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post #8671 of 8701
Effective Wednesday, August 28, 2013, the MSG Varsity channel will be rebranded to the Optimum Channel. The Optimum Channel will offer programming that entertains and informs customers about Optimum product and services from 9am-12 midnight daily. Paid programming will be shown from midnight to 9am. Additional shows will be created with our programming partner, REELZ that includes content surrounding their services and up-coming shows, a dedicated Optimum Local Business reel, tutorials developed for “How-To” segments, and more.

MSG Varsity programming will continue to be available on the MSG Varsity Interactive Channel, channel 614. In addition, the newly rebranded channel will be relocated into the Broadcast Basic package, making it available to all of our video customers
post #8672 of 8701
Trying to understand all this.... So, if I have a sa8300hd and that is my only box, can I still rewind and ff live TV? Also will it give me the option to record to the sub or the cloud?

Thanks.
post #8673 of 8701
Yes to the first part, no to the second, if you had a second, non-dvr box, you could record to the "cloud", and watch what you recorded on the cloud, on the 8300.
post #8674 of 8701
Got it. So basically since I only have those box, there really is no benefit that I can see of going dvr plus. Uses I am missing something, and honest I very well might be. Lol
post #8675 of 8701
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Originally Posted by Stevez48 View Post

Got it. So basically since I only have those box, there really is no benefit that I can see of going dvr plus. Uses I am missing something, and honest I very well might be. Lol

DVR plus stores content on their server, which prevents you from losing recorded programs that normally would be lost if the SA 8300HD DVR harddrive were to crash, and also for use as a whole-house DVR in the event you have more than one box.

They have not given the SA 8300 DVR that capability. So you are correct, in your case, no benefit in the DVR plus option.
post #8676 of 8701
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Originally Posted by Stevez48 View Post

Got it. So basically since I only have those box, there really is no benefit that I can see of going dvr plus. Uses I am missing something, and honest I very well might be. Lol

DVR Plus will record 10 shows at once versus two on the SA8300. If your power is out at home DVR Plus will still make recordings, however it can still fail during system outages such as the one 2 weeks ago in CT.
post #8677 of 8701
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Originally Posted by RemyM View Post

DVR Plus will record 10 shows at once versus two on the SA8300. If your power is out at home DVR Plus will still make recordings, however it can still fail during system outages such as the one 2 weeks ago in CT.

You also lose the option of rewinding live programming with DVR plus, and the system's response to FF, pause, and resume is also slower.
post #8678 of 8701
Anybody have issues with Dolby digital signal over coax/optical since software updated on SA4250? I haven't been able to get a 5.1 signal to my receiver and there are a very few Audio options now in the menu! Actually thought my receiver was out of date and got a new one.
post #8679 of 8701
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Originally Posted by Jonny View Post

Anybody have issues with Dolby digital signal over coax/optical since software updated on SA4250? I haven't been able to get a 5.1 signal to my receiver and there are a very few Audio options now in the menu! Actually thought my receiver was out of date and got a new one.

I just checked my 4250, and its fine.
post #8680 of 8701
Thanks! Are you using coax or optical? I'm not sure what to do with so few options in the new menu. If I am doing video through HDMI is surround sound via coax/optical not possible?
post #8681 of 8701
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Originally Posted by Jonny View Post

Thanks! Are you using coax or optical? I'm not sure what to do with so few options in the new menu. If I am doing video through HDMI is surround sound via coax/optical not possible?
It's through optical. Yes you cand do HDMI and get digital audio out . That is how my setup is .
post #8682 of 8701
If you run the optical or digital coax straight from the receiver to the home theater unit, you will get DD. This can also be achieved by running HDMI from the receiver to the HT unit, then another HDMI to the TV. If you run HDMI to the TV and then optical to the HT, most TVs to not output DD from the inputs. You would only get DD via optical straight from the TV's OTA tuner or smart TV content, if available.
post #8683 of 8701
Ahhh I see. So currently I have HDMI going from cable box to display and then coax going from cable box to receiver. It seems like I need to go HDMI from cable box to display and then optical from display to receiver?
post #8684 of 8701
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Originally Posted by Jonny View Post

Ahhh I see. So currently I have HDMI going from cable box to display and then coax going from cable box to receiver. It seems like I need to go HDMI from cable box to display and then optical from display to receiver?

