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post #91 of 356
790 and 791 have been added to my lineup. TBA for the channels though. Anyone got any leads on what they might be?
post #92 of 356
Yep just found those, They are showing as WGCL, reckon they are the subchannels for WGCL. I guess they added these for march madness. They're still showing "will be available shortly" and the program guide show basketball showing on them.
post #93 of 356
Got the channels here and also showing B'Ball.
Not a HD feed just a SD copy of WGCL as reported by hymy.

Keep your fingers crossed for Disc HD and PBS HD.

Thanks for the heads up.

BeeCee
post #94 of 356
They're still not working in athens.
post #95 of 356
Charter TV lineups showing ch 784 filled with WPBADT at two different web sites.
Also shows the WGCL subs 790 and 791 AND Discovery HD on 775.

Am not able to receive 784 or 775 here, yet, maybe someday soon?.


http://www.zap2it.com a Link provided by Charter

and

http://tv.msn.com/tv/guide for Athens Zip Code 30602


http://tv.msn.com/tv/guide for Stockbridge Zip Code 30281


Lets keep talking and updating

Thanks

BeeCee
post #96 of 356
Anyone have an idea when Charter will start showing Diccovery HD and PBSHD in the Atlanta/Athens area?

Anyone


BeeCee
post #97 of 356
I noticed on Charter's website that they offer Discovery HD now, but I haven't seen it on my lineup yet. I did finally get the Moxi DVR and it has been pretty cool. I don't like how it doesn't have a straight up guide to look to see what's coming on, but I've gotten used to it's layout now.

I'm getting a 2nd HD box up in my bedroom hopefully sometime this week now that I have an HD LCD up there.
post #98 of 356
They told me Discovery would be soon, when I asked. I've also read somewhere that it would be this spring. Spring has sprung so I'm hoping sometime in april. My sister has Discovery HD and PBS HD in Chatsworth. But they don't have VOD up there, and I wonder if VOD using bandwith has something to do with this.
post #99 of 356
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Originally Posted by hymy View Post

They told me Discovery would be soon, when I asked. I've also read somewhere that it would be this spring. Spring has sprung so I'm hoping sometime in april. My sister has Discovery HD and PBS HD in Chatsworth. But they don't have VOD up there, and I wonder if VOD using bandwith has something to do with this.

I'm guessing, since only a relatively few have HD boxes, they don't want to disturb the majority's digital feeds. Probably are alot of technical reasons why.
I would hope that since PBS and Dis HD are showing up on channel guides we could see them soon.

Thanks for the Heads up.

Jason in Georgia used to inhabit this list and give good info.
Haven't heard from him in a while though.

BeeCee
post #100 of 356
I just recently moved to Suwanee and have a new SXRD. However, I haven't had time to contact the cable company yet and get an HD box. I was able to pick up the local HD channels but a few of them suffer from very poor reception. It only seems to be the first three HD channels (101.1-101.3). The channels frequently block up and sometimes even disapeer for a second. The other 3 or 4 channels broadcasting in HD do not have this problem. This is a new construction home. Should I be worried about this or will having a STB make a difference in reception? Is there anything I should know before contacting the cable company?

On a side note, the cable was just recently run from the box to the house and I'm fairly confident in the quality of the cabling within the home. Thanks!
post #101 of 356
[QUOTE=logo29a] It only seems to be the first three HD channels (101.1-101.3). The channels frequently block up and sometimes even disapeer for a second. The other 3 or 4 channels broadcasting in HD do not have this problem. This is a new construction home. Should I be worried about this or will having a STB make a difference in reception? Is there anything I should know before contacting the cable company?[/quote]

Don't know what channels 101.1-101.3 are. Sometimes there is a broadcast or network problem that causes some to block or tile and others to appear fine.


[QUOTE=logo29]]On a side note, the cable was just recently run from the box to the house and I'm fairly confident in the quality of the cabling within the home. Thanks![/quote]

Check to see what cabling is IN the house, quality of cable AND connections.
Should have at least RG6 cable. The connections/connectors can be replaced easily by you unless you have a cable co agreement where they replace.
A bad connector can cause your problem or too many splitters which reduce DB.

If the cable/connectors are OK and no splits then it maybe the cable co signal.
A weak OR STRONG signal can cause problems.

