Upcoming complete channel realignment on FIOS

Discussion in 'TiVo Series3 HDTV DVRs' started by rashid11, Jun 23, 2008.

  1. Aug 7, 2008 #221 of 325

    ciucca New Member

    Jun 29, 2004


    What makes you and this board useful? The guide workaround was reported on another board first. I have yet to read anything here over the recent years since the directivo board died out that was anything but the rantings of Tivo fanboys.
  2. Aug 7, 2008 #222 of 325

    rocko Cuckoo for TiVo

    Oct 29, 2002
    My fanboy status and whose fault it is aside, there's lots of useful information and help available here. I'd like to think that I've contributed in some small way to helping out others.

    You, on the other hand, have not.

    I understand the frustration and anger. Myabe this is the right place to vent and blow off steam. Forgive me if I think it belongs elsewhere, maybe the Coffe House forum. If you disagree, my bad - sorry to offend.

    Carrry on.
  3. Aug 7, 2008 #223 of 325

    Jamisohn New Member

    Apr 4, 2008
    Wall, New...
    I just got off the phone with TiVo tech support (for an unrelated problem), and after that problem was resolved, I asked the tech how things were progressing with the channel mapping issue in northern New Jersey. He put me on hold to check, and came back to say that the new channel line-up has been received by them, and they are expecting a resolve somewhere between Tuesday and Thursday of next week. I told him I was happy with my "fake zip code" for now.
  4. Aug 7, 2008 #224 of 325

    sneagle Addicted Member

    Jun 11, 2002
    New York area
    First off, I do not work for Tivo.

    Next, Tivo is faultless and do not try to implicate them in this fiasco. :mad: ;)

    But all kidding aside, I am willing to bet there is plenty of blame to spread around. I think people have tended to blame Verizon as their transition into cable television has been fraught with lots of "bumps." The mere fact that they are completely re-doing their channel line up for a product created in the last 5 years shows poor planning.

    I do agree that the amount of time this has taken to be fixed is way too long. The work around may help though the majority of users cetainly do not have access to this information.

    I wish that someone from Tivo would show up and say ‘Hey, we are willing to accept some of the blame and we have folks working around the clock with Verizon and Tribune to fix the issue.”

    And then fix it.
  5. Aug 7, 2008 #225 of 325

    bigguy126 Member

    Sep 4, 2007


    It has been posted on another board that the Pittsburgh realignment has been delayed till 8/12.
  6. Aug 7, 2008 #226 of 325

    lew Well-Known Member

    Mar 12, 2002
    Verizon doesn't use Tribune for their own guide data. I'm not sure why it's Verizon's job to make sure tivo gets good guide data. Tivo and Tribune have to do a better job communicating with Verizon. It's much more important to tivo and Tribune that the guide data be updated then it is to Verizon.
  7. Aug 7, 2008 #227 of 325

    Flyinace2000 Member

    Aug 2, 2005
    Mine works!!! It works it really works!!! i have so many more HBO's in HD!!!! WOOOHOOO

    (North Jersey 07436)
  8. Aug 7, 2008 #228 of 325

    ultgar New Member

    Feb 24, 2007
    I have purchased 14 Tivos (Series 1, 2 and 3) for friends, family and myself over the years. I really like the technology and interface when it works but with cable card rentals, satellite incompatibility and now this Verizon lineup change (that cannot get resolved in less than a week), its time to look for better solutions. SD
  9. Aug 7, 2008 #229 of 325

    aaronwt UHD Addict

    Jan 31, 2002

    I have the HD STB and the guide data is still non existant for the few new channels here, they show as "coming soon" still, but my HDTiVos have the correct info now.

    Ok. I'm in the DC area.
  10. Aug 7, 2008 #230 of 325

    amg212 New Member

    Jun 20, 2008

    Ummmm... not possible.

    Using your zip code, none of the Fios variations (Freehold/Basking Ridge/Jersey City) have program guide data that is even close to accurately aligned with the new lineup... And the Massapequa Park lineup (which some people are getting by using a Long Island or Westchester zip code) still - as of this evening - has half a dozen or so errors in it.

    You're focusing on the HD HBO's - Check 899, and the two appearances of 901...
  11. Aug 7, 2008 #231 of 325

    jlanzy New Member

    Sep 16, 2007
    Thanks, which other board were you referring to, so I can keep a check there?
  12. Aug 7, 2008 #232 of 325

    jlanzy New Member

    Sep 16, 2007
    Never mind, found it.
  13. Aug 8, 2008 #233 of 325

    tivo33 New Member

    Feb 25, 2002
    I just checked the Tivo guide channel list online and appears to have been updated. Has anyone tried guilded setup this morning and found the channels correct???

    I am in 08807
  14. Aug 8, 2008 #234 of 325

    jbrennan New Member

    Jan 20, 2005
    07950 here. Verizon Freehold. Mine is still screwed up. Shows the CW as 501 in the guide, but the channel comes in on 511. Same for WNET, listed as 503, should be 513. Also TVMonde, the French TV channel. Listed as 1305 (I think; I'm doing this from memory) and coming in as 1777 or something (again, working from memory.) Probably some premium channels are wrong as well, but I don't subscribe to them
  15. Aug 8, 2008 #235 of 325

    sommerfeld Lucky (?) 200 member

    Feb 26, 2006
    Just got my letter and new lineup card. The card says "effective August 2008".
    The letter says "Changes will automatically take effect 8/20/08", but also "* Following the realignment, not all new channels will be immediately available".
  16. Aug 8, 2008 #236 of 325

    Thos19 Member

    Dec 31, 2002
    Rockland, MA
    I've been getting USA HD "unofficially" for about a week now. No guide data, and the new channel guide says USA won't even be on 884. I wonder what is going on?

  17. Aug 8, 2008 #237 of 325

    spinJR Member

    Jan 26, 2003
    New Jersey
    i think im good too.. north jersey \ meadowlands area but still using a nyc zip.
    need to try real zip this weekend
  18. Aug 8, 2008 #238 of 325

    wmcbrine Well-Known Mumbler

    Aug 2, 2003
    They're putting it on now in a temporary location because it's carrying some of the Olympics. You should also find CNBC+HD on 879 (though it may be SciFi HD), and dedicated Olympic channels on 896 and 897. You should have guide data for them soon, if not already.

    Why they put them at these strange locations, mixed in with the Local Plus channels, I have no idea. I'd have thought that 847-850 were available.
  19. Aug 9, 2008 #239 of 325

    shamu20 New Member

    Oct 8, 2007
    I just checked the TiVo website I posted a week ago and it looks like the Freehold channels are updated now. I'm going to run guided setup again finally and get rid of the NYC zip!
  20. Aug 9, 2008 #240 of 325

    tivo33 New Member

    Feb 25, 2002
    08807 Good to go!

    I just finished guided setup and all channels are up and running. Even the guide data is upto date.

    The best news of all is that there are two or three dozed new HD channels I am receiving that are not on the Verizon printed guide they sent me in the mail. Yahoo! They added a ton of premium's too. HBO's, SHO's, Max etc. I am finally very happy.

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