Directv to Spectrum

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

  1. James Long

    James Long Ready for Uplink! Staff Member Super Moderator

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    I'm paying $100 per month less than I paid Frontier (for phone plus Internet). Not too much. :D
     
  2. eletric chicken

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    i heard someone paying comcrap 100 bucks a month for a crappy 30 MBPS with unlimited data option. that's why i asked... the same with cox as well
     
  3. James Long

    James Long Ready for Uplink! Staff Member Super Moderator

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    One Terabyte is enough for me. It isn't worth the additional $50 for unlimited.
     
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  4. eletric chicken

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    the guy i spoke to about what he was paying for comcast every month his whole family streamed everything so. then i can see paying for unlimited. i could never use a terabyte a month myself. i'm paying spectrum 99.99 a month for a 500 meg connection. the website says 400 megs but i always average more...:cool:
     
  5. eletric chicken

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    like the world box the 110 and the 210 with no clocks the guides up in the cloud. they beta tested that box for two years before they released it and it's still a nightmare with all of the software bugs and no caller id built into the box... i heard rumours that the dvr is gonna be up in the cloud to on the new box... i am looking forward to seeing how many people ***** when the box fucks up and or they loose there internets and they cant access there dvr recordings:D
     
  6. krel

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    any info on this new box there testing for whole home. the only boxes i remember was the arris 3600 and maybe the cisco 9865. rectum killed off whole home they figure it's better to have seperate DVR'S in each room. because if the main box goes down it all don't go down:D.. the world box is there latest and greatest garbage there's no more 6 tuners boxes they done away with em as well:mad:
     
  7. mke

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    Ive got spectrum suppose to get 1000 speed. Im luckey to get 800 wired Spectrum dont do nothing too fix it

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  8. CTJon

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    I went from DTV to Spectrum -although I do TIVO. I've had problems with my TIVO boxes so I've been talking to Spectrum here in Maine. The only DVR boxes that they currently offer is 2 tuner and no whole home. If you have one of the older systems from when they were TWC you can still use them Who offers only 2 tuner and no whole home. I guess they are testing out cloud DVR but not ready to roll out to general customers or people, such as I do, who live in apartment complexes. No wonder people are getting rid of standard cable when offerings lack key features. They do have very good channel offerings but 2 tuner
     
  9. Mark Holtz

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    A note about Spectrum's Routers.... The SAC2V1K router supplied by Spectrum Internet should not be tossed away gently. It should be thrown, with great force, against the nearest brick wall. Most of the time, a later version of a product is an improvement. Not in this case... there are absolutely no user configurable options beyond the name of the Wi-Fi network and password. Want to set your own DNS or port forwarding? LOL. I want to meet the engineer who thought that no one would hook up more than 11 devices to a home network. This was causing me all sorts of issues as I installed a batch of Kasa switches for my home over last weekend.

    Fortunately, I still had my Amplifi HD router which I had recently unpacked, and it was a simple swap.... and repairing of all the devices on the WiFi. I'm hoping to get another Amplifi HD as a mesh point on my network.
     
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  10. krel

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    they have the spectrum branded 210 DVR box but the signals have to be just right for that box to work if not all kinds of crazy **** will happen:confused:. and it's a 4 tuner box. good luck at trying to get a cisco 9865 or the arris 3600 whole units as they disposed of those and are putting people on the spectrum guide. the 210 box has no caller ID and no clock on the front as well the numbers on the remote don't light up but the rest of the buttons do:confused:o_O. i would love to meet the idiot that designed that box and ask what in the hell they were thinking that day:confused:o_O
     
  11. krel

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    i have always bought my own routers
     
  12. Mark Holtz

    Mark Holtz New Texan

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    Just as an update... Spectrum was unable to price match AT&T Fiber Internet on their gigabit pricing, so two days before Thanksgiving, out went the Spectrum Internet, in went the AT&T Internet. The line was buried this morning.

    I also got myself that second Amplifi HD as a mesh point.
     
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  13. krel

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    spectrum never price matches anyone. i tried that and the rep started talking about extra fee's and box rentals... as far as asian telephone and telegraph is concerned i don't want a damm thing to do with em ever again. piss poor customer service
     
  14. Mark Holtz

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    I have almost-gigabit service, and I'm not going to argue with higher upload speeds. The monthly service fee was $50 less than Spectrum, which allows my employer to fully reimburse the cost as we are all working from home.
     
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  15. steve053

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    That's sweet! I'm waiting for the rollout in my area. Fingers crossed it happens in '21 as their local map makes it look like they are about finished with the adjacent city. Looking forward to lowering my Spectrum bill AND increased down/up speeds. Not looking forward to their locked down modem, but potentially saving $400 a year makes it palatable.
     
  16. Mark Holtz

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    On the AT&T modem, you will need to utilize passthrough mode and disable packet filtering.
     
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  17. krel

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    spectrum don't offer fiber to the homes out there?? i know there doing fiber to the homes out here;). i took there ultra internet just for the discounts on the T.V. along as a backup connection to:D... i know when i left spectrum the PQ and sound was crap!!! you could see and hear how badly compressed it was. now it looks as good as DTV if not better as each channel looks almost as good as 4K:).. i also chose spectrum because the csr's are in america and not from another planet even fios there in a third world country. i will pay more for Csr's in america that's well trained and knows what there doing. not having to deal with clueless idiots makes all of the difference in the world;)!!!
     
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  18. Mark Holtz

    Mark Holtz New Texan

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    When I moved into this neighborhood in February, 2019, the choice was either between Spectrum Cable (almost gigabit Down, up to 35 megabit up) or DSL (don'task). At that point, AT&T was still laying down the fiber and was not yet available. AT&T Fiber was still being laid down at the street level, and was not lit up until a few months later. Even then, I waited as new service introduction has it hiccups and I need stable service as I am in constant online meetings. That changed in November when I tried to get Spectrum to price match (good luck), and I decided to throw the dice. So far, only one service interrupting during my workday, and that was yesterday. My mother is a bit dismayed that I took over one closet and set up a network rack, but as I explained, that was the best location. Unfortunately, it is also somewhat the worst location for a wireless access point as my home office is on the opposite diagonal corner of my home.

    Trust me, I live and die by the Internet now, and I triple-checked the Internet connectivity when I purchased my home. When I lived in Sacramento, only DSL service was available, and the download speed was slower than the upload speed I had with Spectrum. Even with my mother streaming two televisions as "noise", I've had no issues with doing my work from home or being on online meetings... which is more than I can say for some online participants.
     
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  19. krel

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    better hope you don't need a service call it's 49.99 now before it was free:mad:. and if your box breaks there now charging a 9.99 self install fee. so cheap t.v. is getting to be not so cheap i think:rolleyes:o_O:mad:.
     

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