If you have NO splitters between the HDTV and the main house connection you can try adding one more splitter at the TV. IF the signal is too strong the additional splitter will knock the DB down.

Otherwise goto Rat Shack and by a BiDrectional signal amp that can be adjusted
UP or DOWN with an adjustment screw. More expensive than extra splitter.
This is what I had to do for a weak signal.

http://www.radioshack.com/product/in...entPage=search

Can ALSO put a small HD antenna in the attic and get LOCAL HD free without cable breakup hassle.

Wish I lived close enough to do that.

If the wind blows or humidity is up around here the reception gets very poor even with the amp.

BeeCee
post #102 of 356
BeeCee,

Thanks for your advice. After doing some more research I came to the conclusion that it was likely a weak signal. This is a new construction so Charter had to make quite a big run until a new box was put in closer to my house (probably 100ft +/-). 11 Alive News in HD looks great every night. I'm going to pick up a booster this afternoon and see how it does.
post #103 of 356
Well the signal booster seemed to help somewhat but I'm still having issues with the same channels during primetime hours, albeit to a lesser extent. I don't seem to have the first issue with any other channels however. I'm calling Charter this afternoon and have them check the signal coming into the house and at the outlet. I also need an HD receiver.
post #104 of 356
...might be switching to satellite. Charter "doesn't have any HD boxes" and they are also wanting to jack up our prices by $30/mnth.
post #105 of 356
Noticed today, that the braves HD channel has either moved or disappeared from the channel lineup. Hopefully this activity means they are adding something.
post #106 of 356
Quote:
Originally Posted by hymy View Post

Noticed today, that the braves HD channel has either moved or disappeared from the channel lineup. Hopefully this activity means they are adding something.



Ours disappeared before the NCAA tourneys. I assume to make room for those.
Will check tonight to see if there are any changes here.

BeeCee
post #107 of 356
Charter has removed the BravesHD channel from the lineup. I called today and was told that it was not their fault b/c Turner has decided to stop broadcasting the Braves games in HD. I thought this sounded a bit strange. So, I called Turner Broadcasting and they said that they still broadcast the games in HD to the Atlanta area, and I also called Comcast and they said that they still offer the BravesVision channel to their subscribers. I called Charter back, but the only thing the guy could do was create a complaint for me. Charter will do nothing until more people start to call and complain about this. Please call if you want the Braves HD channel back!!!!
post #108 of 356
As much as I liked watching the home Braves games in HD, I would rather they add another HD channel that plays HD stuff 100% of the time and not just when there is a game.
post #109 of 356
I spoke to my contact at Charter HQ yesterday and he confirmed that three HD channels have been approved to be added SOON (no date yet ) in the Atlanta area:

Discover-HD
TNT-HD
Universal-HD

However, he said that the HD tier price would also be going up somewhat to cover some of the price increases for more HD content. He also said that ESPN-2 is something that they have wanted to have added but ABC/Disney/ESPN are playing hardball with pricing so they are in a negotiation mode right now (along with almost all other cable systems). He also said that there would not be a Braves HD channel due to the Turner South sale.

Interrestingly, he also asked me what i thought about adding MTV-HD in the future.

He said that Charter won't be adding too many regular channels in the future but is committed to adding HD content aggresively.
post #110 of 356
Even with the sale of Turner South to FoxSS, I still don't understand why Comcast can still offer the Braves HD channel and Charter cannot. I'm watching the game on TBS right now in HD, but won't be able to see home games that are broadcast on Turner South since Charter removed the channel. I spoke with another person at Charter today and they said that they received a notice from TBS programming that said that they were no longer going to broadcast the games in HD, which I told the lady was false since I was watching it in HD as we spoke.
post #111 of 356
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Originally Posted by Duluth Bill View Post

I spoke to my contact at Charter HQ yesterday and he confirmed that three HD channels have been approved to be added SOON (no date yet ) in the Atlanta area:

Discover-HD
TNT-HD
Universal-HD

However, he said that the HD tier price would also be going up somewhat to cover some of the price increases for more HD content.
He said that Charter won't be adding too many regular channels in the future but is committed to adding HD content aggresively.

