Yes. It only identifies the card in the first slot. Because if you had a multistream card in the first slot, there would be no need for the second slot. There will never be a multistream card in the second slot, so there is no need to differentiate that slot.rickfriele said:In the CableCARD Decoders screen under settings my cards are listed as follows:
Configure CableCARD 1 (Single-Stream)
Configure CableCARD 2
Nothing is mentioned about CableCARD 2 being single stream. Is this normal?
There is no way to get menu and trickplay sounds when the Tivo is outputting Dolby Digital 2.0 or 5.1 bitstream to your receiver. Your receiver can only accept one bitstream at a time. There is no way for Tivo -- or anyone else -- to insert their sounds in that Dolby Digital bitstream.On digital stations I don't get the TiVo sounds (pressing guide, fast forwarding, rewinding, etc.) I get the sounds on the analog stations, but not the digital ones, even on a recorded show. I am using an optical audio cable only.
If you don't have a surround system, you can set the Tivo to use PCM (stereo) instead of Dolby Digital under Settings -> Audio, and then you will get Tivo sounds on those digital channels. Of course, you'll lose Dolby Digital surround if you do that.
Comedy Central is notorious for its failure to provide flags and unique guide data for The Daily Show and The Colbert Report. This prevents Tivo from differentiating the new episodes from the repeats. I would suggest you create a traditional, recurring, time-based recording for those two programs using Find Programs -> Record by Time or Channel. These recordings will still show up on the Now Playing list just as if you had a season pass.Lastly, just today, I had a season pass setup for The Daily Show and The Colbert Report to record only first run episodes. The same episode of The Daily Show (same time and channel) was recording on both tuners. I looked at the To Do list and I see the same episode of The Colbert Report was scheduled twice. I deleted one of them, but then the other didn't record either.
There are only a handful of popular shows where guide data is an issue , and those two shows are among them. It's the fault of Comedy Central, not Tivo, as that channel refuses to provide the appropriate program information to Tribune (Tivo's guide data provider).
I expect Tivo to release a software update to address the pixelization issue, but if they do not fix it soon, you can always cancel the service before your 30-day trial is up.I am getting the pixelation issues like other users as well, but it is on both digital stations and analog stations, and also sometimes in the TiVo menus.