It does sound like that DTA is needing to be replaced. I would encourage you to contact support to scheduled an appointment to have things looked over. If you have had multiple replacements and service continues to fail.
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It all depends on what tv package you are subscribed. Spectrum Choice does not require a cable box but can work with one if preferred. At least one cable box or CableCard is still required for the traditional packages.
I have Spectrum TV Choice, an a la carte TV service from Spectrum that offers local TV channels plus ten cable channels of the subscriber's choosing. It works very well for me and is, in my opinion, a great way to cut the cord....well, sort of. Subscribers still need a cable account with Spectrum in order to receive local broadcast channels with the Spectrum TV app, but an actual physical cable (or having the cable physically connected to the television) is not required, so I guess I am cutting the cord after all since the only connections to my flat screen are two HDMI cables, one for the Roku, the other for my DVD player.
Spectrum TV Choice is definitely not traditional cable. It was introduced only about four weeks or so ago (I was one of their early adopters) and does not require a cable box. It does, however, require at least a Roku Internet device and the Roku Spectrum TV app ahead of the user's TV. All models, including the first-generation Roku player, will work; I am sure of this as I have a Roku 1, which I recently connected to my old Zenith 19-inch CRT set. It worked exactly as intended, receiving every channel to which I subscribe. The only device I must use ahead of the Roku when connected to my analog Zenith TV is an RF modulator, since the Zenith has no direct video inputs (composite or A/V), only the standard cable/antenna 75-ohm connector. It works perfectly; just put the TV tuner on channel 3 or 4 and forget it from then on. (I use 4 for no particular reason; since everything is digital these days, I could just as well use channel 3, despite the fact that there is a local TV station in Cleveland which formerly operated on that channel before DTV.)
Of course, I am using a newer Roku 2 and the Spectrum TV app with my flat screen, keeping the Roku 1 as a backup in case, Heaven forbid, I must go back to using my analog set again. However, since my FS TV is almost seven years old and is still going strong, making a picture every bit as good as a good photograph, I don't see myself having to go back to the Zenith any time soon. Naturally, of course, the picture looks much better on my flat screen, but that is to be expected with DTV.
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In settin up my harmony One remote I was able to get it to work with the Cisco 9865 HDC box by choosing the Scientific Atlanta GSH 9865. I originally chose the Cisco 9865HDC and that worked for the guide and changing stations but not powering the box on or off. choosing the SA solved the problem.
How new is "new customer"? Some options don't work for 24-48 hours...
I assume you're a Spectrum, not a TWC legacy customer of which almost everyone here on the forum is the latter. Spectrum has slightly different program instructions, TWC had 2 depending on the box & firmware. Which guide do you have? ( please describe the page)
I have this box. It is very good, Follow these steps:
1.) In addition to what Ms. Raye said, I would like you to run some recording tests for us. Go to the Guide. Press The Guide button on your remote, and see that you are in the Time Grid.
2.) Next, find a show that is on right now and select the REC button on your remote. Press that button. If the recorded indicator light shows on your box. Let it record for about five minutes. Additionally, if you see a screen that says "Record This Show." Hit the Select button. Do NOT select "Record Series" at this time.
3.) After five minutes press the DVR list button on your remote. Now, select the option that should appear to play back your recording. If your recording plays back, we know your box can record.
4.) If your recording does not play back. A blank screen, log in to the "My Account" Service with the same username and password that you use here. Go to your TV services, and the Troubleshooting tab. There will be a way to reauthorize your box. Go through the steps to do that. Than try to set up and play back a recording using the steps above. Please note that the authorization of your box could take up to 20 minutes. If you don 't see a reathorization option, please reboot your box. This could take up to 10 minutes. Try recording and playing back something again.
5.) If THAT doesn't work, you will need to set up a service call with Spectrum. Tell them that the box is a brand new model and you have tried all the steps to record and can't do it. Ask Spectrum to dispatch a technician to test your signals and drop line. A swapped box will not solve bad signals or drop line problems. Your signals for recording shows may not be getting to the DVR.
6.) The installer is supposed to test the basic recording options before he leaves. I assume that this was not done Please post back any progress on this. Also note that Remote DVR Services will take up to 48 hours to work on a newly installed DVR.
I need help to know how to hook up my 2 VCRs to my new cable boxes and my 2 TVs. The prior mini converter cable boxes I got when TV signal was switched to digital was easy as the wall outlet coaxial cable went into the cable box and the cable box had a coaxial Out cable that I attached to the VCR and the VCR then attached to TV.
My new Spectrum/Time Warner cable box only has the HDMI output. The cable box is a Motorola DCX3200-M. The coaxial cable from the cable wall outlet is plugged into this box. The back has component plugs for: Video Out (yellow) – composite video (SDTV); and Baseband Audio Out (white and red) – L/R audio; and Video outputs /Y,Pb,Pr (green, blue, red) – component video output (HDTV); and Digital Audio coaxial (orange) output.
BED ROOM set-up:
2013 LG LED HDTV, model # 26LN4500. It has HDMI input. It also has Component In for Video Y,Pb,Pr (green, blue, red); and Audio L/R (white and red).
Panasonic VCR, model # PV-V4524S. It has component connections. Audio Input L/R, Audio Output L/R. Yellow Video input and output.
LIVING ROOM set-up:
2009 JVC LCD HDTV, model # LT-32J300. It has HDMI input. It also has Component connections. Yellow video. Audio L/R (white and red). Y,Pb,Pr (green, blue, red).
2004 Memorex VCR, model # MVR4042. It has component connections. Audio output L/R (red, white), and Yellow video output only. UHF/VHF In and Out Jacks.
Any help you can provide will be greatly appreciated!
Buy four sets of A/V Patch Cords (with RCA Male connectors on the ends). 6 ft in length is probably better than 3 ft. You will need one RCA cable (Red, White, Yellow) to connect a cable box to its VCR. You will another RCA cable to connect the VCR to the TV. Repeat for the second set of equipment.
The VCR will need to have its tuner set to record (if you actually still use them this way) to the LINE input. It will only be able to record whatever channel the cable box is tuned to.
If you want to watch a tape, you will need to change the input of your TV to Composite, as the cable box should be connected to the TV directly with an HDMI cable.
You cannot make use of the component connectors (Red, Blue, Green), but some TV's now have a "shared" component / composite input. (Your LG set appears to be like this).
If you do not plan to use the VCRs to record anything, then all you need to do is connect the VCR outputs to the TV's composite inputs with one RCA A/V Patch cable.
You COULD consider connecting the VCR to the TV using the RF Coax connection, but I suspect this will be poor quality at best, and you'd have to have the TV's internal tuner set up for receiving OTA broadcasts and have it scan for RF 3/4, and you'd need to swtich the TV input to "Antenna" to watch a tape, and to HDMI to watch cable. Use the RCA cables.