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Directv to Spectrum

Discussion in 'Cable TV Discussion' started by narrod, Aug 19, 2017.

  1. knoxbh

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    Does anyone know if Spectrum is ever going to have whole-home? Someone posted months ago that it was in beta testing but nothing since. Can't wait to get rid of Directv.
     
  2. CTJon

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    Someone posted on this or on some other forum that Spectrum is rolling out a 6 channel whole home DVR but who knows when and who knows if comment was accurate. Hard to believe that they have nothing in this day and age.
    I'm leaving DTV because I'm moving to an apartment complex that doesn't allow dishes and I won't have proper view anyway. When I ordered via Spectrum I told didn't want their DVR because it didn't do what I needed and was going TIVO and the agent didn't even try to change my mind or tell my xxxx rolling out in x months.. I sense for a lot of the country it is well in the future
     
  3. inkahauts

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    Uh, that six tuner should be Whole Home Service. You might want to look into that more...
     
  4. knoxbh

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  5. knoxbh

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    The two DVRs I have are both 6 tuners.
     
  6. CTJon

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    In my area what they are supporting for existing customers with existing equipment is different from what they will supply for new customers
     
  7. Jhon69

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    No World Boxes here yet,if they don't bring them out by August I will tell Spectrum that I want to subscribe to my Gold package through my Roku Stick+ with their Spectrum App.
    And then I will turn in my outdated HDDVRs.The Spectrum App has better guides,better On Demand and the Roku upscales all the resolutions of my channels to 4K on my UHDTV.
     
  8. narrod

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    They insist they don't have whole home service. Do you know different?
     
  9. CTJon

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    I get the impression that different areas of the country and different pre-companies (TWC or ?? ) have very different offerings. Here there is only 2 tuner and no whole home where some have very different. Also what they allow existing customers to keep maybe very different from what new customers can get.
     
  10. narrod

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    It's interesting when you visit their store in Louisville. They tell you they have 6 tuner models but they won't record 6 programs. My three all do. Not as good as whole home but quite useful. I will return to Directv when they can provide 100 meg internet to my home. Until recently the max was 5 meg which was just upgraded to 25 meg. Still too slow.
     
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  11. zimm7778

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    According to someone I know who works for Spectrum (and I mean old Charter, in their HQ not BH/TWC office) they are not and have not ever been testing whole home dvr’s.

    I have a 6 tuner at my house now, it is not whole home. Outside of the whole Home issue though I have to say I’ve had no problems with their service and actually like it compared to satellite or frontier.
     
  12. CTJon

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    To me whole home is just as important as number of tuners. I'm not sure where I'm going to watch something and many times I start in LR and finish in bedroom, etc. Maybe the world is planning on cloud DVR's so they have more control but pretend to offer customers more.
    Not only are people going to flee to internet based TV for cost but soon for capability. Things that worked 10 years ago don't and aren't offered anymore.
     
  13. Jhon69

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    Well I gave up on keeping Charter Spectrum HDTV for streaming through their app,because of what I read is you have to still have at least 1 digital box in the home.
    So I cancelled my Charter Spectrum HDTV cable service,but kept my Charter Spectrum Internet cable service,in fact I was able to increase my MB speeds from 60/5MB to 100/10MB for the same price.

    It also seems to me the answer of whole home service maybe answered by having your favorite streaming device connected to your TV,subscribing to an internet streaming package with a cloud dvr or at least a good on demand.Then no matter where you are in your home you should be able to continue to watch the program you want to watch until completed.
     
  14. knoxbh

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    Just discovered thru search of our 2 Spectrum receivers (using their diagnostics site) that both boxes have 6 tuners and are whole home capable. The site says "whole home capable - not enabled" which means to me anyway that they have the ability to begin with but not doing it. Talked to a tech at Spectrum and they know nothing about it. What the heck is holding them up?
     
  15. billsharpe

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    Tech people should know what's going on, but you might also want to talk to billing.
     
  16. CTJon

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    Not sure where you are located but in certain locations they aren't offering whole home even though equipment maybe capable. Not sure why but - if you had it they allow it but won't install it 'new" Very strange in this day but...
    I moved to an apartment where I couldn't have DirecTV and had to install TIVO to get whole home.
     
  17. knoxbh

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    Boy, I would be one happy camper if someone would put a post here that said "Spectrum just announced that their are enabling whole-home service tomorrow"!!!!!!!
     
  18. CTJon

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    Agree and don't understand in this day and age why they don't - some like TWC used to have it but since Spectrum took over you can't get in anymore even in the same area.
     
  19. Eva

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    I think Spectrum is pushing sending stuff to your devices like the phone, etc as a relative of mine recently moved to an area that Spectrum services and had to call to get cable boxes issue as their website said "no cable boxes, watch directly on your mobile devices or Samsung TV" and no option to get boxes.
     
  20. Jhon69

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    That will be the future,but for everyone who wants one they should rent them a box,then with a box comes a rental fee,and a guide fee,locals fee,HD fee,DVR fee,franchise fee,ect.
    The future will be streaming video,cloud DVR,On Demand through your phone,TV,computer,fire stick,roku ect.,over your high speed broadband internet service.
     

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