• Welcome to Milwaukee HDTV User Group. Please login or sign up.
 
Monday Jan 20, 2020, 01:34:49 pm

News:

If your having any issues logging in, please email admin@milwaukeehdtv.org with your user name, and we'll get you fixed up!


Huge expansion of HD on Milwaukee-area Spectrum?

Started by LoadStar, Wednesday Dec 21, 2016, 07:19:14 pm

Previous topic - Next topic

LoadStar

My tuning adapter on my TiVo stopped responding today, so I rebooted it. When it came back, the channel map that Spectrum (Time Warner Cable) is currently sending to it includes an epic amount of new HD channels. Now, keep in mind that none of these appear to actually be active at this time - they're only in the channel map, not actually live channels.

1105 - Teen Nick HD
1108 - Sprout HD
1110 - Disney Jr HD
1137 - AHC HD
1176 - HSN HD
1179 - QVC Plus HD
1210 - Ovation HD
1218 - WGN America HD
1226 - FamilyNet HD
1227 - Logo HD
1229 - RFD HD
1230 - POP HD
1251 - MTV2 HD
1255 - GAC HD
1256 - Centric HD
1257 - UP HD
1266 - AXS HD
1275 - REELZ HD
1279 - FXM HD
1285 - HDNet
1287 - Indieplex
1288 - Retroplex HD
1314 - SPECSHD (not sure what this is)
1315 - TVG HD
1328 - Fox Sports 2
1334 - Big 10 2 HD
1345 - Pac 12 HD
1356 - Bloomberg HD
1359 - CSPAN HD
1360 - CSPAN 2 HD
1361 - CSPAN 3 HD
1362 - BBC World HD
1385 - EWTN HD
1387 - INSP HD
1389 - Daystar HD
1393 - Pac 12 LA HD
1394 - Pac 12 AZ HD
1395 - Pac 12 WA HD
1396 - Pac 12 OR HD
1397 - Pac 12 Mountain HD
1398 - Pac 12 Bay Area HD
1608 - HBO Zone HD
1609 - HBO Latino HD
1625 - ThrillerMAX HD
1626 - OuterMAX HD
1627 - MAXLatino HD
1628 - 5StarMAX HD
1629 - MovieMAX HD
1646 - Showtime Beyond HD
1647 - ShoNEXT HD
1648 - ShoWOMEN HD
1663 - The Movie Channel Xtra HD
1706 - Playboy TV HD

PaulKTF

That's interesting, but I don't think it necessarily means much (yet, anyway). TWC has yet to announce anything for the area in terms of when any changes might happen.

TWC's legal notifications page only mentions a few channels being moved around in January.

https://www.timewarnercable.com/en/our-company/legal/regulatory-notices/pln/midwest/wisconsin.html
-Paul

wireblsam

If you are a subscriber to HBO/Cinemax/Showtime those channels are active if you key the numbers in directly.

1608 - HBO Zone HD
1609 - HBO Latino HD
1625 - ThrillerMAX HD
1626 - OuterMAX HD
1627 - MAXLatino HD
1628 - 5StarMAX HD
1629 - MovieMAX HD
1646 - Showtime Beyond HD
1647 - ShoNEXT HD
1648 - ShoWOMEN HD

Jack 1000

Awesome!

Post when this comes to the boxes everyone,

Jack
Cisco 9865 DVR with Navigator Guide

LoadStar

For whatever it's worth, I'm going through and checking some of these again. On the channels I've tested, previously I was getting a generic "having trouble receiving a signal on this channel" message, but I'm now getting "This channel is not authorized."

Completely baseless speculation: this might be in prep for the launch of the Charter plans, and these additional channels might only be available to the higher tiers of Charter service.

Jack 1000

Quote from: LoadStar;60332For whatever it's worth, I'm going through and checking some of these again. On the channels I've tested, previously I was getting a generic "having trouble receiving a signal on this channel" message, but I'm now getting "This channel is not authorized."

Completely baseless speculation: this might be in prep for the launch of the Charter plans, and these additional channels might only be available to the higher tiers of Charter service.

The thing is,

There have been so many problems with the Spectrum Conversion, that the longer this is delayed, the happier I will feel.  When you change packages, you might get some channels that TWC doesn't have, BUT you will also lose some channels that TWC does have.  The big deal channels are on both systems, and there are like less than 10 stations that are affected by this.

We are still totally TWC right down to the logo here in Wisconsin, Ohio, and several other markets.  I heard it could be 2018 before the change-over, which is fine by me!  I have had great service from TWC.  Those channels should go HD eventually.  Both companies  will be looking to dump the SD version of those channels.  It will save bandwidth.

Satch
Cisco 9865 DVR with Navigator Guide

PaulKTF

The fact that we've heard nothing as customers about any kind of switchover tells me it isn't happening any time soon. I think Charter ran into a lot more problems than they anticipated with this.
-Paul

LoadStar

Last I heard, they're ramping up the rebranding. The trucks are already mostly all rebranded, and the stores are likely to be re-branded very shortly. I actually expect that we'll be fully rebranded "Spectrum" by the end of the first quarter of the year.

Jack 1000

Quote from: LoadStar;60337Last I heard, they're ramping up the rebranding. The trucks are already mostly all rebranded, and the stores are likely to be re-branded very shortly. I actually expect that we'll be fully rebranded "Spectrum" by the end of the first quarter of the year.

They can change the name,

The other parts of the conversion, they can take their time.

Oh yea, on my guide, most of those HD channels if not all of them are in the Time Grid!

Jack
Cisco 9865 DVR with Navigator Guide

LoadStar

Just checked my TiVo, and most of these channels are coming in now, if they're available in your package. They haven't been added to the TiVo guide data yet though.


techguy1975