They told me that all HD channels (for me 700 and up) require an extra fee if you have the Digital starter package. Even after this was added the channels still did not work until the evening and then gone again a few hours later. This has been the first really hot week this summer but the pattern seems odd. I’ve not checked all day everyday but they go away around 5-6pm and come back around 10-11pm then go away again sometime before I get up. Maybe temperature but it doesn’t sound like a provisioning issue either. If I have to pay then I’d think they would all go away not just the three I’ve found, 707, 709 and 715. Even then just for a few hours a day. They could be messing with something but…
Also, when I look at the missing channels I get a message about there being no signal but if I go to a channel like HBO that I’m not paying for I get a message about the channel being blocked.
I’m not sure what the TiVo consider a 0 signal either but something close to nothing and 100 would be as good as it expects to see.
If it were temperature I'd think I'd see some drop in the signal not these on/off states of all or nothing.
I’ll have to look up how to check the encoding and frequencies. I’m also going to try one cable direct when it’s out with no splitter.