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post #8341 of 8481
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Originally Posted by sibby3 View Post

my brother does not have contour will he lose nfl channel when sports pak 2 comes?

A couple of weeks ago, Occasio answered this....If he currently has the "Sports & Information" pack, he will not have to subscribe to the more expensive "Sports pak 2"....At least, that's what I hope is going to happen.

Am I correct, Occasio??
post #8342 of 8481
Correct
post #8343 of 8481
Occasio, this afternoon I received an email regarding faster internet speeds coming in a few weeks. Do you by chance have a breakdown for what the speed increase is for each of the current tiers for our area?

Thanks!
post #8344 of 8481
It got overlooked before, but I noticed the in addition to the auto-HD problem for Cox 11/1011, the problem also exists for TCM 211/1211.
post #8345 of 8481
Just stopped I the janaf location to swap out my tuning adapter. Looks like everyone working today must be new hires doing on the spot training s I hope the wait is only an hour.

Did notice while watching th game that it looks noticeably clearer than when just watching at home. Must be that non-overburdened fiber or sat signal.
post #8346 of 8481
is tuesday still good for sport pak 2? i will get it for the pac12 channrl.
post #8347 of 8481
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Originally Posted by sibby3 View Post

is tuesday still good for sport pak 2? i will get it for the pac12 channrl.

I'm getting it for Big Ten Network. I sure hope it works with the cable card in my TiVo, I don't want to have to get a contour box.
post #8348 of 8481
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Originally Posted by Buckeye911 View Post

I'm getting it for Big Ten Network. I sure hope it works with the cable card in my TiVo, I don't want to have to get a contour box.

This feels like Big Ten Christmas. I even upgraded to a new Tivo so I could get the HD version of BTN, so it better work without a Contour box.

Also, GO BLUE! smile.gif
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post #8350 of 8481
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Originally Posted by ultrasuede View Post

Occasio, this afternoon I received an email regarding faster internet speeds coming in a few weeks. Do you by chance have a breakdown for what the speed increase is for each of the current tiers for our area?

Thanks!

I honestly can't remember the speeds b/c I've been seeing them for the entire country. I'll see what I can find.
post #8351 of 8481
When I called in and sat on hold to get the new TA set, the hold voice said faster speeds coming, so get a D. 3.0 modem, but no other details other than top tier seems to be 105mbs.
post #8352 of 8481
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Originally Posted by occasio View Post

I just tried to add it but the option doesn't seem to be available online. I spoke to Helen via online live chat. She said it's not showing online and that I would need to call Cox support on the phone when they open in the morning. I'll do that as soon as I wake up. I want BTN more than you can imagine.
post #8353 of 8481
I ordered Sports Pak 2 by phone this morning, everything works on my TiVo except for NFL Network (neither the HD channel nor SD). On my Cox HD boxes the SD channels work (except for NFL Network) but most of the HD channels don't even appear in the program guide. I really wasn't expecting to get anything on the Cox boxes because I thought you needed the Contour boxes to get the HD channels but two CSR's told me I should be getting them. I spent about half an hour with two different CSR's but NFL Network just won't come in. On the Cox boxes the screen says to subscribe call customer service, on my TiVo the screen says this channel is not authirized. They scheduled me for a service call tomorrow. Getting Big Ten Network was a huge deal for me and it works so I'm very happy about that but I'd really enjoy being able to watch my Cleveland Browns tomorrow night on NFL Network. I downloaded the app and it works fine on my iPad so at least I can watch the game on the tablet. I'll report the results of my service call tomorrow.
post #8354 of 8481
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Originally Posted by Buckeye911 View Post

I ordered Sports Pak 2 by phone this morning, everything works on my TiVo except for NFL Network (neither the HD channel nor SD). On my Cox HD boxes the SD channels work (except for NFL Network) but most of the HD channels don't even appear in the program guide. I really wasn't expecting to get anything on the Cox boxes because I thought you needed the Contour boxes to get the HD channels but two CSR's told me I should be getting them. I spent about half an hour with two different CSR's but NFL Network just won't come in. On the Cox boxes the screen says to subscribe call customer service, on my TiVo the screen says this channel is not authirized. They scheduled me for a service call tomorrow. Getting Big Ten Network was a huge deal for me and it works so I'm very happy about that but I'd really enjoy being able to watch my Cleveland Browns tomorrow night on NFL Network. I downloaded the app and it works fine on my iPad so at least I can watch the game on the tablet. I'll report the results of my service call tomorrow.

