Month: May 2016

C Spire Top 10 VOD Rentals – May 2016

C Spire Top 10 VOD Rentals – May 2016

C Spire’s Video On Demand service delivers Hollywood’s top hits directly to your living room in stunning, Super HD™ TV. And many of our titles are available weeks before other services like Netflix or Redbox. Check out which movies were rented most during May of 2016 below:

May 2016 Top VOD Rentals:

10 -Norm Of The North

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Norm (Rob Schneider) the polar bear doesn’t know how to hunt, but he does possess the unique ability to talk to humans. When the wealthy Mr. Greene (Ken Jeong) unveils his idea to build luxury condos in the Arctic, Norm realizes that his beloved home is in jeopardy. Accompanied by three mischievous lemmings, Norm stows away on a ship to New York. Once there, he meets a surprising ally (Maya Kay) who helps him hatch

9 – The Martian

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When astronauts blast off from the planet Mars, they leave behind Mark Watney (Matt Damon), presumed dead after a fierce storm. With only a meager amount of supplies, the stranded visitor must utilize his wits and spirit to find a way to survive on the hostile planet. Meanwhile, back on Earth, members of NASA and a team of international scientists work tirelessly to bring him home, while his crew mates hatch their own plan for a daring rescue mission.

8 – Joy

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A story of a family across four generations, centered on the girl who becomes the woman (Jennifer Lawrence) who founds a business dynasty and becomes a matriarch in her own right. Facing betrayal, treachery, the loss of innocence and the scars of love, Joy becomes a true boss of family and enterprise. Allies become adversaries and adversaries become allies, both inside and outside the family, as Joy’s inner life and fierce imagination carry her through the storm she faces.

7 – The Choice

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Travis Shaw (Benjamin Walker) is a ladies’ man who thinks a serious relationship would cramp his easygoing lifestyle. Gabby Holland (Teresa Palmer) is a feisty medical student who’s preparing to settle down with her long-term boyfriend (Tom Welling). Fate brings the two together as Gabby moves next door to Travis, sparking an irresistible attraction that upends both of their lives. As their bond grows, the unlikely couple must decide how far they’re willing to go to keep the hope of love alive.

6 – Dirty Grandpa

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Uptight lawyer Jason Kelly (Zac Efron) is one week away from marrying his boss’s controlling daughter, putting him on the fast track for a partnership at his firm. Tricked by his grandfather Dick (Robert De Niro), Jason finds himself driving the foulmouthed old man to Daytona Beach, Fla., for a wild spring break that includes frat parties, bar fights and an epic night of karaoke. While Jason worries about the upcoming wedding, Dick tries to show his grandson how to live life to the fullest.

5 – Iron Man 3

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Plagued with worry and insomnia since saving New York from destruction, Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.), now, is more dependent on the suits that give him his Iron Man persona — so much so that every aspect of his life is affected, including his relationship with Pepper (Gwyneth Paltrow). After a malevolent enemy known as the Mandarin (Ben Kingsley) reduces his personal world to rubble, Tony must rely solely on instinct and ingenuity to avenge his losses and protect the people he loves.

4 – Star Wars: The Force Awakens

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Thirty years after the defeat of the Galactic Empire, the galaxy faces a new threat from the evil Kylo Ren (Adam Driver) and the First Order. When a defector named Finn crash-lands on a desert planet, he meets Rey (Daisy Ridley), a tough scavenger whose droid contains a top-secret map. Together, the young duo joins forces with Han Solo (Harrison Ford) to make sure the Resistance receives the intelligence concerning the whereabouts of Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill), the last of the Jedi Knights.

3 – The 5th Wave

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The human race stands on the brink of extinction as a series of alien attacks decimate the planet, causing earthquakes, tsunamis and disease. Separated from her family, Ohio teenager Cassie Sullivan (Chloë Grace Moretz) will do whatever it takes to reunite with her brother Sam. Fate leads her to form an alliance with Evan Walker (Alex Roe), a mysterious young man who may be her last hope. Forced to trust each other, Cassie and Evan fight for survival during the fifth assault from the invaders.

