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Thousands lose SPEED Channel on Time Warner Cable
« on: April 02, 2011, 05:58:30 PM »
Thousands lose SPEED Channel on Time Warner Cable

In typical Saturday fashion, I tuned to SPEED channel to watch the Camping World Truck Series race from Martinsville, only to be confronted with the following message;

“SPEED CHANNEL is now available on this channel number in Digital Format using a Digital Converter or through two way capable digital cable ready equipment such as a Cable Card with a Tuning Adapter. Call 1-800-955-0750 for more information on how to receive this channel.“
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Re: Thousands lose SPEED Channel on Time Warner Cable
« Reply #1 on: April 02, 2011, 06:01:52 PM »
I have had that message for over a week now, just saying AND IT SUCKS NOT HAVING SPEED CHANNEL BUT THE WIFE ISNT COMPLAINING, IMAGINE THAT

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Re: Thousands lose SPEED Channel on Time Warner Cable
« Reply #2 on: April 02, 2011, 06:55:30 PM »
I sent an e-mail to SPEED asking who the genius was that came up with this plan....we'll see if I get a response, but I won't hold my hand over my a$$ waiting on it!  >:(

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Re: Thousands lose SPEED Channel on Time Warner Cable
« Reply #3 on: April 02, 2011, 07:47:31 PM »
called time warner today they said that it was speed channel decesion to do this if you believe that,TW also said that you can get digital box for extra tv for six bucks each which is what i need,have no idea of cost to get hooked to digital tv.i have just about had my fill of TIME WARNER prices goes up service goes down,also called Direct tv 50.00 a month cheaper than TW for phone internet an cable.

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Re: Thousands lose SPEED Channel on Time Warner Cable
« Reply #4 on: April 02, 2011, 07:51:34 PM »
   In Pa. I have Adams cable and I still have SPEED, in fact I am watching it now. Maybe it just hasn't happened here yet!  Roger

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Re: Thousands lose SPEED Channel on Time Warner Cable
« Reply #5 on: April 02, 2011, 08:01:29 PM »
RAMJET, Do you have a digital converter box?  If "YES" you won't be affected. If "NO" then maybe Time Warner is just slinging fertilizer.
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Re: Thousands lose SPEED Channel on Time Warner Cable
« Reply #6 on: April 02, 2011, 08:35:18 PM »
Direct TV baby, get Speed and also on sundays get 4 driver incar/radio communications for free.

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Re: Thousands lose SPEED Channel on Time Warner Cable
« Reply #7 on: April 02, 2011, 08:42:49 PM »
Respectfully, I'm so sick of TW it ain't funny. I literally watch 5 channels en total out of their 1000 channel universe...and that is less than 4 hrs a day when I do, yet they whack me major $$$ for nothin.

I had a subscription where I had all the movie channels...so I called and asked to drop them to save money. Guess what? I WOUND UP PAYING MORE FOR LESS!

So, SpeedTv should start streaming their own content and charge accordingly, and then we can DUMP TW for good.


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Re: Thousands lose SPEED Channel on Time Warner Cable
« Reply #8 on: April 02, 2011, 09:00:06 PM »
Amen Admin!

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Re: Thousands lose SPEED Channel on Time Warner Cable
« Reply #9 on: April 02, 2011, 09:06:16 PM »
Well I turned in two boxes and the remotes on Thursday to Time Warner. I have been researching the Internet for the last few mo. and I have found every channel that I ever watched on cable on the Internet including SPEED. I can now watch hundreds of channels and all I have to pay for my Internet. Yes, I have to pay Time Warner for my Road Runner but I get everything else for FREE. If anyone is interest in how to do this ? Just call me and I'll walk ya through it. 607-327-1493 This may not work if you have dial up. Sorry. I guess could post all the web addresses for the channels if anyone wants them ?
« Last Edit: April 02, 2011, 09:12:15 PM by Walt »
TSBLOF.......

