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Discussion in 'TiVo Series3 HDTV DVRs' started by tunnelengineer, Sep 14, 2006.
I'm also a Raleigh TWC customer with a Series 3 and I'm not getting TBS-HD as of today.
Cablecard wont be getting TBSHD or the other two channels coming in a couple weeks. The bandwidth is being reserved for SDV.
My understanding is that TW Rochester is doing the same thing (blocking TBSHD to CableCard users, even though it is not [currently] on SDV).
If it's not on SDV right now and they're just arbitrarily blocking CableCard users from receiving the channel, is this a violation of FCC regs?
I got TBS-HD here in San Antonio today... well, like everyone else, I can't actually get it since it's on SDV.
It sucks that I pay for this and can't get it.
See whether you can tune to TBSHD directly.
In Albany, NY it doesn't show up in the Guide, but I can enter 1805 and it comes in fine on my S3.
FYI to those is SE Wisconsin. TWC Milwaukee added TBS HD to the lineup at some point yesterday. Milwaukee is using SDV, so it is not available via cablecards.
Nope, I tried tuning directly, and I get the program info, but a banner that says "Channel not available".
Just to be clear on this SDV thing for TBSHD - does it matter if you are using M-cards versus regular cable cards?
Nope... a cablecard is a cablecard is a cablecard..... its the host that matters.
If anyone reads the Consumerist, there's a guy on there having problems with his TivoHD and TBSHD
I just started looking into a Series 3 box (the hard drive died on one of our two S2 boxes) and learned about cablecards...they sound great. However, after coming here and reading about all the installation nightmares, I'm getting scared off. Maybe I should just stick with the HD cable box? I use Time Warner in Columbus, OH.
In New York City I also do not get TBSHD on my Tivo, but on the Time Warner Cable box I do get TBSHD. I did put in a request with Tivo to get the channels changes so I can get TBSHD
I've had my TivoHD for about about a month on TWC Austin and have been having an annoying problem. About every 2-3 days I will turn my Tivo on and the screen will be gray (on live TV). Checking on the cable cards says they are either not authorized, or have not recievedand ECMs. Any scheduled recordings are missed because "no signal was present". Resetting the Tivo causes everything to go back to normal and the cable cards show up as fully authorized. I had hoped
Has anyone else experienced similar behavior?
I've gotten into the habit of restarting it every morning to avoid missed recordings. I basically want to figure out if the problem is with 1) TWC , 2) the cable cards, or 3) the Tivo.
My problem is similiar in that I also was getting a gray screen when I would go to certain channels. I called TW and they scheduled a service call for this Friday (10/6) In the mean time I have been doing some trouble shooting and have found out that #1 card is indeed bad. I didn't figure this out until I found out that when you change channels the S3 will not always use the same tuner. It will sometimes switch tuners there fore you don't really know what tuner the current channel is accessing. That's why I thought it was a cable issue and when I would change a channel sometimes the channel would come in and sometimes it wouldn't. But what I didn't know was that when the channel wasn't coming in (gray screen) it was when the #1 card was being accessed. Then when I went into the cable card diagnostics and accessed the "test channels" screen, this obviously showed that #1 card was getting no channels, except for the local HD channels. Hopefully the TW tech will bring a couple cards. It would also show "not authorized" in the data screen.
I just got my new TiVo HD on Saturday, and soon after found that I couldn't get guide data for the clear QAM channels. OTA is out of the question, as an indoor antenna would only pickup two stations, and I doubt my apartment complex will let me install an antenna on the roof. So, I broke down and called for a CableCard install from TWC - Lincoln, NE.
The lady I talked with was very nice, yet clueless. I knew that I was in trouble when, after telling her that I needed them for my new TiVo, she asked what type of TV I had, as if they were to install into that. I tried to explain that I needed a CC to get the correct guide mapping for the digital local channels. She insisted that since the CableCards weren't two-way, that wouldn't work, but eventually gave into my demands and setup an install for this Friday. I asked about MCard/SCard availability, and she had no clue. Later, she called back and informed me that they would install two cards - assuming on my end SCards. Yuck.
So, not wanting to pay the $3.75*2/month, I called back today to try my luck with a different CSR. Much to my surprise, she also new very little about CableCards, but offered to send an email to someone who would know about the MCard situation.
Later, I receive an email from one of the Network Techs. Direct quote from the phone call follows: "Presently, since there are no devices that support MCards," (uh oh), " and since the MCard is a two-way device that is being finalized by Toshiba/Samsung/I Forget," (double uh oh), "we do not currently have these available. Blah blah blah." Great. Is somebody in management making this difficult on purpose? I suppose so.
So, now I've got to call this guy back and explain to him the difference between the two types of cards, and that no, I don't have a magical two-way "TiVo Machine," as they so lovingly called it.
Install is still on for this Friday, I hope all goes well!
I am in Orange County CA and just had TBSHD added today, which I cannot receive on my TiVo (cable box is fine). The same applies to ESPN2HD, which never worked. Can anyone verify that these are SDV channels? Is there a way to check (via cablebox or otherwise) if these are in fact SDV?
I'm in O.C. also and I can get ESPN2HD on my Tivo S3. What channel is TBSHD on. I couldnt find that on my line up here in La Habra. If you meant TNTHD, I can get that too.
TBS-HD is on 417 here. ESPN2HD on 425.
I have Time Warner Cable in New York City (Queens) and I am still getting YES HD on 708 instead of TBS HD on my S3. The HD cable box from Time Warner in my bedroom gets TBS HD on 708 fine. I called Tivo and they opened a ticket to fix their guide, but they said that doesn't effect the actual tuning of the channel, and that TWC probably needs to reauthorize my cablecards to get the new lineup. Of course when I called Time Warner they just want to send a tech out and I wanted to pull my hair out. I need to go to bed but they say a senior agent will call me tomorrow. All I know is they better straighten this out by 6:30 pm tomorrow - Go Yankees!
edit: I woke up and miraculously 708 tuned TBS-HD (even though the guide still says YES-HD)
I don't get anything on 417 but 425 comes in loud and clear