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shawn928

join:2011-09-28
Arlington, TX
reply to motorola870

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

Motorola870....
I also ordered a Digital Adapter (what I was calling a HD DTA) online last month. When I did online chat with TWC about 3-4 days ago, they said that it had been shipped on 01/26/2013. Not sure when it will get here (because the dates keep changing). I am still very curious as to how the Digital Adapters work, and how well (or if at all) they will play with my Magnavox DVR's. If the Digital Adapter won't play nice with my Magnavox MDR515H, and IF they begin encrypting the local HD channels here in Arlington, then I will have to buy and set up an antenna for them to function correctly.

Just had a senior field tech out here to investigate upstream (two-way communication) problems with cable TV and they decided it was "line noise" on the poles near my house. While he was here, I asked him about the Digital Adapters. I said that the "new" date (that you posted about on ten days ago) had been moved to March 5th. The senior field tech had been told recently that even the March 5 date will *probably* be pushed back as well.
FYI...
Shawn


motorola870

join:2008-12-07
Arlington, TX
kudos:3
said by shawn928:

Motorola870....
I also ordered a Digital Adapter (what I was calling a HD DTA) online last month. When I did online chat with TWC about 3-4 days ago, they said that it had been shipped on 01/26/2013. Not sure when it will get here (because the dates keep changing). I am still very curious as to how the Digital Adapters work, and how well (or if at all) they will play with my Magnavox DVR's. If the Digital Adapter won't play nice with my Magnavox MDR515H, and IF they begin encrypting the local HD channels here in Arlington, then I will have to buy and set up an antenna for them to function correctly.

Just had a senior field tech out here to investigate upstream (two-way communication) problems with cable TV and they decided it was "line noise" on the poles near my house. While he was here, I asked him about the Digital Adapters. I said that the "new" date (that you posted about on ten days ago) had been moved to March 5th. The senior field tech had been told recently that even the March 5 date will *probably* be pushed back as well.
FYI...
Shawn

I don't know this time they have a channel set this time around that is going digital:

Dallas area(all of the North Texas systems except for Greenville/Commerce)
CSPAN
EWTN
WGN
G4

Greenville/Commerce:
CSPAN
EWTN
WGN
truTV

Also was told yes the date is 3/5/13 and that they have been advised no channels will be changing channel numbers for North Texas only channels going digital only.

I would assume that this set of channel dates won't slip as TWC has delayed another part of the countries channel change (charlotte NC) to possibly have enough adapters for North Texas (Greenville, Dallas, Wichita Falls)

I honestly don't think the march 5th date will be pushed back because if they have notified customer service about the changes will happen this time. As the last time they mentioned a date they did not give a list of channels which may be a good sign that it is going to happen as the reps got the email just very recently.

there will probably be a billing insert in the mail that mentions the changes. Also can you record from the HDMI input on the maganvox DVR if it has one?

shawn928

join:2011-09-28
Arlington, TX
said by motorola870:

Also can you record from the HDMI input on the maganvox DVR if it has one?

To the best of my knowledge, there are NO American DVR's or DVD Recorders that have a HDMI INPUT. However, if one uses a "HDMI to Composite Converter" between the cable box and a standard definition DVR/DVDR, then the cable channels can be sent 480P to the DVR or DVDR.
Shawn


motorola870

join:2008-12-07
Arlington, TX
kudos:3
got my adapter in the mail (FedEx) that I ordered from the first date of 1/22/13 and it is not a Cisco box! It is a Technicolor DCI401 and it is very small a little bit bigger than the size of a deck of cards.


motorola870

join:2008-12-07
Arlington, TX
kudos:3
reply to shawn928
said by shawn928:

Motorola870....
I also ordered a Digital Adapter (what I was calling a HD DTA) online last month. When I did online chat with TWC about 3-4 days ago, they said that it had been shipped on 01/26/2013. Not sure when it will get here (because the dates keep changing). I am still very curious as to how the Digital Adapters work, and how well (or if at all) they will play with my Magnavox DVR's. If the Digital Adapter won't play nice with my Magnavox MDR515H, and IF they begin encrypting the local HD channels here in Arlington, then I will have to buy and set up an antenna for them to function correctly.

Just had a senior field tech out here to investigate upstream (two-way communication) problems with cable TV and they decided it was "line noise" on the poles near my house. While he was here, I asked him about the Digital Adapters. I said that the "new" date (that you posted about on ten days ago) had been moved to March 5th. The senior field tech had been told recently that even the March 5 date will *probably* be pushed back as well.
FYI...
Shawn

the locals in HD are being sent out through the DTAs!