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post #9661 of 10058
Here you go.
post #9662 of 10058
well the negatives I have with comporium, from what I see online, is the lack of HD channels and on demand (especially premium on demand). I am personally happy with the TWC service I am receiving in charlotte right now and when I did have a problem it was addressed and fixed within 24 hours.
post #9663 of 10058
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Originally Posted by AndThenScottSays View Post

I'm from waaaaaaay out of the area, but having seen the prices for some small carriers around here, the prices match up but the speeds do not (and I notice you did not quote speed)... what speed do they offer for $44.95?

the 44.95 is for a 5MB line...I'm gonna assume the 49.95 price for TWC is for their 10MB line w/ SpeedBoost (which is what I had with TWC when I lived in South Carolina)

Comporium's 7MB line is 59.95
Comporium's 9MB line is 99.95

So yes, compared to the competition Comporium is more expensive.

Granted, they may have improved since my wife graduated from Winthrop in 2003 and my b-i-l likes to complain a lot . But, my wife HATED Comporium when she was there.
post #9664 of 10058
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Originally Posted by ncxcstud View Post

the 44.95 is for a 5MB line...I'm gonna assume the 49.95 price for TWC is for their 10MB line w/ SpeedBoost (which is what I had with TWC when I lived in South Carolina)

Comporium's 7MB line is 59.95
Comporium's 9MB line is 99.95

So yes, compared to the competition Comporium is more expensive.

Granted, they may have improved since my wife graduated from Winthrop in 2003 and my b-i-l likes to complain a lot . But, my wife HATED Comporium when she was there.

Comporium's $44.95 internet service is 5Mbpsx512kbps versus 7 Mbps forTWC/Charlotte's $49 service, HOWEVER, when I had TWC I never got that speed when I did a speedcheck---it was usually around 5. OTOH, I've found Comporium's service is ALWAYS between 4.9 and 5 and honestly I can't tell the difference in speeds between the two. As far as reliability, I've never had an outage with Comporium, whereas TW was out of service at least once a month. My neighbor, who has TW interent, recently was without service for 12 days--it took that long for TW to roll a truck. And yes, my neighbor absolutely hates Comporium, though she can't seem to tell me why. She's never done business with them and has no first hand knowledge. Yes, I do think Comporium's higher speed service is very pricey. I do wonder how many people need that speed. Obviously, Comporium does not have the bandwidth TW/CLT has--thusly they would probably just as well not too many get the higher speed services. I understand that Comporium internet subscribers in areas that have fiber to the home get MUCH faster speeds while still paying for only 5MB. I'm still on the coxial system.
post #9665 of 10058
what the heck does this have do with Columbia, SC HDTV local reception?
post #9666 of 10058
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Originally Posted by moedog View Post

Comporium's $44.95 internet service is 5Mbpsx512kbps versus 7 Mbps forTWC/Charlotte's $49 service, HOWEVER, when I had TWC I never got that speed when I did a speedcheck---it was usually around 5. OTOH, I've found Comporium's service is ALWAYS between 4.9 and 5 and honestly I can't tell the difference in speeds between the two. As far as reliability, I've never had an outage with Comporium, whereas TW was out of service at least once a month. My neighbor, who has TW interent, recently was without service for 12 days--it took that long for TW to roll a truck. And yes, my neighbor absolutely hates Comporium, though she can't seem to tell me why. She's never done business with them and has no first hand knowledge. Yes, I do think Comporium's higher speed service is very pricey. I do wonder how many people need that speed. Obviously, Comporium does not have the bandwidth TW/CLT has--thusly they would probably just as well not too many get the higher speed services. I understand that Comporium internet subscribers in areas that have fiber to the home get MUCH faster speeds while still paying for only 5MB. I'm still on the coxial system.

What about the video service? How does it stack up against Direct and TWC?
post #9667 of 10058
Yeah the flood of Columbia, SC HDTV local reception posts are just getting buried here.
post #9668 of 10058
I was just watching some exciting pre-season football on FOX and noticed that the video did not seem to come in smooth at all.

I am not sure how to best describe it, but it was almost like it was playing only every 2nd frame or something. It was not choppy just not smooth.

At first I was worried it was my TV, but all the other HD channels come in fine.

Does anyone else experience this?

Or does anyone know the cause?
post #9669 of 10058
I noticed it too. Hard to explain... I actually noticed while Aikman was talking... he was moving his and it looked kind of choppy.

Heath
post #9670 of 10058
Forgive me if this has already been posted, but I searched and didn't see it. I'm getting Fox News HD and Fox Business News HD on TWC channels 823 and 824 respectively. Any idea how long this has been there? Get me cartoon network in HD and Comedy
Central HD and I'll have no standard def. channels on my favorites list!

Heath

**Edit - I just checked TW's web site, and apparently this went live along with a couple of other HD channels on 08/25/09**
post #9671 of 10058
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Originally Posted by Player2 View Post

I was just watching some exciting pre-season football on FOX and noticed that the video did not seem to come in smooth at all.

I am not sure how to best describe it, but it was almost like it was playing only every 2nd frame or something. It was not choppy just not smooth.

At first I was worried it was my TV, but all the other HD channels come in fine.

Does anyone else experience this?

Or does anyone know the cause?

