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Messages - narunetto

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TWC and your Cable Company / Re: Comcast Rebranding Services to "xfinity"
« on: February 25, 2010, 09:31:01 PM »
Yep, we have the xfinity commercials running here too. The Seattle metro area system is very well built out and as I've said before, all of expanded basic is digital, so this helps out our HD count of a tick above 100 and our 50 mbps soon to be 100 internet. I really do like it and it's nice to see Comcast finally caring about the customer a bit and building out services without waiting for competition like some others like Time Warner Cable.

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General Discussion / Re: Happy Birthday Narunetto!
« on: February 19, 2010, 05:11:14 AM »
Heh, thanks guys!

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Local Forecast / Re: Local on the 8's HD
« on: February 15, 2010, 06:55:17 PM »
Last hour, I tried hooking my TV's (not TV tuner) SD cable box to my TV tuner (which is an HD TV tuner), I got a scrambled video picture... but great sound.

lol, don't kill me, I knew it wouldn't work :P
Thats weird.. you're using an SD box and it can tune to the HD channel? Usually on the boxes it just does audio only and doesn't try to decode the video. The scrambled video I suspect is the box trying to decode it but the processor in the box just can't keep up so it keeps dropping.

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General Discussion / Re: The Pot Belly Stove
« on: January 29, 2010, 05:00:03 PM »
Is it me...or did Comcast boost up their internet speeds recently?
Here we have a 50/10 package, it's quite expensive but I love the speed, haha.

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General Discussion / Re: The Pot Belly Stove
« on: January 29, 2010, 03:07:24 PM »

:P

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General Discussion / Re: Happy Birthday Tyler!
« on: January 28, 2010, 02:29:17 PM »
Happy birthday!

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TWC and your Cable Company / Re: TWC gone digital
« on: January 25, 2010, 07:00:53 AM »
If there was a way to deliver digital signals through cable lines instead of using cable boxes, I'd be a lot more happy.
There is: ClearQAM.
ClearQAM is an awesome thing in the digital world but it unfortunately its only useful for limited basic channels because of the content providers not liking a pure digital form of their station being available. (even though it's only SD)

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General Discussion / Re: More YouTube Changes
« on: January 23, 2010, 06:33:11 PM »
This is what the new page looks like in an image. I don't like the info being on the bottom of the video but, I'm getting used to it now I guess.

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TWC and your Cable Company / Re: TWC gone digital
« on: January 23, 2010, 06:15:30 PM »
Honestly, this whole digital migration is pointless. I don't care about this "bandwidth" crap. Analog cable is cheaper, much easier to set up, and less cluttered.
It's not very pointless seeing that a lot of people these days want more HD channels, and faster internet. Getting rid of all of these Analog hogs is a very, very great idea. I've been waiting for it to happen for a while when the started the digital simulcast of channels in '05.

Also, yeah, they did the "switchover" of Analog channels to Digital last year. After that we got DOCSIS 3.0 and like 30-40 more HD channels. But, TWC is still in Analog here because it is in the Limited Basic package and those channels will still be in Analog for a bit longer. This is good for me though because then I still can use QAM to record!

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General Discussion / Re: The Pot Belly Stove
« on: December 03, 2009, 03:24:12 PM »
Comcast has officially owns 51% of NBC Universal! Can't wait to see what happens.

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General Discussion / Re: NVidia S-Video TV Output Issue
« on: November 25, 2009, 02:24:45 AM »
In mine, I don't remember exactly it is but, you can zoom in and out in the TV Settings area. That's how I've solved that before.

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Programming and Graphics / Re: Green Week November 15-21
« on: November 16, 2009, 01:33:41 PM »
Yes, once a year is okay. Doing it multiple times is just overkill and a waste of time. I wonder how many people actually care. My mom certainly doesn't care, and shes the average TV viewer...

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Local Forecast / Re: General LF Discussion
« on: November 14, 2009, 11:31:57 PM »
So apparently it gets dark at 3pm in California...
Hahaha, nice. I should check that out sometime! :P

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OCMs & Personalities / Re: New OCM---Chris Warren
« on: November 12, 2009, 06:02:35 PM »
Yeah, he was good here in Seattle, sucks to see him go because the guy that replaced him is awkward and boring.

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Local Forecast / Re: Should the STARs 4000 and Jr. retire?
« on: October 24, 2009, 03:11:33 AM »
from this email about star enhancements

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Alex-
 
Star software enhancements happen all the time.  Since I am not on the engineering side of the business, I do not know exactly what they are or when they occur.  Sometimes these changes are visible to the consumer, however often they are not.  We anticipate phasing out the older model Stars (XLs and 4000s) over the next couple of years due to their age, reliability issues and the high cost or maintenance.  More importantly however, contrary to your feelings about the XL, most people would prefer the better graphics, radar and detail that the IStar offers.

Maybe this has something to do with analog cable.  :unsure:  The FCC will be discontinuing analog cable in 2012. I don't think neither the Juniors, 4000s, or XLs are able transmit a output signal through the digital cable signal. The last major upgrade for the 4000s and Juniors came around 2002 when TWC discontinued using NWS forecasts. Maybe this may be the last version of both the 4000s and Juniors (possibly the XL too).
All of the encoding to digital gets done by a device separate from the STAR itself, so they would be just fine.

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