Originally Posted by wazzaa01
hey everyone, i've noticed lately that i've lost ESPNHD, ESPN2HD and ESPN News. I can still pick up ESPN HD on 93.2 but can't pick up 115.1. ESPN2 HD was on 125.1 and i believe ESPN News was on 120.6 or 120.1. The weird thing is last week i was picking up 124.1 it was like a showtime preview i guess, but 124.1 - 124.8 were all coming in crystal clear. This is also confirmed on my TIVO HD, can't pick them up on that either.
I have lost most of my HD channels via my TivoHD.
There are several possibilities for this..
1) Technical issues
2) TWC has allowed their contracts to lapse
3) TWC is juggling their frequencies
4) TWC in the Valley is beginning to use SDV (switched digital video)
If you don't know about SDV, then you should do some research. TWC is going SDV all over the country to help them with bandwidth. However, TivoHD and Qam tuners will not be able to tune in those SDV channels that were once in the clear, as it requires two-way communication such as appropriate cable cards.
There is a tuning resolver that is now being tested by the cable companies that will connect to the TivoHD via USB that will allow for SDV viewing.
Those resolvers are due out at the end of the year, and are supposed to be free. However, a truck roll will be required.
Go here for info on SDVhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Switched_video
The cable companies are supposed to announce that they are going with SDV, but I have received no communication regarding that. Also, I cannot find anything on their web site.
We should continue to post any news on this developement to help each other out on this. I like my HD!