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Xl, Cablecard & Comcast Limited Basic

Discussion in 'TiVo Premiere DVRs' started by NoVa, Jun 4, 2012.

  1. NoVa

    NoVa Member

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    I did a search but just wanted to get some more clarification because I didn't fully process what I read LOL!

    I have Comcast limited basic package & a TiVo PXL; transitioned from a S2 this past weekend. Cable comes straight from the wall. Also split that signal to get the other channels that leak out from Comcast via a digital migration SD box from Comcast.

    After doing a scan on the PXL - like I do on my HDTV - I can pick up HD quality channels above just the locals (like FOODNetwork HD, Natl Geographic, HD MLB HD etc.).

    However, I cannot obviously get the guide data from TiVo even though I pay TiVo monthly. The manual recording is so 80's VCR like LOL!

    Went to local Comcast & they refused to give me a cablecard because I already have their free digital migration tuner box (SD output - eeeash) & I am not on expanded digital or some higher price package :rolleyes:

    Question:
    1) Do I need to use a Cablecard to get TiVo guide data?
    2) Anything I can say to Comcast to change their attitude?

    Thanks in advance for the insights!
     
  2. compnurd

    compnurd New Member

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    Well from the Cable card stand point, looks like you just got an idiot... You pay for the card and can have as many as you want to pay for... I would just try again

    Regarding number 1, no you dont need the card to get Guide Data.. however it will not match up with a Clear QAM Scan. You will need the CC to have the channels mapped correctly to what the guide states. I would suggest getting the card and running the guided set up again to confirm your channel line up on the box
     
  3. mattack

    mattack Active Member

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    I don't know exactly what you mean by "PXL".. Premiere XL?

    YES, you NEED a cablecard to use it.. You CANNOT get guide data without a cable card.
     
  4. NoVa

    NoVa Member

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    yep!

    you mean I can't get the guided data to match the intended Comcast channel mappings.

    Cause i still get guided data but it doesn't match to my QAM scan.
     
  5. NoVa

    NoVa Member

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    that's what I thought. Thanks for the confirm!
     
  6. mattack

    mattack Active Member

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    Yes, what I mean is that you can't go to channel 3 and it tell you that America's Got Talent is on.. without a cablecard.
     

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