Upcoming complete channel realignment on FIOS

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

  1. FiosUser

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    The good news I can see is that with the 100 new HD channels that VZ is adding, the few SD channels I have pixelation on that don't currently have HD equivalents (TBS, CNN, FX, etc.) may have an HD equivalent and therefore my pixelation issues will be moot. (They'll still be there, but I won't care because I will just use the HD channel instead).
     
  2. webin

    webin New Member

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    My constructive criticism was the last 11 words of my previous post.

    Maybe I'm just having a frustration day, but it seems like every post you've made this week has been negative, and I for one and tired of hearing it. There's only so much we can do to alleviate the issues you're having with Tivo, Tribune, and Verizon. If you want something more, perhaps you could participate in the pixellation thread: http://www.tivocommunity.com/tivo-vb/showthread.php?t=375011 where they are currently trying diplexers on the lines to block moca signals (which could be the source of the interference, since it's outside the standard frequencies most cable companies use).
     
  3. jtrain

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    additionally, on a lighter note, my guide/channel lineup is showing 506 twice...is anyone else experiencing this in the Oregon market? Thanks.
     
  4. rifleman69

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    Yep, I have 506 twice, but took out the 506 KRCW from the guide listing so I only have KOIN. Guide isn't 100% perfect but it's miles and miles ahead of where it was two days ago.
     
  5. jtrain

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    it's not just me then...with the doubled-up 506 channel listing. I'll knock it out of the channel list and see what happens when I get home from work tonight. And wholly agree, the guide/channel list is much closer to where it should be as it stands this morning...

    by the way, I have an antenna hooked into my S3 and while the guide was all messed up on Tuesday, the S3 did pick up my network season passes on the antenna channels (6-1, etc.).
     
  6. roadkill_97006

    roadkill_97006 New Member

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    Your opinion of constructive varies from mine. I've had pads on the thing - and it was working pretty well - since I got it 6-8 months ago. It's just since the realignment that I'm having this problem.
    And you're being forced to read it by? I have a problem and your "helpful" post didn't do squat to help me. IF you had read all my posts, which you obviously have not, you'd find that they were not all negative. Nor were my negative posts the only ones. I actually have corrected several people who blamed Tivo for the incorrect data. While I do blame Tivo for putting us in this mess and for being apparently clueless (asking for faxed channel lineups?), I do happen to be pro-Tivo. If you have a problem with my posts then just don't read them. I'm a bit tired of your constant sniping at me. I don't see you jumping up the butts of any others.

    I have no idea what that other thread says, I'm not an EE. All I want is some way to deal with my problem - not to be chastised by the PC police.
     
  7. roadkill_97006

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    Could you supply info as to what antenna you're using? I have an internal one but it's pretty pitiful, even with an amplifier on it. I could easily mount an external on the post from my defunct Dish antenna. I made sure the coax was sealed and preserved. I don't appear to have a really clean shot at the Skyline antenna farm either.
     
  8. jtrain

    jtrain New Member

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    I'm using this antenna from Radio Shack, mounted on the outside of my house...

    http://www.radioshack.com/product/index.jsp?productId=2253765
     
  9. roadkill_97006

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    Thanks! I guess a powered antenna makes sense. At least it has the ability to mount to a mast, although they don't seem to tell you how thick a mast... Maybe I can track one down to look (unless you can tell me). The Dish mast is maybe 1.5".

    I wish the warranty was more than 90 days though. And "water resistant" is sort of weak sounding for Oregon. ;) Yeah, I know - it's Rat Shack. I guess that's what silicone caulk is for. With the coming of all digital signals you'd think the things would be more commonly available. My Best Buy has a pile of the digital converter boxes right at the door, but last I looked, not much in the line of antennas. It's kind of Rat Shack or mail order.
     
  10. mbhuff

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    The cutover was done last night in my area (Southern Westchester, NY). The normal TiVO update didn't do anything, so I re-ran guided setup. I think the important thing is after it asks which specific cable company you are using, it then presents a few channels to test. The second one was ESPN and it's one of the ones that changed. I choose the option telling the TiVO I wasn't receiving it, and that probably triggered it to know that I have the new lineup. After that was finished, all the new channels were there.
     
