Upcoming complete channel realignment on FIOS

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

  1. roadkill_97006

    roadkill_97006 New Member

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    How about the general fact that Best Buy, etc. give a longer than 90-day warranty? Admittedly, they don't have as large a selection in the stores, but their web store external antennas have a "lifetime" warranty (which is at least better than 90 days). Where I live, it literally might not rain during a 90 day period in the Summer, then it pretty much rains all Winter. Tough if it leaks on the 91st day. Their reputation for quality electronics isn't precisely stellar either.
     
  2. betseeee

    betseeee New Member

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    I know this is the Seris 3 forum (and I don't have one), but this is the only thread I could find anywhere (via google) on this topic. I have a Series 1 and am wondering if anyone knows how to get it to update the channel guide or if I just have to sit and wait? I re-ran guided setup, to no avail. :( If I run out of Doras and Diegos, my kids are going to eat me alive.
     
  3. galbro

    galbro New Member

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    Now we have the answer... complete cluster-frack
     
  4. betseeee

    betseeee New Member

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    Well, somehow it updated OK overnight and it seems all my problems are solved. So there is hope for everyone!
     
  5. ira_l

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    How's your WNET-DT and WPIX-DT? Mine are both still "broken" here in Westchester. I assume I have the same guide you do. :confused:
     
  6. Deanq4

    Deanq4 TiVo Lover!

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    Head up the Home depot and grab a Diplexer for like $10, then head over to radio shack and get the 75 ohm caps. Total cost of both it $15. Hook up the Tivo to the low side of the signal then the wall outlet to the input (the single side). Cap the high frequency. After doing this I found that I cna take down the Attueters from 16 to around 10 and still get a decent enough signal. I can some pixilation, but not sure if that is the TiVo or verizon.

    Or you can call VZ and tell them that you are having the issue and say they need to put a low pass filter (see tivo help site) and have them put one on, heard they will do that too. Ask for someone that knows TiVo so you don't get a guy that is like "WTF is that?"

    Good Luck
     
  7. roadkill_97006

    roadkill_97006 New Member

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    Heh. Especially after asking for Tivo guru.

    I finally chewed my way through the other thread that I was pointed to and (since my travel just got cancelled (work colleague had a death in the family), I ordered one of those diplexers mentioned in the thread as being a more-or-less guaranteed working solution. It's in the mail. I already had the caps. I do really appreciate your advice, though. I figured it out just yesterday. With the cost of gas and the difference in price (plus being on-call 8-5, 7 days a week) I decided to lump it until the other diplexor got here. It's certainly a bunch cheaper than anything I could find locally.

    BTW, I've been able to sit with the signal strength meter on (thank God I work from home 99% of the time) and a suspect channel tuned in and see it pixellate while the meter just sat on 93. I suspect we're seeing both kinds of problems. That's what makes it so tough a nut to crack. VZ has issues and when they're on channels where the Tivo also has issues, who you gonna call?
     
  8. mbhuff

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    Following the FIOS thread on FIOS http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=590208, it looks like they are going to be rolling out more changes to NY lineup by Tuesday. In fact, if you look on verizon's site https://www22.verizon.com/content/fiostv/channel+lineup/channel+lineup.htm, they have changed to "offical" date for NY to 7/28 and have added more channels (a lot more HBOs, etc). So I'd wait until Tuesday or Wednesday, run a guided setup again, and hope everything is fixed. A quick count on the site it looks like after Tuesday it will be 80 channels of HD.

    While there still are a few channels screwed up, it was great watching SCIFI Friday in HD :)
     
  9. Deanq4

    Deanq4 TiVo Lover!

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    If you have a chance, try using just a diplexer to kill the MCoS, I wonder if it is more that than the SNR. I can see the signal being too hot, but not that we should have to bring it down that much. Let me know the results when you get the diplexer, I have had pretty good luck (KATU was my biggest issue).
     
