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I just had Atlantic Broadband come out and install the two cable cards in my Series 3 Tivo, and to my surprise, I get some of the HD channels (I don't pay for HD service, as far as I know, unless it's a gimme with cable cards...)

Anyway, all the broadcast (locals) work fine, and I am able to watch TNTHD (channel 535). However, I cannot watch ESPNHD (channel 531) nor AETVHD (channel 540). All I get is a gray screen.

Below is the info from the Tivo diagnostics menu while tuned to ESPNHD (one of the channels I do not get of course). I'm hoping someone can shed some light on this. Am I just getting a couple of free HD channels, and the others are locked and therefore I need to call to activate them? Or is there some issue preventing my S3 from receiving these channels? I read somewhere (on here I believe), that someone with FiOS and cable cards in their S3 Tivo had to play around with the signal (add some dB drops via splitters, or add an amplifier) to get some channels to work...I tried that with a couple of splitters and an amplifier without any luck.

Thanks in advance!

Tivo Diagnostic Info:

Current Tuning Status: Tunes: Success
Channel: 535
Frequency: 483000 KHz
Modulation: QAM 256
Connector Type: RF 2
Signal Source: Cable
Channel Bits: 30746
Signal Strength: 100
Signal Lock: Yes
Program Lock: Yes
Search Complete: Yes
RC State: Available
Tune State: In progress
Last Used Channel Plan: STD
CCI Byte: 0x00
Time Since Tune Start: 96 seconds
Time Since Signal Lock: 95 seconds
PCR PID: 2304
Audio PID: 2305
Video PID: 2304
Pending Tune Status: No tune pending

CableCARD: 0
Module State: Operating Normally
Module Type: S-Card
Decrypt Resources: 1
Decrypt RecordChannels: 1 (0)
Channel List Received: Yes
OOB Signal Lock: Yes
OOB Frequency: 75250 KHz
OOB Data Rate: 2048 Kpbs
OOB Spectral Inversion: Off
Time Since OOB Tune Start: 31950 seconds
Firmware UPgrade: Not Upgrading
Card Serial Number (H): 0x0
Card Serial Number (L): 0x11D33***
Manufacturer ID: 0
Firmware Version: 1045

CableCARD: 1
Module State: Operating Normally
Module Type: S-Card
Decrypt Resources: 1
Decrypt RecordChannels: 1 (1)
Channel List Received: Yes
OOB Signal Lock: Yes
OOB Frequency: 75250 KHz
OOB Data Rate: 2048 Kpbs
OOB Spectral Inversion: Off
Time Since OOB Tune Start: 52 seconds
Firmware UPgrade: Not Upgrading
Card Serial Number (H): 0x0
Card Serial Number (L): 0x11D36***
Manufacturer ID: 0
Firmware Version: 1045
 

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same thing happened to me.. but i had a sci atlanta card... what i did was pull out card two... had the cable co "hit" card 1 again... then i waited for a status change on it... finally card 1 started getting premiums...


repeated process for card 2


but before all thåt I upgraded the software to 8.3

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Hmm but that was for your premium channels? This is for ESPNHD, which I would think I'd get if I get TNTHD, you know? It's worth a shot, though. I'm calling them now to see what they can do. They'll probably tell me I need to pony up another $20/mo for "HD" :p
 
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