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post #9091 of 9360
As Joshua said in Wargames:

"The only winning move is not to play"

That's why more people need to cancel in masse. My point has been that people all have preferences, but no real choice. If one wants to support sports programming, that's fine, but I shouldn't have to pay for it. You shouldn't have to pay for what I like to watch either. Since the FCC won't regulate, it's up to the people. We've decided that we can go without our preferences because there is no value in supporting the system for only about 10-15 channels we want to watch.
post #9092 of 9360
Can anybody help explain what could cause the following picture behavior see below? I've struggled with this ever since I've been on Time Warner. I've tried exchanging DVR units and the signal quality has been vetted by several TW technicians. This issue almost always occurs when the items on the TV are moving quickly and I would say about 90% of the time the picture is great. I've also tried forcing the TV into just 720p or just 1080i but no luck.




Besides the pictures, think of the Big Bang Theory Intro where things are moving rapidly. That is the worst example where the picture simply can't keep up and will almost freeze for several seconds at a time while the sound is fine.

My TV watching is done on a Sony BRAVIA KDL55HX820 that has served me pretty well otherwise.
post #9093 of 9360
It's motion blur (most likely coupled with TWC compression artifacts). A plasma set would make a world of difference, but the compression artifacts will likely still be there. How bad the artifacts are depends on how much signal "grooming" TWC is doing along with how much data they are putting on each QAM. The more they cram into a QAM, the more compression required. This tends to vary by division.
post #9094 of 9360
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Originally Posted by BenJF3 View Post

It's motion blur (most likely coupled with TWC compression artifacts). A plasma set would make a world of difference, but the compression artifacts will likely still be there. How bad the artifacts are depends on how much signal "grooming" TWC is doing along with how much data they are putting on each QAM. The more they cram into a QAM, the more compression required. This tends to vary by division.

Hmm

TWC North Texas (Dallas system)

uses:
10 SD to a QAM for SDV
2 HD + 2 SD to a QAM for SDV
2 HD + 3 SD to a QAM for SDV
1 HD + 6 SD to a QAM for SDV
11 SD to a QAM for broadcast max (except for in Dallas where the local Access QAM has a total of 15 SD channels on it (some are still pictures as 2 are for camera feeds at hotels/apartments in Downtown Dallas and two are for EAS messages so really there is not too much fast moving scene channels on this QAM make a noticeable bad picture))
3 HD to a QAM max for HD channels that are not SDV.
3 HD + 1 SD is packaged into a QAM (only 1 QAM is like this and the picture on the channels is not too bad smile.gif )
post #9095 of 9360
So pretty much my only option is fiddling with motion blur, otherwise it is all on them?
post #9096 of 9360
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Originally Posted by mystic54 View Post

So pretty much my only option is fiddling with motion blur, otherwise it is all on them?

Isn't the 'Motionflow' feature on your Sony supposed to deal with fast motion, etc. Have you tried connecting your cable box and HDTV with component cables instead of HDMI?
post #9097 of 9360
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Originally Posted by Mr.G View Post

Isn't the 'Motionflow' feature on your Sony supposed to deal with fast motion, etc. Have you tried connecting your cable box and HDTV with component cables instead of HDMI?
Also, for a test, hook up an antenna and check a local channel playing fast motion. I am leaning toward TV setting. TWC is not that badly compressed (it is but in general less than satellite, on-line streaming, etc.).

/Dan
post #9098 of 9360
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The outrageous demands for fees by CBS Corporation have forced Time Warner Cable to remove several of its networks and broadcast stations from our customers’ lineups. As of midnight ET, Time Warner Cable customers in New York City, Dallas and Los Angeles will no longer receive their local CBS broadcast stations. In addition, we have been forced to remove Showtime, TMC, Flix and Smithsonian from our lineups across the country. We offered to pay reasonable increases, but CBS’s demands are out of line and unfair – and they want Time Warner Cable to pay more than others pay for the same programming.

Fortunately, CBS programming is still available free online at cbs.com and over the air with an antenna. Showtime subscribers can watch some programming at sho.com. For more information on other ways to watch these shows, customers should visit www.twcconversations.com. We regret any inconvenience caused by the CBS/Showtime blackout, and we’re working hard to restore the programming at a reasonable price. Switching is not the answer; sooner or later CBS will threaten others and go dark, just as they have with DISH in the past and with us today. We thank our customers for their patience, and we hope to resolve this situation soon.

it's happening now
post #9099 of 9360
and now the channels are coming back?
Quote:
“At the request of CBS, we have halted going dark on their channels.”