Your current setup should work. What are you getting now out of your receiver? Does it say Dolby Digital or Dolby PLII, etc.

It could be something in your receiver settings. If you have a DVD player, can you see if you get DD out of it?
post #8685 of 8701
I just got a new receiver and I believe it's Pro Logic. Same was happening with old receiver---2.1 or so. I have tried optical from TV as well while using cable and get the same stream. I've used blu-ray with the receiver and all channels are coming across just fine. frown.gif
post #8686 of 8701
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Originally Posted by Jonny View Post

I just got a new receiver and I believe it's Pro Logic. Same was happening with old receiver---2.1 or so. I have tried optical from TV as well while using cable and get the same stream. I've used blu-ray with the receiver and all channels are coming across just fine. frown.gif

Don't rely on going from the TV's digital audio out to the amp, because as others have said, the TV will downmix to 2.0, unless you are using the OTA tuner in the TV.

Double check if the show you are watching is in fact broadcasting in DD5.1.
Did you try running the HDMI directly from the cable box into the receiver to see if you get DD 5.1?
Is Dolby Digital "on" in the cable box audio settings?
If you have tried both optical and coaxial from the box to the receiver, and still do not get DD, I'm guessing its the cable box thats no good.
Edited by mikepier - 9/17/13 at 6:52am
post #8687 of 8701
Effective Wednesday, October 23, 2013, Cablevision will be launching Oxygen High Definition and Fusion Standard Definition and High Definition in Connecticut. Oxygen HD is a true simulcast of Oxygen in standard definition and will feature programming targeted at women, including original reality television series, acquired scripted series, and feature films. Fusion is a joint venture between Disney-ABC and Univision Communications. This 24-hour news channel will be aimed at English-speaking Hispanic and Latino Americans and will combine the resources of ABC News and Noticiero Univision. Oxygen HD will launch on channel 819 and Fusion SD and HD will launch on channels 156 and 697, respectively throughout Connecticut. Fusion programming launches on October 28th, however channels will be available prior to the launch with a coming soon slate.

This is from a CT PURA filing so given CV's normal launch method, systems will get it between Tuesday 10/22 and Thursday 10/24.
post #8688 of 8701
I am in the Bronx with cable vision since 1995 with the triple play including the gold package with the 8300 dvr I have been calling tech support since mid JULY regarding the hdmi and the 5.1 dolby audio out to my receiver wich it was working fine until they upgrader to the new guide. tech support was giving so many excuses but problem is till there so I cancel and went with fios .mad.gif ps somebody posted that the was a push to fix it some time in October but October came and left.
post #8689 of 8701
Effective Wednesday, December 18, 2013, the NBC Sports Network will be re-tiered into the Optimum Value and grandfathered Family packages and will continue to be offered in the Optimum Sports and Entertainment Pak. This service will no longer be available in the iO Package; therefore customers with Broadcast Basic and the iO Package will lose this service.
post #8690 of 8701
Cablevision will be adding the Subscription Sports packages (MLB EI, NHL CI, NBA LP and MLS DK) in HD on November 20th on channels 481-499.
post #8691 of 8701
From a CT PURA Notice

This is to advise that as of January 1, 2014 there will be some modest changes to select video service rates affecting some new customers and a small percentage of Cablevision’s existing video customers. Certain of these changes are the result of increased programming costs, particularly the cost to carry sporting events and sports related programming.
For new customers only, going forward, the optional Optimum Economy tier rate will be $44.95 per month and the optional Sports and Entertainment Pak will be $8.95 per month. Existing customers with either of these levels of service will not be affected.
Additionally, certain customers who take HBO a la carte and Multi-Room DVR* and have legacy pricing will move to current pricing for these services. Customers paying the pre-2010 rate for the optional HBO a la carte offering will be moved to the current standard price of $14.95 per month. Customers paying the pre-July 2013 rate for the optional Multi-Room DVR service will be moved to the current standard price of $12.95 per month. All of these Multi-Room DVR customers will now receive triple the storage capacity of their current service. Further, the late payment fee will modestly increase to $10.00.
Consistent with other competing voice providers, certain state and federal taxes and fees will be broken out as separate line items on the monthly bills of Optimum Voice* customers.
post #8692 of 8701


Mike: I have the same problem with my Samsung box. I have an Elite receiver with hdmi and optical coming from the STB. My AVR only shows "STEREO", and no DD 5.1 The sound menu is very limited in the STB menu.. Tried different cables, same result. Should I swap out the box?

