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Topic # 49419 18-Nov-2009 20:28
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OK, so my TiVo arrived yesterday and has now been all set up and running fine.

However... something odd is up.  After running the setup last night, I noticed under "Settings" that when I looked at the channel listings I had two options for most channels, i.e. two TV1, two TV2, two TV3 etc.  TiVo had automatically selected one of the two for each channel, so I assumed all was good.

Today I attempted to test TiVo Genie, by sending a couple of requests to record programs on each channel.  After waiting 35 minutes or so for TiVo to process these requests I was greeted with a "conflict error", saying that my TiVo assumed I couldn't receive the channels on which the programs I wanted to record were being broadcast.  Very odd.

Since arriving home I've jumped on TiVo, and encountered a number of messages on my TiVo in relation to the failed remote record attempts, suggesting I check my channel settings and ensure I've marked all channels I can receive.  Hmm, so I go into settings, and put a tick next to the second entry for each channel, resulting in me now having dual tuning for each channel (i.e. when I channel up and down through live TV i get two TV1, two TV2 etc etc.

I'm in Auckland, in Mt Eden very close to Sky Tower.

Anyone else had this odd behaviour?

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  Reply # 274329 18-Nov-2009 21:21
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Freeview has multiple transmitter sites in large cities like Wellington and Auckland. In Wellington the main site (Kaukau) has 3 frequencies, one for each MUX. There are then additional SFN (single frequency network) repeaters that all use the same 3 frequencies, which are different to the Kaukau ones.

It sounds like your box is probably picking up the same MUX's on different frequencies. Freeview approved boxes like the Zinwell's will scan the signal strength and only tune the channels from the strongest site if it encounters duplicate MUX's - it sounds like Tivo doesn't do this.

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  Reply # 274401 19-Nov-2009 08:31
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Have a look around here:

From TiVo Central; select Messages & Settings> Settings > Channels

There should be somewhere in there where you can go through your list of channels and delete the ones you don't want to use (can't remember if you have to use the red 'thumbs down' button or the 'delete' button to remove them).

Can't be more specific as I am at work and my TiVo's at home. If you need any more assistance I can take a look tonight for you.



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  Reply # 274481 19-Nov-2009 13:45
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Kikwi Peter is on the money there. I did this last night and deleted the Chinese channel. Was tempted to delete Maori and Prime in protest as well, but resisted at the last moment!

You should be able to remove every second instance of the channels that are duplicated. In fact I did this beacuse I got a message from Tivo yesterday touting these tips!

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