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Start Over

Tuesday, November 21st, 2006

I have TWC's digital cable at home and recently when changing the channel I've noticed a little popup that says "hit select to start over". I assumed it was some DVR-related functionality, and they are putting it on for all their digital cable subscribers to entice the non-DVR customers to get DVR service. I was wrong; I just saw a commercial advertising this new feature. Apparently this is not a DVR function, but works with all digital cable set-top boxes. If you change to a channel that supports it, you can "start over" and have the show start playing from the beginning again. Basically it's like they added on-demand functionality to most channels.

Time Warner Cable is definitely more expensive than I'd like it to be (especially since I have their All the Best plan), but I have to admit they do push out some cool feature (Caller ID on TV) and I can't remember the last time there was an outage with any of their services.

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#1 - Nov 21, 2006 at 7:08 PM
I just found the official web page explaining the Start Over service:

Apparently you can also pause and rewind a Start Over program, without a DVR! So awesome...
#2 - Nov 21, 2006 at 8:02 PM
That's more than your parent's have huh! Our cable here stinks, but we only watch certain shows anyway when we are home.
Hey just to let you know, I got the AAA GPS Magellan Roadmate 800. It is very nice. Just testing it out the last few days. Plan on debuting it on or around xmas to Robert. Had to hide it, which is easy to do. I don't think he'll be able to work it though. Technology and him are another story. He just got a new cell phone the other day. He has officially switched to verizon and got an LG VX5200 free online. I set it up for him. He still says it is too complicated for him, but I think when he gets the hang of it, it'll be ok. Happy Thanksgiving!
#3 - Nov 22, 2006 at 5:37 PM
Before we moved we had so much cable we were spending $100 a month on it. And we had so many recorded shows that all we did was watch TV. Now we have super basic cable. Costs $12.75 a month and I only really miss the extra programming when we aren't doing anything on the weekends. But we do miss the HD signal for football games. Man that was gorgeous. Maybe we'll get real cable again someday.
#4 - Nov 22, 2006 at 8:30 PM
Yeah, when I see my $150 monthly cable bill it brings a tears to my eyes, but that does also include unlimited phone service and fairly highspeed internet access.

Cheryl, contrats on your GPS. That's also a toy I've been wanting, but haven't gotten around to yet. It really sucks to have to hide toys you want to play with...
#5 - Nov 24, 2006 at 3:21 PM
I know. But at least it is small enough to hide. I had a bigger challenge hiding the box itself. I also printed out the manual off the CD, so I had to hide that also. But in my office room, it is easy to hide things at the moment, if you get my drift. Your father could really use a handy GPS like this.

Our basic cable here runs about $50+ with no extras.

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