[mythtv-users] Frustration: Time Warner Cable QAM channel lineup changes

Steven Adeff adeffs.mythtv at gmail.com
Sat Dec 4 22:37:34 UTC 2010

On Sat, Dec 4, 2010 at 4:35 PM, Bob Sully <rcs at malibyte.net> wrote:
> Forgive me for whining...but I'd just like to know WHY the cablecos do
> this stuff.  It's a PITA every time they do it.
> Twice over the past 6-8 months, I've had HDHomeRun recordings from the
> major network HD channels come up zero-byte.
> Both times this has happened because Time Warner Cable in Los Angeles
> decided to change the frequencies of almost all of the clear-QAM
> channels...I've just spent several hours of my
> badly-needed-for-other-tasks weekend going through and matching up xmltv
> IDs, channel numbers and names, etc., again.
> If they're going to add clear-QAM channels, why don't they just leave the
> rest of them on their previous frequencies?
> Aargh.

the real issue, as I've learned helping my parents set up Myth with
Time Warner, is that Time Warner doesn't send the channel info so when
you scan Myth doesn't know what anything is. When I had to do the same
with Comcast where I live most of the stations had their station tags
so it was simple.

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