Originally Posted by stanbrager
We've just made the switch to Time Warner Cable (TWC) in Los Angeles. When searching through the channels we receive, I get a message on the screen from TiVo saying "Channel is temporarily unavailable...". While this message is on screen there is also blue bar on the top of the screen showing the name of the channel and the channel number as Tivo would do for any channel.
This occurs with several channels.
What's happening and what can I do about it?
"We've just made the switch to Time Warner Cable (TWC)..."
My most sincere sympathies.
This is just a guess, but perhaps those are Switched Digital Video channels, and in addition to a cable card installed in your Series 3 or newer TiVo, you also need a Tuning Adapter from TWC that connects to the TiVo by plugging into one of its USB ports, over which it is told by the TiVo that a particular SDV channel is desired, and which connects to the cable as well so that it can signal to the TWC "head end" to actually put that channel on the cable (they have more SDV channels than places for them in the cable bandwidth, so they swap them in and out as people ask for particular ones).
I briefly had some sort of set top box from TWC to play with a couple of years ago (which have cable cards and tuning adapters 'built in') and tried to tune to an SDV channel just out of curiousity several times and always got that same "temporarily unavailable" message.