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post #2011 of 2022
Will there be an cox tv app for the kindle fire?
post #2012 of 2022
Cox says they are working on an Android app, but really it would be up to Amazon if they want one.
post #2013 of 2022
Anyone know if Cox sends out Dolby Digital Plus audio or is it just DD?
post #2014 of 2022
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Originally Posted by thebishman View Post

After 11 years of being a Directv customer, I'm thinking of switching to Cox as D still isn't delivering my local channels in HD and apparently have no plans to do so. Hence my questions for Cox customers, especially those of you in Kansas:

Are you happy with the HD choices available and the costs;

How is the resolution delivered? Is it native; 720p, 1080i, 1080p or is the HD signal 'down-res'd' for bandwidth issues?

How is the HD DVR?

Anyone using a Tivo HD box with cable card? Does Cox give you a hard time using the Tivo and does it always work well? Cost to rent the cable card monthly?

Any other thoughts/comments appreciated.
Bish

Not sure if you've got your answer yet but I have Cox in Phoenix with a TiVo Premiere & CableCARD and am ready to switch to Directv...

Cox charges $2/mo for the CableCARD and $5/mo for "advanced TV" (basically each TV you have a "device" on) even though you can't actually enjoy any "advanced" features on the TiVo because you have no access to the ondemand. Then you have to stack the TiVo monthly cost on top of all that. The whole house DVR of Dtv seems far more appealing.

Oh and I looked at the Cox HD-DVR and man is it outrageously expensive and the guide is horrendous.

I'll probably stay with Cox for the internet and phone and switch TV to Dtv. Will probably end up costing more in a few years but until then I'll be saving.

Oh -- and TiVo hasn't updated the rest of the Premiere's screens to HD yet, so even though you get a painfully slow but nice looking menu, as soon as you go one level deeper you're tossed back into the SD full screen menu. It's been years. How long does it take??
post #2015 of 2022
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Originally Posted by caeguy View Post

Anyone know if Cox sends out Dolby Digital Plus audio or is it just DD?

What ever the network sends out
post #2016 of 2022
Quote:
Originally Posted by caeguy View Post

Anyone know if Cox sends out Dolby Digital Plus audio or is it just DD?

No or few programs are encoded in DD+. It is more prevalent in Blu-ray discs, and some of the streaming media. The audio is embedded into the ATSC package. Cox passes on whatever is in the ATSC package.
post #2017 of 2022
Don't know if someone said it or not.

Baton rouge now has the need multi room. At least she said it was added last week.. So they are coming Monday..

$79 install fee. All in all between having 2 Dvr it changed my bill like
-$5.. lets see if it is any better..

Reason i called was to complain cause for the last 2months non of my shows would record. Well play after recorded. Got mixed answer from store and phone rep. Got a credit from phone rep and new service added. Store rep said u have to have the Newer box(never said anything bout multi Dvr.) cause older box won't take the update from 2mths ago..

What kills me ia i been calling from time it started till now and just found out some boxes didn't like update. (phone rep)So the credit was two moths digital service knocked off.
post #2018 of 2022
Still waiting on TCM HD in Cleveland (Lakewood)... wonder if/when it'll happen

Just recently added TV service, since they offer a package w/ free DVR.
post #2019 of 2022
Received a letter in the mail warning me that Cox will soon migrate select channels to a new technology platform called Switched Digital Video starting August 8, 2013 and that I will need a tuning adapter for my TiVo's before then. Funny I thought I had tuning adapters already attached to my Tivos for the last year and a half. rolleyes.gif. They do give a tally of the SDV channels starting on that date which will be up to 62 channels, 17 of them HD.

The letter also offers a Cox DVR for the price of a CableCard ($1.99) for a year.
post #2020 of 2022
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Originally Posted by caeguy View Post

Anyone know if Cox sends out Dolby Digital Plus audio or is it just DD?

I'm Cox San Diego and have never seen the DD Plus light up on my AVR, though I can't speak for premiums or PPV movies, only broadcast network and cable channels.
post #2021 of 2022
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Originally Posted by kingpcgeek View Post

Received a letter in the mail warning me that Cox will soon migrate select channels to a new technology platform called Switched Digital Video starting August 8, 2013 and that I will need a tuning adapter for my TiVo's before then. Funny I thought I had tuning adapters already attached to my Tivos for the last year and a half. rolleyes.gif. They do give a tally of the SDV channels starting on that date which will be up to 62 channels, 17 of them HD.

The letter also offers a Cox DVR for the price of a CableCard ($1.99) for a year.
What part of AZ are you in?

In Phoenix my TA says there are 194 SDV channels currently.

When I had a Cox Tech out a few weeks back, he mentioned that they were adding many more channels to SDV, I disregarded his statement as I thought 194 was quite a few already.
post #2022 of 2022
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Originally Posted by Bryan_CoxPHX View Post

What part of AZ are you in?

In Phoenix my TA says there are 194 SDV channels currently.
Mesa.

I don't know exactly how many SDV channels we have, I was just quoting the number of channels they included in the letter.
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