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Re: Thousands lose SPEED Channel on Time Warner Cable
« Reply #10 on: April 02, 2011, 09:29:52 PM »
Direct TV baby, get Speed and also on sundays get 4 driver incar/radio communications for free.



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Re: Thousands lose SPEED Channel on Time Warner Cable
« Reply #11 on: April 02, 2011, 09:31:12 PM »
Post 'em Walt...I've been doing the same, finding 'em on the internet. Pardon my french, but SCREW 'EM.

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« Reply #12 on: April 02, 2011, 09:47:59 PM »
ill take verizon FIOS anyday but im forced in having Time Warner

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Re: Thousands lose SPEED Channel on Time Warner Cable
« Reply #13 on: April 02, 2011, 09:54:46 PM »
Time-Warner had my cable bill up to $80 - no movie or premium channels, no SPEED-TV.  Sent with DirectTV though Verizon.

3 TV's hooked up - About $110 with tax per month for TV, Internet (DSL), and Phone with no long distance charges.

After two years, my deal will go up about $20 per month - total bill will still be considerably less than Time Warner, internet and phone was before Verizon.

If you know someone that has DirtectTV, sign up and indicate their account number, and you BOTH will receive $100.

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Re: Thousands lose SPEED Channel on Time Warner Cable
« Reply #14 on: April 02, 2011, 10:06:17 PM »
I guess could post all the web addresses for the channels if anyone wants them ?
Here's a tip...I use Justin.TV for just about anything I want. With college BB done on monday, Time Warner is DONE for me on Tuesday.

I've been watching the NCAA march madness FREE over internet...HD right from NCAA.com . Down with TW! >:(

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Re: Thousands lose SPEED Channel on Time Warner Cable
« Reply #15 on: April 02, 2011, 10:08:52 PM »
Throw the television out the window!

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Re: Thousands lose SPEED Channel on Time Warner Cable
« Reply #16 on: April 02, 2011, 10:42:24 PM »
http://tvpc.com/ - http://www.justin.tv/ - http://www.free-tv-video-online.me/ - http://wwitv.com - http://www.viewmy.tv/ - http://www.slashcontrol.com/ - http://www.tv.com/ - http://www.cbs.com/ - http://www.nbc.com/ - http://abc.go.com/ - http://www.fox.com/   - http://retrovision.tv/ - http://www.spreety.com - http://television.aol.com/in2tv - http://www.inner-live.com/ - http://veetle.com - http://www.shadownet.info/index.html - http://www.mipeliculagratis.com - http://www.tikilive.com - http://www.seeon.tv/channels - http://www.dailytvonline.com/ - http://www.hulu.com/ - http://www.casttv.com/ - www.tubtub.com

Now some of these sites may need you to download a player or some other little things to work. But I have watched TV and sports plus a chit load of FREE new movies on these sites without problems. I no-longer need cable. A $70.00 plus savings a mo. Good luck

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TSBLOF.......

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Re: Thousands lose SPEED Channel on Time Warner Cable
« Reply #17 on: April 03, 2011, 07:20:56 AM »
RAMJET, Do you have a digital converter box?  If "YES" you won't be affected. If "NO" then maybe Time Warner is just slinging fertilizer.
Ron Hills
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  Ron, I do not have a converter box.
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Re: Thousands lose SPEED Channel on Time Warner Cable
« Reply #18 on: April 03, 2011, 07:26:42 AM »
Post 'em Walt...I've been doing the same, finding 'em on the internet. Pardon my french, but SCREW 'EM.

Can't you be banned for such vulgarity?  I know how close I have come!  ;D Couldn't resist.
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Re: Thousands lose SPEED Channel on Time Warner Cable
« Reply #19 on: April 03, 2011, 07:55:30 AM »
Get Dish Directv are a bunch of theives
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« Reply #20 on: April 03, 2011, 08:13:23 AM »
i recall not to long ago DirectTV took VS ch. away...then gave it back right before all them Whelen races last yr ~ LUCKY lol...i was missin my PBR but it woulda really STUNK BIG time to miss all those MOD races on TV ~ sure hope they bring em back this yr... ???

