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post #151 of 9360
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Originally Posted by archiguy View Post

...Collectively, they constitute a bigger market share than us HDTV-lovin' folks..

That's a mouthfull.
post #152 of 9360
so what do you think the chances of TWC getting ESPN 2HD up before college football season. I'd say slim to none. Another season.
post #153 of 9360
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Originally Posted by POWERFUL View Post

Andy, you know NYC it's thae only place that doesn't have this, please stop acting like NYC is the only place in the universe that doesn't have this. I mean, come on Alpha Centari is only picking up what we broadcast OTA!

please...
when I ask questions to executives I not only ask about when my local TWC will get a specific HD channel, I ask when it will be available nationally on TWC.
I not only post in this thread, I post the same info on my own local thread as well.
Here's a suggestion. Get in contact with as many execs as you can and post their comments here.
post #154 of 9360
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Originally Posted by breedingamies View Post

so what do you think the chances of TWC getting ESPN 2HD up before college football season. I'd say slim to none. Another season.

I honesty don't have a clue anymore. I'm jus so fed up waiting for this channel.
I just hope they come to a agreement and add it to all market this year.
post #155 of 9360
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Originally Posted by archiguy View Post

I get the feeling, from talking to the Director of Marketing for our local TWC outlet, that they would like to add more HD content and they have deals in place. What's holding them back, at least here in Charlotte, is an acute lack of bandwidth. And the "necessity" of adding more and more spanish-speaking channels in bandwidth hogging analog. I'm not happy about that, but my town must be 10% illegal aliens at this point, from the looks of things, and those folks do like to watch TV in their native language. Collectively, they constitute a bigger market share than us HDTV-lovin' folks. Apparently, the two TWC affiliates with the tightest bandwidth situation in the country are Charlotte and Los Angeles. Why, I have no idea.

This paradigm should change, he tells me, when they get something called "digital switching" installed. Then, there will be room for all sorts of new HD channels and their excuses for not adding some of 'em will evaporate. So, the moral of the story is that everyone in the TWC orbit needs to encourage the adoption of digital switching technology as soon as possible.

Digital Switching is sopposed to be implemented in all TWC markets in the next 3 years with the bandwidth hungry markets getting it first.

As you know cutting off just "1" analog channel free's up space for "2" uncompressed HD channels, so I hope all TWC markets eliminate at least 1 analog channel by the end of the year.
post #156 of 9360
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My Email:
"Is Scripps close to an agreement with Time Warner Cable for these HD channels? Myself as well as other HD TWC subscribers would like to know?"

Response from SRobertson of Scripps:
"I can only speculate that this might be finalized by the end of the year."
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not much of an answer, but at least now we know their negotiating.
post #157 of 9360
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Originally Posted by AndyHDTV View Post

As you know cutting off just "1" analog channel free's up space for "2" uncompressed HD channels, so I hope all TWC markets eliminate at least 1 analog channel by the end of the year.

they fit InHD2, SHO W, and HBO W into one QAM256 channel, and I think they're all in 1080i. I am not sure about any of the other nonbroadcast HD channels at this point.

they fit 2 HD channels and 2 subchannels (NBC + NBC weather and PBS + PBS test channel) into one QAM256 channel.

all of the music choice channels are in one analog channel.
post #158 of 9360
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Originally Posted by dj9 View Post

they fit InHD2, SHO W, and HBO W into one QAM256 channel, and I think they're all in 1080i. I am not sure about any of the other nonbroadcast HD channels at this point.

they fit 2 HD channels and 2 subchannels (NBC + NBC weather and PBS + PBS test channel) into one QAM256 channel.

all of the music choice channels are in one analog channel.

yes in your case your local twc (Where ever u are) has 3 "compressed" HD channels on one 256CAM, my INHD & INHD2 channels are 2 "uncomressed" HD channels on one 256CAM. the PQ would obviosly be better if it wasn't compressed.
post #159 of 9360
Andy,
I know you speak up for us, and I think I speak for all here when I say we appreciate it. I'm just joshing you about the other stuff.
post #160 of 9360
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Originally Posted by POWERFUL View Post

Andy,
I know you speak up for us, and I think I speak for all here when I say we appreciate it. I'm just joshing you about the other stuff.

