Serious Question (directv subscriber) (1 Viewer)

shy007

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Feb 26, 2005
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South Carolina
I've had a directv tech out and it seems I have tree trouble for the upgrade to HD. I really hate this because I have been with directv since 2002. My question is how good is the HD on Time Warner and have they fixed the freeze ups on the digital channels since I last had cable.

Anyone that has had both HD directv and TWC please feel free to update me.

I guess the postive is I can put standard cable in all my rooms instead of rabbit ears.
 

fayrich

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Mar 26, 2004
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Can only speak for what we have here in N.E. Ohio - No problem with freeze-ups. HD quality is exactly the same as over the air reception. Full resolution as transmitted by the networks and cable channels, unlilke the downrezzed compressed quality from the satellite providers.
 

shy007

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SatelliteGuys Family
Feb 26, 2005
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South Carolina
I was just looking at the TWC website and I believe they have more HD channels than my directv. That kinda surprised me.

Thanks for the response.
 

Islandguy43

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Oct 24, 2006
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Grand Island, NY
I've had a directv tech out and it seems I have tree trouble for the upgrade to HD. I really hate this because I have been with directv since 2002. My question is how good is the HD on Time Warner and have they fixed the freeze ups on the digital channels since I last had cable.

Anyone that has had both HD directv and TWC please feel free to update me.

I guess the postive is I can put standard cable in all my rooms instead of rabbit ears.


I had dish hd for 4-5 years and made the switch to TWC 5 months ago, after they made me a double play offer I couldn't refuse. Also it gave me the Buffalo Sabres and NY Yankees games in HD (something dish couldn't do). I have had few HD freezeups and the pq is decent and comparable, and I do have over 80 HD channels (not counting premiums) They gave me a price guarantee for two years with no commitment on my part.

If Dish could offer me the same channels I would switch back, only because their DVR's and Equipment blow the scientific atlantic away.
 

shaun-ohio

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Jan 31, 2004
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ohio
well there outdated dvr sucks, i had it and went back to dtv, you can select your favorites for you list but you cant lock them out from showing up, they now have hd channels that dtv doesnt have, but im not saying after d12 goes in operation, they will have more hd channels then time warner, but we shall see who will be the leader, and yes pic quality is much better on cable then dtv. plus on dtv they will give me my local sd channels, but wont give me the hd local ones, but with timewarner i got them all in hd plus pbs hd, so i am giving them till say may or june and if d12 isnt any better for hd then i am going back to timewarner, and i will gladly pay the fee for the contract with dtv.
 

shaun-ohio

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Jan 31, 2004
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ohio
here is the list of hd channels that timewarner now have for my area
1002 WHIZ HD Zanesville, OH (NBC)

1004 WCMH HD Columbus, OH (NBC)

1006 WSYX HD Columbus, OH (ABC)

1007 WOSU HD Columbus, OH (PBS)

1008 WTTE HD Columbus, OH (FOX)

1010 WBNS HD Columbus, OH (CBS)

1013 WWHO HD (CW)

1101 Disney HD

1102 Disney XD HD

1106 Cartoon Network HD

1112 ABC Family HD

1117 Hallmark Movie Channel HD

1130 Discovery Channel HD

1131 TLC HD

1132 Science Channel HD

1133 Animal Planet HD

1134 National Geographic HD

1135 History HD

1140 BIO HD

1144 HD Theater

1145 Smithsonian Channel HD

1150 HGTV HD

1151 Food Network HD

1155 Travel Channel HD

1156 Planet Green HD

1159 Style HD

1175 QVC HD

1176 HSN HD

1201 USA HD

1202 TBS HD

1203 TNT HD

1204 A&E HD

1205 FX HD

1208 E! HD

1209 Bravo HD

1214 We TV HD

1217 TV One HD

1224 SyFy HD

1225 BBC America HD

1235 Universal HD

1258 Fuse HD

1267 Palladia HD

1276 TCM HD

1277 AMC HD

1278 LMN HD

1280 IFC HD

1284 MGM HD

1290 Encore HD

1301 ESPN-HD

1302 ESPN2 HD

1303 ESPNU HD

1305 ESPN News HD

1308 Sports Time Ohio HD

1309 Fox Sports Ohio HD

1310 Fox Sports Ohio HD Alternate

1316 Golf HD

1317 SPEED HD

1322 CBS College Sports HD

1323 Versus HD

1324 NHL Network HD

1325 NBA TV HD

1326 MLB Network HD

1327 The Tennis Channel HD

1329 G4 HD

1330 Outdoor Channel HD

1333 Big Ten Network HD

1340 MavTV HD

1350 CNN HD

1351 HLN HD

1352 Fox News HD

1353 Fox Business Network HD

1354 MSNBC HD

1355 CNBC HD+

1370 The Weather Channel HD
 

shy007

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SatelliteGuys Family
Feb 26, 2005
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South Carolina
I think our lineup in Columbia, SC is about the same accept our regional sports networks. It's a lot more than I thought they had. They are coming out next week to install.
 

Islandguy43

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Oct 24, 2006
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Grand Island, NY
I think our lineup in Columbia, SC is about the same accept our regional sports networks. It's a lot more than I thought they had. They are coming out next week to install.


You might enjoy their startover feature, and plus here in the Buffalo NY area, we have our own 24 hr local news channel.
 

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