V53 Select Cable and OTA channels not working

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  1. scifi451

    scifi451 New Member

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    I am trying to figure out what I can do to get certain channels working again.

    On Fox Sports North, The Olympic channel from NBC, NBC Sports, the CW, and my local PBS station all come up with an error V53. I have exchanged cable cards several times, restarted the box, had Comcast to come and look at it. When I have looked at the signal strength for the channels they are at 97-100%. Does anyone have any recommendations on what to do next?
     
  2. ThAbtO

    ThAbtO TiVoholic by the bay TCF Club

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    You cannot just swap cable cards, they have to be paired to the DVR to work.

    Your signal strength may be too high, also, what is the SNR?

    Cable and OTA on the same Roamio? That is not possible. Its either cable or just OTA. A Roamio OTA model is meant for OTA, but cable is possible only if there is a cablecard bracket.
     
  3. scifi451

    scifi451 New Member

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    Sorry should have said not OTA but the local channels on the Cable box. Will check on SNR
     
  4. schatham

    schatham Well-Known Member

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    Have you looked to see if the channels were moved, maybe into the 1000's.

    I once put one to many splitters on my cable line and lost a random set of channels. Removing the splitter fixed it. Did you recently add splitters?
     
  5. scifi451

    scifi451 New Member

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    My SNR is at 39 dB for Fox Sports North and one of the channels I am having problems with.

    I don't think the channel moved since I have tried all of the channels with the same name when I sort the channel guide by name I see the others.
     
  6. scifi451

    scifi451 New Member

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    I also only have one splitter on the cable line once it is in the house I believe.
     
  7. ThAbtO

    ThAbtO TiVoholic by the bay TCF Club

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    SNR is a bit high.

    Try adding an attenuator, or a splitter. CableCo tend to amp the signal too high. It can cause problems with Tivo.

    Have you tried viewing the channels directly hooked up to the TV, bypassing Tivo. TVs can handle stronger signals.
     
  8. unclehonkey

    unclehonkey Well-Known Member

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    Comcast is all scrambled in 99.9% of their markets so that wont work
     

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