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motorola870

join:2008-12-07
Arlington, TX
kudos:3
reply to Unbundled

Re: ClearQAM Channel Listing for TW Dallas

said by Unbundled:

I picked up the Digital Adapter and it does give all of the Basic and Standard channels, and the Local HD channels, and some of the secondary local digital channels (ie 5.2, 8.2, 8.3, 13.2, Antenna TV, and Me TV).

But, I was surprised that the Digital Adapter does not give you Daystar CH 350. So I'll still use a raw cable connection to the TV, for Daystar (CH 102-10).

Also, whereas OTA digital channels broadcast show title and program information, the Digital Adapter, does not give (or have a way to give) that information for the Local HD Channels, or any other channels.

There is a Guide button on the remote, but that function is not yet available.

how do you like the size of the Digital adapter? They are way smaller than the motorola boxes


motorola870

join:2008-12-07
Arlington, TX
kudos:3

finally got the digital adapter letter today seems it came from Lincoln Nebraska which is where I am guessing the planning for the digital changes are being planned for all of the Texas and Midwest areas.

"Starting on or about March 5, 2013 C-SPAN, EWTN, G4, and WGN will be delivered in a digital format only" "This will not affect any TVs that you currently have connected to a digital set-top box. The next few lines have info about how to order the adapters and the adapters being free until November 30th 2013 and then they become 99 cents a month.

"Note these channel will remain in their existing packages, and will continue to be viewable with a digital set-top box, digital adapter, or Cable card" "In addition C-SPAN, EWTN, and WGN will continue to be viewable on digital TV's (and other devices) that include a QAM tuner."



Unbundled
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Premium
join:2010-09-13
Irving, TX

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reply to motorola870

I do like the size of the Digital Adapter. It's the size of my ROKU 2 XS Box.

(My first Digital Adapter failed after being on about 10 minutes. The one I have had now for several days, is continuing to work okay. I doubt if it really had anything to do with it, but after I pressed the Guide button, is when the first adapter failed. I could not get the remote to link with the box, after it had already been succesfully linked. So maybe it was the remote. Anyway, all is well now.)

My bill which cycled on Feb. 14th (Happy Valentine's Day!) and shows a listing for "Digital Adapter 0.00" and for the "Dta Remote 0.00".

I got the letter also. So, beginning Dec. 1, 2013, each adapter will cost .99/month. --- They better not start raising that a $1 every year! ---- Or come up with a charge for the remote !!!

I also noticed that with the TW Standard Cable Pkg price increase from last month to this by 5.51, from 61.99 to 67.50, that the Credit increased 5.51, to equal the $29.99 promotional rate.

quote:
Beginning with your next bill, there will be a change in
the cost of some Time Warner Cable monthly services.
Basic Service increase from $24.99 to $28.00, Standard
Cable from $61.99 to $67.50, DVR Service from $10.99 to
$12.99 and Sports Pass from $6.99 to $8.99.

In addition, all Basic and Standard Packages will
increase by $5.00 and all digital video packages will
increase by $3.00. If you are currently receiving a
promotional rate,your rate may not be affected at this
time.


motorola870

join:2008-12-07
Arlington, TX
kudos:3

channel changes (second notice for february)

Time Warner Cable Time Warner Cable's agreements with

Time Warner Cable

Time Warner Cable's agreements with programmers to carry their services routinely expire from time to time. We are usually able to obtain renewals or extensions of such agreements, and carriage of programming services is discontinued only in rare circumstances. The following agreements with programmers are due to expire soon, and we may be required to cease carriage of one or more of these services in the near future.

AYM Sports -
CBTV Michoacan -
E!
E! HD -
Encore
Encore HD
Encore Action
Encore Drama
Encore Love
Encore Suspense
Encore Family
Encore Westerns
GolTV -
GolTV HD -
IFC
IFC HD -
Lifetime
Lifetime HD
Lifetime Real Women -
LMN
LMN HD
Mexico 22 -
Music Choice Channels
NHL Center Ice
NHL Center Ice HD
Once Mexico -
Smithsonian HD
Sprout -
Sprout On Demand -
Starz
Starz Cinema
Starz Comedy
Starz Edge
Starz Edge HD
Starz HD
Stars InBlack
Starz Kids & Family
Starz Kids & Family HD
Starz On Demand
Style
Style HD -
WE tv
WE tv HD
Youtoo

