4 More SDV HD Channels

February 19th, 2008 · No Comments

As of yesterday, Time Warner Austin has added an additional four new HD channels to the local cable lineup. As expected, these are all SDV (Switched Digital Video) which means that my Tivo can’t get them. Here’s the new lineup: TLC HD (channel 1615) — The Learning Channel in HD. Seems to be simulcast (showing […]

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Update on Tivo and SDV

February 14th, 2008 · No Comments

After browsing the web tonight, I’ve found the following signs of progress that eventually (2008 Q2???) my Tivos will be able to get SDV (Switched Digital Video) channels from Time Warner Austin. (For a brief description of SDV, please see my earlier post.) First is an actual published specification for what is now apparently being […]

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More HD channels … but they’re SDV

February 2nd, 2008 · 1 Comment

On January 31, 2008, Time Warner Austin added more HD channels to their lineup (National Geographic, History Channel, Fox Business News, Versus/Golf, Lifetime Movie Network, etc.) Unfortunately for us Tivo lovers, they are ALL Switched Digital Video (SDV) which means that the Tivo can not tune them in. 🙁 You see, SDV channels are not […]

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Bye Bye DirecTV

January 5th, 2008 · No Comments

A couple days ago I called up DirecTV and cancelled our service with them. A 10+ year relationship is now severed. Even though they kept telling me that I was an “A list” customer, they sure didn’t fight too hard to keep me — only making a half-hearted attempt to find out why I was […]

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