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Old 12-02-2012, 03:05 PM
 
Location: Northridge/Porter Ranch, Calif.
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It's the only game in town for me. No DSL choices available. I'd rate my satisfaction at B- for internet and TV. The digital boxes are old, slow and clunky and the remotes wear out after a couple of years without much daily use. However, they have a service center in a small shopping center nearby, and I've never had to wait for service. In and out quickly for all three times I've been there.

They recently added ME-TV, which I appreciate.
I have had Time Warner Cable since 1985. Back then it was $8/month!

Very good picture with cable and the high-speed (Road Runner) Internet connection really is high-speed. Both TV reception and Internet connection is reliable. Not perfect, but reliable; doesn't go out too often.

The TV in one room has digital cable. A lot more channels but quite often when I turn the TV on, it has to "initialize," has to reset. That can take some time.

What channel is ME-TV; I've been trying to find it.
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Old 12-02-2012, 04:34 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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Agreed, other than not getting 15mbps. Could be location based or peak usage times? Cable based internet is definitely finicky.



Now THATS an interesting discussion - i've thought about canceling cable and going OTA and netflix/roku/etc only. Not sure if it would work for us, but sometimes like that idea.

I have the benefit of being close enough to Mount Wilson(4 miles as the crow flies) where all the tv/radio transmission towers are located.
The day I installed my roof antenna, I was amazed that it was a straight line from my house to the mountain, with not so much as a tree in the way.
I lined up the antenna with the mountain, and my picture is beautiful.
Just some of the channels I now get free: Antenna, Metv, This, and PBS, along with all the local channels.
Dozens of spanish and asian stations, which I don't watch.
What I like about Metv, and Antenna tv is they have a lot of the old shows from the sixties and seventies, and it's all free.
Bob.
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Old 12-03-2012, 09:53 AM
 
Location: GLAMA
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What channel is ME-TV; I've been trying to find it.
137 here.
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Old 12-03-2012, 11:28 AM
 
Location: West Hollywood, CA
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don't get no where near 15mpbs and I'm always getting glitches in connection (gamer here). I hate their dvr, it's so glitchy it's sad. When I have a problem I hop on twitter and check the area and there's always simultaneous complaints from my area so maybe it's location based? Idk...
Glitches in connection? LOL, you definitely sound like a gamer.

Gamer here too (PC). I have Time Warner 10MBPS and usually get between 10 and 15 mbps, with a ping around 17-19 (45 in game). Like others have said, it goes out maybe once or twice a year and it's the worst. But very minimal outages, so I deal.
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Old 12-03-2012, 12:31 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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Agreed, other than not getting 15mbps. Could be location based or peak usage times? Cable based internet is definitely finicky.



Now THATS an interesting discussion - i've thought about canceling cable and going OTA and netflix/roku/etc only. Not sure if it would work for us, but sometimes like that idea.
If it wasn't for sports, I'd totally do it. I could stream sports on my xbox but since TW is my provider I don't get access to the over 200+ games and etc., that they offer...another problem I have with them. Not to mention they don't have NFL Ticket.
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Old 12-03-2012, 02:24 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles (Native)
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I have Time Warner..but now I just have them basically for the internet...my bill was way too high for very basic cable and high speed internet. They apparently said it would be cheaper to keep their 'network' package and then internet versus just the internet..kind of weird. I was spending a bunch of money for channels I never watched, so I feel like I should of cancelled the cable part a long time ago.

I don't think time warner is too bad, internet has been pretty reliable.

Some AT&T guys tried to sell me on their service they were pretty pushy , but I looked into it and there are data caps on it which I don't really like the idea of.
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Old 12-03-2012, 03:35 PM
 
Location: Northridge/Porter Ranch, Calif.
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137 here.
137? Thanks, I'll check on my TV.
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Old 12-03-2012, 03:37 PM
 
Location: GLAMA
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Should be the same, as we're both served by TWLA.
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Old 12-03-2012, 04:45 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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It doesn't much matter if you have cable or satellite tv service, you are paying big bucks for two things.
One being channels that you never ever watch, and two, channels that are duplicates of other channels.
Most usually only watch five or six of their favorite channels, and still pay for all those other ones.
That is just plain stupid.
Bob.
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Old 12-04-2012, 02:54 PM
 
Location: Northridge/Porter Ranch, Calif.
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137 here.
Thanks for the help. Yes, I also get it. Same number, 137.
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