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join:2003-07-21
Los Angeles, CA
reply to thejtluv8

Re: [TWC] TWC KC clearQAM lineup change

TWC moves the ClearQAM lineup around all the time. There's not much you can do about it and the recently encrypted channels, other than purchase a CableCard tuner (since you use WMC). What I do for my ClearQAM tuners, since WMC is such a hassle when the channels change, is manually add them. So what I ended up doing was use GuideTool to delete all the ClearQAM channels, then use a standard HDTV to scan for the ClearQAM channels, go through them and write them down, back in WMC go to Tasks -> settings -> TV -> Add Missing Channels and add them in. Then when they change, just go back there and delete the ones that don't exist anymore and add in any new ones. This way you don't have hundreds of non-working channels that are disabled in WMC's Edit Channels list and you don't have to use GuideTool to delete them all.


thejtluv8

join:2008-12-14
Mission, KS

Check out my blogspot post at the top. You can blow out wmc settings, have it scan again, then tell it to auto select those with signals. (Be careful, this blows out your series recording settings too.) Then you can go back through and assign the appropriate listings, merge with ATSC channels, etc. It's still a PITA and I wish they would stop moving them. I pay for them and don't expect anything I don't pay for, I just with they'd keep them in one place. Since I moved in last Feb, they've done this once last October already, and now today. It's fairly time consuming until you get it all set.



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join:2003-07-21
Los Angeles, CA

said by thejtluv8:

It's still a PITA[...] It's fairly time consuming until you get it all set.

That's why I do it the way I do. The initial setup is a bit longer, but after it's all set up, it's much quicker to just go to "Add Missing Channels" and delete the channel(s) that no longer work(s) and then add any new ones. You don't lose any of your settings for the other channels, your favorites, your series recordings, etc. You can still merge it with your ATSC channels. Merging is not hard at all, just go to Edit Channels, select the channel, Edit Listings, select the same listing as the channel you want to merge and then it offers to merge them for you.

Although, I guess even if you don't like my method, you can use GuideTool to delete all the ClearQAM channels and rescan for them thus not loosing any of your other settings.

thejtluv8

join:2008-12-14
Mission, KS

I couldn't remember how to get back in there. Plus all but a few of my channels were borked, so I said F it and started over.



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join:2003-07-21
Los Angeles, CA

If you are going to stick with the blow everything away method, you might want to check out this tool: »www.seanmauch.com/seans-wmc-backup/

It will allow you to backup your scheduled recordings and then restore it.


thejtluv8

join:2008-12-14
Mission, KS

Cool, thanks!