  11. TivoInNY

    TivoInNY Tivo Addict

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    +1. Guided Setup worked fine for me in Westchester as well. It also asked me about ESPN, by the way.
     
  12. roadkill_97006

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    Interesting. When I did it (3-4 times), I gave up after the first 5 or so channels were the same. Luck of the draw, I guess. I eventually got my update with a simple forced download. Things were downright weird for a while after that. It took my S3 hours to quit changing things. After 24 hours, it still had some to do list things on the wrong channels, so beware of that. I think I had roughly 3-4 channels that appeared twice in the list, overall. Even though i responded no to the "do you have any premium channels?" every time I redid the setup, I still wound up with all the foreign language networks, etc., plus Starz and had to edit them all out.
     
  13. frankievali

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    I also re-did the guided set up, but for me the channel lineup was not the right one, so I did not confirm any of the channels and then it gave me 4 possible lineups that are fios northern nj/ny. the fourth option was mine, minus a couple out of place channels, like wpix CW affliate being on 501 instead of 511, but 99% is correct. this worked for me, maybe it can work for you.
     
  14. BladeZ

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    As soon as I said No to ESPN on Chan 60, it got the correct line-up. I am on Long Island. So far so good 2 out of 3 TiVos.
     
  15. gages97

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    Do the guided setup. When you get to the section where it asks about the channels you are seeing, say no to each one. On Long Island choose the verizon extended package, when you go to the premium channel selection, select everything.

    Note, season passes still say the old channel, but the to do list shows the correct channels, so season passes should work.
     
  16. ira_l

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    I have 901 (HBO HD) twice here in Westchester County, NY.

    There are several instances of the same broadcast channel appearing twice but working only once. NY channels WPIX (CW Network) and WNET (PBS) are examples that come to mind.

    Trouble is, my season pass for Smallville recorded an hour of nothing off of the WPIX that doesn't work instead of the other one that DOES work. :eek: The correct WPIX channel (511) is labeled CW WPIX-DT and shows "To Be Announced" throughout the day while the non-working one (501) is labeled WPIXDT and shows all of the correct listings throughout the day. GRRR!!!

    Following convention, it belongs on 511, not 501. It formerly was on 801, not 811 where it belonged.

    They've got some work to do on this guide for sure!
     
  17. Flyinace2000

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    I used to work at radioshack. We were told to move most of the antennas to the back room. I would bet that your local rat shack has a bunch of antennas in stock.

    -Will
     
  18. ufo4sale

    ufo4sale Well-Known Member

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    I reran guided setup and I didn't see a option for verizon extended package. Is your TiVo a series II or III?
     
  19. wmcbrine

    wmcbrine Well-Known Mumbler

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    :thumbsdown: That's a disgrace. It's Radio Shack. Carrying items like these is all that distinguishes it from Best Buy or Circuit City (apart from having smaller stores, and no music or movies).
     
  20. Jrexi

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    I got the guide to update correctly. I'm on Long Island using a series 3. Here are the steps to follow:

    Make sure your Tivo is connected to the Internet before you go through these steps.

    - Go into the channel list under 'settings'.
    - Once you are in the channel list, push the 'enter' which will tell the Tivo you have misaligned channels.
    - In the next screen, you'll have to push the thumbs down button 3 times followed by the enter button to confirm you want to go through this guided set up.
    - the next thing it will ask is if you are still connected via cable, choose 'yes'. Then choose Verizon FIOS Northern NJ/NY (or something like that) as your provider.
    - It will now check some channels for you. I think the first one is WGN on channel 8 -- that is correct so just choose, channel is correct.
    - Next it will show ESPN on channel 60, choose I don't get that channel.
    - It will then ask you if you get premium channels.
    - The Tivo will now know you are on the new channel guide and it will begin to download the new info.
    - It will take about 20-30 mins, so just let it do its thing and you should be golden.

    You'll have to set up all of your season passes again.

    Good luck!

    Jrexi
     

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