I noticed ota ,and via Dish's HD locals.
post #9672 of 10058
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Originally Posted by PHRoberts View Post

Get me cartoon network in HD and ComedyCentral HD and I'll have no standard def. channels on my favorites list..Heath

You do realize that most of the programming on these 2 channels isn't HD to start with...
post #9673 of 10058
but they have a nice little HD logo inserted.
post #9674 of 10058
Glad I was not the only one with the problem with football on FOX.

Hopefully they get it worked out by the time the real games start...and BCS.
post #9675 of 10058
I had a friend visiting from Charlotte this week and she had me to go read the AVS Forum for Charlotte. They were talking about how they can check out the channels that TW is testing. On their boxes, they can go to 1011 and see what channels are coming that are being tested.
http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=128876

Does anyone know what channels our TW uses?

Thanks
post #9676 of 10058
Charlotte uses different software than SC. No test channels in SC.
post #9677 of 10058
Thanks for explaining.
post #9678 of 10058
Any updated information on Columbia locals in HD on DirecTV? I know that there was a schedule that showed them being turned on on September 9th.

Just looking for any other info that might be out there.
post #9679 of 10058
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Originally Posted by Nucleartiger View Post

Any updated information on Columbia locals in HD on DirecTV? I know that there was a schedule that showed them being turned on on September 9th.

Just looking for any other info that might be out there.

Just so you know, the DirecTV website where it is listed (www.directv.com/hdlocals) says that the locals should come September 09 (as in the year 2009) not September 9th...

They could come September 9th, or they could come September 30th.

I say just be patient, and when they come, they'll come and we'll all be happy

EDIT: According to Satelliteracer on DBSTalk.com, Columbia should be getting HD Locals next week...barring any unforeseen delays of course...
post #9680 of 10058
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Originally Posted by ncxcstud View Post

Just so you know, the DirecTV website where it is listed (www.directv.com/hdlocals) says that the locals should come September 09 (as in the year 2009) not September 9th...

They could come September 9th, or they could come September 30th.

I say just be patient, and when they come, they'll come and we'll all be happy

EDIT: According to Satelliteracer on DBSTalk.com, Columbia should be getting HD Locals next week...barring any unforeseen delays of course...

I know what the DirecTV website meant. There was a seperate schedule that was from DirecTV that wasn't supposed to be made public on dbstalk that specifically stated September 9th, 2009.

I was just asking if anyone else had any info.
post #9681 of 10058
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Originally Posted by supasexyp View Post

What about the video service? How does it stack up against Direct and TWC?

Sorry it has taken so long to answer---I've had Direct, Dish, and TW/Charlotte---IMO, Comporium's new all digital service is far superior to alll three....
post #9682 of 10058
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Originally Posted by bdfox18doe View Post

You do realize that most of the programming on these 2 channels isn't HD to start with...

I'm pretty sure some of the shows (e.g. Hannity, Van Sustren, Dave Ramsey) are HD. If it's not, the quality is vastly superior to TWC's or DTV's SD offerings. Forgot to mention my ultimate channel addition desire (just in case anyone from TWC reads this and cares) - NFL Network HD!

Heath
post #9683 of 10058
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Originally Posted by PHRoberts View Post

I'm pretty sure some of the shows (e.g. Hannity, Van Sustren, Dave Ramsey) are HD. Heath

You may want to read a bit closer before typing..the original question was in regards to Cartoon Network and Comedy Central. And HD isn't enough to make me watch Greta..
post #9684 of 10058
I was scanning through and noticed a new channel appeared in the lineup on TWC in Columbia at #165. The designation is "SEC" but there is No Data Available in the guide. Tuning to it gets color bars. Anyone know what this channel might be for? I thought perhaps the SEC might be starting up their own 24 hour network like Big 10, but I re-read the information about their 15 year deal with ESPN and CBS and it seems like that deal was reached instead of doing their own network. Perhaps since the ESPN Regional Television deal is to be broadcast on OTA stations that channel was created to fill in where there are no affiliates? We may actually be blacked out in Columbia since WIS will be the local affiliate.

http://www.secsports.com/news/espn-r...-network-.aspx
post #9685 of 10058
Does WACH pass the Raycom Sports football games through in HD? I'm moving to Columbia later this fall and wasn't sure if they were broadcasting non-network material in HD yet or not.
post #9686 of 10058
The SEC Network game of the week is on locally via Wis-DT. UT vs. WKU is on currently on.
post #9687 of 10058
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Originally Posted by bdfox18doe View Post

You may want to read a bit closer before typing..the original question was in regards to Cartoon Network and Comedy Central. And HD isn't enough to make me watch Greta..

Ahh... gotcha. That said, I much prefer watching SD content on TBS HD (Seinfeld, Family Guy, etc.) that they have rescaled vs. using the stretch features on my monitor. My hope would be that the same would hold true for CN and CC.

Ditto on Greta... in fact HD may be a detraction!

Heath
post #9688 of 10058
And I prefer that they'd use black sidebars rather than stretch 4:3 into 16:9.

Stewie's head is already wide enough...
post #9689 of 10058
Yea, no programmer should stretch the video. The viewers TV's have more than enough aspect ratio modes available for F'n up the video. Leave it to the viewer that wants to do it and not for those of us who don't.
post #9690 of 10058
According to Satelliteracer on DBSTalk.com... Columbia is getting their locals (all of them btw...) Thursday, September 10th. Tomorrow!!!

http://www.dbstalk.com/showthread.php?t=164455
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