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  • in reply to: Big changes to Cox coming #4780

    hdtver
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    I called Cox OKC this morning for additional information and got a few more teasers. Mid-August is the projected start up time for distribution and Tulsa will get them first. If you already have a HD DVR, you simply swap it out for the multi-room DVR from Cisco. No specific technical details available yet. Perhaps details are being discussed in different parts of the country where Cox has or is about to roll out the new multi-room DVRs.

    in reply to: Big changes to Cox coming #4779

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    I am sure CoxEmp is a better source of information on this but I was told during a visit to the Cox store on NW 23rd Street OKC today that Cox will be following their usual rollout of new hardware: test the new Cisco boxes thoroughly across the local system to get any bugs out before releasing them to the eager early adopters. That could mean September at the earliest. Gentlemen: Start your countdown calendars!

    in reply to: Big changes to Cox coming #4778

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    Thanks for the informative link, jv. Here is another one you guys might be interested in:
    http://www.marketwire.com/press-release/Cox-Launches-Whole-Home-DVR-Service-With-Cisco-Set-Tops-NASDAQ-CSCO-1256911.htm

    in reply to: KOPX 62.01 HD #3945

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    The next few days they will be showing many episodes of Criminal Minds, Ghost Whisperer, NCIS, and My Name is Earl during prime time. I caught an episode of Criminal Minds last night and the HD picture quality was very good. The schedule reminds me of the way the Sci Fi channel leads up to a new season of a series just before the new season begins.

    I also noticed they dropped their fourth SD subchannel when they were leading up to starting HD broadcast on their main channel.

    in reply to: Two new HD channels coming May 25th #3954

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    HD Channel 702 went active earlier today (Tuesday the 11st)

    in reply to: Two new HD channels coming May 25th #3950

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    Thanks CoxEmp for that info. Also a tip of the hat to Cox for “The Digital Dispatch from Cox–April/May 2010” email received today sent from Cox_Oklahoma_City@updates.cox.com which contains brief bits of info on epix and Vutopia, FSC HD, Style HD and SWRV TV plus FSOklahoma, “Home of the Cardinals” 267 (SD), 702 (OKC) and 714 (Tulsa). That last bit is somewhat confusing because earlier in the email 702 is referred to as “Fox Soccer HD” Can you clear this up for us?

    in reply to: March 15: Two new HD Channels for Cox #3967

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    Found Vutopia listed under “On Demand Subscription” here:
    http://ww2.cox.com/residential/oklahomacity/tv/channel-lineup.cox

    During a conversation this afternoon with a Cox employee after a weird power surge knocked Cox off line on all services for a while in my part of the city and I had everything working again except for the HD DVR converter, I learned that the Vutopia rollout in Oklahoma was planned for 1 April but the OKCity system encountered an unexpected problem and so the rollout is delayed in OKCity for a while. Apparently Tulsa’s rollout occurred without a hitch.

    Can anyone in Tulsa area confirm this?

    in reply to: The Masters in 3-D on Cox #3973

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    Found a 3 minute 3D VOD test on Cox On Demand Channel 1 in Freezone HD under Masters 3D

    in reply to: March 15: Two new HD Channels for Cox #3966

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    On 1 April Epix and Epix HD appeared as predicted by Sonner Al. They are also on Channel 1 ON Demand. Hallmark HD also showed up.

    in reply to: March 15: Two new HD Channels for Cox #3964

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    Well, March 15 is history now and Cox was silent on Epix rollout. This is not the first time new HD channels rolled out later than first announced. I did get out the monthly statement and re-read the paragraph about what was supposed to happen on March 15. It still reads to me like Epix was expected on that date but I had misread the bit about the Hallmark Channel HD. That one is “coming soon to Channel 769.”

    Cox did make a big deal about moving SD KFOR from their channel 3 to 4. I received a robo call about it the night before and an email about that change of channel location. I am sure everyone else who uses Cox received the same announcements. The other two SD channel swaps also happened on the 15th (Cox Channel to Ch 3 and TV Guide to Ch 2) but the email said the Cox Channel and the KFOR swaps would happen on the 22nd.

    Probably just a typo but I plan on checking to the 22nd to see if Epix shows up. Otherwise I am guessing Epix and Vutopia will show up sometimes between now and the official end of Spring (of this year hopefully). From what I read so far on these two, Cox should really be tooting their own horn when the rollouts actually happen in Oklahoma.

    in reply to: March 15: Two new HD Channels for Cox #3962

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    TVPredictions.com has been covering Epix’s roll out.
    http://www.multichannel.com/article/443579-Epix_Gains_Multiplatform_Carriage_On_Cox_In_April.php?rssid=20062

    Epix has been described as a premium movie channel that uses multi-platforms. Cox lists it as assigned to Channels 211 and 769. Apparently it will also be available On Demand. We will find out for sure come March 15. Epix is a joint venture of Viacom, Paramount, Lion’s Gate and MGM. That’s all I know about it at this point.

    The information on Vutopia and video streaming to computers suggests those features are apparently coming sometime during the Spring. I am pretty sure Cox will be running TV ads about that development when it is ready to be rolled out.

    in reply to: March 15: Two new HD Channels for Cox #3960

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    This interesting news is from the Cox Digital Town Hall survey of 03 March:

    Coming this Spring to Cox digital cable subscribers:

    Vutopia, an ON DEMAND movie collection of up to 200 full length library each month. This service will not be available on satellite. Up to half of the Vutopia movies will also be available in HD for HD subscribers. Each month, up to 100 movies will be refreshed with new premiering every Thursday.

    In addition, subscribers to the movie package will have the ability to stream Epix and Vutopia movies to their computers from anywhere at any time for no additional charge.

    in reply to: Three new HD channels on Cox by December 31st #3984

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    Cox OKC activated the three new HD channels (729,761, and 762) by late morning Friday the 18th.

    in reply to: KSBI-DT's new look #5112

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    For reasons unknown to me, KSBI-DT OTA always shows up as 52.3 and 53.4. I have always thought that an odd choice for them to make. Apparently my HDTV has its odd moments because repeated rescanning always gets the same results.

    in reply to: Three new HD channels on Cox by December 31st #3983

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    Today’s Channel Lineup on the Cox website lists the three new HD channels as:
    729 Tennis Channel HD
    761 ID HD
    762 BBC America HD

    No information on the date of the first day of activity on those channel assignments.

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