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post #10711 of 10855
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Originally Posted by Chere View Post

I gotta say that I've been quite impressed with Century Link's HSI since I signed up with them almost a year ago. I get consistent strong coverage and have never had a single outage/ downtime to this point. My cox HSI which I used to have before constantly dropped coverage and was almost down everyday around midnight for ''maintenance''. Of course location probably has something to do with it. I live around 19th ave and northern.

The best that Century Link will offer me is 12 Mbps. Below is what I am getting from Cox. I have not experienced the problems that you describe. I am near 7th Ave and Thomas.

post #10712 of 10855
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Originally Posted by TomCat View Post

They have not persuaded Cox to carry Bounce quite yet. They do have Movies!, however (45-2); the weight of FOX nationally was enough to get carriage for that one. BTW, Bounce has moved from 45-2 to 45-3 OTA. Again, Rupert's leverage.

Thanks for the info!
post #10713 of 10855
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Originally Posted by jmmesch View Post

All this talk of WMC. There is always XMBC or WCMP.

I use WMC for my live/recorded TV. I use xbmc for my large media movie and TV series library. I've tried setting up OTA through XBMC and next pvr as the backend, but the process and experience was very clunky and not to my liking. WMC just gets it right from the beginning allowing me to have a WAF thats through the roof right now... biggrin.gif
post #10714 of 10855
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Originally Posted by pbenjamin View Post

The best that Century Link will offer me is 12 Mbps. Below is what I am getting from Cox. I have not experienced the problems that you describe. I am near 7th Ave and Thomas.



Jeez! Makes my 20 down and 5 up seem like dial up. You must download/ stream a lot smile.gif
post #10715 of 10855
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Originally Posted by pbenjamin View Post

The best that Century Link will offer me is 12 Mbps. Below is what I am getting from Cox. I have not experienced the problems that you describe. I am near 7th Ave and Thomas.

How much does that cost a month?
post #10716 of 10855
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Originally Posted by TheRatPatrol View Post

How much does that cost a month?

$67.99. I should probably lower it.
post #10717 of 10855
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by pbenjamin View Post


$67.99. I should probably lower it.

I don't know. $55.99 lowers it to around 25/8, though that's plenty for multiple Netflix/Amazon streaming via Roku boxes, 3 laptops, 3 tablets, etc.

post #10718 of 10855
Can't sing enough praises about the new base Tivo Roamio dvr. Well apart from the hefty initial investment that is. Snappy interface, strong tuner and remote recording capabilities are what stand out for me after only 4 days of use but I have only touched the surface. The only downside is the fact that it has only 4 tuners but since I'm OTA only for the foreseeable future i don't think that'll be a problem. The sheer amount of tweaking that you can do is really fantastic but a bit overwhelming since I'm a first time Tivo user. Looks like i need to find a tivo for dummies guide to help me along biggrin.gif
post #10719 of 10855
I'm using a "Silver Sensor" or clone, which used to work great when I lived 7 miles away from the towers here in Phoenix. Now I'm 15 miles away in Scottsdale, and even have it in my attic, but the weak VHF stations (PBS, Fox, NBC) are a problem... at least Fox and NBC come in reliably, albeit with plenty of blips on occasion (PBS is a total crapshoot). Am I wasting my time with this antenna? Going to re-aim to 221 degrees when I get home just to be sure. If that doesn't work, does anyone have any suggestions? I read on Antennas direct that VHF pulls in UHF and vice versa, which type should I try first since all the major UHF network stations appear to have very strong signals? Don't worry about it at all, since the only stations I need are high VHF? FM trap? Amplify? Attenuate?

SignAffiliateRF ChannelVirtual ChannelBandPowerCityDistanceHeading

KPHO-TVCBS 175.1 UHF1000.0 kWPhoenix14.35 mi221.05°
KSAZ-TVFOX 1010.1 VHF22.19 kWPhoenix14.37 mi221.27°
KTVKCW 243.1 UHF1000.0 kWPhoenix14.40 mi221.17°
KNXV-TVABC 1515.1 UHF218.27 kWPhoenix14.45 mi221.28°
KPNXNBC 1212.1 VHF22.03 kWMesa14.45 mi221.28°
KAETPBS 88.1 VHF30.67 kWPhoenix14.49 mi 221.46

These are really the only channels that concern me; if I can get them with my current equipment I won't be fiddling with it any longer.

