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kickass69

join:2002-06-03
Lake Hopatcong, NJ
reply to rtbond

Re: Travel Channel HD and SA 4250HD

Cablevision got rid of 763 on the HD boxes and it's now a combined SD/HD channel on 96. That was done awhile ago and it seems like Cablevision didn't update the lineups to reflect that.

rtbond

join:2007-11-28
Hopatcong, NJ
said by kickass69:

Cablevision got rid of 763 on the HD boxes and it's now a combined SD/HD channel on 96. That was done awhile ago and it seems like Cablevision didn't update the lineups to reflect that.

I recall Travel Channel changes about 2 years ago. I cannot understand the logic in removing channel 763. Equally puzzling is the guide data from the new Samsung SMT-C5320 boxes indeed has the Travel Channel HD on 763, as does the Guide in Windows Media Center (which is based on the CableCARD data sent to the HDHomeRun Prime tuner) Both these device tune the Travel Channel HD on 763.

Anyway, not the end of the world, just a bit puzzling.


kickass69

join:2002-06-03
Lake Hopatcong, NJ
That's interesting that the Samsung boxes tune to 763 but the SAs don't. Cablecard devices as mentioned above have the Pre-HD channel mappings...still wish they didn't do that with the boxes or atleast have the option to turn that off so people with HD boxes can record SD and not waste hard drive space and watch SD channels instead of 'faux' HD that stretches the picture.

rtbond

join:2007-11-28
Hopatcong, NJ
said by kickass69:

Cablecard devices as mentioned above have the Pre-HD channel mappings.

I am not sure what you mean by this comment. If you are referring to Windows Media Center (WMC) viewing/recording via the HDHomeRun Prime (a CableCARD device), then this appears to the have the same channel map as the new Samsung box (which include 763 as the Travel Channel HD). The one difference is the HDHomeRun Prime will tune and record SD channels (e.g., it will tune the SD program on channel 96 [Travel Channel SD] and will not do a forced re-tune to the HD program. Similarly if the HDHomeRun Prime tunes 141, ESPN News SD is shown (no auto re-tune to ESPN NEWS HD or perform any stretching of the SD image)


kickass69

join:2002-06-03
Lake Hopatcong, NJ
That's exactly what I mean. The original mappings before they had lower channel numbers mapped to it's HD counterpart where one could choose channel 2 and have it be the SD channel and so on.

Cablecard devices are unable to do such SD to HD mapping and as such were left alone and just the SA boxes was doing that. I figure this comes back to two things... 1. CV accidentally put back 763 on the Samsung mappings and that eventually it'll disappear again or 2. CV preemptly put 763 on the Samsungs and the SAs will follow soon after.

rtbond

join:2007-11-28
Hopatcong, NJ
Great, we are in "violent agreement".