2 – Deadpool

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Wade Wilson (Ryan Reynolds) is a former Special Forces operative who now works as a mercenary. His world comes crashing down when evil scientist Ajax (Ed Skrein) tortures, disfigures and transforms him into Deadpool. The rogue experiment leaves Deadpool with accelerated healing powers and a twisted sense of humor. With help from mutant allies Colossus and Negasonic Teenage Warhead (Brianna Hildebrand), Deadpool uses his new skills to hunt down the man who nearly destroyed his life.

1 – The Revenant

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While exploring the uncharted wilderness in 1823, frontiersman Hugh Glass (Leonardo DiCaprio) sustains life-threatening injuries from a brutal bear attack. When a member (Tom Hardy) of his hunting team kills his young son (Forrest Goodluck) and leaves him for dead, Glass must utilize his survival skills to find a way back to civilization. Grief-stricken and fueled by vengeance, the legendary fur trapper treks through the snowy terrain to track down the man who betrayed him.

All About Set Top Box Settings

The Settings Menu lets you customize many aspects of your Super HD TV viewing experience. Popular settings adjustments can be found within the Settings Menu such as Display Settings and Guide Settings.

Program Guide 101

The C Spire Super HD TV Program Guide is the central feature of your video service. It offers complete program listings, show times, descriptions and ratings. It even indicates if the program is a new episode!

In this video, we demonstrate how to open the guide, select a show, set a recording and more using your Willow Remote.

Recording Programs & Setting Reminders

One of our video service’s most popular features is the ability to record programs and whole TV series for viewing at a time most convenient to you. This technology is often referred to as a Digital Video Recorder, or more commonly, a DVR.

In this video, we take a look at the settings and options available to you on your DVR and also show how to use the DVR to set reminders about upcoming shows.

Controlling Live TV

It used to be if you missed a moment of your favorite show or wanted to watch your favorite team catch that touchdown again, you were sadly out of luck. C Spire Fiber TV however provides you with amazing control over any show you’re watching.

In this video, we explore how to pause, rewind, fast forward, and watch TV in slow motion using the Willow Remote.

C Spire Top 10 VOD Rentals – April 2016

C Spire Top 10 VOD Rentals – April 2016

C Spire’s Video On Demand service delivers Hollywood’s top hits directly to your living room in stunning, Super HD™ TV. And many of our titles are available weeks before other services like Netflix or Redbox. Check out which movies were rented most during April of 2016 below:

April 2016 C Spire Top VOD Titles:

10 – One More Time

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A struggling musician (Amber Heard) reconnects with her wealthy father (Christopher Walken), an aging singer who’s looking to make a comeback.

9 – The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2

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Realizing the stakes are no longer just for survival, Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) teams up with her closest friends, including Peeta (Josh Hutcherson), Gale (Liam Hemsworth) and Finnick for the ultimate mission. Together, they leave District 13 to liberate the citizens of war-torn Panem and assassinate President Snow, who’s obsessed with destroying Katniss. What lies ahead are mortal traps, dangerous enemies and moral choices that will ultimately determine the future of millions.

8 – Sisters

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When their parents decide to sell their home, siblings Maura (Amy Poehler) and Kate (Tina Fey) learn that they have one weekend to clean out the junk from their old bedroom. Unhappy with the news, the recently divorced Maura and her hotheaded sister make plans to throw one final bash to recapture their glory days with their former classmates. As the raging party begins to spiral out of control, the gals soon realize that there may not be a house left once the dust settles.

7 – Concussion

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While conducting an autopsy on former NFL football player Mike Webster (David Morse), forensic pathologist Dr. Bennet Omalu (Will Smith) discovers neurological deterioration that is similar to Alzheimer’s disease. Omalu names the disorder chronic traumatic encephalopathy and publishes his findings in a medical journal. As other athletes face the same diagnosis, the crusading doctor embarks on a mission to raise public awareness about the dangers of football-related head trauma.