I'm not too worried about the BravesHD as we receive TBSHD which carries the HD feed, if it is not on Turner South .

Good news about the DiscHD and others. My D*TV friends have been rubbing it in as they have had DiscHD channel for awhile, but they don't have a HD DVR yet!

BeeCee
post #112 of 356
Here is a good explanation:

Just like OTA, on Comcast, home games on TBS are on TBS-HD. Home games on Turner South are on BravesVision...at least they were last year.

The one home game this year that was on Turner South was also on ESPN (blacked out locally) and not BravesVision, so who knows???
post #113 of 356
I live in Stockbridge, and tonight I gave Charter another call regarding the lack of Braves on HDTV.....I have a new set, so I do not know what happened last year.

Anyway, the customer service guy told me that he was not supposed to tell me this, but Charter did not renew the TW agreement for BravesVision. They are supposed to tell you that it was TW who opted out of the agreement. Not so. Comcast is still carrying the games in HD as my brother-in-law had the game on in HD while I was talking to the Charter guy. I told them this, so they fessed up. I am now investigating Direct TV for a possible swith of the service. I may stick with Charter a little while longer jut in case they change their mind, but for now, I am really hacked about this.

Btw, CHTR stock is now trading at $1.07 per share, and they have a lot of debt problems. I have doubts that the situation with them will get much better anytime soon. I hope I am wrong becasue I would prefer to stick with cable as opposed to a satellite service.
post #114 of 356
Ahhh....finally, some explaination of what is going on.

I have called Charter numerous times to find some answer to why the Braves HD channel is gone. And yes, last year, all home games that were broadcast by Turner South were on the BravesVision channel. The home games broadcast by TBS were on both the BravesVison channel and TBS HD.

The last time I spoke to Charter, a supervisor got on the phone to tell me that I need to direct my complaints to Ted Turner. When I told her that I was watching the game in HD on TBS HD channel, she proceeded to tell me that it really wasn't in HD!!! pfff. When I told her that I just spoke to my friend that had Comcast and they were watching the game in HD on the BravesVision channel, she said that she'd speak to her manager about this. I want to try to stick it out with Charter to see if they'll bring it back, but if I'm not going to get Braves games in HD, I might as well go to satellite.

Anyone who is mad that there is no more BravesVision channel, please call Charter and let them know!
post #115 of 356
The Sunday Braves game was on TBS and TBS-HD. Yes, Charter had the game on, and I am still holding out hope that enough complaints will cause them to re-think their decision regarding BravesVision. Plus, I am afraid if I go to satellite that I won't be able to get any Braves games in HDTV, so I will wait a little while longer.
post #116 of 356
Same with me. I know that if I go to satellite, I will get zero Braves games in HD b/c the satellite companies don't offer TBS as a local channel in HD, although I could get it via OTA.
post #117 of 356
How can charter be out of HD boxes and DVRs for over 6 months?!?!?! I think the company is broke and they can not afford any new equipment. When you call and ask about the DVRs and HD boxes they say that they are on order and offer to put you on the list. What a joke. Has anyone received a DVR or HD box this year? I am lucky that my tv in the living room has a cable card slot, but having no program guide sucks. I would also like to be able to watch HD on my set in the bedroom.
post #118 of 356
The guy I talked to tried to lay the blame on Hurricane Katrina. He stated that they were destroyed in a warehouse in Louisiana. But he qualified that by saying that their best customers could still get things from them. Sounds suspect to me, but I did not challenge him on the issue. I just wanted them to put the Braves on TV in High-Def.
post #119 of 356
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Originally Posted by DFul4d View Post

How can charter be out of HD boxes and DVRs for over 6 months?!?!?! I think the company is broke and they can not afford any new equipment. When you call and ask about the DVRs and HD boxes they say that they are on order and offer to put you on the list. What a joke. Has anyone received a DVR or HD box this year? I am lucky that my tv in the living room has a cable card slot, but having no program guide sucks. I would also like to be able to watch HD on my set in the bedroom.

Hmm. I am in Smyrna and got the Moxi HD DVR in October or November. Love it!
post #120 of 356
I am in Suwanee and going to the Duluth office. I got the Moxi DVR in either February or March and just got an HD box for my bedroom earlier this month.
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