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dennis1x36

join:2002-04-02
Frisco, TX

[Cable] Dallas/Ft Worth Metro Vol I -- Time Warner

The running DWF comcast thread was a great one. Hopefully we can continue it here.


dennis1x36

join:2002-04-02
Frisco, TX

Of all the many gripes I have with TW over Comcast (no espn2hd, no nfltv, limited ondemand, etc), the worst is the overnight quality change of hbohd and shotimehd....the "flicker" is the worst...and Ive verified it with a couple friends across the metroplex. I dont know what causes it but in dark scenes it is annoyingly evident.


Scotty6595

join:2005-04-03
Frisco, TX

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I can confirm this on HBO HD.. It was very noticeable during War of the Worlds the other night...

Sattelite is looking better and better...


rakswp

join:2004-07-22
Richardson, TX

The dreaded ad in the guide is gone, thank goodness. Scathing emails seem to have some effect.

Also --

I received a Time Warner Cable catalog in the mail today. Two things are disturbing, from an HDTV perspective -

1. HDNet and HDNet Movies are not listed on the page where they talk about HD.

2. UniversalHD is listed though, and it is not even in the channel lineup. What gives?



kcharg
Kcharg
Premium
join:2000-10-28
Forney, TX

I know this doesn't directly affect the Dallas market but it is still interesting:

»abclocal.go.com/ktrk/story?secti···=4423119
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kcharg


dennis1x36

join:2002-04-02
Frisco, TX

doesnt make much sense..why not keep each metro area instead of the high cost of switching within texas.


Scotty6595

join:2005-04-03
Frisco, TX

"doesnt make much sense..why not keep each metro area instead of the high cost of switching within texas."

Probably to make the government happy... and to regionalize there systems... (I know that doesn't quiet make sense with the Houston swap but...)



delish

@ti.com
reply to dennis1x36

dennis1x, one of your gripes was that there is no espn2hd? did you have this with comcast in frisco? because we sure didn't have it in dallas


zeroendless

join:2001-12-27
Dallas, TX
reply to dennis1x36

All these drama shall end as soon as Fios move in my neck of wood.

Fios for president !! ... LOL


Grotto

join:2006-08-08
Grapevine, TX
reply to dennis1x36

Can anyone tell me if Time Warner offers BBCA on demand?

Thanks!


Scotty6595

join:2005-04-03
Frisco, TX

1 edit
reply to delish

No, we didn't have espn2 HD here in Frisco. As of today we have less service for the same amount of money... Hmm, not a very good first impression TW.


dennis1x36

join:2002-04-02
Frisco, TX

no, we didnt have espn2hd solely because the market was slated for TW takeover, all other comcast markets had/have espn2hd.


MartyParty

join:2001-01-03
Dallas, TX
reply to dennis1x36

i wanna know why houston gets comcast all of a sudden. let them keep time warner and bring comcast back here.


tailchaser

join:2000-02-05
Plano, TX

I'm headin' for the hills. Ordered Verizon FIOS TV today after it took 92 minutes to report a service outage last night... and 37 more minutes for the guy to check for and alert me to an outage in my area.


zeroendless

join:2001-12-27
Dallas, TX
reply to dennis1x36

Someone mentioned in the old post that he is having problem with ESPN HD channel where you can't pause, rewind and such. I tested it out and confirmed it's not working.


np23

join:2005-10-28
united state

said by zeroendless:

Someone mentioned in the old post that he is having problem with ESPN HD channel where you can't pause, rewind and such. I tested it out and confirmed it's not working.
That was me...stupid TW has sent our system in the dumper.

Scotty6595

join:2005-04-03
Frisco, TX
reply to dennis1x36

I'm still getting that stupid TV Guide add at the bottom of my guide. I tried unplugging / plugging back in with no luck... Anyone have any suggestion how to get this crap off my screen....lol

Thanks TW..



dswinney

@comcast.net
reply to zeroendless

I live in Plano and I am not seeing this problem. I am able to perform all DVR functions on ESPN HD as was the case with Comcast before the transition.


rakswp

join:2004-07-22
Richardson, TX
reply to dennis1x36

Everyone --

Please go to the "contact us" page on time warner's site and email them that the ad is unacceptable.

A scathing email might be the only way these tools get rid of the ad.


madster30

join:2006-02-11
Plano, TX
reply to dennis1x36

Plano 75024 here

I still have the ad, too. Also, it seems that the quality of the analog channels got a lot worse. They always used to look ugly on my HD TV, but now they're almost unwatchable even on my standard TVs, too. What's going on?



