dslreports logo
 
    All Forums Hot Topics Gallery
spc

spacer

Search Topic:
uniqs
2868
share rss forum feed


tidal
Tidal
Premium
join:2001-01-18
Madison, AL

Old Knology customer, new WOW customer

I am one of the people that have been added to the WOW family through the Knology purchase.

I was never very happy with knology but stayed with them because of the bundle price.

What kind of things can I look forward to with WOW. My parents have DirecTV and I really love the clarity and number of HD channels plus being able to watch live TV with my iPad. Knology's HD lineup sucks, HD clarity sucks, cable box guide sucks. When I talk about clairty I can see artifacts while watching HD. My parents who have the same TV on DirecTV crystal clear.

Are these things possible with WOW? Will they be?


WOW_Dan
Premium
join:2011-03-24
Naperville, IL
kudos:40
said by tidal:

Knology's HD lineup sucks, HD clarity sucks, cable box guide sucks.

All of the Knology markets will be going through a digital transition over the next 6 months or so I believe. During this time, analog channels will be removed in order to make room for a larger digital/HD lineup. With this, we will also be able to increase internet bandwidth to offer more reliable and faster internet service once completed. As far as when these things are coming, I can't give any specifics. Many markets are working tirelessly to get these upgrades going.

said by tidal:

When I talk about clairty I can see artifacts while watching HD. My parents who have the same TV on DirecTV crystal clear.

Something like this a lot of times ends up being a local issue with signal strength/wiring or equipment. My recommendation would be having a technician come out to diagnose the situation and see if there's anything they can do to remedy it.
--
Dan Della Terza
WOW! Internet, Cable & Phone
CMTS Operations Engineer


wow user

@sunflower.com
reply to tidal
Re: Old Knology customer, new WOW customer

WOW! What a privacy invasion.

»tinypic.com/view.php?pic=dbtqh&s ··· btqh&s=5

That is a 100x + more request than any other average website. WTF?

»disconnect.me/

adam1991

join:2012-06-16
Columbus, OH
care to explain?

Oh, wait--you're not a registered user...which tells all....


wow user

@sunflower.com
Explanation!
Unwanted tracking from my WOW! ISP on their homepage isn't cool.
Don't I give them enough damn money a month, not to be data mined and analytic went I visit their homepages?
For customers that want to block that nonsense use »disconnect.me/.

And adam1991, if your the prime example of the registered users in here.. is that a tell all, too? Maybe I have a registered account and I just prefer not to use it...would that tell you even more?

adam1991

join:2012-06-16
Columbus, OH
And maybe in your world pigs fly, but no one really cares.

lesmikesell

join:2013-06-10
Mount Prospect, IL
reply to wow user
If you want to complain about something, how about the bizarre ads at the bottom of the page if you click any of the news items that aren't clearly distinguishable from more news, or the polls that always have a right-wing slant that can't be real?

But there's not really any reason to spend time on the web site anyway or care about their politics as long as the service works.

devolved

join:2012-07-11
Rapid City, SD
reply to tidal
This Ars Technica article from 2006 sort of explains what cable companies are up against. If you want to complain about the lack of HD, blame all the analog SD channels that even "cable ready" televisions can receive:

Link --> HD channels stretch cable’s bandwidth

In short, everyone is going to have to get a digital set top box or DVR in order to see cable television in the future. Having a "cable ready" TV just won't cut it for long.

Cable TV will become truly digital instead of a amalgamation of digital and analog. Analog is a bandwidth hog. It was fine years ago when there were about 100 channels, but that's no longer the case anymore.

For services like DirecTV and Dish Network, they're both true digital and each single analog channel aboard their orbiting satellite has the bandwidth capacity to deliver up to 6 digital channels at the same time with minimal compression.

Cable providers everywhere are transitioning customers over. Just a few months ago, a friend of mine in Washington state who is a Comcast customer was told that her "cable ready" TV would no longer work on their system and she was forced to take a set top box. Luckily for her, she didn't have to pay extra for it.

Here in Rapid City, SD, Midcontinent went all digital last year and now ofter more channels and higher speed internet for the same price that us Knology/WOW! customers are paying. In short, Midcontinent subscribers got a free upgrade.

Joe12345678

join:2003-07-22
Des Plaines, IL
reply to tidal
Knology has NFL and MLB network that wow does not have.

devolved

join:2012-07-11
Rapid City, SD
And Midcontinent has C-SPAN3, CBS Sports Network, The Tennis Network, NHL Network, Fox Soccer Channel, Game Show Network, WGN America, WatchESPN and RFD-TV that Knology doesn't have.

And more HD including Syfy HD and TCM HD.

baess

join:2011-01-28
reply to Joe12345678
said by Joe12345678:

Knology has NFL and MLB network that wow does not have.

Confused. WOW, which aquired Knology is still offering these in the old Knology markets? If so I wonder for how long?

mogamer

join:2011-04-20
Royal Oak, MI
reply to devolved
said by devolved:

This Ars Technica article from 2006 sort of explains what cable companies are up against. If you want to complain about the lack of HD, blame all the analog SD channels that even "cable ready" televisions can receive:

Link --> HD channels stretch cable’s bandwidth

In short, everyone is going to have to get a digital set top box or DVR in order to see cable television in the future. Having a "cable ready" TV just won't cut it for long.

Cable TV will become truly digital instead of a amalgamation of digital and analog. Analog is a bandwidth hog. It was fine years ago when there were about 100 channels, but that's no longer the case anymore.

For services like DirecTV and Dish Network, they're both true digital and each single analog channel aboard their orbiting satellite has the bandwidth capacity to deliver up to 6 digital channels at the same time with minimal compression.

Cable providers everywhere are transitioning customers over. Just a few months ago, a friend of mine in Washington state who is a Comcast customer was told that her "cable ready" TV would no longer work on their system and she was forced to take a set top box. Luckily for her, she didn't have to pay extra for it.

Here in Rapid City, SD, Midcontinent went all digital last year and now ofter more channels and higher speed internet for the same price that us Knology/WOW! customers are paying. In short, Midcontinent subscribers got a free upgrade.

There are plenty of cable-ready tv's that don't need a digital box to pick-up channels. Those are sets with digital clear QAM tuners. I agree that analog needs to die, but lets not kill providing service to secondary or spare tv's by requiring stbs (with fees) to get service. Thankfully WOW hasn't been killing clear QAM service like Comcast and some others have. The availability of receiving clear QAM is the one clear advantage that cable has over satellite and U-Verse (another is being able to use your own cable card dvr instead of renting the providers, often poor, dvrs).

Joe12345678

join:2003-07-22
Des Plaines, IL
to bad card cable kind of flopped and some systems have outlet fees with cable cards that can cost as much as renting a cable box.

mogamer

join:2011-04-20
Royal Oak, MI
said by Joe12345678:

to bad card cable kind of flopped and some systems have outlet fees with cable cards that can cost as much as renting a cable box.

At least with pc cable card devices and the new Tivo 4 tuner units, you only pay for one cable card and then buy extenders to cover more than one tv.