This has been coming for a LONG time. It happened on my system years ago. Analog signals are being removed to be replaced with digital signals in efforts to free up bandwidth for faster internet speeds. Encyption eliminates unauthorized viewing of channels, and allows the cable company to control your subscription from the head office instead of rolling a truck to install / remove filters. and/or disconnect you. It also prevents people from running an extra cable over to their neighbors house.
The cable company (and the content owners) will never sign up for having their HD digital content available in your home unencrypted. And the "outside" box you describe would essentially be a head end for a hotel-type TV system - and they aren't cheap.
Almost every other payTV provider, included DBS Satellite, requires rented equipment to watch video programming on each TV. TWC was one of the last hold-outs.
The cost of a STB in a Spectrum Plan is $4.99 / month. If you are a legacy TWC subscriber, yes, it's $11.75 / mo. The STB remotes can be programmed to control the power and volume on your TV's. Be aware, if you migrate to Spectrum pricing, your channel lineup will change, and you may got get all teh channels you are currently getting w/o adding some Digi-Tiers.
You have some options, though:
1. If you are also an internet customer, you can buy and install Rokus, which are much smaller than STB's and can be powered by USB. They typically run under $50. It's a one-time cost. They are the size of a deck of cards, and the Roku Streaming Stick actually plugs directly into the HDMI port behind your TV - you won't even see it. They take the place of the box, and will pay for themselves rather quickly.
2. You can disconnect your extra sets, and put up an antenna to get OTA Stations on those sets. I hope you have home-run COAX to a single location somewhere in the house, and not splitters everywhere.
3. A Tivo can be used to replace a STB, but you will need to pay Tivo for Guide Data, unless it has lifetime service. An older-generation used Tivo capable of using cable-cards, with Lifetime Guide Data, can typically be had on auction sites at reasonable prices.
A past discovery life channel had life saving information (special or documentary) about Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis on either 23, 24 or 25 July 2017. I am not saavy on how to find this information. A person's life may be saved if you can please help me find info, and how to obtain a copy of information if found. Thank you so very much!
So sorry that this information needs to be sought under such trying circumstances. I would suggest any of the follow methods to help:
1.) You can search for the show On Demand if you have Spectrum TV service-This typically will show content within 3-7 days after original airing and might be avaliable for about one to two months.
2.) Discovery Life's website has selected episodes that you can watch for free:
3.) You can also contact Discovery Networks about the name of the show, and your situation.
3.) You can use the Internet to search for any topic. Web MD is an excellent medical reference guide below:
However, no medical website ever takes the place of commuiciation or cousoling a specific medical condition with that person's own doctor and /or caregiver. Keep this in mind when researching medical information, or seeking answers about medical information.
I live in Pittsfield. Pittsfield is in Massachusetts. I don't live in New York, and I honestly don't care about New York politics or news. So why are they shown in Massachusetts?
The Pay TV providers do not determine your local market, or Designated Marketing Area. This is determined by the FCC. There is a map of DMA's available on wikipedia.
Berkshire County is closer to Albany, NY, than Springfield, MA. Therefore your county of residence, along with Bennington County in Vermont are part of Albany, NY's DMA. Therefore, cable and satelitte offerings will be from Albany NY. The only way you will receive Massachusettes TV is to use an arial and hope to pick up programming from more eastern portions of the state.
Write and complain to the FCC. The cable company has no say over this. Unless an over-the-air channel had "significant" historical viewership in the area, signals cannot be imported from far-away stations in order to protect the local broadcaster. So even though you get TV from out-of-state, those out-of-state TV stations are closer than in-state TV stations. Radio / TV Waves do not obey man-made political boundaries.
It takes time for them to put it in their catalog. Like a week.
You do know that Adult Swim puts all the episodes up on their site, right?
Here's the latest: http://www.adultswim.com/videos/rick-and-morty/rickmancing-the-stone/
Why isn't Rick and Morty Season 3 Episode 2 available on demand?
It aired last night- so...?
Why is every single other episode listed via Spectrum's ondemand listing as viewable/available?
All On Demand content is made available if and when the content owners say so.
Once again, preseason NFL football is here, that lovely time when you get to see your team's 3rd-string scrubs play against the other team's 3rd-string scrubs. In New England, we love our Patriots 24/7, so both CBS stations and one ABC station simply MUST MUST MUST air the game. 3 channels showing the same thing, yay!
The problem is that many of us, while we love football, also love watcing the shows that CBS airs nationally, e..g Big Brother.
Will there ever be a possibility of offering...not even sure what the term would be, a "national feed", maybe...on an alternate channel when situations like this arise? So we can tune in to CBS and watch what the rest of the country is watching?
This is an excellent idea! Overlap from three stations is a bit too much! LOL! My recommendation would be to use On Demand, which would allow users to catch up on their shows. On Demand content goes up generally two-five days from the time of the original broadcast. It is an excellent way to catch up on missed shows.
Complain to the network, It's not a cable co issue, they must air what's on the local channel and that includes all the local commercial spots that businesses in your area pay for and are not carried on a national feed.
Can anyone tell me how to eliminate all those unused channels on my TV??? I have Starter TV and would like to get rid of those unused channels. Any help would be appreciated. Thank you.
If you have the New Guide or what is know as "The Guide" press the Select Button twice. Now, select the Guide Filter called "Subscribed." Now, only channels in your package will show in the list.
There may be channel filters for the other guides, but I do not have those guides in my area, so I cannot assist in that regard.
Good morning. I have looked into this and have done some testing on our test DVR
I am seeing the same thing. It plays the locally recorded program when selected
through the remote with the DVR but when selected through the Remote DVR Manager
it defaults to the On Demand Offering.
I have found that if the program you are selecting from your DVRed programs is not available On Demand you are not able to "Watch On TV" unless you are using the remote control directly with the DVR.
I have forwarded this to our specialists. I am unsure if this is as is intended or not. I have not noticed this issue myself or had this reported previously so I am unsure if this has been the case before now or not.
Thank you for bringing this to our attention!
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TA's have nothing to do with decoded audio or video.
They are a simple cable modem to give the aftermarket box 2 way capability to request PPV, MOD and SDV channels
All the sound is on the video QAM channel
The newer Arris boxes are coming with a remote that has a "system power" button that sequentially turns the TV and cable box off, but it's easy for them to get out of sync and it results in more confusion.
Buy a big button universal remote, it will probably do the cable box codes and maybe most TV codes. The old stock ones are useless, they don't support most flat panel TV's made after 2010but usually do the cable boxes as those codes were all the same