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Please help us watch TV on our TV

We have a TV but no cable subscription (we mostly watch content through Netflix or purchase on Xbox). We used to be able to watch the normal network channels with no problem -- Fox, NBC, CBS, ABC, and several PBS stations, along with some other stuff. We had both regular and HD channels. Now they're all gone and the only channels we can access are some jazz scheduling thing out of San Mateo, a bunch of radio channels, and NHK World (learning a lot about Japan!). I really miss PBS and wouldn't mind watching the Super Bowl. Please help. [more inside]
posted by imalaowai on Jan 30, 2014 - 15 answers

 

CableCard needed. Difficulty: Comcast

So, through a series of unfortunate events we've made the switch to Comcast for tv & internet. In conjunction with the switch, we got a new Tivo Roamio. In order to make it work, we need a CableCard. How can I get one as painlessly as possible? [more inside]
posted by kyleg on Jan 24, 2014 - 9 answers

Cable internet slows drastically at night. What can I do?

Four days ago, my Comcast cable internet service began slowing down in the evenings. I know this is normal behavior for cable service, since bandwidth is shared within communities. However, my usual 25 Mbps has slowed to somewhere between 1 and 4 Mbps after 5 PM, with the occasional 20 (very rare). I've seen it as low as 300 Kbps. I checked last night at 2 AM and it was clocking in at 50, which is what I pay for. What can I do? [more inside]
posted by alligatorman on Dec 1, 2013 - 13 answers

How do you hook up this Comcast cable box?

Had the Comcast basic cable service. Saw a deal for HBO for just an extra $10 a month for a year. Ordered. Had to get a new Set Top Box in order to display HBO. The box included instructions for setup, they looked simple. Except the instruction diagrams didn't match the box that was sent. [more inside]
posted by sock, the puppet on Nov 27, 2013 - 5 answers

Negotiating the best Comcast internet rates (PDX edition)

Ok, theoretically simple question that I can't find a simple answer to: I'm currently a Comcast customer subscribed to low-tier tv and internet. I'd like to drop my tv service and replace it with an antenna for OTA channels and a higher internet tier for streaming and general internet'ing (Comcast is my only real internet option, so I won't be dropping them entirely). I need advice as to how to get the best possible rate for the internet service. Details below the fold. [more inside]
posted by a box and a stick and a string and a bear on Nov 20, 2013 - 8 answers

Should I get Comcast's new X2 DVR box?

Does anyone have the new Comcast X2 box? Can you let me know what you think of it? Is it slow as dirt? Can you forward through commercials on recorded shows with ease? Can you access content easily? Do you prefer it to their previous DVR box?
posted by cashman on Jun 29, 2013 - 1 answer

Comcast alternatives in Western Massachusetts?

Does anyone have an internet/cable provider in this area that's not Comcast? We are fed up with their horrible service. We're in Northampton, MA if it helps.
posted by chaiminda on Jun 8, 2013 - 6 answers

Cheap but good home internets? NetZero? FreedomPop? Something else?

I currently have Comcast cable internet at home. I hate Comcast. I'm curious about these newfangled internet delivery systems including Netzero, FreedomPop and - is there anything else? [more inside]
posted by fieldtrip on Jun 4, 2013 - 12 answers

How to get Comcast and Tivo to work together?

I have a Tivo Premiere. I have Comcast. How do I avoid throwing my TV out the window in frustration? [more inside]
posted by The corpse in the library on Mar 30, 2013 - 6 answers

What's the simplest, cheapest way to get home Internet access?

I use Comcast cable service to get online, but it's expensive and I never watch TV so I'm paying for a lot that I don't use. All I want is Internet access. Is there a cheaper way? I live in the San Francisco Bay area, near Oakland.
posted by eeby on Jan 31, 2013 - 16 answers

Cutting the cable cord

Questions about cutting the cable cord in the US. [more inside]
posted by sock, the puppet on Dec 18, 2012 - 21 answers

Broadcast TV over coax for free?