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Re: Thousands lose SPEED Channel on Time Warner Cable
« Reply #21 on: April 03, 2011, 09:34:39 AM »
This same kind of crap was threatened earlier this year by Time Warner vs. Fox and last year by TW vs. Disney/ABC. Does anybody else sense a pattern here? It's another greed issue for all which leaves the paying customer out in the cold (like that's anything new!)...Ostensibly, in each case, TW believes the opposing parties are always the "evil" ones by charging TW more to carry the programming and poor ol' TW tries their darnedest to try to hold costs down so as to not raise customer rates (which still happens from time to time anyway).  Huh? How and when did this happen?  If we had more cable companies to choose from, this probably wouldn't happen.  But the apparent fear of competition by these entities who somehow convinced the government (through the  FCC) that a monopoly applies to these corporations. Thankfully, this kind of thinking doesn't affect local "open air" channels or their respective networks...YET!
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Re: Thousands lose SPEED Channel on Time Warner Cable
« Reply #22 on: April 03, 2011, 10:57:34 AM »
Well said, Paz!  Hope you're doin' great!
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Re: Thousands lose SPEED Channel on Time Warner Cable
« Reply #23 on: April 03, 2011, 11:31:56 AM »
I still don't know who's telling the truth. Did SPEED Channel mandate how Time Warner is to transmit their signal, or is Time Warner trying to rent more digital converters? So far we know that one poster on Adams Cable is still getting SPEED Channel WITHOUT a digital converter box.

SPEED Chaneel in HD? I DON'T WANT IT! The thought of Dave Despain or Kenny Wallace in high definition takes away my appetite. I would enjoy watching the Rolex cars at the Glen in HD, though.

Since I don't have satellite, you guys who do can answer this question for me...
Do you need a digital converter box at each tv?  If your answer is "yes", then it doesn't matter if you have cable or satellite, because you have to rent the boxes either way. Am I correct?

If SPEED Channel mandated this change, then all I can say is "to hell with SPEED Channel."  For me to rent just ONE converter box will cost $100 per year. "SPEED Channel...  you're not worth $100/year."

IF ANYONE has a friend or relative who subscribes to Comcast (the other 800 pound gorilla in the cable industry) I'd like to hear if they are required to rent a converter box to get SPEED.

THE NEXT STEP is to contact HOME DEPOT, SAHLENS, GOLDEN CORRAL, and all the other major advertisers/event sponsors on SPEED and let them know they are reaching a smaller audience. They deserve a reduction in their advertising and sponsorship contracts.


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Re: Thousands lose SPEED Channel on Time Warner Cable
« Reply #24 on: April 03, 2011, 11:51:59 AM »
I still don't know who's telling the truth. Did SPEED Channel mandate how Time Warner is to transmit their signal, or is Time Warner trying to rent more digital converters? So far we know that one poster on Adams Cable is still getting SPEED Channel WITHOUT a digital converter box.

SPEED Chaneel in HD? I DON'T WANT IT! The thought of Dave Despain or Kenny Wallace in high definition takes away my appetite. I would enjoy watching the Rolex cars at the Glen in HD, though.

Since I don't have satellite, you guys who do can answer this question for me...
Do you need a digital converter box at each tv?  If your answer is "yes", then it doesn't matter if you have cable or satellite, because you have to rent the boxes either way. Am I correct?

If SPEED Channel mandated this change, then all I can say is "to hell with SPEED Channel."  For me to rent just ONE converter box will cost $100 per year. "SPEED Channel...  you're not worth $100/year."

IF ANYONE has a friend or relative who subscribes to Comcast (the other 800 pound gorilla in the cable industry) I'd like to hear if they are required to rent a converter box to get SPEED.

THE NEXT STEP is to contact HOME DEPOT, SAHLENS, GOLDEN CORRAL, and all the other major advertisers/event sponsors on SPEED and let them know they are reaching a smaller audience. They deserve a reduction in their advertising and sponsorship contracts.
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