When it comes to TWC and HD, I type away with a poker face.
No worries, it's all good.
post #161 of 9360
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Originally Posted by archiguy View Post

I get the feeling, from talking to the Director of Marketing for our local TWC outlet, that they would like to add more HD content and they have deals in place. What's holding them back, at least here in Charlotte, is an acute lack of bandwidth. And the "necessity" of adding more and more spanish-speaking channels in bandwidth hogging analog. I'm not happy about that, but my town must be 10% illegal aliens at this point, from the looks of things, and those folks do like to watch TV in their native language. Collectively, they constitute a bigger market share than us HDTV-lovin' folks. Apparently, the two TWC affiliates with the tightest bandwidth situation in the country are Charlotte and Los Angeles. Why, I have no idea.

This paradigm should change, he tells me, when they get something called "digital switching" installed. Then, there will be room for all sorts of new HD channels and their excuses for not adding some of 'em will evaporate. So, the moral of the story is that everyone in the TWC orbit needs to encourage the adoption of digital switching technology as soon as possible.


I'm on adelphia in socal, soon to be TWC, and we have close to 16 maybe more spanish channels in the basic analog tier. basically channel 15 - 30 is the spanish zone that I simply block with my tv.
post #162 of 9360
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Switched digital saves cable bandwidth by broadcasting programming only to those subscribers who actually request it by turning on the channel. In one prime example, Time Warner Cable is seeking to deploy switched digital in all of its regions by the end of the year.

From a Cable Digital News item during a recent cable tech conference. Another recent article indicated T.W. wouldn't complete all its switched-video installations for several years.

Also, here's a short pdf summary of switched video from Cisco. -- John
post #163 of 9360
I would certainly like to have more premium HD channels. However, since TWC doesn't wish to provide them my solution is very simple, I just subscribe to HBO for the original content and watch my movies on DVD. The movie selection from Netflix is so much better anyway.
post #164 of 9360
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Originally Posted by ADGrant View Post

I would certainly like to have more premium HD channels. However, since TWC doesn't wish to provide them my solution is very simple, I just subscribe to HBO for the original content and watch my movies on DVD. The movie selection from Netflix is so much better anyway.

OK, but how does that help provide you with film content in HD?
post #165 of 9360
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Originally Posted by scott_bernstein View Post

OK, but how does that help provide you with film content in HD?

It doesn't off course. That said a well mastered DVD can look very good on my 50" plasma and some 'HD' movies can end up looking worse.

Netflix rents both HD-DVD movies and BluRay. With HD-DVD players costing around $500, that is going to become an increasing viable option.
post #166 of 9360
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Loads of info, read the links

Time Warner Cable has stated it will roll OCAP applications out in New York City; Milwaukee; Green Bay, Wis.; Lincoln, Neb.; and Waco, Texas, while Comcast Corp. has pledged to do so in Philadelphia, Denver and Northern New Jersey.
Joan Gillman, vice president of interactive TV and advanced advertising at Time Warner Cable, said work is under way to meet the October target date for rolling out OCAP in Time Warner's initial markets.

http://www.multichannel.com/index.as...leid=CA6344725

1. Today, we have over 5 million customers, speeds as high as 10 Mbps, and there are hundreds of millions of websites. But we still only use one 6 MHz channel.
2. LaJoie: Telephone is just another application and, frankly, it's one that doesn't even represent 3% of the traffic on our high-speed data platform.

http://www.cableworld.com/cgi/cw/sho...themsotime.htm
post #167 of 9360
I don't know if there is a thread for the Los Angeles area. I live in Santa clarita, Ca and will be switched to Time Warner in the near future.

Does anyone know the HD lineup for TW in the LA area?

Is there a different list specifically for the LA area?

Thanks for any help.
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post #169 of 9360
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posted by LonghornXP in another forum:

http://www.satelliteguys.us/showthre...768#post597768

"Also one of my BHN contacts has told me that he got word from TWC corporate that they are working deals for the following channels below to please the FCC as they feel they the FCC could be vote killed if they allowed tons of customers to lose tons of channels.

ESPN2 HD
Cinemax HD
Starz HD
Starz On Demand
Encore On Demand
NFL Network
NFL Network On Demand
NFL Network HD.

Cinemax HD and Starz HD have been confirmed on one TWC system in Texas so because of that along with the fact that my only Comcast contact has said that Comcast corporate will soon work a deal with HDNet that I believe this all might be true.

We just must wait and see what happens but for some reason I have a very good feeling about all of this and I do trust the BHN contact but my Comcast contact I haven't known long enough to fully trust yet so keep that in mind."

http://www.satelliteguys.us/showthre...768#post597768
post #170 of 9360
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Originally Posted by AndyHDTV View Post

posted by LonghornXP in another forum:

http://www.satelliteguys.us/showthre...768#post597768

"Also one of my BHN contacts has told me that he got word from TWC corporate that they are working deals for the following channels below to please the FCC as they feel they the FCC could be vote killed if they allowed tons of customers to lose tons of channels.

