Is there a mailing address that I can send the equipment back to. Can I walk into a store and drop it off. Are they going to give me a hard time becuase Im not her?
The local retail store would be the best option since they can scan it into the system.
As long as the serial # is scanned back in, she'll be just fine.
Over the years I've seen plenty of "lost" status equipment that customers have found that can be returned at any time and taken off the accounts they used to be on, even former ones. It's not something anyone should give you a hard time about, in fact it's something to be thankful for.
I wouldn't wait though, just in case, because fees can be charged for lost/unreturned equipment if service is completely cancelled. Better to have it get done.
It's not a drop off box, but it's just a matter of making sure somebody at the front counter scans the serial # back in successfully. Does that make sense? They typically can give you a receipt as well, in fact I'd recommend that.
I 've had a Spectrum 101-H Set-Top Box DCR installed and wired to my HDMI input equipped TV. Prior to this installation I had a VCR connected to the TV . The VCR was connected to the Spectrum cable/antenna input terminal and to the TV antenna input jack using a plug-in RF cable. I have been unsuccessful in getting my VCR to work since this set-top box was installed. Where can I find instructions or can someone tell me how to connect my VCR using this set-top box?
You're out of luck on the record side as the 101 does not have rf ch 4 or composite video outputs. You need the larger cable box (the one with a clock)
it has composite video outputs.
You should direct connect the VCR to the tv via RCA cables or coax if the tv has either of these types of connections. Then use the input or source button on your tv remote to access the VCR.
What are you planning to do with the VCR?
Do you want to record programs? Do you want to simply watch tapes?
Playback is easy. I'd recommend using RCA cables to connect the VCR's output to your TV (which, if it has HDMI, should have at least one Composite Video connection). You would use your TV's remote to switch inputs from HDMI to Composite.
If you plan to use the VCR to record shows, it gets a bit more complicated...
The essential question is: If I buy a DTA from an outside source, will I be able to receive Spectrum's basic channels now that they've gone all digital?
I have two flat-screen bedroom TVs that used to get channels 1-99 (coax cable feed plugged directly into the TV). Now that Spectrum went all-digital they cannot get any channels. I got a digital receiver for one TV, free for 12 months. For the second TV it would cost $12/month, as will the first when the year is up. That's a lot for TVs that are not used much.
The letter Spectrum sent announcing the conversion says that if you have an existing digital transport adapter (DTA) you should be unaffected by this change.
Do they mean only if it's a DTA that came from Spectrum?
Since they're not providing them anymore, can I buy a third-party DTA and receive the basic channels? Or are they scambled so that only Spectrum equipment can decode?
BTW, a digital antenna pulls in only a few channels in my rural area, and not the ones we like to watch at bedtime, so that's not a good solution.
Thanks for any help.
That's only a few dollars more than we're paying now.
However there's a new development. Based on your previous comment about Samsung, I was able to find and download the Spectrum app. After authenticating, the TV gets all our Spectrum channels. It's not perfect:
We'll have to use it for a while to see how it works out, but my initial impression is that it will suffice, and the cost is right.
Thanks once again for your help. I had no idea about this approach and likely wouldn't have discovered it otherwise.
There is a TV "hub" that the cable from the TV plugs into. This hub as I am calling it has four other ports for HDMI cables. I can plug the set top box into it for the cable TV signal. I also have a Roku device that I plug into this hub. At first, I could switch between one HDMI input and the other and go from Spectrum cable TV to the Roku device and back and either worked fine. Now, if I have both sources plugged in, it does not see a source on any of the HDMI inputs. If I have only one or the other, it sees it and it works. So, if I have only the cable TV plugged into the hub, it sees that connection/signal and it works fine. If I have only the Roku plugged into the hub, it sees that connection and works fine. It does not see either when I have both plugged in. Do I simply need a new hub? If so, where can I get hardware that will work for a replacement?
I have multiple Spectrum DVR's in the same room and line of sight.
Arris DCX3600, Arris DCX3510, and Spectrum 201-T.
How can I set up my system to use either one , or multiple remotes
to control each DVR without affecting the others around it?
When I am trying to control DVR #1, I do not want DVR #2 and #3
trying to process the commands to DVR #1.
Yet, from one moment to the next I want to be able to independently
send commands to each DVR.
For example, is there a remote that could communicate with each DVR indepently
using RF communication rather than IR?
Or is there some other solution?
Have a URC system installed.
The cheap one will control 8 devices.
Will it cost me if I decide to rearrange my furniture? I have the necessary boxes. All the outlets should be ready to go!
If there is a charge...it is disgraceful!
Depending on the work and time required, they might also charge you if they have to disconnect their existing in-wall cabling from the old outlet and connect cabling for the one you now want to use. As dstoffa noted above, every unused port on an amplifier or splitter must have a terminator fitting installed. This has a huge effect on your internet service modem.
nope, nope and nope.. Run an ethernet cable from your router to the TV. The cable co's aren't going to facilitate smart tv interfacing as it cost them a lot of money.
Multiple modems would also require a non worhable speed plan of some sort and the TV IPTV modem channels are NEVER the same as the internet ones.
nd if your router / switch is far away from your TV, I recommend using powerline ethernet adapters. They are cheap, and will give you better performance than Wifi...
The only things in my home that are wifi are the things I carry around with me...