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post #7081 of 10058
Forgive me for asking if its been covered recently but is there any update for these 2 this fall?
post #7082 of 10058
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Originally Posted by Gary J View Post

your chick .

I may not be able to play with you boys anymore
post #7083 of 10058
griswald

my first reaction to your sexist language was to simply let you be, but in hopes you were kidding -

HDMI issue - there is a test patch, email me if you want to try. I will tell you I have had a handful of customers give it a go and about half hated it enough to go back to the existing version. as soon as SA comes out with a fix that is a fix we will update software

black HD channels - you need a service call.

we are not a monopoly. yes the phones are an issue and despite appearances, we are doing everything humanly possible to alleviate. the billing system conversion has put us under and we are (I personally promise) doing everything we can to get back to phone standards of pre-conversion.
post #7084 of 10058
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Originally Posted by thebeatles67 View Post

Forgive me for asking if its been covered recently but is there any update for these 2 this fall?


No - the only update i will EVER have is launch announcement
post #7085 of 10058
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Originally Posted by DianaTWCSC View Post

I may not be able to play with you boys anymore

You realize mine was a mocking reference.
post #7086 of 10058
yes, but I read your's first and so my response was out of context for the actual happenstance.
post #7087 of 10058
TWC San Antonio added CinemaxHD and StarzHD 3 months ago. Isn't it about time that TWCSC throws us a bone. http://www.timewarnercable.com/Custo...&Image1=submit

This wouldn't be so bad either:http://www.twc-sa.com/tw_hdtv/hd_pro...php?channel=62
post #7088 of 10058
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Originally Posted by DianaTWCSC View Post

griswald

my first reaction to your sexist language

I reread my post and I can't see anything sexist. Was it the use of 'my chick'? ie girlfriend, partner, other? It's not diminutive or derogatory and doesn't imply any kind of superior/inferior relationship - I'm her dude/guy/partner/other, she's my chick/girl/partner/other. She's smarter & better educated than me and we're both quite well attuned to the importance of avoiding insensitive or derogatory language, and "chick" certainly isn't in this context. Edit: and now I reread the reply chain and I have no idea if we're even talking about anything!

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HDMI issue - there is a test patch, email me if you want to try. I will tell you I have had a handful of customers give it a go and about half hated it enough to go back to the existing version.

Sounds like waiting for the SW fix is my best bet - the component works just fine, especially on my low-res setup. Thanks for the info.

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black HD channels - you need a service call.

Will do-

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we are not a monopoly. yes the phones are an issue and despite appearances, we are doing everything humanly possible to alleviate. the billing system conversion has put us under and we are (I personally promise) doing everything we can to get back to phone standards of pre-conversion.

Thanks, it's good to know that there is a specific cause - I spoke out of frustration for my girlfriend, because I know how it feels to feel like you're calling a brick wall, but it sounds like someone is on top of this.

Thank you for your attention and all the useful information!
post #7089 of 10058
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Originally Posted by kevinivey View Post

TWC San Antonio added CinemaxHD and StarzHD 3 months ago. Isn't it about time that TWCSC throws us a bone. http://www.timewarnercable.com/Custo...&Image1=submit

This wouldn't be so bad either:http://www.twc-sa.com/tw_hdtv/hd_pro...php?channel=62


Kevin, you can continue to bring this up, but this will be the last time I repeat my explanation. Next time I speak of it will be because everything is situated and the launch is announced.

There are strings attached to the launch of MAX and STARZ HD - the two channels are tied together and the strings impact all SD and HD customers with additional costs. I'm not going to share any more detail than that, but that is the hold up.



HD MOD -

we have HD PPV NVOD on 604. We can provide HD MOD once we complete the Simulcast / SDV process in its entirely. I don't know the eta on that.
post #7090 of 10058
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Originally Posted by griswold View Post

I reread my post and I can't see anything sexist.


I am glad to know you didn't mean it as sexist, however you should know that's exactly how I took it and I was insulted.

