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bensonr2

join:2011-04-04
Parsippany, NJ
reply to kickass69

Re: [iO] New Jersey All Digital

I thought I remembered reading that systems that went all digital also stopped using switched digital video due to the freed up bandwidth.

Is that true? I would love to be able to get the sdv channels without the tuning adapter which is piece of junk.


ilsno

@optonline.net
Its true. SDV is dropped but it takes upwards of 2 months after the date of the conversion.


sdvheretosta

@optonline.net
said by ilsno :

Its true. SDV is dropped but it takes upwards of 2 months after the date of the conversion.

From what I have read SDV is a technology that will be used MORE in the future. As much as we all hate it it looks like eventually cable companies will be using it very frequently.


ilsno

@optonline.net
I personally hate SDV because of the frequent "channel not available messages" that appeared. If I am paying 80.00 a month for a package of cable channels they better darn be there when I tune in. I was close to dumping Cablevision for Direct TV because of all the headaches with "error 125- channel temporarily unavailable" on many of the showtime and starz channels that used SDV... Cablevision just has not perfected the technology to warrant its use and I am glad they dropped it. If it returns and I still get those messages, Im done.


motorola870

join:2008-12-07
Arlington, TX
kudos:4
said by ilsno :

I personally hate SDV because of the frequent "channel not available messages" that appeared. If I am paying 80.00 a month for a package of cable channels they better darn be there when I tune in. I was close to dumping Cablevision for Direct TV because of all the headaches with "error 125- channel temporarily unavailable" on many of the showtime and starz channels that used SDV... Cablevision just has not perfected the technology to warrant its use and I am glad they dropped it. If it returns and I still get those messages, Im done.

If and when Cablevision starts using SDV again they will probably allocate much more Bandwidth to SDV than before and not as many channels will be SDV.