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post #2041 of 2482
If she upgrades to an hdtv as the main tv, she may want to look at the 722 series. It outputs HD to the main tv and SD to the 2nd. The dvr recordings are viewable on both tv's.
If you want info on Dish, visit this forum
http://www.satelliteguys.us/dish-forum/
post #2042 of 2482
I will probably end up calling TWC on this, but if anyone has a suggestion I'll take it. I had being using the TWC Samsung DVR for the last 6 months or so, and it completely crapped out on me. They installed one of the old SA 8300 's and it seems to be working fine. My question is that the Program Guide screen is not full size - the guide screen on the Samsung was full size after they upgraded the software a couple of months back. Any idea's?
post #2043 of 2482
Time Warner does not have a true 16 X 9 guide. The Samsung boxes will stretch the guide to fill the entire screen, SA/Cisco boxes will display it upstretched 4 X 3. There is not a setting that controls this, it’s just how the different boxes display the guide and other on screen graphics. The older SA boxes such the 8300 that you received likely will never support a true HD guide when TW comes out with one, due to its own hardware limitations. If you want another Samsung, I would go to your closest TW Store and see if they have any that you could swap out your 8300 with. If that location does not, have them check all of the other stores in the area. They have the ability to do so.
post #2044 of 2482
Thanks for the comments Steve. i had a lot of trouble with the Samsung box, so I'm actually glad to be done with it.
post #2045 of 2482
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Originally Posted by Steve Mehs View Post

The older SA boxes such the 8300 that you received likely will never support a true HD guide when TW comes out with one, due to its own hardware limitations..

This is what makes me mad with TW...we have had these same boxes for how long now? they are dinosaurs! they dont even have the ability to allow an an HD guide! My cable Bill Is 190 a month(including Internet standard) and its bs that we have these sub par STB's ...I have a friend online who has time warner and they have the ability too pause and rewind and fast forward and play and all that ..its all digital controls right on their STB....when i found this is out i nearly crapped my pants! have we been forgotten in the rochester area?
post #2046 of 2482
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Originally Posted by shibez View Post

.I have a friend online who has time warner and they have the ability too pause and rewind and fast forward and play and all that ..its all digital controls right on their STB....when i found this is out i nearly crapped my pants! have we been forgotten in the rochester area?
Excuse me. What am I missing here? TW has had STBs (DVRs) that have done that for years.
post #2047 of 2482
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Originally Posted by davehancock View Post

Excuse me. What am I missing here? TW has had STBs (DVRs) that have done that for years.

could i please have the model number then?
post #2048 of 2482
Are you talking about DVRs? If so, I hate to break it to ya, but DVRs have been available on Time Warner in Rochester for a decade now. I remember back in high school (and I graduated in 2003), a buddy of mine brought in his SA 8000 DVR and hooked it up to the incoming cable line at school to see if it would authorize. I came back to Time Warner in 2006 and have never used anything but DVRs on both TVs.

Here are all of the models of DVRs that TW has given out the Rochester area: SA 8000, SA 8000HD, SA 8300, SA 8300HD, SA 8300C, SA 8300HDC, Cisco 8640HDC, Cisco 8642HDC, Cisco 8742HDC, Samsung SMT-3270, Samsung SMT-3272
post #2049 of 2482
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Originally Posted by Steve Mehs View Post

Are you talking about DVRs? If so, I hate to break it to ya, but DVRs have been available on Time Warner in Rochester for a decade now. I remember back in high school (and I graduated in 2003), a buddy of mine brought in his SA 8000 DVR and hooked it up to the incoming cable line at school to see if it would authorize. I came back to Time Warner in 2006 and have never used anything but DVRs on both TVs.
Here are all of the models of DVRs that TW has given out the Rochester area: SA 8000, SA 8000HD, SA 8300, SA 8300HD, SA 8300C, SA 8300HDC, Cisco 8640HDC, Cisco 8642HDC, Cisco 8742HDC, Samsung SMT-3270, Samsung SMT-3272

I have a DVR LOL Its just the one i have from TW SUCKS its the same DVR ive from them for like a decade now....i have the 8240HDC ....i want the one with the digital controls on the box like dave said that can ff and rewind and pause and play and all that ....
post #2050 of 2482
But isn't that what your box already does? All DVRs pause, rew, and ffw content. I don't really understand what you're trying to get across here, since while the models may be different, all DVRs have the same basic functionality.
post #2051 of 2482
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Originally Posted by Steve Mehs View Post

