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Joe12345678

join:2003-07-22
Des Plaines, IL
reply to cypherstream

Re: Spectrum Quad Tuner DVR revealed

The odd thing is they can put GAME HD / GAME 2 HD and team HD right next to the game SD and team SD channels and iN DEMAND PPV HD is near iN DEMAND PPV SD.

But OTA HD and HBO HD, SHOW HD, MAX HD, Stars HD, and movie channel is all mixed up with other HD mixed and in the past OTA SD sub channels all mixed in upper 100's to lower 300's.

With some of old analog channels moved to digital a long long time ago in the 100's. Other Sd channels are also in the same range. At least the OTA SD has moved to upper 300's.

Comcast Chicago land is a big mess.

but that not as bad as comcast used to be in other areas.

»consumerist.com/2009/06/comcast-···ore.html

BiggA

join:2005-11-23
EARTH
reply to stoli412
Our channels are 191-240. What's really annoying is that the premiums are stuck between the expanded basic and local channels.

chadb97

join:2009-07-14
Osceola, IN
Does anybody know if this new guide could possibly be pushed to Motorola DVR's already in use?


NOCTech75
Premium
join:2009-06-29
Marietta, GA
Reviews:
·Comcast
reply to cypherstream
This may make me get rid of Tivo, especially when it can record four streams. I don't often have programs that interlap but it does happen. Big question is the season pass functionality and frankly I'll be happy if it can record 2 streams while I watch a 3rd program... and of course price per month.

jaw2012

join:2008-08-01
King Of Prussia, PA
reply to cypherstream
said by cypherstream:

said by lynxexp:

It will be available in the rest of Georgia soon. It will be slowly rolling out to other Moto markets...

No SA markets at this time due to the tru2way guide that is in trials and launching this year in SA markets.

Well if a whole state is about to have it, hopefully SOMEONE with a decent camera can get us better pictures.

Also, I'm surprised they are working on multiple guides (SA Tru2Way vs Spectrum vs A30). I thought the whole issue was consistency for support reasons... (hence porting A25 to SA platform).

When you refer to SA Tru2way, are you referring to that sexy Tru2way guide codenamed "Barcelona" that ran on a PC & Samsung TV a few years back at CES? Loved that guide....


cypherstream
Premium,MVM
join:2004-12-02
Reading, PA
kudos:3
reply to cypherstream

Comcast Guy

join:2008-01-16
Harrisburg, PA
reply to Joe12345678
said by Joe12345678:

in SD on ESPN game plan compressed to like 15 Sd channels on 1 QAM.

In my area, all of these channels show college games during Saturday afternoons. All are HD:

ABC, NBC, CBS, ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU, Big Ten Net, CSN, CBSCS, ROOT, Versus, MASN

The Q

join:2008-06-26
Collegeville, PA
said by Comcast Guy:

said by Joe12345678:

in SD on ESPN game plan compressed to like 15 Sd channels on 1 QAM.

In my area, all of these channels show college games during Saturday afternoons. All are HD:

ABC, NBC, CBS, ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU, Big Ten Net, CSN, CBSCS, ROOT, Versus, MASN

and Fox College Sports Atlantic, Central and Pacific (but only in SD)!


psujim

join:2007-10-10
Reading, PA
reply to cypherstream
Sharp looking guide.

So is the Xcalibur guide going to be pushed out to all current DVRs or are you going to need the new DVR to access it?? Hard to believe they would run separate guides in the same market for DVRs.

andyross
Premium,MVM
join:2003-05-04
Schaumburg, IL
From what I've heard, the older DCT64xx/32xx and possibly DCH don't really have great graphics engines. They don't actually support widescreen, but can 'stretch' their graphics to be wide.


gate1975mlm
Premium
join:2001-09-30
Philadelphia, PA
kudos:8
said by andyross:

From what I've heard, the older DCT64xx/32xx and possibly DCH don't really have great graphics engines. They don't actually support widescreen, but can 'stretch' their graphics to be wide.

I am going to guess and say the new DCX boxes will get this very cool looking guide?

swalker

join:2006-03-24
reply to psujim
said by psujim:

Hard to believe they would run separate guides in the same market for DVRs.

Given Comcast's apparent desire to hold on to legacy equipment, I don't see how it won't happen.


Jan Janowski
Premium
join:2000-06-18
Skokie, IL
Reviews:
·Comcast

2 edits
reply to cypherstream
Let me ask a Question regarding this new box.. (as user of Motorola HD Box without DVR right now):

1. How many simultaneous HD recordings? If some are SD, How many? (Should I retire my multiple LG3410a's?)
2. How many HD hours can it record? How long can I keep them? (Until I delete them?)
3. Are the YUV outputs and composite outputs BOTH active simultaneously (As in the Motorola HD Box?)
4. If you leave the box on channel 187 at all times, and you schedule a recording of channel 223 (for example), what does the composite output display, Downconverted 187 or 223, during the recording?

