Digital Cable shell game - Why you may not be getting digital channels with your TiVo

Discussion in 'TiVo Series3 HDTV DVRs' started by morac, Sep 16, 2007.

Using cableCARDs, are one or more of your "digital" cable channels actually analog?

  1. Yes

    7 vote(s)
  2. No

    17 vote(s)
  1. morac

    morac Cat God TCF Club

    Mar 14, 2003

    The above article documents how the author is receiving analog simulcasted channels when tuning to certain channels using his TiVo HD with cableCARDS while the same channels are digital when using the cable box.

    To be fair, in my area all my channels are digital through my TiVo. This makes me wonder how wide spread this issue is. Poll time. :)
  2. pkscout

    pkscout Well-Known Member

    Jan 10, 2003
    Honolulu, HI
    TWC-NC isn't providing any digital simulcast of 1-76 as they are planning on moving all those channels to SDV.
  3. tt881

    tt881 New Member

    Dec 14, 2002
    The author is a he, not a she, by the way. And the issue isn't what the TiVo is doing vs. a cable box -- the article doesn't assert anything about how cable boxes in the same system might or might not be behaving, except to note that making a determination about exactly what a cable box is doing in this regard, without access to its diagnostics, can be difficult.
  4. morac

    morac Cat God TCF Club

    Mar 14, 2003
    That's what I get from going by the name without looking at the picture (fixed).

    As for the cable boxes diagnostics, if you have a Motorola box it can be accessed by pressing the OKAY button on the remove immediately after you power off the box.
  5. jfh3

    jfh3 Active Member

    Apr 15, 2004
    Denver area
    Just so no one thinks this is a Tivo problem - if your are getting analog versions when you are supposed to be getting digital, call your cable company, not Tivo. :)

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