tivo cable + Antenna - Guide for Cable/No Box?

Discussion in 'TiVo Help Center' started by philhu, Aug 11, 2011.

  1. philhu

    philhu User Since Day ONE!

    Apr 11, 2001
    Funcity, AZ
    I have Fios.

    I hooked up a TivoHD to my antenna and cable. Cable without Cablecard, so it just gets the local stuff on cable in QAM.

    The Tivo searched and found all the antenna stuff and the local unscrambled QAM stuff.

    All local stations are on the cable in HD, 7-1, 9-1, 4-1 etc.

    So, I set the system to show antenna for ones NOT on cable and cable for the local networks, etc.

    Now the problem. The guide shows TBA for all cable QAM local channels. The antenna versions show real guide info, so 7-1 ant shows info, 7-1 cable does not.

    Is there any way to get the guide data for clear QAM cable channels.
  2. JimboG

    JimboG New Member

    May 27, 2007
    San Diego, CA
    Nope, TiVo doesn't offer guide data for clear QAM channels.

    If you want guide data for cable channels you'll have to get a CableCard. Fortunately Fios (Verizon, not Frontier) is one of the easiest video providers to deal with regarding CableCards and they also don't misuse the copy-once flag.

    Pay the <$4 per month for a CableCard; you'll be happier.
  3. philhu

    philhu User Since Day ONE!

    Apr 11, 2001
    Funcity, AZ
    Should have mentioned. I have 3 tivos. 2 do have cablecards. The third is a place to put movies/shows/tv underground stuff for watching later.

    If both other machines are busy, I can also use it to watch clear QAM stuff in a pinch.

    So, I'll live with it.

    Thanks anyway

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