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Time Warner Cable Massive Lineup Changes August 25th!

Discussion in 'TiVo Series3 HDTV DVRs' started by dolfer, Aug 24, 2009.

  1. Aug 26, 2009 #61 of 193
    rainwater

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    How does TiVo know? Unless they have an employee living in that market, they really do not get notifications of channel lineup changes. Lineup changes that users report to TiVo are just forwarded to Tribune. Tivo does not have the ability to make lineup changes themselves.
     
  2. Aug 26, 2009 #62 of 193
    Grumock

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    Nowhere...
    you guys can kid yourself in thinking that TIVO is not aware of channel lineup changes coming down the line, but i like to think, "it takes two to tango". Plus I think they have in house techs reading these Like that Jerry guy.
     
  3. Aug 26, 2009 #63 of 193
    franzey

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    Time Warner points the finger at Tivo, Tivo does the same to Time Warner. Seriously, I don't care who is at fault, I want my paid services to work correctly.
     
  4. Aug 26, 2009 #64 of 193
    lafos

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    Just watched 1201 (USAHD) for about 15 minutes and saw no pixelation, Checked diagnostics, and RS uncorrected and corrected were both zero. So if it's in the system, it's south of Troy.
     
  5. Aug 26, 2009 #65 of 193
    Grumock

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    Nowhere...
    Now your talking. I agree with you 100%
     
  6. Aug 26, 2009 #66 of 193
    bobrt6676

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    USAHD seeems to be working fine now. No more pixelation. I will keep an eye on it and if it gets bad again I will call.
     
  7. Aug 26, 2009 #67 of 193
    franzey

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    I encourage you to call Tivo to walk you through this (for those in the Dayton rebuild). He walked me through changing the lineup and everything seems to be working. I should have taken notes for a detailed step by step for people here, but honestly, I wasn't thinking it would work. It isn't a lot of steps, but I don't remember 100% and don't want to lead you down the wrong path. Call them, it took less than 10 minutes on the phone.
     
  8. Aug 26, 2009 #68 of 193
    dlfl

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    Did you select a lineup (or region, whatever it's called) with "Rebuild" in the name?
     
  9. Aug 26, 2009 #69 of 193
    franzey

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    Yes, I believe so.
     
  10. Aug 26, 2009 #70 of 193
    dlfl

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    Just checked USAHD for a minute or so - looks OK now. I bet some non-TiVo subscribers called it in too. My theory: In preparation for the channel switch, they adjusted some encoding or QAM parameter on Monday, perhaps accidentally.

    The pixelation had a different character than what I see in my normal occasional glitches -- hard to describe but smaller blocks and more widely spread over the frame.
     
  11. Aug 26, 2009 #71 of 193
    dlfl

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    They should have known about this one -- I submitted a Guide Data error report at least two weeks before the switch and told them about the upcoming channel shuffle in the comments section.

    They have to work with Tribune Media Services and the Cable Provider. The information has to flow from the Cable provider to Tribune Media Services. I suspect all TiVo can do is ask TMS about it.
     
  12. Aug 26, 2009 #72 of 193
    franzey

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    Not to hijack the thread, but I've been on "Preparing" in the Getting Program Info screen for almost an hour now. Does it take this long to prepare it? This is after selecting the Rebuild Enhanced lineup...
     
  13. Aug 26, 2009 #73 of 193
    dlfl

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    I believe we've had at least two posters on this thread advising not to use the "rebuild" lineups (because they are temporary -- they will stop being updated in a few days -- and you will have to start over with the original lineup name). The word was: Wait and all will take care of itself sooner or later.

    Has a consensus developed here that we are not following that advice?
     
  14. Aug 26, 2009 #74 of 193
    franzey

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    A few days means manually programming dozens of recordings. Doing multiple guided setups takes less time than settings up 35 manual programs to record.
     
  15. Aug 26, 2009 #75 of 193
    dlfl

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    I've seen it take a few minutes "preparing" and always wonder what the heck it's doing.

    An hour seems way out of line IMHO.
     
  16. Aug 26, 2009 #76 of 193
    dlfl

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    I see your point. I've forgotten how long a guided setup takes -- was assuming it might be a long time. And I don't currently have that many season passes, mostly because I'm still working with 160 GB. -- something I am planning to correct real soon now!
     
  17. Aug 26, 2009 #77 of 193
    lwarzy

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    I'm in Cinci proper and haven't seen any changes/mistakes in my lineup. I did contact TWC via chat, and they told me this:

    I'm still baffled because I did not expect to see zero changes whatsoever, and I would assume that Tribune just manages the guide, right? (I wish I had a better working knowledge of all of this...) Maybe someone can provide a bit more insight?

    Here's hoping for a smooth transition this weekend I guess. (?)
     
  18. Aug 26, 2009 #78 of 193
    franzey

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    I've got the original drive in it as well. I would definitely like to remedy that as well.

    The guided setup wasn't the full blown (out of the box) setup. it was MUCH shorter.
     
  19. Aug 26, 2009 #79 of 193
    dlfl

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    Are you saying all your channels are still on the same numbers? And the guide data is aligned with that?

    This doesn't make any sense to me. It's as if they just postponed the channel shuffle in your local area for some reason. Were you notified of a new lineup starting 25 August?

    AFAIK Tribune and TiVo manage the guide data.

    I'm not sure whether this is "Outer Limits" or "The Twilight Zone". :eek:
     
  20. Aug 26, 2009 #80 of 193
    lwarzy

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    Yeah, exactly. I was notified about the changes, so I was expecting some sort of chaos to ensue... but nothing has happened... hence the reason I started asking questions. The channels & guides are still aligned the same way they've always been, even after a guided setup. Twilight Zone indeed...
     

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