Cablevision CableCard Info, Experiences...

Discussion in 'TiVo Series3 HDTV DVRs' started by jmatero, Sep 12, 2006.

  1. Storm28

    Storm28 New Member

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    I just got a TiVo HD. I;m in Morris County. Called Cablevision last Thursday night to set it up. The rep told me I would only need 1 M card. I thought great! That was easy.

    The installer showed up Sunday with only S cards. He said they were just told about the M cards last week but they weren't giving them out yet. He asked dispatch during the setup about them and was told they hadn't heard about anyone setting them up yet in Morris County.

    Well, the first card was fine. He had two others, neither of which worked. So I have a another appointment for Wed morning to try the second card again. He asked dispatch to add a note to specifically bring an M card if available. I'll update again after the Wed appointment.
     
  2. blacknoi

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    Let us know if you get the M cards working. I'm in Morris too, and currently rent 4 cards (for 2 tivos) and would love to save 4bux a month..... but only if they wont charge me for a truck roll to swap them out.
     
  3. mlk

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    I have Cablevision/Raritan Valley.

    I had a channel lineup notice message today on my TivoHD, and it listed all the new HD channels.

    However, I just get a gray screen when I select one of the new HD channels, just like I do with the VOOM channels (I didn't check them all, just a random sample).

    So my guess is (unless I am missing something) that they are all SDV.

    Does anyone have information on Cablevision/Raritan Valley offering the Tuning Adapter yet?
     
  4. erick0305

    erick0305 New Member

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    The channels haven't fully launched yet. I am getting channel not available. The line up starts in my area tomorrow. I don't think they will be SDV.
     
  5. debtoine

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    We got the notices on our S3 boxes today as well (Also Raritan Valley). Gray screen is all we see today too. Interestingly enough, one S3 box said "Channel not available," and the other was the gray screen with the message that said, "A CableCard is required to watch this channel, please contact your cable provider" (or something close to that).

    I'll check again tomorrow and see what happens.

    deb
     
  6. drew2k

    drew2k Drew != Drawn

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    The new HD channels were turned on today for Cablevision of Hauppauge (Long Island). No idea if SDV, as I don't have the cablecard TiVo.
     
  7. Burdy

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    Re: new HD channels, they apparently hit my system (Cablevision Dutchess County, NY) today. The channel lineup change message only mentioned Hallmark HD (oddly it was said to be on 198, not in the normal 7xx HD channel number range). But checking the live guide there are now a raft of new 7xx HD channels (AMC HD, SciFi HD, Science HD, TLC HD, Disc HD, TWC HD, FoxNews HD, a couple more MSG HD channels, and several more. However, none of them produced anything but a gray screen, so I'm assuming they're SDV. I had to uncheck them from 'channels I receive' since they apparently automatically got selected when the lineup change was detected.

    More dissapointing, I *lost* three previously available HD channels (Mojo, HGTV HD and NatGeo HD) to SDV, as they too now just show 'channel not available'. When the rest of the Voom channels went away, they weren't on the 'going to SDV' list-- but now they're gone...
     
  8. lqaddict

    lqaddict New Member

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    I am in allegedly digital only area - never lost VOOM channels on my TivoHD. I got new HD channels popup in my lineup, but as Burdy stated they produce nothing but blank image.
    Will give a call to CV tomorrow to see what's up. I bet they are SDV now.
    P.S. OMG, so many channels I craved for to get in HD 8), but none is available to my Tivo yet. BTW, optimum.com does not list the new channels in their HD lineup yet :rolleyes:
     
  9. lqaddict

    lqaddict New Member

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    Reports on dslreports.com state that at least in Brookhaven area the channels are not SDV :)
     
  10. CallMeRich

    CallMeRich New Member

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    It's all in the title
     
  11. ycrazyy

    ycrazyy Big Perm

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    Channels are up in Westchester County, NY and getting them all... No SDV! Thank you CV for doing something right!!! (now give us more!) Sorry, I'm greedy since I just moved from D*TV
     
  12. doodles

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    In Dutchess County, NY. New HD channels show black screen with a message that Cablecard is needed etc... This is a different message than the one that appears when trying to view a SDV channel. Crossing fingers that Cablevision is just delayed in rolling the channels out.
     
  13. doodles

    doodles New Member

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    UPDATE - Dutchess NY channels look like they were switched on this morning. The ones that had the cablecard message all now work. They are not SDV!
     
  14. Burdy

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    Hudson...
    At least in my part of Dutchess County, the new HD channels are still just gray screens form me, and NGC HD, Mojo, and HGTV HD are still gone. Most of the time I get no message when switching to the blank channels, although sometimes there's an immediate "Channel not available" (the same message that started appearing when Voom went away).

    doodles, are you still getting NGC HD on 726 and Mojo on 701?
     
  15. PeteEMT

    PeteEMT NF2 Guy

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    Grey Screen in Orange County
     
  16. shaown

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    They are all working in WP with my Series 3 (2 s-cards) and my Tivo HD (m-card).
    I did some periodic breakup on FX HD, but it went away.
    Note, the first time I tried to tune into a channel, it took 2+ minutes! After that, all of them are working fine.
    -Shaown
     
  17. jon01

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    working for me too. im in setauket, ny (brookhaven cablevision). i was enjoying watching no reservations on travelhd :)
     
  18. Carlos_E

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    Anyone know when Brooklyn will get the new channels? The channels show up in my guide data but I get a black screen when I switch to them.
     
  19. Burdy

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    Hudson...
    This afternoon Mojo, HGTV HD, and NGC HD are 'back' in my area after disappearing for a day. The new HD channels which got added to the lineup yesterday still just show gray screens with 'channel not available'.
     
  20. debtoine

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    Channels are in the lineup, but we're getting gray screens with no messages. My fingers are crossed they'll go live soon and not be SDV.

    deb
     

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