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rg6cable68

join:2004-06-20
New York, NY

What cable box TWC NYC are given out to customers

I'll like to know what cable box TWCNYC Upper Manhattan are given out to customers. (Model and brand)??????


nyrmetros

join:2008-02-01
Oakland Gardens, NY

And what is everyone getting out in Queens for a standard HD box ?



loli
Premium
join:2002-08-26
South Richmond Hill, NY
reply to rg6cable68

Scientific Atlanta Explorer 3250HD
or
Samsung SMT-H3050

Both are HD boxes though. Samsung was the latest we got here about a month ago upper manhattan.
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Anime / F@H



boomer11

join:2000-09-22
Jersey City, NJ
reply to rg6cable68

SA 8300HDC in lower Manhattan. I made the mistake of returning mine (8300HD) to get the new Caller ID feature.


nycityny
Premium
join:2005-08-09
New York, NY

said by boomer11:

SA 8300HDC in lower Manhattan. I made the mistake of returning mine (8300HD) to get the new Caller ID feature.
Why was that a mistake?

jeffnyc

join:2004-06-09
Atlanta, GA
reply to rg6cable68

I have the SA 8300HDC too. What I wish to do is to connect the one box to two televisions using hdmi and coaxial but this is not possible because the built in copy protection causes an error. Wonder if I would still have this problem if I got the Samsung box? Is the Samsung hd dvr also.



Stacy
FotoDogue
Premium
join:2001-11-02
New York, NY

said by jeffnyc:

I have the SA 8300HDC too. What I wish to do is to connect the one box to two televisions using hdmi and coaxial but this is not possible because the built in copy protection causes an error. Wonder if I would still have this problem if I got the Samsung box? Is the Samsung hd dvr also.
Got the Samsung SMT-H3050 in Lower Manhattan and I'm not particularly happy with it. It needs to be rebooted several times a month due to Movies on Demand stalling, clock stopping, info boxes not going away, and other bugs.

Mine doesn't seem to support HD via coaxial and this model doesn't have DVR.


boomer11

join:2000-09-22
Jersey City, NJ
reply to nycityny

Because of the software they are using on these boxes. It now has a cable card and the interface is much much slower. Mystro is soooooo slow. I wish I had the Navigator software I had before. When you watch a saved show thru the DVR , the show you were watching before was not saved in the que like before.


nycityny
Premium
join:2005-08-09
New York, NY

said by boomer11:

It now has a cable card and the interface is much much slower.
Do you know if it has a single cable card serving both tuners or two separate cable cards? The reason I ask is that I was told on Thursday at the TW office in Manhattan that they do not have M-Card cable cards (which serve two tuners with one card). I don't know if the guy was blowing smoke because I was asking for the purpose of using it in a TIVO box, hence no profit for them in renting me a cable box and DVR service.

jeffnyc

join:2004-06-09
Atlanta, GA
reply to boomer11

said by boomer11:

Mystro is soooooo slow.
I second that. You think they would test these things before they rolled them out! I wish my building was wired for FIOS.

Cogdis

join:2007-03-26
Floral Park, NY

1 edit
reply to nycityny

They have M cards. In fact that's all they have according to the guy that installed mine. I'm in queens but I think it's all the same.
edit: by the way they charge 5 bucks for that little card. they'll always make money...


nycityny
Premium
join:2005-08-09
New York, NY

said by Cogdis:

They have M cards. In fact that's all they have according to the guy that installed mine. I'm in queens but I think it's all the same.
edit: by the way they charge 5 bucks for that little card. they'll always make money...
So the guy lied to me to my face when he said that they don't have M cards. Reduces my desire to become a Time Warner customer. I'm currently with RCN and I believe they charge $1.50 for M cards.


twccsr

@verizon.net

said by nycityny:

said by Cogdis:

They have M cards. In fact that's all they have according to the guy that installed mine. I'm in queens but I think it's all the same.
edit: by the way they charge 5 bucks for that little card. they'll always make money...
So the guy lied to me to my face when he said that they don't have M cards. Reduces my desire to become a Time Warner customer. I'm currently with RCN and I believe they charge $1.50 for M cards.
cable cards are not very popular and are problematic. some reps unintentionally give u wrong info.


wooogie

@rr.com
reply to rg6cable68

i currently have the Scientific Atlanta Explorer 3250 and was thinking of getting a box that can use HDMI. would that be a good idea? which box should i try to get in queens, ny?



