Originally Posted by vikmars
i still find that odd that 126 is the cutoff, and that sucks considering 127-1 is FOX. you are literally so close. I know my 19" Polaroid LCD that i got for my bedroom has a similar cutoff when i auto scan. I had to input the channel numbers myself. some tv's are weird like that. My Uncle's Samsung Plasma wouldnt recognize OTA digital channels when they auto scanned for channels. I had to manually imput the channel numbers for the tv to register them, and even then if i input 5-1, it would tune to analog 5. I had to input channel 13 to tune to 5-1. some tv's have weird little tuning quirks like that
as far as tivo, you would want to ask Pilot20 about what channels hes getting.
Maybe I can be of some help on this issue.
The Tivo HD is capable of showing all channels that are available...
-Controls cable TV with record, pause, rewind and fast-forward in HD.
-Records two HD channels at once, while watching another recorded show.
-Records up to 20 hours of high definition programming (or 180 hours of standard definition).
-Video output modes include: 480i, 480p, 720p, 1080i.
-Sources supported: Digital cable, Analog cable, Digital antenna (ATSC), Analog antenna and broadband content.
The Tivo scans channels up to 132.
I have TWC expanded basic, and when I scan the channels, I get over 500 channels. However, most of those are video-on-demand channels, and you only get content when someone else in your neighborhood is watching a VOD that they ordered.
I do get all of the standard analog and digital channels, local networks in HD, and all of the HD channels that TWC offers, with the exception of the premium HD channels such as HBO. I get the analog HBO and Cinemax channels.
Keep in mind that there is no guide data for the digital channels, but since there are analog counterparts, I just look at those and then tune to the digital/HD channels for viewing.
Also, Tivo requires an internet connection for downloading guide data and firmware updates, either hardwired or wireless. I use wireless and it is very easy to set up.
I also have an antenna connected to my Tivo to get the local HD networks and guide data is provided for those. Therefore, I rarely use the TWC local feeds.
Keep in mind that Tivo requires a monthly fee, but then so does TWC for use of their lousy DVR.
Since I only pay for the expanded basic package, the cost of the Tivo is offset by not needing the digital package.
Amazon currently has the Tivo HD for $255 with free shipping and no tax.
Hope this helps.