Fobulous
Premium
join:2002-08-14
Missouri City, TX

I don't see the ads in the Guide. here i'm in 75025.

I did see the flickers on HBOHD but it was around a week ago..

What i want to see TW do is to get us 2 HBO HDs like they have down in Houston.
--
After one look at this planet any visitor from outer space would say "I want to see the manager."
- William S. Burroughs


StimpyJCat

join:2006-07-27
Irving, TX
reply to dennis1x36

Still have the Ad in Irving.

On the Irving TWC site under contact us there is no e-mail listed. They have an online form, but I sent something the other day and never got a reply. It say they will reply in 24 hrs but it is BS.

I went ahead and complained about the Ad...we will see if I get a reply on this one.

Also, Channel 48 (FX) - analog looks like crap. It has very obvious vertical lines throughout. Anyone else in Irving see this?


IFLYSWA

join:2004-10-30
Frisco, TX
reply to dennis1x36

Not to be an alarmist or anything, but if you are a new TimeWarner cable customer (via the Comcast swap), you might want to check and see how much your bill is going to be. I called in to check on retainment offers, as I am considering making the jump to Dish Network. I mentioned that I had had some really good discounts run out recently, and my bill was considerably higher than it had been...and that I was thinking I've been paying something like $118/mo. between CATV (Digital classic, an HD-DVR, HBO/SHO) and internet (w/leased modem) since those deals ran out. The very nice girl I was working with commented that it looks like it is now more like $154! I asked if it was going up, and she said it was. Wow. Let's just say I was shocked. She worked to find some discounts, etc., and it looks like my bill will now be $124/mo. So *after getting retention offers* my bill is going up $6. Anyway, it appears prices are changing, so if you are a cable customer you might want to check it out.

-Randy


StimpyJCat

join:2006-07-27
Irving, TX

I took the dump the dish deal right before the Comcast to TWC deal happened. So If they stick to that deal I'll be paying $46 a month for the Gold package with HBO & Starz, HD DVR, HD Channels, etc. This deal is for 12 months with no commitment.

If TWC doesn't stick to that deal I'll leave for Dish in a heartbeat. I really want FIOS, but it isn't available in my area...


IFLYSWA

join:2004-10-30
Frisco, TX

I had a similar deal, then it ran out. It just about doubled my bill. I imagine they'll honor the deal you have for the term they promised...


waynestp

join:2004-05-07
Euless, TX
reply to np23

I don't have any DVR functions on ESPN HD. All other channels work fine. Also the digital simulcast channels, 250-253 keep messing up. I get lots of pixels or it's just a black screen. Anybody else?


Scotty6595

join:2005-04-03
Frisco, TX
reply to dennis1x36

In regards to discounts and special pricing given by Comcast... I called comcast about 2 weeks ago to ask them if my discounts would roll over to TW as I had 8 months left before they ran out. The rep. assured me that TW is required to honor all agreements that were given by Comcast to their customers. Come to think of it, maybe that was why it was so easy to get discounted packages the last few months...lol Comcast csr's didn't give a crap....lol


StimpyJCat

join:2006-07-27
Irving, TX
reply to dennis1x36

The annoying AD in the guide is now gone. I guess they received enough complaints to get rid of it in Irving...


StimpyJCat

join:2006-07-27
Irving, TX

1 edit
reply to dennis1x36

They actually replied to my complaint:

Thank you for contacting Time Warner Cable. We are excited to be your new service provider. I am sorry to hear that you are displeased by our new interactive guide. We want our interactive guide to be easy to use and appealing to our customers. Your feedback is very important to us and we’ve forwarded it to the appropriate department for consideration. Please visit our local website, »www.timewarnercable/Dallas, for the most up to date information on programming updates and new product releases. Feel free to contact us if you have any additional concerns or feedback. Have a wonderful evening!

Sincerely,
Kenneth
Time Warner Cable Customer Care Specialist


zeroendless

join:2001-12-27
Dallas, TX

Yap,still got the adv as of yesterday night, Farmers Branch 85244. It's really pissed me off, that adv took out the space of extra channel when browsing. It was just fine for me as the original screen fitted perfectly for 5 hd channels.

TWC, do you know how slow that stupid moto-DVR respond to commands? Browsing programs already like goin tho Fearfactor, 100% hiccups, please don't take extra space off.

Bring on The Fios, i sign for life.