But isn't that what your box already does? All DVRs pause, rew, and ffw content. I don't really understand what you're trying to get across here, since while the models may be different, all DVRs have the same basic functionality.

yes but i assume if it has digital controls on the thing it must be like faster than the current one i have...the thing i have is horribly slow and laggy...
post #2052 of 2482
What exactly do you mean by 'digital controls'?
post #2053 of 2482
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Originally Posted by Steve Mehs View Post

What exactly do you mean by 'digital controls'?

like not the hard clicky buttons i have on my DVR box ...i guess digital controls wasn't the right terms ...but they definitely looked different than what i have now. and more modern.
post #2054 of 2482
OK im sorry here....you guys all Misunderstood me.....when i meant that my friend...Online...whom i chat with that lives in Pittsburgh ....who has TW ....Who has a HD DVR Box....,,,she has Actual Buttons on her Box that FF, Rewind, Play, Pause, Ect.....and theyre not hard clicky buttons theyre like modern touch panel buttons....and if she has something that high tech...it has to be top of the line..see what i mean?(im pretty sure we dont have anything like that here)

and i have this piece of junk that is laggy as hell that ive been using for like well over a decade...and its complete bs...especially for the amount of money i pay to them every month. I have called and complained and told them i want one of those new models but you can only get them with the whole house DVR.......Seriously? Rip me off some more why dont ya! the only reason i have not bought a Tivo is because It wouldnt solve my Constant Channel Unavailable messages i get due to TW's Lack of bandwidth that they said would be fixed once they made the switch to wide band....LIES....they also told me if i connected my HD DVR to component cables instead of HDMI it would send a signal to them to make sure i didnt get those messages anymore...LIES....and according to them my signal is more than adequate...and my bill is 190 a month. 160 just for cable. so sorry for ranting but yeah im really fed up with TW...i feel like they put out a crap product at a way too high price. and its just not right...its a shame too because i love cable...not really big fan of satellite..i had it before...

I'm hopefully moving next year...I will see if things change with TW by then...with the hardware and the bandwidth issues ect...I really hope they do...cos i really dont want to switch to directv
Edited by shibez - 8/25/12 at 3:03am
post #2055 of 2482
But who gives a damn about the buttons on the front of the DVR?? Honestly, most folks do all of that stuff from a remote.
post #2056 of 2482
MY newly installed dvr is a Scientific Atlanta 8300HD.
post #2057 of 2482
I’m still confused. Time Warner doesn’t have some awesome box in the NEO division that they are withholding from Rochester. One of the best cable boxes around is the Cisco 8742HDC, which although it’s extremely limited, it is available here. The only thing that I can come up with, is your friend in Pittsburgh has one of the Samsung DVRs, which have a different style of buttons on the front panel when compared to the Sci Atls and Cisco’s. Which TW in Rochester has had for 2 years now. Besides the 8240HDC, which I forgot about and the Motorola DVRs that are used in some of the areas that Time Warner acquired from Adelphia and Comcast, I listed the model numbers of all the DVRs Time Warner has ever offered. Are you sure that your friend even has TW? I’m not an expert on Pennsylvania cable boundaries by any means, but I believe the city of Pittsburgh and most of the surrounding area is served by Comcast. I know a lot of the general area of that section of PA is serviced from the Northeastern Ohio division of TW, but the immediate Pitt area should be Comcast.
post #2058 of 2482
I also have Dish. A 722 dvr and a 211 that I added an ehd to turn it into a dvr.. Those are what we primarily use.
post #2059 of 2482
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Originally Posted by dwarren2 View Post

MY newly installed dvr is a Scientific Atlanta 8300HD.
Great - IF it is a 8300HD and not a 8300HDC. The "non C" models run a more efficient software (known as MDN) where all the "C" (CableCARD) models run much less efficient software (ODN). I recently gave up my beloved SA8300HD with external drive for two Cisco 8742 boxes in a "whole house" configuration. While the whole house thing has some distinct advantages, the old 8300HD certainly performed faster than the latest & greatest Cisco box that TW offers.
post #2060 of 2482
Has anyone else here, had issues with periodic pixilation and audio dropout on random HD channels on Time Warner, specifically the premium movie channels but others as well? Lately I cannot watch a single movie or TV show without at least one instance of half the screen pixelating, the whole screen pixelating, screen shifting, pixelating streaks, audio drop outs and whatnot. This is not signal related and happens on both DVRs.

I have a feeling this is either coming from my headend, or being passed on to subscribers from Mt Hope or the NOC in Syracuse.

