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Discussion in 'TiVo Series3 HDTV DVRs' started by jmatero, Sep 12, 2006.
Mine are MIA too. I mostly miss the Monsters HD channel
I miss Gallery, Equator, WorldSports for soccer, but the total is 15 channels gone and still paying for it. The good news is that TiVo is coming out with a box to help the HD units get switched digital Video.
I would hope this gets to the press. It's very unfortunate we live in a time with outright monopolies and the consumer has no advocacy.
You never were paying for it.. There are more customers without HD boxes that never had access to the channels to begin with in addition to the other HD channels that are paying the same amount you were and still are paying.
This problem should have been corrected in Version 9.3 of the Tivo software
Actually 9.3 does not have a fix for this. Cablevision has a new firmware for the NDS cards. See this post http://www.tivocommunity.com/tivo-vb/showthread.php?p=6303763#post6303763
So the truck is rolling and about to get here, but the installer called and said, you know you won't get ANY HD channels? I said, no, just a few right? He said NONE!
He said because of SV...I tried to correct him and say SDV, but he ignored me.
Is he right? Did I just pay $46.99 for a worthless service call and $229 for a crap TiVo box?
Thanks to anyone with information on Cablevision in Bergen County New Jersey...
Can't say for Bergen County but in Dutchess County (NY) HD channels work fine with the TiVo HD aside from the ones recently moved to SDV. If I had to guess I'd say the installer is misinformed.
You just won't get Voom. But thaat will ofcourse change soon. A lot of the tech are idiots. When I had my tech come to install one multi stream card, he came with a SA smart card and even wanted to try to put it in my Tivo. At least I had another tech come out that knew what he was doing and got a free intall due to the previous tech being an idiot.
Tech should be fired.. You'll get all the HD channels in the Basic + Family package plus whatever premiums you may subscribe too minus the 15 VOOM channels.
With someone that clueless, I hope he knew how to install the CableCARDS
Weird - I still get some of the voom HD channels on my S3. They must not be switched everywhere yet.
Cablevision will be adding new HD channels "by August 1st", but I haven't seen any yet. I wonder if they will be SDV or not ...
They are still in the process of moving I think.. When they are done, the only systems (supposedly) that will not have VOOM on SDV will be Bronx, Brooklyn, Hudson, Newark, Elizabeth, and Paterson -- I thought Brookhaven would be spared, until they went dark about a month and a half ago.
Thanks bcronin, erick0305 and RickNY for quick, reassuring, responses...
Story finishes by two guys coming over for the install, I guess I was lucky to get two techs </sarcasm>, and did the whole setup and tested out the channels and looks like I do in fact get most HD channels...they never mentioned their error.
I say "most", since I'm still trying to repeat the guided set-up, since when the installers, plural, went to do it, it said it could take up to one hour, and one tech said, "Oh Hell No..." and got up to leave.
The TiVo instructions say I can do the repeated guided setup while the techs are gone, so will give it a shot. Just stinks that I don't have programming data for the HD Channels yet, will update when finished.
You absolutely must redo guided setup now that the cards are installed.. Once you do, it should at the completion of the setup pull down the complete lineup.. If it doesn't just kickoff a manual 'connect to tv' connection
After guided set up you will be all set with the entire channel line-up.
All seems to be well in the land of HD TiVo and Cablevision HD channels, although it seems to be a bit of a guessing game on what package/channels you receive and how they match up to channel numbers.
Thanks again for all the help, and any Cablevision subscribers thinking of getting the HD TiVo, don't let them intimidate you...
Its not as bad as it seems.. Most of the setup involves logical blocks of channels -- for example, if only subscribe to Family plus iO, you can eliminate all of the channels from roughly 200-700, with the exception of Versus and Golf (408 & 410). If you subscribe to iO Silver, do the same with the exception of 301-309 (HBO), 340-345 (Starz), and 350-357 (Encore). If you subscribe to iO Gold do the same as the previous two, but dont remove 321-329 (Showtime), 371-378 (Cinemax), 380-382 (TMC).
Fill in the blanks for your local system for the channels between 2-199..
Once you do it once, you'll pretty much remember whats included and whats not.. Once youre done, flip through your channels.. If youve missed deleting any, youll know right away -- the CableCARDs prevent you from doing anything except hitting the 'exit' key on any channel thats blocked and not included in your package.
Not all Cablevision Systems has VOOM on SDV, in New York City since we are 100% digitial (no analog) I get the VOOM channels on my Tivo HD's and Series 3.
Rather have Sci-FI HD though >G<
I received a message on my Tivo S3 for a channel change. HCHD on channel 139. The labeling seems as if it's hallmark channel HD??? Why is it on channel 139?
I was not able to view the channel on my Tivo so I assume it's a switch digital channel.
So has anyone received the new HD channels yet? They were supposed to be in every market from July 28th to August 1st. Hoping someone can check to see if they ended up being SDV or not.