Originally Posted by rdgcss
You rent cable cards and tuning adaptors from TWC. You only need a cable card if you want to watch/record encrypted channels (the card decrypts the channels you are paying for). You only need a tuning adaptor if you want access to SDV channels.
And it seems that if you want pass packages like the following:
- TWC Sports Pass
- TWC Movie Pass
- Digital Variety Package
You still have to subscribe to TWC Digital Cable to get them. What box you get depends on your own division, knowledge if your system, capability in building a system and so forth.
Even to put it in the sense of Navigator, we all see it as mediocre or worse, but within those divisions several subs have had better experiences than others:
Ben's-Has been the worst of any division, especially since the Black Guide Update with nothing improving. (Syracuse New York area)
My division- Hasn't been too bad since ODN 5.2.09 was pushed out. ODN 5.2.07 sucked though. We got that service pack in October, and following one cold reboot, I have not had that 30-45 day freeze up and no where near the problems that Ben's division has had. (Milwaukee, WI)
JC- (Chaolette, North Carolina)-Probably the best Navigator experience with no major problems or conflicts. JC if I remember, you noticed some general compression of HD channels, but that shouldn't have anything to do with Navigator. Oh yea, JC did have the 45-60 day slow down. Has that been fixed?
After all the years, can't figure out what they are doing or not doing in Ben's area to cause all these problems. Kudos that Ben has the years of knowledge and expertise to build and modify his own system. If this succeeds, and I am very confident it will! Ben's gonna pass this information to other customers. I hope you can make a video to show the improved success you will potentially have, showing that Navigator the culprit of your problems Ben, when removed from the system will improve everything!
However, this doesn't address why other regions are nowhere near as bad as Ben's for cable TV reliability and the Navigator Guide!
I have been out of the loop for a bit. Who's got ODN 6.0? You don't have to go through a bunch of tech menus to find out. Just hit Guide twice, and if you have 6.0 you can filter the Time Grid by Subscribed Channels Only. There is also an option in Settings to change the display back to what sort of reflects the way the GUI looked before the update.
I heard from a source that the next build after ODN 6.0 is going to have new features.
Still on ODN 5.2.09 in Wisconsin, and pretty stable.
Happy New Year!