Originally Posted by steve614
But what about all the basic channels that can be tuned with a simple cable ready TV without a cable card? That is the issue here. The Premiere has (supposedly) lost the ability to tune QAM channels on unsubscribed boxes.
To me, this suggests TiVo is catering to the cable companies more than ever these days.
I just did a channel scan on a never sub TiVo (way passed the 7 days) and it worked great, got all the HD network channels that Comcast has in clear QAM. The software is the newest 20.2.1. As said before you do not get any guide data and with the new software you can't get out of the HDUI menu, another restriction TiVo just put in.
So now an un-sub TiVo can scan clear QAM, can't pause or use the 30 minute buffer, and can't get out of HDUI.