Channel changing question with OTA on TivoHD

Discussion in 'TiVo Series3 HDTV DVRs' started by zoma4, Oct 2, 2007.

  1. zoma4

    zoma4 New Member

    Jul 20, 2004
    Alpharetta, GA


    I am using my TivoHD exclusively with an OTA antenna. I only have a few channels set up in my "Channels you receive" list, all of them digitally tuned.

    In this example, it is my goal to change the channel to 4-1, which is my local NBC channel digital (HD) station.

    I press the number 4 on the remote. I wait. The TiVo changes the channel to 4 on the antenna, an analog station, not 4-1. This I understand -- I did not ask to change to 4-1, but 4, so this is expected behavior.

    At this point, if I press channel up, it switches to 5-1. This leads me to believe that internally, 4 lies above 4-1 but below 5-1. However, if I repeat the behavior to get back to 4, and press channel down, I go to 2-1. This seems counterintuitive to me.

    Does anyone know if there is a way to get to 4-1 in this situation WITHOUT:

    1) Using the (-) key and entering it directly.
    2) Opening the guide and selecting it.
    3) Changing the channel twice.

    I know it may seem sort of silly, but when this situation is repeated, the extra channel changes and guide display time really becomes a drag.
  2. moyekj

    moyekj Well-Known Member

    Jan 23, 2006
    FYI, you don't have to enter the full 4-1, 4- is sufficient to take you to 4-1 if that's any help.

    Another tip perhaps more on the lines of what you are looking for:
    Only mark the digital channels such as 2-1, 4-1, 5-1 etc. as favorites in Channel List. Then in Guide mode bring up options using Enter key and switch Channels to Favorites. Now go back to Live TV and when you channel up and down it will only cycle through your Favorites which are these digital channels.

    Personally since I never watch Live TV this doesn't bother me in the least.
  3. astrohip

    astrohip Well-Known Raconteur TCF Club

    Jan 6, 2003
    I didn't know this. Great tip!

    Thanks. :up:

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