-Excludes Greenville
In addition, from time to time we make certain changes in the services that we offer in order to better serve our customers. The following changes are planned:
ADD: None at this time
MOVE: Juicy On Demand from On Demand Channel 965 to Adult On Demand Channel 964
Time Warner Cable may reposition NuvoTV to the Hispanic Tier of service. -
DELETE: KXAS (Cozi TV) from Basic Service Channel 365
CHANGE: TV Guide on Basic Service Channel 24 will rebrand to TVGN (Greenville Only)

On or about March 5th, 2013 Time Warner Cable will be making technical changes to our cable system that may disrupt your ability to view the following unencrypted ("in-the-clear") channels on a digital television or other device that includes a QAM tuner (a "ClearQAM device"):

Dallas:
KTVT (CBS) HD, KTXA (IND) HD, WFAA (ABC) HD, WFAA (AccuWeather), KERA (PBS) HD, KERA (World)

Greenville:
KXAS (Cozi TV), KXAS (NBC) HD, KDFW (FOX) HD, KDFI (My27)HD, KDAF (CW) HD, KPXD (ion) HD

(Customers using digital cable set-top boxes will not notice any change.) If this occurs, you will need to go into the settings menu on your ClearQAM device and perform a new channel scan in order to resume viewing these channels. We apologize for any inconvenience.

The new services listed below cannot be accessed on CableCARD-equipped Unidirectional Digital Cable Products purchased at retail without additional, two-way capable equipment.

Time Warner Cable SportsChannel HD to Digital Cable HD Channel 148 (Dallas) -

Free Preview
Time Warner Cable will offer a Free Preview of HBO and Cinemax 3/29/13 - 3/31/13. It is available to all Digital subscribers and may contain PG, PG-13, TV-14, TVMA and R rated programs. If you wish to have this Preview blocked, and for parental control information, visit twc.com or call 1-800-TWCABLE. Programming is subject to change. Not all services available in all areas. Restrictions may apply.

- HD Television and HD set-top box required to receive HD service
-Excludes Greenville

All trademarks remain the property of their respective owners. 2013 Time Warner Cable, Inc. All rights reserved. Time Warner Cable and the eye/ear logo are trademarks of Time Warner Inc. Used under license.

»www.mypublicnotices.com/dallasmo···=3069722

so it looks like 1 new HD channel (TWC Sportschannel HD 146) (This channel is already carried in SD on 185 which carries local sports programs actually have been wanting this since 185 was metro sports )

also looks like 2 QAM carriers are moving on 3/5/13 to make room for the new DOCSIS channels in the next few months



Unbundled
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Irving, TX

I noticed that I could not get the Oxygen channel 73 tonight. Not that I would be watching it, but, as I was scanning channels with the DTA, and got to ch 73, I got that msg. to check my connections, etc.

When I go ch 73 now, the DTA box light just flashes green...

Ready to re-scan when I have to.
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A La Carte Cable Choice is the ONLY Choice I'm Interested in ! ! ! ROKU 2 XS (3100R) ~ TWC HD Digital Adapter DCI 401 TWC 2 by Technicolor



motorola870

join:2008-12-07
Arlington, TX
kudos:3

said by Unbundled:

I noticed that I could not get the Oxygen channel 73 tonight. Not that I would be watching it, but, as I was scanning channels with the DTA, and got to ch 73, I got that msg. to check my connections, etc.

When I go ch 73 now, the DTA box light just flashes green...

Ready to re-scan when I have to.

seems that maintenance work is going on as well as the regular boxes cannot tune: Disney, Golf Channel, and Oxygen as well the digital adapters.


Unbundled
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join:2010-09-13
Irving, TX

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Re: DTA sound not coming in

Perhaps it has something to do with maintenance, or not, but, with the DTA, connected to my TV with an HDMI cable, sometimes, I do not get sound (when there's sound on the TV from other inputs). The solution, is to cycle through the TV inputs, back to the HDMI input for the DTA, and that usually gets the sound back on the DTA.

I have the DTA remote configured to use the TV sound, with the DTA sound set at Max. There was no "Stereo" "sweet spot", like with the old cable box volume settings.

And bty, ch 73 was not coming in through the ClearQAM either, when I was checking that last night.

Tuesday night.... and ch 73 is back on the TV.