Is broadcast TV supposed to come in over coax when you're not paying for it? (or is it not actually coming over coax in the first place?) [more inside]
posted by jozxyqk on Oct 8, 2012 - 17 answers

How is DirecTV so cheap compared to "Cable?"

DirecTV seems too cheap to be true. Is it really a good deal vs. cable vs. fiber? [more inside]
posted by teriyaki_tornado on Oct 1, 2012 - 18 answers

We want football but not much else.

We're moving to a new place in DC and would like to explore television that includes watching NFL games and do not include just paying for a big ol' Comcast or DirectTV contract. Are there other options? [more inside]
posted by calcetinporfavor on Sep 16, 2012 - 8 answers

"Your incabulator is leaking, sir, and we need to realign it."

Comcast just called me and says that something in my house is feeding noise back into their system, and that I need to schedule someone to come out and look around at everything. Is this legit? [more inside]
posted by jquinby on Sep 14, 2012 - 13 answers

Now how will I watch "MacGuffin: The Un-Findening"?

How do I tell Comcast I don't have a piece of equipment they claimed they sent me and avoid getting charged insane fees? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 9, 2012 - 11 answers

I broke my friend's cable TV connection. How do I fix it?

I broke my friend's cable TV connection. How do I fix it? [more inside]
posted by jenfullmoon on Jun 17, 2012 - 13 answers

it's possible Comedy Central just has a team of monkeys that choose both air times and late-night comedians completely at random

Why does the Daily Show always start ~5 minutes early? [more inside]
posted by NoraReed on Sep 14, 2011 - 12 answers

Cutting the Cable

I am thinking about canceling cable (Comcast) and switching to Netflix DVDs & streaming Amazon & Netflix. What do I need to know? Have you done this? Are you happy with your decision? I seek data & anecdata! [more inside]
posted by pointystick on Jun 28, 2011 - 50 answers

I NEED BITS

Trying to pick an ISP in Savannah, GA. Looking for recommendations other than AT&T. I do a lot of online gaming and netflix streaming, so I'd like something reasonably fast. [more inside]
posted by arcolz on Mar 21, 2011 - 2 answers

Bad internet connectivity=modem bad?

Could poor internet connectivity be due to 'chips' in my modem? [more inside]
posted by biwa-shu on Dec 21, 2010 - 11 answers

How can I watch Champions League soccer matches?

Where/how can I watch UEFA Champions League soccer matches? [more inside]
posted by christopherbdnk on Sep 1, 2010 - 8 answers

Why won't my laptop connect to the internet?

Why won't my laptop connect to the internet? [more inside]
posted by Kutsuwamushi on Aug 8, 2010 - 8 answers

Replacing Comcast in Baltimore

Sick of Comcast and want to switch to something else...anything. Looking for suggestions to replace Comcast internet in Baltimore. [more inside]
posted by tandemrepeat on Jun 9, 2010 - 12 answers

Lowest price for: Comedy Central + ISP = ATT U-Verse, Comcast, Dish+DSL, or ???

TV + ISP filter: Which is the cheapest way to get Comedy Central and a reasonably fast internet connection in Benicia, CA (Bay Area): Comcast??? ATT U-Verse??? DishNetwork/DirectTV + DSL??? Something else??? [more inside]
posted by unclezeb on Mar 13, 2010 - 3 answers

Help, I need a stronger wifi signal!

Help! I live in a basement and need a stronger Wi-Fi Connection! [more inside]
posted by OuttaHere on Nov 2, 2009 - 14 answers

How to get this new stupid Comcast box to work with my Tivo?