Thanks!
post #10720 of 10855
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I read on Antennas direct that VHF pulls in UHF and vice versa, which type should I try first since all the major UHF network stations appear to have very strong signals? Don't worry about it at all, since the only stations I need are high VHF?

You likely misinterpreted what's written. Sure, each type of antenna can pick up some of the other band, but they do a lousy job of doing it.

The Phoenix area needs a high-VHF/UHF antenna for predictable service.
post #10721 of 10855
So you mean two antennas? Are there any indoors that you think might work? Thanks!
post #10722 of 10855
You need what is basically a combo antenna. That is, it has separate elements that are tuned to each frequency. A simple loop and rabbit ears antenna is basic manifestation of this. The loop is physically sized for UHF frequencies (7-9") and the rabbit ears can be adjusted to the correct length (26-36) for the much longer wavelengths of high VHF.
post #10723 of 10855
Speaking of channels- what is up with the "David Letterman Show" on CBS? I find that it has consistently the worst PQ of any of the HD produced late night shows. I have OTA and no cable/ satellite so compressed feed should not be a factor. My set is last year's Panasonic ST50. Just wondering that's all.

Does anyone have the Oppo 103 and if so do you use it to de-interlace and scale your tv shows? I'm thinking of purchasing it just for it's video processing capabilities alone.
post #10724 of 10855
Heads Up AMC's Hell on Wheels and Low Winter Sun Season Finales Time Change

I see Cox AZ has changed 1043 - AMCHD (East Coast feed) to AMCPHD (Pacific feed)

Neither Tribune Media or TVGuide has reflected the change yet. So Tivo and Windows Media Center do not have the correct listings.

Please submit a Line-up correction with Zap2it.com (Tribune Media) and TiVo
http://www.zap2it.com/services/site/help/zap-faq-contact-channel,0,5059403.htmlstory

http://www.tivo.com/lineup

Also Changed:
1023 - DSCHD (East Coast feed) was also changed to DSCHDP (Pacific feed)
1042 - TLCHD (East Coast feed) was also changed to TLCPHD (Pacific feed)
Edited by Bryan_CoxPHX - 10/4/13 at 8:05pm
post #10725 of 10855
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Originally Posted by ProjectSHO89 View Post

You need what is basically a combo antenna. That is, it has separate elements that are tuned to each frequency. A simple loop and rabbit ears antenna is basic manifestation of this. The loop is physically sized for UHF frequencies (7-9") and the rabbit ears can be adjusted to the correct length (26-36) for the much longer wavelengths of high VHF.

I wanted to report back -- picked up the cheapo Radio Shack model with the loop/ears, dropped it in my attic, and notice improved reception on everything. NBC is now the worst, but consistently hits high 60s and I haven't done any fine-tuning at all so I'm sure that can get better if I try.

Thanks again.
post #10726 of 10855

New here.... Just had the weirdest thing happen Friday night (10.18.13) I have lost almost all the OTA local HD channels. I am only picking up a couple spanish channel. I use to get them all.

 

Have re-adjusted the antenna multiple time. Not sure what to do. 

 

Im at North Mountain and my apartment faces directly towards the South Mountain tower.

 

Help!!1

post #10727 of 10855
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Originally Posted by Craig Janisch View Post

New here.... Just had the weirdest thing happen Friday night (10.18.13) I have lost almost all the OTA local HD channels. I am only picking up a couple spanish channel. I use to get them all.

Have re-adjusted the antenna multiple time. Not sure what to do. 

Im at North Mountain and my apartment faces directly towards the South Mountain tower.

Help!!1

Have you tried doing a channel rescan on your TV?
post #10728 of 10855
Sure got slow in here.

Received an email from Cox today that my monthly data usage is at 307 GB. There is no way, I am lucky if I do 10 GB a month. Suspiciously when I log into the Data Usage Meter it is undergoing maintenance. Try again in 24 hours.

In other news Cox did add FXXHD (1167). It was showing on my TiVo for a while but became active this week. I saw GSNHD (1145) last week and it wasn't active. I haven't checked to see if it is yet. Cox lists FXXHD on their web site, but does not list GSNHD
post #10729 of 10855
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Originally Posted by kingpcgeek View Post

In other news Cox did add FXXHD (1167). It was showing on my TiVo for a while but became active this week. I saw GSNHD (1145) last week and it wasn't active. I haven't checked to see if it is yet. Cox lists FXXHD on their web site, but does not list GSNHD

I am not seeing either of them here.
post #10730 of 10855
Thread Starter 

Me neither, so must be a roving rollout. :)

post #10731 of 10855
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Originally Posted by kingpcgeek View Post

In other news Cox did add FXXHD (1167). It was showing on my TiVo for a while but became active this week. I saw GSNHD (1145) last week and it wasn't active. I haven't checked to see if it is yet. Cox lists FXXHD on their web site, but does not list GSNHD

I was getting FXXHD on 1339 up until this week (and I do not subscribe to the Sports Pak), now FXXPHD on 1339 is showing Channel not Authorized.

