Absolutley, XZI, but for the 6 bucks or whatever the difference is from the card, to me its worth not having to deal with all the headaches and problems I keep reading about on here. Like I said, they basicall told me the card sucks, so it just saves me some headaches, aspirin isnt cheap either. To each their own right.
Yup... I went a different way, and figured if I had to get STBs again, I was going to do it for $5/mo and get boxes with 90 HD channels.
On February 26, 2008, Albany Time Warner Cable ran a new script on all cable cards. This script enabled all the SDV channels below channel 100, plus some additional SDV channels.
I checked the diagnostic menu on my 8300 DVR and found that it still listed 102 SDV channels and all the channels shown as SDV in post #2 are still SDV.
Here's a full list of channels now can be tuned with a cable card that were previously not able to be tuned because of SDV:
2 C-SPAN 7 Time Warner Television 20 ION Television 21 Home Shopping Network 22 Quality Value Convenience 34 The Disney Channel - East 44 Shop NBC 52 C-SPAN 2 58 Turner Classic Movies 61 Eternal Word TV Network 62 Univision - TV 68 Discovery Health Channel 110 The Disney Channel - East 215 Discovery Health Channel 375 EWTN: Eternal Word TV Network 434 TCM: Turner Classic Movies 570 C-SPAN: Cable Satellite Public Affairs Network 575 C-SPAN 2 677 NBA TV 1107 TWTV-MP 1109 QVC: Quality Value Convenience Network 1115 Home Shopping Network 1120 Shop NBC
Time Warner is not playing fair. I just got off the phone from them and they have moved all the kids channels to SDV. Namely 103 - Nickelodeon 120 - Toon Disney 125 - Discovery Kids 142 - Boomerang 145 - Noggin They did not seem to care that there are many kids that watch Boomerang and Noggin that don't necessarily have cable boxes. I said they should take away the channels that no one watches (Like the G&L channel). My main TV with cablecard that my grandchildren watch on a daily basis is no longer usable unless I "Cave" and rent another of their converters. I have submitted a complaint to the FCC (I might as well talk to the wall), but this just further proves to me that the "little guy" doesn't have a chance.
Time Warner is not playing fair. I just got off the phone from them and they have moved all the kids channels to SDV. Namely 103 - Nickelodeon 120 - Toon Disney 125 - Discovery Kids 142 - Boomerang 145 - Noggin
I just checked the diagnostic menu of my 8300HD cable box and none of the channels you posted are SDV. Read the first post in this thread to determine how to check if a channel is SDV or not with a TWC issued cable box.
I also checked the channels in your post with my TiVoHD w/multistream cable card and was able to view all of them.
You may be having issues with your service, and the not-so-bright customer service reps at TWC heard "cable card" and read you the standard SDV message they were told to pass on to the cable card users. It may be a signal strength issue or some other problem not associated with SDV.
I also wondering why hasn't tbs hd A&E hd and finally Universal hs are not sdv yet, I really wonder that time warner doesn't care about their customers if they did they would give us more hd channels and offer better cable boxes that work?
Last Edit: Mar 19, 2008 12:09:37 GMT -5 by maximumm
Once again I am not happy but at least have some company dealing with the ever grown exclusion of content because I have a cable card Tivo HD. TBS, A&E and Universal HD are gone. they added 3 more HD stations(I have a STB also so I can watch what I paid for) however I can't use the Tivo functionality for those stations as well. Is there a person at TWC that I can speak to directly that can address the 1000 or so customers that use this technology? We need to do something about this it is a growing issue and it goes unaddressed because maybe we are not bring the issue to the right person. The FCC is busy selling bandwidth for billions, no time for the consumers individual problems.
Is there a person at TWC that I can speak to directly that can address the 1000 or so customers that use this technology? We need to do something about this it is a growing issue and it goes unaddressed because maybe we are not bring the issue to the right person.
When I tried to speak to someone "in the know" about SDV at TWC, they referred me to their legal department. Actually, they stated the legal department would be contacting me. Guess what? That was on February 9, 2008. It's been 6 weeks and no call from the TWC Legal Department.
I intend to call TWC and ask them how come I can't receive Universal HD anymore, since I pay $3.95/mo for the HD Tier. I know some people have said that they can get Universal HD without subscribing to the HD Tier, but the channel is still included on the TWC website as being included in the HD Tier.