I have 2 Master's degrees and work with engineers so I have a pretty tough skin on a lot of comments - your use of it without knowing anything about you, put you in a poor light.


I know - this has nothing to do with HD programming - much less HD programming in the Columbia DMa, so I'm off my soap box now.
post #7091 of 10058
I guess 3 months is a short peroid to some. I'll wait till May 07" to ask again.
post #7092 of 10058
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Originally Posted by DianaTWCSC View Post

I am glad to know you didn't mean it as sexist, however you should know that's exactly how I took it and I was insulted.

You were insulted by me referring to my partner as my chick? Or do we have a total misunderstanding here. If it's the former, I will pass your concern along to her, if it's the latter, I apologize.

Thanks again for the info, it's great that you're on here posting useful info and representing TWC-SC well.
post #7093 of 10058
The former

In this context, with this being your first post and that 'slur' being used in the first sentence it reflected quite poorly on you and initially disinclined me from offering you assistance.
post #7094 of 10058
Is there a program guide for the two special event stations in HD on TWC? Most of the time they are a black screen, but on during braves games... (too bad I don't like them much, but baseball in HD is incredible looking).

What sort of stuff (besides braves games) comes on these channels?
post #7095 of 10058
Well, I now know that the fact that my 8300HD has 1.87 on it instead of 1.88 is not an irregularity peculiar to my DVR or even this market. So I guess my phone call and e-mail to TW were really kind of pointless, and I can live with that, but it would have been nice if either or both would have at least been returned. (I'll write this off to the havoc created by the billing conversion, and move on)...

Anyway since my previous post I read about the new Navigator (Mystro) that is being rolled out to replace SARA and Passport, so my whole issue with 1.87 appears moot anyway.
Just out of curiosity, what is it about Nebraska that makes them so "bleeding-edge" in the TWC universe?

Steve
post #7096 of 10058
On a related topic, I just read an article from Jun 16th that quotes Chief technology officer Mike LaJoie at Time Warner as saying they will "deploy Digital Navigator to set-tops from Scientific Atlanta Inc. which are deployed in New York and on other major systems later this year. "

Happy Happy Joy Joy!

Steve
post #7097 of 10058
What is Digital Navigator? Is it better than the software currently on the SA8300HD?

Thanks,

David
post #7098 of 10058
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Originally Posted by tgr131 View Post

What is Digital Navigator? Is it better than the software currently on the SA8300HD?

Thanks,

David

From what I have seen, it brings the TW boxes much closer to having a "Tivo-ish" feature set.
There is a thread here about it.

Steve
post #7099 of 10058
http://www.twcsc.com/AllHosted/Digit...D-09-2006.aspx

HD Special Events listing. As I have previously posted to the ire of all in Forum land, there is no IPG information for the Special Events channel because little ole me would have to find time every day to send the information manually to the guide vendor and I can barely keep up with everything as it is - some would probably argue I don't keep up with everything as it is.

MDN - Mystro Digital Navigator - new Interactive Program Guide that will be available to all TWC Digital Equipment (SA & Pioneer) by the end of 2007. The reason Gastonia and Nebraska are getting this first is because they are Passport systems (Pioneer), so they can't get any of the features we have in SC (Start Over, ITV, ETC, SDV) until they upgrade to MDN. This is the one instance when SARA Divisions go last - SC should go late 1Q or early 2Q next year. Otherwise, the three test areas for advanced video services are SC, Austin and Green Bay.

MDN has lots and lots of bells and whistles.
post #7100 of 10058
SARA based customers will get Mystro after all Passport customers are updated. Mystro is needed to get the Passport customers ready for SDV, Start Over, etc. Don't look for Mystro on TWCSC until Q3 '07 at the earliest.
post #7101 of 10058
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Originally Posted by D-Nice View Post

Don't look for Mystro on TWCSC until Q3 '07 at the earliest.

Arrrrrrrrggggg!
post #7102 of 10058
Ok, So I have a question about my 8300 that has been bugging the mess out of me.
Is the text and fonts on the Guide supposed to be soft and out of focus? I can't even stand to read the program guide because of this. I switch to an HD channel and all the text and graphics on those channels are sharp as a tack..