Also, why only optical output and not digital coaxial output like the old boxes?..mad.gif
Edited by taxman48 - 12/3/13 at 5:38pm
post #8693 of 8701
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Originally Posted by taxman48 View Post



Mike: I have the same problem with my Samsung box. I have an Elite receiver with hdmi and optical coming from the STB. My AVR only shows "STEREO", and no DD 5.1 The sound menu is very limited in the STB menu.. Tried different cables, same result. Should I swap out the box?

Also, why only optical output and not digital coaxial output like the old boxes?..mad.gif

Try a DVD or Blu-Ray player and see if you get DD5.1 out of the AVR. If you do, then something with the STB or related. If not, then maybe something with the settings on your AVR.
Are you sure you are watching a broadcast in DD5.1 on the STB? There is an audio setting in there for "Digital out".

Yeah, no coaxial out on the Samsung sucks. Thats why I kept my SA 4250 for the time being.
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post #8694 of 8701
my AVR works perfect, I will try and swap a SA box that I have in the kitchen with the Samsung box downstairs.. Otherwise I will bring it back to CV
post #8695 of 8701
Good idea to try another box. Yeah I brought home a defective Samsung once, it only showed an SD picture.
post #8696 of 8701
Mike: alot of complaints about this problem on another AVS forum called "Surround Music Format". Don't know how CV audio complaints landed there, but this seems to be a known problem to CV.

http://www.avsforum.com/t/1435118/problem-with-cablevision-optimum-scientific-atlana-cable-boxes-since-menu-guide-update-outputting-dolby-digital-over-digital-coax-or-optical-output-when-an-hdmi-cable-is-used-for-display-only/30

some comments:

"As it turns out, Cablevision's new software cannot support HDMI and separate digital 5.1 audio simultaneously. If there's an HDMI cable plugged in, that's where the 5.1 audio gets sent. Period"

"So, tech suggested we use component video cables to connect the cable box to the TV. Sure enough, surround sound started working because the HDMI cable is unplugged"

"Since the update we have lost our surround sound capabilities. They claim no one else has this issue but us, but I see here that others are having the same issue. Does anyone know how to fix it?.

go Giants!!
post #8697 of 8701
Interesting, I did not know this. This is very annoying especially if you have an older receiver that does not pass through audio with HDMI and need to rely on the optical out of the STB. I actually have a receiver like that (Onkyo HT-S3200) but I have my SA4250 connected to it, so no issues.
On my other tv I have a Samsung STB paired up with my Onkyo HT-S3400 which does pass through audio with HDMI, so I never really tried it with an optical cable, but out of curiousity I will try it out.

Edit: just tried it now, and I was able to get DD out using optical, so maybe they fixed it or I have a more updated box.
Edited by mikepier - 12/4/13 at 3:11pm
post #8698 of 8701
I used to have the DD a while ago Mike, talked to you about it. But now its gone, maybe a casualty of a system upgrade.. We might get it back soon, since Cv is getting alot of complaints about it..
post #8699 of 8701
hi taxman iam I the Bronx if you check my 11/02/13 post regarding this issued is also happening to me and after getting so much bullcrap from tech support I went to fios. cablevision does not know how to fix it and are telling there customer to use component instead when hdmi it give you much better picture.: ps. I paid $150 a month with a dvr 50mb and phone package that equal cablevision gold package.
post #8700 of 8701
Cablevision will launch beIN SPORTS in this week. beIN SPORTS is a global network of sports channels that currently operates two channels in the United States: beIN SPORTS in English and beIN SPORTS in Spanish (beIN SPORTS en Español). In addition to soccer, beIN SPORTS offers car racing, motorcycle racing, motocross, rallycross, team handball and rugby, among others. beIN SPORTS will launch on channel 155 (Standard Definition) and channel 692 (High Definition) and beIN SPORTS en Español will launch on channel 154 (Standard Definition) and channel 691 (High Definition)
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