Premiere XL, can't get OTA channels??

Discussion in 'TiVo Premiere DVRs' started by getgray, Nov 12, 2011.

  1. getgray

    getgray New Member

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    I have 2 Tivo's a Series 3 and a new PXL. I moved the new Tivo into my theater rack and moved the older S3 to a main TV upstairs. Last night I went to set up my season passses on the new unit and found that I couldn't get any local (OTA/Antenna delivered) channels. It only had the cable channels. Trying a channel scan it told me it woudln't allow a channel scan becase I had a cablecard (or similar message).

    I don't like this a bit! My OTA channels are consistently better quality than the cable delivered channels and if it weren't for having some small kids who "need" Disney, I would get all my TV programmming OTA. CAble is regularly down around my home, and it's chocking this week. Having both OTHa nd cable was one of the main reasons I have the Tivo.

    Is there a workaround for this? I want to get OTA AND cable on the new XL, same as my Series 3 does.

    Thanks,
    Scott
     
  2. rainwater

    rainwater Active Member

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    Stupid question. I assume you have the coax from the antenna plugged into the antenna input? There is no issue using cable and OTA on the same Premiere.
     
  3. rocko

    rocko Cuckoo for TiVo

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    Ummm -

    I have never been OTA but doesn't Guided Setup ask that - Cable only, OTA or both? Enter a zipcode, etc. ?

    From http://support.tivo.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/2126

    2. Choose your TV programming source:

    Choose cable only if you are using basic cable or CableCARDs.
    Choose cable & antenna if you are using basic cable or CableCARDs and a digital antenna.
    Choose antenna only if you are only using a digital antenna as your programming source.


    I would recommend re-running Guided Setup.
     
  4. getgray

    getgray New Member

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    Rainwater, you made me doubt myself, I pulled the rack and looked :D. Fortunately, I did attach the antenna cable.

    Rocko: When I set it up it wasn't attached to an antenna. I set it up on the non-theater TV where there was no antenna cable. I could have answered no antenna at that time. It's been a few weeks, dont' remember. I'll rerun guided setup. Thanks for suggestion.
     
  5. rainwater

    rainwater Active Member

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    Without running guided setup after adding the OTA source, it wouldn't give you OTA channels in your lineup or let you tune them. Guided Setup will fix that. However, the best way would be to hit enter on the channel list in Settings. That way you will not have to redo the setup portion of the cable channels. It will not make a difference but will save you a lot of time.
     
  6. getgray

    getgray New Member

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    Too late. Guided setup rerun did it though. Thanks for the help guys.
     

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