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General (Non-HDTV) Milwaukee TV / Cable.com work in Brookfield
Wednesday Nov 04, 2015, 10:29:54 pm
Looks like 'cable.com' is doing a lot of work in Brookfield.  It looks like they are installing yellow tubing that, I assume, will have fiber optic cables pulled through later.  I first noticed them in front or Wirth park, then they moved to in front of city hall.  Now they have their 'horizontal drilling rig' a couple blocks down the street from me.

Any idea of what is being installed?
Milwaukee HDTV Recorders & Players / Record Series
Monday Mar 10, 2014, 10:08:21 am
We're long time TWC subscribers, but have had DVR capabilities for only about 6 months now.  For the first time, I tried to set up to 'Record a Series'.

Apparently the new Cosmos series is not really a series.  I selected 'Record Series Option' - nothing turned red in the programming guide, and nothing recorded.

Is there any way to set up to record this 'series' when the programming guide apparently does not define it as a 'series'?
Milwaukee HDTV Programming / Showtime free Preview Weekend
Saturday Jan 11, 2014, 12:18:23 pm

TWC is listed as a participating provider, but looks like it is not turned on.
Milwaukee HDTV Programming / SAP on CBS?
Tuesday Feb 14, 2012, 08:20:39 pm
Watching NCIS on 1005 tonight, we are getting a voice over describing the action.  Same with NCIS-LA.  What's with this?  Never had that happen before.  

Suspected it might be SAP, and went to the STB (Samsung 3260) set up menus to try and find how to turn it off.  I found no option to turn off SAP, only select either English or Spanish.  Selecting Spanish eliminated the voice over, but I can't believe there is no option to turn it off completely.
Milwaukee HDTV Programming / New TWC HD channels
Tuesday Oct 26, 2010, 11:00:38 pm
Just noticed TWC added History International HD on 1136, and Investigation Discovery HD on 1139.
On/Off Topic Chit-Chat / Whole house surge suppressor
Thursday Jul 01, 2010, 02:51:05 pm
Looking to have a whole-house surge suppressor installed.  Anyone have any recommendations for an electrician to do that in the Brookfield area?
Was watching a movie on ABCFamily HD this afternoon.  Halfway though it just stopped dead. Tuning off channel and then back on gave me the note that "ABCFamily HD is currently unavailable, please try again later".

 Now I am getting that same message of Nickelodeon.  Actually have been seeing it quite often on many of the HD (1000+) channels.  

Are these all on the SDV system?  Is this a common problem?
Milwaukee HDTV Equipment / SA3250HD configuation
Sunday Feb 14, 2010, 08:40:55 pm
Got an HDTV for the family at new years.  Yesterday, went down to TWC at Mayfair to look at my HD options and ended up with an SA3250HD STB.  First time I have had to use an STB.  Called in to get it activated, and it seems to be working as it should.

Now, we have Basic/Standard service (per the girl behind the counter, we did not have to add any services, just rent the box for $8.00 /month).  So we get the old channels 2-99, the basic digital line-up, and the basic HD channels.

So how do I edit the Guide/Channel up-down button so that it only shows and only cycles through those channels that I have access to?  I like to channel surf, and it is a pain in the *** to have to surf through all those inactive channels.  Using the guide, it's frustrating to find something listed only to find it is on a channel I don't get.  

Even the cheapest and most basic of TV sets have the ability to exclude undesired channels from the up/down select, certainly this high tech box has that option - but I sure can't find it.  

On/Off Topic Chit-Chat / Finally making the jump
Tuesday Dec 01, 2009, 11:19:06 pm
New HDTV for Christmas.  

Currently have only an analog package from TWC (basic + standard) feeding three NTSC TVs.  No set top boxes.  

What I expect to do is to go to digital service on my cable subscription and use an STB on the new HDTV only - leaving the old TVs to the analog feed.  I *assume* when you switch to digital, the analog signal still exists on the cable.

Any 'inside' info I should know to get the best results in the transition?  Specific STB to ask for?  I'm used to turning on the TV, adjusting the volume, and changing channels.  You guys seem like you can work magic on these STBs - I guess I will have to learn a few tricks.  

Programming packages from TWC?  The website is confusing as to what makes up what package.  We're not big into sports, so don't need a sports package.  Wife likes movies, but not necessarily the latest releases - more likely to enjoy AMC/Hallmark/LMN/TCM ect than HBO.  I enjoy the 'science' related channels - NGC/Hist/Disc/SyFy.  We both enjoy FoodNetwork.  Obviously, we'd like as much of this as possible in HD.

May start looking into DirectTV and Dish, but for now I'm going to stay with the devil I know.
Milwaukee HDTV Technical Issues / TWC w/o STB
Friday Jan 09, 2009, 01:39:14 pm
Hello.  I'm new to the forum, trying to get up to speed on DTV/HDTV issues before taking the plunge into a new HDTV and programming.

I currently have TWC standard tier analog service.  The analog TV does all the channel selection and I do not have any type of set top box.  I receive all the channels in the lineup just fine that way.  I *like* not having a STB.  

I understand that TWC uses QAM on the cable for digital content.  All new HDTVs list QAM tuners as standard.  Using the TV's built in QAM tuner, will I be able to receive all the default stations that TW include in the 'Digital package'?  

I would guess that if I added any DTV/HDTV content beyond the basic, that those new signals would be scrambled QAM and I *would* need a STB to get those. Correct?

If I have to, a cable card would be preferable to me rather than a STB.  But I have not seen any HDTVs advertised to have the ability to take a cable card.  Are there any out there?