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Cox Cable Cards

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

  1. elwaylite

    elwaylite Member

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    Apr 23, 2006
    Theodore, Al.
    Ooops, I will be getting the TivoHD and not the S3HD. Transferring recordings wont be an issue, but is the signal breakup common for tivos in this area?
     
  2. tivocrazy

    tivocrazy New Member

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    Can't say. My understanding is that before the Tivo fall update it was a BIG problem so make sure you get the latest service updates on the Tivo before evaluating any issues. Have not heard anyone else in the Hampton Roads area having this problem so it might be isolated to me. Will know more this weekend. It is really strange as it only happens in the afternoon.
     
  3. scrappler

    scrappler New Member

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    This sucks, I am moving to Chandler AZ in two weeks and I fear that my S3 will be in the same boat as the rest of you.
     
  4. tivocrazy

    tivocrazy New Member

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    Different markets seem to have different issues based on what I have read on the forums. Some have problems with dropped channels. I do not have that issue here. Matter of fact, when I first got the Tivo HD hooked up I was told I would not get all of my HD channels, only those for which the cable card was set up to handle at the time the cards were ordered by Cox from Motorola. Yet, I get all of the HD channels and any new ones that Cox makes available. Go figure.
     
  5. hddude55

    hddude55 New Member

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    Postpone your move for a few months! Something about the Cox upgrade last Fall seems to have caused this nagging dropped channels issue in the Mesa-Gilbert-Chandler upgraded area and the Cox techs say it is very widespread.
     
  6. hddude55

    hddude55 New Member

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    I'm not sure but it seems SA cards like we have here in Gilbert, AZ have been more troublesome than the Motorola cards.
     
  7. lament

    lament New Member

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    this seems to have worked itself out for me.. I blame Cox. :)
     
  8. tivocrazy

    tivocrazy New Member

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    Before I purchased my Tivo HD a few months ago, Tivo rep told me that if Cox Hampton Roads was using SA cable cards he would advise me to hold off on the purchase until Cox/SA worked out the problems.
     
  9. Bodie

    Bodie New Member

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    Rhode Island
    We just got the Victim Networ... er, I mean Lifetime HD. woohoo! :rolleyes:
     
  10. OrangeKid

    OrangeKid New Member

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    Portland, OR
    Cox in Vegas is realigning all the HD channels on June 1. Unfortunately the Tivo program guide changed yesterday May 28, showing all the HD channels in their new assignments 3 days before the Cox changeover. Therefore until June 1 I am unable to record the correct "To Do" list. The wrong programs are recorded. SD programming is unaffected.

    Am I missing something? Is there anything I can do to get my HD programming in the interim other than using the "Rube Goldberg" approach to recording by time or channel?
     
  11. Rolow

    Rolow Member

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    Peoria,AZ
    Sounds like you will have to set up a manual recording like the vcr days. I know a few times when cox phoenix has added channels they have shown up in the guide before they where mad available by cox. Its kind of nice and not a problem when your getting new channels but when there getting moved like yours that would suck.
     
  12. ajwees41

    ajwees41 Active Member

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    Omaha,NE
    your lucky I heard stories of cable companies changing lineups and Tivo taking a week to get the channels straight.
     
  13. OrangeKid

    OrangeKid New Member

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    What I decided to do is just record the SD versions of the HD shows today and tomorrow. As far as I can tell all will be well again starting June 1.
     
  14. doormat

    doormat New Member

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    Me too! I came home from work and all my channels were in the wrong place on the HD side. Though it seems like it was only some of them - Discovery HD was still 727 but ESPNHD was 730.

    I'm more interested in who is to blame? Does Cox or TiVo manage the channel numbers?
     
  15. ajwees41

    ajwees41 Active Member

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    cox manages the channel placement, but it would seem tribune the tivo guide data provider jumped the gun on realignig the channels.
     
  16. OrangeKid

    OrangeKid New Member

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    Portland, OR
    Cox has clearly announced for some time now the June 1 date for the change of channel numbers. It seems to me that Tivo jumped the gun in its program guide.

    I missed my HD shows yesterday but I programmed the S3 Tivo to record the SD versions today and tomorrow. Starting Saturday all the Tivo program guide channel numbers should be synced up with the Cox channel numbers.

    Here is the new HD cable channel line up:

    http://www.cox.com/lasvegas/channelchanges.asp
     
  17. Roderigo

    Roderigo New Member

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    It all depends on what Cox told Tribune... Someone made a mistake, but only a Cox/Tribune insider would know who's at fault.
     
  18. OrangeKid

    OrangeKid New Member

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    Portland, OR
    Oops! i should have said "Starting Sunday ...."!
     
  19. TheNumberSix

    TheNumberSix New Member

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    Nowhere special
    So if I understand correctly, everything should be just fine tomorrow? (June 1) We shouldn't have to redo Guided setup, right?
     
  20. OrangeKid

    OrangeKid New Member

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    Portland, OR
    Guided setup does not appear to be necessary.

    I checked my "To Do" list and all my future HD programs that are in the 700-799 range are scheduled to be recorded on the correct (newly assigned) HD channels.

    I did have to select the premium HD channels (HBO HD channel 800, Cinemax HD channel 810, and Starz HD channel 830) I subscribe to in the Tivo channel setup screen. Tomorrow (June 1) I will go through all the HD channels to confirm that I receive those that I am entitled to.
     

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