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A La Carte Cable Choice is the ONLY Choice I'm Interested in ! ! ! ROKU 2 XS (3100R) ~ TWC HD Digital Adapter DCI 401 TWC 2 by Technicolor



motorola870

join:2008-12-07
Arlington, TX
kudos:3

TWC Sports Channel HD (148) has launched

Channel 148 is up and running now says to be announced on the boxes but it is indeed TWC Sportschannel HD that is showing local Texas statewide sports programming.



motorola870

join:2008-12-07
Arlington, TX
kudos:3

Greenville/Commerce Texas now has TWC Sports Channel SD (153) and TWC Sports Channel HD (790) now that system now has 103 HD channels

seems that the reason why we got TWC Sports Channel HD and Greenville got both versions of TWC Sports Channel is that TWC is now going to have the rights to the FC Dallas games in the State of Texas so the games they obtained the rights for were the Fox Sports South West games all other games will be on the regular channels (TXA21, ESPN, etc)



julesism

join:2001-12-12
Lewisville, TX
Reviews:
·Verizon FiOS
reply to Joe Siegler

Re: [TWC] Dallas/Ft Worth Metro Vol II -- Time Warner

ok... in the metro:
TWC Sports Channel (Texas stuff) is 185-SD and 148-HD.
TWC SportsNet (LA/Cali stuff) is 146-SD and 147-HD.
It looks like 148 is not part of El Paquetazo or Sports Pack. No FC Dallas in HD for me



motorola870

join:2008-12-07
Arlington, TX
kudos:3

as of 3/5/13:

these analogs have been removed:
CSPAN
EWTN
WGN America
G4

these now have a QAM carrier on each frequency:
2 (57MHz)
18 (147MHz)
25 (231MHz)

67 analog is the channel that has the info slide for the adapter notification.

Discovery Channel HD is in the clear on 2-1.

Discovery Channel HD is also now on the digital adapters

Also HBO is showing up on the adapters at channel 501 but I think that might be a accidental add to the DTA lineup or could be for the free preview at the end of the month and anyone with a clear QAM device needs to rescan for KTVT HD, KTXA HD, KERA HD, KERA World, WFAA HD, WFAA2, WFAA3 as they have moved to 18 (147MHz (KTVT HD and KTXA HD)) 25 (231MHz (KERA HD, KERA World, WFAA HD, WFAA2, WFAA3)) .



mike442

@rr.com

Where did G4 go? The message shows that it moved to digital as of 3/5, but I can't find it on my TV. I have no set top box.



motorola870

join:2008-12-07
Arlington, TX
kudos:3

said by mike442 :

Where did G4 go? The message shows that it moved to digital as of 3/5, but I can't find it on my TV. I have no set top box.

you need a digital adapter as of today to get G4 you need to go pick one up at a payment center which are free until December and then they are .99 cents a month. The adapters get all of the channels from 2-99 which includes all of the channels that have moved to digital over that last few years and also gets all of the local HD channels and digital subchannels of the locals along with Discovery Channel HD


Unbundled
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join:2010-09-13
Irving, TX

said by motorola870:The adapters get all of the channels from 2-99 which includes all of the channels that have moved to digital over that last few years and also gets all of the local HD channels and digital subchannels of the locals along with Discovery Channel HD

Yes, it's sweet to watch the "Dual Survivors" Discovery program in HD !
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A La Carte Cable Choice is the ONLY Choice I'm Interested in ! ! ! ROKU 2 XS (3100R) ~ TWC HD Digital Adapter DCI 401 TWC 2 by Technicolor



motorola870

join:2008-12-07
Arlington, TX
kudos:3

said by Unbundled:

said by motorola870:The adapters get all of the channels from 2-99 which includes all of the channels that have moved to digital over that last few years and also gets all of the local HD channels and digital subchannels of the locals along with Discovery Channel HD

Yes, it's sweet to watch the "Dual Survivors" Discovery program in HD !

did you notice HBO on the DTA lineup?

jshuler

join:2004-11-29
Dallas, TX
reply to Joe Siegler

On my DVR (DCH6416), I get the message "this channel should be available shortly", for any channel greater than 29. I powered off box and called support to send signal but no luck. I have 2 other boxes that work fine. Tech cannot come out until sat., should I just exchange box atlocal office?



Unbundled
But When ? ?
Premium
join:2010-09-13
Irving, TX
reply to motorola870

said by motorola870:did you notice HBO on the DTA lineup?

:

Yes, I did !