  10. roadkill_97006

    roadkill_97006 New Member

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    I'll do that. I have noticed that I have a lot of channels with a SNR of 33-35 that seem to be OK. Always wondered about that. Others that seemed to demand the SNR of 31. And good old HDT that stubbornly got down to a SNR of 28-29 if I got the others down to 31-32. Clearly, you can't hit a window if your supply is wider than the window. I REALLY hope the diplexer does the deed.

    What confuses me is that I have a separate run of ethernet for the FIOS internet (done by VZ) and the coax just goes ONT > Tivo. I don't even have an Actiontec connected to the ONT any more (it never was used for TV and never had coax to it). I'm using an Apple Airport Extreme for the internet (works SUPER well, BTW @ 15/2). I suppose that if the ONT is oozing internet signals into my TV coax then VZ should have put in a trap for that, but I don't recall seeing one. At least I really, really hope that's what's going on.

    I just spent 20 minutes looking at the signal strength meter for all my HD channels (no problem ever with KATU, BTW) and every one of them was between 83 and 96 with a "bounce around factor" of at most 5. So, here at least, it seems that things have somewhat calmed down. I saw no errant pixels!!!
     
  11. rreimund

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    I'd like to ask a quick question despite my not having a Series 3 either.

    Has anyone that updated successfully their data for Westchest (or any FIOS for that matter) started having issues with the TiVo changing your STB's channel to four digit numbers? I get the Spanish Language package (raising my daughter bi-lingual) and some of those are four digit channels (1560 for example) But whenever I go to it with my TiVo, it doesn't appear to be sending the leading 1 to the STB - I'm connected to STB via Serial. Anyone else experiencing this?
     
  12. wmcbrine

    wmcbrine Well-Known Mumbler

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    Have you told the TiVo that four digits are required? I seem to remember something about it defaulting to three... that was with IR, and a DCT 700, though.
     
  13. rreimund

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    Yes, with IR you get the option of specifying, but with serial it doesn't ask, afaik
     
  14. jhimmel

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    I did the above and it is mostly correct except for one problem.
    According to the listed line-up at Verizon.com, my package is supposed to include these -
    Showtime Showcase HD (867)
    Showtime Showcase West HD (868)
    Showtime Extreme HD (873)
    Showtime Extreme West HD (874)

    867 won't tune, while 868, 873, and 874 aren't even in my channels list.

    Anyone else?
     
  15. jtrain

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    I'm still having Guide Issues...mostly just the East Coast time zone issue...and being on the West Coast, and noticing that the actual programming isn't matching up to what's listed on the guide.

    Noticed this particularly last night on USA, as I have a Season Pass for In Plain Sight and it started to record at 7p.m. when it should have started at 10:00p.m. (west coast time). There are several channels with this issue...USA, USA HD, Disney Channel, VH1 Soul, just to name a few.

    I've contacted a few people at Verizon so they're aware of it and hopefully they'll get on Tribune to correct it. One can hope anyway.
     
  16. roadkill_97006

    roadkill_97006 New Member

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    Have you poked on Tivo about them? I suspect that VZ would just as soon let it stay wrong so they can sell more STBs. There's a web page to do that, buried somewhere in the Tivo site.
     
  17. rifleman69

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    Inform TiVo, they'll get on it for Tribune. Verizon doesn't care.
     
  18. jtrain

    jtrain New Member

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    I've notified TiVo on their web site as well...at the following link...I'm guessing if anyone else is seeing this problem and adds fuel to the fire, that TiVo may get on it.

    http://www.tivo.com/setupandsupport/contactsupport/lineup_tool.html
     
  19. ottomatic

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    I'm still having time zone problems too. Guide is thinking shows are airing 3 hours earlier than they really do. Its that east coast bias. You'd think the entire country was on the east coast :p
     
  20. JediTim

    JediTim New Member

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    Many thanks...tried this last night on both of my Tivo HD units...took closer to 35 minutes...and all the channels lined up properly.

    Thanks for posting.
    Tim
     

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