Time Warner Cable Offers Free Slingboxes
To Customers Who Sign up For 50 Mbps Wideband
Confirming earlier reports
, Time Warner Cable has launched an initiative to give some customers free Slingboxes -- in a roundabout fashion. The company's website
now confirms that customers who sign up for Time Warner Cable's 50 Mbps "Wideband" service and buy a Slingbox PRO-HD from a participating Best Buy
will get "up to" $300 back on their Time Warner Cable bill (technically it's a $50 credit each month for six months). "Time Warner Cable account must be in good standing at the time of purchase, and remain in good standing through the offer processing period (approximately 6 - 8 weeks) and for at least six (6) months after the offer processing period is completed to qualify for the full $300 credit," says the offer fine print.
Re: Caps ? Soft caps that are not disclosed per their AUP/TOS.
Upload What is the sustainable upload speed for this tier? With FiOS, I typically see streaming over 6000 kbps with my Slingbox Solo.
New York, NY
said by jmn1207:If I recall correctly, this speed tier is 50/5 (was an early adopter of wideband on twc). As others have mentioned, I'd love to see this on FIOS, maybe on their 150/65 tier?
What is the sustainable upload speed for this tier? With FiOS, I typically see streaming over 6000 kbps with my Slingbox Solo.
NY only? Might want to add that, according to the FAQ, it says:
"This promotion available to both new and existing Wideband customers in the NYC service area."
It might be offered elsewhere, but I didn't see it in my area.
Slingbox: Cool Idea, But... ...no Linux client. No Android client (yet).
To add insult to injury: By all reports, they're using in their product the very operating system they don't support for their customers' use. I hate it when companies do that.
Manufacturers don't like it? Fine: They can pay Microsoft to use its inferior embedded OS.
Re: Slingbox: Cool Idea, But... Are you talking about the SlingPlayer? It has been available for Android devices for quite some time now. It looks great on my 4.3" HTC EVO using HQ mode. The screen looks spectacular and I can easily read the news tickers on the sports channels.
There is nothing specifically available for Android tablets. But knowing the Sling Media development team, they should be whipping some buggy crap out by 2014. (yes, they suck)
Re: Slingbox: Cool Idea, But... My bad. I read outdated comments somewhere that indicated they'd yet to release an Android app.
Re: Yeah, in areas where they have D3
said by IowaCowboy:Deployments come in cycles.. and also affected by economic climate (economy, stock price, competition, etc). I don't have to tell you which cycle we're in since 2010. (That's when Verizon's franchise last major franchise deal with NYC was struck ending a boom cycle).
We're still waiting for D3 at my Grandma's house in Maine. Until then, at least Comcast has D3 at my house in Mass. Time Warner just isn't as agressive with D3 deployments like Comcast is. When TWC does get D3 in southern Maine, I plan on swapping out her D2 EMTA for a D3 EMTA as they perform better, even on D2 speed tiers.
Time Warner only has a handful of D3 markets whereas Comcast has most of their footprint upgraded to D3.
Companies need to still ramp up production of line & back end equipment and D3 modems... more than 75% of the industry will be on D3 by 2014 most likely, but not all of the customers will have 50mbit d3 service... and that's due to the bust cycle of the deployments & state of competition. The obvious answers are: hurry up & wait, move, or build your own damn network!