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post #121 of 2320
I agree with American Idol. I think the key to that looking so well is the high contrasting colors and controlled lighting. Vegas is another show that comes across very well.

I beleive that someone in the DVR forum compared the output bit rate from the Moto 6412 and OTA. It was basically the same for that person market. Each market is different. For example, some markets up'd the bit rate when the SB was on and dropped the rate for it's sub-channels. I did not see this on WTNH.
post #122 of 2320
I also like being able to pause and save HD shows for later viewing, so the cable stays.
post #123 of 2320
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Originally Posted by tonymus View Post

I know it's a bit early, but does anyone know if Cox Communications will offer the Windsor Locks/Suffield/Enfield area SportsNet New York next spring, either as an extended basic or add-on digital channel?

Thank you for your help in advance.


Any Update on this??? Baseball season is just around the corner. I tried contacting Cox but no luck there.

Thank you in advance for your response.
post #124 of 2320
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Originally Posted by Castro23 View Post

Any Update on this??? Baseball season is just around the corner. I tried contacting Cox but no luck there.

Thank you in advance for your response.

It's not the RSN for that area. I think the only way that you can get it is
if you subscribe to the Extra Innings package. If you have Directv, you
can get the Sports Pack, but that doesn't include major league sports.
post #125 of 2320
Is anyone else's HD channels "choppy", meaning it's not a steady streaming picture, it seems to skip every 2 seconds or so? I'm thinking it could be my HD Motorola box which I swapped out about 6 months ago, but was just curious to see if this is happening to anyone else. It's not isolated to one HD channel, it's happening on all of them. Watching the olympics hockey is making me dizzy with all this choppyness.

I'm in South Windsor by the way.

Thanks.
post #126 of 2320
Hd isnt looking so great lately, Daytona is no Supernbowl fer sure, even the digital channels looks like crap, alot od pixelation, i think there running out of bandwith.
post #127 of 2320
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Originally Posted by Boston Red Sox View Post

Is anyone else's HD channels "choppy", meaning it's not a steady streaming picture, it seems to skip every 2 seconds or so? I'm thinking it could be my HD Motorola box which I swapped out about 6 months ago, but was just curious to see if this is happening to anyone else. It's not isolated to one HD channel, it's happening on all of them. Watching the olympics hockey is making me dizzy with all this choppyness.

I'm in South Windsor by the way.

Thanks.

NBC doesn't do that great a job with HD. It seems like there is a lot of compression going on there. Checked it against my OTA setup and it was the same thing, so it isn't Cox.

As far as the "choppy" display, I have seen that too. What I did to correct is was to go into the user settings menu and change the Ypbypr output from 1080i to 720p. I have my box set for the 4:3 override to strech. It seems to correct it for about a week or so. Then I go back in and change it from 720p to 1080i and am good to go for a while. Someone also told me that just turning the box off and on would help it.
post #128 of 2320
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Originally Posted by Boston Red Sox View Post

Is anyone else's HD channels "choppy", meaning it's not a steady streaming picture, it seems to skip every 2 seconds or so? I'm thinking it could be my HD Motorola box which I swapped out about 6 months ago, but was just curious to see if this is happening to anyone else. It's not isolated to one HD channel, it's happening on all of them. Watching the olympics hockey is making me dizzy with all this choppyness.

I'm in South Windsor by the way.

Thanks.


I have observed the same performance on NBC HD. (I am also in South Windsor). To me, lowering the output to 720p is rediculous - we shouldnt have to do that.
post #129 of 2320
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Originally Posted by pkpcman View Post

I have observed the same performance on NBC HD. (I am also in South Windsor). To me, lowering the output to 720p is rediculous - we shouldnt have to do that.

Lowering? I actually prefer 720P for fast action sports.
post #130 of 2320
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by caeguy View Post

Lowering? I actually prefer 720P for fast action sports.

Correct. 720P requires more bandwidth than 1080i.
post #131 of 2320
720 lines per frame is more than 540 lines per frames. Thus 720p is a higher resolution than 1080i. You are correct that we shouldn't have to do this, but until I find a better alternative, based on cost/quality, I will do what it takes.
post #132 of 2320


I dont understand.... You are saying that a 720p picture is better quality than a 1080i picture???????