Inquireing minds want to know (My Wife -- the Video Junky!) !
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Looking for 1939 Indian Motocycle


mikedz4

join:2003-04-14
Weirton, WV
reply to cypherstream
when will the pittsburgh area going to get this box/guide? I need to exchange my current dvr because it is missing recordings or not showing names.
I don't want to trade it in if this dvr will be out soon.

Joe12345678

join:2003-07-22
Des Plaines, IL
reply to Jan Janowski
1. 3 + 1 live or 4 with live being recorded as well.
2. maybe 500GB or more HDD + likely E-sata but turned off like other comcast boxes.

But with out MRV 4 tuners is a lot hardware locked to 1 TV unless it can do U-verse like split screens with up to 4 on 1 tv at the same time.

The Direct New MRV box with 5 tuners will have E-sata with plans to make it add space right on Directv E-sata overrides to build in HDD and maybe being able to stack boxes for more tuners right now you can use more then 1 directv DRV in MRV.

Dish has new 3 tuner real HD MRV boxes that can stack to add more tuners to the pool.

But right now cable is stuck with 2 tuner MRV boxes.

So I think comcast needs to have this work with 4 tuners in MRV.
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Warzau
Premium
join:2000-10-26
Naperville, IL
kudos:1
reply to cypherstream

Re: Spectrum Quad Tuner DVR revealed

Quad tuner is def needed for anyroom dvr.


mikedz4

join:2003-04-14
Weirton, WV
reply to cypherstream
banging head against wall

Please comcast release this soon before i pull the rest of my hair out.

BiggA

join:2005-11-23
EARTH
Build an MCE box, or use Moxi or TiVo if you need something more advanced than what Comcast can offer.


cypherstream
Premium,MVM
join:2004-12-02
Reading, PA
kudos:3
I think his concern is, if Comcast is coming out with this, why spend money on an MCE box, Moxi, or Tivo?

Sure I guess he could do that solution, but if this comes out in a few months, go to the hassle of selling his MCE box, Moxi or Tivo on ebay.

stoli412

join:2003-02-12
UK
Yes but littering the thread by asking the same question over and over again isn't helpful. We don't know when this will be released to more markets. We almost never know until it actually starts happening.

The current guide has a sucky UI, but it works. The new guide will come when it comes. If he can't deal with what we have now, there are alternatives. If he can't afford an alternative, then he'll have to deal with what he has now. Complaining about it here isn't going to speed up Comcast's deployment schedule.


mikedz4

join:2003-04-14
Weirton, WV
i'm not going to buy a $400 mce card or spend $300 on a decent tivo only for us to get this new box two weeks later. Plus I would need two tivos or moxis since I'd want one in my room and my parents are addicted to the motorola in the living room.

stoli412

join:2003-02-12
UK
Then my suggestion is to get your box replaced if it's not working correctly. We don't know when this is coming to more markets. It could be a month or a year.


THZNDUP
Deorum Offensa Diis Curae
Premium
join:2003-09-18
Lard
kudos:2
reply to stoli412
Posting here about stuff like this is like continously pushing the button for the elevator or the walk light at the corner, it doesn't help but makes them feel better........
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one should not increase, beyond what is necessary, the number of entities required to explain anything


Jan Janowski
Premium
join:2000-06-18
Skokie, IL
reply to cypherstream
Actually, I'd just like answers to my questions........
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Looking for 1939 Indian Motocycle


mikedz4

join:2003-04-14
Weirton, WV
Join the club.

Comcast Guy

join:2008-01-16
Harrisburg, PA
Considering I found out about this here, I'd say you'll be waiting a while. Relax.

lynxexp

join:2010-08-17
kudos:1
reply to cypherstream
It will be awhile. You wont see it this year.

Graystoke

join:2006-03-24
Stockton, CA
reply to cypherstream
Wow, great news about the 4 tuner box. One of the reasons I left Comcast for U-verse, was the ability to record 3 programs while watching a fourth all in the same time slot. This will probably get me back to Comcast.


Jan Janowski
Premium
join:2000-06-18
Skokie, IL
Reviews:
·Comcast
reply to cypherstream
How about, instead of telling me I'm not going to see this box for a while, you answer the questions I asked about it?

There are good reasons why I'm asking the questions I did...

Or, is it all a smokescreen, and it doesn't exist?

I'm a bit peeved I have to ask the same thing 3 times.... Actually I will go away after the questions are answered, so wouldn't it be quicker and easier if the questions were answered the first time?
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Looking for 1939 Indian Motocycle