanded basic, what used to be called standard I think. No digital boxes, but a home server (running SageTV) with four analog tuners and two digital (for the QAM channels). We watch everything through SageTV at this point. Getting boxes would feel like a step backwards.

Thanks,
Rich
post #1731 of 2482
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Originally Posted by lokilarry View Post

Except, you would be getting 100 plus HD channels as opposed to just the locals. Digital cable ends up being about a dollar more per month than standard and about 7 more for the box.

It's not about the cost. OK, it's not just about the cost. Integrating set top boxes into my home-grown DVR is a pain that to me just isn't worth it. Some day we'll have to I'm sure when TW goes all digital, but not now.
post #1732 of 2482
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Originally Posted by richsteele View Post

It's not about the cost. OK, it's not just about the cost. Integrating set top boxes into my home-grown DVR is a pain that to me just isn't worth it. Some day we'll have to I'm sure when TW goes all digital, but not now.

One approach to the problem (if calling TW doesn't work) is getting one digital HD box. Once TW takes care of whatever (filters?) is causing the problem, take the box back to TW and cancel the extra cost.

However, integrating the box might be worthwhile as there a lot of HD channels you can get with the box (because of encrypting & SDV) and the box does not add much cost (as lokilarry points out).

BTW: TW has an announced that they will be going all digital. No date given for Rochester.
post #1733 of 2482
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Originally Posted by davehancock View Post

BTW: TW has an announced that they will be going all digital. No date given for Rochester.

Where did you hear TW is going all digital?
post #1734 of 2482
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Originally Posted by MPNASCAR24 View Post

Where did you hear TW is going all digital?

Lots of places. TW themselves for one:

https://dci.timewarnercable.com/
post #1735 of 2482
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Originally Posted by davehancock View Post

Lots of places. TW themselves for one:

https://dci.timewarnercable.com/

The site says TW will start transitioning to all digital tv on October 19, 2011. Does this mean my den tv that doesn't have a box will need a digital adapter before that date?
post #1736 of 2482
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Originally Posted by MPNASCAR24 View Post

The site says TW will start transitioning to all digital tv on October 19, 2011. Does this mean my den tv that doesn't have a box will need a digital adapter before that date?

That statement applies to certain areas in Maine (that's where they are going to start). TW will provide customers here with plenty of advance notice and provide convenient ways of ordering the adapters (such as the site that I linked). Indications are that the "basic" channels will not be encrypted, so they can be received on sets with QAM tuners without the adapter.

Here is a link to an article in a Bangor Maine paper that has more info (and is where the TW link came from).
post #1737 of 2482
It's about time... What a bunch of morons the cable operators are. Year after year the satellite companies chip away at their one clear advantage. With cable you don't need a box for every tv.

It's probably too late at this point. Those people will never come back to inferior picture quality. Heck, most netflix hd streaming is better than cable.
post #1738 of 2482
When TW is ready to go all digital here i'm glad they will give us advance notice. The basic channels that won't be encrypted are the locals we get on clear qam now.
post #1739 of 2482
why doesnt time warner take advantage of the qam tuner? and make it so you can get at least all the "standard" package in digital qam...and if you want more channels you upgrade to the box
post #1740 of 2482
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Originally Posted by shibez View Post

why doesnt time warner take advantage of the qam tuner? and make it so you can get at least all the "standard" package in digital qam...and if you want more channels you upgrade to the box

If they did that Basic Cable Customers with a QAM tuner would start receiving channels they're not subscribed to & TW can't use a trap at the pole to stop those qam channels from entering the home. The only way tw can make sure customers only get channels they're paying for is with a box. If all tv's had a cable card slot & were compatible with Switched Digital Video Apapters TW could make customers get a cable card so the QAM tuner in the tv's could un-encrypt standard cable channels. But tv's don't have cable card slot's so if you get standard or digital cable you will need a box or adapter when they go all digital.
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