I think NFL Network is on 2 different channels are both of them not working? 161 & 224 I think. I'm listing both HD & SD on my boxes.
post #8355 of 8481
Correct, it's not working on either of them or their HD counterparts. The tech is here now but he can't figure out what's going on. He's never heard of Sports Pak 2 and neither have the people he's speaking with on the phone.
post #8356 of 8481
The Cox service call was very frustrating and ultimately fruitless. The technician was polite and professional but didn't know anything about Sports Pak 2 and couldn't find anyone by phone that had heard of it either. I brought up the Cox press release on my iPad and showed it to him, he took a picture of it and sent it to his supervisor. In the end, he apologized and told me there was nothing they could do. Their solution was to add the Sports and Info Pak for another $8.50 per month. This does not satisfy me in the least but since my Browns play on NFL Network tonight I'm keeping it and I'll cancel it tomorrow.

There must be others that have ordered Sports Pak 2 without having the Sports and Info Pak. I wonder if NFL Network works for them.
post #8357 of 8481
At least for your $8.95/30 you got to see the brownies win.
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Originally Posted by lupi95 View Post

At least for your $8.95/30 you got to see the brownies win.
I did enjoy the game. 🏈😄🏈
post #8359 of 8481
I did read the blurb when looking at my bill this weekend, for SP2 it says you need a cable card device or a cox contour box.
post #8360 of 8481
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Originally Posted by lupi95 View Post

I did read the blurb when looking at my bill this weekend, for SP2 it says you need a cable card device or a cox contour box.
This is correct. I have a cable card device (TiVo) and all except NFL Network work with SP2, on my other boxes (not Contour) only RedZone works.
post #8361 of 8481
so what is coming next for the contour service?
post #8362 of 8481
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Originally Posted by sibby3 View Post

so what is coming next for the contour service?

I am hoping the update to auto tune to hd smile.gif
post #8363 of 8481
Forum has been quiet for a while so I thought I would pose these questions....I have seen several of Cox's commercials promoting their new Contour service with the new box. My questions are these...First, how can anyone with any kind of life have time to watch the 1000 shows that this thing is supposed to store. If these were one hour shows it would take a month and a half of non-stop TV to watch all of the recorded shows. Secondly, how often does the need arise to want to record 6 shows at once. I admit on some occasions I would like to watch a 3rd channel while I record two others, but 6??...And all this for an additional fee. Maybe I am missing something. Thoughts??
post #8364 of 8481
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Originally Posted by fdxorf View Post

Forum has been quiet for a while so I thought I would pose these questions....I have seen several of Cox's commercials promoting their new Contour service with the new box. My questions are these...First, how can anyone with any kind of life have time to watch the 1000 shows that this thing is supposed to store. If these were one hour shows it would take a month and a half of non-stop TV to watch all of the recorded shows. Secondly, how often does the need arise to want to record 6 shows at once. I admit on some occasions I would like to watch a 3rd channel while I record two others, but 6??...And all this for an additional fee. Maybe I am missing something. Thoughts??
Parents have their shows and the kids have theirs. We have 8 tuners interconnected w/ DirecTV... it's rare that we want to record 3 things at once... VERY rare.
post #8365 of 8481
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Originally Posted by fdxorf View Post

Forum has been quiet for a while so I thought I would pose these questions....I have seen several of Cox's commercials promoting their new Contour service with the new box. My questions are these...First, how can anyone with any kind of life have time to watch the 1000 shows that this thing is supposed to store. If these were one hour shows it would take a month and a half of non-stop TV to watch all of the recorded shows. Secondly, how often does the need arise to want to record 6 shows at once. I admit on some occasions I would like to watch a 3rd channel while I record two others, but 6??...And all this for an additional fee. Maybe I am missing something. Thoughts??

