Originally Posted by johnw248
Please let us know when you get the channel line-up change....I'm guessing you'll have to re-run tv set--up and pick the new guide (TWC Digital Rebuild). But then there is an issue with your series recording and if MC will remap by title or if you have to remove and reset each recording. The options are channel number only (if it know where it is) or any channel or HD only or SD only ... so it will be interesting. We're not scheduled until Oct 9/16 right now in the West Valley.
I notice setting up a new computer that there is a guide listing for TWC Digital Rebuild that has a different ID number than the current TWC Digital. Also many of us are suffering guide update errors from MSFT with the server not found or disconnecting....
Ok. Happened tonight just after midnight.
I first took screenshots of my series recordings, so that I could re-do them after re-running TV setup.
I then re-ran TV setup, and my first issue was dealing with selecting the correct channel lineup for my area. I used to be considered "Hollywood/Westchester" but they don't have such a designation in the list now. So of the various choices which appeared possible, I picked "Hollywood digital, upgrade". Since we all are getting the same channel guide presumably, I didn't think it would make a difference. And it looks like it turned out ok.
I then spent some time editing channels, and creating a "favorites" list. I also spent some time experimenting with proving that where they used to have HD vs. non-HD on two channel numbers and there's now only one (or rather, there are often two... one in the 1-99 group and a duplicate in the 100 and higher groups), that it actually was HD. I decided to avoid the 1-99 group channels except for the OTA local networks, and go with the 100+ version for the cable channels.
That's when I discovered a real problem: some of the channels which previously were provided in East Coast HD version only are now also being offered in Pacific versions as well, but they are not in HD. In fact, the original East Coast HD version is up in the 1300+ range. I personally think this is a mistake (i.e. having SD for the new Pacific feeds), but that's how they are right now. For example, E! Pacific is 51/168 and is SD, whereas E! East is 1351 and is HD. Same for IFCP 627 SD vs. IFC East 1354 HD, and SundanceP 625 SD vs. Sundance East 1356 HD. Also WeTVP 172 SD vs. WeTV East 1357 HD.
Also, the printed brochure channel lineup shows 1353 as History East HD but it's actually Nick Jr. East HD, with HistoryP 72/107 being HD.
Anyway, after figuring out the inconsistencies and that I should just use the 1300+ series for the East Coast HD versions of those problem channels (as was the case before when these were the only channels offered), I got everything settled down. I then re-ran MyChannelLogos to refresh the large logos that show on the WMC Guide, and updated a handful of new channels (e.g. FXX) which had newly available logos. I also decided to re-sort my Guide presentation into "name" sequence rather than "number", since except for the local OTA channels I honestly don't want to re-learn the new "national channel numbers". I'll just deal with "name" which is intuitive, and probably what TWC wants us to do.
I then deleted all of my previous series recordings for cable channel programs and recreated them with the new channel numbers. It's ambiguous to me what "HD Preferred" or "HD Only" means or how it might work in the new world, so I just picked the known HD channels to avoid any possibility of error. All my OTA series are coming from my Hauppauge HVR-2250 tuners and OTA/ATSC channels, so this was unchanged. It was only my cable series recording that required recreation.
Took about 3 hours to get this all sorted out, but I believe I'm back in business.