Originally Posted by Sammy2
Why is it that TiVo can't handle it but HDHR Connect Quatro can? Not that you know the answer but I'm just wondering what the deal is.
First some clarification ...
When this happens the OTA TiVo can most often still receive the station(s), but not in the normal and convenient manner. Where you can't tune to them by their virtual channel numbers, 54-1 and 27-1 to 27-5, which simply results "V53" error message due to no program lock on top of a blacked out screen.
However, as a workaround the TiVo can usually detect their physical channel numbers and display them as additional channels in the guide as 27-7 and 27-9 to 27-13. Where the numbers before the dash refer to the RF channel number and that trailing the dash to the specific program stream number.
But while you can tune to the stations on these channels, they have no channel ID or guide data, just a continuous time block labled "Title not available" in the guide for program disciption.
So on the virtual channel numbers you have the channel ID and guide info., but no picture or sound. And on the physical channels you have picture and sound, but no channel ID or guide info.
As to why this happens, from what I can tell it's apparently as the poster on TCF says. When tuning by virtual channel number the TiVo requires a fully compliant ATSC signal. Otherwise if the metadata or some other is incorrect or misconfigured, it refuses to display or sound out anything.
I have a small TV set in the kitchen which is doing the same thing on those stations. It will only receive them by the physical channel numbers without channel ID info. (KAZA-54/KHTV-CD-27 are currently not broadcasting any guide info. over the air by PSIP data).
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