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  • in reply to: Cox adds onscreen Caller ID in Norman #4826
    jv
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    Update for the masses…

    Cox had 1 or 2 trucks in my neighborhood all week. Whatever was wrong, they found it and fixed it today. I came in this evening and clicked on Advanced Services. BAM! Came up in a second. Phone Tools was on the menu. I called from my cell phone and lo and behold, caller ID showed up on the screen.

    If you are still broken, call now and get a tech out. They know the problem and can fix.

    Good luck!

    in reply to: Cox adds onscreen Caller ID in Norman #4825
    jv
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    Hit enter twice by mistake…Sorry!

    in reply to: Cox adds onscreen Caller ID in Norman #4824
    jv
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    I had a Cox tech out on Sunday about this issue. Apparently some people are having trouble getting the firmware update. The boxes are capable of getting the update but for some reason do not. The outer ring (R ring) of the Cox network seems to have more of this issue than the other rings hence the issues south of I-40 in Yukon.

    Call Cox and log a call. Have a tech make a visit. The tech can’t fix it but they need to know so it can be tracked and properly troubleshooted.

    I’ll post back if/when my issue is resolved.

    in reply to: Cox adds onscreen Caller ID in Norman #4820
    jv
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    Yup. Got the whole package. Digital cable with HD, phone with caller ID, Internet. My account has been riddled with issues since I moved. First it was disabled e-mail accounts. Then a Cox tech showed up, cut our cable, and promptly disappeared. This was at 7pm so a service call wouldn’t happen until morning. Not a smooth move to my new house.

    I will call tech support tomorrow night and see if we can figure out the issue. All services work without issue and there is no blockiness on the HD channels. The las tech I spoke to said my signal levels were just fine. I’ve tried all I know at this point so we’ll try troubleshooting further with another tech.

    in reply to: Cox adds onscreen Caller ID in Norman #4818
    jv
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    I have tried to access the Advanced Functions screen but it keeps telling me it’s not available and to try again later. The software may just not be on all the equipment at the edge of the network yet. I live in a spot that hasn’t had Cox all that long. I will try again when I get home tonight and see what happens.

    in reply to: Cox adds onscreen Caller ID in Norman #4815
    jv
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    I moved from Edmond to Yukon and I truly miss that feature. Anyone know when Yukon will get it?

    in reply to: HDTivo on Cox OKC #4866
    jv
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    Great info, everyone. Now to try to make the decision to drop $250 on the thing.

    Thanks, all!!

    in reply to: Signal Quality and My HD Options #5040
    jv
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    No doubt in my mind, Tech!!

    in reply to: HDTivo on Cox OKC #4862
    jv
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    I am considering a new HD Tivo to replace the Cox HD DVR I currently use. Does anyone out there have experience with the device or with Cox’s Cable Card service? I understand about losing VoD and don’t really care. Tivo has way more functionality than the SA 8240 including multi-room and TivoToGo. I am concerned in how robust the device is in Cox’s OKC network.

    Thanks for any info you folks can give!

    in reply to: Signal Quality and My HD Options #5038
    jv
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    I had a bad Scientific Atlanta 8240HD last week. It had a bad tuner. You’d watch one show and record another. The other was pixellated and blocky with dropped audio. It’s DEFINITELY possible to get a bad DVR.

    After replacing, it looks rock solid on my Mits 65" HDTV. I can tell you that side-by-side, Cox HD looks 90% as good as OTA. Most people can’t even tell the difference. DirecTV is similar with more compression on certain channels (older satellite transponder signals). All of the HD from DirecTV is pretty much uncompressed, especially on the new satellites.

    I have a question. Is it hooked up with component (3 colored wires red green blue) or HDMI? If not, you need one of those connections to get HD. If so, then replace your cable tuner. If that isn’t it, replace the cabling from the box outside to the tuner. Occam’s Razor. The simplest solution tends to be the correct one.

    in reply to: HD Receivers & Cable #4516
    jv
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    Not what I was told by your network provider and designers. You know, the guys that sold you the 1 gHz plant you have now? Those 60 channels take up almost half of your pre-1gHz bandwidth. Is Cox no longer interested in reclaiming all that bandwidth for use in other areas? I know IPTV is in the future but it’s not here yet. I would think Cox would be excited to get all that bandwidth back. They’ve already taken all the pay channels off (last being HBO just this last week) analog to help force the issue.

    in reply to: HD Receivers & Cable #4514
    jv
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    You have to make certain that your HD receiver can tune unencrypted QAM over cable. If I’m not mistaken, not all do (I have a PC Card that won’t). Check the specs to be certain.

    You don’t necessarily have Cox Digital. You should call 600-8282 and check with a television rep to be certain. If you do, then you can tune all unencrypted QAM channels (mostly the locals) on a QAM capable tuner.

    The first 60 channels or so on Cox are still analog. If you tune only those using a built-in tuner on an older TV, you will go dark in February, 2009. If you have a converter box, you will be all digital and you need do nothing to be converted. They’ll just substitute the analog feed for a digital feed on the same channel number. You most likely won’t notice a difference except picture quality will go up quite a bit.

    Does that help, Pandy?

    jv
    Member

    Wow….I just saw a flock of pigs flying over my house as I tuned to 712.

    Makes KOCO the only channel I need OTA using my Windows Vista Media Center/XBOX360 solution. Wonder if H/A will actually cave in knowing that cable boxes with OTA are in the pipeline.

    in reply to: KOCO weak signal #4220
    jv
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    I could use some assistance on this issue. My parents just got a sweet new 57″ Mits DLP and it looks incredible (drool…..). We got a simple RCA 50db amplified VHF/UHF from Wal-Mart. They live in Yukon about a mile due west of Lake Overholser. We can get KOCO to about 75% on signal strength but the audio drops out almost constantly. We’ve tried amplified and non-amplified and have had no good luck. I used antennaweb to try to get it set up but I have had no luck improving the audio. The ears are completely extended and up at about 45 degrees and swept slightly back. We have tried to point the antenna more toward the antenna farm but it doesn’t help.

    Anyone have any suggestions?

    Thanks!

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