While 6 tuners might be overkill for me, I can see how a family with a few kids could use it. I'd settle for FOUR tuners. That way, I could watch a MLB or NBA game all night while I record my Primetime programs. Yes, there are often three of them on at the same time. [Especially with the growing trend to have programs end at xx:01.] As far as storage goes, I often keep episodes for a long time. I still have the last three episodes of "Fringe" and the last two episodes of Season 1 of "Orphan Black. Add to that nightly episodes of Letterman, Leno, and Kimmel, and occasional Free Previews of HBO or Showtime, and 500GB gets eaten up REAL fast. I've never muttered to myself "I wish I had less storage space." wink.gif
post #8366 of 8481
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Originally Posted by domino92024 View Post

While 6 tuners might be overkill for me, I can see how a family with a few kids could use it. I'd settle for FOUR tuners. That way, I could watch a MLB or NBA game all night while I record my Primetime programs. Yes, there are often three of them on at the same time. [Especially with the growing trend to have programs end at xx:01.] As far as storage goes, I often keep episodes for a long time. I still have the last three episodes of "Fringe" and the last two episodes of Season 1 of "Orphan Black. Add to that nightly episodes of Letterman, Leno, and Kimmel, and occasional Free Previews of HBO or Showtime, and 500GB gets eaten up REAL fast. I've never muttered to myself "I wish I had less storage space." wink.gif

Good points....I just don't have the time to sit and watch all that I would like to record. By the time I get home and eat dinner, I have about 2 - 3 hours before bed....And I refuse to sit in front of the TV all weekend watching the past weeks shows that I recorded....But that's just me
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Originally Posted by fdxorf View Post

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Originally Posted by domino92024 View Post

While 6 tuners might be overkill for me, I can see how a family with a few kids could use it. I'd settle for FOUR tuners. That way, I could watch a MLB or NBA game all night while I record my Primetime programs. Yes, there are often three of them on at the same time. [Especially with the growing trend to have programs end at xx:01.] As far as storage goes, I often keep episodes for a long time. I still have the last three episodes of "Fringe" and the last two episodes of Season 1 of "Orphan Black. Add to that nightly episodes of Letterman, Leno, and Kimmel, and occasional Free Previews of HBO or Showtime, and 500GB gets eaten up REAL fast. I've never muttered to myself "I wish I had less storage space." wink.gif

Good points....I just don't have the time to sit and watch all that I would like to record. By the time I get home and eat dinner, I have about 2 - 3 hours before bed....And I refuse to sit in front of the TV all weekend watching the past weeks shows that I recorded....But that's just me

Oh my. I don't watch them all. But having them all on HDD lets me decide what gets watched and when.
post #8368 of 8481
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Originally Posted by domino92024 View Post

While 6 tuners might be overkill for me, I can see how a family with a few kids could use it. I'd settle for FOUR tuners. That way, I could watch a MLB or NBA game all night while I record my Primetime programs. Yes, there are often three of them on at the same time. [Especially with the growing trend to have programs end at xx:01.] As far as storage goes, I often keep episodes for a long time. I still have the last three episodes of "Fringe" and the last two episodes of Season 1 of "Orphan Black. Add to that nightly episodes of Letterman, Leno, and Kimmel, and occasional Free Previews of HBO or Showtime, and 500GB gets eaten up REAL fast. I've never muttered to myself "I wish I had less storage space." wink.gif

6 Tuners isnt enough in myhouse,

Elderly Disabled Father uses 2 to record almost 24/7,
I have my DVR that records Prime Time TV Shows literally every night except Saturday, plus the voice and other stuff, and hockey.
Then I have brothers that wanna use my DVR (cuz it's hooked to a large HDTV).

I cannot wait to get my renovations done and get my HTPC w/ 6 Tuner InitiTV / 4 Tuner InifiTV Cards done. 10 Tuners for $4/Month (well depending on Cable Card Costs). Hooked into a Dual Giga-Bit Teamed Network and a 4 TB Raid 0+1 Array on a 16 Core AMD CPU and 64GB of Ram.... (Both are "external" InfiniTV Boxes, w/ Active Cooling Attached.).

The 4 Tuner will be sent to Two TVs using Extenders, Using LAN0 and Gigabit Router.
The 6 Tuner Ceton will be networked to other PCs/Laptops in the house through Private Network and Windows Media Center Using LAN1->Gigabit Router.

The HTPC Will Use LAN2 (Addon Card) for Internet Connection.

Every PC in my house has Dual LAN Ports on the Mainboards, so one is used for Media Network/File/Printer Sharing,
The other for internet, Laptops will use Cat5 for Media and Wifi For Internet.
Edited by SkateZilla - 10/17/13 at 7:40am
post #8369 of 8481
Why does my nTelos picture messages not get through to my email
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Originally Posted by SkateZilla View Post

Why does my nTelos picture messages not get through to my email

That question deserves to be in a " Local HDTV Info and Reception" thread?
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