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Can Premiere remove extra channels which I don't buy from Time Warner

Discussion in 'TiVo Help Center' started by atomarchio, Nov 17, 2013.

  1. atomarchio

    atomarchio Member

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    I have TiVo premiere with Time Warner Cable in Ohio.

    Is there a way to turn off the channels I don't get so my wife/kids stop trying to record programs which are not available.

    We don't get any of the premium or other channels but they appear in the guide and can be selected to record.

    I am thinking there must be a way to do this without individually removing each channel which would take quite a while.

    Please let me know. Thank you.
     
  2. WRX09MD

    WRX09MD Member

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    If you go into the channels section of the menu you can remove them from there. It actually goes pretty fast and is very convenient. I really like that feature. When you bring up the guide only the channels you want are there. No more home shopping club or lifetime.
     
  3. atomarchio

    atomarchio Member

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    I did see that and have tried. However, there might be a thousand channels which I don't get and would have to remove one by one.

    Is there a way for Tivo to tell which channels I don't get and automatically remove them?
     
  4. JolDC

    JolDC Member

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    In the time it took you to write these two posts, you could be mostly done. It really is that quick. Go down the list one time, unchecking the channels you don't want to see. It might take 20 minutes one time to do 1000 channels.

    To answer your specific question, no. Your cable company knows which channels you are authorized to receive but your TiVo doesn't. When you tune to a channel, your cablecard will tell the TiVo it isn't authorized. The TiVo, however, can't assume that unauthorized attempt means you don't receive that channel. If it did, it would run the risk of hiding channels you are authorized to receive but (due to a temporary problem) didn't at last tuning.
     
  5. HomeUser

    HomeUser Active Member

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    I don't have Time Warner when I ran Guided Setup using Comcast then WOW when selecting your cable provider there is a question about the premium channels that you receive. Un-selecting them removes most of the channels the few remaining mostly Pay-Per-View can be removed in Settings -> Channels menu.
     
  6. atomarchio

    atomarchio Member

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    I did not select premium but still have tons of extra channels I don't have.

    Was hoping there was an easier way to do this but guess not
     
  7. WhiskeyTango

    WhiskeyTango New Member

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    It's really not that difficult to do like everyone else has said. 20 minutes is a gross overestimation IMO and I highly doubt you have 1000 channels that you don't receive. It should take no more than a few minutes.
     
  8. dianebrat

    dianebrat I refuse to accept your reality TCF Club

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    I prefer removing them in bulk from "channels you receive" since on Verizon FiOS they're grouped by package, just enter, enter, enter and you fly through them.

    As others have said, it's a bit of a pain, but it's not a huge ordeal.
     
  9. atomarchio

    atomarchio Member

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    Can I do that also in bulk with Time Warner?
     
  10. dianebrat

    dianebrat I refuse to accept your reality TCF Club

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    Does TWC put the similar channels in groups numerically? if so then that's the easiest way to do it from the Channels I Receive menu.

    It takes me a refreshing beverage to go through my list on a new Tivo and wipe the common things like SHO, HBO, Sports, non-English, Church, and music channels, then I switch to grid guide and sort by name and remove the SD's
     

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