FIOS update leads to TiVo Guide problem

Discussion in 'TiVo Help Center' started by WizarDru, Sep 12, 2008.

  1. rocko

    rocko Cuckoo for TiVo

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    'cept for CBS - 502 for us.
     
  2. rocko

    rocko Cuckoo for TiVo

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    Northeast...
    Would suburban Maryland be close for you ?

    Verizon Fios Howard/Anne Arundel - Digital (21044)
     
  3. sender_name

    sender_name I remember XM 202!

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    when they did the update here in central Mass.. (aug 22 i think...) it took about 5 days until it updated...of course i was forcing a connection every few hours and it did it while i was at work. It is because Tivo works off the tribune tv data and until verizon updates that your guide will not update...
     
  4. Bojangling

    Bojangling Member

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    If anyone finds a good substitute for No. VA please post.
     
  5. mappler

    mappler Blah

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    I found info on another board that said for Northern Virginia you can use Columbia, MD zip code 21044. Choose FIOS Washington Metro when it gives you choice of provider.

    I'm in the middle of setting that up now.....I'll post back if it doesn't work.
     
  6. NovaFIOS

    NovaFIOS New Member

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    I am in the middle of set up too for Northern VA but when I used the columbia MD 21044 and selected Wash Metro, it still didnt map. So I went back and did 21044 and selected Ann Arundel and the Premiums mapped exactly... So continuing with setup and hoping for same result with broadcast channels. will let you know.
     
  7. wmcbrine

    wmcbrine Well-Known Mumbler

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    It does no good to select Washington Metro. That's the same outdated lineup that we already had. Howard/Anne Arundel switched last week, so they've already gone through this nonsense, and have a current lineup that almost matches ours.
     
  8. mappler

    mappler Blah

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    Howard/AA is a critical distinction..;) The other article I read was clearly wrong.
     
  9. danielobvt

    danielobvt New Member

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    The mind boggles at the stupidity of this timing.
     
  10. sender_name

    sender_name I remember XM 202!

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    yeah, thank god the did mine BEFORE all the new shows premiered...for us all the 500's are the HD local channels...NBC, ABC, CBS, FOX and all the 0-99 are the standard defs...So NBC is 7 and HD NBC is 507...so that might be how yours is for manual record...the 500's of the locals = the HD
     
  11. WizarDru

    WizarDru New Member

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    That's how it is for the majority of channels and how it was listed in August for the Philadelphia listings...until Verizon decided to screw it all up and move channel 3 to 511 and channel 6 to 514 for some reason. Argh.
     
  12. jbs

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    As for NoVa, just after I entered Northern New Jersey I got a phone call from my sister (also in the DC Metro area) that she'd used 20818, Anne Arundel County, and it worked perfectly. So I went all the way through Guided Setup in NNJ then redid it for 20818.

    So far it appears to be an exact match. But my Tivo probably thinks I'm on the run from the law with all these moves :)

    By the way, the listing of channel lineup PDFs here:
    http://www22.verizon.com/Content/FiOSTV/Channel+Lineup/Channel+Lineup.htm
    will tell you everything you need to know as to whether something is a good match for you. And yes, the distinction is not between, say, zip codes in the DC area service. You can see from the list of PDFs at the link above that there's a separate service area for Anne Arundel and Howard Counties, and the reason all this matters is that they switched their service a week or two ago and so it's been updated. If (as an example) Richmond, VA switches next week and doesn't have updated Tribune data, then someone there might tell TiVo they're in NoVa to get the right programming data. But just moving around to other zip codes in your same service area will have you downloading the same bad channel lineup data.

    Thanks for all the help everyone!!

    --Jason
     
  13. wkearney99

    wkearney99 Bill Kearney

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    I called and was told to use 10001 New York Plus. The station call letters are wrong, but the channels are correct. All my season passes seem to be working. I'm sure there's a few local stations I'm missing but I can live without them for a while until the real guide gets fixed.
     
  14. Jonathan_S

    Jonathan_S Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the tip.


    This line-up change came on the same day I got FIOS TV installed. Just one more fun thing to screw up a cable card install ;)

    "Why can't I get my HD local channels".
    "Must be a cable card problem, we'll schedule a tech to come back out with more cable cards"
    <a bit later after some internet fact checking>
    "Oh, because my HD locals are in the 5xx range, not the 8xx range. Stupid line-up change"
    "Verizon, I'd like to cancel that tech visit, this seems to be working now"
     
  15. mr.unnatural

    mr.unnatural Well-Known Member

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    We got the lineup change here in Howard Co. MD, last week and it took about two days before the guide got straightened out. I just printed out the updated lineup from the FIOS website and then checked my To Do list for upcoming recordings. The channels were there but the correct data wasn't showing up in the guide yet so I just set up manual recordings on the new channels for the few shows that were scheduled to take place.

    I kept forcing calls to Tivo until the units finally received the channel lineup changes. Overall, I think I only ended up recording two shows manually since the change occurred during the middle of the week when there was a lull in my recording schedule so it was of little impact on me. Everything is fine now and all of the channels have remapped to their new locations. In fact, I just finished watching the latest episode of Stargate Atlantis in Hi-Def from the Sci-Fi Channel and it looked great!
     
  16. segadc

    segadc New Member

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    My lineup changed yesterday. Oddly enough they gave me the baltimore lineup. Or at least the HD baltimore channels are on the guide. Haven't checked if there are anymore.
     
  17. NovaFIOS

    NovaFIOS New Member

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    CAn someone in NOVA post when TIVO finally gets the updates correct? I had to change to a MD guide but want to switch back when I know its safe.
     
  18. Jonathan_S

    Jonathan_S Well-Known Member

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    Mine appear to be correct for my real zip-code as of last night.
    (Had to redo guided set-up due to issues with my drive upgrade)
     
  19. Bojangling

    Bojangling Member

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    My NOVA normal zip code channel lineup has been updated as well.
     
  20. memn0ch

    memn0ch New Member

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    SUCK!

    Verizon moved the time table up 2 days for the roll out of the North Texas new channel line up and it would appear that we are the ONLY central time zone FiOS market.

    Anyone have suggestions for how to modify season passes to now miss out on everything?
     

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