Nothing like that exists... For free or otherwise.
You cannot connect to a coaxial input and get and HD picture, for starters. But as well, there has to be some kind of signal decoder to pick up the signal and provide you with the service. And if that decoder is in place, it will have its own remote - it may be compatible with universal remotes, but most stock TV remotes are not universal.
There are alternatives to a cablebox: such as "Spectrum Stream" where you can subscribe to just the online app and you'll just need an internet connection... But there's no such thing as a free channel.
All 3 boxes' lights are lit.
This sounds more like a software update on the hardware when we got the latest update to The Guide back around late March-early April and not a box problem at all.
Dear Arris and TIme Warner,
With all this fancy technology, is there really no way to edit a recorded program? I'd like to be able to go in and cut out the commercials and perhaps even segments of the program that I don't want to keep. For example, I recorded the news the other night because there was going to be a segment I wanted to see and keep. For this, I need to eat-up an entire hour's worth of space for a 3 minute segment?
It seems to me that there ought to be a way to mark sections of a recorded program for deletion. It also seems like there ought to be a way to split a recorded program into two parts. These are not complicated things and every other standalone DVR I have seen allows this simple editing.
Doesn't Tivo have the 30 second skip option?
I think The Hopper does. This allows users to quickley zap commercials during playback of a DVR'ed show without having to rely on fast-forwarding through them. VOD in a lot of cases, the broadcasters MANDATE that commercials be included into the program in order for the cable systems to include the stations in VOD.
Rats! Oh well, I'm going to pickup the Harmony Remote, which controls the TWC box, plus all the others. Surprised the RC122 can't control the Roku. TWC has a Roku App, so it's to TWC's advantage. Plus, it works fine on Apple TV.
The guide and info is showing, but the picture is not. Was working fine Friday when we were at home. Went out of town for the weekend and it wasn't working on Sunday. Isn't working today, Monday, either.
Try a cold reboot of the box. Power off the box, and unplug the box for several minutes. Now plug the box back in, waiting for the time to show on the display. After the time shows, turn your TV and box on and check your picture.
If you still have no picture contact TWC to check your signal levels, and drop line, and possibly replace the box. Consider this as well, if the pictures goes blank again within the next few days.
I acquired a Clikr 5 and a rc122 today... Clicker5 is new in the bag with batteries but the 122 is a little "ill" and is somewhat worn out thanks to a playfull pomeranian...
Both seem to have the source following the last pressed device and the channel select is locked to cable. However my rental box remote which looks almost like an RC122 does not work the same and refuses to lock the source to TV or VCR
You may want to see if TWC will swap yours to a Clickr-5 ur5u-8780L / 8790L