[mythtv-users] [Slightly OT] comcast moving to settop on Bay Area - goodbye analog

Mark Knecht markknecht at gmail.com
Mon Mar 9 21:43:11 UTC 2009

On Mon, Mar 9, 2009 at 12:53 PM, Robert Kulagowski <rkulagow at gmail.com> wrote:
>> * In the Portland area, these replacement digital channels are already
>> active! I am able to tune into them with my HDTV. My MythBox's digital tuner
>> can also see them, but I had to use a technique in the Wiki to get the
>> correct channel numbers. The mythtvsetup scanner wasn't up to the task.
>>  * Myth doesn't like it when your have a digital and an analog channel with
>> the same name and/or XMLid. While I added all of the new digital channels I
>> was interested in, the analog versions overshadow them on the program grid
>> (and in the channel editor!).
>> * It is possible that the channel mappings may change in the future. I'm
>> expecting to have to rescan after the 4/15 transition.
> <SchedulesDirect Hat>
> I received a number of tickets on this issue and sent them to Tribune.
>  Here's the response:
> "We spoke to Lisa at Comcast and reconfirmed that these channels are
> available to customers with digital boxes only.  If customers are seeing
> these channels with out a box,  they will not be by the end of the
> week."
> </SchedulesDirect Hat>

I sent a little screen shot in reply to this but it was held up for
moderator approval as it exceeded 40KB.

I found on my HDHR that the channels above 34 didn't show up at first
but if I asked the Windows HDHR setup app to scan for channels it
found everything of interest.

I'm on Comcast in the 95032 area code. We'll have to see if they get
axed as you suggest they will.


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