Hard Reset for Cable Channel List
Ok I know this may be considered an idiotic move but I was desperate to add a cable channel to my list so that I could record a program. My HDD250 would not let me record Channel 148 because it was not in my list.
I tried to do an auto rescan of cable channels but I got the message that it was not possible to do this with an active cable card installed. I tried to do it with cable card removed but of course no channels were found.
So I turned the HDD250 on with the cable card ejected and selected auto scan for cable channels. As soon as it started to run, I pushed the cable card back into the slot and much to my amazement it did not explode or catch on fire and it found channel 148. Now I can do manual recordings on that channel.
I am sure this not a recommended method so do not try this at home unless I guess you are desperate enough to risk losing your recorder.