FXXPHD on 1167 has been in the Guide on my TiVo for several weeks but is not currently mapped to a frequency.

The Cox Listings do not show FXXPHD on 1167 as available, yet, still showing 1339
http://ww2.cox.com/myconnection/watch/entertainment/tv-listings.cox

I hope Cox gets FXXHD moved to the Variety Pak by the start of Legit in January.
post #10732 of 10855
FXXHD on1339 is working for me. But I subscribe to all of the tiers except for Espanol.
post #10733 of 10855
FXXHD is now working on 1339 for me. (See Dave's roving rollout theory.)
post #10734 of 10855
Thread Starter 

I'm not subscribed to all the tiers, so 1339 displays a message for me to subscribe and neither 1145 or 1167 show in the guide yet.

 

Bryan, is FXXHD supposed to eventually be in the Variety tier???

post #10735 of 10855
I was told by Cox that the Variety Pak would be the most likely placement for FXX, when it gets changed.

Tribune Media (Zap2It.com) is listing FXXHD on channel 1167 which would place it in the Variety Pak, But they also still list it on 1339 where it is currently active in my area. Tribune is known to jump the gun sometimes on channel changes. But I assume someone at Cox gave them that info, as it lines up with what I was told.
http://tvlistings.zap2it.com/tvlistings/ZCGrid.do?method=decideFwdForLineup&zipcode=85016&setMyPreference=false&lineupId=AZ02490:X#368

TVGuide is also showing FXXHD on channel 1167 and also on 1339
http://www.tvguide.com/listings/

AOL TV Listings is also doing the same, so I am hoping???
http://tvlistings.aol.com/listings/az/phoenix/cox-communications/AZ02490|X
Edited by Bryan_CoxPHX - 11/22/13 at 5:59am
post #10736 of 10855
Has anyone who has Cox and is using a Cable Card had issues with AMC the past week/week and a half? It's not coming in at all for me....just a black screen and after a few seconds WMC gives me the "No Signal" message. I call Cox and of course they are no help whatsoever.
post #10737 of 10855
AMCPHD - 1043 @ 147MHz is working for me in the SE Valley (Chandler Hub). I checked to see if it has been converted to SDV, and it has not.

In other News, I see Cox has dropped HBO Comedy HD - 1204 and TMC Xtra HD - 1251, Two Premiums I pay for are no longer broadcasting mad.gif

Additional changes are listed here:
http://ww2.cox.com/residential/support/tv/article.cox?articleId=241f0100-e8c1-11e2-5f64-000000000000
"Cox is making this change to free up space to enable Cox to carry other HD channels that have higher viewership and more programming choices for our customers and allow for channel consistency across the markets."
post #10738 of 10855
I just don't know what to do....every other channel works. I don't get it.
post #10739 of 10855
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Originally Posted by mva5580 View Post

I just don't know what to do....every other channel works. I don't get it.

What part of the Valley are you in, I've seen before where a single channel mapping gets dropped on CableCARDs for just one Hub. Check your Diagnostics and see if the channel has a CableCARD association and is assigned a frequency.

If you haven't already try rebooting the Tuning Adapter.
1. Unplug the USB of the TA
2. Unplug the AC to the TA
3. Wait three minutes
4. Plug in the Power to the TA BUT NOT the USB
5. Wait three minutes, or until the green light goes solid (may take 15 minutes). The TA should on it's own acquire its IP address (changes in the rate of flashing of the green led from slow to fast to solid).
6. Plug in the USB to the TA

If resetting the Tuning Adapter does not do anything. Post your problem on the Cox Support Forum, I had this issue with TruTV HD, and after posting Cox had it fixed in a few days.
My Solved Forum Support issue.
1045 - TruTVHD is not mapped for CableCARDS in SE PHX HUB
http://forums.cox.com/forum_home/tv_forum/f/4/t/2249.aspx
post #10740 of 10855
AMC HD working for me in NE Phoenix using a HD Homerun Prime and Windows 8 MCE. GameShow HD and FXXHD are showing in the guide, but do not tune.
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