Have you re-run guided setup since you got everything working? That may just do it.
Dan--I'm in DC just like you. I got my CableCARDs installed in my TiVo HD yesterday, and am having the same problems. I have yet to talk to anyone over at Comcast who will do anything but send someone out to my house.Dan S said:I will try calling Comcast and see if I can get someone who knows how to change this setting. If anyone knows of a specific cable card specialist office for Comcast in Washington DC, I am all ears. I agree this will take an awful lot of customer service routlette to find someone who will know waht to do.
Are you saying that Comcast doesn't provide a digital version of, say, channel 2 (e.g., channel 702 like we have in Oakland)? If so, you'll have to tune to channel 702. If not, you're out of luck.Dan S said:I was disapointed to see that channels 1-99 are still coming in as the analog versions, not the digital versions I have available to me.
No, that is not what he is saying. 702 is the OTA HD channel rebroadcast on Comcast lines.Kenji said:Are you saying that Comcast doesn't provide a digital version of, say, channel 2 (e.g., channel 702 like we have in Oakland)? If so, you'll have to tune to channel 702. If not, you're out of luck.
Yes, but in the Boston area I get a large number of my lower end stations via ADS in my S3, I have a suspicion that you will find the behavior is regional by Comcast division.Dan S said:Are there any comcast customers out there who are using a Tivo HD or Series 3, and are getting the digital versions of channels 1-99?
Not to get off topic too much, but arent the lower channels (1-99 or 2-99) some of the most watched channels in general? ...Thus negating the need to religate them to SDV hell??pkscout said:Time Warner does something similar. They provide the ADS channels to their own boxes but won't provide them to CableCard users. Note I said "won't" not "can't." TWC is planning on moving a lot of the ADS channels to SDV and they don't want to give CableCard users something that will get taken away later. We're getting screwed by TWC, but at least they are being truthful for once.
I wonder if Comcast is doing something similar?
Multiple Comcast areas have reported ADS through their CableCARD equipped S3s. However policies vary regionally and the inconsistency can get frustrating. In some cases it also has to do with who the prior company was before Comcast bought them, their equipment, management, policies, billing system, etc.Dan S said:Are there any comcast customers out there who are using a Tivo HD or Series 3, and are gettng the digital versions of channels 1-99?
I don't know that that is true. They are certainly the most subscribed too, but when you think about the shopping channels, the religious channels, even the multiple news channels, I bet many of the 1-99 channels really aren't that popular.blacknoi said:Not to get off topic too much, but arent the lower channels (1-99 or 2-99) some of the most watched channels in general? ...Thus negating the need to religate them to SDV hell??
Hey Dan,Dan S said:One thing no one at Comcast has been able to tell me yet is if I'm not getting ADS because their local D.C. system does not allow mapping ADS to cable cards, or if it's possible to do so, but no one knows the setting in the computer. If at any point we get a post from someone in downtown DC who posts and says they are getting ADS on a Tivo (or that discontinued Sony recorder, or a cable card TV for that matter) that would be a valuable data point to have.Thanks!
It is possible there are multiple ADS maps and they are not in sync.Dan S said:So from what we can tell so far, maybe what's going on is that ADS is set correctly on my account (and for our friend up in Glover park) but Comcast DC has their head end mappings messed up so that only a couple of channels are showing up with the ADS version instead of all 100. If this is the case, I am curious why this would affect cable cards but not boxes like the Motorola DC-700.