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pa prowler

join:2003-09-11
Matamoras, PA
reply to kickass69

Re: [iO] New Jersey All Digital

Wondering if anyone in PA has gotten "the letter" yet? I'm in Matamoras and so far no official word from the mother ship. I can say that TWC on 62 has gone dark if that signifies anything. I believe our service here is part of the New Jersey system.


Jmartz

join:2000-07-20
Tenafly, NJ
said by pa prowler:

Wondering if anyone in PA has gotten "the letter" yet? I'm in Matamoras and so far no official word from the mother ship. I can say that TWC on 62 has gone dark if that signifies anything. I believe our service here is part of the New Jersey system.

It wont just go out, they will replace all the affected channels with a message that says you need a box to get the channel. If you just get a black picture there is something else wrong...


pa prowler

join:2003-09-11
Matamoras, PA
OK. I rescanned the channels and still not getting a signal there, so it must be some other problem. Thanks, though.


kickass69

join:2002-06-03
Lake Hopatcong, NJ
reply to pa prowler
A few weeks ago I noticed when doing my weekly Analog/Clear QAM scans that Cablevision removed The Weather Channel and EWTN on 68 on the Morris County system that I'm on.

Technically the system you're in is labeled Matamoras as shown in the TV lineups but listed under New Jersey:

»www.optimum.com/channel_lineups.jsp

Matamoras (NY & PA areas)
Branchville, Layton, Milford, Mill Rift, Montague


Lrscpa

join:1999-08-26
Demarest, NJ
Bergen/Cresskill was converted on 8/21. Wondering when I can get rid of those !@#$%^ Tuning Adapters?!?


kickass69

join:2002-06-03
Lake Hopatcong, NJ
Someone else would have to chime in who has a Tuning Adapter who's system has gone all digital to confirm which channels if any still need them. You can also try removing the adapter and see if you still need it as well.

RemyM

join:2005-02-14
Stamford, CT
kudos:1
Historically it has taken about 3 months after the switch to digital for your system to stop using SDV for:

NHL Network HD (channel 791).
Big Ten Network & Big Ten Network HD (channels 413/720).
Smithsonian Channel & Smithsonian Channel HD (channels 163/780).
Limited premium HD movie channels.

They normally provide messages on the lower guide channel and bills when channels will no longer need a tuning adapter.

After that you will only need a tuning adapter for:

Subscription international programming packages, including iO en español, iO Russian, iO Korean, etc.
Subscription sports packages, including MLB Extra Innings, NBA League Pass, NHL Center Ice, etc.
3D on iO TV

Unless you're on one of the following systems that don't use SDV for anything: Bronx, Brooklyn, Elizabeth, Hudson, Newark, and Paterson.


JDolan

@ptd.net
Makes little sense to me why it takes months to complete the switch!
It should be thirty days after date they start with messages.
We are missing several HD channels and still suffering with the sdv, channel not available messages. Please explain why it takes sooooo long.


Lrscpa

join:1999-08-26
Demarest, NJ
reply to RemyM
I disconnected the TA and could not receive the SDV channels.

That said, will there be any notification that SDV is done? I assume CV will want these F!@#$%ng Tuning Adapters back.

Bob4
Account deleted

join:2012-07-22
New Jersey
reply to RemyM
How does On Demand work?

RemyM

join:2005-02-14
Stamford, CT
kudos:1
said by Bob4:

How does On Demand work?

On Demand doesn't work with cable card devises, with or without a tuning adapter.

Bob4
Account deleted

join:2012-07-22
New Jersey
Reviews:
·Optimum Online
said by RemyM:

said by Bob4:

How does On Demand work?

On Demand doesn't work with cable card devises, with or without a tuning adapter.

OK, but does On Demand allocate a SDV channel or what?

RemyM

join:2005-02-14
Stamford, CT
kudos:1
QAM frequencies are allocated to on demand just as they are to linear and SDV channels. If there was an over request for on demand you could have problems as was the case when they offered a free on demand movie during the ABC dispute.


pa prowler

join:2003-09-11
Matamoras, PA
reply to kickass69
Got "the letter" today in Matamoras, PA. . . "all televisions will require digital equipment by October 16, 2012".


kickass69

join:2002-06-03
Lake Hopatcong, NJ
Ahh, a month later than here in the Morris County system, I guess PA is truly last in everything CV.

HoundNJ

join:2010-10-08
Denville, NJ
Receiver the letter today. Oct. 16 is the day for the digital cutover in Denville NJ.


kickass69

join:2002-06-03
Lake Hopatcong, NJ
Well then I guess that's for the Morris County system in general not just Denville. Though it would seem strange that different towns within a system get different dates.

Bob4
Account deleted

join:2012-07-22
New Jersey
Reviews:
·Optimum Online
said by kickass69:

Though it would seem strange that different towns within a system get different dates.

Different head ends. Don't you have head ends in Parsippany and Mount Olive?


kickass69

join:2002-06-03
Lake Hopatcong, NJ
I honestly don't know. Never needed to ask either on the phone or when a tech has been here in the past.

Bob4
Account deleted

join:2012-07-22
New Jersey
If you ask, I bet you'll find I'm right.


kickass69

join:2002-06-03
Lake Hopatcong, NJ
reply to HoundNJ
According to my link above Randolph goes all digital on the 27th while Parsippany on the 20th. But your letter states a month later so we'll see ultimately.

rtbond

join:2007-11-28
Hopatcong, NJ
reply to kickass69
I believe the Mine Hill Hub Office serves the greater Lake Hopatcong area. So I think the digital conversion dates vary according to the Hub Office (i.e., the place where the QAM modulators are located and the HFC (Access) network begins). I do not believe the Hub Office conversion dates are published, just the rather wide windows for the conversion of the entire system (Morris/Randolph in this case)