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Adding channels

Discussion in 'TiVo Series3 HDTV DVRs' started by IRJ, Jul 20, 2012.

  1. IRJ

    IRJ New Member

    Jan 9, 2009
    I have a TIVO HD and use Verizon FIOS.
    I have just added a package of channels and rather than add manually (I may well miss some channels) I want to automaticlly have the TIVO do it. Seems the only way is to do a full Setup AGAIN!
    Question: If I go this way will I lose or be able to retain all my existing recordings and legacy lists of programs I already record?
  2. wtkflhn

    wtkflhn New Member

    May 12, 2006
    Metairie, La
    I believe that if you do NOT do a "clear and delete everything", you will not lose any season passes or or existing recordings. Just run "guided setup" and you should be good to go.

    Don H
  3. unitron

    unitron Active Member

    Apr 28, 2006
    semi-coastal NC
    There might be a back door way to avoid all of a Guided Setup.

    Try Settings, Channels, Channel list, and see if there isn't a thing at the bottom about press enter if it's the wrong list.

    If all your channels aren't there, then technically, it's the wrong list.

    I've never done it that way (TWC doesn't add analog channels, it takes them away without lowering the bill), so you can be our brave pioneer.
  4. IRJ

    IRJ New Member

    Jan 9, 2009
    Well that was scary!
    I had clicked on the install button and it took me to a preparatory page. I tried everything to get out of it but there was no way to go back! I even powered down and rebooted and got the same page. Thus I was pused into the full install.
    The good news is that it retained ALL my recorded programs and all the 'to do" listings. But the laugh was it forced me to manually enter each and every 'premium" channel I am subscribed to so I ended up making most of the choices anyway. LOL.
  5. mattack

    mattack New Member

    Apr 9, 2001
    You didn't/don't have to do a full guided setup. There is a way to have it just redo the part about which lineup you have. I forget how to do it though, there is a special keypress, like 'enter' when you're in the channel lineup page.
  6. lpwcomp

    lpwcomp Active Member

    And if you do that, you get a warning that you are about to repeat guided setup.

    At the bottom of the screen is: "Press THUMBS DOWN three times. then ENTER to proceed (or press LEFT to go back"

    This is used when you need to change the entire channel lineup.

    As the OP discovered, he probably already had all of the additional channels in his lineup and just needed to select them, which he had to do anyway.
  7. IRJ

    IRJ New Member

    Jan 9, 2009
    Yep all is well now. I was quite nervous that I was going out on a limb and going to destroy a load f stuff. So had a nice glass of red wine afterwards to celebrate:) Thanks everyone.

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