TiVo HD - Basic Cable - Cable Card

Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by andyw715, Nov 18, 2011.

  1. andyw715

    andyw715 Well-Known Member

    Jul 31, 2007


    I have el cheapo basic cable (around 70 channels) and a cable card to properly get guide data for the HD local network channels.

    Most of the channels are available on TiVo but some aren't.
    Guide data is available for these, its just that TiVo won't tune them.
    All of the TV's in the house can tune all the channels with thier built in tuners.

    Is this just a mis-configured cable card on TWC's end?
  2. mattack

    mattack Well-Known Member

    Apr 9, 2001
    What do you mean by "it won't tune them"? What does it do? black screen?

    Check that the cablecard is enabled properly (there are FAQs in the S3 forum)
  3. unitron

    unitron Well-Known Member

    Apr 28, 2006
    semi-coastal NC
    When TWC just up the road from you removed Speed channel from the analog and made it digital, they offered the free use of a box for a few months to us analog customers. Didn't care about Speed, but got the box to play with, and it appears a lot of their digital channels are actually SDV, which means not only cable card but tuning adapter. Fellow Wilmingtonian WO312 can tell you all about how much fun they are. See the latter pages of this thread


    Also, a number of channels are included in the TWC analog lineup provided to TiVo via Tribune that are no longer part of the actual, "they still bother to put it on the cable" analog lineup, and haven't been for months.

    If your TVs don't need cable cards, and if your TiVos haven't confused analog and digital, then I'd assume that TWC passed along some bogus data about exactly where they put exactly what and in what format.
  4. andyw715

    andyw715 Well-Known Member

    Jul 31, 2007
    Yeah just a black screen.

    Seems kind of random as well.

    ESPN is fine on the TVs and TiVo but not ESPN2, yet TLC comes in on both as well (same channel number).

    Signal strength is the same for the channels that work vs those that are black.
  5. rainwater

    rainwater Active Member

    Sep 21, 2004


    TWC in most areas of NC is virtual all SDV for their digital channels so if you try to tune a digital channel without a tuning adapter it may not tune. There's no such issue with analog channels though.

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