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Mike Wolf

join:2009-05-24
Beachwood, NJ
kudos:3
reply to MarvinMagic

Re: Ocean County, NJ- Anything new expected for 2013?

I'm hoping this time around Comcast will use top of the line equipment and spare no expenses. They have the money to afford it. I must say that in my little township of Beachwood we didn't have any outages or problems during the hurricane and following snowstorm even after we lost power and went on UPS battery backups. Was essential to helping with the coordination with the county officials.


TurboDan

join:2006-06-08
Lavallette, NJ

said by Mike Wolf:

I'm hoping this time around Comcast will use top of the line equipment and spare no expenses. They have the money to afford it. I must say that in my little township of Beachwood we didn't have any outages or problems during the hurricane and following snowstorm even after we lost power and went on UPS battery backups. Was essential to helping with the coordination with the county officials.

Same in Brick and LBI (I have an account on each of those systems). As soon as the power came back on, TV, HSI and phone were all fine.

The LBI office was flooded (operations have moved to Manahawkin) but aside from that I don't think any part of the physical system seemed to be down, except perhaps in Mantoloking where the island was cut by "the breach." That would just be a matter of running new lines, though, which would probably take only a day or two of labor (they probably already completed this).

South of Brick the entire barrier island is served by Cablevision anyway, so Comcast doesn't have to worry about that part of the coast at all. Why Comcast never bought out that odd swath of Cablevision territory and rolled it into either the Ocean or TR systems, I have no idea.


Mike Wolf

join:2009-05-24
Beachwood, NJ
kudos:3

Dunno, but from what I'm hearing Comcast wants to phase out the Cisco/SA equipment and start putting everyone on Motorola in New Jersey (They say New Jersey is the last area that needs this done) That's why the new X1 equipment is universal, being identified as legacy SA boxes on Cisco/SA markets and Motorola boxes on Motorola markets. When I asked how Comcast was going to pressure customers to adopt the new equipment (Like the majority of customers in Toms River are in senior communities), they said they'll put a stop gap on the system so the Cisco/SA equipment will keep working until everyone is able to swap out for Motorola gear. This is going take many years for it to be completed so I'm not really worried right now.
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Floppy

join:2002-07-03

said by Mike Wolf:

Dunno, but from what I'm hearing Comcast wants to phase out the Cisco/SA equipment and start putting everyone on Motorola in New Jersey (They say New Jersey is the last area that needs this done) That's why the new X1 equipment is universal, being identified as legacy SA boxes on Cisco/SA markets and Motorola boxes on Motorola markets. When I asked how Comcast was going to pressure customers to adopt the new equipment (Like the majority of customers in Toms River are in senior communities), they said they'll put a stop gap on the system so the Cisco/SA equipment will keep working until everyone is able to swap out for Motorola gear. This is going take many years for it to be completed so I'm not really worried right now.

Don't believe everything you hear. Having multiple vendors keeps the others from price gouging.


Mike Wolf

join:2009-05-24
Beachwood, NJ
kudos:3

As long as we're not forced to use switched digital video I'm happy. I'm just really hoping we see Guide 2.0 really soon and it will run on the Cisco RNG200N gear. Also curious as to what software S26 brings to the table. I'd love if Comcast would allow a "recording default" option to be present so we can set the DVR to "save until I delete" automatically when you make a recording instead of having to manually set it before each recording.
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I'm always up for a good chat and helping with VoIP testing so my contact info is below.
Gigaset.net: Michael Wolf
Callcentric: 17772288600
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Skype: MikeWolf051



telcodad

join:2011-09-16
Lincroft, NJ
kudos:7
reply to Mike Wolf

Wow Mike, I see that you got a response from Ted Hodgins (aka "ComcastTeds") to a whole bunch of your questions on the "New Features for Scientific-Atlanta/Cisco Cable Boxes" thread on Comcast Help and Support Forum.

Everything from getting the X1 guide on existing cable boxes and larger DVR expanders, to the Master Channel Lineup (said to be continuing to roll out this year): »forums.comcast.com/t5/XfinityTV-···7#M63740



Mike Wolf

join:2009-05-24
Beachwood, NJ
kudos:3

Yup, quite surprised by the fast and thorough response. I do hope everything remains on schedule



mountlaurel

@comcast.net

Just looked at my February bill online. No New channels being added for Garden State, NJ system.



Mike Wolf

join:2009-05-24
Beachwood, NJ
kudos:3
reply to Mike Wolf

Hearing some rumblings about the S26 guide update for the Cisco/SA markets. »Re: New Guides for SA/Cisco Areas (Info from Ted Hodgins Blog)



mikedz4

join:2003-04-14
Weirton, WV
reply to Mike Wolf

Doubt it. You will get the same features that the motorola iguide people have. Nothing new. Also guide 2.0 deployment is stopped. They are devoting those resources to have the x1 guide/box out ASAP.



Mike Wolf

join:2009-05-24
Beachwood, NJ
kudos:3

I agree and knew about the guide 2.0 halt in deployment which sucks cause it was a good interface.
Unfortunately they don't seem to be using any resources out to get the S26 software and cablecard firmware to our area.