Actually, now that I think about it, it is just as bad on my non HD box in my bedroom as it is on the 8300?
Is there anything I can do to help this?
post #7103 of 10058
I would rather have the ole 1.88 firmware update to fix "THE KICK TO LIVE BUG" ,but thats just me.:>
post #7104 of 10058
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Originally Posted by oceangrace24 View Post

Ok, So I have a question about my 8300 that has been bugging the mess out of me.
Is the text and fonts on the Guide supposed to be soft and out of focus? I can't even stand to read the program guide because of this. I switch to an HD channel and all the text and graphics on those channels are sharp as a tack..

Actually, now that I think about it, it is just as bad on my non HD box in my bedroom as it is on the 8300?
Is there anything I can do to help this?

How large are your monitors?

I have 3 HD Monitors and the guide is sharp enough on all three. One is hooked up component,DVI, and HDMI. Two are set to passthrough ,and one is set to 480p and 1080i. All three display an image that is easily read from 20 feet away on the larger monitors(50" and 53") and 12 feet on the smaller(27").
post #7105 of 10058
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Originally Posted by ncxcstud View Post

Is there a program guide for the two special event stations in HD on TWC? Most of the time they are a black screen, but on during braves games... (too bad I don't like them much, but baseball in HD is incredible looking).

What sort of stuff (besides braves games) comes on these channels?



This may help:http://www.twcsc.com/AllHosted/Digit...D-09-2006.aspx
post #7106 of 10058
Anyone else notice the banding artifacts during CSI Miami last evening? It pretty well shows that the local CBS station has taken a little bite out of the bitrate. I was watching OTA due to multiple dvr recordings. 50" plasma was the monitor that this was observed on.
post #7107 of 10058
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Originally Posted by kevinivey View Post

How large are your monitors?

I have 3 HD Monitors and the guide is sharp enough on all three. One is hooked up component,DVI, and HDMI. Two are set to passthrough ,and one is set to 480p and 1080i. All three display an image that is easily read from 20 feet away on the larger monitors(50" and 53") and 12 feet on the smaller(27").

One is a 37 inch LCD HDTV hooked up with Component. I have it set to 480p and 1080i.

The other is an older 25 inch CRT hooked up with just an analog RCA Video connection.

I can read em, it is just that they are a little bit blurry, soft, out of focus however you want to describe it. When you look at it, you would think that you forgot to put your glasses on.

I will check it out tonight to be sure, but I think that even the text and logos on the channels themselves are this way also. However, on the HD Channels, they are sharp as they can be.
post #7108 of 10058
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Originally Posted by kevinivey View Post

Anyone else notice the banding artifacts during CSI Miami last evening? It pretty well shows that the local CBS station has taken a little bite out of the bitrate. I was watching OTA due to multiple dvr recordings. 50" plasma was the monitor that this was observed on.

I noticed that CSI- Miami looked like crap last night also. The banding was awful. I don't remember it being like that last season. So, is this being caused by TWC, WLTX, or CBS??
post #7109 of 10058
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Originally Posted by DianaTWCSC View Post

There are strings attached to the launch of MAX and STARZ HD - the two channels are tied together and the strings impact all SD and HD customers with additional costs.

I guess somebody is apparently trying to suck-up extra bucks before the HD version becomes the standard in a few years and the old versions go away.

Any idea who to complain to so that maybe they'll knock it off?...
post #7110 of 10058
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Originally Posted by oceangrace24 View Post

I noticed that CSI- Miami looked like crap last night also. The banding was awful. I don't remember it being like that last season. So, is this being caused by TWC, WLTX, or CBS??

It look great great overall ,but the banding artifacts were distracting. TWC has nothing to do with ,because my viewing was observed ota. The local CBS has a crisp weather radar and a weather now alongside their HD. I have seen no complaints in the HD Programming forum about artifacts(except live sports).
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