Vchat20
Landing is the REAL challenge
Premium
join:2003-09-16
Columbus, OH
reply to nycityny

Actually, the multi-stream cablecards in those boxes are included with and tied to those boxes. So while they may be plentiful in the SA*HDC's, the CSR may be truthful in that there are no 'standalone' multi-stream cards available.


bananaman5

join:2002-10-26
New York, NY

Just had an M-Card installed in Manhattan two weeks ago. Judging by the tech's toolbox, there's no shortage.

The only thing there's a shortage of is common sense at TWC!

I tried to pick the M-Card up at the office, but they insisted on rolling a truck. So a week later the truck rolled, the tech phoned in the serial number from the card and the host id from my TiVo, everything worked, and he left.

Why can't TWC just give you a CableCard and let you input the serial number and host id on their web site?

Customers would get their service a week earlier, TWC would increase the productivity of their techs, save the cost of a truck roll, and the environment would be saved a few miles of truck driving.

Win, win, win, and win!


SB7785

join:2007-08-15
South Richmond Hill, NY
reply to wooogie

You're kidding right. Please tell me you're using the 3250 on a SDTV. If you're using it on an HDTV, you've got a lot to learn my friend. The 3250 is an SD box. If you have an HDTV, go out and get an HD box like...NOW. Preferably the Explorer 8300HD.



rv65
Premium
join:2008-08-02
USA!!!!
kudos:1

SB7785,

There is an HD version of the 3250. I have one myself. We have had ours since our first HDTV until we got a 8300HDC.



Rook008
Miles To Go
Premium
join:2002-02-05
Far Rockaway, NY
reply to SB7785

The 3250HD is an HD box. No HDMI, but it does have DVI and digital audio out.



hulber

join:2004-03-19
Ridgefield, CT

1 edit

said by Rook008:

The 3250HD is an HD box. No HDMI, but it does have DVI and digital audio out.
I recently picked up a new cable box (non-DVR) in NYC and it is the 4250HDC that has HDMI output. I was given a choice of which box I wanted but not all of them have HDMI output. This box also has component. I wanted to stay with SA anyhow. I think the other choices were Pioneer and Samsung.


Dude111
An Awesome Dude
Premium
join:2003-08-04
USA
kudos:12

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reply to rg6cable68

 

Im glad i got a 3250!!

These things dont have enough ram in them and as a result are slow as anything!!

3250's are OK and 4250HDCs are OK also (About the same response as 3250s)

Those DVR boxes totally suck!!



rv65
Premium
join:2008-08-02
USA!!!!
kudos:1
reply to rg6cable68

Re: What cable box TWC NYC are given out to customers

San Diego might be deploying the Samsung SMT-H3050. If you love your non TWC remote try using the codes for Pace boxes. Those codes seem to work.

»www.timewarnercable.com/MediaLib···uide.pdf

Samsung also has a HD-DVR made with MPEG-4, Multiroom, and other cool features. Model number for that box is SMT-H3090.


visuelz

join:2003-05-01
Brooklyn, NY
reply to rg6cable68

The choices are

HD: SA 4250HDC, Samsung 3050
HD DVR: SA 8300HDC, Samsung DVR



rv65
Premium
join:2008-08-02
USA!!!!
kudos:1

Samsung DVR is SMT-H3090. Supposedly this box is replacing the SA 8240/8300 series. I hope it's better than the 8300HDC. Has TWC deployed the new Samsung HD-DVR in NYC? If it's better then I might be interested though I'm in the San Diego area.


visuelz

join:2003-05-01
Brooklyn, NY

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I believe my department is the only ones that have it thus far. The DVR looks a lot better than the 8300. It feels heavier too. It's still going to run on Mystro though.



rv65
Premium
join:2008-08-02
USA!!!!
kudos:1

Is the guide in Widescreen? Next generation cable boxes are going to have this feature. I would think that it's possible. The BCM supposedly can do one in widescreen.


angel35

join:2008-11-30
New York, NY
reply to visuelz

Im in new york city (man.}I want a H-3090 samsung box. Does any one know if they have them at 23st??



rv65
Premium
join:2008-08-02
USA!!!!
kudos:1

Maybe if you ask.


visuelz

join:2003-05-01
Brooklyn, NY
reply to angel35

Sorry if this took a while to reply...if you are using a DVR, check it out. I'm not 100% these are released to customers yet...



rv65
Premium
join:2008-08-02
USA!!!!
kudos:1

I think it will be deployed early next year. Later in 2009 other divisions will start getting it once it's done testing. They have to test it to ensure quality control.