Comcast feature on Premiere?

Discussion in 'TiVo Premiere DVRs' started by Shagger, Jan 1, 2011.

  1. Jan 1, 2011 #1 of 14
    Shagger

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    OK Guys,

    I looked for this and could not find it so any help would be apprecaited. At my inlaws they have Comcast with a DVR. When I changed the channel to an SD channel the Comcast had an on-screen icon / button pop up asking "Watch in HD?". When I press select it switched my to the same channel, but in HD. Does the Premiere do something similar? Or do I just need to remove all my SD channels?
     
  2. Jan 1, 2011 #2 of 14
    tomhorsley

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    I spent an entire day removing all my SD channels that had HD versions available. It sure would have been a lot simpler if tivo had let me sort the channel list by call lletters :).
     
  3. Jan 1, 2011 #3 of 14
    wmcbrine

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    An entire day? Seriously? I could see maybe an hour. (And yes, I've done it.)

    But yeah, that's what you have to do. The TiVo doesn't even have the necessary info available to do what your Comcast DVR did, I'm afraid.
     
  4. Jan 1, 2011 #4 of 14
    moyekj

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    For me it's pretty easy. All my recordings are from HD channels so I remove ALL SD channels. It's a lot of remote clicks but they are in continuous blocks which makes it pretty simple. Once in a while with provider lineup updates some SD channels creep back in so requires periodic maintenance though.
     
  5. Jan 1, 2011 #5 of 14
    tomhorsley

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    Well, it seems like an entire day in my painful memory :). I was using the search feature to find channels with the same names before I discovered I could use a USB keyboard to type letters directly. I had to take frequent breaks to rest my fingers. In my lineup there were also a few channels with 3 versions. One analog, one standard definition digital, and one high definition digital, so the search was a good way to discover those.
     
  6. Jan 1, 2011 #6 of 14
    wmcbrine

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    Does your cable system not follow a formula for the HD channel numbers? On Fios it's SD number + 500, with a few exceptions.
     
  7. Jan 1, 2011 #7 of 14
    tomhorsley

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    If my lineup is anything other than totally random, I haven't been able to detect any pattern. I'm on comcast in the Boca/Delray area, and not only is the lineup random, but comcast seems to change it every month or so for no apparent reason (fortunately, the changes are almost always immediately reflected in the tivo database).
     
  8. Jan 2, 2011 #8 of 14
    plazman30

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    The one feature I do miss from DirectTV was the fact that all the HD channels were right next to the SD channels. And I could go into the Guide preferences and say "Hide SD channels if HD channel is available."
     
  9. rhoelzer

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    I guess I'm lucky. All of my HD channels are together and I just never look at the SD part of the guide. Not worth removing them..
     
  10. wmcbrine

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    It's worth removing them if you ever use auto-recording wishlists.
     
  11. HellFish

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    An annoyance I have with Comcast is they repeat the HD channels. The original HD channels are in the 200s, and the new ones are in the 700-800s. However, they repeated the 200s in the 800s. So for example, ABC-HD is 206 & 806.

    I wish this was possible with a Tivo.
     
  12. akc

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    Hi - I am considering upgrading to a Premiere but have a question about the HD/SD channel thing on Comcast. We have a series2 in our bedroom so I might still need to record in SD to transfer those shows. Then I have to keep them in the channel lineup, right? I can't eliminate them from the "channels I receive" as you're discussing on here, right?
     
  13. audioscience

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    Yes, that's right. If you're going to record in SD you need to keep that channel.

    The problem I ran into is that Tivo would record suggestions on the SD channel instead of the HD version, which is annoying to me because I hate watching SD content on an HD tv.

    Unfortunately Tivo does not have a set way to say "Just record HD content" or vice versa. That would be a feature they certain could add in the future. It is also a pain to go through your entire lineup and uncheck the SD channels. I did that yesterday but had to find the channels that don't have an HD equivalent so I could leave those checked.
     
  14. akc

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    OK, thanks for the quick reply. I'm beginning to feel that it's easier to spend less than I would on a Premiere for a little HD tv for the bedroom, then pick up a refurb HD Tivo somewhere. Otherwise, I'm going to lose my mind - good gosh! :)

    Thanks!
     

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