Originally Posted by RIGuy29
In reality, reprogramming "all of your series recordings" will take no more than 30 minutes (at most, I typically do it with a new DVR in just a few minutes). It's a small price to pay for a convenient and easy to find new channel lineup.
Convenient and easy to find for whom? I know the lineup now. I haven't had SD/Analog programming EVER on COX, except for maybe 6 months, 4 years ago. I know the HD lineup as it is now.
Want to make it convienent? Here is an idea, why not do what Fullchannel and some other cable operators do, and use seperate VCTs for the HD boxes versus the analog ones. So that if I go to "12", I see 12 HD on my HD box. Where a person with an SD box, goes to "12", they see the SD. Now I have to remember a whole new lineup with a four digit entry, compared to 3 digits, or what could possibly be 2.
Originally Posted by jreese831
I'm pretty sure I can't go in and specify a different channel for a particular show if it's already set to record. ie for something set to record on 704, my options for what channel to record would be "704" or "Any channel." Is there something more I'm missing? Any channel would work I suppose, as long as you remember to set First Run Only as a recording option.
Furthermore, if the entire list needed to be reprogrammed from scratch (as with a brand new box) there is no way to add a show that isn't in the current 7-day program schedule. So, a show that just ended and isn't coming back on until January wouldn't be able to be added to the DVR list until then, hence why it would be inconvenient and time consuming.
Hopefully none of this will be an issue anyhow.
There will be one small issue. If you set it to "any channel" it will also record it off the SD channel as well, even if you set it to first run only. i.e., you record Survivor on Wednesday Night on WPRI-HD 701, and you change it to record first run on any channel, it will record the HD version on 1012(?) as well as the SD version on 12. Thus you will get two recordings of every show. You will have to reprogram the whole thing from scratch. And if the show you like to record is off-season and there are no repeats, then you have to wait until it is back on again.
Hope you don't miss the premere of a show you like.
I am not a fan of this whole move, and I still haven't seen my original question about it answered, wether this is just a VCT change or are they using a different chunk of RF spectrum for it??