Advertisements Can a series 3 box with cablecards pick up an SDV channel if someone in the area has viewed it? How long would that last? I have had my TWC (San Fernando Valley - Los Angeles) cabecards for just under a week in my new Series 3 and the channel lineup keeps changing. When I first setup my channels, ESPN2-HD, TBS-HD and just about all the HBO/Showtime/TMC east coast channels flashed a "you need a digital cable box to get this channel" message, so I marked them as non-received. I initially thought this was probably something to do with SDV since ESPN2 and TBS-HD wouldn't surprise me to be less popular channels. The lack of all the east coast feeds was frustrating, though, and hard to believe that they don't get routine viewing to justify a full time feed. Well, tonight I wanted to record something on ESPN2, and just for curiosity I manually tuned to ESPN2-HD to see if there was a signal, thinking this might be popular, and if so, maybe someone else has requested it and I can pick it up. Well, sure enough, the feed wast there in all its ESPN2-HD glory. So I then tuned over to TBS-HD, and it was suddenly playing now as well. Same thing for all the east coast feeds of the various movie channels. So what's up with that? If these really are SDV unpopular channels, then why all of a sudden are a dozen of them that weren't available last week suddenly showing up? Could it be that they're not really SDV? I saw another thread here from a month ago about not getting these same channels, but the answer was call and complain. I'm more curious if my idea about SDV channels coming in and out for cablecards is accurate, and aso if anyone knows of a list of SDV channels by region that's available.