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Cox Cable Cards

Discussion in 'TiVo Series3 HDTV DVRs' started by jcaudle, Sep 12, 2006.

  1. esb1981

    esb1981 New Member

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    Thanks. Do you think the problem is the loss of power or the power surge? Because a few times of lost power briefly and have no problem.
     
  2. Shawn95GT

    Shawn95GT Tivo, in HD!

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    So, can you see the channels? They showed up in my guide but i can't tune 'em :mad:. Hurray SDV :thumbsdown::thumbsdown::thumbsdown:

    714 Is supposed to be Discover HD Theater - black screen
    720 SCIHD (Sci-fi? discovey science?) I don't know what it is, but all I get is black screen
    723 - DSCHD (Discovery HD) - I'm getting picture but the guide doesn't match the progamming, It might be HDTheater.
    744 GOLFVS - black screen - 'channel not available'
    746 FOODHD - black screen
    757 APLHD (no idea what this is) - black screen
    752 HSTRYHD - black screen

    I'm gonna re-boot and see if it fixes anything...
     
  3. craigo

    craigo Broncos Fan

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    According to the paper last week, the new channels aren't supposed to go "live" until Tuesday.
     
  4. Shawn95GT

    Shawn95GT Tivo, in HD!

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    Reboot solved nothing.

    My guess right now is that either they are SDV or Tivo updated the lineup before Cox switched the channels on.

    This is for Cox Metro Phoenix:

    714 (not working) - Discovery HD Theater
    720 (not working) - Science Channel HD
    723 (Showing discovery HD Theater) - Discovery Channel HD
    744 (not working) VSHD / Golf Channel HD
    746 (not working) - Food Network HD
    757 (not working) - Animal Planet HD
    762 (not working) - The history Channel HD
     
  5. Shawn95GT

    Shawn95GT Tivo, in HD!

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    you're right I umped the gun when they showed up in the lineup. Says March 18 here:

    http://www.cox.com/arizona/cable_hd.asp
     
  6. Kershek

    Kershek Member

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    Mesa, AZ
    No, I can't change to the channels, either, and the channels that "moved" according to TiVo are still in their old spaces.

    I wouldn't blame SDV if the Cox guy who told me it's not being rolled out until at least next year is correct.

    Let's hope they come in on March 18th.
     
  7. Shawn95GT

    Shawn95GT Tivo, in HD!

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    Well, there is something up or we'd have been able to tune TBSHD by now.

    I hope we do get the new channels, but I'm not optimistic.
     
  8. Kershek

    Kershek Member

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    I checked my Cox HD DVR and it also doesn't have the new channels. I think TiVo jumped the gun on the channel lineup change.
     
  9. Rolow

    Rolow Member

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    Turned on my tivo to day in Peoria to see the updated channel guide. So I came here to check up on what the deal was. I was assuming it was SDV. Then I noticed the link to the fact the channels would not go live till Mach 18th. So i gave cox a call and told the CSR I had a cable card and was wondering if I would have acsses to the new HD channels. He put me on hold when he came back on the line he said yes I will be able to get all 7 HD channels with my CC. I'll cross my fingers and hope.
     
  10. Kershek

    Kershek Member

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    Thanks for calling with the verification, Rolow.
     
  11. eochs

    eochs New Member

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    I just don't believe anybody at Cox that would actually answer a phone... Historically the CSR's do not have the knowledge that they should regarding these matters... That being said, my fingers are crossed as well that the channels actually show up tomorrow...
     
  12. BrianAZ

    BrianAZ Back on the wagon

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    I had this issue with my TivoHD. The solution (for me) was to move to a single MCard. Beware though, it has it's own problem. You will lose most of your channels about once a week or so and eventually need to swap out the card with a new one (I'm on my second swap in 2 months). For me, this is a much better issue in terms of how it impacts me. When the channels are not down, they are working perfectly.
     
  13. Pafrican

    Pafrican New Member

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    In regards to the new HD channels:

    I called yesterday to get one of my s-cards paired properly (some HD channels, not ESPNHD though, were giving me one second of picture and then cablecard screen). It was never paired properly (wrong HostID) and after the phone tech fixed it I asked about the new HD channels. She said (and I know they don't always know) that I'll probably just need to call to have a fresh hit sent to the cards to open up those channels once they go live (so tomorrow).

    That's good news.
     
  14. DonnoC

    DonnoC New Member

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    Hello Everyone -

    Brand new Tivo S3 owner (Tivo HD) in Fairfax, VA, just had Cox out today to "install" the Cable Card. I got a single card with a dual tuner, I gather from this thread it is called an "M" card.

    It seems to be working okay for me, but it's only been a matter of hours. The biggest gripe I have so far is that there are now 13 channels I do not have access to via the CableCARD that I did via the Cox DVR. Those are 708, 711, 718, 722, 723, 724, 725, 727, 728, 729, 730, 731, and 732. I'm told these are "Switched Digital Channels" and are therefore not available on the CableCARD.

    Has anyone else been told this about these channels? Some of them I'm most upset about, Discovery HD (727), and History HD (728). I'm hopeful that eventually these will be available.
     
  15. Kershek

    Kershek Member

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    Sorry to hear that, DonnoC. There is an SDV FAQ that is sticked in this forum. Take a look at it and it will answer all your SDV questions, including how you will be able to eventually see those channels with your TiVo.

    Here's the direct link:
    http://www.tivocommunity.com/tivo-vb/showthread.php?t=357703
     
  16. PWF

    PWF New Member

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    I just got off the phone with Cox in Phoenix. When I said I wanted a cable card, he said they don't sell them any more. I love the different answers you get when talking to sales. After I mentioned they have to by law, then he started telling me about how I will not get all the new channels they are adding. I told him about SDV, and he said I guess you know more about this that I do. I have to wonder if these guys get any training whatsoever. So he quoted me $50 for the install and $4.99 a month. $50 to plug a card in a slot......

    Ah well, I should be up and running Wednesday.
     
  17. Bodie

    Bodie New Member

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    ... and to read some numbers into the phone. ;)
     
  18. KanuK

    KanuK New Member

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    COX Cleveland charges $2.00/month per card and $20 per card for installation. I subscribe to basic cable + digital cable + HBO ($40/month).
     
  19. jonginear

    jonginear New Member

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    I tried to get the 8 new HD channels this morning and got the "channel not available"message on a blank screen. I restarted my series 3 with 2 S cards with same result. Discouraged, I went to find a phone to call Cox and by the time I got back to the TV with phone in hand (5 min) I was receiving one of the channels. I proceeded to try them all and they were all slow to tune in the first time, but eventually I got them all except for the Golf channel. I went to my other Series 3 and tried the channels without the restart and as before it took a while the first time each channel was tuned in but they all worked except for the golf channel. Looks like we got lucky in Phoenix with the addition of new channels and cable cards not being blocked because of the coming SDV changeover.
     
  20. Kershek

    Kershek Member

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    Well, I got the new channels on the Cox DVR but they aren't coming in on the TiVoHD with 1 M-card. I made a service call and they said they would send a hit to the card. I will have to check tonight when I get home.
     

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