If you have a new Xbox One game console, you can easily access your Duo County Cable through the device. It uses an HDMI input – the cable runs from your cable box to the XBOX-ONE and then from XBOX-ONE to the HDMI input on the TV. This allows the XBOX to learn and send commands to both the TV and back to the cable box for volume up/down, snap to TV, snap to YouTube or watch TV in a picture-in-picture window while gaming. You can even Skype with the XBOX CONNECT camera while watching TV.
It uses the Internet (TVGuide) to populate the XBOX-ONE’s guide for viewing channels and upcoming programming, using your zip code and then a pull down that contains our (Duo County Telecom) provider name.
The XBOX-ONE has voice recognition so the customer needs to only say, "Xbox watch ESPN" and it will tune to it. Visual recognition of your face will also automatically log you in your Xbox account.
This technology integration is only the beginning of the future when it comes to our broadband Internet and how we integrate all devices within the home for control, convenience and entertainment.
To learn more about setting up your Xbox One, here is a step by step guide that should answer any questions.
Searching for something random or obscure on the Internet can be a daunting task if you don’t know how to make your searches more efficient. Even though today’s search engines use sophisticated algorithms and location based searching to help you find what you are looking for, sometimes those features can get in the way.
Here are 8 tips provided by Joe Kissell (@joekissell) from PCworld.com to improve your searching experience.
1. Search for a phrase If you’re searching for an exact phrase, e.g. a quote from a movie or book, surround your search with quotation marks. Instead of the boy jumped, you would type “the boy jumped”.
2. Be more specific Always give as many details as you know about your questions. Want to know how to create a folder in Windows 8? Don’t just search for create a folder, search create a folder Windows 8 PC.
3. Exclude a word If you are searching for information about eagles, but don’t want the NFL team bogging down your search, put a hyphen in front of terms that should disqualify a page from appearing in Google’s results. For example, Eagles –NFL –Football -Philadelphia
4. Use your own words If you visit Google.com in the Google Chrome browser, you can click the microphone icon on the right side of the search field and speak what you want to search for. Google then transcribes your voice and searches for you. This works on mobile devices as well.
5.Try an advanced search If you want even more control over your search, try Google’s Advanced Search page. This menu offers features to narrow your search down by location, numbers, file types, etc.
6. Convert, calculate and more Google can also handle calculations, currency conversions, time-zone conversions, definitions and a plethora of other great things you may have never thought of.
7. Learn from the source Check out Google’s Basic search help and Tips and Tricks to find great tricks and shortcuts you can use while in Google.
8. Use another search engine If Google isn’t returning the results you want, try another engine such as Bing, Yahoo, and ask.com Give these new tricks a try the next time you log onto your PC or phone to see what new information you can find on the Internet.
Bloomberg TV has announced that it will discontinue service to all NCTC affiliates nationwide beginning December 13, 2013. This includes Duo County Telecom.
"We apologize in advance to our Digital Tier customers who have been watching Bloomberg TV," said Daryl Hammond, Duo County Telecom VP/CFO. "NCTC has made every effort to maintain service agreements with the programmer, but so far, they have been unwilling to change their position."
"We encourage our subscribers to tune into other business programming on FOX Business News (199) and MSNBC (192)," Hammond said. "If anything should change, we will inform our customers right away. However, for now, Bloomberg TV will not be broadcast on Duo County Telecom after December 13th."
Duo County Telecom has added 3 channels — including FOX Sports 1 — to its line-up for all Standard Tier customers. "With the growing popularity of this recently launched sports network we wanted to make it available to as many of our subscribers as possible," said Eric West, Duo County Telecom Director of Marketing.
MAKE IT A HABIT!
10-DIGIT DIALING FOR ALL LOCAL CALLS
To ensure a continuing supply of telephone numbers, the new 364 area code will be added to the area served by 270. This is known as an area code overlay.
WHAT IS AN AREA CODE OVERLAY?
An overlay is the addition of another area code (364) to the same geographic region as an existing area code (270). An overlay does not require customers to change their existing area code.
WHO WILL BE AFFECTED?
The 270 area code generally covers the western half of Kentucky serving communities such as Bowling Green, Elizabethtown, Henderson, Hopkinsville, Owensboro and Paducah.The new 364 area code will serve the same geographic area currently served by the existing 270 area code.
WHAT WILL BE THE NEW DIALING PROCEDURE?
To complete local calls, the new dialing procedure requires callers to dial area code + telephone number. This means that all calls in the 270 area code that are currently dialed with seven digits will need to be dialed using area code + telephone number. The same dialing procedure will apply to telephone numbers assigned to the new 364 area code.
WHEN WILL THE CHANGE BEGIN?
Effective August 3, 2013, you should begin using the new dialing procedures whenever you place a call from the 270 area code. If you forget and dial just seven digits, your call will still be completed.
Beginning February 1, 2014, you must use the new dialing procedures, as described above for all calls. After this date, if you do not use the new dialing procedures, your calls will not be completed and a recording will instruct you to hang up and dial again.
Beginning March 3, 2014, new telephone lines or services may be assigned numbers using the new 364 area code.
WHAT WILL YOU NEED TO DO?
In addition to changing your dialing procedures, all services, automatic dialing equipment, or other types of equipment that are programmed with a 7-digit number will need to be reprogrammed to use the new dialing procedures. Some examples are life safety systems, PBXs, fax machines, Internet dial-up numbers, alarm and security systems, gates, speed dialers, call forwarding settings, voicemail services, etc. You may also want to check your business stationery or advertising materials to ensure the area code is included.
WHAT WILL REMAIN THE SAME?
- Your telephone number, including current area code, will not change.
- The price of a call, coverage area, or other rates and services will not change due to the overlay.
- What is a local call now will remain a local call regardless of the number of digits dialed.
- You will continue to dial 1+ area code + telephone number for all long distance calls.
- You can still dial just three digits to reach 911.
- If 211, 311, 411, 511, 611, 711 or 811 are currently available in your community, you will still dial these codes with just three digits.
Who may you contact with questions?
If you have any questions regarding information provided in this notice, please call Duo County Telecom at 270-343-3131 (Russell), 270-378-4141 (Adair) or 270-433-2121 (Cumberland) or visit http://psc.ky.gov/.