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Time Warner Southern California

epp1e
02-05-2008, 01:48 PM
Hey guys, I'm considering getting Time Warner in Socal... but I'm wondering a couple things & the CSRs on the help line aren't really helping.

Let's see...

They say HD programming is included free of charge in their commercial, and I always assumed it was just local HD channels... so I went to add the "HDTV Tier" and checked what channels it adds. It says the following:

HD Tier channels:
HDNet
HDNet Movies
MOJO
Universal HD

HD channels included with Digital Cable:
KCBS (CBS) HD 402
KNBC (NBC) HD 404
KTLA HD 405
KABC (ABC) HD 407
KOCE HD 408**
KCAL (Ind) HD 409
KTTV (FOX) HD 411
KCET (PBS) HD 412
HD Special Events 413
MHD 414
TNT HD 415
HD Theater 416
TBS in HD 417
Universal HD 419
HDNet 420
HDNet Movies 421
MOJO HD 422
ESPN HD 424
ESPN2 HD 425
HBO HD 427*
Showtime HD 428*
Starz HD 429*
Cinemax HD 430*
HD (Pay-per-view) 431Does this mean I don't need the HDTV Tier to get ESPN HD, TNT HD & Universal HD and that all it'd do is add HDNet, HDNet Movies & MOJO?

On to the next question...
What are the equipment / installation fees like? I plan on getting Road Runner Extreme & 2 HD-DVRs with Sports, Variety & (if it turns out I need it) HDTV Tiers. Also, how long does it usually take for them to come to install it (I want to watch the NBA All-Star Game!)

Is there free HD programming On Demand (not just movies?)

Would you recommend Time Warner to me, or should I just go with DirecTV instead?

& my final question... there seems not to be a HD NBA TV. If NBA TV broadcasts a program in HD, would it mean I would receive it in HD, even though I don't have an HD version of the channel?

calvin
02-06-2008, 01:30 PM
In my opinion TW gives a better picture than satelite does(although they have fewer channels) less compression I think. Regarding NBATV HD, MOJO shows many NBA TV games in HD.

deadhead68
02-06-2008, 02:55 PM
Hey guys, I'm considering getting Time Warner in Socal... but I'm wondering a couple things & the CSRs on the help line aren't really helping.

Let's see...

They say HD programming is included free of charge in their commercial, and I always assumed it was just local HD channels... so I went to add the "HDTV Tier" and checked what channels it adds. It says the following:

Does this mean I don't need the HDTV Tier to get ESPN HD, TNT HD & Universal HD and that all it'd do is add HDNet, HDNet Movies & MOJO?

On to the next question...
What are the equipment / installation fees like? I plan on getting Road Runner Extreme & 2 HD-DVRs with Sports, Variety & (if it turns out I need it) HDTV Tiers. Also, how long does it usually take for them to come to install it (I want to watch the NBA All-Star Game!)

Is there free HD programming On Demand (not just movies?)

Would you recommend Time Warner to me, or should I just go with DirecTV instead?

& my final question... there seems not to be a HD NBA TV. If NBA TV broadcasts a program in HD, would it mean I would receive it in HD, even though I don't have an HD version of the channel?

With most providers, you only need the HD Tier to receive channels that do not have an SD version. Meaning that you shouldn't need it for TNTHD, ESPNHD etc.

DeadHead68