PACE 550HD not working
I've had a PACE 500HD set top box on my HDTV for over 2 years now. Now it won't seem to work. I didn't do anything to it, but it has been acting fairly weird.
First, the time doesn't appear on the display panel.
When I turn it on, the blue "Digital Navigator" screen from Scientific Atlanta appears. Which is strange because it is not a Scientific Atlanta box.
After leaving it for about a minute on the blue screen, a strange message comes up saying something to the effect of advanced services not being available..
Shortly after, it tunes itself to channel 949, which for some reason has CMT on it (I don't even subscribe to that channel). That is the only channel I can watch. I can't switch channels, and the time is still not appearing. When my only channel, CMT is on, 949 always appears on the front of the box.
It is really a very strange problem. Could the problem be at Videotron's end? Could it be with my set-top box? I know the wiring is correct because it was working fine a few days ago. Are any other Videotron customers getting CMT on channel 949 (which is supposed to be one of the "test" channels or something)?