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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 2012-02-21, 04:39 PM Thread Starter
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Basic cable and loss of channels on 2nd tv


From what I understand, my mom has basic cable with Rogers.

She had 2 televisions working on the cable, with the 30 or so channels she gets (I'm not sure about the absolute number, but its something like 30).

She used to get all 30 channels on both televisions, but now only 1 has the full 30 while the other only gets 14 or 15 stations.

This seems odd. How is it that the second television can only get a limited number of channels while the first tv can get all of them?

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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 2012-02-21, 04:48 PM
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If it's not because of the digital transition in the following thread (ie a STB on one TV and no STB on the other):

Rogers Analogue to Digital Migration - Read Post 1

Then it's probably a signal strength issue on the line to the second TV. Check the cables/connections/splitters, etc upstream of the TV. If she (or someone else) can't do that, she'll have to call Rogers. If the signal strength is bad, the picture quality on an analogue TV would probably suffer on the channels that she can receive too.

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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 2012-02-21, 04:55 PM
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it could also be that one of the TVs got inadvertently switched from cable to antenna mode, in which case you would only see channels 2-13 and 65 on 14, 66 on 15, etc.
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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 2012-02-21, 07:08 PM
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Many areas are doing tier 3 migration this will cause of channel loss also if she is on vip rogers will give here a digital adapter!
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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 2012-02-21, 08:17 PM
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I'm pretty sure the TV in question is on antenna mode. The user did say that the TV is connected to basic cable only so the TV would not be effected by the digital transition.
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