»www.freepreview.tv/hbo/free-prev···ble.html
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A La Carte Cable Choice is the ONLY Choice I'm Interested in ! ! ! ROKU 2 XS (3100R) ~ TWC HD Digital Adapter DCI 401 TWC 2 by Technicolor



YoDaddy

@rr.com
reply to jshuler

said by jshuler:

On my DVR (DCH6416), I get the message "this channel should be available shortly", for any channel greater than 29. I powered off box and called support to send signal but no luck. I have 2 other boxes that work fine. Tech cannot come out until sat., should I just exchange box atlocal office?

Unplug the stb and leave unplugged for about 3 to 5 minutes, Plug back in and channels may appear in 5 minutes or so.


mike442

@spe.org
reply to motorola870

said by motorola870 See Profile
you need a digital adapter as of today to get G4 you need to go pick one up at a payment center which are free until December and then they are .99 cents a month. The adapters get all of the channels from 2-99 which includes all of the channels that have moved to digital over that last few years and also gets all of the local HD channels and digital subchannels of the locals along with Discovery Channel HD
[/BQUOTE :

Can the digital adapter be purchased without going through TW? I currently lease no equipment from TW and would like to keep it that way.



motorola870

join:2008-12-07
Arlington, TX
kudos:3

said by mike442 :

said by motorola870 See Profile
you need a digital adapter as of today to get G4 you need to go pick one up at a payment center which are free until December and then they are .99 cents a month. The adapters get all of the channels from 2-99 which includes all of the channels that have moved to digital over that last few years and also gets all of the local HD channels and digital subchannels of the locals along with Discovery Channel HD
[/BQUOTE :

Can the digital adapter be purchased without going through TW? I currently lease no equipment from TW and would like to keep it that way.

no it is not purchasable and they are only .99 cents after december 1st which it would take about at least 20-30 plus months for you to even come close to breaking even on the purchase of one anyways but these are basically very small cable boxes that are one way devices and include a coax connection and a HDMI output with a HDMI cable in the install kit it is worth it. These adapters can get the limited basic tier HD channels on them without having to pay the $10 for the full HD box.

mhowie

join:2004-12-28
The Colony, TX
reply to Joe Siegler

Has anyone else experienced the following?... when attempting to engage TWC via their web chat (accessed through one's online account page), once the TWC rep appears and you start typing, the modem resets itself and an error message is displayed indicating TWC is having technical difficulties? I've had this happen to me three times this evening.

Thanks.



Unbundled
But When ? ?
Premium
join:2010-09-13
Irving, TX
reply to Unbundled

Re: ClearQAM Channel Listing for TW Dallas

said by Unbundled:

I recently went to Basic Cable without a box, and my LCD TV made in 2010 is ClearQAM ready.

Is there a website or link to a listing of the ClearQAM channels that TW Dallas makes available ?

The link that has an answer to ClearQAM listings (and OTA bty) is from the Silicon Dust Website:

Just enter your Zip Code at this link:

»www.silicondust.com/support/channels/
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A La Carte Cable Choice is the ONLY Choice I'm Interested in ! ! ! ROKU 2 XS (3100R) ~ TWC HD Digital Adapter DCI 401 TWC 2 by Technicolor ~ Clear Hub Express Modem / Wi-Fi Router Model # WIXFBR-131


PamelaTS

join:2004-04-20
Dallas, TX
Reviews:
·Time Warner Cable
·Clearwire Wireless
·Clear Wireless

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reply to motorola870

said by motorola870:

finally got the digital adapter letter today seems it came from Lincoln Nebraska which is where I am guessing the planning for the digital changes are being planned for all of the Texas and Midwest areas.

"Starting on or about March 5, 2013 C-SPAN, EWTN, G4, and WGN will be delivered in a digital format only" "This will not affect any TVs that you currently have connected to a digital set-top box. The next few lines have info about how to order the adapters and the adapters being free until November 30th 2013 and then they become 99 cents a month.

"Note these channel will remain in their existing packages, and will continue to be viewable with a digital set-top box, digital adapter, or Cable card" "In addition C-SPAN, EWTN, and WGN will continue to be viewable on digital TV's (and other devices) that include a QAM tuner."

