Spectrum Channel Unavailable Issue

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  1. thalador

    thalador Member

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    Hey all,

    Been using my Tivo's with Spectrum and cable cards for about a year. Things are good, but many times I will swap to a channel and get a message saying a channel is not available please press select (on the tivo remote) to try again. Once I press it it works fine. It is almost like the channel goes to sleep. Does anyone else see something like this and any idea why it happens? I do have a tuning adapter provided by Spectrum that it is attached to for premium channels.

    Thanks!
     
  2. fcfc2

    fcfc2 Well-Known Member

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    Does Spectrum use Tuning Adapters in your area?
     
  3. thalador

    thalador Member

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    Yes
     
  4. UCLABB

    UCLABB Well-Known Member

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    I had a big problem with that behavior about two weeks ago, but it has since gone away. My hunch is that it something with Spectrum and SDV, but I’m not sure.
     
  5. samsauce29

    samsauce29 Active Member TCF Club

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    Same here. Was having some issues early yesterday. Checked tuning adapter diagnostics and everything looked good. Then, it magically went away a couple of hours later.
     
  6. fcfc2

    fcfc2 Well-Known Member

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    If you check, you may find that the problem channels are SDV channels, when I had Brighthouse, now Spectrum, I could almost always find several SDV channels with the message, "Temporarily unavailable, please try again later." It was a chronic problem. This was one of the main reasons I switched to Verizon Fios, now Frontier. I never figured out what was the cause.
     

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