Does Spectrum still use SDV in all-digital markets? - AVS Forum | Home Theater Discussions And Reviews
Forum Jump: 
 
Thread Tools
post #1 of 8 Old 08-14-2017, 07:41 PM - Thread Starter
AVS Forum Special Member
 
HDMI Guy's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 1,544
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 177 Post(s)
Liked: 48
Does Spectrum still use SDV in all-digital markets?

Does anyone know if Spectrum is still using switched digital video after they have gone all digital in a market. I am in zip code 68467. Do I still need a tuning adaptor for TIVO?

Last edited by DrDon; 08-15-2017 at 06:59 AM.
HDMI Guy is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 8 Old 08-15-2017, 07:02 AM
Super Moderator
 
DrDon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Metro Detroit, Tampa Bay
Posts: 16,806
Mentioned: 31 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2192 Post(s)
Liked: 4101
Thread title edited to make more specific.

That said, you could probably call them or ask someone in a Spectrum truck. They all seem to know this stuff.

Tampa's not all-digital, but an installer did tell me they've been told to put all calls regarding CableCARD devices on the lowest-priority. Not surprising.

Walking the fine line between jaw-dropping and a plain ol' yawn.
DrDon is online now  
post #3 of 8 Old 08-15-2017, 06:02 PM
AVS Forum Special Member
 
cpalmer2k's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Posts: 1,097
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 378 Post(s)
Liked: 43
In all ares I've seen they do, and in most areas SDV seems to have increased since the merger. In my area it is mostly HD sports channels in the Gold package and foreign channels or SD channels
cpalmer2k is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 8 Old 08-15-2017, 08:35 PM - Thread Starter
AVS Forum Special Member
 
HDMI Guy's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 1,544
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 177 Post(s)
Liked: 48
Quote:
Originally Posted by cpalmer2k View Post
In all ares I've seen they do, and in most areas SDV seems to have increased since the merger. In my area it is mostly HD sports channels in the Gold package and foreign channels or SD channels
Thank you cpalmer2K. I have the Silver package and never watch the SD channels. I couldn't find any channels missing when I removed the tuning adaptor.
HDMI Guy is offline  
post #5 of 8 Old 08-17-2017, 07:25 AM
Super Moderator
 
DrDon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Metro Detroit, Tampa Bay
Posts: 16,806
Mentioned: 31 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2192 Post(s)
Liked: 4101
Try tuning to the ones you'd never tune to. In my area, SDV includes BET and, believe it or not, The Weather Channel. Tech tells me "everyone gets weather from their phones, now." I can't remember the rest of the list. I think one of them was The Big Ten Network. Unwatched except when Michigan or Michigan State played a football game or weekend basketball game. B1G also had a habit of changing frequencies in the middle of a game. That helped uncover a big ingress problem in my neighborhood.

Walking the fine line between jaw-dropping and a plain ol' yawn.
DrDon is online now  
post #6 of 8 Old 08-17-2017, 08:09 PM - Thread Starter
AVS Forum Special Member
 
HDMI Guy's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 1,544
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 177 Post(s)
Liked: 48
Quote:
Originally Posted by DrDon View Post
Try tuning to the ones you'd never tune to. In my area, SDV includes BET and, believe it or not, The Weather Channel. Tech tells me "everyone gets weather from their phones, now." I can't remember the rest of the list. I think one of them was The Big Ten Network. Unwatched except when Michigan or Michigan State played a football game or weekend basketball game. B1G also had a habit of changing frequencies in the middle of a game. That helped uncover a big ingress problem in my neighborhood.
Thank you. I will try that.
HDMI Guy is offline  
post #7 of 8 Old 08-23-2017, 08:19 PM - Thread Starter
AVS Forum Special Member
 
HDMI Guy's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 1,544
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 177 Post(s)
Liked: 48
Quote:
Originally Posted by HDMI Guy View Post
Thank you. I will try that.
I am still getting both the Big Ten Network and the Weather Channel. I have been unable to find any missing channels after removing the tuning adaptor.
HDMI Guy is offline  
post #8 of 8 Old 08-31-2017, 09:28 AM
AVS Forum Special Member
 
jspENC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Far away from the bias as possible.
Posts: 4,719
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 206 Post(s)
Liked: 38
There aren't near as many channels on SDV in my area as their used to be. Destination AMerica, FYI, Travel chan. are a couple of the ones I know of that are on it.
jspENC is online now  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply HDTV Technical

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page


Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off