Care to translate that statement into English ?????
post #171 of 9360
We should probably make sure people know about the headline on the thread over at satguys:

(Rumor): Bright House and Time Warner ESPN2 HD carriage within weeks:
(June 26, 2007)
post #172 of 9360
fredfa,

Thanks for the info. I sure hope you're right. I felt a lot better about this news before I saw that the thread on satelliteguys.us started in January with LonghornXP saying TWC would have ESPN2HD "soon".

I've been toying with the idea of changing carriers (to a competitive cableco in my area), but I like TWC and would like nothing more than being able to keep them, and get all the extra HD channels they don't carry.
post #173 of 9360
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Originally Posted by posg View Post

Care to translate that statement into English ?????

I should try to read my posts a little slower but I'll explain what I think your not understanding. What I meant by vote killed is that if the FCC doesn't force Comcast and TWC to keep the same lineups their customers have had in their swap areas the media relations could be so bad that the next election could be decided by it. Things aren't going good for the current party in power and I know many people who don't like Murdock having control of DirecTV so that along with these people losing channels over a change they didn't get a choice with along with the FCC also not helping Verizon and other new entrants to get involved via franchise issues that all of this above could result in the votes going for another party. Again many of the positions within the FCC are appointed by the president. For example the head of the national labor board is appointed by the current president and sadly to say some presidents appoint a person with a different view of the laws compared to another presidents appointee. The labor laws can be viewed from a workers view or from a business view and as you know one might be worse for the workers compared to the other.

I don't intend to make this into a political thread but I'm pointing out why the FCC could be pressured into avoiding this because as much as they like being pro business they will first and foremost protect their own jobs and that means they will do what they must to keep their jobs. I'm not saying its right or wrong I'm just saying what it is.
post #174 of 9360
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My Email:
"Hello Mr. Baird, Is Scripps close to an agreement with Time Warner Cable for these HD channels? Myself as well as other HD TWC subscribers would like to know?
Would you say a deal might be finalized by the end of the year, with a launching in Q1 of 2007?"

Response:
Good Morning Andy,

"We are in initial conversations with TW now. It is hard to say when they will actually launch our Hi -Def services but we are hopeful it will be early in 2007. The best way to help insure it is for you and your friends to call your local systems and let them know of your interest and ask them when they think the services will be launched.
Thanks for being a fan of our services. We are proud to be able to deliver them to you and your friends."
post #175 of 9360
Someone should email the guy from TWC now and find out what he says. If he says they are close then we know he has been full of sh#$ with the whole ESPN2HD and HDNFL.
post #176 of 9360
I called Columbia SC TW yesterday about these two networks and was told that TW has no plans to carry either one of them any time soon.

I am so glad TW cares about it customers -- we live in a condo with no exclusive use area so we cannot have a dish, stuck with TW.
post #177 of 9360
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Email I received from TWC yesterday:

"It has come to my attention that you have contacted several people at Time Warner Cable asking highly technical questions. I am concerned because the answers to many of those questions are considered proprietary to Time Warner Cable. Please contact me regarding this issue."

Tom Allen
Vice President Security
Time Warner Cable of NY/NJ
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I Might have to take a break from my investigating, I'm stepping on some toes.
post #178 of 9360
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Originally Posted by AndyHDTV View Post

Email I received from TWC yesterday:

"It has come to my attention that you have contacted several people at Time Warner Cable asking highly technical questions. I am concerned because the answers to many of those questions are considered proprietary to Time Warner Cable. Please contact me regarding this issue."

Tom Allen
Vice President Security
Time Warner Cable of NY/NJ
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I Might have to take a break from my investigating, I'm stepping on some toes.

Personally, I'd tell him to screw himself.
post #179 of 9360
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Originally Posted by AndyHDTV View Post

Email I received from TWC yesterday:

"It has come to my attention that you have contacted several people at Time Warner Cable asking highly technical questions. I am concerned because the answers to many of those questions are considered proprietary to Time Warner Cable. Please contact me regarding this issue."

Tom Allen
Vice President Security
Time Warner Cable of NY/NJ
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I Might have to take a break from my investigating, I'm stepping on some toes.

Call him and see what he wants. I don't believe anything you say could hurt you....
post #180 of 9360
You can probably consider anything not announced publicly yet as "proprietary to Time Warner Cable". All you've don't is asked about availability of new channels not yet publicly anounced as being offered soon. Some people probably just got tired of all the e-mails (most likely not just from you, they probably get hundreds) and requested someone to cool it down. Probably no biggy.
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