Originally Posted by dmusoke
You just got hit this morning? TWC in Los Angeles messed me up here as well a month or so ago. It was a frustrating set of days indeed as all my favorite channels were 'lost' and had no clue as to what to do. It was through this site I heard about Zap2It! like you said and they fixed me up good. Now my favorites are no longer in the same channel block(used to be channels 400 to 500). Now the same channels are all over the place from 2 to 1230! but at least, I can access them.
LOL -- we did indeed. They gave us a fair amount of notice -- and at least had the decency to wait until after the holidays -- but there's only so much one can do in advance. I planned to try to memorize the channel numbers of my favs, but I never quite got around to it, and their "intuitive" new lineup doesn't seem very intuitive to me. At all. I'm still in the process of removing tons of channels from the lineup because they seem to have scattered some of the "package" channels we don't subscribe to throughout the whole flippin' range in ones & twos and threes to make scrolling through the EPG less annoying.
One thing I was thrilled about is that I didn't have to reschedule all my recordings! In the past when a channel her or there has been moved, I've had to reschedule recordings on those channels -- for reasons that are beyond my understanding, the Moxis weren't able to "find" the new channel location. Not so this time: as far as I can tell, my scheduled recordings were all preserved.
I did have a problem with one of the Moxis, though: even after changing to the rebuild lineup at moxi.com and manually updating the Moxi & the EPG, the process was only partly successful, a fact I didn't notice until late last night when things that were scheduled to record didn't record because the EPG on that particular Moxi was still somewhat messed up. I repeated things & the EPG was still a bit messy until I manually rebooted that Moxi, which seems to have cleared up the problem. I have no idea why that Moxi didn't immediately behave as nicely as the one in the living room . . . but it is the Moxi that's had its hard drive user replaced.
The other thing I'm pretty excited about is that I think
I'll be able to take the USB analog dongles out of the setup. I haven't confirmed it for sure, but I had to have those because there were a couple of analog only channels in the old lineup we needed. The little dongles aren't very obtrusive, but since the cords & cables contribute to the inevitable spaghetti, I'm actually quite excited about the possibility of eliminating them.
And, I think I still don't need a TA
That was one of the things I'd called TWC to ask about when we got the first mailing about the upcoming channel lineup change & couldn't get an answer I felt confident about (I'm not sure any of the people I spoke with even knew what a TA was, and I couldn't help them since I've never been clear what they are and why I've never needed on with the Moxis), but so far, things seem to be working normally.