Comcast filter: Will the new Comcast adapter box work with my Series 2 Tivo? If not (or if its a hassle), should I change cable/internet providers (and what's a good alternative in the Bay Area)? [more inside]
posted by mingodingo on Sep 28, 2009 - 7 answers

Picking a good plan

In need of a cheap high speed internet/cable package shared among 7 college girls in MD and not sure where to start. Help! [more inside]
posted by pulled_levers on Aug 25, 2009 - 12 answers

Plug it in, plug it in...

Modem/Router issues: why does our internet always cut out on one computer on the network, resulting in having to constantly plug/unplug the router to get it working again? [more inside]
posted by Christ, what an asshole on Jun 8, 2009 - 15 answers

Why can't we connect wirelessly?

Why can't we connect wirelessly to the internet? [more inside]
posted by mai on Mar 10, 2009 - 16 answers

RCN versus Comcast in DC?

RCN versus Comcast in DC? [more inside]
posted by raf on Mar 4, 2009 - 16 answers

Comcast, from the gates of hell I spit at thee!

DSL in Minneapolis. Recommendations, experiences, ISPs of note. [more inside]
posted by jadepearl on Dec 17, 2008 - 7 answers

Comcast DVR w/ Tivo -- any good, in 2008?

Are the Comcast DVR woes over? Would anyone, today, say that the Comcast DVR with Tivo service works well? I'm moving house and want to set up a new TV and internet package with a Tivo-based DVR. Should I keep what I have or go with something new? Boston area in case it matters to the service. [more inside]
posted by galaksit on Apr 30, 2008 - 13 answers

Comcast Arbitration Agreement by Customer Inaction

Hidden among various other breathtakingly evil clauses, part 13 of the Comcast Agreement for Residential Services says that if the customer doesn't opt out within 30 days of receiving the dense legalese, he gives up the right to sue Comcast in a public court. But (in clause 15g), Comcast maintains the right to sue the user any time they like. Is this stuff enforceable? YMOMNBAL
posted by East Manitoba Regional Junior Kabaddi Champion '94 on Mar 11, 2008 - 14 answers

Comcast v. Verizon

What internet service to use in Cambridge, Massachusetts? [more inside]
posted by jk252b on Jun 25, 2007 - 11 answers

New cable box?

I subscribe to Comcast digital cable and I'm interested in getting some HD programming for my HDTV: the problem is that my cable box is not capable of supporting HD. I would like to get a new box that can transmit an HD signal to my TV, but I don't want to rent one. Can anyone tell me where to find out which boxes are supported and where best to buy one? [more inside]
posted by Aanidaani on May 15, 2007 - 10 answers

Help me find the best TV and/or Internet solution(s) for a multi dwelling unit

I need help with crafting a multi-dwelling (Condo) solution for TV and/or Internet service [more inside]
posted by twiggy on Apr 30, 2007 - 3 answers

Want to set up Mac-based DVR for non-basic digital channels. SOL?

I'd like to use my computer (an 867MHz G4 Mac) to record European soccer (to me, football) matches from digital cable when they are shown live on US cable channels like Fox Soccer Network and ESPN. [more inside]
posted by galaksit on Apr 23, 2007 - 6 answers

Wireless Router Connectivity Blues

Help me get my wireless router to connect to the internet. [more inside]
posted by ludwig_van on Jan 3, 2007 - 8 answers

Disabling comcast bridge-mode on a Comcast modem

How do I bypass router bridging on a Comcast cable modem? [more inside]
posted by destro on Jul 31, 2006 - 21 answers

Comcast vs. DirecTV in Seattle Eastside?

Comcast vs. DirecTV in Seattle Eastside? I'm moving soon and need advice on telephone, internet and television. [more inside]
posted by frogan on Apr 20, 2006 - 11 answers

Cable Alternatives

DSL vs Cable Internet... what are the differences in term of performance, reliability, price, etc? Can anyone given an evaluation of the pros/cons. Bonus if you can comment on the advantages/disadvantages of satellite TV over digital cable or vice versa. [more inside]
posted by mhaw on Aug 2, 2005 - 16 answers

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