6 – Daddy’s Home

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Brad Taggart (Will Ferrell) is a kindhearted radio executive who wants to be the best possible stepfather to his wife’s (Linda Cardellini) two children. When her freewheeling ex-husband Dusty (Mark Wahlberg) breezes back into town, Brad’s feeling of insecurity quickly develops into an inferiority complex. As Dusty demonstrates his flair for athletics, home repair and bad-boy charisma, Taggart finds himself in a no-holds-barred battle to one-up his rival and win the approval of his family.

5 – Alvin And The Chipmunks: The Road Chip

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Music manager Dave (Jason Lee) is not only enjoying a burgeoning career, but a blossoming romance with Samantha (Kimberly Williams-Paisley), a beautiful doctor who works in the emergency room. Through a series of misunderstandings, the chipmunks start to believe that a marriage proposal is on the horizon. Dreading the thought of an antagonistic stepbrother (Josh Green), Alvin (Justin Long), Theodore and Simon embark on a cross-country odyssey to prevent their best pal from ruining their lives.

4 – Point Break (2015)

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Thrill-seeking criminals perform a series of daredevil stunts to steal money and gems, only to give it away to the poor and less fortunate. Training for a job with the FBI, young recruit Johnny Utah suspects that only extreme athletes could pull off these heists. Utilizing his own special skills, Utah infiltrates the gang of thieves after befriending their charismatic leader, Bodhi. As Johnny experiences the rush of their lifestyle, his superiors fear that his loyalties are being tested.

3 – The Hateful Eight

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While racing toward the town of Red Rock in post-Civil War Wyoming, bounty hunter John “The Hangman” Ruth (Kurt Russell) and his fugitive prisoner (Jennifer Jason Leigh) encounter another bounty hunter (Samuel L. Jackson) and a man who claims to be a sheriff. Hoping to find shelter from a blizzard, the group travels to a stagecoach stopover located on a mountain pass. Greeted there by four strangers, the eight travelers soon learn that they may not make it to their destination after all.

2 – The Big Short

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In 2008, Wall Street guru Michael Burry realizes that a number of subprime home loans are in danger of defaulting. Burry bets against the housing market by throwing more than $1 billion of his investors’ money into credit default swaps. His actions attract the attention of banker Jared Vennett (Ryan Gosling), hedge-fund specialist Mark Baum (Steve Carell) and other greedy opportunists. Together, these men make a fortune by taking full advantage of the impending economic collapse in America.

1 – The Revenant

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While exploring the uncharted wilderness in 1823, frontiersman Hugh Glass (Leonardo DiCaprio) sustains life-threatening injuries from a brutal bear attack. When a member (Tom Hardy) of his hunting team kills his young son (Forrest Goodluck) and leaves him for dead, Glass must utilize his survival skills to find a way back to civilization. Grief-stricken and fueled by vengeance, the legendary fur trapper treks through the snowy terrain to track down the man who betrayed him.

Managing TV Favorites

Studies have shown that most people watch on average only 10 or so channels yet C Spire Super HD TV includes literally hundreds of amazing All HD, All The Time options. One way to remove some of the clutter that comes with so much choice is to set up a TV Favorites list. Your C Spire Fiber TV supports the creation of up to five (5) favorites lists that are in addition to several preset lists such as Sports, Movies and Kids’ Programming.

In this video, we demonstrate how to create your first favorites list and how to filter your guide using this list. Doing so will only show the channels you’ve added to this list. Try setting up lists for each member of the family ensuring they have access to the channels and programming the love most.

What’s on TV?

Need to know more info about the show that’s currently playing? This video walks you through the steps you need to take to see program information using your Willow Remote control.

Put Your Trust In Nicolas Cage In ‘The Trust’ On Demand

Put Your Trust In Nicolas Cage In ‘The Trust’ On Demand

Love him or loathe him, Nicolas Cage always brings his a-game to the screen and The Trust is no exception.

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