OTA Channel Settings Channel List

Discussion in 'TiVo Suggestion Avenue' started by Kyle Gilbertson, Dec 7, 2018.

  1. JoeKustra

    JoeKustra in the other Alabama TCF Club

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    You are right on that point, you can't fix it with a restart or guided setup. There is no bug that I can see. Not with the TiVo. It's just that those stations are real and if your TiVo only displays Favorites you'll never see the others. You might uncheck them so My Channels doesn't access them either. The default display with TiVo Online is My Channels, so it will look the same. Just change it to Favorites. As for the technical part:

    KMGH-TV - Wikipedia

    Rocky Mountain PBS - Wikipedia

    Finally: please uncheck channels you don't receive. With TE3 just hit guide, select channel. If it's dead, hit guide, Left, Select and choose remove from channel list. Rinse repeat. I have done this many times. My cable feed has 460 channels. I pay for 200. I have 50 as My Channels. I have 20 as Favorites.
     
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  2. Kyle Gilbertson

    Kyle Gilbertson New Member

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    I fail to see the relevance of the Wikipedia references.

    There absolutely is a bug. Perhaps the cable version of TiVo does not do the same thing. The bug, as identified in both the original post, and just prior to this one is this:

    If you go to "TiVo Central -> Settings & Messages -> Channel Settings -> Channel List", and go through the list. The highlighted channel does not show up in the mini-window. The mini-window continues to show what you were last watching, not the highlighted channel. The instructions at the top appear to be pretty clear about using that screen to determine whether a channel comes in or not, and select or deselect the channel on that basis. Those instructions can not be followed since the mini-window does not show the channel being highlighted.

    Using Guide Options (A) is a time sink work around, as noted in post #13.

    As much as you may want to believe that KZCO-LD or K20GK-D are real, they aren't. K24HQ-D3 and K26GX-D3 are not real either. There should be a way to delete them.
     
  3. eherberg

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    The channels are not receivable by you, perhaps, but they are real. (Which the Wikipedia links help show). The problem for OTA is that TiVo's channel area reported back is much greater than it should be so other people in the area they include need those channels in their list. In my area, TiVo reports every channel in a 200 mile x 200 mile area -- the majority of which I don't receive and need to be removed. Once unchecked - they're gone from your guide list.

    Regarding the mini-window - in every screen it's the channel you're currently watching. I don't think many people have ever assumed in any screen that it's anything else. Do you not have an idea of what you can received OTA? Perhaps an address analysis over at rabbitears may be helpful to cull your station list.
     
  4. Kyle Gilbertson

    Kyle Gilbertson New Member

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  5. JoeKustra

    JoeKustra in the other Alabama TCF Club

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    So does mine. So does a TiVo. Any found will have an asterisk next to them in the channel list. The initial list, which you displayed, shows the default list based on your zipcode (or DMA). TiVo is very optimistic as was posted. I guess when you ran a channel scan none were found.
     
  6. HerronScott

    HerronScott Well-Known Member

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    Your TV doesn't provide guide data other than what the OTA channels provide through PSIP. TiVo doesn't use PSIP but provides it's own guide data which goes out much farther than PSIP so you aren't really comparing the same things.

    Scott
     

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