Upgrade to digital cable

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  1. Jul 4, 2007 #1 of 13
    smartypants2300

    smartypants2300 New Member

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    We currently have extended basic cable and now we're going to get digital cable. Will I have to go through Guided Setup again, and if I do, do I lose my recordings and season passes?
     
  2. Jul 4, 2007 #2 of 13
    JimSpence

    JimSpence Just hangin'

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    Yes and No!
     
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    ZeoTiVo

    ZeoTiVo I can't explain

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    the caveat is that the season passes are based on the analog channels. Ther may be some changes due to intorduction of digital. All in all though you will find it painless though a drag to have to hook up the set top box from the cbale company in order to get the digital channels recorded.
     
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    Bierboy

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    He wouldn't if he has an S3 and got cablecards.
     
  5. Jul 4, 2007 #5 of 13
    captain_video

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    Season passes are channel specific. The season passes will still be there but may not work based on the new channel lineup if any of the analog channels are assigned differently than the previous lineup. Chances are the OP will want to change all of the season passes over to the digital channels instead of the current analog lineup. The existing recordings will remain intact.
     
  6. Jul 4, 2007 #6 of 13
    billboard_NE

    billboard_NE North Shore MA

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    I just switched my Series 2 from Comcast to FIOS, the TIVO managed to move all of my season passes after I re-ran the guided setup. The Comcast and FIOS channels didn't match at all.
     
  7. Jul 5, 2007 #7 of 13
    bicker

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    Indeed. Season passes are station-specific (for lack of a better term), not channel-specific.
     
  8. Jul 5, 2007 #8 of 13
    ZeoTiVo

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    rerunning guided setup is the key. It would also help if the OP gave some specifics on his setup like cable company and DVR model
     
  9. Jul 5, 2007 #9 of 13
    smartypants2300

    smartypants2300 New Member

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    thanks a lot, my cable company is Charter and i have a Series2 DT
     
  10. ZeoTiVo

    ZeoTiVo I can't explain

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    <officeSpaceBoss>Ooh, yeeaah, about that </officeSpaceBoss>

    the DT can only control one cable set top box, which means it can only record one digital channel at a time.
    Now it can still record two analog channels at the same time and one analog and one digital at the same time.

    so the part about season passes still holds true and of course the current ones are all analog so they do not have conflicts but you will need to bear in mind the one digitl at a time caveat
     
  11. milkywilkyesq

    milkywilkyesq New Member

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    I have a series 2 and recently got Verizon fios. Tivo works, but it won't change the channel to record a program. If the tv happens to be on the channel that a program is on, it will record. Any help getting the tivo to change channels and therefore record all the programs it is supposed to?
     
  12. classicsat

    classicsat Astute User

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    You need to redoGS for the box, and set up the IR blaster or serial.
     
  13. ajr32

    ajr32 New Member

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    When I moved in June I had left all of my programs be and the Tivo unplugged for a weekend, and when I ran guided setup, everything transferred perfectly. GS is only a 20 minute process, should be harmless to your to dos.
     

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