Originally Posted by Larry Kenney
Wow! Looks like I'll never own a TiVo! Any receiver that removes channels from my scanned list on its own is not for me. I always "Add Digital Channels" and never do a full scan so that the list in my TV is a list of every station I've ever received. Stations can come and go, but unless they're in your list already you'll never see them.
I need to clarify. TiVo gets stations in 2 ways. The main way is that it is based on the zip code you enter. The stations in that list are supposed to be based on what can be received in that zip code no matter where they come from..... sort of like a generic TV fool list. Those stations have complete guide information. In order to get stations from the Scaramento, SF and Monterey markets I tricked it by using the zip code for the Mt. Hamilton post office.
That worked pretty well but it didn't get everything. The 2nd way TiVo gets stations is for you to scan. Any stations it finds not already in the zip code based list are added to the overall list. There is no guide information for these stations. You can point your antenna in different directions to add more scanned stations.
What happened is that TiVo modified the zip code based list, deleting Salinas, adding a few SF market stations and a bunch of LP Sacramento market stations. Stations that I scanned in were not deleted. I pointed the antenna to Salinas and recovered some of the deleted stations.
The only issue I ran into was that the zip code list has KUNO VC 8 / RC 8 which doesn't exist according to the FCC. This prevented KSBW 8.1 from being added to the scanned list. KSBW 8.2 and 8.3 are in the scanned list.
Interestingly they added KAHC but with VC 45. They haven't got the word yet that they've changed to VC 43.
This is the first time I've seen Keith's stations to be listed with complete guide information for the sub channels.