For just a little more than the $0.99 p/m you can for $2.50 p/m have a cable card. TiVo currently has a deal get a new Premiere 4, lifetime service, a TiVo Mini (New device by TiVo for another TV) and a MOCA adapter. Your ongoing cost is the $2.50 p/m and you have a 4 tuner DVR and a device for a second TV. Yes it is a big outlay on the TiVo P4 and the Mini but it's yours and there are no further fees.

Choose your Whole Home Bundle: »www3.tivo.com/promo/wholehome-bu···dex.html

The Mini is on another page, I suggest calling them, or go to BestBuy.

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---- Albert Einstein

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hobgoblin
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Orchard Park, NY
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While I enjoy your TIVO commercials in almost all cases anyone considering a digital adapter for a TV with a direct connect cable would not be looking for a TIVO. Most of these TV's are in areas used rarely (Guest Rooms, Garages, workshops etc)

TIVO is an overkill for this.

Hob
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"A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson



PamelaTS

join:2004-04-20
Dallas, TX

That's the beauty of the new TiVo Mini device. It utilizes the tuner of the four tuner devices only one cable card required, allows watching previously recorded content and cost far less including



hobgoblin
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Ok...

149.99 Purchase price
149.99 Service Fee or 5.99 a month

That alone is 300 months of a 99 cent DTA.

I just found out there is a one time 99.99 activation fee.

Now we are at 400 months.

Am I missing something here?

Hob
--
"A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson



MeInDallas

join:2001-08-17
Dallas, TX

Yes you forgot the price of the 4 tuner Tivo and service for that you will need to use the Tivo mini.

Premiere 4 = $249 + service
Premiere XL4 = $399 + service



PamelaTS

join:2004-04-20
Dallas, TX
Reviews:
·Time Warner Cable
·Clearwire Wireless
·Clear Wireless
reply to hobgoblin

said by hobgoblin:

Ok...

149.99 Purchase price
149.99 Service Fee or 5.99 a month

That alone is 300 months of a 99 cent DTA.

I just found out there is a one time 99.99 activation fee.

Now we are at 400 months.

Am I missing something here?

Hob

I don't know where you got your numbers. There is no activation fee. It does require service purchase $99.99 direct from Tivo or BestBuy and then service either $5.99 p/m or $149.99 lifetime uses the cable card already in service with a 4 tuner or the upcoming 6 tuner unit. So one cable card and access to all digital channels, all recorded content, hulu and coming Netflix (not currently supported on the mini). It adds another tv to an existing tivo. And NO additional cost to cable company.
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PamelaTS

join:2004-04-20
Dallas, TX
Reviews:
·Time Warner Cable
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·Clear Wireless
reply to MeInDallas

said by MeInDallas:

Yes you forgot the price of the 4 tuner Tivo and service for that you will need to use the Tivo mini.

Premiere 4 = $249 + service
Premiere XL4 = $399 + service


Didn't forget it???

I clearly stated the first response it worked with an existing TiVo 4 Tuner. Recording capacity alone smokes any Cable Co DVR (can be expanded up to approx 450 hours of full HD), you OWN it you move take it with you and you don't lose the recordings. How much does TWC charge for a DVR? How many tuners, does it do Hulu, NetFlix, YouTube, Amazon, Pandora, Rhapsady, Spotify, PhotoBucket.... and more.

The mini added to a TiVo makes sense especially in a little used room, you don't have to even run coax to it or if coax exist use the MOCA bridge built in all TiVo 4 tuner DVR's. A single cable card and tuning adapter for up to 4 TV's.

I have no doubt that some people will prefer to lease sub-standard equipment/options. For those who prefer to have everything work everywhere and OWN the equipment, this is a great option.

I prefer to purchase BestBuy because they offer a 4 year extended warranty, which TiVo will transfer the lifetime service to a device BestBuy replaces; and well purchases help me maintain my BestBuy Premier Silver RewardZone status. You can skip the extended warranty if you like.

Mainly I prefer to not lease a DVR from the cable company that I'll never own and dependent on them for service, to get recordings off of.
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---- Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.
---- Albert Einstein

-- DLink DIR-825 (B1) fw2.09NA / DAP-1522 (a1) fw 1.40 {2@5ghz bridge mode} / Clear Modem series G
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PamelaTS

join:2004-04-20
Dallas, TX
reply to Joe Siegler

Re: [TWC] Dallas/Ft Worth Metro Vol II -- Time Warner

Oh and me, I have two TiVo's with two tuners and liftime serice. Yes two cable card/tuning adapters because I like having the OTA option.