CBS never was taken off my system - but the Showtime HD channels were - briefly
post #9100 of 9360
Confusing time. :P

During Under the Dome episode on KCBS2.1 OTA with its red bottom scroller: "ATTENTION TWC CUSTOMERS. TWC IS ABOUT TO DROP CBS2. SO CALL TWC..."
Edited by phildaant - 7/29/13 at 10:06pm
post #9101 of 9360
The deadline has been moved 6 times today, with the midnight deadline being the last official deadline. But CBS asked them to hold off again. It's been an hour plus now, and my guess is that the new deadline is midnight pacific
post #9102 of 9360
post #9103 of 9360
Question: Will TWC still be charging subscribers for the missing stations? Thank you in advance. smile.gif
post #9104 of 9360
Based on The Bright House notices, it looks like IFC is moving from Movie Pass to Digital Basic.
post #9105 of 9360
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Originally Posted by HDOrlando View Post

Based on The Bright House notices, it looks like IFC is moving from Movie Pass to Digital Basic.

my area has always had IFC on digital basic so that is not new. Also I wonder if this means TWC will add Fuse HD to the remaining markets even though they are under different contracts?
post #9106 of 9360
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Originally Posted by phildaant View Post

Question: Will TWC still be charging subscribers for the missing stations? Thank you in advance. smile.gif

Of course they will. More and more people I know are dropping cable for other options.
post #9107 of 9360
Cant drop....im not a girl so i need my sports.
post #9108 of 9360
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Originally Posted by dcowboy7 View Post

Cant drop....im not a girl so i need my sports.

I am a girl and I need my sports, so no dropping for me either biggrin.gif.
post #9109 of 9360
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Originally Posted by Nayan View Post

I am a girl and I need my sports, so no dropping for me either biggrin.gif.

You go girl. biggrin.gif
post #9110 of 9360
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Originally Posted by dcowboy7 View Post

Cant drop....im not a girl so i need my sports.

I can't watch baseball on TV. I either see it live or listen on the radio.
I go to enough hockey games.
The NFL is on OTA.
I hate basketball.

If there is something I need to see on TV, I can just go to the bar. (Not that I need an excuse....)

Cheers!
-Doug
post #9111 of 9360
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Originally Posted by dstoffa View Post

The NFL is on OTA.

Im sure that news to MNF & TNF & a wildcard game starting 2015....oh & redzone channel* too. biggrin.gif

*headoffatthepasscomment: yea i know you hate redzone blah blah blah.
post #9112 of 9360
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Originally Posted by dcowboy7 View Post

Im sure that news to MNF & TNF & a wildcard game starting 2015....oh & redzone channel* too. biggrin.gif

*headoffatthepasscomment: yea i know you hate redzone blah blah blah.

Well, since I live in the TV market of the team that I'd want to watch (NY Giants), if they play MNF or TNF, they will be on OTA here in NYC....

WRT RedZone.. I'd rather be at the bar watching every game and scarfing down wings and beers than watching RZ at home....

Cheers!
-Doug
post #9113 of 9360
personal preferences are sooooo boring
post #9114 of 9360
RZ means no blackouts. Even if your local game is blacked out on the local OTA channel, if it's the only game with any action on it, you can see it on RZ.

Blackouts will soon go the way of the dodo bird and 8-track cassettes. wink.gifcool.gif
post #9115 of 9360
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Originally Posted by humdinger70 View Post

RZ means no blackouts. Even if your local game is blacked out on the local OTA channel, if it's the only game with any action on it, you can see it on RZ.

Blackouts will soon go the way of the dodo bird and 8-track cassettes. wink.gifcool.gif

I am actually waiting for the NFL to go pay-per-view...

The NY Giants have not been blacked out in NY since the current blackout rules have been in place (early 70's).
post #9116 of 9360
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Originally Posted by dstoffa View Post

I am actually waiting for the NFL to go pay-per-view...

The NY Giants have not been blacked out in NY since the current blackout rules have been in place (early 70's).
True, they have a years long waiting list for season tickets.

San Diego, that's another story.
post #9117 of 9360
post #9118 of 9360
And here we go. The deadline between CBS and Time Warner has passed, and TWC has pulled KCBS 2 and KCAL 9 from my system here in Orange, CA.

I still have FLIX, which I thought was part of the list of channels that was in dispute.

They are providing alternative programming from Starz Kids and Family, so that should be...nice...
post #9119 of 9360
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Originally Posted by humdinger70 View Post

Quote:
Originally Posted by dstoffa View Post

I am actually waiting for the NFL to go pay-per-view...

The NY Giants have not been blacked out in NY since the current blackout rules have been in place (early 70's).
True, they have a years long waiting list for season tickets.

San Diego, that's another story.

HAD a years long wait list - new stadium + seat licenses took care of that (i was number ~43,000 when I put my name on around 2002 and got a phone call offering seats when the new stadium was being finished)
post #9120 of 9360
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Originally Posted by TheKing75 View Post

And here we go. The deadline between CBS and Time Warner has passed, and TWC has pulled KCBS 2 and KCAL 9 from my system here in Orange, CA.
Fortunately, I have a roof antenna to feed OTA KCBS-DT to my Windows Media Center HTPC. Of course there's nothing on CBS during the summer that I watch or record, so that doesn't mean much.

Much more importantly to me, Showtime is gone.
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