Please elaborate.
post #133 of 2320
Thread Starter 
In a nutshell, 720P consists of 1280x720 resolution. The lines are fully refreshed every 1/60th of a second. In an interlaced scenario, only half the lines are refreshed every 1/60th of a second so for 1080i, 540 are delivered at a time. This leads to motion artifacts such as jaggies. Check out football. ESPN and Fox both deliver 720P. Doesn't it look much better than CBS? Notice that the grid lines are straight and not jagged. There are other swirly grain artifacts I notice from time to time with 1080i also. Unless you have a great line doubler, 720P is the way to go.
post #134 of 2320
Look at 720p as 1440i, pkpcman.
post #135 of 2320
I'm noticing more and more break-ups over the past 6 weeks. HD and SD. Anyone else?
post #136 of 2320
If you rewind into the buffer, are the breakups still there?
post #137 of 2320
According to my latest Cox bill, Cox will be showing WTXX (WB) in HD starting on the 29th of March.
post #138 of 2320
Thread Starter 
Alright! Smallville! Thanks.
post #139 of 2320
Awesome!
post #140 of 2320
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Originally Posted by caeguy View Post

Awesome!

Wouldn't hold your breath for ABC or UPN.. Wish LIN and Cox would bury the hatchet!

Damn it's frusterating!
post #141 of 2320
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Originally Posted by Mgalin View Post

Wouldn't hold your breath for ABC or UPN.. Wish LIN and Cox would bury the hatchet!

Damn it's frusterating!

The good news is that UPN will be collapsing with WB into the new CW network which should be aired on WTXX (current WB network).

As far as ABC, this is totally ridiculous. "Negotiations" have been going on for years. This tells me that they truly do not care about their subscribers.
post #142 of 2320
I would like to get a Cox cablecard added to my TV. I currenlty have and use the DVR. I called Cox today and they said that I could not have both. Anyone out there that runs a Cablecard and the DVR?

Thanks
post #143 of 2320
sure you can. call back and request a supervisor.
post #144 of 2320
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Originally Posted by schmitter View Post

sure you can. call back and request a supervisor.

Ok..thanks. Do you have first hand knowledge of this?
post #145 of 2320
From my limited experience I am not sure why you would want to have both. The DVR is a cable box. If you want to keep the DVR why would you need a cable card. I just recently went with the cable card as opposed to the box because I already had Tivo, but running Tivo on Video 2 has become too much of a pane and I can't pause live HD content because it is on Video one. I think we are switching to the Cox DVR ourselves.
post #146 of 2320
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Originally Posted by hacketjoe View Post

From my limited experience I am not sure why you would want to have both. The DVR is a cable box. If you want to keep the DVR why would you need a cable card. I just recently went with the cable card as opposed to the box because I already had Tivo, but running Tivo on Video 2 has become too much of a pane and I can't pause live HD content because it is on Video one. I think we are switching to the Cox DVR ourselves.

1. I would like to maintain native resolution of the incoming HD source. 720P & 1080i. Using the DVR forces me to choose one over the other.

2. Record 2 stations while watching a third.

3. Better SD quality.
post #147 of 2320
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Originally Posted by raoul5788 View Post

It's not the RSN for that area. I think the only way that you can get it is
if you subscribe to the Extra Innings package. If you have Directv, you
can get the Sports Pack, but that doesn't include major league sports.

Actually, the Mets consider ALL of Connecticut their home market. That means that options such as the Extra Innings package, and MLB.com will not be broadcast to Connecticut users in real-time, if I understand correctly.

It looks as if a dish will be the only way Mets fans in the Enfield/Suffield market will be able to see more than a handful of games...sigh.
post #148 of 2320
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Originally Posted by tonymus View Post

Actually, the Mets consider ALL of Connecticut their home market. That means that options such as the Extra Innings package, and MLB.com will not be broadcast to Connecticut users in real-time, if I understand correctly.

It looks as if a dish will be the only way Mets fans in the Enfield/Suffield market will be able to see more than a handful of games...sigh.

If you are in Windsor Locks and subscribe to TC+, then you get the Mets. If you only subscribe to TC, then you don't get them. With TC you get FoxNE, YES, and NESN. With TC+ you also get MSG and FoxNY.
post #149 of 2320
For those basketball fans here, WFSB has posted a poll so that you can vote on what games you would like to see in HD. Here is a link to the OTA thread which has a post of JoeHorn from WFSB, http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...81#post7303381.

I think it's great that they are asking our opinion, so go and vote! It seems to me that the Thursday evening choice of Greensboro is a no-brainer, but the others are interesting choices! Good job WFSB. Also note that they will be multicasting other games as well, although I don't think any cable systems will carry that.
post #150 of 2320
This is also a free HBO weekend... March 17-21.
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