Originally Posted by TruthSquad
It's the phrase that the government (FCC & Congress) has used to describe cable boxes that allow the user to choose (navigate) programs.
Anyone with Time Warner Cable out of Sharon/Hermitage notice this yet besides me?
You have to have a Gemstar/TVGuide menu built into too something to see, but this has begun to happen with mine. Funny how it "started to work again" on July 1st, 2007. The day that mandate began.
Does this mean the TVGuide(Gemstar) data being passed through now as well?
Here is why I ask:
I have Sony RDR HX-900 160GB HDD/DVD Recorder that has built in TVGuide menu.
It always worked for Adelphia when they were my cable provider.
Then TWC took over in Nov. 2006 permanently and the signal went away(got the NO LISTING on every channel). I did not care because I TIMER PROGRAM/RECORD everything anyway. But it was "Nice" to have the name of the show listed in the directory for later playback. Not a huge deal, but nice.
Anyway on Sunday, July 1st, when I turned on my Sony, it immediately went to the TVGuide page, and asked me to pick out one cable provider because using my zip code shows about 6 different channel lineups from local providers for my area.
I thought it was weird, but picked the right one. Later I turned it off, and did not give it any further thought.
On Monday July 2nd, I turned it on, and noticed now that day, and a couple of days ahead were again filled with tv listings. It was back to the way it was.
Does this mandate force them to send this out again?
They definitely were blocking it, or not passing it through before when they took over. That is for sure