Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: New York, about 40 miles north of "New York"
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The NYC DMA is currently stable, and we are happy for it. I think the TVGOS listings are generally better than the Tribune-sourced TV listings from Cablevision.
My Downstairs, OTA only unit, despite the head-end TVGOS reset, kept the channels, all OTA, in proper order, and when listings and grid returned, the channels were in order.
The upstairs unit, OTA and cable card, with OTA providing listings (no tvgos on the cable system), is another thing entirely. I have a mess of listings, some impossible, like Comedy Central over the air. Scrolling down a few dozen, I find it again listed, but under "cable". Prior to the master reset, I'd finally gotten the TVGOS list accurate-and it was great to have a grid of only what you actually watch...after reset, it was again a randomized mashup, which I've again had to re organize.
The question...why did unit one have no real issue where unit two went nuts ? Could it be that the OTA choices are lots smaller than the "cableco" choices ? There are over six hundred listings, potentially. Kind of amazing.
I'm not getting too compulsive this time. My cable co is going to full digital, so I'm sure there's more shuffling to go on. They just offered "free for the first year" converter boxes. I'm sure they are eagerly anticipating revenue from all those garage and kitchen tv sets that had been "free" all these years. The notices that have gone out sort of hint that cablecard or digital tuners will still work but "you NEED this for FULL function", while remaining vague about it. I'm keeping the analog set till shutoff, then seeing what the digital tuner set gets. I don't care about PPV.
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