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TiVo will not tune 4-digit channels

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paulmcq
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TiVo will not tune 4-digit channels

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I have a TiVo Series 2 (Pioneer DVR-810H) connected via serial cable to a FiOS QIP2500-3 (without HD). TiVo will accept 4-digit channels in the channel selection list, but they do not work.

Watching the FiOS box display, it appears that TiVo is sending only the last three digits. It then detects that the QIP is not on the commanded channel, and tries to change it again....

I tried switching to IR (just switched the TiVo software, did not really connect anything), then used the Advanced option to change channel digits from three to four. Then switched back to serial. Still no joy.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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philhu
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Re: TiVo will not tune 4-digit channels

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You need to rerun guided setup.

 

During it, it asks 3 or 4 digit tuning, default is 3

 

and also whether a enter is needed after channel entry.  Both need to be set right

 

 

paulmcq
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Re: TiVo will not tune 4-digit channels

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Thanks for your help. I should have thought of that. I did Guided Setup this morning. Unfortunately, Guided Setup with serial cable channel change does not ask for the number of digits.

I would really hate to go back to the IR blaster, so if anyone can help, I will be grateful.

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