My area went all digital in New Philadelphia, Oh 44663 on 1/17/2018.
How can I find a listing of all channels including local?
Nothing is reflecting the new lineup. Thanks!
The local cable office won't help me and the Spectrum website still shows the old lineup.
The mailing that was sent was very small and unable to read with no information on local channels.
I 've had a Spectrum 101-H Set-Top Box DCR installed and wired to my HDMI input equipped TV. Prior to this installation I had a VCR connected to the TV . The VCR was connected to the Spectrum cable/antenna input terminal and to the TV antenna input jack using a plug-in RF cable. I have been unsuccessful in getting my VCR to work since this set-top box was installed. Where can I find instructions or can someone tell me how to connect my VCR using this set-top box?
You should direct connect the VCR to the tv via RCA cables or coax if the tv has either of these types of connections. Then use the input or source button on your tv remote to access the VCR.
What are you planning to do with the VCR?
Do you want to record programs? Do you want to simply watch tapes?
Playback is easy. I'd recommend using RCA cables to connect the VCR's output to your TV (which, if it has HDMI, should have at least one Composite Video connection). You would use your TV's remote to switch inputs from HDMI to Composite.
If you plan to use the VCR to record shows, it gets a bit more complicated...
You're out of luck on the record side as the 101 does not have rf ch 4 or composite video outputs. You need the larger cable box (the one with a clock)
it has composite video outputs.
The essential question is: If I buy a DTA from an outside source, will I be able to receive Spectrum's basic channels now that they've gone all digital?
I have two flat-screen bedroom TVs that used to get channels 1-99 (coax cable feed plugged directly into the TV). Now that Spectrum went all-digital they cannot get any channels. I got a digital receiver for one TV, free for 12 months. For the second TV it would cost $12/month, as will the first when the year is up. That's a lot for TVs that are not used much.
The letter Spectrum sent announcing the conversion says that if you have an existing digital transport adapter (DTA) you should be unaffected by this change.
Do they mean only if it's a DTA that came from Spectrum?
Since they're not providing them anymore, can I buy a third-party DTA and receive the basic channels? Or are they scambled so that only Spectrum equipment can decode?
BTW, a digital antenna pulls in only a few channels in my rural area, and not the ones we like to watch at bedtime, so that's not a good solution.
Thanks for any help.
That's only a few dollars more than we're paying now.
However there's a new development. Based on your previous comment about Samsung, I was able to find and download the Spectrum app. After authenticating, the TV gets all our Spectrum channels. It's not perfect:
We'll have to use it for a while to see how it works out, but my initial impression is that it will suffice, and the cost is right.
Thanks once again for your help. I had no idea about this approach and likely wouldn't have discovered it otherwise.
1. DVR not paired
2. DVR mis-coded in billing system
3. DVR needs hits (command signals to update it) sent
4. Software bug in the app itself?
5. Re-install the app once #1, #2, and #3 are done.
6. Too high or low signal power levels for the cable box, and it can't communicate through the internet back to your device/phone/whatever.
First 3 can be resolved over-the-phone -- billing system related troubleshooting.
Last one on the list would likely be advisable to schedule an appointment (and can get advice from other peers on what to try if you're ok with a little bit of DIY if it can save you time).
It could also be a known issue and I've just not heard about it personally (i.e. #4), in which case all you or I can do is to add your account to the open ticket as an example and wait for the software engineers to fix it.
H&I is moved to 998 I think. The other three are gone with no explanation. I will be expecting a reduction on the bill as these are channels I watch every day.
Spectrum has created a real problem for its customers by uncomfortably maxing out audio volumes during its commercial programming. In particular, for its own products. Alright I get it, "Pay attention to Spectrum's services", but does Spectrum's marketing Execs have no other ideas but to highly aggravate existing customers? #BadPolicy.
I am not sure on the name of this setting, but if your guide looks like the one below:
You can press Settings, and go to Devices, and look for Volume or Audio options in there. You will want to go under the Audio or Volume options and select the option that sets the audio to "Fixed." This tries to balance out the volume between programs and commercials.
If that doesn't work so great, there are sound settings on your TV that you can use to set the Audio to a fixed level between Programs and Commercials. If you don't have the Navigator Guide above and instead are running IGuide, or something different, still check the audio settings on your box or TV to stabilize the video. There should be something there to do that.
There is a TV "hub" that the cable from the TV plugs into. This hub as I am calling it has four other ports for HDMI cables. I can plug the set top box into it for the cable TV signal. I also have a Roku device that I plug into this hub. At first, I could switch between one HDMI input and the other and go from Spectrum cable TV to the Roku device and back and either worked fine. Now, if I have both sources plugged in, it does not see a source on any of the HDMI inputs. If I have only one or the other, it sees it and it works. So, if I have only the cable TV plugged into the hub, it sees that connection/signal and it works fine. If I have only the Roku plugged into the hub, it sees that connection and works fine. It does not see either when I have both plugged in. Do I simply need a new hub? If so, where can I get hardware that will work for a replacement?
I am a TWC customer in mid-New York State with a cable-card and TIVO. Just called to move to a Spectrum bundle and was told that the cable-card was no longer supported, I needed to use a Spectrum HD box instead. This is being mailed to me as all other hardware is ok to use.
Of course, now I've discovered the many comments in this forum, so I guess I'll have to reconnect with another representative to maybe keep my box as is and simply have the service upgraded.
Any suggestions as to what I should say to the rep when I call? Especially since it seems like many of them would rather have us switch boxes...
Update: I called another rep (for a total of 3 rep-phonecalls to transfer my TWC plan to the phone-internet-tv Spectrum package. Michael was most helpful.) The bottom line: I was able to use the TWC box with the cable-card I already had for our TIVO. Learned:
Thanks everyone for commenting. I still may make one more phonecall after I see the first bill.