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Discussion in 'Crew NSR' started by Nostradumass, Dec 21, 2008.
A KHT is a KHT no matter how much time has passed...accept your "punishment".
My TWC HD today has removed HDNET and HDNET Movies. They've been replaced by Smithsonian and MAVTV.
It's about time to call and cancel TW for me - on top of that, they are no longer accepting checks through any banks bill-pay systems either. (got that letter the other day) You now have to do it on their own TW internet system or send a check via snail-mail.
Ouch. I did see Smithsonian and MAVTV were going to be added, but I thought they'd be additional. HDNet is good stuff. I posted on here that they'll be showing a Kaiser Chiefs concert in the upcoming weeks.
Ouch. I thought you had AT&T as of earlier this year.
The only thing that REALLY hurts with AT&T is the limitations on the HD streams. It depends where you live, but some people are still apparently only getting one HD stream.
The absence of sports packages (Center Ice, Direct Kick, etc.) do hurt, but you can get those packages online. A lot of people apparently are signing up for AT&T, not realizing they can't watch their team live from 900 miles away. Do your research on the various companies before you switch.
HD net and that whole package had turned to crap anyway. I thought HDNet > MAV was just a name change, reflecting Mark Cuban whim.
No relation but somehow sweet.
I paid for HD net last year and it was well wotrth it. But JUST for something like 'Kaiser Chiefs'? Write a letter to Palladium!
My son has a short term contract in Cols and he's Re-Enchanted with WOW. Like me, he only has choice of TW, normally.
Wish I had a choice, I'd drop ATT phone/DSL. I would anyway but I hate to give TW the satisfaction.
If I still had TWC that would be an absolute deal breaker for me. I guess they would be happy not getting paid for their services then.
For you.. yeah. What if your choices were ATT+Satellite and T-W?
In related news, both T-W and Columbus... T-W finally figgered out how to dump AOL.
About time! The mirth comes in when some still seem surprised that merger was stupid. Too bad we cant go wayback so I could show how smart I am. It was stupid at the time and it's even stupider in retrospect.
And what really frosts me is that some supposed IT gearheads were silent on Steve Case while bashing Bill Gates relentlessly.
Case is the one who wanted to gain control over all media content. That makes HIM the devil, incarnate. Case is the one who thought people were too effing dum to work with any concept other than preschooler storyboard interrfaces. to some extent he was right, but it just shows you what he thought of ordinary people.
Well, who was it came a cropper by not recognizing broadband possibilities?
Really, Time Warner? They're not on my TV. Wonder why....
Damn, you beat me to it - I was going to say the same thing. Jackasses.
You guys should go with the dish. I ain't looked back.
I think AT&T still has more premium channels in HD. Every HBO that TW has is available in HD on AT&T. (Oddly enough, their SD lineup is missing a few HBO west feeds.)
I was at Time Warner's shareholder meeting today. Free food can't be beat. All they really did was elect directors.
They talked about how they still had growth, despite the economic slowdown and an increase in competition. They talked about their Start Over feature, and how they have 60 HD channels. Some areas have over 100 HD channels. (I'm semi-surprised they didn't talk about "HD Selections" the way the cable TV industry talks about.)
I also got to see where their installers get to practice. A very nice setup. They also had several examples of faulty connections. I just hope those connections weren't from any of your houses or neighborhoods.
I did see their "notice to employees" about last year's conversion to Navigator and how box replacements may be necessary. (Understatement of the week, anyone?)
A lot of people flew in from NY. Some admitted (privately) to living in Cablevision land.
I know three people that have switched to UVerse and so far reviews have been mixed. All three had problems with installation; not showing up on time or at all, showing up with the wrong items to install. Two had to get their bundle deals revised/corrected with one taking over a week to get corrected.
I cannot get UVerse where I live but fortunately Insight has been more than adequate for everything except price but cable/Internet/phone is so overpriced.
One friend yanked cable from his house reducing his plan to Internet only watching shows on Hulu, etc.
This seems to be a growing trend. If you don't want to watch a show as it airs, and don't really care about sports, then go with Hulu.
You could do it 100% legally, too. Hulu.com for broadcast shows, ESPN360.com for sports, and something like AppleTV or Amazon Unbox for movies.
You'd lose a lot of the picture quality with Hulu, but if it's about saving money, then why not do it? Of course, if you like your 720p/1080i, then I'd have to recommend against Hulu.
The only catch is that as ISPs start to go towards bandwith-metering (or whatever it's called), they'll start to charge users based upon how much they download per month.
Didn't want to start a new thread but does anyone here use Roadrunner for Internet(through Insight)? If so has the service been hit or miss of late with RR?
Holy cow! Chris is alive!
I ended up dropping Insight because of a lot of problems with the connections itself (kept dropping signal and they kept saying it was my fault and then because the customer service blew chunks so bad it wasn't funny. went to wow for internet and am happy with them
I'm just here and active in time for some interesting developments in the Crew Sheep League it seems. My congrats to Mrs. Hardhat.
Thanks Jack. It's been very touch and go with the service though they were quick to repair the cut cable line next door.
AT&T has begun to roll out "Phase Two" of their Total Home DVR feature. Coming soon to central Ohio.
This should allow users to schedule and delete DVR recordings through their non-DVR set top boxes.
"Phase Three" coming later this year, or possibly early 2010 will allow users to control live TV on their additional boxes.
Note: "Phase Three" is practically here now. If you have a computer (or possibly a mobile phone) near your secondary box, you can access your DVR through the internet. Going to channel 9999 (or pressing the "recorded TV" button on the remote) will allow control of live TV.
Tivo Coming to Time Warner Cable
(I can't believe I scooped Krypto on TW news )
I guess this means that they've admitted that their Navigator system sucks ass? I was using my friend's DVR and the damn thing created a black screen every time the "live" or "replay" buttons were pushed.
However, this appears to be "early talks." I'm not doubting either side, but let's see where it goes.
As for scooping me on news, hey, more power to you. It proves i'm not the only geek out there.
However, I wonder what that first sentence means. "plans to elbow its way onto every U.S. pay-television system to attract millions of new subscribers."
If they get in to too many households, could this mean less competition? I know Tivo is great and all, but i'm not sure I want it EVERYWHERE. There is certainly something good to say about competition. (Generally, lower prices and better service come from competition.)
Well, TW folks - be prepared to see what a real PVR user interface looks like.
Like this? ISTM that not having the image in the corner might be a small step back.
AT&T's is nice. It has what you're currently viewing in the background, plus a screen of whatever the guide is tuned to in the corner. This way, you can keep an eye on what you were last watching AND do a bit of channel surfing.
What's so great about Tivo as opposed to other recorders? Heck, my VCR works fine and I can save stuff permanently.