Channel repack has begun, and it's not good!

Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by TeamPace, Jul 2, 2018.

  1. Donbadabon

    Donbadabon Bored TCF Club

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    Here in TN Fox and CBS were in the repack. Fox is back, but with no guide data as expected. But CBS is completely off the air for me. Both old and new(*) CBS channels after a scan. Annoying.
     
  2. NorthAlabama

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    channel 5 is off the air? why were they even part of the repack? that's crazy. o_O
     
  3. TeamPace

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    The Dayton, OH repack broadcast frequency change happened today at 10:00am. It allowed the channel guide info change that TiVo put live yesterday to again match up with the actual broadcast channel. So less than 24 hours of down time which was better than I expected. Only problem is they also switched the guide data for WDTN Channel 2 but the station isn't switching their broadcast signal until Nov. 8. So they jumped the gun on that one and looks like it will be messed up for a few weeks. If not for that I'd say it went quite smoothly.
     
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  4. Donbadabon

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    If the information is correct, they are low power while they switch over to the new antenna. Which could be why I can't pick them up.
     
  5. hapster85

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    Did a quick check of the major network affiliates in the Louisville market, and all of the ones set to change today have done so. TiVo Guide data has the correct info. Hopefully the next Guide update removes the now defunct duplicates.
     
  6. Lurker1

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    In my market, nothing ever gets removed. My guide is littered with hundreds of defunct and duplicate stations. It is a huge pain figuring out which ones are the right ones during setup.
     
  7. hapster85

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    Yeah, same here. Not looking forward to it if I end up removing them manually.
     
  8. Charles R

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    When my two stations updated (admittedly two days before they switched) the "old" frequencies were removed and I had to scan to get them temporary back.
     
  9. hapster85

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    Yeah, I caved and removed the duplicates manually this morning. Went faster than I thought it would. Only had to redo one of them. Lol.
     
  10. Sgtmaj27

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    Problems with Milwaukee area repack as well. Repack occurred at 1am Friday. Re scan went well and all but one station was picked up by my OTA Bolt. WMLW channel 49 which is a Weigel Broadcast Co station is affiliated with WDJT channel 58, same company. 58 is a CBS affiliate and broadcasts their local news on 49 earlier and when CBS preempts their time slot, especially for sports overruns. Therefore I utilize 49 a lot. the first day of the repack Tivo picked up WMLW 49 as a new station (*) . Since the old station freq was still listed, we now have the guide listings for the old freq (24) but of course no signal; and the guide listing for the new freq (17) has no listings but has the signal. So of course nothing can be recorded. The simulcast of 41-1 is on 58-3 which is correct and has the listing but is only in SD so will have to do for now! I finally notified Tivo yesterday; received a case number and was directed to connect to the mother ship at least twice and restart by unplugging and re plugging the unit in. I had already done guided setup, Twice! Of course this did not fix the problem! Upon checking Tivo Support my case number was closed! I responded rather rudely and requested resolution again.. I can only hope that it will be corrected with time and patience!
     
  11. hapster85

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    Until resolved, you can set manual recordings on the frequency with signal but no listings. Had to do that Thursday evening for a couple of recodings.
     
  12. Sgtmaj27

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    Thanks. I didn’t think that a manual recording would work with two channels of the same number. I figured that it would then record from the one that had guide info.

    I guess if I remove the “dead” channel from my channel listings and leave the active channel, TiVo would have no choice than to record from that one. I shall give it a try!
     
  13. bleech2

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    I am in the Milwaukee market too and was bummed about 49 being neglected. There's only one show I watch on that channel so I set up a manual recording for the time slot. This is much better than the January 2018 repack when 10/36 and 18/24 were combined onto single frequencies and guide data wasn't synchronized for over 2 weeks! Now that was a real headache!
     
  14. babsonnexus

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    In Providence, RI market the ABC and NBC affiliate delayed to Oct 22, so now it will be interesting to see if TiVO is proactive today with that or if I have to chase them down. The PBS affiliate was supposed to be Oct 19, but they delayed to Oct 31 because they have not finished building their new tower because of the weather. However, they went off the air at their old frequency in September, so it doesn't matter if TiVO switches early. My only concern is if I need to adjust my antenna because there are a lot of obstructions around me (I have mine on the side of the house at the back on the 2nd floor so I can lean out a window and adjust it, but am thinking about going rooftop to see if that is any better).
     
  15. Sgtmaj27

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    I was actually surprised that 49 was the only problem encountered after the problems previously.! Tivo requested info from me IRT the problem (even though I had included all of the info they want in my original message) Channel number, Name, New frequency. They are problably "working" on numerous fixes and we should see resolution soon!
     
  16. Thunderclap

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    In Chicago several stations were showing Title Not Available in the guide as last as Sunday, even with forcing network connections. I finally ran the guided setup again to purge the old data and download everything fresh and that fixed it for me.
     
  17. man cave

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    I live in Portland OR. Luckily only channel 2 has no guide data. Just says Title not available. Been that way since Friday.
     
  18. shwru980r

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    Had a channel move from UHF to VHF here and it breaks up intermittently. Many times shows are unwatchable.
     
  19. mtnagel

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    I'm also having break ups or pixelation. I've seen it on NBC and ABC. I watched 2 Shark Tanks back to back and one was before the repack and was totally fine and the other after and it had pixelation. Anything I can do about this?
     
  20. shwru980r

    shwru980r Well-Known Member

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    Check online to see if the channel moved to VHF. Ensure your antenna is capable of receiving VHF signals. Some antennas are UHF only. Try reorienting your antenna.
     

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