Could one or two or even more people on this forum do me a huge favor? Could you please set tomorrow (8/26) nights episodes of Cupcake Wars and/or The Great Food Truck Race on Food Network HD (Channel 1045) to record, if you don’t have anything else set to record? If you can do both that would be great, if not one or the other will definitely help . All I’m looking to do is compare notes with others. After I watch the shows, I’ll post timestamps of where I see problems, and then you guys just have to FFW to those spots and tell me if you see them on your end.

Food Truck Race is on at 7PM, Cupcake Wars is on at 8PM. Having two solid hours of programming on the same channel will help me out a lot.

Thanks a lot, I really appreciate this.
post #2061 of 2482
So OK WHAM TV 13...you move NASCAR to the CW 13.2. Where the hell is the HD broadcast ? Not all of us care about the Bills. I called the newsroom and they said..."well yes, you are not the only one calling about this"...no sh^& Sherlock ! I guess that I should be happy that they are even showing the race at all. Idiots. But they are not inclined to do anything about the SD picture they are transmitting this evening. mad.gif Must be that they do not employ any competent engineers on a Saturday night or their heads are buried in the Bills game and they could care less about what sort of picture local NASCAR fans is watching tonight. I will call their offices on Monday, but after the fact won't do any good.
post #2062 of 2482
Looks great in HD on ESPN. I'm switching between the race and the Bills game every few seconds.
post #2063 of 2482
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Originally Posted by Steve Mehs View Post

Looks great in HD on ESPN. I'm switching between the race and the Bills game every few seconds.

ESPN on what...your DirecTV ? Or are you pulling in Buffalo over the air. I mean, the broadcast is on ABC tonight. What station in Buffalo is showing the Bills ? 210 on D* has the race listed, but it is blacked out.
Edited by Racerbob - 8/25/12 at 5:09pm
post #2064 of 2482
ESPN HD on Time Warner. I don't believe any Buffalo stations are showing the race over the air. Channel 7 is of course showing the Bills game. I’ve got one tuner set to channel 1007, the other set to 1052 to keep up with both events.
post #2065 of 2482
I do not understand how ESPN on TW has the race when ABC has it and ABC affiliates are broadcasting this over the air ? I do know that it is ESPN on ABC, but ?
post #2066 of 2482
Since the Buffalo Bills TV network is on ABC affiliates in Buffalo and Rochester, I believe a last minute deal was reached with ESPN to show the NASCAR race on cable instead of the scheduled High School Football.
post #2067 of 2482
As per Chuck Samuels, the General Manager at Channel 13 this morning, Time Warner Rochester screwed up by showing the race on ESPN in this area as it was only supposed to be on in Buffalo on ESPN on Time Warner. In other words, the Rochester CW had exclusive rights to show it here ...even though it was broadcast in SD.

According to one of his e mails to me this morning (there has been several e mails)...

"Long story short, but we don’t have the satellite encoders to do both the Bills and the race in HD. We are in the process of moving our operations from Syracuse back to our station in Rochester. Once that is completed in November, we should no longer have this problem.

The race was on ESPN on Time Warner systems out of Buffalo. In Rochester, it was available on Time Warner on 16 and 1016 (Rochester’s CW) and should not have been available on ESPN. If it was, that was a mistake on Time Warner’s part. "
post #2068 of 2482
Not sure how Time Warner screwed up, how would those of us on TW Rochester in the Buffalo market, get to watch the race at all, if it wasn't for ESPN? The only way this could have been achieved is if TW had two feeds of ESPN, one with the race, one without, with the one with the race being fed to all the headends located in in the areas they serve that are claimed by Buffalo that do not get WHAM CW.
post #2069 of 2482
I have no good answers Steve. My friend who lives down the street had the race on ESPN as well as the CW on 1016. I imagine that they have it in their capabilities to send people in your area the ESPN broadcast while they turn the rest of the local CW viewing area off ?
post #2070 of 2482
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Originally Posted by Racerbob View Post

I have no good answers Steve. My friend who lives down the street had the race on ESPN as well as the CW on 1016. I imagine that they have it in their capabilities to send people in your area the ESPN broadcast while they turn the rest of the local CW viewing area off ?
But they would have a legal issue (with WHAM) if they turned CW off. I am sure that TWs agreement with TW requires TW to carry ALL of WHAM's content. In regards to 1016 vs ESPN, the local programming will trump ESPN (per FCC anti-duplication rules). BTW, those rules do not recognize any superiority of HD vs SD.
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